Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bloomin' Love Heart
I'm sure you have seen the new Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies on the internet by now. There are so many lovely card designs using the Bloomin' Love stamp set and matching Bloomin' Heart Die. I love how delicate and detailed the die is! I heard many of you groan at just the thought of trying to poke out all the little pieces of the heart, but that is no longer a problem. Now we have the Big Shot Die Brush! It makes it oh, so easy to pop out all those little pieces! First, use the Precision Base Plate on top of the Magnetic Platform in your Big Shot. Place one Clear Cutting Plate on top and run it through the Big Shot 3 times. Pick it up and look to see if all the cuts are clear through. If some seem not to be all the way through, turn the die 90 degrees and run it through again. This way, if your Big Shot has more pressure in one spot than another, you will get clean cuts everywhere.
Then place the metal die with the card stock still in it face down on the foam pad that comes with the Big Shot Die Brush and run the brush over it in all directions. The brush will push into the little holes and knock all the pieces out for you. If a couple remain, you can place the partially cut card stock face down on the pad and lightly go over those spots. It works great every time!
Who says Valentines have to be pink and red? I wanted a totally unique look on my card, so I cut out two hearts, one in Whisper White and one in Blackberry Bliss and glued them together slightly offset. That way the Blackberry Bliss heart really pops off the page! Then I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear to lightly brush over the Blackberry Bliss card stock. The result is stunning! Add a few flowers also cut out with the Bloomin' Heart Dies and the Love You banner from the Bloomin' Love stamp set to finish off the focal point on your card.
Popping it up with Dimensionals onto a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock that has been scored on the diagonals with a few Basic Pearls and you have a stunning card! This card could easily be a Valentine, Birthday, Mother's Day, or appreciation card. Personalize to suit your needs.
Thanks to Ann Schach at www.stampinchic.com for the inspiration! She gave me the idea for the score lines and using non-traditional colors for my card. You can view her card here.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!