Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hugs for Heart 2 Heart

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart focuses on "cutting out" using dies, Cricut, or scissors.  I have a new passion for letter dies that I didn't have before. I bought some from Spellbinders 12 years ago to use for titles on scrapbook pages. Eventually, my Cricut took over that job. But now I enjoy putting patterned paper under a cut out word. Here's one with a little Chelsea Gardens leafy floral paper under the word "HUGS" with even more leaves embossed at the bottom.

I used Spellbinder's Grand Calibur to cut the CTMH Block Letters and to emboss with the CTMH retired Vine embossing folder. The dies were sharp and deep enough that I was able to stack two pieces of cardstock and cut both at the same time. I took a slightly damp paper towel to swipe over the bottom part of the card above before embossing so the white core of the Peacock cardstock wouldn't show from cracking. I didn't remember to do that with the first one I made (below) and I decided I needed to sand/distress the embossing to show the white core more uniformly.  I embellished with Peacock Stitched Ribbon and (Black and) White Dots.

Thank you for visiting! May you share lots of hugs with those you know and be blessed with happy hugs in return!

I'm sharing the first card with the following challenges:

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Cut It Out
Shopping Our Stash #347 - No ink
Southern Girls #180 - Die Cuts
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #41 - down: die cuts, leaves, bold sentiment


Beth said...

A great and clever way to use a die! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

Scrapperchic said...

Love this card, thanks for playing along at H2H.

Melissa Robinson said...

I SO love this card and the different elements incorporated. The patterned paper behind the cut out letters...PERFECT!

Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart.
Melissa Robinson, Design Team Member

Brandi said...

I love the cut out with the Chelsea Gardens peaking through. I also love the embossing for a nice mix of textures. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H

Sue Reynolds said...

Seeing more and more of this technique and you did a great job and love how you used a design paper behind the letters. Very pretty and thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart. Please join us for April themes.

Donna said...

Fab card! Love the die, the white dots and the sanding!
Thanks for going ink free with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Felicita Johnson said...

Awesome card and great take on the challenge I love the bold Hugs and the leaves in the background. Thankyou so much for joining us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Laurie Levorson said...

This is amazing! I love the peacock paper with the soft colors of Chelsea Gardens and those embossed leaves at the bottom are just perfect! Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!