Saturday, February 15

patchwork heart & wings {susan k. weckesser}

hello crafty friends!

it's the day after and i've got a brand new card to share with you -


it is, of course, in the spirit of ST. VALENTINE's day. 

for my sentiment i used SUSAN K. WECKESSER "le mason" stamp, because if you ask me {after 11 year of marriage} "mine" and "yours" is just not good enough anymore :-)

and then there is the heart. to decorate my card, i decided to create a patchwork heart and here is how I did it in three simple steps.

step 1: stamp the pattern you would like to use on a white cardstock. use different colours or different shades of one colour. i used the Susan K. Weckesser "abc.123.washi" stamp set with red ink.

step 2: cut out the stamped images and begin arranging your patchwork in the shape you would like to use. 

step 3: after you are satisfied with the result, adhere the paper strips to a piece of cardstock. then die cut the heart using TIM HOLTZ "heart wings" die. 

to finish off my design, i inked the edges of the heart, layered it on slightly larger white cardstock and applied a layer of see-through crackle paint to give it more vintage look.

i stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock, fussy cut it and adhered it with mounting tape to my card. 

for the background i used pink GLIMMER MIST. when it was dry i added a layer with THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP "mini harlequin" mask and  TIM HOLTZ "work lipstick" distress ink and a second layer with PRIMA marketing "doily" masking template and "fired brick" distress ink. the fourth, and final, layer i made with THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP "mini flying geese" mask and modelling paste. 

 for the crown and the wings i used silver paint dabber and "clear rock candy" crackle paint.

to finish off my card i added a two-colour seam binding ribbon bow and white pearls.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a lovely weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so creative Emmy! Love how you made the heart and thanks for the instructions! Your crown and wings are gorgeous and the bow is the perfect finishing touch!

Mayras Designs said...

Very fun and cool textures !!