Saturday, March 18, 2017
Flowers made with heart!
I had so much fun this morning creating these cards! And what a clever technique! I had signed up for a class by Lisa Spangler on Big Picture Classes. https://www.bigpictureclasses.com/ Lisa shows how you can make big flowers from small heart stamps! I love this idea! And to think I have already invested in so many large flower stamps that now hurt my hands to press! I think these cards came out pretty well, despite the fact that they were my first attempts at this technique! and they look like the flowers I made from Hero Arts large flower stamps that I pictured on the heading of my blog!
I used some older Hero Arts stamps to make these cards. I have no idea what stamps I used because I have unmounted all my wood stamps and have them on cling mount. The two cards at the left were stamped with the same bold heart stamp. The only difference between them is the spacing. I used a 1 1/8" circle to space out the larger flower, and I used a 1" circle to space the smaller flower. I used Clearsnap Orchid Pastel chalk ink for both. The smaller flower is actually stamped on the card front. The larger flower I cut out and attached to a card front. The accent papers were from Confetti Birthday pad from DCWV. The stamped circle sentiment is from Paper Smooches Spiritual Sentiments stamp set. Inside the card says, "on your birthday and always" that I printed on the computer.
The card at the right used the hearts in an overlapping manner. I stamped using a Clearsnap pink pigment pad and then cut out and colored the flower with water based markers. The center of this flower is actually a fussy cut flower from another printed paper, from Magenta. I think the vintage papers I chose for the background (Hobby Lobby) complement the vintage colors I chose for the flower.
I had one teeny problem making these cards. You see, I ran out of tape runner. And I am loathe to buy more. It is so expensive! So I used a lot of glue to put these cards together, and I have to practice! I got glue everywhere! I am thankful for my Tombow Mono sand eraser that helped with erasing some of the most obvious glops.
Thank you, Lisa and Big Picture Classes for a fun technique! I will have fun making some more cards!