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:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to pick one of their previous challenges and give it a go again. I chose one from October - Wonderful Watercolor.
- TCP Tuesday - This is a new challenge to me and I thought I'd give it a go! It's Anything Goes and you can use any stamp brand.
- Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
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Fabulous! Love that cool background and the gold embossing! :)ReplyDelete
gorgeous card Becca - lucky girl who receives itReplyDelete
beautiful card becca, love the touches of goldReplyDelete
This is awesome!! I certainly would think it would win him some brownie points! ;)ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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Stunning card Becca! That red watercolour background looks oh so gorgeous...ReplyDelete
Stunning card Becca and the colour combo perfect...romantic, passionate and gorgeous! Love that sentiment too! ;-)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, Becca! Love the beautiful water color background you created!ReplyDelete
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. BevReplyDelete
What a stunning card and lucky lady to get one of your handmade beauties xxReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
love this~stunning look!ReplyDelete
Beutiful card Becca, love the watercolour effect and the red and metallics go so well together, Cathy xReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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......!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous background!!! So pretty and the sentiment on vellum is outstanding. A beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Kudos to that fella Becca, hope she appreciates him and the fabby card you created. Carol xReplyDelete
What a sweet story and fantastic card! You surely made two people very happy and warmed all our hearts! Thank you!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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! BrendaReplyDelete
What a stunning card Becca - I would think it would woo his woman to the point of swooning!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring and the embossed sentiment on the vellum. Lucky girlfriend!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card! Love the color combo!ReplyDelete
He will get major points for sure and love the red which is passion with butterflies which means Joy in Life. Great card!ReplyDelete
Beautifully done! Love those butterflies :)ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
This is stunning and no doubt it will wow his girlfriend, well done! Like the red and gold combo.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is really gorgeous, stunning & elegant. I think it will do the trick. *wink*ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DTReplyDelete
How romantic! Your card is full of emotion, and I'm certain it will score points for the boyfriend!ReplyDelete
Awww--is right! What a sweetie & your card is just perfect! Love how artistic it is & the use of vellum is fabulous!ReplyDelete
This is amazing! I love everything from the water colored background to the gold embossing and those butterflies are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
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 fabulousReplyDelete
you are a pop star BeccaReplyDelete
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
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!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!!!
Stunning card Becca! Love the combination of red and gold! The inky background is sooo artsy! :)ReplyDelete
So lovely Becca, and what a beautiful surprise for that fella's lucky lady xxReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Gorgeous background - so vibrant. Thank you so much for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.ReplyDelete
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, SandraReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Oooooh. Soooo beeeaUtiful!!!!ReplyDelete