I started with the beautiful intricate floral thinlit and cut out a mask using some Inkadinkado masking paper. I then applied this mask to a piece of watercolor paper and blended on some Distress Inks in candied apple and dried marigold. I used my mini ink blending tools and started by daubing on the ink as opposed to the circular motion I typically do when ink blending. The mask is very delicate so I had to be careful not to tear ink while ink blending.
After applying all the ink, I spattered on some water and picked that up with a paper towel to give me the water marks on the panel. I then added some ink splatters to the background as well and did not remove the mask until I finished adding all my splatters.
I then blended the same distress inks on a scrap of watercolor paper and cut out the sentiment using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. I then cut out the heart shape from those same thinlits from some gold glitter paper. I adhered both the front of my card. I then adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 card base made from thick whisper white cardstock using craft foam for dimension. I added a strip of calypso coral and gold glitter paper to the side for some added interest.