Love you with all my heart!

Hello my crafty friends!

I’m back with a new project and I can’t hide my excitement! Today I would like to share with you a card I made using my watercolors and some ‘Create a Smile’ products that I had purchased some time ago and I was over the moon to receive a few hours ago! These products are NOT part of a new release …but I just got them so to me they are brand new and I feel like a kid in a candy store!

Since I was going to use these products I decided to join the company’s challenge which this month calls for LETTERS. To meet the theme I used my sentiment stamp set as my focal point. πŸ™‚

Anyway, here is a photo of my new card and I hope you will like it as much as I do! I had an absolute blast creating it and I would really suggest you try this technique as it is really easy and gives beautiful results! Another plus for those on a budget is that you don’t really need tons of products!

Quick Instructions:

To create my card I first used a stencil which I traced with a pencil – leaving a corner of the card white so as to place my sentiment later on. I then used my Micron pen to trace the pencil. (If you use the pen straight away you may stain your stencil. Also if you don’t have a waterproof pen like Micron pen, just skip this step and trace the pencil after you finish your coloring.) Then I decided which colors I wanted to use and I placed them randomly in the squares. (I prefer to water lightly each square before I apply the color so as not to get harsh lines ). When I finished coloring my background I let it dry for a bit and then I stamped the word ‘love’ with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using black embossing powder. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment in Black Archival ink. I traced the word ‘love’ with Wink of Stella just to add some sparkle and hide any imperfections. Last but not least I made a few splatters with black watercolor and adhered my panel on my card using double sided tape. All done!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • Create a Smile- Boxes stencil
  • Create a Smile – This must be love stamp set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: No63, no64, no56, no57,no 61, no 53, no 38, no 138, no 20
  • Versamark Ink
  • Wow! Primary Ebony Regular embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Pigma Micron 05 – black
  • ZIG- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Double sided tape
  • Pencil

With this little tag I entered the following challenges. I really encourage you to have a look at these wonderful blogs as they are packed with amazing projects that will -no doubt- inspire you!


  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

  • Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: February 2017 Anything goes

  • Word Art Wednesday: #272-273 Anything goes

  • Creative Ladybirds Creations: #24 Always Anything Goes

  • Creative Moments: #113 Anything goes optional twist Winter Blues (blue)

  • Create a Smile: March Challenge- Letters

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #53 Anything goes

  • Crafting with Friends: #38 Anything goes

  • Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything goes

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #319 Anything goes


Thank you all for stopping by!If you got inspired please leave me a comment, I love reading them! πŸ™‚ Have a fabulous day!


Kleri xx


PS. This card was chosen as one of the Creative Ladybirds Creations DT Favorites for challenge 24! Thank you very much,DT! πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Love you with all my heart!”

  1. A lovely technique, beautiful colours and design. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at creative Moments.

  2. Beautiful card Kleri. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  3. This card is absolutely stunning! I adore the concept here and how you paired soft beautifully-blended colors with that fabulous geometric pattern. Your lettering is exquisite, too, and this card has that rare combo of looking professional, yet made by hand in a one-of-a-kind way. It is incredible and I enjoyed seeing it so much! Thank you for sharing such an extraordinary piece with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Thank you soooo much, Andrea! Your comment put a huge smile on my face!Really pleased you like my card!Hope to see you again soon!
      Have a lovely day!
      Kleri xx

    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment! πŸ™‚
      Have a wonderful day!
      Kleri xx

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