Monday, 6 July 2015

Blooming Hearts

     This weeks project for Creative Expressions is made using John Lockwood stamp set Flower Hearts Elements, along with some other CE goodies.

      I stamped nine hearts and embossed them using Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold. To colour them I used Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks, these are a liquid version of the watercolour paints. These paints come in small bottles with a brush very much like an eyeliner. The embossing repels the ink making it easy to achieve a great effect.
     Once all nine hearts were coloured I cut them out by hand and folded them along the centre line of one side. Glue the flat side over the folded side making sure to line them up carefully.

     As you work around the flower gluing all the hearts together they lift slightly giving the flower a little dimension.
    I used an alcohol marker to colour the white edges of the hearts to make them blend in. The centre is one of the new Dazzlers from the Gold set. There are three Dazzlers of Four different shades per pack.
     I chose to mount the flower on white card die cut with Sue Wilson's Madison Square die set. I used the two largest dies and kept them together over a green paper. The card blank was white before I covered it with gold paper.
     The finishing touch was to add some tiny gems to the white card, this could just as easily have been done using Cosmic Shimmer PVA Coloured glue, maybe next time. I haven't added a greeting to this card as I don't know what it will be used for yet but there are greetings with the stamp set.

Materials used
CE John Lockwood stamp set - Flower Hearts Elements
CE Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder - Bright Gold
CE Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks
CE Cosmic Shimmer PVA - Dries Clear
CE Dazzlers - Circles - Gold Collection
CE Sue Wilson Die Set - New York Collection - Madison Square

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Anything Goes with Flowers
Allsorts - How Does Your Garden Grow
Sister Act - Anything Goes (cards)


  1. A stunning focal bloom Rocky and so luxurious with the gold embossing, it's perfect card for our theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. What an eye catching design and love the way that you have used the hearts. Thankyou for sharing your project with the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x


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