Friday’s card was a 3 X 3 card, and today’s card has grown to a 4 X 4 card. This card is the ultimate in simplicity!. I was trying to decide what kind of layout to do for this card and had the stamps laying on the table. They were in a little bit of a circle and the idea came from that. Here is the card.
The circle of stamps reminded me of a wreath. From there it became a sort of country wooden heart wreath. My color inspiration came from the hearts and thinking country.
This was so very easy to come together. Being a square card, the layers are a piece of cake. I went with the traditional 1/4″ differences. So it is 4, 3 3/4 and 3 1/2 with the layers. I stamped and then used the Wood Crate Framelits to die cut the hearts. I used 8 Cherry Cobbler hearts. I did use a ruler to try to get them fairly centered. (Although I could use a ruler and they still not be centered !!!) The top, bottom, and side hearts are taped down and the opposites are raised with a dimensional.
The center sentiment is from the Wood Words set as well. It is stamped and then cut with the smaller of the Stitched Shape Framelits circles. I thought it needed a background layer, but there really was not room. So again going with my “country” thoughts, I did fake stitching. I took the writing end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and went along the stitched area. I went around twice to give it a darker look. Then because of the raised hearts, the sentiment required a double layer of dimensionals to get it up above the hearts. I finished it off with an enamel heart from the Enamel Shapes Regals collection. I did debate if it needed some splatter , but decided to leave it clean for a change.
I hope you liked this card. And I appreciate you visiting my blog. The products I used today are listed at the bottom of the page. By clicking on any of the items you will be taken to my online store.
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