Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Melt Art Heart

This week, Simon Says Stamp and Show...a project with heart, so what better excuse for a luuurrrve card :-)

"Melt Art Heart Card"

The background is sponged with pink and red distress inks, dried, then overstamped using a heart stamp and brushed with perfect pearls to get that gold shimmer on the hearts. The decorated card is layered onto gold card for a frame before adhering to the card base.

"Melt Art Heart"

To make the heart, rub versamark over the inside of a heart-shaped cookie cutter and one end of a cocktail stick. Melt some UTEE in a melt pot and pour the cookie cutter on a non-stick mat. Place the cocktail stick on end into the UTEE before it has set, and leave for a few minutes until completely set before removing from the mat. The ink stops the UTEE sticking to the cookie cutter & the cocktail stick. Removing the cocktail stick will leave a hole for mounting the heart.

Carefully melt the top of the heart using a heat tool, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat until a gold colour is achieved. After cooling, stamp "LOVE" in black archival ink and mount the heart on a short chain passed through an eyelet set into the card.


Some red mirror card is dry-embossed with a script embossing folder which is first swiped with a versamark ink pad. After passing through the machine, the script pattern is sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat-embossed. The cupid is diecut from the prepared card together with an arrow and the diecuts are mounted on the card base using Pinflair for extra dimension. For a final touch, some small beaded self-adhesive heart embellishments were scattered over the background and a length of red velvet ricrac was glued along the bottom of the card to give cupid a base to run along.

I hope my friends in England are surviving the floods this week. We've had plenty of rain in Northern Ireland too but I guess we should be used to it!

cardstock: white 300gsm & 200gsm, red mirror, gold 200gsm
embossing powders: UTEE clear, detail gold
Versamark ink pad
Archival ink pad, Jet Black
Distress Inks
Perfect Pearls, antique gold
script embossing folder
Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz Love Struck
small beaded heart embellishments
red velvet ricrac

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Project With Heart


  1. Maddy....I really like your heart project! Those gold "ghostly" hearts in the background are so striking against the red. Your UTEE heart and embossed cupid are very nicely done as well. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. WOW! Maddy you really do design such wonderful cards.
    I love the way you have created the background. The gold heart looks gorgeous and the gold script on cupid looks fabulous.

    Hugs Sue

  3. Oooh Maddy! This is fabulous! Love it!

  4. Just a wonderfull card - I do like all the gold you have on your card.

  5. Lovely card so different. Alison xxx

  6. Oh wow... love the technique you used here. I'll have to try that soon. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for visiting my blog

  7. Lovely card, do like the embossing xx

  8. Beautiful project! Love the stamped hearts on the background and your wonderful UTEE heart. Great techniques!


Thanks for leaving a comment, it's nice to know I'm not just talking to myself :)