I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!
Today, I have a couple of TGF cards to share that I think will set hearts aflutter!
When I received my Flutter Heart set from The Greeting Farm, I thought it was primarily a Valentine's Day set...boy, was I wrong!
This set is SO versatile and can be used for SO many occasions in SO many different ways....
Given the clean and simple design of this set, I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone and try to make some CAS cards...
Here is what I came up with:
This first one is so simple and requires very few supplies but, it did require A LOT of stamping which I am not used to! However, I had a BLAST experimenting with stamping and using different inks!
First, I used the "Row of Hearts" stamp (from Flutter Heart) stamping it in 21 different inks (3 shades each of the 7 colours of the rainbow). Next, I cut the panel down to size (3 1/4"x5 1/2") and matted it with Enchanted Evening cardstock from PTI (3 1/2"x5 1/2"). Then I used Spellbinders Nested Hearts to create a negative diecut in the panel and stitched the two pieces of cardstock together with my Janome Sew Mini. I stamped the "Love Banner" stamp in four different colours and cut out one pennant in each colour. I then arranged the banner on a piece of cardstock sewing each pennant on. I mounted it onto a card base and then popped the rainbow panel up overtop and voila!
Here are the SU! ink colours I used:
Red: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Poppy Parade
Orange: Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Peach Parfait
Yellow: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana
Green: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery
Indigo: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Blue: Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze
Violet: Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush, Perfect Plum
Here is my second card:
I kept this second card quite simple as well! The design required less stamping but, it employed the selective stamping technique. I stamped the images in multiple stages using baby wipes to clean the ink off of the parts of the stamp that I did not wish to ink.
After stamping the panel, I trimmed it to the desired size (2 3/8"x5 1/2") and mounted it to a larger piece of patterned paper (3 1/4"x5 1/2"). I then stitched the cardstock to the patterned paper. Next, I added some twine, some cute tags which I created with the Flutter Heart stamp set, and a button. Lastly, I popped the panel up on a card base...See, I told you it was easy!
Here are the ink SU! ink colours that I used:
Clouds: Soft Sky
Rain: Pink Pirouette
Boy: Blue Bayou
Girl & Sentiment Tag: Purely Pomegranate
Grass & Heart Tag: Kiwi Kiss
My third and final card:
Now, this is the simplest card yet and let me tell you....it does NOT get any more CAS for this girl!
I stamped the larger of the two Blush Heart stamps in SU! Poppy Parade and then stamped the sentiment from Flutter Heart overtop in Black Onyx Versafine ink. I then freehanded a frame with a black Copic Multiliner around the perimeter and added some 2mm Clear Flatback Rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty, and popped that up on a black mat which I mounted to a white 4x4 card base. There you have it, a QUICK and EASY card!
I have to admit that when I first laid eyes on the Flutter Heart stamp set, I thought of it as a Valentine's Day set but, after doing some brainstorming and getting to play around with this versatile set, I realized I was SO wrong! I truly had SO much FUN playing around with this FABULOUS set and I CAN'T WAIT to ink it up again!
Anyway, I hope that I managed to brighten your day!
I hope you have an AWESOME week!
"Rainbow of Love" Supplies:
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