Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rows of Hearts Card

Here's another stamped card.  I just can't help myself.  I'm obsessed with stamping these days.  I swear I still love die cutting and such, but I just can't stop playing with ink.  :)

For this one I used a stamp from Close to My Heart's Key to My Heart Set.  I decided I wanted to use 3 colors and have them go from light to dark.  So I chose purple, blue, and green and found colors in my stash that worked.

To get my stamping straight I drew horizontal lines lightly with a pencil.   I had to eyeball the space with the hearts next to each other on the top.  To line up the hearts below I looked at the center bottom of the heart and tried to place the indent in the center heart I was about to stamp directly below it.  I think the key is to move slowly and not rush it.  I think they lined up pretty well.

After everything was stamped I cut my paper to fit.  The white layer ended up being 4 and 3/4 by 4 and 10/16th's.  I would have preferred a perfect square, but this was close enough.

I used Diamond Stickles to outline the hearts and go over the swirly designs. 

For the card base I used a light gray.  When the card is folded it measures 5 and 1/4 5 and 1/8.  After attaching the white layer I made 2 rows of faux stitching with a white gel pen. 

All done :)


Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, your card is so pretty! You did a great job with the spacing, that's not easy for me and yours looks so perfectly spaced!

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cuilliesocks said...

Lovely design Amber, love your colours, Kate x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and the added stickles!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Missy said...

I so wish I could stamp---I'm just NOT a stamper for some reason, I can't "think" of what to make...crazy, I know!! This is terrific, I love all of the hearts and you got them perfectly straight!!

Nana said...

Sure is a beauty.

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