Monday, February 14, 2011

A "Hearty" Wish

Hi everyone,

Since Valentine's Day is not a holiday that is celebrated in my household, I decided to honor it in my own way. I made myself an inspirational heart to hang in my craft room. My main tool for this was SU's Petal Cone Bigz Die for the Big Shot. When you use this die, you're supposed to cut 2 of this heart shape and it has crease lines to assemble your cone. As it turns out, when you cut only 1 shape you end up with a heart! And this is how I've decided to use it.

I used a retired DSP for the heart and backed it up with a piece of cardboard for reinforcement. I added Champagne Glass Glitter around the heart and inside the circle shape with some liquid glue to make it look vintage.

The "wings" around the circle is actually a scallop half-circle from the same die that I cut in half and adorned with half-back pearls. The ribbon is a long piece of seam binding in Very Vanilla that I sprayed with water and crinkled in my hand for a more vintage look. I let it dry and it stayed wrinkled. I love the effect. The double bow is tied in the middle with a piece of baker's twine.

The resin flower is a new SU product and I'm absolutely in love with it.

The sentiment and circle image is from CTMH. I love that quote and accented it with tiny sticky back pearl. This little piece of art will be hanging in my craft room -- which reminds me that I'll need to paint my walls because it doesn't fit with my recent projects! LOL

Have a nice stampin' day !!!


Marie-Précieuse said...

Welcome back ceecee!! :) Nice project, as always. Question: where do you find baker's twine??? J'sais pas pourquoi j'écris en anglais là... j'ai hâte de voir les prochains projets inspirés du soleil et de la mer d'Hawaii. :)

Stephanie Pezolet said...

What a beutiful gift to offer yourself! Very feminine :)

MissKoolAid said...

So lovely. I love the use of a scalloped circle to make wings.