Friday, August 12, 2011

CAS hearts thank you card

I love this super simpe card I made today.  It really only has a few elements, but the clean and simple concept sure is hard for me!  This card measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", the black mat it 3 3/4" x 5" and the white mat is an 1/8" smaller all around.  That's all the layers...

These little hearts were cut from Fabulous Finds (retired cart) at 3/4" in white.  Then I attached them to the white layer with quick dry glue, stamped the sentiment and went to work.  I used a paper piercer to poke the little heart trails and a few holes in between the two stamped sentiments. I also poked the holes for the little "x"s that I used to attach the black and white mat to the white card base.

Then I applied Glossy Accents to one heart at a time, then sprinkled fine glitter over each heart.  I used the little packs of four colors that Michaels carried last Christmas. After the GA dried, I added a second layer to seal the glitter into the heart... making for a wonderful dimensional element. 

I used just a little ATG glue to secure the black and white mat to the card base and hand stitched the "x"s.  Some of them are a little rough looking, not perfect etc... but it's homemade... it won't be perfect every time.

I love this sentiement.  It has this wonderful curve I tried to mimic with the hearts.  I have no idea who made the stamp, I found it with out packaging in Joann's as-is department... a 15 piece stamp set for 75 cents.

I kept the inside very simple too... just adding a second stamp from the set. 


Kimberly J. said...

Awww what an awesome thank you card!! I love how you embellished the hearts and the colors are great!! Great Job!

Melissa said...

This is wonderful, love the hearts and colors! Thanks for joining CCC!

Debbie said...

Soooo pretty! Love the dimension you gave the hearts!! May 'borrow' this technique!! :)

Amanda T said...

This is such a darling card! I love your little x's you made, and the hearts are just precious!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, gorgeous card.

Georgiana said...

Your CAS card is so pretty. I have a hard time making them too just becuase I love to add embellishments so much. I love those little hearts. Iwas thinking aboutthe Xyron machine and glitter just now. Hmm...idea brewing. : )

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Glora said...

Awesome CAS card. I love those pretty glitter hearts! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora