Friday 17 February 2023

Heart of Hearts Valentine

Hi everyone.  I made this card of my hubby using a Sue Wilson Heart of Hearts die from her Finishing Touches range, and I also used a die cut frame from a set by Claritystamp called Nested Doodle Frame-Its.

I started with the main heart die which cuts into the card and I made a stencil cutting it from an offcut of card.  I then found a piece of white card cut at approximately 4" square, and having found the centre I started with the stencil of the die upside down and roughly assessed whether I could fit it four times on the card going round from the centre, and I thought I would give it a try.  I ink blended with a blending brush and Candied Apple Distress Ink and it fitted perfectly by making sure I butted each time up to the last.  I was then left with the empty corners and I used the die with the bottom pointed section and fitted in some more hearts to to fill the card.  I then had the idea of using the stencil again to place a heart in the centre of the piece of card, using the same ink but just to give a soft impression.  This was not so successful and I then decided to use a Black Micron Pen to outline the hearts and then fill them in to make them stand out from the busy background.  I then added the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and added a black matted layer.  I had already cut a set of the frames and I chose this one which allowed room for the topper to fit within it and adhered it to the white 6" square card, and then added the topper too.

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

I am entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 715 - Anything Goes/All About Hearts.
Country View Challenges - Feb. 2023 - Be Sentimental.
Inkspirational Challenge - No. 283 Use Stencils.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Frame It.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 315 Valentine for a Guy.
Stencil Fun Challenge - February - Anything Goes with a Stencil/Hearts.


Christine Alexander said...

the card looks amazing, great idea going over the central heart in black pen although that sounds like a lot of work ♥

brenda said...

How very striking Pat, all the elements come together so nicely and think I may need that Clarity frame. Many thanks for sharing with us at this weeks Allsorts challenge and using the heart option.

B x

Anonymous said...

Lots of haerts Pat…love it!
Grtz Ellen
Ellen’s Greetingcards

dj said...

Stencil over stencil...brilliant!! Very classy card!! Thanks for playing along with our “valentine for a guy” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G315

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous design. Thank you for joining us at the Allsorts Challenge.

Aquarius said...

Plenty of hearts of this lovely Valentine card

Liz said...

Super card Pat, a very clever design. xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow, Pat, you deserve an award for tenacitiy and patience. Stenciling that - I know I could do it but the thought gives me a headache. Bravo to you for doing it! You framed it up nicely too, sweet card! XOX

Kathyk said...

I like this, a lot, a great idea to use similarly sized mini hearts for the background and focal image, just changing the colour

Have a great weekend


Sarn said...

A lovely card full of hearts for Valentine's Day xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Looks like the mosaics we used to make! Pat, your impeccable placement of the hearts is beautiful! Such a wonder card. hugs, de

Marjan said...

What a wonderful card, love the red hearts background over which you placed the black heart, so clever and a stunning look! The frame is simple, elegant and very beautiful around it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a clever design Pat, it looks, as Donna says, like mosaic. Gorgeous creation.
Faith x

Darlene said...

Oh Pat, this is so, so pretty! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

Jolanda Johnstone said...

A stunner! Great balance of the Red, White and Black colors. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing this card with us at C4G this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Helen said...

Beautifully made.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Ros Crawford said...

Loving all those little hearts Pat - very cleverly done my friend

Pia S said...

Very clever effect created using a die as both a die and a stencil. I think this is a very eyecatching design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Craftyfield said...

Clever you... I'd never have thought of using the heart stencil to cover a square! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!

Monika Gulyas said...

What a great design and idea! I love this card! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!

cm said...

Your pretty hearts-on-hearts cards was one of our Top Picks at Inkspirational. Thank you for joining us!