Grid of Hearts Valentines Day Card0
If you have seen any of my cards before you will know that I love to try use up as many scraps as I can. So when I started doodling valentines card ideas (on a scrap of card) and looking at what dies I had that might work I recalled a card I saw by Shari Carrol for Simon Says Stamp. It is Pinned here for handy reference if you are as avid a Pinterest user as I am! She used six heart dies in a two by two arrangement and used what looks like a striped watercoloured background in behind them. I decided to put my own spin on this card and work my multitude of scraps into use!
For this card I used:
- Papermilldirect White Hemp Card
- Papermilldirect Red Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Dark Violet Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Lilac Smooth Card
- Papermilldirect Pastel Pink Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Marine Blue Smooth Card
- Papermilldirect Ocean Blue Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Pastel Blue Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Spring Green Plain Card
- Papermilldirect Celestial Blue Plain Card
I cut a panel of the Hemp card to be slightly smaller than my card base. This was then my canvas for the grid of hearts.
I used a ruler and a pencil and drew on some light pencil lines to help position the hearts evenly. I won't go into much detail on how I did this, as I am not great at maths and after drawing my horizontal lines there was lots of moving the heart die back and forth and tracing the edges, and judging by eye! If you measure and calculate it using some simple sums I am sure it would be a lot easier, lol. But in the end I managed to get a fairly even looking grid!
I cut my scraps of card into small squares that would mount in behind the card. I played around with the layout of the colours until I was happy and then glued them all into the back of this panel.
I added a sentiment using the Altenew Label Love stamp set, and adhered it using foam tape and glue, to give it some dimension. I then glued the panel onto the card base and called it done.
I think it is a fun way to use up scraps. You could also use any small shaped die for this and make it into a card for any occasion too!