Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Parchment Hearts

Morning, I am very excited to be sharing this project with you today as it's Valentines Day. The lovely Leonie, launched this lovely set of dies on Hochanda a while back but they are wonderful. Leonie designed them especially to co-ordinate with the 'Entwined Hearts' die cutting range. That said they are so versatile and work really well as a stand alone essential or with any of your existing stash.

Beginning with the 'Dotty Heart'  embossing folder from the new collection, I embossed a piece of parchment. To ensure the parchment didn't tear or buckle, I placed it between a folded sheet of copier paper.

Next, from black card I cut the ''Folk Heart'' base die as I wanted the frame and one heart, I kept the other for a future project.

I stuck the heart frames onto my parchment using 3D glue gel, to give a different look on each I used the embossed side on one and the debossed side on the other.

I then roughly cut out 2 pieces of red 'Silk Art' card and adhered it to the back of my parchment hearts using 'Stick It' adhesive sheets, this allows the colour to show through more where the parchment touches and highlights the embossing. I then trimmed around these using scissors, it's very easy because of the frame.

Next, I took one of the heart dies cuts. Using the Flitter Glue from Indigo Blu, I stamped the lovely 'Script' stamp from the range at an angle.

Then taking a sheet of gold foil, I placed over the heart and gently burnished it with a soft cloth. Removed the sheet leaving it beautifully foiled.

For the card front I took a piece of black card stock measuring 7' square. Using the sweetheart stamp and Flitter Glue, I stamped and foiled in the same way as the heart. I then repeated this with a small detail stamp from the collection, to add highlights mainly focused around the top right and bottom left hand corners with just a suggestion in other areas and set aside.

Next I took a piece of red 'Silk Art' card, approximately 7 3/4'' square and a piece of parchment large enough to fold around and leave a 5 mm fold for securing at the back. I folded the edges over to mark but did not secure it until later.Taking the parchment and script stamp, I randomly stamped around the edges with white Stazon ink. There's no need to stamp anywhere else as it will be covered.

I folded this back over my red card and secured at the back with red liner tape.

Next, I arranged my hearts on the card front and secured them with foam tape and 3D glue gel to raise them from the background.

I backed the script background with a black card base and secured with Cosmic Shimmer Glue from Creative Expressions.

To finish my card, I secured thin organza ribbon across the two opposite corners using red liner tape and added it to my base card with 3D glue gel.

I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared and the little taster of the wonderful crafting goodies that Leonie gives us crafters. See you all soon and thank you for visiting today. Please take the time to visit the Hochanda Blog, I am sharing Part 2 of my Floral Embellishment Series. I would love to have your comments there and support. Take care and Happy Crafting.


  1. Beautiful card for Valentine's Day. Very elegant and love the colours of red,black and gold.
    Thank you for sharing,and happy valentine's Day xxx

    1. Thank you Nicola,Happy Valentines Day to you also, Hope you have a great day.x

  2. This is so stylish Nick, lovely .
    Happy Valentine's Day ! X

    1. Oh Thank you Jo, So pleased you like this. About time I used some of Leonie's goodies again. It's been a while. Happy Valentines Day to you also. Hope you and Mark have a wonderful Day and Evening.xx