The Shimmery White Cardstock is wonderful to use on a card like this Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Valentine Card. Not only is it beautiful in and of itself with its subtle shimmer, but it works well for watercoloring. Not that I started this card thinking of watercoloring! I just wanted to make the beautiful Bloomin’ Heart die cut with the Shimmery White cardstock. Then I decided to color in the little die cut flowers that come with the heart, and after that thought I would color the leaves on the heart die cut. That led to coloring the flowers too, doing it all very loosely, not trying to get every single shape colored exactly correctly and perfectly. I used my Aqua Painter and ink in the lids of my ink pads: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango. The Shimmery White cardstock holds up well to watercoloring like this, better than just Whisper White.
After coloring the heart and making sure it was dry (you can use the Heat Tool to quickly dry the watercoloring), I used the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen to apply glue to many of the tiny spaces on the back of this heart. If you don’t have this Fine-Tip Glue Pen in your arsenal, I really suggest you add it to your next order! I adhered it to a card base of Soft Sky cardstock. Next I adhered the die cut flowers to the heart and added Rhinestone Jewels for some bling!
This Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die is just beautiful and can be used for more than Valentine’s Day. It cut out well with the Precision Base Plate by Stampin’ Up! I rolled it forward and back so that it went through the Big Shot three times. Then if you take the die with the paper inside and lay it on the foam and roll with the Big Shot Die Brush, almost all the little pieces some out and the die cut shape pops out easily. You still probably have to poke out a few pieces with the Paper Piercing Tool or something similar.
If you would like to save 15%, purchase the Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Bundle and get both the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Dies and the Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set.