Tuesday, January 19

Row Of Hearts

I have a little card-making tutorial to share with you today, using the row of hearts from the Must Be Love digital stamp set. The card base is a slimline design, made from black card stock and measuring about 3" x 81/4".

Open the coloured image in MSWord or a photo editing program and resize it to 8" long (most programs will adjust the height automatically so the image doesn't get stretched). Add a sentiment in the top right hand corner, then print. 

Use a craft knife to cut around each heart. I kept the blade to the inside of the heavy black line and simply ignored all the stitches. Take care in the area between hearts as the card stock becomes quite narrow.

Secure the card stock strip to the card base with liquid glue or tape. I've left a thin border around the edges of my image panel by trimming it to fit.

Now add foam tape to each of the spaces and secure the hearts in place. I finished my card by applying a liberal coat of Nuvo aqua shimmer on each heart and around the edge of the card base.



Sandra H said...

So pretty

Suze said...

What a clever idea Beccy. I have never thought of cutting the centre of an image out and keeping it to raise up. I cut out the centre of your lantern image back in November but that was to put something else behind it. Another new idea to try when I get the chance.

Jennifer said...

Very effective technique, Beccy, 'popping' the hearts like that...love it!

Hugs, Jennifer. x

Jackie T said...

Hi Beccy this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!
Have a great day!

Lori m said...

Beccy your card is beautiful, your coloring is always so pretty, hugs, Lori m

terrie said...

Love your slimline heart card....thanks always for the tip on the making of the card.....well done and TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your pretty Valentine. And especially that it is a slimline design.

Teresa said...

It looks great like that!