Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bright and Beautiful Hearts Card


My Sizzix Big Shot is just about shot:( But I have used and used it for years and I just wore it out. I can still emboss and cut some dies, but it is just about ready to give up the good fight.  I have ordered the new Big Shot Plus from Sizzix and am hoping my old Big Shot holds on until April when the new model is released and shipped. I wanted to cut Memory Box's beautiful floral heart in gold for this card, but I just couldn't get a clean cut no matter what I tried. Then I remembered a card I saw on the brilliant Virginia Lu's blog where she had a similar problem and just left the intricate pieces in the shape and it looked great. I added some hearts over some of the flowers to continue the love theme. I punched along the side with a Martha Stewart heart punch and attached a strip of the gold paper under the hearts. I stamped the sentiment from Whippersnapper and cut it out with a Spellbinders labels die. While the piece was still in the die, I sponged on some red ink.

I am entering this card in the All Things Bright and Beautiful challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Valentine/Love challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.

6 comments:

cheryl Baker said...

this is gorgeous hun love the hearts,hugs Cherylxxx

Maxine D said...

Very bright and very beautiful Karen - love your solution to the die not cutting properly!
Blessings
Maxine

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and leaving in the cut out areas makes it have an embossed look. Very elegant. So far my Big Kick is working okay and to get the good cuts I use a metal sheet with my intricate dies. Have you tried that?

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous Valentines card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Julie said...

Fab card - hope you like your new big shot when it arrives. I'm not at all jealous!

Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Valentines / Love Challenge!

Julie x

Petra Swart said...

Love all the beautiful hearts, Karen!!! A beautiful bright and cheerful card!!! Hope that Big shot won't let you down completely before the new one arrives!!!!