Wednesday 7 September 2022

Heart Collection Anniversary

Hi there.  I made this anniversary card using a snippet of card which I used when gelli printing to brayer the spare ink onto, and I made this the background and also used two stamps from a set by Woodware just called Heart Collection.  I also used a Sweet Dixie Hearts die for the aperture.

I cut the snippet to fit a 6" square base card and then die cut the heart fairly centrally.  I used one of the Woodware heart stamps in the centre of the aperture having first marked where the aperture would be on the base card, and used Staedler purple and blue brush markers straight to stamp with also a fine mist of water.  I wasn't totally happy with the way it had stamped so I stamped it again on a snippet of white card and then cut it out.  I decided that I wanted to make the background around the heart pink and I used some Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I then stamped some little hearts onto the background itself using the same Hearts Collection set and a Staedler brush marker in a fairly light pink, and finally I added the sentiment using my Misti stamp positioner.  I tried using Dusty Concord DI but  it didn't show up well enough so I went over it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  Finally I placed the aperture background onto the card, and decided to darken the area around and within the aperture so I used Picked Raspberry DI with a blending tool.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

Snippets Playground Challenge - Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
We Love Stamping September Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - September: Anything Goes.


brenda said...

There's a real ethereal feel to your Gelli design Pat which works so well for an Anniversary card, it's lovely to see you at We Love Stamping September challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Aquarius said...

Great anniversary card - love how there are usually 'extras' to use when Gelli printing. Never waste anything do we 😉😉

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Anniversary card Pat but I love your heart theme....the colours of your background are perfect against your blue heart....


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely card, the Woodware heart in the centre looks so different and eye catching in purple and blue!
Thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, what a gorgeous anniversary card, I love the heart design and the beautiful colours. Your background design is so pretty. I've never used a geli plate, but maybe I'll have a think about it as they make some beautiful backgrounds, Kate x

Sarn said...

Thanks for bringing this lovely anniversary card to the Snippets Playground.

After all that hard work you must be in need of some refreshment. Please make your way up to the Treehouse! Xxx

Marjan said...

A lovely anniversary card, Pat! Love the heart cutout and the soft rose within that sets the smaller heart of so well. The gelli backgrounsd is lovely too, so soft and suitable for a card like this.

Sarn said...

Great use of a pretty gelli print.

Thanks for entering homework to the Snippets Playground xxx

Di said...

Hello Pat. You'd already linked your card into the Playground well before the challenge closed early. So, of course you'll be included in the prize draw. Lovely card too.



Liz said...

Lovely card Pat, the background is so pretty. xx

Sarn said...

Stunning Silver Wedding Annivesary card. Love the EF and the sweet flowers at the edge. x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and beautiful card! Clever idea!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping September Challenge;-))m

Kathyk said...

Fab make today, Pat and CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner over at the Snippets playground too

Happy Sunday


SarahR said...

Hello Pat, that is such a lovely card - your colours are so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Sarah - DT