Monday, January 15, 2018

"String Art Heart" Valentine's Day Card with Anthony's Paper Crafts


Hello everyone!!  I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! Mine was very creative/busy.  I am working on several cards, a Sten-Doodle, a mini album and a shabby chic frame - all at the same time it seems.  But it keeps me busy and out of trouble!  LOL

Today starts a new 30 Day Coloring Challenge over on The Daily Marker.  I love these coloring challenges and I had very little time to participate in the last one and I am hoping to color something for each of these 30 days!  


Today's card is a different kind of Valentine's Day/Love You card that has minimal coloring but I think this card really pops!  When I got my box of stamps from Anthony's Paper Craft for design team projects, I received several "string art" stamps.  I looked at the instructions on how to use these stamps but I wanted to use them for cards but in other ways and NOT use string.  I think I achieved this with today's card where I use the Large Faux String Art Heart stamp.  

I started with an A2 card base of white cardstock. Then I cut a piece of textured red cardstock using the large stitched rectangle die from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamp

Using the 2nd largest die from the Nesting Hearts set by Lifestyle Crafts, I placed the die on the right side so it would cut off the cardstock.  

(Don't toss out the cut-out.  Come back tomorrow for another card using this piece!)



For the next step, I used my Misti so I would get perfect placement of the stamp.  I placed both layers of the card in the Misti and then I placed the heart stamp in the heart cut-out.


Once I had it perfectly placed, I closed the lid so the stamp would stick to it, removed the red cardstock, and then I stamped the image.   The Misti makes this so easy! 


Then I colored in the heart in a checkerboard pattern with a red fine tip Sharpie marker and I adhered a small crystal on the tips of each point.  

I also die cut the Say It 2 - Love You die set (Technique Tuesday) using red and white cardstock.  I cut the dies twice with both the red and white cardstocks.  I use the reverse colors in the card tomorrow...so come back!


Final steps were to put some foam tape behind the red cardstock and adhere it to the card front.  I also adhered the words "love" and "you" to the solid white pieces and adhered them to the card front.  


Done!  Here is a close-up of the heart with the crystals.


I hope you enjoyed this idea on another way to use the string art heart from Anthony's Paper Craft.  Let me know by leaving a comment below.  Remember to check back tomorrow.  I will show how to use the same stamp with the excess die cuts from today. Until next time -

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

8 comments:

  1. WOW! Your work table is really fascinating with these lovelies you are producing. I thought yesterday's share was spectacular but this is extraordinary. Very impressive and inspiring. Thanks for the share.

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    1. WOW! Thanks for the amazing comments Lois. Glad you are loving all of my cards. This was a fun stamp to play with and I wanted something different. Thanks for stopping by the blog again!

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  2. How clever is this !!! It reminds me of the Spirograph I played with as a child !!! Very unique card, I LOVE IT !!!

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    1. Thanks Debra. This is a clever fun stamp and I love that you love the card. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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    1. Thanks so much Mike! Glad you love the card. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and for stopping by the blog. Glad you love the card!

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