Tuesday, February 19, 2013

pastel coloured heart card

Although Valentine's Day has passed, I still intend on posting a few more projects I've been working on but didn't finish in time to share before the day thanks to a rip roaring headache. And besides, Valentine's crafts can be made and given at anytime of year.
 
Over the weekend just gone I decided to experiment with pretty pastel papers and have a play around with my nifty Cuttlebug machine.
Obviously, I wanted to use the heart as the centrepiece of the card. I cut out a heart from white cardstock and pasted down punched out hearts in pretty pastel colours. As you can see, I started from the outside of the card and worked my way in, overlapping until I filled all of the white cardstock.
 
It took two hours of patience, but I do believe the end result was totally worth it.
Once I had my punched out hearts pasted, I decided to emboss it to give it some texture, and I'm glad I did try it out (even though I was terrified of stuffing it up) because I really love the look of it. The colours just blend beautifully.
To finish off the heart I punched a hole in the top and added some purple organza ribbon- just to give it that something extra special.
 
It was another simple card to make that required more patience than it did brain-power.
Materials used:
Cardstock: Kaisercard in Buttercup (29cm x 14.7cm), Kaisercard in Candy (12.7cm x 13cm), Kaisercard in Spearmint (9.8cm x 9.8cm) Kaisercard in Coconut
 
Paper: pastel pink, purple, blue, yellow & green
 
Other: double sided tape, mounting squares, purple organza ribbon, hole punch, small heart paper punch, Mod Podge, Cuttlebug machine, Divine Swirls embossing folder.




3 comments:

phylor said...

What a wonderful heart! My apologies for not having left a comment in ages!
I'm working backwards, and hope to catch up with myself some time!

Karen said...

That turned out absolutely gorgeous! Well done!!

Miss Chronically Creative said...

Thank you lovely ladies!

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