Hi there crafty friends,
Zsoka here with you today, sharing one of my fave techniques I use on cards, layouts, home decor
all the time. I love dimension and struggle if I have to do flat projects. Not today though! Today is
all about my favorite things :).
What you'll need:
* A2 size (4.25x5.5") top folding card base - I use heavy weight white card stock for these
* patterned papers
* heart cut file / heart punch / heart die / heart template / or you can just wing it and cut some heart shapes with
your scissors (this time I used a cut file from Echo Park Paper because this is my fave heart shape).
* liquid glue, tape runner or whatever adhesive you prefer
* bone folder
* sentiment stamps
* embossing powder, Versamark ink
* embellishments of your choice
* sewing machine or you can just hand stitch if you don't have one
I die cut many hearts in different sizes from patterned papers. I used the gorgeous Be You collection from
Pinkfresh Studio for these.
I then played around with layering the hearts, I always try to create different combos of papers and sizes
to have a good variation. Of course you could totally make them all the same way, that's fun too!
You could also add some vellum layers, it makes these layered embellies so light and pretty! I
was racing with time (daylight for the photos hehe) though, so I tried to make it as simple and quick
Once I was happy with my choices, I used liquid glue to attach each layer, just in the middle. I do this
so that they don't move when I run my sewing machine over them. Next I stitched them down in the
middle, leaving a bit of thread on each end. Extra texture!
At this point I didn't really have a design idea in my head yet, so I played around with different arrangements
for awhile. Once I knew what I wanted to do, I adhered the hearts down on my card fronts, using fast drying
liquid glue. Apropos card fronts. Forgot this step! I more often than not create top folding cards, I just prefer the
way they look. From a 12x12" white card stock I can make two. I cut off 4.25" strips , then fold them at 5.5"
using a bone folder, then cut off the access. Of course an 8.5x11" card stock would be the ideal size because
then you have no waste. But I always use the same card stock for different things so I just buy one size in bulk.
Once the card base is done, I cut a 4.25x5.5" piece from patterned paper and adhered it on my card front.
I love patterned papers above anything so I rarely go with white backgrounds.
Next up, sentiment! I used white embossing powder to emboss my sentiment on a navy card stock, then trimmed
them down into thin strips. I used a tape runner to attach the sentiment strips to the bottom of my cards.
On one of the cards I used Nuvo glitter drops, on the other a few wooden buttons from the PF Be You collection.
That's it! It actually goes pretty quickly once you know what you want to do! :)
Hope you give these a try!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!