Bear Hugs & Hearts
This is Caly and I’m excited to be on The Stamp Market Blog today sharing a card that I made using the new Hand-drawn Heart Die along with the Bear Hugs Bundle. I couldn’t love this Bear Hugs Bundle more. Honestly… stay tuned for my next guest blog on Monday because I use it again. I was pleasantly surprised to it to be such a versatile set. Let’s dive right in and talk about today’s card – because the true stunner here is the new Hand-drawn Heart Die!
I started by die-cutting the Hand-drawn heart from gold foil cardstock. To give it more dimension, I cut it 3 more times using heavy white cardstock. I added adhesive and stacked each one – putting the foil cardstock on top.
I set the heart aside to begin stamping and coloring the bear and tiny heart images using Copic markers (R00, R20, R05, R29, E31, E30, C1, C00). After coloring, I placed the bears where I wanted them to sit on the heart strands and cut off the excess and glued it down to a white card panel.
I took used a white heart from one of the die cut negatives from the hand-drawn heart and ink-blended it with Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks and splattered it with water before in-laying it into the heart. I matted this card panel with a subtle red carsdtock and used a layer of craftoam to give it additional dimension.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white over black cardstock and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. As a final touch, I flooded the entire heart with a thick layer of clear lacquer (Glossy Accents) and left it to dry overnight. I saved this for last because it’s risky to work on a card with wet lacquer (I often get impatient and stick my finger it in…*the shame!*…so don’t do that)!
I hope you all enjoyed this card. That so much for stopping by today! See you all again on Monday!