Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – February 2017 – Dies

Hello! I’m very excited to be here with you for our second HLS Watercolor Challenge.

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to extend a huge welcome to our Guest Designer, Ingrid!

Here’s my card:


I used the emboss-resist technique to create a panel with heart stamps, clear embossing powder and….

Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24-Color Painting Set

Then, I did some die-cutting with a heart die and then inlaid some CUTplorations ‘hugs’ word dies. I matted the hearty, huggy heart by attaching it with foam tape to a white square of cardstock. The white embossed hearts make me think of the “Os” in “XOXO”. So this is a “hugs & kisses” hearty card. Don’t you think?

img_4015_edited-1Next, I made another rainbow panel to frame the white panel and attached the entire thing to a white square card base.


the finished card with it!

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What do you think? Is this a Cleaned and Layered card? I’d like to play along at The Card Concept #66: Love & Romance.


Lots of white…… hugs, hearts, the card and a rainbow heart and panel peeking out?! Oooo. I like it!

img_4013_edited-1My teammates and I are excited to begin this new year with a fun new monthly challenge and by the number of you who played along last month, we think that you will enjoy it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Also, I’d be very happy if you’d like to……


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Places I’m playing:

I am inspired by the hearts and all of the white at TCC 66:

My card is Layered, Clean, Mixed Media?

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

Anything Goes – Challenge Weeks #268-269

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16 thoughts on “Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – February 2017 – Dies

  1. Wow . . . beautiful job with the watercolor. I haven’t had mine out in a while, and you’ve definitely inspired me to them out. (Where are they?) Seriously, love this card.

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  2. Gorgeous inking, Melissa! Love the use of inlaid die! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “The Color of Love” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

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  3. Hey there my sweet friend! Your card is Um……GORGEOUS! I LOVE the vibrant color, the way it pops – the touch in the base – shape, all of it. Miss you and the beautiful scenery there. Love the property in the background. Enjoy it for the next few months! 🙂

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    • Hey, Ingrid! I’m glad you like my card. 🙂 I am looking forward to having the moving process over with! 🙂 We had some sunshine here yesterday and it was so nice. Back to gray and rainy again today and more snow on Monday. The forecast is for gray weather until the end of next week. I hope that you are getting settled in nicely and that your new house begins to feel like home soon! ❤ Hugs to you!


      • Under siege with boxes – contractor is supposed to be done today, then we can FINALLY put all the furniture in place and really unpack….slowly becoming our home. 🙂 I miss the snow! Good luck with your move. You’ll be here before you know it!


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