Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!
Today I’m posting a card for something I haven’t done in a very long time – the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!
Apparently the last time I did so was September 2013!! Whoa!! I don’t usually have the time to play along anymore. But this month’s theme of ‘Hearts’ was one I didn’t want to let pass by…
I had an idea brewing in my head, so I wanted to execute it if I had the chance! I’m glad I did!
Here’s what I came up with:
*swoon* I am so in love with this!! If only you could see it in person!!
I started by die cutting a panel of Pure White cardstock using the Cover Plate: Hearts die. I popped all the hearts out then impressed my panel with the canvas side of the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. I also impressed five of the hearts and watercoloured them with SU! inks in Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush.
I then adhered a gold foiled vellum layer to my card base. The design was one I foiled myself, thanks to my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine!! I found an ikat pattern online that I liked and printed it out with my laser printer, then ran it through the Minc to create that *amazing* foiled effect!!
Just look at that gold!!!
I know you can’t see too much of the pattern, so here’s a picture I posted of it on Instagram yesterday:
Awesome right!? 🙂
Anyway, back to the card. 🙂
I adhered my hearts panel to my vellum layer using Pinflair Glue Gel then adhered my watercolour hearts in place using the same. I added them at an offset for more interest. The sentiment is one from the Studio Calico Buttercup stamp set. I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a separate piece of cardstock then I fussy cut it out (that’s right – I FUSSY CUT that sentiment – including the gaps in the S’s!!!) then adhered it with Pinflair and I was all done!!
If anyone is interested in learning more about the Minc then you can see the YouTube video I made about it, below. 🙂 This is the first in a series (I’ll be showing how to create your own designs with a laser printer soon!) so please subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you want to see more! 🙂
I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!