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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ornate Heart Frame

I was struck by the beauty and elegance of the original of this card the minute I saw it that I ended up doing something I've never done before. I just wanted to have exactly the same card so I ended up recreating the card 'as is' copying every detail from its color, size and down to every detail on the card. This is my very first copycat card! I've done mono-chromatic cards before and I love them. I saw the original of this card from Pinterest on Gerry Brow's board which led me to the blog of its creator:

The beautiful ornate heart frame is a punch by Cheery Lynn Designs called Celtic Heart. I came up with the idea of putting a sentiment on the negative of the punched heart. I applied the 'faux chipboard' technique on the heart frame by gluing 3 layers of the cutout to make it sturdy, thus, creating a great 3D effect.

Items used for the card:

1. Card stock - very light peach, with a bit of
    shimmer (purchased from a local store here)
2. Heart Frame - punch by Cheery Lynn Designs:
                         Celtic Heart
3. Embossing folders used:
    a) Top:  Fiskars Texture Template - Hearts
    b) Bottom:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Musical Flourish
4. Border - Silhouette store: lace_border_C00277_17986
5. Flourish (leaves) - Silhouette store: leaves_corner_set_C00262_21585
     I removed the ring in the middle and cut the leaves in half to save on paper space when cutting
     so the 2 leaves are actually 2 pieces instead of just one  - the joint is covered by the silk flower.
     I used the manual embossing technique to add dimension on the leaves. This technique is
     explained on my Mother's Day card posted last year:
6. Flower - is just an ordinary silk flower that I bought from a local store here

I recreated the card using pattern paper by K & Company. Both the old rose color scheme and the yellow color scheme are from the same paper pad called 'Julianne'. Please note that K & Company carries another paper pad by the same exact name 'Julianne' Designer Paper which has more blues in it and comes in a pad of 54 double sided sheets. The 'Julianne' pad that I used is called Specialty Paper and has only 28 double sided sheets.

The designs used for the yellow scheme card:

 1. Flower - Silhouette store: flower_0108
2. Flourish - Silhouette store: combination of 2 designs:
                    a) decorative_leaf_cluster_C00530_19210
                    b) house_of_3_swirly_flourish_C00073_23444

I used the same manual embossing technique (mentioned above) to add dimension on the flourishes.

The bottom paper of both the old rose and yellow card were embossed using the same Cuttlebug embossing folder Musical Flourish' used on the mono-chromatic card.

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  1. love them ...they're beautiful and elegant...Agnes

  2. this is a stunner of a card and i may just copy it myself lol x

  3. Gorgious.

  4. So elegant! I would love to have the cut file ~