Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Be Mine {Heart Tutorial}

Tip Junkie handmade projectsOn Christmas Day Eve, I settled into my crafty area and decided to do some creating and unwind from a very quiet day. Sounds funny doesn't it? Quiet days can be exhausting you know. ;) I decided to get cracking on some lovey dovey cards and what better paper collection to use then the Head over Heels collection from Lily Bee. Thanks to the warehouse sale, I've got lots of it now and want to play into the wee hours of the night. I would if I could!

I thought I would share with you the heart I made for this card...

Supplies: Paper, Sticker: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Stick pin: Jillibean Soup, Bling: Michaels, Doilies: Little Yellow Bicycle (I think...), Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Border Punch: Fiskars, Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD

So I'm pretty sure the doilies I used are from Little Yellow Bicycle. I could be wrong but I cited them as the manu because I know that I had several from them. At any rate, you can use any small to medium sized doilies. I cut out the center.


I used a mister bottle and put a little bit of Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels. The color I used is Paradise Pink. I spritzed the doily on top of a rag and then used the rag to blot and speed up the drying time.


I did this to two doilies.

Using the faux_stitches_-_heart_C00752_17986 Silhouette shape, I cut one heart using the patterned paper at 3.75" and then two more with black card stock. For the cardstock hearts, I ungrouped and took out the faux stitching cuts.


To create the ruffle, I adhered the doily to the back of one of the black hearts.


Turn it over and adhere the patterned heart on top. The reason I did it this way is because I wanted to the black to show through the faux stitching on the patterned heart. If I had adhered the doily directly to the patterned paper it would have shown through the holes.




The other black heart I cut was glued to the bottom. This helped with when it was time to adhere to the base of the card. It helped with keeping it even and will also reinforce the doily.


For the final embellishments, I cut the small doily shape from patterned paper and adhered with pop dots. The 'be MINE' sentiment is actually a whole sticker that I cut into strips and stuck on top. I used the stick pin from Jillibean Soup and stuck that into the pop dot as a fun little accent. To complete a balanced and interesting look, I added a strip of scalloped patterned paper to the bottom and a few pieces of bling. Because where there is pink and ruffles, there must be bling! :) 

While I am beginning to shift focus on Valentine's and other wintery cards, I'm still enjoying Christmas. Our house will remain decorated until January 1st. I hate rushing holidays. :) 

6 comments:

Connie said...

looks fantastic!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I need to get me some doilies! Such a pretty card. :)

April D said...

Wow! Gorgeous project!!

Pamela said...

Love it! Great tutorial!! :)

Gina Lideros said...

Hi Melissa,
I love how you used the doilies behind the heart. SO cute!

Andrea @ Wild Bean Vanilla Blog said...

This is so cute! I looooove black, white and pink!! Thanks for commenting on my blog too!