I (heart) Stampin’ Up!’s Peaceful Poppies Suite!
I also loved Tami White’s suspended heart card on her You Tube video, so I did my own version using the Peaceful Poppies DSP mounted onto Rococo Rose cardstock. My Cardmaking 101 class really loved it. (PS Retired Sweet Sugarplum cardstock works well with this DSP sheet also, even though you wouldn’t think two such different colors could substitute!) Just change your greeting for this card to be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Wedding, etc.
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Rococo Rose card stock scored at 4 1/4″ (Or 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″)
- Peaceful Poppies DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Peaceful Poppies DSP 4″ x 3/4″
- Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside layer
- About 6″ rose metallic thread
- 2 punched hearts (from January Paper Pumpkin kit or punched from Rococo Rose scrap with the smaller heart from the Heart Punch Pack)
- Cut DSP into three 4″ wide strips with flowers up. Cut each 4″ x 12″ strip to 4″ x 10 1/2″ then in half to give you two 4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces. (You get 6 out of each 12″ x 12″ DSP sheet, plus leftovers for next step.)
- Cut the three leftover 4″ x 1 1/2″ strips in half to give you two 4″ x 3/4″ strips for the inside of the card.
- It’s a bit tricky to match up, but you cut the center window out of the DSP with the rectangle stitched shape die that leaves about a 1″ border around it.
- Then use the same die to cut the center window out of the Rococo Rose card front.
- Sponge two hearts with Blackberry Bliss ink. Use those from the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit or use a heart punch with Rococo Rose card stock.
- Lay a 6″ ish piece of the rose metallic thread between the two hearts, lining up with the center dip and bottom point of the hearts. Liquid glue them together at your desired distance between the top & bottom of window.
- Use Tear and Tape between the DSP and card front layers on top and bottom to secure the hearts on thread, plus liquid glue all over both layers to secure them together.
- Make sure the thread is really taut, then snip the ends off at the edge of the DSP layer.
- The next slightly tricky step is to stamp your sentiment on the inside card front layer exactly behind where your suspended heart hangs. (Eyeball it, mark with pencil or indent with the point on Pick tool)
- Carefully attach the “leftover” 4″ x 3/4″ strip across the bottom of the inside card stock so it doesn’t show through the window.
- I dropped my stamp and got splotches of glue on the inside card window so I sponged all around it with Blackberry Bliss ink to cover my mistakes, but you can do it intentionally if you like the effect!
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