Bling Card Hop Hosted by createinspain!

Hey Procraftinators! Today, I am participating in a video hop hosted by createinspain. The theme is bling, if you couldn't tell by my shiny, blinged out card here. The second picture is showing how the card front is transparent like a stained glass window. I put my phone's flashlight on to shine through it.

I started by cutting the heart image 6 times and layering them together. This is an SVG file that I cut on my Cricut. I got the file from Creative Fabrica. It's called Zentangle Heart. After I did that, I took 3 colors of Nuvo Jewel DropsPale Periwinkle, Rose Water, & Honeysuckle and filled the openings of the heart with them. If you want to achieve the stained glass look, you need to use the Jewel Drops as they dry somewhat transparent. I did this on my Tonic Easy Clean mat, because it is non stick. You definitely want to use something non stick for this or you will have a mess. Another tip, is that you want to pay attention to which way is up on your die cut and put that side face down, so the Jewel Drops will be smooth on that side.This is especially important if the die cut is not symmetrical like mine is. I didn't do this at first, but I will let you in on a little secret, the one you see me filling with Nuvo drops on the video, didn't make it into the first card. We won't talk about what happened to that one. It's a sore subject. LOL! This whole card was one of THOSE cards where EVERYTHING went wrong.

I used a piece of Foil Mates paper by Gina K Designs in the Petite Flourish design for my card front background piece. to get the negative image of the heart, I used Sure Cuts A Lot. If anyone is interested in Sure Cuts A Lot tutorials on how to do techniques I have used in this video or a couple of my past videos. Just let me know and I would be happy to do a video on them. Anyways, back to the card, I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere my heart to the card panel. Then, I glued the foil heart on top. To foil the top heart, I ran the heart cut out through my xyron machine. I really regretted doing it this way though. I have a love hate relationship with that thing...and it's mostly a hate relationship. For intricate dies, it makes a terrible mess and I knew better, but in this particular instance, for some reason, the adhesive did not stick all over the die cut, which I have not had issues with before, even though I burnished it well. So, I had to go in and add 2 way adhesive to try to add foil where it missed. It was kind of a nightmare. But this was like the 4th heart I had tried to foil and I was at the end of my rope with this part of the card. Hence why none of that is caught on video. 

After I got that adhered, it was time to adhere my rhinestones. I made a rhinestone template in Sure Cuts A Lot to make sure that I evenly spaced them and got them placed in the perfect heart shape that matched my heart. So, I laid my template over my heart and taped it down using some post it tape. Then, went to town adhering rhinestones.

Next it was time to adhere the card front to the card base. Since I had run that one heart through my xyron to adhere the foil and I have a 9in xyron, I went ahead and run the card front through the xyron too, as to not waste that expensive adhesive. Well, like I said, the xyron was not playing nice today and when I went to remove the card front from the xyron backing paper, it started to rip the back of my card front. I have never had that happen before. So, I had to apply some wet glue in the places that the card front had ripped and had missing adhesive. Then, I very carefully lined up the card front and the card base and adhered them together. Proper placement is ABSOLUTELY crucial with this card design.

Now, it is time to work on the inside of the card. Using Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the Stampabilities Felt with the Heart sentiment stamp. It says "Life's Most Beautiful Things are not seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart." I just love that sentiment. Next, I am going to use an oldie, but goodie technique called stamp kissing. I wanted to embellish the inside a bit but couldn't find the perfect stamp. So, I thought this Stampabilities Swirly Background stamp kinda matched the Foil-Mates background on the front of the card and I wanted a heart to tie it all in. So, I found a solid heart stamp in my stash, which came from Stampin Up Simply Said. I then inked up part of the background stamp with Brilliance Pearlescent Orange Pigment ink, to bring in that orange color from the front of the card and kissed the heart stamp to the background stamp, then stamped the heart stamp on the inside of my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Art Skills Self Stick Gemstones Variety Pack - from Hobby Lobby's Art Dept (not the papercrafting dept!)
Black scrap paper for my rhinestone template
Neenah 110lb for card base
Solid Heart Stamp from Simply Said by Stampin Up (though any solid heart stamp would work!)
Stampabilities Swirly Background JR`074
Stampabilities Felt with the Heart DR1108
Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink in Pearlescent Orange
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Xyron Adhesive Eraser

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