What I really like about today's post is that it is a a card for any occasion, any person, and can be done in any colour combo you like. This is a card that you can put together quickly if you need something on the spur of the moment too. We like those kinds of cards with our busy schedules, don't we? Working from the focal point, I cut the largest size of the Heart Squares in black card. Next, I used the Spellbinders Heart Circle die templates and I cut the largest heart circle with the next size down inside of it to cut an aperture out of it. I mounted the large circle upwards with mounting foam, while securing the smaller heart circle directly in the centre where it was cut from, but without any mounting foam behind it. You can see the dimension levels to the card in the close up photo below. The background for the card was created using half of the Lotus border die (If you have read the blog earlier, please note that I have corrected the name of the border. I am forever getting those two mixed up. It is not the In Spades border!) on each side of the square. This border is unique in that it cuts half completely through and the other side of it cuts out sections of the die but leaves the entire piece attached to the card. It allows you to do things that other dies cannot do and because of that it is very versatile. I just wanted a little bit of an edge to frame my focal point so using half the die cut was perfect, just enough to draw the eye in I felt. If you don't own that die, try just embossing the background with an embossing folder as that will add nice interest also. The card was completed with my favourite paper piercing edge and a few mats and layers of cream and black. The really nice thing about this sort of card design is that it uses all the sizes of the heart circle dies so you really are getting value for your money. No sense in not using them if you have them, right?
I have decided to post the comment game winners weekly while I am away. I will site the post date and then the random number and corresponding comment that has won and list them all together. I hope you don't mind, it is just easier for me to keep track of that way.
All for now, Sue x