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Sat 13

A Glittered Fragile Heart – in Reverse
by Jean Okimoto



Save the little pieces from the delicate Fragile Heart - leave them in the die and up-cycle them for a sparkly last-minute Valentine.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with a confession today.  I didn't realize how much I liked pink until Laura announced the Tickled Pink theme for this month's challenge.

Peachy pinks, blush pinks, sweet pinks, bluish pinks...there are so many shades to chose from. Combine that with the great collection of heart dies designed by Dave Brethauer - and I could continue making Valentine cards thru February 29th!


Here's a design that uses the leftovers from diecutting the Fragile Heart from watercolor paper.  Keep the pieces in the die.  Attach Scor-Tape to pink cardstock and diecut the Stitched Heart Layer.  Press the pieces (still in the die) onto the adhesive-covered heart.   If any of the pieces refuse to budge, push them out with a piercing tool - or a pokey tool, as we affectionately call it in classes at Impress.  


Remove the "empty" die, then brush Martha Stewart Crafts Bubble Gum Glitter onto the remaining exposed adhesive.  

Diecut the 3" x 4" Stitched Rectangle Layer from watercolor paper.  Paint it with Peerless Watercolors and let it dry.  Highlight sections of it with a sheer, diluted layer of Silver Peerless Transparent Metallics.

Stamp "LOVE" - from the Open Studio Smile Clear Stamps Set - on the smoother side of textured gray cardstock with Brilliance Starlight Black.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Layer.


Tuck the upper right corner of the cardstock into the corner of the die to keep it from slipping, then secure it with removable tape and trim the excess cardstock on the left.  

Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of textured gray cardstock - use foam dots for the heart.  Attach charcoal and clear iridescent sequins.  Here's a closeup - it's even glittery-er in real-life!


Have a day off on Presidents Day?  Join us for the Birthday Wishes class at Impress and make 6 special cards - 3 for gals and 3 for guys.  Lots of techniques, glitter, sequins and accents from my stash - and a packet of stash-extras so you can make more of the class cards at home.

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Valentine's Day to you from everyone at Memory Box!Jeansignature-3



Hi Jean! Not a fan of pink, either, but I LOVE how it looks paired with gray, and that glittery heart!

I think it's so pretty....I didn't use to use pink much, but now I do...it works with so many other colors when you think about it. Red and yellow are still my fav colors, but pink is working it's way up the list.

Thanks Donna...I'm finding a lot of pinks in my stash, more to come!

Thanks Jan D. - it's easy to pair pink with so many other colors, and glitter helps too!

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