The Song In Your Heart
by Donna Peachey

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I've gone 'old school' today with a slightly distressed plaid and twine creation.

Here's how it was made...


I've started off by inking up my Picnic Plaid stamp.  Ink directly on to the stamp, add paper and use a brayer to transfer the image.  As I didn't want quite such a deep impression I decided not to use a stamp cushion underneath everything prior to using the brayer. 

Once dry, simply cut to size.  I've chosen to cut mine so that it has a slightly distressed area showing at the top.

Then stamp directly on to the Plaid square using red ink.


To make the stamped sentiment stand out you will need to stamp it again on to acetate.


Once dry, simply glue it in to place using a very thin layer of strong adhesive.

(Do not be tempted to cut the acetate down to size until the glue is completely dry as it will become unstuck).


Then add the Stitchwork Square Frame and apply a thin layer of gilding wax.


The Seed Love Collage 'O' sits quite nicely in the larger of the two Whittle Heart Frames. 

Start by gluing two Frames together, then add the decorative Seed Collage 'O' (once you've cut it to size).  

The yellow heart is simply the waste from a Frame cut in white.  I've used a darker colour in the middle area as I like the subtle difference you can see once it's all glued together.


You'll only need to ink one Whittle Bird...  but you will need to cut it three times and glue those layers together!


Now for the background...

Random ink blending, then a little 'pouncing' to add to that slightly distressed feel.

Add two' inked up' notes and heat emboss them as shown.  I've chosen to heat emboss using a clear 'crystal' effect powder for a touch of extra shimmer and shine.

Then I've used a small strip of red liner tape to attach my twine.

I'm sorry... 

Did I hear you say you can't see both notes?


Look very closely at that top right area of the card...

Do you see it now?

I used a clear embossing ink and the same crystal effect powder to add just a subtle touch of extra detail.


You'll need to add a few strips of scrap card top and bottom on the acetate square prior to gluing that in to position.


Don't forget to add a tied bow to finish!

Thanks heaps for stopping by today...

Donna Floral Signature copy




Beautiful card, love the sentiment!

Hi Donna, I love everything about this card, the colours are gorgeous and the die-cuts and stamping are gorgeous, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Love this card - a great design and love the die round the plaid. Hope you are ok xx

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