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Sat 21

A Heart for Mom

Here's a card I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day:


Hopefully she'll like the bright colors.  Here's another view from the side:

Can you see the glitter on the flowers?  I wanted to try using the heart die as a mask.  This could easily be a one layer card. 

Here are the details:

Cut a piece of copy paper the size of your desired finished top layer (or card front for a one layer card).  My layer is 5-1/4" square.  Place the 98254 Grand Heart Die on the copy paper template where you want it to be on your finished card.  (I placed it higher, so that there would be room for the sentiment at the bottom.)  Tape the heart down with removable tape and run it through your die cutting machine. 

Cut a piece of water color paper the exact size of your copy paper.  Apply Restickable glue stick around the heart on your copy paper mask.  Let the glue stick dry, then attach on your water color paper. 

Lay a piece of copy paper on the center of the heart (mask no. 2) And stamp G1828 Vintage Dreams with VersaMark.  Peel off mask and emboss with white embossing powder.  

Place heart mask on top of water color paper and stamp D1841 Drift Flowers on the left side of the heart and emboss with white embossing powder.  

Place mask over heart and sponge desired ink colors over the stamped heart.  (By cutting the mask the same size as the paper, it is easy to keep repositioning it.)  I used Distress Concord Grape, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, and Adirondack Watermelon as my inks.  

Cut 98256 Pepita Border from watercolor paper and color with same inks.  

Stamp sentiment on water color paper with VersaMark and emboss with white embossing powder.  Die cut sentiment with oval die and sponge ink over top (with die in place).  

Attach all pieces to water color layer (I used Quickie glue pen to attach the border).  Trim off edges of border.  Place on 5-1/2" square card base.  

Add glitter to flowers and add pearls. (I think it took longer to type the instructions that to make the card. :)

Hope you give this masking technique a try.  I'd love to see what your samples on Flickr.  

Have a great weekend!


This is so beautiful - I know she'll love it!

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