Hello lovely Pazzlers! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and managed to immerse yourself in some craft amongst the madness!
Today I’m sharing with you a project for the next holiday which is just around the corner – Valentine’s Day. That being said, this project can also be used for an anniversary, or any other occasion where you want to show how much you love someone.
This project is a quick one to be able to pull together when you need something fast, but that looks very elegant. It also doesn’t require many supplies.
When I started this project, my intent was to make a card. Once I finished the first layer I wasn’t sure if I should just use it as décor for the table or around the house because it looks so pretty. In the end I stuck with the card idea, but you could easily leave it as home décor.
All I’ve done is drawn a 4″x6” card in my software with a fold line down the centre. I then inserted the beautiful Doilie Heart into the center of the card. To get exactly center of your project, select all of your pieces and then head up to the Alignment tool and select ‘center’ from your drop down list and then select ‘Apply’. This will line up the object nicely in the centre of the card without you having to guess.
With that part done, I now moved onto erasing a small section of the heart at the sides where I wanted it to remain attached to the card.
When you cut the first layer with the doilie heart, fold the card in half as you normally would to close it. When you open it again, very gently fold the heart towards you with some gentle pinches along the fold line. This helps it to ‘pop’ out. Using lightweight cardstock will also help the ‘pop’ to be a little less stubborn. I will admit to ‘playing’ with mine a bit by pressing the card closed several times to make the heart pop out more.
I then attached it to a base of grey which also had a fold line down the centre. Not only has this provided a background for the doilie heart to stand out against, but it made the card even sturdier to stand up. How pretty does pale pink and grey look together?
I then cut out two hearts using the Heart file and then used the small hearts from this file to place around the top part of the card. I don’t like wasting anything!
This card is a little different to most – I will be placing it in an envelope flat and writing on the back of it. Once the card is pulled out of the envelope and gently folded as if to close it, the beautiful doily heart will ‘pop’ out. Take it into the sun and the pattern made by the shadow is really lovely.
Kaisercard – Musk & Elephant Ears
Double sided tape