Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heart Flutter

I am back to the Valentine mode. I used a negative of a Cheery Lynn Designs heart die cut, an embossing folder and some stamp images from the Hero Arts CL867 Color Layering Butterflies. I stuck with shades of red except for some white and black added for contrast.


First thing I did was die cut a heart so that I could use the negative. I applied the heart to the panel with some washi tape that I folded over so that it was then sticky on both sides. I find that releases well and does not tear the paper. Next I took the Gina K. Designs ink colors of Dusty Rose, Lipstick and Red Velvet and sponged on color to that panel being careful not to get ink under the heart mask.

Oh, and here is a tip: If you do get some ink under the mask I found that a little bit of a white paint pen applied lightly will erase it quite nicely. Only dab it on, let dry and then apply more if needed.

I removed the mask and I proceeded to stamp my triple stamped butterfly in the heart center. I used the MISTI to align the layers up correctly. With a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die I cut the panel out to the size I wanted. Next I placed that panel into a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Floral Fantasy and ran it through my machine. The result was that the whole panel was embossed then.

This panel was then added to a black layer. I took two styles of ribbon...one red with white dots and the other black gingham and layered them together before adding them to the panel. I also used both of the ribbons together to tie a simple knot bow.

I was ready to place this on a white card stock base. I then added the sentiment from the same Hero Arts set and some bling to finish the card.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
a2zScrapbooking Challenge - Any Shade of Red
Mod Squad Blog Challenge - Dry or Heat Embossing

Well, the afternoon just flew by. I only got this one card done and now it is time to concentrate on what to fix for supper. I hope you are having a wonderful and fun day. Sun is out here and even though it is chilly yet, we are looking forward to warmer temperatures next week. Thanks for your visits and comments. They are much appreciated.

God bless,
Verna

16 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow, Verna! This is awesome! Love the heart inlay and then the butterfly to go perfectly with the saying. The embossing of the entire front looks great. Colors of the ribbons with the card details are fabulous.

Macimbalo said...

Verna, this is gorgeous! I especially love the ribbons and the way you tied them on the card! I always love your cards! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

Monica Maier said...

Such a pretty card, love the addition of the ribbons! Thanks for joining us at A2Z

Arlene said...

Just gorgeous. I love the butterfly and your beautiful hear.
So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Shari M said...

Very pretty and love what you did with the "bow" The two ribbons make it perfect

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Verna! I love your embossing and the gorgeous butterfly! Great colour combo too!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh so clever and BEAUTIFUL! I adore this design!!!

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done!! Thanks for linking up to our February challenge at a2z.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful. Thanks for explaining how you did this.

Judy Woodland said...

This is beautiful, and very, very clever. And I love how you used the embossing folder. That particular one was the first one I ever bought, and you have inspired me to search for it and use it again. It's been too long. Gorgeous card!!

Barbara said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous and I love the EF to the whole card. I use the white paint too if I get some leakage. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck!
Barbara DT Member

Downsouth said...

This is a stupendous card; it is a winner for any challenge. It is a wonderful use of those dies for on the white and red background and butterfly. I'm jealous of the two ribbons that you tied together so both show so nicely. It sure was a great finishing touch.

foleysfriend said...

I love all the fun details; the embossing folder adds some fun texture to the card; thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue n.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossing that you added to your card. Thanks for playing along with a2z.

Whimsey said...

Well that's so unique putting the butterfly inside the white heart; LOVE the embossing!

Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!! ~Michele, DT

Helen Gullett said...

Such a sweet card!
Thank You for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge.

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