Hi everyone! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook joining you for the first time this year! Happy New Year and I hope 2021 is starting off well for you all. I pretty much dove in head first to love and heart themed cards since the new year and I’m loving it all! I have a pair of slimline cards to share with you today and I hope you enjoy them.

When I can’t make decisions in the craft room, it either leads to making multiple cards or creating a rainbow of something. Today, it led to two cards which were really fun to create! I started by choosing colors and die cutting my hearts.

Then I moved on to backgrounds. I settled on making an inky mess with the ink smooshing technique using my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I colored on my acrylic block, spritzed with water and smooshed it on my paper. When I do this, I use a heat gun to dry each layer so they don’t blend together.

After these were done I used liquid glue to adhere them to card bases and also glued my hearts together at the same time. I put acrylic blocks on top of everything while it dried to help it flatten out.

For my sentiment, I kept it simple using the hugs honey script dies. I love this font and it fits just perfectly across these hearts!

I cut the shadows once and the words 4 times each and used liquid glue to adhere them all together. After they were glued to the middle heart I moved on to finishing touches.

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in a coordinating color for each card. On this one, I just used a like teal scattered across the background of my card.

For the purple one, I decided to also add them to a few select spots on the hearts as well. This was totally new to me and I like how it turned out. Just a little extra interest.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!