Hearts a Flutter – And a Pressed Clay Sneak Peek

Had some fun playing with the new In Colors and the Simply Pressed Clay that will both be available on May 31 from Stampin’ Up!  I used my Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die to “cut” the Simply Pressed Clay while it was still wet, it worked a lot like a cookie cutter…so fun!  My card design was inspired by the Sketch Frenzy Friday 051713.

Hearts a Flutter

I started by cutting the little strips of 2013-15 In Color card stock to just a hair over 1/2″ x 4″.  There was no measuring mark on my Stampin’ Trimmer for the exact size that I needed, the 1/2″ mark was too small and the 5/8″ mark was too big so my “official” measurement is just a hair over 1/2″.  🙂  To make it easier to keep everything straight, I lined up my strips in the order that I wanted and adhered them to a panel of Whisper White card stock with SNAIL.

Hearts a Flutter 1

Then I stamped the Hearts a Flutter images on a Top Note Bigz die cut from Whisper White card stock in Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I adhered the Top Note stamped panel over the card stock strips with SNAIL.  Then I punched Small Heart Punches from each color and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals down the left side of the panel.

Hearts a Flutter 3

I inked up the just for you sentiment from the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit with Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding ink and I stamped it on Whisper White card stock.  I punched the sentiment out with the Large Oval Punch and adhered it with SNAIL to a Scallop Oval Punch from Baked Brown Sugar card stock, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hearts a Flutter 2

I added a little bit of Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe ink to 3 small pieces of Simply Pressed Clay, kneaded in the color and smashed them flat with one of my Clear-Mount Blocks.  I used my Hearts a Flutter Framelits die like a cookie cutter and pressed it down into the clay and that worked to cut out the heart shapes.  I set them aside and let them dry completely (took about 4 hours), then sponged the edges with a little more ink and adhered them to the card front with Sticky Strip.  I added a rhinestone to the center of each heart punch and clay die cut and adhered the decorated panel to a Baked Brown Sugar card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hearts a Flutter 4

I stamped the heart images again on a Whisper White panel and I adhered it to the inside of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Hearts A Flutter (129249 wood, 129252 clear); Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (only available until May 31 – 131395)

Dies & Punches:  Top Note Bigz Die (113463); Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159); Small Heart Punch (117193); Scallop Oval Punch (119856); Large Oval Punch (119855)

Embellishments:  Simply Pressed Clay (available May 31 – 131272); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131272); Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131178); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131177); Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131176); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131175)

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Baked Brown Sugar (available May 31 – 131296) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, Scallop Oval Punch, two 1/2″+ x 4″ strips, two Small Heart Punches; Costal Cabana  (available May 31 – 131297) – two 1/2″+ x 4″ strips, two Small Heart Punches; Strawberry Slush  (available May 31 – 131295) – two 1/2″+ x 4″ strips, two Small Heart Punches; Pistachio Pudding  (available May 31 – 131294) – two 1/2″+ x 4″ strips, two Small Heart Punches; Crisp Cantaloupe  (available May 31 – 131298) – two 1/2″+ x 4″ strips, two Small Heart Punches; Whisper White (100730) – Top Note die cut, Large Oval Punch

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Sticky Strip (104294)


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10 thoughts on “Hearts a Flutter – And a Pressed Clay Sneak Peek

  1. How wonderful is this card..?!!! Looks like a lot of planning and work, but fabulous result! Love that you thought of using our framelits to mold the clay…love this stuff…thanks for the inspiration!

  2. How clever you are to cut the clay with the framelits dies! Love that idea! And your card is just beautiful! So many great details! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  3. What a fabulously creative card. Love how you used the clay to make your own embellishment. Very lovely. And what a great way to use the new colors.
    Thank you for playing along with us @ SFF.

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