• Jeanette Hunter

Simple Encouragement Card for Friend in Mint Macaron & Basic Black

This card was somewhat accidental in that I started blending some Coastal Cabana ink with Sahara sand for another piece I was going to make and didn't quite like the effect. So I took my Heart punch and punched out a piece of what I had blended to reuse elsewhere and was instantly inspired to create this card!

While the original colors for the heart were Coastal Cabana and Sahara Sand, I used Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Whisper White for the card itself.

To create this card, you will need the following cuts:

  • Whisper White (thick): cut to 8½" x 5½" and scored at 4¼"

  • Mint Macaron: cut to 4" x 5¼"

  • Basic Black: cut to 3½" x 4"


To begin, I ran my 3½" x 4" piece of Basic Black through my Big Shot in my Brick & Mortar embossing folder to give some dimension. Then, using one of the dies from the Detailed Bands set, I cut out the fancy label in Whisper White.


You will want to cut out your ink blended heart using the heart punch and then cut out one of the scalloped hearts with the scalloped heart punch in Whisper White to create the layered effect.


I created the layers of the card by adhering the Mint Macaron cardstock centered on my Whisper White card base. Then, using my Basic Black embossed piece, I angled it, centered on my card. For the centerpiece heart, I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the top half of the detailed label die cut to my layered card base. Once it was dry, I carefully lifted the bottom of the die cut to allow me to slide the heart under it to add just a little more depth and dimension to my heart and glued them down.


My sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out using the smallest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle die set. I stuck it down using my snail adhesive and then colored two adhesive backed pearls with my Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends marker to match the card.


I absolutely love how the colors came together on this card and think this may become one of my more favorite color combinations - but really, I love them all!


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