Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Texana Designs' Jam'n Barbed Wire Heart and Happy Heart Day - Valentine's Day Card

As I mentioned the first of January, I have joined the Texana Designs Design Team.  Our first assignment was to complete a project using the Jam'n Barbed Wire Stamp and the Happy Heart Day sentiment.  First I created a masculine valentine.  It seemed appropriate that I follow through and make a feminine card also.  Here you will find Step by Step instruction as to how I completed the cards.  Also at the bottom of the page is a link to download the Silhouette Studio cutting file that I created to cut the mats for this stamp on both cards.

Happy Heart Day 6x6 Manly Valentine

Supplies used:
3 coordinating patterned papers – can be larger scraps
Small scraps of cardstock for Stamping Heart image and Sentiment
Ivory Textured Cardstock for base
Machine Stitching
Hemp Cording
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, color Tea Dye
KALDesign TD Barbed Wire Heart  file for Silhouette SD and Cameo

Be sure to read these instructions and the notes marked with    “* “ before deciding on your papers if you want to make the card YOUR OWN.
  1. Cut cardstock base for card 6” by  12”
  2. Cut 4.5” x 4.5” mat of same color as base and distress the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink  *  If desired, all elements of card can be distressed using ink. 
  3. Cut Piece of Patterned Paper 4” x 4”
  4. Machine Zig Zag patterned Paper to Mat (or you can hand stitch)
  5. Wrap Hemp Cording around this Mat and secure with tape in back.
  6. Stamp Sentiment on 3” x .75” piece of cardstock to match Mat in step 2 and double mat with patterned paper.
  7.  Machine Zig Zag stitch around sentiment to secure and decorate.
  8. Use the Cutting File** you downloaded from this blog.  Cut inner mat (PURPLE  lines) from cardstock   ***
  9. Stamp image of Barbed Wire heart  ****
  10. Cut additional mats for Heart image out of the remaining patterned papers (AQUA Line and GREEN Line)
  11. Layer Mats and stamped image.  I used pop dots between to bottom mats to add dimension
  12. Adhere All elements to card, positioning them in a fashion that is pleasing to your eye.

    * You can use a contrasting cardstock mat instead of same as base.

    ** If you don’t want the cut out in the center of mat you are stamping on for show through of patterned paper, use the RED cutting line

     *** You can use black ink or you can use versa mark and embossing powder for stamping

    **** Remember to move all files off cutting area of your software and position only the line you want to cut for each segment of design!!!

    Happy Heart Day Feminine Valentine

    Supplies Used:
    Light and Dark Pink Cardstock
    Patterned Paper Scraps 
    Machine Stitching
    White Embossing Powder
    Versamark Ink Pad.
    Lace Trim
    Offray Heart Ribbon
    KALDesign TD Barbed Wire Heart file for Silhouette SD and Cameo

    1. Cut 8.5” x  5.5” card base from light pink cardstock  Score and fold in half.  Round Corners
    2. Cut Dark Pink Cardstock mat 3.75” x 5” and round corners
    3. Cut Patterned Paper 3.5” x 4.75 inches and round corners
    4. Cut 5.5 inches of Ribbon and 5.5 inches of lace trim.  Position the trim across the bottom 1/3 of the patterned paper and tape in place on the back.  But don’t put the tape too close to the edge of the patterned paper.
    5. Position Patterned Paper on top of Cardstock Mat and edge stitch using a narrow zig zag to hold everything in place.
    6. Use your Silhouette SD or Cameo to cut the open heart (PURPLE LINE) using the KALDesign TD Barbed Wire Heart file that is available by clicking HERE. Out of the Dark Pink Cardstock.
    7. Stamp the Barbwire Heart Image on the Heart you just cut with Versamark and Heat Emboss using White Embossing Powder.
    8. Stamp Sentiment on 3” x .75” piece of cardstock using Versamark and Heat Emboss using White Embossing Powder.
    9. Position Elements on Card Front.  Use pop dots to adhere the heart to the card front and pop dots to adhere the sentiment to the heart.  Double the dimension.

    EDIT.....there is now a link on the sidebar to download ALL Texana Designs Silhouette files by KALDesign.
    ** Download HERE the cutting file. KALDesign TD Barbed Wire Heart Pin It

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