I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with lots of die-cutting:
I haven't made a fiddly card for a while, so this was a lot of fun to do and I'm in love with the colour combo, so will have to do this again!!
I started by grabbing a big piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS and watercolouring away to my hearts content with Distress Inks 'Picked Raspberry', 'Worn Lipstick' and 'Abandoned Coral'. I kept drying it with my heat gun and adding more colour until I was happy with the result. I then die-cut the Heart Board Fri-die from it twice. I also die-cut the heart again a few times from white CS to use the extras for dimension.
While I was die-cutting, I die-cut the heart twice from the card front, leaving a teeny-tiny space between them both. I then adhered a piece of white CS behind them to help with the inlay process. I added the largest heart first so it was level with the card front. I then added a white one of the next size with the coloured heart on top. I then carried on with each layer, adding 2 extra, then 3 extra and then 4 extra white die-cuts to make each coloured heart layer higher. I hope that makes sense!!
For the sentiment I didn't want to cover up any of my coloured hearts, so I die-cut the arrow from the same Heart Board Fri-die set from white CS and stamped the sentiment from the Cupids Arrow stamp set. And I also glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins for a bit more sparkle!
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Its really cold now so I'm off to put on my long leggings, socks and a warm sweatshirt, which is so weird because I was in shorts and t-shirt until bedtime last night as it was so warm. Mother Nature is so fickle!!