Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pals January 2018 “From the Heart” Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I had so much fun creating this card! I'm not sure I have ever used the heavier Designer Series Paper for the actual card base, but it works wonderfully. I thought this brush-stroke painted piece from the Painted With Love paper was perfect!

To cover the heart above with the chunky glitter, I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I simply snipped a piece off of the sheet, took the backing paper off and adhered a piece of Razzleberry cardstock to it. Then I die cut the heart. At that point, I took the other backing sheet off and "smooshed" the sticky side on to some chunky glitter I had poured on to a piece of scrap paper. After I got as many pieces of glitter as I could to hold, I sprinkled some Stampin' Emboss Gold Powder on top. The embossing powder stuck to the sticky parts that were not covered by the glitter. I then used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. This process sounds harder than it really is, I will more than likely do a quick tutorial video in the next few weeks. 

I layered a piece of vellum on top of the DSP to soften the look a bit and make the glittery heart "pop". Before I adhered the fancy heart, I stamped the heart border and embossed it with Stampin' Emboss Gold Powder. 

I used a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside, so I could stamp a sentiment. 

The word "Love" is from the Sunshine Wishes Dies. The rest of the supply list is below. To complete the look, I added a piece of matching DSP to the envelope. All in all, I was very happy with how this turned out. 

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

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  1. What a beautiful card!!! Love the glittery heart and thank you for the instructions on how you did it. I cant wait to get my DP.

  2. Kim, you are such an artist! I love how you did the glitter heart and explained how it all came together. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Great idea to soften this bold paper with vellum. Love it Kim!

  4. WOW! Brilliant using the embossing powder. Love your card. You amaze me!

  5. Oh my goodness... BRILLIANT!! love it!!!

  6. Great card! Such a wonderful idea with the heart!

  7. Kim, that's a fabulous chunky, gold heart! Great with the matching envelope too!


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