Thursday, January 26, 2012
Little Love with Framed Hearts
I saw this card on Pinterest. The original blog isn't in English, and when I translated it, I still couldn't tell who the crafter is. Still, she or he deserves credit for a very cute card that is simple and stunning. After admiring it, I set out to copy it.
I mentioned in my last post about some new goodies called Heart Framelits that debuted in the Occasions Mini Catalog, which went live Jan. 4. Here's the link if you want to sneak off and peruse its contents.
Framelits are thin diecuts that are shapes and they cut that entire shape out of whatever you place them on top of. Therefore, they can be placed anywhere on a surface and when you run them through the Big Shot, they create, in this case, heart-shaped holes in the middle of your card stock. They're fantastic! The link shows the shapes the framelits cut, but not the framelits themselves. I think you get the idea.
The littlest heart fits sweetly inside a 1.25" square. Here's how I made the squares. I cut a strip of Whisper White card stock 1.25" wide and left it 8.5" in length. I centered my framelit and ran it through the Big Shot. THEN I cut the paper to 1.25" long to create the square. Much easier than trying to center a framelit in the middle of such a small piece of card stock.
Each little heart window is backed with 1" squares of the latest Designer Series Paper offering, Twitterpated. Fun word, huh! It's not in Merriam-Webster, but according to the Urban Dictionary, it means to be completely enamored with something/someone. I'm not sure if you'll feel this way when you see this paper, but it is pretty romantic. If you want to see what the patterns look like, feel free to click on the word to view them.
ANYWAY, after I used the Twitterpated DSP, I created a mat using 1.5" squares of Riding Hood Red. The colors that coordinate with Twitterpated include Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White. You'll see that I used Blushing Bride, RHR, and Baja Breeze when I stamped the sentiment. It's from Three Little Words, and it's just the right size.
You might be wondering how I created that embossed frame that runs .25" around the entire base of the card. I used the Simply Scored Tool. It is so easy and the trickiest part was remembering that I needed to score on the inside of my card so that I would have a raised line on the outside (front) of my card.
Hope you enjoyed this introduction to Framelits. If you'd like to order anything you've read about, feel free to click on my shop online 24/7 button on the right sidebar. That will take you to my demonstrator website. Click on the shop now button and you'll be redirected to SU!'s online store. Set up an account and the goodies will come right to your front door! Sale-A-Bration is going on right now too, so you'll get something FREE from a special catalog for every $50 you spend! More on that tomorrow!