Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Handmade Card with Watercolors and Love

Sometimes in life you have things that just make you go awwwwwwwwwwww.

Like receiving a handmade card that your boyfriend has commissioned! 

The card I'm going to share today was commissioned by a local fella who wanted to surprise his girlfriend with something extra special.

Since red and love are synonymous (red is also the color of anger - coincidence?) I quickly landed on that as my inspiration. 


I started out by spritzing a piece of heavy watercolor paper with my mini mister because I wanted my colors to flow. Then, I picked up some red on my brush and watched it do it's thaaaaang. It started spreading all over and then I added some touches of copper. 

These watercolors are suuuuuper pretty and oh-so-vibrant. They are the Kuretake 36 color set. I tried them at a crafting retreat and fell in love instantly!

But. Back to the card. As I was talking to the commissioner of the card, we landed on the sentiment from Unity's Faceless Beauty set that said "You are more beautiful than you could ever imagine." Awwwww... anyone else jealous? Because I am a little bit. 


I embossed the sentiment on a piece of heavy vellum, stamped and fussy cut some gold butterflies from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set and then backed the panel in some DCWV gold foiled paper. 

If this guy doesn't win major boyfriend brownie points... well... I did my best. :) 

I'm going to send it over to compete in the following places:

Thanks for popping by! Leave me a comment or follow my blog and I will try to do the same for you. :) 

44 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Love that cool background and the gold embossing! :)

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  2. gorgeous card Becca - lucky girl who receives it

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  3. beautiful card becca, love the touches of gold

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  4. This is awesome!! I certainly would think it would win him some brownie points! ;)

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Becca!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors and the pretty sentiment!! What a thoughtful boyfriend to have this made for his sweetie!! She will adore it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Stunning card Becca! That red watercolour background looks oh so gorgeous...

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  7. Stunning card Becca and the colour combo perfect...romantic, passionate and gorgeous! Love that sentiment too! ;-)

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  8. Gorgeous card, Becca! Love the beautiful water color background you created!

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  9. So have you fully recovered from THTS? I'm still in awe of all those wonderful cards, and all your effort in this most worthwhile cause. So thanks, my friend. You're pretty amazing. And speaking of amazing, that's exactly what this card is - amazing. LOVE these colors together, and the gold is soooo perfect here!! Beautiful red watercolor color. I love this, and am pretty sure the lucky lady adored this. Have a great week. Bev

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  10. What a stunning card and lucky lady to get one of your handmade beauties xx

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  11. Taking commissions. My aren't you popular. (*giggle*) Seriously, this should make the recipient fall in love all over again. Got to say, I'm a little green-eyed myself. What a charming thing for a guy to do...have a one of a kind handmade card made for his significant other.

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  12. Beutiful card Becca, love the watercolour effect and the red and metallics go so well together, Cathy x

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  13. Wow! So vibrant! Love the watercolour and the embossed vellum! Red and gold are fabulous toghether! Great card, I'm sure the lady will be stunning and will love it soooo much!!

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  14. Wow! That bloke knows how to win his GF over, I'd say!!! Loooove the gold with the red & the watercolour effect is divine:) I'm in love, anyways......!!!!!!

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  15. Gorgeous background!!! So pretty and the sentiment on vellum is outstanding. A beautiful card.
    Lynn

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  16. Kudos to that fella Becca, hope she appreciates him and the fabby card you created. Carol x

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  17. What a sweet story and fantastic card! You surely made two people very happy and warmed all our hearts! Thank you!

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  18. You always make the prettiest backgrounds Becca!! I like the fancy gold sentiment and butterflies too. I think he'll earn brownie points and hey, maybe a pan of brownies too!!

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  19. Very powerful card. Love that it was so thoughtfully commissioned and carried out! My Kuretaki's should arrive on Friday, this makes super excited for them to arrive. Thanks so much for joining us at TCP Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

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  20. What a stunning card Becca - I would think it would woo his woman to the point of swooning!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  21. Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring and the embossed sentiment on the vellum. Lucky girlfriend!!

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  22. What a gorgeous card! Love the color combo!

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  23. He will get major points for sure and love the red which is passion with butterflies which means Joy in Life. Great card!

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  24. Beautifully done! Love those butterflies :)

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  25. Wonderful, marvelous and BEAUTIFUL card - I hope you realize that you are BEAUTIFUL AND you create MORE beauty than you can imagine!!! Hugs to you!!

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  26. This is stunning and no doubt it will wow his girlfriend, well done! Like the red and gold combo.

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  27. Wow, this is really gorgeous, stunning & elegant. I think it will do the trick. *wink*

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  28. This is amazing Becca!! I LOVE how you watercolored that background like that. The red is so rich and with the gold-just amazing. This guy should get a ton of kudos for having you make this card!!

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  29. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

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  30. How romantic! Your card is full of emotion, and I'm certain it will score points for the boyfriend!

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  31. Awww--is right! What a sweetie & your card is just perfect! Love how artistic it is & the use of vellum is fabulous!

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  32. This is amazing! I love everything from the water colored background to the gold embossing and those butterflies are gorgeous!

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  33. Gosh what a lovely thing to do for his girlfriend. I am a fan of watercolour, I love its softness, combining it with the gold looks fabulous
    Mary

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  34. you are a pop star Becca
    so many comment you have on this lovely post
    I adore that red and copper move on your card make adorable background wooooww
    stunning add of butterfly and sentiment too

    PS: I sent you my Purple shoe card
    did you get it Becca
    hope it will come soon on your home
    if not this is the link of my shoe card I have sent long time ago I think 5 of October sweety
    http://www.creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/10/sunday-stamps-111-color-challenge.html

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  35. WOW, she is one lucky lady to receive such a stunning card from a sweet boyfriend, hey!!! Love the beautiful bg and the sweet butterflies, Becca!!! Surely he and she was impressed with this lovely card!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  36. Stunning card Becca! Love the combination of red and gold! The inky background is sooo artsy! :)
    Suchi xx

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  37. So lovely Becca, and what a beautiful surprise for that fella's lucky lady xx

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  38. That is a really beautiful piece of art huni! The guy sounds lovely too to do that for his girl, I hope she loves it Karen x

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  39. Gorgeous background - so vibrant. Thank you so much for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

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  40. What a wonderful card. The red is perfect for the background. The touches of gold are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  41. First, your card is spectacular; a piece of art that will have that lucky gal shedding tears of joy with her guy's sweet gesture. I sure hope he accessorizes it with an engagement ring...Wouldn't that be cool? Your mega-stunning card paired with a ring...gives me happy face just thinking about it!
    Hugs~c

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