It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is next week, it seems to have come round so quickly, so I thought I'd better get crafting, making a card for my Hubby.
I die cut three hearts from a sheet of card, I glued two together and set aside for later. With the remaining one, I had a play with several colour of Wow! Embossing Powders getting a lovely melted mingle of colours. I used "Love is the drug", "Earthtone Blueberry", "Rich Gold" and "Silent Night" (which has some glitter in with the embossing powder.
Between each colour, I heat set then once cool, applied more embossing ink before applying the next colour. The more times I did it, the longer the powder would take to become liquid, but when it did, the heat gun was able to move the colour around the heart.
For the final coat, I used Wow! Clear embossing powder to give an extra glossy finish to the heart. Once it was dry, I glued it to the other heart(s) so that it had a strong base, then added foam pads to the base of the heart.
I then moved on to the card base, creating a card blank measuring four inches square. Using the same white card, I die cut two squares one with a plain edge and one with a stitched edge.
I adhered the plain square on to the prepared card blank. I then put the stitched edged square through a Cuttlebug embossing folder with a small dot designs and ran it through the Big Shot. I then adhered the embossed square over the plain one on the card base.
In my craft stash, I found some white die cut leaves using the Sizzix/Stampin' Up "Pretty Pines Thinlits Die Set", so I used those and glued them into position on the card.
Before I added the heat embossed heart, I stamped the words "Love You" using the Simon Says Stamp "Tiny Words - Encouragement" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.
Finally, I popped the heat embossed heart in the middle of the card and added some sticky backed gems to some of the foliage.