An extremely colorful and eye catching card. Whimsical with a heartfelt sentiment that any friend will be happy to receive. A combination of several mediums, held together with minimal color. Modeling paste absorbs the color underneath, helping it blend into the background, yet still give dimension. A bright white embossed sentiment set on black card makes it pop out at you. A layered 3d heart stamped to give it the impressions of texture is a focal point on this card. Finished with pink woven ribbon and bright pink sequins.

Thanks for being my friend handmade card


  1. Cover front of card with black.
  2. Cut a piece of watercolor card to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  3. Use bright pink distress ink to color right side of card. Splat/drip black ink over pink ink using a dropper or paint brush.
  4. Stencil squares onto the bottom right side using modeling paste.
  5. Cut strip of black and white patterned paper 1 inch wide, and glue to left side of watercolor panel.
  6. Stamp and emboss sentiment. Cut out banner and then cut into three smaller segments.
  7. Cut Heart out of watercolor paper and stamp with words and stripes. Cut smaller heart out of the middle.
  8. Cut another heart out of pink patterned paper.


  1. Attach sentiment with dimensional tape.
  2. Tie colored ribbon/twine around card and tie.
  3. Glue base heart onto card. Attach stamped heart with dimensional tape.
  4. Add colored ribbon or string.
  5. Glue sequins into card front.
  6. Attach to front of card with dimensional tape.


Paper: A2 card, black card, 140lb watercolor paper, black and white patterned paper by DCWV Stamps: Hero Arts Ink: White, pink distress ink, black distress ink Embossing powder: White – Recollections Dies: Hearts – Spellbinders Accessories & Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, distress inks, dimensional tape, craft glue, modeling paste – Liquitex, pink sequins, ribbon/twine – EK Success, stencil – Tim Holtz

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