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Saturday, March 1, 2014

In Love with Heart 2 Heart

Have you ever looked at a Cricut shape and wished you had a dimensional for it?  Well wish no more!  Caroline at Caroline's Creations regularly publishes links to tutorials, one of which was this post about a faux letterpress technique.  In it Jennifer McGuire also shared her technique for making a dimensional sentiment which I in turn used to create the sentiment for Heart 2 Heart's challenge to "Let Love Inspire You."  I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut each letter three times out of Colonial White cardstock, glued them in a stack and then topped them with the letters cut from Medium Brown glitter paper. 

For the rest of the card, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the card on page 65 twice, once at 5.50 and once at 5.0 inches.  I trimmed off the back on the smaller card to save to use as a layer on a future card, ran the front piece though my Cuddlebug with Close to My Heart's new Quatrefoil embossing folder and then layered it on to the larger card base.  I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the flowers and leaves (page 54). To give the leaves some definition and dimension,  I lightly sponged the edges with some Copper metallic ink from Color Box then curled them.  A few Brown Opaques (retired) added some pop to the flowers.  To keep the opaques from being buried too deeply, I filled the centers of the flowers with Liquid Glass, let it dry, and then attached the opaque.

For the layout I used this Freshly Made Sketch:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Colonial White cardstock, Brown Glitter paper
Ink:  Copper by Color Box
Embellishments:  Brown Opaques (retired),  Colonial White ribbon (retired),  Quatrefoil embossing folder
Other:  Artbooking, Artiste, and Art Philosophy  Cricut cartridges


  1. I agree with Linda, this is gorgeous.

  2. This is such a beautiful card! I totally love your take on the sketch! I love the "love"! Wow! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Hey Hansi, thanks for mentioning my blog and I'm glad those links come in useful! I get so much inspiration from them. I'm glad to know that layering technique works with Cricut-cut images, too. Sometimes they don't cut as uniformly as multiple cuts with a die. Your shadow-box card is lovely!

  4. Oh it's so beautiful!!! Lovely textures!

  5. Such a beautiful card, Hansi! I love the glitter paper and the quilted look the embossing gives. Thanks for joining us at H2H