Tuesday 9 February 2021

Layered Hearts


Good Morning.
So happy to be back with a fun card.  With limited time on my hands, I just love and so appreciate the creative time I do get.
Here's a card I created with Valentine's Day on my mind.  Super simple and fun.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I positioned the Marvelous Rectangle Mask from A Colorful Life Designs over my panel as I wanted to be left with a clean white border. There are a number of sizes of rectangle stencils and masks included in that set.
  • Next. I pulled out my Hearts Marvelous Mask also from ACLD.  These stencils include the masks as well and that's is what I used for the background.  I chose a size that would fit nicely over the masked panel as there are numerous sizes in that set too.
  • Starting at the top of the panel and using the heart mask, I sponged on some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks along the edges of the heart.  I moved the heart over slightly and sponged on some more ink.
  • I repeated that process, moving the heart mask each time down the card panel and sponged using some Salty Ocean then some Blueprint Sketch DOX inks next.  *I used my small finger sponges instead of my blending brushes as it was such a small area.*
  • When I was happy with the inking, I die cut the Heart from Hero Arts right from the center of the card panel.
  • I placed the die cut heart into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Hampton Arts in the center of the heart and clear heat embossed it.  
  • To add more interest and to help make the heart pop, I pierced around the outer edge.
  • I glued the main panel onto a piece of matching cardstock, then pop dotted the heart back into place.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Love (Hampton Arts- Doodlebug)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Marvelous Masks (ACLD); Heart Marvelous Masks (ACLD); 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); heart die (HA); Tim Holtz Piercing Tool; pop dots;
finger foam sponging tool; clear eb powder


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I love how you have done this with stencilling and die cutting Karen, it's beautiful.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Wild thing... you've made these blended hearts sing! I think they're singing the blues beautifully, and happily!

Evelyn S. said...

I love this! What a great Valentine! (thanks for describing your techniques, too)

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Such a gorgeous clever and creative Valentine card using softer blue and green colors instead of reds. Love your die cut pierced popped up heart with the sentiment too. TFS my friend. Love and Happy Valentine's Day. Nancy

Christine said...

Very effective, really clever use of the stencils. Love the colour.

cuilliesocks said...

Such a beautiful card Karen, I love the heart stencils in the background and that lovely stitched heart with the sentiment on it. Lovely colours too, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Great blending and masking and such a fabulous card. I like the font on the sentiment too Karen x.

Pat said...

Beautiful colours Karen and love the look of the ink blended overlapping hearts like puffy clouds in the sky, and such a pretty die cut heart with a lovely added pierced edge, and the dimensional dots behind it and the dark background card make it really pop. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is magnificent! Wonderful heart design.

Bonnie said...

Lots and lots of love here, Karen! What a great valentine!

Kate said...

What a fantastic card!! I love the design and your stencilling too!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful blending Karen, love the hidden die cut XX

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Karen - love how you used the heart mask to create the 'cloudy' background and an amazing die cut!!
Stay safe

Sarn said...

I love that this card full of hearts had been done in blue, not pink or red! Super stencilling and piercing. Xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful pattern of clouds you've made Karen! I love that you chose these gorgeous colours for your valentine and that your sentiment is on the camouflaged heart. Thanks for coming to play with us at ATCAS this fortnight :) Vicky x