Saturday, 3 February 2018


Hi! I got a new heart cutting die, and have been trying to figure out how to use it, as it's quite ornate. I've made two cards, both using smooshed ink for colour.

In this first one, I smooshed the inner and outer heart shapes in inks, and then spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I made a lot of mess and dyed my fingers.. and realised it would've made more sense to ink up the cardstock before cutting the shapes... But anyway, I glued the outer shape to the card, and used 3D foam to attach the inner heart, for some dimension. I added a small punched flower and a gem to the raised heart, and stamped the simple sentiment below.


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays: 
Hand Stamped Sentiments:

In this second one, I cut the shape out of a square of white card, and then out of red card, and inlaid the red outer heart shape in the white card. To fill the heart shape in the middle, I smooshed more inks on a piece of card, spritzed with Glimmer Mist (I love that stuff!), and then stamped small flowers in red and black. I added gems to the black flowers, then used 3d foam to fix the card behind the heart. I added an 'I love you' die cut sentiment below the heart.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Pink Gem: 'Have a Heart'
Sweet Stampin': 'Anything but a Birthday'
Just Us Girls:
MAWTT: 'Love'

Heart Die
Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral
Stampin' Up! ink: Perfect Plum
Flower stamp from Lavinia
Gems from Crystal Parade: Rose AB and Clear


Michelle W said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Wendy L said...

Love it, love your 'smooshing' ,thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Elizabeth Price said...

Wow, both cards are spectacularly stunning! I especially love your color blending on the first heart card it's so cool. Thanks for playing along with our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

This is gorgeous! Love the die and the smooshing

Thank you for joining our challenge at MAWTT

Happy crafting....


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card love the beautiful die love how you inked it up
Carol x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the smooshed inks and the flourishy heart. Beautiful CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

Sammy said...

This is so pretty!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Stampin by Genny said...

Both cards you created are beautiful! I love the heart is the star of the card so beautifully inked and die cut.
Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Debbie said...

lovely just lovely

Judith said...

both cards are beautiful - great techniques - thank you for playing along at MAWTT love challenge hugs judith x

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love how you used our colors. Thanks for joining us for our Hand Stamped Sentiment challenge!


brrenwick said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us at HSS!

Michelle Lupton said...

So lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

Helen said...

Two great cards - thanks for sharing them with us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x