Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Heart - Watercolored Blocks

09/19/1027 Update: Ruby Award in Challenge #259 at Color My Heart Color Dare.
The idea for this card came from a technique challenge requiring watercolor blocking. This is the first time I have done watercolor blocks. The design also includes a color challenge.
On three panels of watercolor paper, using dye ink pads and an Aqua Brush, the watercolor panels were created. After drying them, the panels were cut into blocks and added to a white card base along with some black cardstock blocks. Three small banners and three small hearts were cut from punches and added as well. The sentiment was fussy cut from a paper scrap and popped up on foam tape. The inside of the card was decorated with a block of black cardstock and a heart punched from each watercolor panel.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Just Us Girls Trend Challenge #410

2. Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #259

3. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #174 (Anything Goes - Just for Fun)

4. Crafty Creations Challenge #350 (Anything Goes)

Techniques: Watercoloring
Size: A2

Inks: CTMH Goldrush, Stampin' Up! Emerald Envy, Distress Dusty Concord
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (heavyweight), Basic Black
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Aqua Pen & Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. What a fun card. Love all the block pieces. I recently tried this fun to try new things. Thanks for sharing with the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  2. What a very clever way of using your colour blocking. Great result and so colourful. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week Melanie.

  3. What a colorful card, Melanie. The watercolor block panels give extra texture and dimension to your squares that aren't possible with plain colored cardstock. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  4. Melanie, holy cow who would have thought...a bunch of blocks would be so attractive...remind me of the blocks I got my kids. I love the simplicity of this and it's so card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare this past week.

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Creations Challenges. Good Luck with the Challenge. Kathy, DT

  6. So fun! I like the color blocks. Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare.

  7. Love it and I bet you had a fun time placing the colors and deciding where to put each shape.