I love making cards for a special occasion so when Mr L requested a card for his friend who had just got engaged, I went straight to work. Hearts are perfect for engagement and anniversary cards so I used the Stampin’ Up Detailed Hearts Die (now retired), which is great for 2 for 1 cards as you can use the frame on one card and the hearts on another!
To begin, I added a sheet of Stick-It adhesive to the pink card and cut two using the die. The adhesive makes it much easier to stick down thin die-cuts like this but before doing so, I glued one on top of the other to give a stacked look.
Next, I adhered this onto the card base and inlaid some white hearts (left over from a previous use of this die!) to give a pop. I also stamped the sentiment.
As there were a LOT of self-adhesive hearts created by the two die-cuts, I used some for the card liner and envelope.
For the final assembly, I popped the sentiment up on foam squares and added a few pearl accents for understated bling – can bling be understated??!
With the plethora of pink hearts, I used the frame to stick these in place on another card base. I could have not used the frame since I filled in some gaps later anyway. I added a few white and grey hearts for added interest.
Once I took away the frame, there were a few gaps so I added a few hearts popped up on foam tape.
The final touches were a silver heat embossed sentiment and some rhinestones for a modern anniversary card.