Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Love - heart

The other morning I was 'sat sitting' here, toying with some embellishments that came in the drawers of my lovely hexagonal desk carousel (yup, I succumbed!). One little packet of embellishments had lots of half pearls in different colours and I opened them and just started to push them round separating the colours and making shapes - and an idea was born!


I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- raspberry red half pearls which had to be stuck individually using Glossy Accents. For the heart outline I used the old trick of embossing a heart outline on the reverse of the front of the card, using just a ball ended tool. That was the guide - I started sticking from the bottom, up each side of the heart as I was sure the pearls wouldn't meet exactly in the centre at the top. And I was right, call it 'operator error', so I just added a further pearl to create an overlap and make it look 'arty farty deliberate'

- the sentiment was die cut from black card, three times and glued together in layers using Glossy Accents before being added to the card

Simples!


Di
x

20 comments:

Carol L said...

Oh Di, this is simply brilliant! I absolutely LOVE this idea and for sure I'm gonna have to CASE it :)

Bonnie said...

What a great idea!

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant idea! Sat sitting there paid off immensely.

Sarah said...

Simples and brilliant Di!! xx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - simply brilliant!
Kath x

SARN said...

TOP MARKS Missus! Lovely the simplicity and class of this card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Home for a couple of days so am just playing catch up Di... clever girl! Love this (excuse the pun)! x

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card Di, brilliant idea. I like the arty overlap Too !!
Jean x

Hettie said...

Sometimes just being sat sitting pays off with great ideas! Lovely card there. You can't go wrong with hearts specially arty farty ones!
Hugs
Xx

Veerle said...

How wonderful Di. Very CAS and very beautiful. Hugs Veerle xxxx

kanda said...

Gorgous card Di - fabulous CAS design xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous idea Di your card is stunning x

Anonymous said...

It is very simple, but it's also very graphic and striking, it's a brilliant idea.

hugs
Brenda

MaryH said...

Now this is a clever idea...and how pretty did this turn out! What a perfect sweetheart card. Like it - lots! TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

I would love you to come and push somethings around in my craft room and make something stunning with them. Love it Di.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Simples and very arty fatty.! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

There should be an 'R' in there !

Elizabeth said...

Simply lovely card Di. I have to say you have a most fertile imagination ... I don't think I would have seen a heart in a packet of pearls :) It must have taken quite some time to stick them all down too - such patience :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

mamapez5 said...

Great inspiration! You are so good at CAS cards. Kate x

Greta said...

I totally love this, Di!