Sunday 24 April 2022

Scrappy Heart

Today, I have another card to add to the series of cards featuring

This one looks complicated but it really isn't. 
It is just a series of squares and triangles made using my little leftover strips cut into pieces.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock that I would use for the base of the heart to glue all my squares onto. My finished card is a 5 x 5" square.
  • I cut all my scrap pieces into 3/4" squares using colours that I thought would work well together.
  • I started the heart shape by gluing the center squares first, then continued on outwards with the pattern till I completed the heart shape.  Here is the pattern I used for my card:
I added this as it is easier to see the pattern that I followed.

  • After I had all the pieces glued into place, I fussy cut around the heart, leaving a bit of a white border from the cardstock underneath.
  • Next, I found a piece of matching cardstock for the base of my card,  I used my ScorPal and my ScorBug to draw some lines onto the cardstock to add interest, then glued that onto a 5" square white card base.
  • I die cut the 'love' 3 times and glued them all together.  I glued that over the heart.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
(vintage inspiration- quilt)
Crafting Happiness- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides, Acrylic paint
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- TH paper cutter; Love die (Paper Smooches); ScorPal; ScorBug


Susan said...

I love this idea and of course your color choices. I'm going to try this today. Thanks for providing the template to follow. I'm a huge fan.

Mac Mable said...

So creative and fun and so vibrant too Karen x.

Christine Alexander said...

great way to use up all your scraps :)

Pat said...

The colours of the scraps go together brilliantly Karen and I love the patchwork look and a great scored background too. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful idea and the card turned out so beautiful, love the papers.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

A gorgeous way to use those leftovers, Karen! LOVE is all it needs!

Kia's Place said...

I love this idea Karen and am going to give it a try today or tomorrow. Awesome card as always mf.
hugs, Kia

Bonnie said...

What a great job of paper piecing, Karen! A beautiful heart!

Miri said...

Oh, that's a fabulous idea! Using quilting patterns on your card is great to use up your scraps. The blue/turquoise colours look awesome together. Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Loll said...

This is so pretty! I love the patchwork design and what a fabulous way to use up scraps!! xx