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Thu 09

So Many Things to Love About the Cherub Hearts and Heart Wire
by Jean Okimoto

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Vibrant colors, a Cherub Heart and the Heart Wire create a quick backdrop for a great stamp from So Many Things to Love.  It seems as though the year just started, but it's almost mid-February.  Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with my last Valentine card from the 2017 collection.  I've paired the classic Cherub Hearts, from a previous release,  with the delicate Heart Wire cut from glittery silver cardstock.  These great design elements aren't just for February 14th - they're perfect for weddings, anniversaries and caring cards for the special people in your life.

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Cut the 2-½" x 3-½" Pinpoint Rectangle from watercolor paper.  Ink a 2" soft rubber brayer with Imagine Crafts Rocket Red Gold Brilliance - then spritz it with water.  Brayer the diluted ink onto the paper and set it aside to dry.

Stamp the smoother side of watercolor paper with the floral heart and VersaMark.  Emboss it with detail white powder.  Paint the paper with Peerless Watercolors.  Dry it, then cut it with the 2.7" x 2.4" Cherub Heart die.  

Cut Heart Wire from silver glittered cardstock.

Attach everything to a side-folded A2 card of watercolor paper - use foam dots to attach the watercolored heart.  Add tiny clear iridescent sequins.

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Hope you've been inspired to create special Valentines for friends and family - but don't stash your supplies just yet.  There are so many ways to use these versatile dies and stamps from throughout the year.

Special thanks to everyone from last weekend's SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  I loved sharing my ideas and techniques with you  - and even surprised myself by finding so many Memory Box and Poppystamps products that were great for our contemporary Asian cards.  Thanks too - Ann and Erin - for keeping us well-supplied throughout the morning.  

See you again on Saturday the 11th - we're celebrating with colorful, technique-y cards for your favorite birthday guys and gals.  Because birthdays happen!

Thanks for stopping by...

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