What else can make a heart melt other than love? How about handmade hearts, stitching, texture, and shimmer?! That is the substance of today’s project. The vivid, bright color of pink (magenta) on the heart stands out while the metallic and white background creates a texture pattern, stitched in place on this handmade “Love” card. Feeling the need to do something different, I decided to make the heart with my hot glue gun. This trusty beast of a hot glue gun makes it easy to follow a pattern or create something free hand. Since StazOn ink will literally stay on any surface it was the perfect crafting choice for this melted silicone embellishment. Continue reading to see the other elements that brought this design together.
Time: 1 hour
Use the hot glue gun to make a heart shape and write the word “love” on Imagine’s Craft Mat. The silicone mat will allow for easy lifting once the glue as cooled.
Color the shapes with the StazOn Blazing Red and the help of sponge dauber. Repeat adding one more ink layer.
Cut a 4 x 6 inch piece of white cardstock. Make a zigzag design on it with the On Point Glue.
Place the silver foil and press well to remove the metallic part from it. Let to dry and rub to remove the excess foil.
Hand cut a piece of the corrugated paper to 3 x 2 inches. Glue it on the face of the card. With a piercing tool open holes on one side of the corrugated cardstock and on the card in ¼ inch gaps and wide enough to sew the thread next.
Distress the plain cardbase with the StazOn Blazing Red.
Distress the top decorated cardstock edges with the StazOn Jet Black.
Add a folded piece of black sheer ribbon to the back of the decorated cardstock and mount the entire decorated piece on the card with the Tear It! Tape.
Use On Point Glue to attach the heart shape, the word “Love” and finish by adding the rest of the embellishments.
- Hot glue gun
- Black waxed thread
- Star shape stud rivets
- Silver foil
- White corrugated paper
- White card base (5 x 7 inches)
- Cardstock – white
- Piercing tool
- Ribbon – sheer black