Monday, September 5, 2011

Splash of Color

Last week on her blog, Jennifer McGuire showed how she made this adorable banner for her son.  I loved the hearts she used to make it - they're so easy to make! - but I don't have much use for a banner.  So ever since I watched her video, I've had it stuck in the back of my mind that I wanted to do something with that heart.  And I finally figured it out!!

I decided to scale down her banner heart into a small card sized heart and came up with this - 

I made the heart with 1/4" thick strips of red paper.  The outer loop was 2 1/2" long and the inner loop was 1 1/2" long.  I inked the edges of the heart with matching ink to get rid of the white core that was peeking through.

It took some trial and error (so I spent a little longer making this card then I was planning!) to get the heart's frame just right.  The heart is actually glued to the inside of the card. 

I wanted to center the small circle on the front, but my circle punch didn't fit to the center.  Then I remembered, I do own a MS Circle Cutter which rarely gets used, but was perfect for this card.  I adhered the black card stock to the white card base and cut the 1 3/8" circle through both layers so they'd be perfect!  I figured out where that circle laid on the final white layer and marked it.  Since this layer was smaller than the others, the scallop punch was able to fit to the center of the card.  

Before ading the final layer, I added a twine bow, and stamped and embossed the sentiment.  I wanted a little more splash of red, so I added some red rhinestones under the thanks.  To finish it all off, I put the white layer up on dimensionals to match the height of the heart.   

I'm loving how it turned out and may have to do it again with other colors and sentiments.
This card will be playing along with:


(and I'm trying out the new InLinkz Link Manager for my supply list!!)


  1. Oh I am loving this. Loving how you took the banner Jennifer created and turned it into this beautiful window card! You combined the challenges flawlessly! Thanks for joining us Lawnscaping gals this week!

  2. Love this! What a fab design and that looped heart peeking through the scalloped circle is beautiful, great impact with that splash of red:) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  3. This is great, love the heart, I must watch Jennifer's video. :)

  4. Neat heart! I thought it was quilled, but you managed to get the same look with regular tools! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Play Date CAfe!

  5. Angie, this card is so worth all of the time you put into it! LOVE the heart and that you put it inside the card! LOVE that you remembered you MS circle cutter because this is one terrific card!!!

  6. That heart is fantastic and I love that you put it in a window! Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  7. This is an adorable and creative card! Love the heart embellishment. Great job!

  8. Really cute paper heart! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!