Today, I am participation in the Hearts and Flowers Video Hop! In each video we will be sharing a hearts and/or flowers themed projects to get you inspired for Spring crafting. It starts today, Friday February 14, 2020 and goes through Thursday February 20th. giving you plenty of time to watch and comment on all of the videos. The giveaways will be announced by February 25th on each individual channel that is giving something away and a list of all the winners will be over at Taylormadecards4u.com/blog. Each channel that is giving something away will have their own rules for entering, so please pay close attention for those rules.
At the top of my description box you will find the link to the next person in the hop. For more information and a complete list of all the videos, head over to Monica’s blog over at taylormadecards4u.com Now, that we have all that out of the way, let's get into the project!
I started this card by using the Heart Turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th. For each turn, I used a different metallic embossing powder. I thought it would give a fun, shiny finish while creating my own patterned paper.
For the 4th and final turn, I used The Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer in business), Detail Brass embossing powder. No idea how old this powder is, but it works still. So, I use it.
Next, I use the "Love" word die from the Concord & 9th Love You to Pieces die set to cut out of the heart patterned paper that I just created. This die cuts not only the inside letters, but it cuts a frame too. So, I also cut 4 or 5 out of white Neenah 80lb cardstock scraps that I had. I only wanted the frames for this and stacked them together. This way, I could inlay the heart pieces of the letters inside the frame. I also cut a piece of floral patterned paper from The Paper Studio Petals & Blooms Paper Pad (8.5x11). I got this paper pad on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back. I thought it was pretty and matched the theme perfectly.
After getting the Love die cut pieces adhered, I covered the die cut in Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, along with the florals on the background paper. I sort of regret this decision. As later on, I will be filling the letters with Glossy Accents. The combination between the Glossy Accents and the Gold Glitter caused the yellow tinge on my letters. It's not real bad in real life, but it shows up horribly in the pictures. Definitely not the look I was going for.
My other issue was that I had originally had something completely different in mind. I had cut the heart paper with a rounded rectangle die as I had a different design in mind. Then, I changed my mind. I, then, decided to use this Love die and it barely fit on that rectangle. My die shifted in the machine and the E had 2 diagonal cuts on either side of the bottom on it. They aren't noticeable in my video, but they would've been noticeable in my final pictures if I would've left it. So, I decided to cover it up. I tried a few different embellishments, but they all looked silly until I decided to try this banner that was included in the Love You to Pieces stamp set. I decided to tie it in to the background panel by using Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire. I wasn't happy that it didn't match the blue enough, so then I went over it in Black Soot to make it darker. It was acceptable after that.
To decorate the inside, I used another stamp from the Love You to Pieces stamp set for my sentiment. It says "Love you to pieces." I also used a small strip that was left over from my heart turnabout patterned paper that I created in the beginning of the video. I like to fold my card over slightly when I am butting card stock up against the fold line of a card to ensure that the card will still fold, before adhering anything down.
Next, I decided that my card front needed more depth and dimension. So, I ink blended both the Chipped Sapphire and the Black Soot Distress Inks from earlier onto the edges of the front of my card. I used the Tim Holtz Mini Ink blending toos with my DIY Blending Foams to do so.
I finished the card by attaching the card front the the card base. I hope that you enjoyed the card for today. Don't forget to hop the the next person in the hop. The link is HERE! Also, if you enjoyed my video/blog post today, I would greatly appreciate it if you followed me on social media, links are below.
- Personal Stamp Exchange Detail Brass
The Paper Studio - Petals & Blooms Paper Pad 8.5x11
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