Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cards from card kits - hearts with embossed layers

 I have had these kits sitting on my desk for more than a month!!  I got started on making cards with them a few days ago.  I decided to change them up because I find it difficult to make lots of any one design.  Click here to check out the original design. I have made several other sketches since then - these ones and this one.
For these two, I used only one of the decorative paper hearts and layered them onto scalloped heart die cuts from previous kits and then onto the embossed backgrounds.  For the first one, I layered on some gold embossed mesh (window screening) then added strip of red decorative paper.  I added the layered hearts using 3D foam tape and trimmed the greeting before I tucked it below the mesh.  For the second one, I ripped the embossed layer to create a strip of brown over which I glued my layered heart.  I trimmed my greeting and tucked it just below the heart and then added the little brown heart die cut.  The blue heart was punched from a hand decorated layer from an old ATC.  Love the dimension of it!!

For these two I used three hearts!!  I ripped the embossed layer for the first cards to create a contrasting line and glued my hearts over the gap.  I trimmed and layered my greeting before tucking it below my last heart.  As a final touch I added the little red heart die cut to the bottom heart to help draw the eye to the greeting.  Using only three hearts on the blue one simplified the design and gave the card a cleaner look!  Used the little heart die cut on the far end of my greeting.
It has been fun to reinvent cards with these card kits!!              Therese