I love the days where I can spend time crafting. Lately I've had a lot of them and I am very grateful. Today I am playing along with Papertrey Ink and their Create Along With Us for January 2018. I've been following PTI for years and I am always in awe of the cards and projects that their design team comes up with. These are some crazy talented women and they never cease to amaze me. I have always loved Melissa's shabby style, Betsy's use of bright colors and Dawn's clean and simple cards. Today I got some inspiration from Melissa's card from release day 2. She layered a heart over a fancy frame and I love that look!
Since Valentine's day is just around the corner I decided to watercolor a Wonky Heart die from Simon Says Stamp. Kristina Werner recently shared a video where she used Arteza markers to watercolor with a piece of acetate so I tried it and loved it. I used the Uppercase Block Alphabet dies from Papertrey to cut out the word LOVE in gold foil paper. I used the inlaid die cutting technique to nest the letters back into the heart. A scalloped vellum rectangle with some gold print was the perfect backdrop for the pretty heart. I finished off the project with some gold thread and a few dainty sequins from The Ton.
I also bought a new toy recently that I wanted to share. It's called a Crystal Katana and it works really well at picking up sequins and gluing them down. It's the best placement tool I've ever used! You can see a demo on YouTube of it. They sell it on Amazon and at Kat Scrappiness, check it out!
I am in love with this card and I can't wait to get my new PTI goodies in the mail that I ordered last night.
Have a wonderful week everyone and get some crafty time in!