Happy Love Day – Cute No-Line Watercolour + New Release

Cute no-line watercolour Happy Love Day handmade card by Debby Hughes.

It is good to break out of old habits occasionally, and what a better way to do that than to paint some cute critters for a change! I mean, how cute are these wee guys from the new Love Day set! I really went to town with the animals with hearts and presents sparkling and the two hearts extra glossy with two layers of Glossy Accents. All the details to help bring this cute card together.

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and back again release

Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that today’s Love Day set is part of a new release from Simon Says Stamp. The ‘And Back Again‘ release complements the ‘To The Moon‘ release last month with all the love/Valentine’s products your heart desires! You can check out the full release here.

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To kick off the no-line watercoloured look, I stamped the three critters from the Love Day set in a water-reactive ink with the lightest touch so that the impression was barely there. My recommendations for no-line watercolouring inks are either Antique Linen Distress Ink or Gina K Whisper Amalgam ink. Then using a 0.3 black marker, I drew in the eyes of each animal and the details of the nose for the rabbit and dog.

Cute no-line watercolour Happy Love Day handmade card by Debby Hughes.

cute no-line watercolour

I then slowly painted the scene paying particular attention to the hearts where I made sure to get some definition and shading. I chose a pinky red for the cat’s heart (Quinacridone Coral/Quinacridone Rose) and a more traditional pillar box red (Pyrrol Scarlet) for the dog’s balloon. The dog is painted in Burnt Sienna, and the cat and rabbit are mainly Shadow Violet. The rabbit’s present is Quinacridone Violet. The grassy area is mainly Perylene Green, and the sky was a light mix of Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) with a touch of Quinacridone Violet. All paints were by Daniel Smith.

Cute no-line watercolour Happy Love Day handmade card by Debby Hughes.

For the sentiment, I took a piece of Arches Hot-Pressed watercolour card for it’s smooth texture and painted it with Pyrrol Scarlet. When dry I treated the card with antistatic powder and then stamped a small greeting from the Love Day stamp set in Versamark ink and white heat embossed before timing to a banner with a craft knife, clear, gridded metal-edged ruler and self-healing cutting mat and foam mounting over the grassy hill.

Cute no-line watercolour Happy Love Day handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I trimmed the panel down and then foam mounted it on an A2 card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card in the sturdy 100lb weight. This last picture shows some of the sparkle on the rabbit’s present and cat’s heart and also the thick, double layer of glossy accents on the two hearts. I finished off with a few sequins and pearls.

supplies

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* SSS And Back Again Release
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* SSS LOVE DAY set
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Daniel Smith at SSS
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FABER CASTELL POLYCHROMOS at SSS
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Pigma Micron Pens
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Pen
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Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue
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SSS White Embossing Powder
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Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY...
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Darice 8MM CRYSTAL Sequins
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Little Things From Lucy's Cards...
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER...
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Fabriano Cold-Pressed at SSS
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD
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Neenah Desert Storm 100lb Card
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PAINTER'S TAPE
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misti at Simon Says STAMP!
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 9x12 Mat
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE
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METAL EDGE ACRYLIC RULER
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Crafter's Companion CRAFT KNIFE
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T SQUARE RULER
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Scor-Pal Mini Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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* Tim Holtz MINI SNIPS Scissors
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TWEEZERS
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH
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SSS Embossing Powder Storage
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Happy Love Day – Cute No-Line Watercolour + New Release