Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. What an exciting week it has been with Julie’s new Essentials by Ellen stamp and die release. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the beautiful project ideas by all of the talented designers that took part in the release blog hop. I have a fast, clean and simple project today made using Julie’s Folk Hearts die set and Fancy Thanks clear stamp set. I added a sweet floral embellishment using the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers and Leaf Cluster.
Lay the cardstock on the magnetic platform and place the two largest heart dies face down on the cardstock. Cut out the two smaller white hearts and one small green heart. Hint: I use waxed paper between the dies and cardstock to protect the white cardstock and keep the cut edges clean.
Stamp the sentiment using black versafine and heat set.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the hearts.
Attach the heart frame and sentiment heart to the card base.
Form the smallest spiral flower using tweezers. Place the front side of the flower facing away from you so when you roll the flower the front side of the flower will be showing and the raw backside will be underneath.
Roll the flower around the top tip of the tweezers and hold the edge in place with your index finger as you roll. Your finger will keep the flower from creeping down the tweezers and making it difficult to remove when finished.
Gently lift the flower off the tip of the tweezers by allowing it to loosen and unroll just a little but still maintaining the form of the flower.
Place a drop of glossy accents right in the round opening on the bottom of the flower and along the last portion of the rolled edge and tab of the flower. Secure the tab to the bottom of the flower and hold in place for a moment to secure.
Place the leaves on the molding pad and lightly form them with the stylus.
Attach two leaves and the flower on the smallest heart with glossy accents to create the floral embellishment.
Apply glossy accents to the back of the white heart, offset and attach it to the green heart. The green hearts adds a touch of color so the white heart doesn’t blend in when attached to the large frame.
Apply glossy accents to the heart and attach it to the large frame.
Here’s a closer view of the tiny flower. I think it is the perfect soft finishing touch to accompany the fold die cut hearts.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to think of ways to use your die cuts to create fast and easy cards. I’ll look forward to seeing you next time.
Card size: 5.50 x 4.25