I finally decided today I was going to set down with card stock, stamps and anything else I could think of to create this card I had imagined. It took me a while to get the base going but then after that I kept pulling items out to use and finished pretty quickly.
My first challenge was to get that rick rack to do what I wanted, that was a heart shape on a card. I have been wanting to use the Hot Glue Gun Helpers that Cathie Fillian had sent me almost a year ago. I've used the mat and the finger caps on some craft items or some repairs but had yet to try it with a card. I knew hot glue would work well with the rick rack, in helping to hold it onto the paper and to shape it. I had used the Top Note Stampin UP (SU) Bigz die to cut a half note from Rose Red Stampin' UP! cardstock. I used the hot glue gun helper Press Wand and the finger cap to spread hot glue on it and attach to the front of the card.
Another **NOTE** I have used two kinds of mats making this project, when I am misting I am using the Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet, when I'm gluing I'm using the mat that is a part of the Hot Glue Gun Helpers.
On the background Regal Rose paper I used VersaMark and a heart stamp from a retired Stampin'UP! set called Filled with Love. On the top note label I used VersaMark again with another stamp from that set to stamp the Feb 14. Then I used Diamond Stickles to highlight the stitching and the small heart on the top note label.
I created a banner by misting plain white paper with the Black Cherry Glimmer mist and tearing to create a jagged edge. I would use cardstock the next time though. I stamped the Sweet Valentine phrase with Black Soot Distress Ink. The phrase is from a retired Stampin'UP! hostess set, Something to Celebrate. I added SU Rhinestone Jewels to each side of the phrase for accent.
I wanted something inside the heart, after digging through my stash I found the key charms and decided to use the heart key. I wanted to attach it so it would dangle, ribbon took away from the rick rack, so did baker's twine. I decided to use plain cotton crochet thread to tie it on. The white was too stark, I decided to use the Silver Sugar Glimmer mist to color the cotton thread. I did not want to saturate the thread so I sprayed the mist onto my craft sheet and using a cotton swab I "painted" the thread until I got the color. I tied a bow through the jump ring of the charm and again used my hot glue gun and finger cap to attach it to the center of the heart.
On the inside I wanted to put my own saying to go with the key theme. The phrase was printed out on cardstock, punched using the SU Full Heart Punch and then inked with the Black Cherry Glimmer mist. I attached it with a little hot glue, using the Press Wand to smear the glue onto it.
Just a note about the Hot Glue Gun Helpers, these were a gift from Cathie but she has not asked me to review or promote them. I wanted to share this great craft tool with everyone because I have enjoyed using them very much.
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Supplies I used!