Thursday, February 5, 2015

Love You Still

This card is brought to you by a mix of "oh, I remember that die" and "what, I've never used that stamp set?!?!" and a challenge from a crafty pal. Lots of stuff going on here.

First the card, then I'll explain:

This all started on Sunday when I was crafting with a friend, and I asked her about a piece of 12x12 paper that was laying on her craft space. I may have mentioned it was a pretty color of blue. She then handed it to me, said "it's yours!" and challenged me to use it.

So, I today I DID! I followed the current Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge:

I took the pretty paper and my "OMG I REMEMBER THAT FLOURISH" MFT Sentimental Flourish die to make the pretty blue flourish. Then I thunk and I thunk and I decided inlaying the die cut would be easier than applying glue and wrestling with it.

I die-cut the flourish again out of a white panel, saving all the little pieces that fell out. I cut a piece of printer paper just smaller than the panel, covered it with Tombow adhesive, and stuck it to the back of the panel. I then put the flourish in place, and filled in all the white pieces like a puzzle. I really like how that turned out.

I used my Savvy Stamps Heart Set dies to die-cut two hearts from a remnant of red card stock that was sitting next to my paper trimmer. I stuck down the larger one, and popped up the smaller one on some foam tape.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set I HAD TO HAVE but had yet to use. Now it's been used and put away! go, me

After a frustrating period of time looking through my vast collection of Every Color Blue But The One I Need card stock, I ended up just using another piece of the same blue patterned paper for my layer.

For my last act, I colored the hearts with my clear Wink of Stella pen:

Not dusty ... shiny. I need a new photographer.

Since I used two hearts, I'm also going to enter this into the current Cards In Envy challenge to use two or more hearts on a card.

In other news, I stopped by my LSS today to pick up some Stick It paper. I hope it lets me stick that flourish onto card stock like a sticker. I'll let you know how that works out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add: My card was chosen as a favorite at Happy Little Stampers!

Stuff I used: Remnant of red card stock, a piece of Basic Grey 12x12 paper, and the following:


  1. Fantastic card, Leslie. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you made this card. I'm going to have to be CASing this beauty real soon. Love It. Have a good day.

  2. Thanks for your inspiring post on how to avoid wrestling with flourishes while trying to pate them down. I am eager to hear how the Stick It paper works, too. Pretty card -thanks for sharing!

  3. Love it Leslie! Clever inlaying that flourish die cut! Hazel x

  4. Hey! That is pretty nifty. I was wondering what that flourish looked like and now I know. I like the idea of cutting a flourish in the middle and piecing it back together. It's a great look.

  5. Love the inlay die in your design. It perfectly sets of the hearts and is is just right for the Cards in Envy "Hearts a Flutter" challenge this week. We appreciate you joining us and we'd love to see you again soon.

  6. Gorgeous card Leslie. LOVE the inlaid design technique ... the pretty pattern paper really shows through and highlights your two beautiful hearts perfectly. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers!

  7. Absolutely brilliant! LOVE your inlaid dies - so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  8. Gorgeous card Leslie. Love the inlay and that paper is very pretty.

  9. that is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry cool flourish! (& the puzzle-piecing method makes it look like marquetry, which is the kind of thing that makes civilians say, "HOW did you DO that??!?!" in a way that totally makes ya feel like a magician!) :) :) :)

  10. Beautiful! I love how you did the scrolls behind the hearts! So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  11. Beautiful Card, i love how you used the scrolls in your card, It looks like you inlayed it. Awesome

  12. love the swirls and colors here!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!!


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