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Candy Hearts Love Ya

Hi there crafty friends! Today I have a cute clean and simple card for you that goes back to basic. Just some fun stamping and diecutting with an oldie but goodie stamping technique.

I had the idea for this card as soon as I got my hands on this fun stampset of My Favorite Things with all these cute candy hearts. I started by cutting a panel of Neenah Dessert Storm cardstock down to 10.5 x 14.5 cm (this is not the final size, will cut down more later!). Using the solid heart stamp in the set, I stamped a pattern of white hearts on the light kraft cardstock in Hero Arts White Pigment Ink. I let that dry for a bit while I chose my rainbow of Concord & 9th inks.

I went with Honeysuckle, Marmalade, Buttercup, Sprout and Oceanside. I used an offset stamping technique onto the white stamping on kraft, which creates this almost 3D looking effect. It’s important that you offset your stamping the same way to create this 3D shadow effect (if you stamp your colored image slightly higher than the white image, don’t stamp the next one lower than the white image). I went diagonally in rainbow order, choosing different sentiment hearts each time. I did have to double stamp the yellow hearts to get enough of a saturated color. Now, I don’t think I let my pigment ink dry long enough before doing my colored stamping because the ink bled a little bit, making it hard to read the sentiment on some hearts. So I just went over that with a white gelpen later.

I diecut this fun scripty Mama Elephant sentiment 3 times from Canson Montval 300 gsm watercolor cardstock. I won’t be doing any watercoloring, but I thought the off white creamy color of watercolor cardstock would fit this card better than a stark white sentiment. I layered the sentiment dies together for extra dimension, adhering them with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

To finish this card, I made a cardbase that’s slightly bigger than usual (15 x 11 cm) from Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock. Using doublesided adhesive I covered the front of that with a piece of the same Canson Montval cardstock I used for the sentiment to have the margin match the sentiment nicely. I cut down my stamped panel slightly to be 13 x 9 cm to leave a nice margin at the edges. I propped that panel up with some foam tape for dimension and adhered the sentiment die with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

That finishes up this card! Please let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, I post a new card every day! And subscribe to me on YouTube for video tutorials. In the supply list you can find all the products I used. Where possible I’ve used affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links, I will make a small (5 – 10%) commission to no extra cost to you. This helps me out a ton! You can also use code STUDIOKATO at checkout in the Crafty Meraki store or the Joy Clair Designs store to get 10% off your purchase!

  • Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm
  • Canson Montval 300 gsm
  • Neenah Dessert Storm
  • Hero Hues Pigment Ink – Unicorn
  • Concord & 9th ink: Honeysuckle, Marmalade, Buttercup, Sprout, Oceanside
  • My Favorite Things – Conversation Hearts
  • Mama Elephant – Love Ya Script
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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