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Mon 04

Blog Blitz- Day 1: Watercolor Heart
by Laura Fulcher

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Welcome to day 1 of the Memory Box Blog Blitz in celebration of the new January, 2016 release!  There are new dies and stamps in the collection, and we will be sharing Valentine as well as Spring/Easter ideas with you.  Check back everyday between January 4- January 8 to see brand new Memory Box products.  There will be two posts/day as well as chances to win some of the new release.

For my card, I created a watercolor background using some of the Ken Oliver Colorbust powders.  I started with heavy-weight (140lb) watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, added some green and blue powders and then spritzed it again.  I waited until the background was completely dry before doing any of my diecutting.

Here is a tip about matching your die cut with your background- I cut my solid heart shape out of the center of my background paper:

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This created a gigantic hole in my background.  However, I added a layer of gold and a layer of cream paper on top of my background, so it covered up my heart-shaped hole.  The advantage of doing it this way is that I ended up with a heart and a background that matched perfectly since they were cut from the same piece of paper.

Here is a close up of the heart and background paper. 

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The solid, watercolor heart was cut from the Glorious Hearts die set and the gold cardstock overlay was cut from the brand new Dazzling Heart die.  When you cut out the Dazzling Heart die, you are left with lots of tiny hearts and circles.  Save those hearts for other cards or to use in a shaker card.  That is what I did for the three little hearts at the bottom of the card.

I also want to draw your attention to the brand new Memory Box and Poppystamp Look Books.  They are loaded with ideas, and you can flip through them at your leisure.

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Click here to view the new Memory Box Look Book featuring Valentine's designs by Memory Box Design Team Member Lindsay Amrehein..

 

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Click here to view the new Poppystamps Look Book featuring Valentine's designs by Poppystamps Design Team Member Jeanne Jachna.

Want a chance to win the new Dazzling Heart die?  Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win.  You have until Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 EST to enter.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners this week will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Tuesday, January 12.  Good luck!

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Comments

I think of this song "Heart of Gold" when I see your card...it's lovely!

What a perfect die for the color bursts to peek through...VERY pretty card...I just used a few color bursts myself this morning!

Beautiful watercolor heart! Love the peek through to the colors underneath!

Gorgeous card. I love the blue, green and gold - delicious colour combination

love your color burst back ground!! thanks for the great tip on die cutting in the middle.. beautiful card and terrific use of the Poppystamp Die!!!!

Love the big detailed heart die.

Just got some of the Color Bursts & I must have used the same colors as you did! Now I have another idea of what to do! Your card is gorgeous--love the gold with that background! And yes, I sure would love to have the Dazzling Heart!

Laura, your card is so lovely. I am so in love with it. Thanks for the tip about cutting out the hearts. I adore the new heart die. That is a must have. Thanks for sharing your talent

Love the watercolor background you created. Beautiful card.

Love that this isn't the traditional valentine's colors

I adore the heart card. That die is so intricately beautiful.

Hi Laura :) Gorgeous background. Love that depth of colour peeking through the heart. Makes for a lovely card. x

Woo hoo,just in time to send new granddaughter a valentine 😍

Laura, This is gorgeous I love the effect you've achieved Happy Blog Blitz!

The colors showing through remind me of colors in a kaleidoscope....beautiful!

What a gorgeous card, love the colors!

Very cool card, love it!

I love this heart die but I especially love the way you matched you watercolor paper background with the die cut heart. Beautiful!

Oh, my....that watercolor heart is awesome!!! LOVE the lattice cut over the top.
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Love how you used this die! The card is terrific!

Love the gold. Great new die!

wow wow wow! Love this new die!

Love how you made background and than used it on your card.

Love the new Dazzling Heart die, it is perfect for Valentine's cards. Love what you did with it on your card.

Love these new dies and your card uses them well. I like the layered look!

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