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.


Wood Words, 143928


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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