I created four cards with Heart Diamonds. I love that it's a versatile stamp set that can be stamped with ink pads in layers, heat embossed for dimension, or stamped with the outline and colored with any medium. The first three cards show how I used the outline heart stamps and watercolored with distress inks. The last card features a very CAS design and shows how beautiful it looks stamped in layers. The sentiments in this set are some of my favorite!
I created a lot of really 'happy' backgrounds using blending tools and distress inks and Mama Elephant pigment inks. I picked random colors just to see where it would take me. For some of them, I added splatters of water, sprays of gold, black, or white inks, and then some shimmer mist. Some were colored completely and others were partially colored. My embossing paste has been sitting and collecting dust so I took it out for these cards... before I put the cards together, I stamped several of the heart outline stamps on watercolor paper and heat embossed them in clear. I colored them with distress ink markers and added some water to lighten the color in some areas. Then I fussy cut them all out.
I added drops of different colored Distress Ink reinkers on my embossing paste on my kraft sheet to create these textured colors for the card. I used a Tim Holtz stencil for this card. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I used three colors... a yellow, an orange, and I tried to create pink but got a pretty dark one because I ended up adding too many drops of the reinker. Oh well :)
I stamped the "fabulous knows fabulous" on black cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This sentiment is from a set we'll be showing you tomorrow! I added a strip of white cardstock behind it to bring out more of the white of the sentiment. I trimmed down the card on both sides so I could add black strips. I arranged some of the colored hearts to the card and stuck them down with foam tape.
For my next card, I used less colors. ;-)
For my next card, I used less colors. ;-)
This time, I used my metallic gold embossing paste. Why have I not used this yet???? It's GORGEOUS, especially paired with this beautiful soft color. This card was much simpler. I had colored the background with Mama Elephant pigment ink and added white and shimmer spray to it. Then I used the same stencil and added the embossing paste in a diagonal manner. The sentiment is from the Pyrotechnics stamp set that we showed you yesterday. I stamped it on white cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I fussy cut around it and added it with foam tape. I see to use a lot of foam tape... I love dimension!
I added foam tape behind three matching heart outlines and arranged them over the embossed part. Once I knew where I wanted them, I added some gold thread behind them and pressed them down. I don't know if you can tell in this image below but I added some Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the hearts. You can also see the shine of the metallic gold embossed circles.
For my third card, I thought of doing a shaker card, but I still used some embossing paste and inky background. I only used WPlus9's Lake House Spray Mist and added white embossing paste using another stencil. I thought the Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale #11 Die was rather unique to use here... it's more than just luggage tag, right?! I die-cut the pieces out using black cardstock and filled it with some of the heart outlines that I fussy cut earlier. I glued some down inside so all the pieces didn't fall to the bottom. I added pink and white twine to it and taped it down at an angle. The sentiment "you were a good find" was stamped on white cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed with teal embossing powder. I fussy cut it and added it below the tag. The sentiment will be in a set we'll debut tomorrow.
Here's a closer look at the tag contents. I love how this sentiment goes really well with the heart diamonds or any of our earlier diamond sets!
My last card is really clean and simple! I love colors, but I try to create really different designs with all my cards. This was so easy to make, I could mass produce them. There are so many layer stamps out and finding the right colors for those layers has been a pain. I've got a lot of ink pads and experimented with various colors, but last week I discovered that I could use my Hero Arts Ombre Ink pads for layered stamps! Doh! So that's what I used here for the hearts below. Don't they look gorgeous? Don't need to search for different combinations now! I mean, you can still do that... lol. I stamped four of the hearts with all three layers in the various Hero Arts Ombre Ink pads and added the sentiment above in black dye ink. I taped it over black cardstock to give it a beautiful contrast.
Here is a closer look at the hearts. I didn't stamp them perfectly but I think they came out great regardless. :)
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