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Lots of Heart Not Just for Valentines

When you see a card with red hearts on it, I bet you automatically think of Valentines. But what if the hearts aren’t Real Red? What if they are Bermuda Bay instead? And not just plain Bermuda Bay but Buffalo Checked too? Well then you might be looking at this card. I decided to play a little with some non-traditional heart colors and it took me about 5 minutes to make this card.  Yes, it was that fast and easy! I used the new Lots of Heart Stamp Set and Many Heart Dies that is in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set didn’t jump out at me at first, but I’m so glad I did lots of looking in the catalog.   And I kept coming back to look at these: This is a great stamp set that you can use for so many things…did you notice that not one of the sentiments is what I would consider a “Valentine” greeting?  And look at all the options to fancy up your card with those the Many Heart Dies…big hearts, little hearts, scalloped, dotted outline, borders…and there are even a few flowers too.  This is a great set to use to make cards to send a little love to friends and family.  Here is a little close up: I love the detailed stitching next to the scalloped border.  I also used one other new product—-and that was a Blending Brush.  These brushes come 3 to a package.  The “bristles are soooo soft.  I used the Blending Brush to add a little color to the background on the front of the card. I’m sure there is a technique for using them, but I just rubbed the brush on my ink pad and then using a very light touch used a circular motion to apply the ink to the card.  The result is nice soft look of color. And the clean up is super easy too.  Just run it under water and let dry.  The Blending Brush might stain depending on the color in you use but that’s ok, it’s perfectly normal.  Once the brush is cleaned, the color won’t come off when you use it again for another project.  I would recommend using one for each color group (blues, greens, reds, etc). If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies that you will need:
  • Lots of Heart Bundle (Lots of Heart Stamp Set and Many Hearts Dies)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2”x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”.  I die cut the scalloped heart from the middle elf this piece)
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Bermuda Bay Ink
  • Blending Brush
  • Basic Rhinestone Gems (optional)
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend (optional) (to color the Rhinestones)
  • Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine
Oh…almost forgot…I stamped the inside of my card too! I hope you’ll give this a try! Happy Stamping! Patricia

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4 thoughts on “Lots of Heart Not Just for Valentines”

  1. Love the colors! But every other stamper is saying “don’t” get the blending brushes wet. Which is it ? Don’t want to ruin mine

    1. When I am using the blending brush, it is dry. I rub it in a circular motion on the ink pad to get some ink on it and then using a very light touch use the same circular motion to apply it to the paper. When I am all done, I rinse the brush under running water, dab it dry with a paper towel and then just let it air dry. For most colors, just about all the ink comes off the brush. The some colors like red might stain just like they stain the photopolymer stamps, but it won’t come off is you rub it on paper. I’ve been using mine like that since I’ve gotten them with no problems. I think there are some people who don’t clean them at all, but use the same brush for a particular group of colors —-red, blues, yellows, greens, etc. I like to clean mine and I have not had a problem.

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