Thursday, January 15, 2009


I sat down to play with some of the new stuff stamping stuff and kinda lost myself! I must have alot of frustration built up because I realized I was sanding and distressing and beating up on my project!

Seriously, distressed papers and collages are probably my favorite "artsy" look. Here's how to make this card:

1. Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Card stock 8-1/2x5-1/4". Fold it in half to make the card. Tear the right side of the front.

2. Using Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Classic Stamping Pads, ink up the background stamp, En Francais. I randomly stamped the ink on so that it would have a little dimension.

3. Using a sanding block, distress the edges and front of the card. Be sure to press a little harder in some areas and lighter in others to give the aged look.

4. Sponge Close to Cocoa ink heavy on the edges and randomly on the stamped card stock.

5. Cut out a heart (your own design! who can't cut out a heart? LOL) out of paper from the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper. This is the paper from the Love You Much Bundle. Sand and ink to distress the heart.
6. Using a two-way glue pen, adhere Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the edges of the heart and then adhere to the card.

7. Punch out the pink pirouette shape from the True Elegance Accents and Elements set. Distress and ink to distress again. Punch out a small heart out of the Candy Lane DSP with the Heart to Heart Punch (from the Love You Much bundle). Sand and ink heart and ahere to the shape. Attach a clip from the Clips Assorment and then attach the whole thing to the large heart shape on the card.

8. Cut a strip from the red "flowery" paper from the Candy Lane DSP and then punch out the edge with the Scallop Edge punch. Distress and ink and adhere to the card on top of the heart.

9. Glue a button from the Button Bouquet set to the edge of the strip.

10. Stamp the sentiment from the Dreams du Jour stamp set in Close to Cocoa ink on a piece of the Candy Lane DSP. Tear it out, sand and ink it too--(Get a little frustration out!!)

11. Cut a piece of 1-1/4"Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon and staple it in half. Adhere it to the back of the Sentiment piece and adhere the whole thing to the card.

The stamp sets Dreams du Jour and En Francais, the Scallop Edge and Heart to Heart punches, and the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper are all elements that will be used at some of the upcoming classes. Click here for more information on the Stamp Your Heart Class Bundle.

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