Glittering Hearts | by Jeanne Jachna

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  If you’re a card maker, like me, you’re thinking about what to make to send to loved ones.    I like traditional red and pinks, but for friends I prefer colorful, playful projects.  My card today reminds me of candy conversation hearts that we shared as children.
The new CHERISH plate dies are gorgeous!  There is a new stackable set of three in the store.  I love the stitched design on the CHERISH PLATE LAYER B, and didn’t want to cover it up!  This glitter inlay is a fun and quick technique!

First cut the CHERISH PLATE LAYER B from white card stock.  Next cut a sheet of double sided adhesive slightly smaller than your A2 (4.25 x 5.5″) card base.  Remove one side of the protective film and adhere the adhesive to the card base.   Next remove the second protective film from the adhesive and adhere the die cut cover plate to the card base.   The area inside each die cut heart will be sticky.

Next sprinkle your favorite color glitter inside each sticky heart.   Rub your finger over the glitter to press it into the adhesive.  I used some sheets of clear plastic to cover the surrounding hearts to prevent the glitter from going where I didn’t want it.  If you’re a beginner you might want to start with just a few colors of glitter.   Clean up is easy if you use a microfiber cloth.

Isn’t this beautiful?  Of course I wanted it to be the center of attention when I was done so I kept the sentiment clean and simple.

I stamped a sentiment from the new SENDING LOVE clear stamp set on a white piece of paper and adhered it over a die cut gold glitter STITCHED HEART die cut.

The gold heart is adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  Because the heart is larger, and in a different color than the background hearts it doesn’t get lost in the background.

This card was fun and easy to make!  I hope you’ll give it a try!  The sparkly glitter is sure to wow!  It’s total eye candy!




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