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Faux-Stitched Half a Hearts

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Looking for another Half a Heart idea?  Here's a design using several best-selling dies from the January 2015 Collection.  I love pushing our products to their max and getting the most use out of them.  

Cut Half a Heart twice (leave some uncut space between the halves) - then add a layer of faux stitching by dry-embossing the largest Stitched Rectangle.  It adds texture and scores a line down the center of the hearts so you can fold the sides up.  

Want a glossy, glittery diecut greeting?  Add a layer of  Morocco irRESISTible ink to the love diecut - then sprinkle it with Impress glitter.  It creates a shiny-bright finish with sparkly highlights - like glittered enamel!  

Memory Box Products

  • Half a Heart Die Set 99130
  • Open Studio All About the Love Die Set 30005
  • Open Studio Cherub Hearts Die Set  30008
  • Open Studio  Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set 30009
  • Holly Berry Notecard (for diecutting)

Imagine Crafts Products

  • Fireworks! Spritzes - Tangelo, Lilac Posies
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold
  • irRESISTIBLE Pico Embellisher - Morocco

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Cut "love" from heavy white cardstock.  Carefully remove the white cap from the Morocco Pico Embellisher and spread Morocco over the diecut using the fine tip.  To replace the cap - carefully push the wire tip (attached to the cap) into the applicator tip.  Sprinkle Impress glitter over the wet ink.  Set the diecut aside to dry.

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Cut Half a Heart from Holly Berry.

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Turn it over to the white side and cut the other half of the heart - leave about ¼" of uncut cardstock between the diecuts.

Place the long edge of the largest Stitched Rectangle along the uncut portion of the hearts and dry-emboss the stitchlines using the plates and rubber embossing mats recommended by the manufacturer of your diecut machine.  Here's the stacking sequence for the Grand Calibur - gray base plate, die (cutting edge face-up), cardstock (right side facing the die), tan rubber embossing mat, light pink embossing plate.

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Spritz watercolor paper lightly with water, then with Tangelo and Lilac Posies.  Spritz it with Gold, and allow the inks to airdry for about 5 minutes.  Heat-set the inks.  Dry-emboss the watercolor paper with the edge of the Stitched Rectangle.

 

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Cut the smallest Cherub Heart three times - center the die over the embossed stitches.  Attach the Cherub hearts to the Half a Hearts with foam dots.  

Attach everything to a 5.5" square card of textured natural cardstock.  Add the greeting and gold sequins.  

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Shelby and Marnie shared some great Half a Heart designs too - you'll love their cards!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you'll be back for another project this evening.

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