I used (no surprise, right?) Rustic White cardstock as my base. One day I’ll tell you the story behind this obsession with Rustic White cardstock. 😉
At the bottom right, I used Colorbox Wild Hare ink on one of the stamps from the Fancy Flourishes stamp set, then stamped the words Hugs and Kisses using Colorbox Black ink on a stamp from the Heart Prints stamp set. I only recently picked up the Heart Prints set, but I’ve been wanting it for a LONG time – so I immediately broke into it for these cards. I also added a clear Kaisercraft rhinestone that I colored with a Sharpie marker to coordinate somewhat with the other cardstock colors.
For the color panel on the left, I first stacked the 3 Heart Prints dies (cutting edge away from the impression plate, of course!) onto the Polka Dot Basics Impression Plate, sticking them in place with some blue painter’s tape. I LOVE my painter’s tape! I use it for EVERYTHING, no kidding, and not just for crafts. That held the dies in place so that I could, with an ever-so-carefree attitude, simply place the Berry Sorbet cardstock block on top of the stack and send it through my Cuttlebug. Worked like a charm. I then used a coordinating stamp from the Heart Prints stamp set to stamp the 3 images within the heart impressions using Colorbox Black ink.
I then layered that block onto True Black cardstock with the edges peeking out slightly for a mat finish. I cut a small sliver of Aqua Mist cardstock using the short Edgers #1 die, and attached it to the back of the other blocks, using dimensional adhesive to raise the heart panel for 3D effect. Easy peasy.
So easy, in fact, that I was able to quickly whip another card, using a different sentiment this time, but also from the Heart Prints stamp set.
I did have some problems with minor smudging, because I used black ink and was in a bit of a hurry between school lessons today and other activities of life, and I just wasn’t obsessively careful. So I will need to make these again, being more careful next time, if I were to ever send them out to someone. Because that’s just the way I am!
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉