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Stamper’s Showcase All You Need is Love

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I’m Melissa Tennison and I’m an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Oregon, USA. We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

The projects I’m sharing with you today are a couple of masculine cards featuring brayer colored hearts and silver heat embossing. I have never played with brayers before, but after making these brayer colored hearts, I think I’m in love!

For the first card, I put down a silver foil mat, then cut out a heart using the Be Mine Stitched Dies. I also brayer colored a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Pretty Peacock and Mango Melody. Then I cut some smaller hearts out of that.

I heat embossed my sentiment in silver embossing powder on a piece of vellum. Behind the vellum is a small strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to accentuate the sentiment.

I had quite a few pieces left over, so I decided to make a second card. For the large heart, I used the die cut from the previous card and heat embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder.

Then I used the leftover brayer colored hearts and staggered them using dimensionals and glue dots. I love how these colored hearts turned out! Have you used a brayer before? I highly recommend you give it a try! It’s so much fun seeing the colors roll and blend. Take a peek at my video tutorial below!

Measurements:

Card Bases: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Silver Foil and Pretty Peacock Mats: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat for Card 1: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Pretty Peacock Strip for Card 1: 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Vellum Strip for Card 1: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Scrap Whisper White for Hearts

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Petal Palette Masculine Card

Almost ALL of my cards are usually pretty feminine, but I was pretty proud of myself when I came up with a masculine card for Petal Palette.
I think one of the biggest reasons I think this is a great guy card is the Night of Navy cardstock.
I’m sure that if I were to make this with, say, Berry Burst it would be another story.

I really like how the Linen Thread is looped behind the sentiment and how easy it was to shorten the label that comes in the thinlits that coordinate so perfectly with this stamp set! The branches are so beautiful and contrast nicely on the Crumb Cake cardstock.

So many times I often forget to give the inside of my cards lovin’ too, but not on this card! I made sure to use one of the gorgeous sentiments from this stamp set on the inside of my card.

Measurements:

Night of Navy Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Outside Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Materials:
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