Bloomin’ Heart – NC SU Demos – Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying the SU NC Demos February blog hop.  There certainly are a lot of talented artists in our group.  This is the first blog hop that I have ever participated in, and I’m really excited to show you a simply elegant card that features the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies.  The finished card is shown below.

HPIM6502

The Bloomin’ Heart Thinklits dies are part of the Love Blossoms suite in the SU! Occasions catalog.  It is a wonderful die set to use for Valentine’s Day cards.  But, there are so many more options for this die set.  This birthday card is a great example.

Here are some of the steps that I followed to make this card.

  • The background was made using the larger brush stroke stamp from the Work of Art stamp set.  To create a very similar background, you could also sponge color onto your white cardstock, use the direct to paper technique with your ink pad, or even create faux brush strokes using ink daubers.  As you can see in the pictures below, I experimented with different ink colors and patterns.

HPIM6488

  • Use white cardstock to die cut the hearts.  Then, put the heart die cuts on the stamped backgrounds.  This will help you determine which colors you like for the background and also if you have enough paint strokes stamped for the background.

HPIM6489

  • The “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Rose Wonder stamp set was my choice for the sentiment on this card.  Lately, I have been really drawn to script sentiment stamps.  In my opinion, they add a simple and elegant touch.  I decided to stamp my sentiment in Watermelon Wonder before adhering the die cut heart to the front of the card.  I also chose Watermelon Wonder as the color for the base for my card.

HPIM6492

  • The Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies also include two flower dies.  When you combine the flower dies and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, you get pure, sparkling elegance!  Use the fine-tip glue pen to adhere the flowers to the die.

HPIM6493

HPIM6495

  • I like to use reverse tweezers when I glue the heart to the front of the card.  The fine-tip glue pen definitely does the trick here since it allows glue to be placed just where you need it.

HPIM6496

HPIM6497

  • When I use dimensionals to attached a front to a card, I always put at least one dimensional in the middle of the piece of paper.  This prevents sagging in the middle of the card.  Don’t waste the outside edges of the dimensional sheets.  You can cut them into pieces and use them!

HPIM6498

HPIM6499

  • I will confess to you that I am truly surprised that my die cutting machine hasn’t broken recently.  I have made several cards using the heart die featured in this card.  Since I was using it so much, I decided to get a stash of pre-die cut flowers for future use.

HPIM6500

Please let me share a few more ideas with you that use the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies and the tips highlighted above.  You’re going to notice that I used some current stamps and some retired stamps.  I bet you’ll have stamps in your collection that will work wonderfully with this die set!

HPIM6503

HPIM6504

HPIM6506

HPIM6507

I hope you have found some inspiration today!  Below are some of the products used in the featured card.  Be sure to continue the SU NC Demos blog hop.  All participants are listed below.

Happy Stamping!


Product List


 SU NC Demos February Blog Hop Participants:

Shavon Borders – http://scrappingvon.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demo-occasions-catalog.html

Regina Campbell – http://workinouttheinks.blogspot.com/2016/02/botanical-box-card-for-nc-demos.html

Tamra Davis – http://www.theCardLadies.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-birthday-party-for-the-in-colors/

Kitty Helton –
http://www.creativecardsbykitty.com/nc-demonstrators-blog-hop-2-helping-me-grow

Jo Anne Hewins –http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2016/02/say-it-isnt-so-in-colors-dont-go-1.html

Amy Ingram – http://amysbarn.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demos.html

Michelle Irinyi –
http://www.weebly.com/weebly/apps/readDraft.php?draftId=347404873450276826&userId=12843576

Melissa Kerman –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thecraftingtreehouse/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/60800/entry/nc_demos_blog_hop_helping

Tracie Langley –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop

Sharon Maranich –
http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demos-blog-hop-featuring-occasions.html

Laurie Meier – http://stampedgreetings.com/bloomin-heart-nc-su-demos-blog-hop/

Mary Robinette –
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/mrobinette/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2026420/entry/let_s_party_like_is

Susan Root –
http://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-su-demos-occasions-and-in-color-blog.html

Pam Staples –
http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1gP

Lisa Tedder –
http://creatingwithlisa.com/nc-demo-blog-hop-bark-technique/

Frances Wagner –
http://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-su-demo-blog-hop.html


 

12 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Heart – NC SU Demos – Blog Hop

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Regina – Thank you so much for your feedback. I truly appreciate the encouragement. I just started blogging a few weeks ago and am still testing the waters.

  1. Jo Anne Hewins says:

    Great cards. I love using the Work of Art stamp set for the background. Also love how you had some of the flowers peeking out from behind the heart.

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Jo Anne – I’m a huge fan of background stamps and really try to figure out great ways to use them. The Work of Art stamp set is just plain awesome!

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Sharon – Thank you so much for your comments. I’m honored to be part of such a talented group of artists and am really looking forward to next month’s blog hop already!

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Frances – Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate the support. I was so much fun to put the post together for the blog hop!

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Mary – I like the rounded corners also. They add a fun, interesting touch. Thanks so much for your comments. I really appreciate them! Happy Stamping! -Laurie

  2. Beth says:

    Really liked your use of the Bloomin Heart. I have used it for Valentines Day and for a Wedding card, but had not thought of using it for a birthday card. Very creative.

    • StampedGreetings says:

      Thank you so much, Beth! I’m glad you liked the birthday card. I am definitely hooked on the heart die.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please confirm you're not a robot! * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.