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Fri 26

Double Stitched Hearts
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Friday Friends! Today I got a little bit messy with my card but it's filled with love. Let's get started!


For my messy background I used three colors of the Distress Oxide Inks in different pinks. I started with my lightest color and pressed some ink into my non-stick craft mat and then sprayed it with some water. I took a piece of water color paper and then pressed it into the wet ink a few times. I used a heat tool to dry the first layer before adding more ink. I kept layering the different colors and drying them in between until I got a background that I liked. I was actually able to do two backgrounds at the same time with this technique.

I took some gold water color paint and added a few splatters to complete my messy background.

I die cut three of the Double Stitched Hearts in a bright pink paper. To make them sparkle I covered them with glitter using my clear Wink of Stella brush pen. To complete the card I placed a piece of gold stripe washi tape along the left side of my background and then glued it to a pink card. I used foam tape to glue the three hearts down and I added just a little more sparkle with some clear gems.

Have you made a messy background like this yet? It's so much fun!





Messy is good and your card looks fabulous and so artsy x

Lovely design!

Very pretty card, Melissa! Love the colors and the heart die is amazing!

a great card, and the recipient won't even think or know that you got "messy."


Fantastic card! xxx

Totally awesome! I love it!!

Love your background Melissa!

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