Wednesday 9 August 2023

Gold Encased Heart Anniversary

Hi everybody.  I have an anniversary card to show today using a Sweet Dixie Heart die and also a corner die which came as part of a box set No. 1 by Sheena Douglass which also included floral and sentiment stamps, a stencil, this die and also a sentiment die and some pretty papers and toppers.  I have used one or two of the floral stamps but this is being used for the first time here.

I started by making the heart which I die cut from a Sweet Dixie set and then using some alcohol inks on my gelli plate I laid a piece of white card on the plate to pick up the inks.  I used watermelon, indigo and Terracotta with also a Rose Gold Mixative and some blending solution to move it around a bit.  I used ordinary card and did this process a couple of times to cover a piece big enough to die cut the heart from, as the card absorbs the ink unlike Yupo where it lays on the surface.  When cut I also added a bit of shimmery pink and lilac eyeshadow using a sponge blender which came with the set of eyeshadows.  This was a tip I got over at You Tube in videos by Chrissie Stokes here and here, if you don't have any pigment powders, and I have to say if you watch the videos you will see that they work really well.  I also added some small bits of glue using a glue pen and added some gilding flakes, but after adding the bits of eyeshadow and buffing a bit they unfortunately disappeared..I don't think I used enough glue although they did seem to be adhering well.

I then added a heart aperture to a piece of white card 5" square, a size larger than my inked heart, and then thought about what I could do to pretty it up and found this corner die from the Sheena Douglass box set.  I cut three and experimented with them as a border around the heart tucking them inside the edge.  I decided to make them gold and used a Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink coating them with it and then heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  At this point I added the gold sentiment using the same Galaxy Gold ink and Clear Gloss EP, and then added this layer to the 6" square white card.  I didn't think this through properly and I had rather a job manoevring the heart behind the gold border as I had already glued the aperture itself down.  It would have been better to place the heart behind the aperture in the front section held in place with a bit of removable tape and added some wet glue on the back of the heart before removing the temporary tape and glueing it down..anyway I did eventually manage it, but the air was a little

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
Addicted to CAS Challenge - No. 243 Shapes.  (I hope this is considered to be CAS enough).
Unicorn Challenge - No. 90 CAS.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - August Anything Goes/CAS (I'm playing the option).
Simply Clean and Simple August Challenge - Anything Goes/Outdoors.


Aquarius said...

This is a lovely anniversary card and clever use of the border die to frame it. I had to smile at you turning the air blue due to not thinking the process through - something which happens here at times 🤣. Agree that was a handy tip from Chrissie about using eyeshadow and it certainly works.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the background, gorgeous mix of colours and a wonderful use of the dies, a Gorgeous card Pat.
Faith x

Melanie Hungerford said...

All you did to create your card certainly resulted in a beautiful CAS result! Thanks you for sharing with us and joining our challenge at Simply CAS!

Marjan said...

Love the depth you created with the layers and the heart done in alcohol inks. They give a different kind of rseult indeed when used on normal cardstock. I knew about the trick with the eyeshadow, very clever! Gilding flakes will adhere to double sided tape, but if you want random "blobs" I would not know what to use except what you already tried. The gold corners make it a very elegant and festive card! Beautiful!

cuilliesocks said...

What an elegant card, I love the colours in your heart and the corner dies are just so beautiful, wonderful design Pat, I love it, Kate x

Hannelie said...

So beautiful! I love the touches of gold!

Vicky Hayes said...

A beautiful anniversary card Pat and some great tips too! Hope the blue air cleared quickly!! Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS. Vicky x

Sue said...

Beautiful Anniversary Card and thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create x

foleysfriend said...

Thank you for sharing how you created this beautiful clean and simple anniversary card. I would have never guessed that you used a corner punch for the pretty lattice. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.

Liz said...

I love this CAS anniversary card, Pat. The colours of the heart are beautiful and I’ve never thought to use eyeshadow on a card. The corner die cuts frame the heart beautifully. xx

Catie Cuddles said...

This is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT