Thursday, January 16, 2014

Impression Obsession "I Heart You" Challenge

 It is getting to be that time of year when we switch from holiday cards and move towards Valentine's Day cards.  Today's IO challenge is all about hearts/love/Valentine's Day, so I thought I would share my new favorite stamps with coordinating die.  I also wanted to show you how easy it is to make a bunch of conversation hearts for any of your projects.

First, you stamp the new  Conversation Hearts image (C5641) using black ink (I used black Memento).  Notice that it will stamp all of the sayings with a box around all the words:

Next, get out the coordinating Conversation Hearts Block die (DIE 133-C).  Notice it has 9 hearts to match the 9 sayings:

Tape the die on top of the words.  Notice that the square die is the same size as the stamped block.  This allows for easy alignment.  Once you have the die on top of the sayings, use a little repositionable tape to hold it in place and then run it through a die cutting machine:

You will be left with 9 conversation hearts with the sayings stamped in the middle:

You could repeat the process using different colors of paper, but I cut all of mine out of white paper and then colored them with the chisel side of my Copic markers.  It was a very fast way to color them!  To finish the card, I popped up the center heart with foam tape and added a layer of paper that coordinated with the center heart.

Need more "heart" inspiration? Check out what the other designers have created:

Laura Fulcher (you are here)


Trish said...

Your conversation hearts are soooo good, my grandchildren might try to munch on them! They make a really fun card!

Pattie J. said...

This die is like a cookie cutter, with a full baking sheet. I love the design , it also made me think of the tiny heart candy of different flavors and sentiments. HUmmmm, tempting treats.

Robin said...

I love conservation hearts; your colors are perfect! They look good enough to eat.

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. Indeed it is easy to create these delicious candy hearts. These hearts take me back to childhood and look so real.

Anonymous said...

Sharon c Love your card. So many memories of my youth and candy hearts. yummy.