Thanks to both of you! I ended up just making more of a plain card because I don't have photoshop but that is what I wanted to do with the heart (like the telephone) but perhaps I'll just save that idea for later.
As for the book, its in progress and I think I may use your idea with the watered down paint, headed to walmart now to check out the paint... But did your pictures bleed once they got painted over? Thanks!! I'll post pics when I'm done!