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

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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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

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
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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