Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Heart of the Lattice...

Fell in love with this beautiful Heart Background die when I first viewed it. I knew I did not want to just use it for Valentine's Day. This will be given as a birthday card in a few days. It was really a fun project and I thought I'd share it with you. 

Let’s Get Started…
Coral pearlescent paper: Cut the 8 ½ x 11” paper to measure 8 ½” x 5 ½” and score the long side at 4 ¼”. Fold on score line. Using the excess piece, die cut the Carnation. (I usually cut 2 sets in case I want to add more petals.)

Opal pearlescent paper: Use the die and cut Heart Background. Set aside.
In my stash, I had some extra leaves, cut from various flower sets in the Olive Twist.
The following link will show you how to create this lovely Carnation:  

Wasn’t that fun? Susan is so talented and a real inspiration.

The Card: Before adhering the Heart Background, you may want to attach a few of the leaves and weave them from the back through to the front. I taped most of the leaves and glued a few. Using a Glue Pen, apply glue to the outer edges of the backside of the Heart Background. Carefully set in place.

Add the Carnation. I use glue dots to the underside of the flower.

Products Used:
Susan’s Garden Notes – Carnation (1191)
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Heart Background (1261)
Susan’s Garden - 4 pc Tool Set (808)
Susan’s Garden Molding Pads (809 and/or 810)
Pearlescent Papers – 8 ½” x11” Opal and Coral
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Soft Finish, Olive Twist (PSF-138)
Double-side adhesive, glue dots, glue pen
Die cut machine

Till next time… Barb


  1. Agree; great heart background die. I would also use it for other occasions than Valentine's Day.

  2. A beautiful card. I love the background die. Your flower adds that special touch.

  3. Thank you both, Linda and Dianne. The heart background die is a great idea. Have a few more ideas for it.


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