Meant To Be Full Ombré Hearts Cards

Hi Stamping Friends! 
I loved the look of the ombré hearts I shared yesterday so much that I created a couple cards with an all-hearts background!  Check it out below!
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Meant To Be Full Ombré Heart Valentine's Cards
The Stamparatus Hinge Technique is so fun for making repetitive backgrounds like the hearts on these Meant To Be Valentine's cards!  I shared how to do a  simple line of ombré hearts on yesterday's post, Meant To Be Ombré Hearts Cards, which includes a helpful video. For today's cards, I extended the technique to go across the full background.  The Stamparatus makes it so easy!  
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CASEd from Linda Yamamoto at YamStamps.
Hinge Technique—I started with a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White. The technique for hinge stamping a full background is very similar to the basic hinge stamping I showed yesterday, we just need a different starting point…
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I positioned my Whisper White layer onto my Stamparatus with the hinge on the right and the paper in the top right corner.  I took out the black foam layer so I could use the measuring grid on the base of the Stamparatus.  If you need the foam, you can add a Grid Sheet over the top to help measure.  
  • With the paper flush to the top right, position the stamp upside-down on the top left side of the paper.  Please note, the paper I show in the photo is a little larger than the layer I used in this project. For this card, you'll need to position the image about 1/8" from the top edge of the paper and about 1/16" from the side…it's a tight fit. Be sure to add a magnet to keep the layer from shifting.
  • Ink the stamp and close the plate to stamp it onto the cardstock.
  • Lift the plate so it's perpendicular to the base, remove it, then move it to the next hinge down. Stamp again without re-inking.
  • Repeat this process all the way down.

Stamparatus hinge technique - full background 2

  • For the second line of hearts, re-position your cardstock so that the right edge of the paper lines up with the 1" mark. Hold in place with the magnet.

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  • Ink the stamp again and stamp. Move the plate down the hinges to stamp each heart without re-inking.
  • Continue moving the cardstock over in 1" increments across and hinging all the way down until the background is covered.
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Background Basics—Once the stamping was completed, I layered it onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, from the FREE Foil Sheets Sale-a-Bration selection.  TIP: Before adhering the stamped piece to the foil, I die-cut the large Be Mine Stitched Framelits heart from the middle of the foil.  No need to waste that foil that will be covered anyway!  
I mounted the layers onto a Rich Razzleberry card base.
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Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the Meant To Be sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then die-cut it with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  I layered that onto the Lovely Lipstick Foil heart that I had die-cut from the center of my background foil layer with the same framelits.  The hearts are popped up with Dimensionals. 
Finishing Touches—I colored three Rhinestone Jewels with the Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin' Blends Marker and floated them around the sentiment.  Perfect!
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Two Cool—I couldn't wait to try this fun technique with a non-traditional Valentine's Day color like Bermuda Bay!
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Happy Hearts—This time I layered the hearts onto Champagne Foil, then mounted it onto a Bermuda Bay card base.  I die-cut the heart from the center of my Champagne Foil layer.  The sentiment is in Bermuda Bay and the Rhinestones are colored with a Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin' Blends Marker before applying.

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