Monday, December 14, 2015

Inlaid Hearts Tutorial

Hello everyone!! I have been shopping, wrapping, baking, making cards, and going to the Grands concerts and plays...this is such a busy time of year with all the Christmas festivities!!! I bet you are asking yourself, *why in the world is she making Valentines*...LOL!!! Well, I have all my Christmas cards made so now I'm working on Valentines...sounds like I'm super organized but we all know that's not true...LOL!!! 

 I made a tutorial for you today showing step by step how I made my card. 

First I layed out the heart dies from Taylored Expressions on the 3.75 x 5.0 piece of Sugar Cube cardstock and played around with them until I liked the layout. The dies include Heart Stacklets, the hearts from the Square Block Cutting Plate, and the Love sentiment die from the Pockets & Pages - February Script. 

Then I cut the first heart out of the white cardstock and another heart out of Lollipop cardstock. The Lollipop heart was inserted into the negative space and taped in place on the back. The next heart was cutout and a pink patterned paper heart was also cut.

Here is a picture of the second cutout heart space and the patterned paper heart that will go into the negative space. 

Next, the third heart space was cutout and an aqua patterned paper heart was cut and added to the negative space. Tiny pieces of tape were used to secure the hearts on the back.

The fourth heart space was cutout and a heart was cut from TE 6x6 paper pack - Formula For Love...I just love those sweet little hearts!!

The fifth heart space was cut along with another aqua heart for the negative space.  

One more heart was cut along with a tiny heart in the bigger aqua heart and the sentiment.

The two pink hearts were added and the sentiment cutout of Lollipop cardstock was inserted into the negative space. The pearls finish it off. 

Helpful Hints: 
1. Use thinner paper so the dies don't leave outlines when you are cutting through the hearts on the cardbase and only tape the hearts in place on the back with tiny pieces of tape until all the cutting is completed. Then reinforce the inserted hearts with several pieces of tape to hold the hearts in place. 
2. After you cut the sentiment out of the white cardbase, add a piece of tape to the back of the sentiment so when you insert the Lollipop sentiment, it will stick. Also, if you have several tiny pieces of a diecut to insert, the tape will keep them in place!

Thanks for dropping by....have a great day!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Dies: Heart Stacklets, Square Block Cutting Plate, Pockets & Pages - February Script.
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lollipop, Salt Water Taffy, TE 6x6 paper pack - Formula for Love (TE), True Love 6x6 paper pad (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Pearls (KaiserCraft)

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