Miles Apart, But Close At Heart

Hello there, I have a CAS card to share for a couple of challenges:

I wanted an opportunity to use this Simon Says Stamp die again, as I’d previously used it with an alcohol ink background.

I took a piece of textured cream card from Papermill Direct, and cut the heart into it. I then put strips of double-sided sticky tape on the back making sure the sticky showed through the heart, and stuck it down onto a black card base.

I again cut the heart using a plum/purple card-stock, and paper-pieced the ‘streams’ of the heart into place onto the exposed double-sided sticky tape peaking through the heart……..no glue required……..

The sentiment – appropriate for the current times – is from a Heffy Doodle stamp set – lots of really, really, good sentiments in this set.

So – stamping in black onto a textured piece of card – it only took about four goes – thank goodness for the Misti!

the textured cream card

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownplum, cream, black

CASology – UNITE

Heart Caught in Crystal

Hello once again. I have a card to share utilising a technique I haven;t tried for ages – years in fact. It is the ‘caught in crystal’ technique I first saw from Sue Wilson.

The current challenge at CASology made me think of that technique again – so I went hunting through my stash for products I could use. Here is one of the results:

I started with a piece of acetate and added some glue, smoothed it out a little, then added alcohol inks, mica powders, ink sprays – well, I added a whole load of stuff to the background, but tried to keep it a deep red/purple look, as I knew I wanted to use this Simon Says Stamp ‘Streaming heart’ die – a recent purchase.

I then added some pink tissue paper – I didn’t have any white, so used the pink. Once dry it looked like this on the tissue paper side:

And on the shiny acetate side it looked like this:

It’s very difficult to picture the shine and metallic look to this – but I promise there is some in there somewhere………..I chose which area of the acetate piece I wanted showing through the die-cut heart, cut out a square piece, and glued it down beneath the white heart piece.

The sentiment is from an Altenew set called ‘Wishing You’ – I wanted a short but sweet sentiment.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CASologyCrystal

As You Like It Challengeanything goes

Mowing Along With The Timesall things new (heart die)

Crafters Cafe Blog ChallengeCAS

Stamplorations CAS January ChallengeCAS option metallic

Aud Sentimentsanything goes with a sentiment

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