P retty encouragement card using Stampin' Up! products including a Sale-A-Bration item and a set that donates money to heart health.
Cut cardstock and specialty paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
- 3" x 3-1/4" from Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper
- 2-3/4" x 3" from Basic White Cardstock
- 1/2" x 4" from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Insert the Cherry Cobbler rectancle into the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Place the folder with the cardstock inside on the platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and run through the machine.
Adhere the dry embossed Cherry Cobbler rectangle to the front of the Flirty Flamingo card.
Mount the large, brushstroke heart image from the Strong Of Heart Set on Block E. Ink it up with the Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad. Stamp it on the horizontal white rectangle so the right edge of the heart goes off the right edge of the cardstock a tiny bit.
Mount the large, outline heart with flowers image from the Strong Of Heart Set on Block E. Ink it up with the VersaMark Pad. Stamp it on the horizontal white rectangle so it frames the brushstroke heart and the left and right edges almost touch the left and right edges of the cardstock.
Lay the stamped heart image on top of some Grid Paper in the center. Sprinkle on some Gold Powder from the Metallics Stampin' Emboss Powders so it covers the entire image. Tap off excess powder. If needed, use a fine paintbrush to brush off excess powder. Return the excess powder to the container to use again later.
Heat the powder with the Heat Tool until it is completely melted (shiny and smooth).
Tip: Use a clothespin to hold the cardstock while using the Heat Tool to avoid burning your fingers.
Put the stamped and heat embossed heart image on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Use the Dark and Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends to color in the small flowers.
Use the Dark and Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends to color in the larger flowers.
Use the Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color in the leaves.
Use the Color Lifter Stampin' Blends to remove excess color as needed.
Use Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the stamped, heat embossed, and colored heart image to the center of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper rectangle.
Use Tear & Tape Adhesive, to adhere the matted heart image to the upper right corner of the card front as shown.
Unlock the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Slide one short edge of the thin Flirty Flamingo strip into the right side of the punch (the side of the punch with the flatter end) as far as it will go and get it centered. Punch.
Mount the "stronger than you know" or "You amaze me!" sentiment from the Strong Of Heart Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad. Stamp it on the punched strip so it is about 1/4" from the left edge with the punched end on the left.
Use Paper Snips Scissors to trim the right end of the stamped strip at a sharp angle about 1/4" from the right edge. Try to match the angle you cut to the angle of the bottom left side of the heat embossed heart.
Adhere the stamped and cut down sentiment strip to the front of the card so the bottom edge is about 1/4" from the bottom edge of the matted heart image and the cut right end is in line with the heat embossed heart on the lower left side. The left edge of the sentiment will stick out over the left edge of the matted heart image.
Cut a 4" piece of the Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2" Metallic Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the front of the card at an angle that matches the angle of the cut end of the sentiment strip as shown.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a large gem from a sheet of Gilded Gems making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the upper right side of the brushstroke heart.