Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WWC52 - Our Hearts Decide


For anyone interested, the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is having a Design Team call.

Our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week is a fun one.  We're having an "anything goes" challenge and I simply love those, don't you?


I decided to use that beautiful new Bloomin' Heart die introduced in the Occasions Catalogue.  I had the idea of cutting it out in one colour and then putting the little negative pieces back in but in another colour.  So I cut the heart out in Blackberry Bliss and then in Very Vanilla.  About halfway through piecing the bits back into the die-cut heart, I almost gave up.  There are a LOT of pieces!

My base cardstock is Blackberry Bliss.  I followed that up with a layer of Mint Macaron and then a layer of Blushing Bride.  Before attaching them to the base, I cut the upper right and lower left corners using the Curvy Corner Trio punch.  I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set and Whisper White Craft ink to stamp several patterns over the Blushing Bride layer.

If you look closely at the Very Vanilla flower petals which I pieced back into the Blackberry Bliss heart, you may notice that I covered them with a layer of the clear Wink of Stella shimmer.  I sponged the die-cut Blushing Bride flowers lightly with Blackberry Bliss to add texture.

Finally I added part of a sentiment from the Picture Perfect stamp set, stamping it in Blackberry Bliss ink.


I hope you'll join us this week and link up your own creation.  Remember, it's "anything goes".  For more samples created by the Watercooler Artists, check out the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I've also entered my card in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge which gives options in a Tic-Tac-Toe.  I chose the far right vertical.

I've also added my card to the SUO Challenge since that is all about Valentines.

14 comments:

  1. Hello Heidi: I love your beautiful and romantic card, the combination of card stock you chose is fabulous. It was a labor of love to piece all of the little cut outs onto the Blackberry Bliss heart, that took patience and dexterity. Very creative and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing at the SIP gallery.

    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria. It's not a card I'd make in multiples but I do love the look of it, too.

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  2. Heidi, your card is beautiful. I love what you did with the layers and the colors. This such a beautiful die cut.

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    1. Thanks so very much, Heather. I love that die more than I thought I would.

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  3. Wow, this is an amazing card!! And the sentiment is lovely!1 So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

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  4. So striking with the black diecut card! I can't believe you put all those negative spaces back in! WOW! Looks wonderful, though! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Valentine Challenge this time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Connie. It's hard with a photo, but all that looks blackish is actually Blackberry Bliss. :)

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  5. This is a totally new look for this die by putting the vanilla behind the heart! Gorgeous creation!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. In the end it was worth putting all those tiny bits into the spaces.

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  6. Such a lovely card Heidi! I just love how the dark heart diecut pops against the soft background! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

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  7. Oh my word this is STUNNING!!! LOVE the colors and how the white in the heart just makes it pop! Thanks for joining us this week for the SUO challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary. The Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss mix is one of my favourites.

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