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Saturday, 10 January 2015

A good heart (by Lesley)

When time is short and you need a card in a hurry then a clean and simple look is all you need. So today I want to show you a quick card using the Punky Hearts stamp set.

  • Trim approximately 2" off the short edge of an A4 piece of white card and fold in half. 
  • Mask off a strip down the front of the card, setting it slightly off centre.
  • Ink up the crackle stamp from the Echoes of Italy stamp set using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and stamp randomly over the masked strip.
  • On a piece of 160gsm card colour an area large enough for the image you wish to use with a bright red alcohol marker. 
  • When dry stamp the heart from Punky Hearts with Versamark. Emboss with a turquoise embossing powder. Cut out and set aside.
  • Using the offcut from the card stamp the sentiment from Amazing Birthday with Peacock Feathers. Trim to suit and run the inkpad around the edges.
  • Add 3d foam to both the heart and the sentiment strip and assemble as illustrated.
We don't always have the right coloured card or paper for our projects and I find that using alcohol markers on a decent weight stamping card is a quick and easy substitute. Whilst creating a patterned strip behind your focal image keeps the weight down for postage and is a neat alternative to using ribbon.

As usual there are more stunning samples to come from our talented Design Team, so please keep popping back to keep up with all their fab ideas.


  1. Hi Lesley, this is a lovely simple and quick card which shows these stamps beautifully! Hope you are OK and did have a good start in 2015! xxMiranda

  2. Lovely CAS card. I like the crackle print behind the heart. That heart is decorated so pretty.

  3. Doesn't the crackle strip add to the harlequin texture of the heart? I'd never have thought that if I'd not seen it. Your off centring of the crackle strip is a super trick & I like the way the larger portion of the heart to the left balances it just as the larger expanse of the sentiment to the left does.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. A pretty CAS card Lesley, and that strip with the crackle pattern behind that pretty raised heart and sentiment works perfectly. x

  5. Very nice - I, too, like that crackle strip on the background.

  6. This is a great card and I love that shade of blue with the red
    Jackie x

  7. Beautiful card. Love your design. Thanks for showing Anneke.

  8. Great CAS-card! Love the bright colours and the heart is super!

  9. Loving the CAS style Lesley! That heart stamp is a winner all the way!

    Lesley Xx


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