ID: Embossed Heart
5"w x 7"h

Created: Jan 14, 2007
Modified: Jan 15, 2007

SUPPLIES: (Note: most of the supplies can be found online at
QuietfireDesign.com/byhand.htm (items in Pink)
Stonehenge "Natural" cardstock or
other good quality cardstock 10"w x 7"h
Graph paper to plot your score lines
Glossy white Paper or light weight cardstock (to make decorative strips)
Black Ink Decorative Paper - Purple package (either 1 pce 7" x 10" or 2 pieces 5" x 7")
Adirondack Alcohol inks:  Denim (Rustic Lodge Set), Wild Plum (Nature Walk Set5), Mixative Gold & Blender Fluid
(felt pouncing tool)

Stampin' Up! 2003 Letter "B" or other small embellished letter alphabet
Rubber Stamp "I Love you not only for what you are"
Rubber Stamp "If I had a star"
(for the word "my")
Various small alphabet stamps (for the word "Valentine")
Staz On stamp pad "Black"
Archival Ink stamp pad "Jet Black"
Brilliance Dew Drops stamp pad
"Pearlescent Lavender"
Stampendous embossing powder "Amethyst" or other purple EP
Small pieces of adhesive backed silver tape for heart 2" sq & Letter "B" 3/4" sq. (Nashua Tape Tyco Adhesive)
Puffy Heart large burgundy, small Silver Heart Brads, & various small heart charms & buttons
Silver Krylon Leafing Pen
Sculpey mold made from the
Flourished heart rubber stamp
DMC Metallic thread Rose color or other decorative thread

(awl & fine needle)
Small piece of narrow purple ribbon

Aleene's Tacky Glue (for puffy heart), Golden's Soft Gel Medium (for heavier 3D items) & Double sided tape (for background strips and inside paper)

Scoring Board

EmbossedHeart_DetailStrip1 EmbossedHeart_DetailStrip2



Score and fold cardstock to get a 5" x 7"h card
Plot your scoring lines on your graph paper. My rectangles, starting from the left, were approx 3/4" wide for the first 2 columns and 1" w for the next  2 columns. My double score lines are approx 1/4" from center of one score to center of the other score 

From top of card my first 3 rows & bottom row were approx 3/4"h. The large square is approx 3.5"w x 3.5"h, the other score lines just fell into place. Take care when scoring not to over shoot your lines, so that one score ends at exactly the edge of another line.

To make decorative paper for strips, place your glossy side of paper facing up on our work table. Put several drops of both the plum and denim on your felt tool. Pounce your tool over your paper. Then put some gold and pounce, add blender and pounce, working your paper until you get the results you want.

Note: the more saturated the felt is and the quicker and surer you do your pouncing, you will get more of the beautiful blotch and spider patterns. (Just be careful not to overload your felt or you'll get puddles that will take a while to dry). Also pounce an area, let dry a few minutes before pouncing in it again, will give you nice variations in color and more of those dark edged areas When the felt is almost dry continue to pounce on your paper and you'll get little waves interspersed in your big splotches.

Cut strips to fit some of your rectangles, Attach with double sided tape.

Make a sculpey mold as per package directions and impress your "Flourished Heart" rubber stamp. When baked and cooled, press silver paper, silver side down, into mold, using the back of an eraser on a pencil  or other soft tool to get into the crevices of the mold. Color the silver tape with some of the alcohol inks, wiping away excess, so you still have some silver showing through. Remove backing paper from adhesive and stick to card. Use the tip of an awl to pierce holes in the edge of your large square and the edge of your heart. Split your thread into 2 ply sections and thread your needle. Create a pattern by going into the same hole in the heart while going through holes around square only once. Tape ends of threads to inside of card (when done, remove tape and glue thread ends neatly).




Rubber stamp your letter "B" onto the small piece of silver foil with StazOn "black" stamp pad, heat set and glue to card.

Carefully ink only the word "My" from the "If I had a star" rubber stamp using Brilliance Dew Drops "Pearlescent Lavender" stamp pad and amethyst embossing powder, heat set. (I used a stamp positioner to get it exactly where I wanted it)

Paint your puffy heart with the Krylon Silver Leafing pen. Wait to dry or heat set. Glue to card with Aleen'e Tacky Glue

Mark holes evenly spaced for the 5 little heart brads. I used my awl to punch the holes. Spread the tails on the inside of the card and lightly hammer down flat.

Glue or attach your other hearts. I found the little silver double heart at Michael's in the wedding/ribbon section & tied it with a purple ribbon

NOTE: Stamp your word "Valentine" either before or after gluing background paper to card, using various alphabet letters and the Brilliance Dew Drops "Pearlescent Lavender" stamp pad, and Amethyst embossing powder, heat set.

Inside of the card I used the Black Ink decorative paper attaching  half the page to the back of the front page, hiding the brad tabs and thread ends. On the other half I rubber stamped the quote "I Love you not only" with the Archival Ink  stamp pad and heat set.



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