Hiya lovelies! Welcome to my second Paper Rose post for this month! It’s been a super busy week here with lots of back to school appointments and supplies shopping, for both my daughter and me! This time I’m sharing 3 gorgeous designs utilising the Small Stitched Heart die set and a single stamp… plus playing with my new-to-me toy, Dylusions Shimmer Spray.
To Make these 3 cards you will need the following:
- Paper Rose Small Stitched Hearts Die set
- Paper Rose Hello 4×6 Clear Stamp Set
- Die Cut machine
- 2 12 x 12″ sheets of smooth white cardstock
- 1 x 10.5cm x 14.5cm piece of smooth black cardstock
- Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Cut Grass, Polished Jade and Calypso Teal
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
- Distress Ink – Black Soot
- Small paintbrush and water spritzer
- Tiny Hearts Embossing folder
- Silver Bling Gems
- 3 x A6 folded cards with envelopes.
To start with take one sheet of white card stock and cut yourself four 10 x 14cm panels. Keep the offcuts and put them to one side. Take the second sheet of white and cut two 10.5 x 14.5cm panels. Take three of the smaller white panels, pop them into a box and spray them well with a mix of the three dylusion shimmer sprays. Once dried, add touches of the gold shimmer spritz and allow to dry completely. From one of the sprayed panels I’ve then cut 6 medium and 5 small hearts, and from the leftover white cardstock I’ve cut 5 small hearts.
For Card 1 I’ve take the last 10x14cm panel and with some watered down black soot distress ink, given it a bit of a splatter effect by tapping a paintbrush on my finger across the page. I’ve then used the “i love you” sentiment stamp from the Hello 4×6 Clear Stamp set and stamped to the right hand side in between splatter marks.
Using 2 of the medium and 5 of the small stitched hearts cut from the coloured panel I’ve arranged them in a way I like then attached with foam tape to give it a bit of dimension. I’ve finished the card off with some silver bling gems in several sizes.
For Card 2 I’ve used one of the coloured 10 x 14cm panels and have run it through my die cut machine in a tiny hearts embossing folder. I’ve then attached the 5 white stitched hearts cut earlier to the right hand side with foam tape, stamped the same “i love you” sentiment onto a small piece of white cardstock and rounded the corners, again attached with foam tape. I’ve finished it off with two small silver bling gems.
This technique will work well with all types of embossing folders, I tested it on my swiss dots and snowflakes folders as well and they turned out great!
For card 3 I’ve taken the remaining coloured panel and added four 3.75cm squares in white cardstock in a window style fashion, leaving room underneath for the i love you sentiment to go below. I’ve dabbed my paintbrush with the watered down black soot ink again to give the panels a bit more dimension. After that has dried I’ve added the remaining 4 medium coloured heart panels onto the squares and the “i love you” sentiment piece using foam tape and finished off again for assorted silver bling gems.
These 3 cards are perfect for Valentines Day, anniversaries etc… however if you swap the sentiment out for one of the others in the stamp set you’d be able to use these designs all year round!