Sunday, June 23, 2019

Handle With Care Heart Card

Today I have an all occasion card (even Valentine's or Get Well) using the heart stamp from Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz  Eclectic Elements and a few other Stamp Sets. I've been in the stamping mood lately and I just love this heart image. It was very fast and super simple to make. 
I stamped the heart image 3 times...twice on Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger (one cut out for layering), and once on post it note for a mask. I stamped the horn image from The Professor set, once on SSP and on post it note...all using Black Soot Archival.  I cut out the post it note images and used them to mask for the next part.
Using Vintage Photo Archival, I stamped the gears images from Inventor 7 and Dapper for the background.
I stamped the sentiment and highlight line image in Black Soot and used Clear Embossing Powder over them.
I used good ol' Distress Ink to watercolor in some of the images in the background and both images in the foreground. I inked over the background and flicked water over it. I also added a light coat of the Tim's Collage Medium in Crazing over the heart for a little texture and protection. I decided the card needed a bit more, so I used a design from my sewing machine to stitch down the middle of the card to mimic the lines from a heart monitor...from a slow beat to a regular one. Strange I know, but I love the look of it.  Then came a lot of cardstock mounting and paper distressing.
(Stamp Platform, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Paper Distress Tool, Water Mister, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot, Vintage Photo
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Eclectic Adverts, The Professor, Inventor 7, Noble Gent, Dapper
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone
-Ranger Detail Water Brush
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte, Crazing
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Kraft Stock Classic
-Ranger Surfaces Cardstock: Black, Kraft

Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love that heart stamp Anita and it sits beautifully against your fab background x Hope you and yours are good x TFS and huge hugs Annie xx

  2. Beautiful any occasion card! Crazing medium is always a good choice! 😃

  3. The heart is just stunning Anita and I love the beautiful background you created. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Wonderful card - love the way you use color and so many fabulous layers!

  5. Such cool layered stamping - I hadn't noticed that heart, and you've really put it centre stage. Love that background stamp with the cogs and gears too. Fab card design!
    Alison x

  6. I love this sort of layered stamping. It's like magic to me. Such a fun, sweet card. Gorgeous distressing on the edges. You are so clever, my friend! xo

  7. Love this! Great card and stamps


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