More Than Chocolate Brusho Heart Box
P retty, easy Valentine or anniversary card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and glimmer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Real Red Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Early Espresso Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Shimmery White Cardstock
- 3-1/2" square from Red Glimmer Paper
- 1" x 3" from Whisper White Cardstock
Use an Aqua Painter to scribble lots of water diagonally across the center of the Shimmery White Cardstock rectangle from the upper left corner to the bottom right corner. Sprinkle on some brilliant red Brusho Crystal Colour. Use the Aqua Painter to spread the color around as desired. Sprinkle on more brilliant red Brusho if desired and blend as needed. Set aside to dry thoroughly. You can speed up drying with the Heat Tool if desired.
As you are ready to stamp on each piece of cardstock using the More Than Chocolate Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the long, skinny solid candy with diagonal wavy stripes on it image from the More Than Chocolate Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad and stamp on one end of the strip of white cardstock.
Mount the solid circle candy with a spiral design on it image from the More Than Chocolate Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Chocolate Chip Ink Pad and stamp in the center of the strip of white cardstock.
Mount the bitten candy image from the More Than Chocolate Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad and stamp on the other end of the strip of white cardstock. Leave this stamp on the block for now.
Pick out the straight edged heart framelit from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits that cuts out a 3" wide heart. Place the Glimmer Paper square upside down on a Cutting Pad on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the heart framelit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Tip: Turning the Glimmer Paper upside down before cutting it will help to keep the cutting edges of your framelits sharp. Just don't do this if an image will be reversed (like words).
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of 1/4" Copper Trim.
Lay the ribbon across the center of the glimmer heart at an upward angle from left to right. Flip the heart over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive. Leave the protective backings in place for now.
If the Shimmery White Cardstock is dry, then proceed with the next steps. If it is not dry, you can speed up drying by using the Heat Tool if you wish.
Without adhering, place the glimemr heart cut out on the left side of the Shimmery White Cardstock at a slight angle.
Mount the "I love you more than chocolate" sentiment on Block H. Ink it up with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it in the lower right corner of the Shimmery White Cardstock. Remember to put the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat before stamping so you get nice clean images.
Re-ink the bitten piece of candy image on Block A with the Early Espresso Ink Pad. Stamp it over the word "you" in the sentiment so the crumbs are spilling down and the candy is about 3/4" above the sentiment and about 1/2" in from the right side of the Shimmery White Cardstock.
Put Tear & Tape Adhesive strips on the back of the Shimmery White layer as close to the sides as you can get.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape and add SNAIL to the center and adhere the Shimmery White layer to the Early Espresso layer. Then, adhere them to the front of the Real Red card.
Add some more Tear & Tape to the back of the glimmer heart cut out. Remove the backings and adhere the glimmer heart cut out at a slight angle on the left side of the card.
Squeeze the lid of the Chocolate Chip Ink Pad to get a pool of ink in the lid. Open the pad but leave the lid exposed. Use a Blender Pen to pick up some ink from the puddle in the lid and color in the diagonal wavy stripes on the long skinny candy on the strip of white cardstock. Pick up more ink from the pad lid as needed. Remember to stroke the Blender Pen in one direction only. If you go back and forth, then the card stock could start to pill and tear. Scribble on Grid Paper to clean the tip of the Blender Pen until no more color is coming off.
Repeat the step above using the Real Red Ink Pad to color in the spiral on the round candy on the strip of white cardstock. Remember to clean the Blender Pen when done.
Use Paper Snips to cut out the candy images on the strip of white cardstock. Just cut off the crumbs from the bitten piece of candy.
Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the cut out bitten candy image over the image stamped on the Shimmery White Cardstock.
Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the cut out long, skinny candy image to the front of the card over the sentiment on the left side at a slight angle.
Use a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the cut out round candy image over the center of the sentiment on the card front.
Cut an 8" piece of 1/4" Copper Trim. Tie a small bow and trim the ends.
Adhere the bow to the center of the ribbon on the glimmer heart at a slight angle using a Mini Glue Dot.