Sunday, 4 February 2018

Pastel love hearts

 I found some dies on Amazon that were considerably cheaper as they aren't well know brand names so I thought I'd give them a try. They took a while to arrive but I think it was worth it as they cut really well and this one is so pretty. 

I decided to use both the positive and the negatives (the  out cuts) . I decided to keep the same shape as the die as I think its pleasing to the eye.

I firstly coloured a piece of card using distress inks in pinks  and purples and water to get a soft random effect. I then cut the the die. I then cut it a second time in plain white card.  

I used some centura pearlised white card cut into 2 A5 cards. I added the white die cut full circle to one card and then the coloured die cut atop so it was slightly raised from the base. 

The second card I again built using stacks but this time using the negatives but not for all the hearts. I used the die as a template to create the shape adding a couple of hearts to the sides.

I haven't added a sentiment as I think these cards would be great for Valentine's day, anniversary, engagement or even wedding or birthday but I do love how they turned out.

I would like to enter these designs into the following challenges:-

CASual Fridays - use hearts

HLS CAS - hearts

crazy 4 challenges - add a heart

Just us girls - love

A gem of a challenge - have a heart

craft rocket - love

MAWTT- love/valentines/wedding/engagement

naughty or nice- all loved up


Dotty Jo said...

Both are so pretty, Julye! You could add a large, die-cut sentiment across the middle for whatever card you decide on. Thanks so much for joining us at Naughty or Nice, Jo x

Lindsey said...

Such a pretty pair of cards! I also admire you patience at positioning and gluing all those pretty hearts. ;) Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Wendy L said...

Looks gorgeous, both cards, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket and MAWTT, xx

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Both cards are so pretty! The colors are awesome together! Thank you for sharing it with us at naughty or Nice Challenges! Cyndi, DT

Michelle W said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Nannieflash said...

A gorgeous simple card design using our Love theme. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Bobby said...

The soft pastel colors are perfect with the shimmery paper, Julye, and you're right. These cards could be for a variety of occasions. Thanks for sharing them with us at Just Us Girls.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times.

Julie B said...

Well done with your soft romantic twofer!
Thanks for sharing at HLS CAS. :)

BożenA said...

Two beautiful cards. I like your pastel hearts.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS.