floral heart

Welcome to my crafty blog. A friend of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her daughter, and this is it! I’ve used several of Julie Hickey’s stamps for this one, and based it on a card I made last year, although I’ve stepped it up a bit. (You can check out the original here)

I started in the same way as the previous one, by stamping Julie’s ‘birthday background’ onto a large square of white card, then blending inks onto it – I’ve used ‘dried marigold’ & ‘barn door’ Distress Oxides this time. Before stamping the words, I’d marked some guide points from a nested heart die in pencil, so I got it in the right place.

I cut the heart die into the front of a 7×7 card blank (I had to use my Gemini for this as the card was too wide to go through my smaller cut & emboss machine). I then positioned the stamped card behind it, so the words filled the aperture. You’ll see that the stamp is not quite wide enough to cover the whole space, but I knew the flowers and leaves would disguise that.

I stamped the flowers from Julie’s ‘daisy blooms’, together with several of the leaves from ‘fresh florals, and coloured them using Distress Oxides and a waterbrush – ‘dried marigold’ & ‘barn door’ for the flowers and ‘peeled paint’ for the leaves. I die cut the leaves and fussy cut the double flower hear, then attached them along the right hand side of the heart.

The sentiment is from Julie’s ‘mandala’ set – I stamped it in the ‘peeled paint’ and trimmed it down with scissors before attaching it on foam pads.

It has a lovely autumnal feel – perfect for an October birthday. I’m going to share this with a couple of current challenges – the colours are the closest I had to CAS Colours & Sketches‘ palette and I think the heart aperture nicely picks up the theme from TGIF challenges

5 thoughts on “floral heart

  1. Love the blended stamped panel inside the heart and the clever use of the flowers to cover your gap too. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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