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‘Treasured Heart’ February 2021 Release Instagram hop and prizes to be won!

Happy Valentines day, everyone! Hope life is showering you with love. Today and always.


To make your day a little extra special we have our Instagram hop celebrating our latest release - Treasured Heart. For my stop I made two cards using stamps as well as our new cut files.


I made both these kinda in a batch mode - combining similar supplies and steps together.


Key Ingredients:

  1. Treasured heart Stamp set (at VaradaSharma.com | at Etsy.com)

  2. Borders Stamp set (at VaradaSharma.com | at Etsy.com)

  3. In my heart Cut files (at VaradaSharma.com | at Etsy.com)

  4. Sweethearts Cut files (at VaradaSharma.com | at Etsy.com)

  5. Spellbinders Spreading Love - Embossing Folder

  6. Deco Foil - Gold

  7. Alcohol based markers - Altenew Artist markers, Copics, and Spectrum Noir markers

Steps:

  1. Plan, size and print images from the stamp set with a laser printer. As usual I used Microsoft PowerPoint for all the planning. (If you'd like to find out how PowerPoint makes it much easier than Word to work with images, please check out one of my previous posts here.)

  2. This stamp set comes with the combined image of a heart with flowers on the side as well as each individual flower. I printed the combined image from Treasured Heart and my border on white cardstock, the individual flowers on pink cardstock and leaves on green cardstock.

  3. Foil with deco foil in gold using a laminator.

  4. Add coloring details with alcohol markers. This time I really wanted to use the Altenew Artist markers, but I only own 3 of them - Mango Smoothie, Cotton Candy and Frayed Leaf. So I added other colors using some Copics and one Spectrum Noir marker in green.

  5. Cut out all these images using Brother Scan and Cut. Also cut out the sentiments using cut files. Assemble the sentiments.

  6. For the 'You are loved' card

  7. Die cut around the foiled border using Memory Box Wrapped Stitch rectangles die and ink blend around the edges using Salty Ocean distress ink.

  8. Assemble the card and add embellishments (linked below).

  9. For the 'Be mine' card

  10. Create a mini slimline sized cardbase and emboss the front using Spellbinders Spreading Love - Embossing Folder.

  11. Create a slightly narrower panel using blue cardstock and emboss that with the same folder.

  12. Add Star Dust stickles to flower centers and around the heart.

  13. Assemble the card and add embellishments (linked below).

There you have it - two cards using similar ingredients and techniques. That way you can combine some steps together.





Instagram Hop


We are hoping along starting from my feed @VaradaSharma. Do drop by to check out the full list of participants. We will pick 3 winners to receive $10 store credit each, from comments across all the stops. So, what are you waiting for?


SUPPLIES LIST


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!





Hugs! ~Varada

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