I thought this challenge looked good and I was just given some rolls of this cool glittery foil vinyl for an anniversary present (yes, today - squeeeeeeee!) My friend Mel O found these cool rolls for a mere $2 each and knew I’d be right into playing with them. Yes, I did sit in my PJ’s till noon (between chores) working with the card I designed!
“With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I’ve got love letters on my mind. Will you make a card with heart? Create a journal entry about someone (or something) you love? Perhaps use vintage postage as your latest inspiration… whatever inspires you – we can’t wait to see your love notes!”
And so here is what I came up with (though I tried it two different ways)
This was my first attempt. I had to “oversize” this card because of the way I designed it in the Silhouette Software, I found I was having problems scaling down the layer with the writing, the sketch pen layer. So, I simply found a larger envelope from my stash and built this card large scale.
Seriously this card took me a while, I kept playing with ideas. The heart on this card is a bit of dryer lint stuffed in between two layers of a buff colored shop towel (I snarfed it from my father in law, I’m sure he thinks me nuts) I sewed the edges, then I added this bit of hand tatting I’d done forever ago - the color works perfect. The rest is fiddling with various layers. On this version I glued the heart onto the back inside of the card.
Soooo… I slept on that idea and decided I had to design a smaller file which I could use on the standard 1/4 fold card size (4.25 x 5.5 inch) I finally got it and here is the result:
This is how this version looks when its folded up. Opened up and standing it looks like this:
The scalloped heart inside dangles and turns!
Its all due to this little contraption I made. This dangling heart has two glittery foil hearts glued to either side of the white scallop cut.
NOTE: I found that its best to affix the glitter foil vinyl to cardstock before you cut!
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