I've been having so much fun making over the already elegant Designer Cuts Cards from the new Occasions Mini!
Yesterday, I dressed up the card with the fancy border design—Blushing Thank You. This time, I focused on the lovely heart design and I really, really love how it turned out! I think you will, too!
I tried, but man, those photos don't even do this card justice! (click to enlarge for a better view).
Can you tell what I did? I actually cut the heart shape out of the front of the card with the Hearts Framelits Dies, added a Baja Breeze card stock backing on the inside to cover the window, and carefully popped up the heart! Too Cool!
Of course, after I cut the heart (and before I added the backing), I randomly and lightly stamped an image from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration set Fresh Vintage (available January 24).
And, before I re-attached the heart, I tried using it as a stencil to add some matching detail inside…
Honestly, I didn't want to harm my heart stencil too much, so that's why I didn't go heavy on the sponging here.
Now, one side of my laser-cut heart is Baja Breeze colored, so I flipped it over, gently colored the whole piece with 2-Way Glue Pen, and sprinkled liberally with Dazzling Diamonds glitter!
The tricky part was popping up the heart. There wasn't very much of a border around the edge, so rather than cutting Dimensionals down to fit, I used the thin foam circles from the Shaker Frames!
TIP: Use some of the smaller circles in the Shaker Frames package, you know, the ones that you don't know what to do with because they are so small. Cut them into pieces and and fit them all the way around the outside of the heart. (Shaker Frames were introduced in the Holiday Mini, but they are still available now as a carryover item)
TIP: I've recently discovered that it's much easier to adhere the Pleated Ribbon by laying a line of Sticky Strip down on the card front first, rather than trying to attach the Sticky Strip to the actual ribbon. It is a not easy getting the red backing off when the tape is on the ribbon for some reason. *waves to birthday girl Vicki for helping me find this out!*
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—Fresh Vintage (coming Jan. 24 in the Sale-A-Bration flyer), Apothecary Art
- Ink—Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink
- Paper—Designer Cuts Cards; Baja Breeze card stock
- Accessories—Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds
- Tools—Hearts Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Shaker Frames, Sponges, 2-Way Glue Pen, Sticky Strip, SNAIL
Shop online for these and more new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog!