Monday, February 8, 2016

Partial Die Cut Valentine's Card


It's that time of the year were some of us get busy getting ready creating their Valentine's exchange. I created several cards using the Hero Arts Floral Stamp & Cut by Lia. I only partially die cut the heart onto the front of a note card measuring 3.5" x 7" scored at 3.5". To partially die cut, center the die onto the front of the note card, position the top cutting plate onto the area you want die cut, in this case towards the right edge of the heart, towards the card opening. Using a craft knife and with the guide of a ruler, I cut the card stock where the cut ends. This will reveal the half-heart shaped card front. Using the same die, I die cut glittered papers and directly adhered this onto the card front, making sure I line up the partial die cut heart with the front of the note card. Use a liquid adhesive since this allows some 'buy' time to wiggle the die cut while aligning it.

I embossed half of the inner note card, the one showing through the partial die cut, using We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folders. I only sandwiched the area I want embossed, same technique I used with partial die cutting. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Handmade Kindness stamp sent onto a vellum and poured white embossing powder onto it. I allowed the heat gun to be on for a while before pointing it towards the vellum piece to avoid warping. I applied dots of liquid glue to the back, to areas where there is concentration of the stamped sentiment to hide the glue. I randomly applied dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Pastel Rose to the sides of the heart to add more accents. To finish off the card, I punch the outer top & bottom edges using We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile. 

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  1. What a pretty design, Marie Giselle - the die is lovely and the embossing adds a nice subtle touch, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Lovely embossed card with a beautiful and simple heart. Gorgeous. Good luck, and thanks for joining in the challenge at the Mod Squad this week.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge host

    1. Thanks for your comment. I am excited to join your blog's challenges.