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Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.


Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.


The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.


This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 





What a great idea and it is beautiful. I love the color

Very sweet card and love the plate you used!!

A gorgeous Valentine card! I love the rich red and the beautiful texture!

This is so beautiful Trina. Thank you for the tips about spritzing before embossing, and the great idea to add in a red heart under your embossed to make sure it fits the frame.

Love the deep texture and all that stunning red!

Beautiful texture and a gorgeous valentine card.

Gorgeous dry embossed heart with effective ink blending, Trina! Love this Valentine's card!

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