(2018 c21) Encouragement Ellen Hutson, Hero Arts

Lots more fun playing with my homemade hearts background stencil that was cut into watercolor paper. Used Spellbinders Media MiXage One Heartand  Hero Arts Valentine and three Hearts fancy dies .  You can see the beginning process on the previous post HERE


So on today’s card after creating the side spray of Faber Castell Whipped Spackel  hearts from Spellbinders Media MiXage One Heart and  Hero Arts Valentine and three Hearts fancy dies .OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

then I stamped the sentiment from  Mondo Hydrangea from Essentials by Ellen Hutson with Versamark Ink  and & heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder .  The HELLO die from Ellen Hutson was first impressed into my background, and the background was painted with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels .  I love how the embossed sentiment resists the paint.  I cut it out HELLO  from a piece that was colored with Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder) and glued it on top, off-set so that the impressed word would show.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see in the picture above, I brushed Platinum Nuvo Mousse on the raised hearts. With all the sparkle on the background I felt the Hello needed some too, so I topped it with Zig Wink Of Stella as you can see on the pictures below.

Gratitude and Encouragement are my words for 2018.  I am grateful for friends and family and love making cards that encourage.

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson:  February Mix It Up with Hero Arts (Feb 1 – 13)

SimonSaysStamp: (Mon) Resist  (Jan 29 – Feb 4)

DiesRUs:  Chal #90 -For the One I Love (Feb 1 – 13)

CallingAllSistahs:  CAS09 – Encouragement – Blues (Jan 18 – Feb 13)

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: Feb Chal. #45Feb 18 MixeMediaMonthly Chal.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. 320-321 Anything Goes (Jan 31 – Feb 12)

CasUalFridays:  Hearts, Hearts & more Hearts (Feb 2-12)CasUlFridays Feb 2018

DieCutCivasLove Is In The Air (Feb 1 – 27)



  1. Very pretty and nice technique! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘For the One I Love’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. This background is stunning, I love the shimmer and all those lovely falling hearts. We are so pleased to see you join us at Calling All Sustahs

  3. What a fun card, love the technique of the debossed shadow. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Verna Angerhofer

    Wonderful background and design.

  5. Great background and so glad you told us how you made it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. One can never have too much Sparkle, a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing.

  7. SQUEAL!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the way you used the Colors and the Design!! I can envision just how AMAZING all that Sparkle is in real life!! LOVE it!! THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Challenge and I hope you’ll join us again!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  8. thanks for playing along with our love them at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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