Hello Lovelies! I love playing with basic shapes, they are a great staple for any crafter, circles, stars and in this case hearts...
Today's card features some of my favorite Simon Says Stamp hearts. My besties are the Nested Hearts Die set and I was so tickled to add the new Polka Hearts Stencils set to my stash to help me create a simple striking card.
I'm a bit of a messy crafter, so can we just take a moment to appreciate my almost perfect black hearts, I'm telling you, that stencil is magic!
We'll need this stencil and a couple of other key supplies for making this card:
Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
Now let's heart all the things!
LOVE LOVE LOVE CARD - Stenciling, Die-cutting and Embossing Hearts
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink-blended Layer: 1 1/2" x 4"
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Black Soot (linked in supplies gallery)
This card comes together with such simple steps:
Stencil the card base using the Polka Hearts Stencil in Black Soot Distress Ink
Ink blend the 1 1/2" x 4" strip with Distress Inks in the following order: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Mask off the "you" in the Love Love Love Love You sentiment from the XL Greetings Stamp Set using a piece of low tack tape and stamp the Love part of the sentiment in Simon Intense Black Ink. Remove the tape and ink the you with clear ink and emboss in gold
Die-cut the 2nd largest Nested Heart Die out of vellum and the 2nd smallest Nested Heart Die out of gold glitter cardstock
Emboss the larger vellum heart using the Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder
Layer the inked and die-cut pieces as shown to finish
I love the effect of the embossing folder. It's a little imperfect against my little black hearts, yes, I'm still pretty proud of them!
If you are wondering, these might be my favorite Distress Ink colors, they were the first colors that I ever did an ink-blend with. Honestly, it took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but I'm so glad that I kept trying. Not to lecture, but I hope you will keep trying at something you've failed at...
Last look Lovelies!
Lovelies, I often stress out about not making complicated cards and worry that my cards aren't interesting enough but when I think about that too much, I go back to basics and the things I love.
I trust my heart.
See you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.