I love doing this inlay technique that I saw done originally by Jennifer McGuire and I am absolutely obsessed. I made this clean and simple Be Mine Valentine card for Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. I have been doing a LOT of winter cards (cuz it’s my favorite season…yes, because of the snow LOL) so I figured I would do a flowery one for Valentines Day next week. This one is really simple to do.
I started off by using a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I used Altenew bold alphabet dies to cut out the “Be Mine” from 2 pieces of watercolor paper. I began by creating my flowers with Brilliant Yellow, Grape, Vermillion and Pink. I added water to the blooms. I used Olive Green and the vine to create the foliage. I added water to the foliage.
I used Artist Tape behind the words to remove them and keep all the pieces together. I added some stick it adhesive to the back. I kept the insides of the b and e and replaced them when I added the white letters that I cut earlier. I stamped “Valentine” with Versafine black ink on a piece of Gina K Designs Innocent Pink cardstock and popped it up between the Be and Mine.
I used a piece of Gina K Designs Lemon Drop cardstock for the mat cut to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8. I adhered the entire piece to a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base.
I really enjoyed creating this Be Mine Valentine card and I hope you will give it a try. We love it when crafters join us on instagram by tagging us or using #aiwatercolor. We can’t wait to see what you create. Don’t forget to stop by and check out the Art Impressions Blog and my uber creative fellow team members @triciadollkennedy and @dotjiris. They are so amazing and I am fortunate to be in this with them. Love you ladies!!
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