Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Times Two!
Hi friends! Emily Midgett here with you today to help remind you about the Stay Crafty With Hero Crazy Little Thing Called Love Challenge! The challenge is a great way to inspire you to use some of your crafty stash, and as an added bonus, maybe win a crafty prize. This month's challenge is Crazy Little Thing Called Love, so appropriate for the upcoming Valentine's Day celebration! I have two totally love-centric projects to share with you, the second of which was created using the leftovers from the first project. Let's get started with the details!
Both of my projects feature the Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. I adore the shape of the hearts on this cover plate; they're unique and so whimsical! I began my project by ink blending two A2 panels of white cardstock using Raspberry Jam, Azalea, and Cotton Candy inks and blending brushes. I used the Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die to die cut one of the blended panels, reserving the colorful leftover heart die cuts.
To create my first project, I die cut the Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die twice more from some plain white cardstock and adhered both of those to the blended die cut using Precision Glue to create a dimensional die cut, which I adhered to the second solid pink ombré blended panel. The combo of the double blended panels and the dimensional die cuts creates a super textured monochromatic background!
I needed a greeting that would contrast with the super textured and colorful background, so I die cut the Love You Stamp & Cut XL using some black glitter cardstock from the Glitter Paper Basics pack. I popped up the glittery sentiment with some foam tape to help it pop even more from the vibrant background, then heat embossed the coordinating greeting from the Love You Stamp & Cut XL on Azalea cardstock, which I also popped up with some more foam tape. The final touch was to add some black enamel dots to add the third and final black accent to my card front. (Remember your "rule of three"!)
My second project uses the leftover hearts from my die cut blended cover plate die cut. I thought that the blend between the Raspberry Jam, Azalea, and Cotton Candy inks was so lovely that I couldn't bear to throw the heart die cuts away, so I pulled out my favorite shapes (they are each unique and in different sizes!) to create a heart "belly band" for this second card. I blended some Raspberry Jam ink in the center of an A2 Azalea cardstock base, then arranged the hearts along the blended strip, first placing the largest heart in the center with some foam tape, then adding the second largest hearts randomly along the blended strip, then the next smallest, filling in holes and gaps and trying to create as random a pattern as I could! I adhered the hearts using both liquid and foam adhesive for lots of texture and dimension.
After I had adhered all of the blended hearts, I found some glittery white heart die cuts in my little bowl of leftovers (these are leftover from an older confetti die that is now discontinued). I tucked these glittery white hearts here and there amongst the blended hearts, adhering them with Precision Glue. I also added a few iridescent white pearls for a bit of shine. I added a quick white embossed Valentine's Day greeting on a strip of Azalea cardstock, popped up with foam adhesive in the center of my heart cluster.
Well, that's all for my projects today! Don't forget to save those leftover confetti die cuts. You never know when they will come in handy! Just as a reminder: the Crazy Little Thing Called Love Challenge will accept submissions until February 5th, so I encourage you to pull out your love themed Hero Arts products and add a project to enter to win a $50 shopping spree to the Hero Arts store! Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!
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February 07, 2023
Stunning ombre work on your cards super cute designs. I will certainly be trying since I have so many itty bitty hearts from my varying die cut backgrounds. As perfect as they are I wish they were as Whimsical as the hero Arts ones you feature here, they are certainly in a League of Their Own. I look forward to owning that plate one day.
February 05, 2023
These cards are so bold & brilliant! Believe Hero Arts has a masterpiece on its hands with this kit! Cant wait!
February 04, 2023
Love your beautiful cards, Emily! Thanks for the reminder about the challenge. This month’s theme is super fun!
February 01, 2023
Two gorgeous Valentines, Emily!! Especially love the band you created with all the coverplate hearts – I have a similar pile from the Valentine Stamp-Along so will have to try this!!
February 01, 2023