Work of Heart

Today I am here to show you the results of a play day I had on Saturday. I wanted to make some cards to send to each of you that always comment on my blog. I so appreciate you taking the time to do so and your kind words. So this card had to incorporate many things that us crafters enjoy doing.


Firstly I die cut lots of flowers from a Spellbinders die set. These little flowers work so well for focal points and for embellishments. I decided to go for different color combos. My focal point is a panel that I used homemade texture paste on that I applied through a stencil. I made the paste with tacky glue, baby powder and Dollar Tree loose eye shadow. Once the panel was dry, I cut it with a heart Hero Arts die and inked the edges with Distress Oxide ink and a foam blending tool.


I love plaid backgrounds, so that was going to be happening here. I added my heart to the middle and added the flower cluster to the top rounding. Each flower got a clear gem center. The card was completed with an Altenew sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink popped up on foam tape.


So the card features stenciling, texture paste, die cutting, blending, die cutting and stamping as well as the use of patterned paper. I would love to send you one, so if you have not received happy mail from me before or you have moved since you last got some from me, please contact me to get  me your address.

Supplies Used
Heart Inifinity Dies
Heart Inifinity Dies
Petite Floral Potpourri
Petite Floral Potpourri
Crafty Life
Crafty Life
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Scrappy 1/8
Scrappy 1/8
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe
1/2 inch Foam Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape
Vintage Photo
Vintage Photo
Blending Tool
Blending Tool
Blending Foam
Blending Foam
VersaFine Onyx
VersaFine Onyx
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Monica




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