Sorry I have been so quiet. My neck is better, just a little twinge left when I turn my head too far. But with these gray skies and cold weather, I just can’t get into the stamping mood. I do still have a card to share with you though. I made as a sample for what you can do with Martha Stewarts Punch around the Page punches.


For this card base I started out with a 5″ x 10″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. The edges were punched with the Topiary Corner and Border punches from Martha Stewart and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

A 3 5/8″ square of My Mind’s Eye Pretty Please Patterned Paper was embossed with the Fleur De Lis Cuttlebug Embossing folder and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. It was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Vanilla cardstock. Ivory Silk Ribbon from May Arts was tied around both layers before they were adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

For the centerpiece I cut the same piece of My Mind’s Eye paper (pattern from the other side) with Octagon Nestabilities, stamped a heart from Verve’s Hearts on Fire on the upper half, the sentiment from Kindred Spirit on the lower half with Vintage Distress ink. The layer was stitched to a Vanilla Octagon and then adhered to a sponged Rose Red Scallop Octagon. I stamped the heart image again on the front side of the paper, cut out the heart, embossed it with the Fleur De Lis embossing folder, sponged it with Vintage Photo ink and adhered it to the front with dimensionals. The heart was then covered in Crystal Effect and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

The inside of the card is kept very simple. I stamped the heart/swirl image on the bottom of a 3 3/4″ Very Vanilla Square. Next I added a embossed and sponged heart of the My Mind’s Eye paper (orange dotted side) with dimensionals. The heart was also covered with Crystal Effect and Dazzling Diamond Glitter. The edges of the paper were sponged with Vintage Photo.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

19 Responses to “Sparkle Heart”

  1. Yeah! You are a genius! How fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Lovely, TFS!

  3. Wow, I hadn’t seen that border punch yet – it’s fab! Especially used directly around the card! Lovely effect – thanks for sharing!


  4. Beate.. glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better. You must have the same nasty weather as we are having here in NC.. dreary doesn’t help set the mood to stamp!

    Your card is beautiful.. at first I thought that was nestabilities, till you said punch around the page. I have some of them, they are a lot of fun.. I like the one you used one this card.

    thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  5. Beautiful!!

  6. Glad to hear that you are feeling better – isn’t that funny….grey skies, cold & snow always put me in the mood to stamp 😉 Like today!

  7. This looks awesome. I havent purchased any of those punches yet, but seeing this makes me want them!

  8. How very neat. Just got my around the page punches so I’m ready to try a few cards. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. Hope you are feeling better.
    Stiff necks are no fun at all. Have I told you lately how much I love your blog?

  9. Beate, this is simply stunning!! Very, very stunning. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Neck trouble is awful!

  10. Beate, this is beautiful. Once again, love that bow. I hope you are better soon and feel like crafting again.

  11. Beate I hope you get well soon!!! and thanks for share this video!!!

  12. Beate, I love your blog – I’ve been lurking a bit (LOL) and needed to post tonight because not only do I love this card and thank you for your wonderful tutorials, but I’m sorry that your neck is bothering you! I suffer with neck issues and know when my neck isn’t “happy” that my life slows down a bit. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  13. Oh Wow what a neat way to have a fancy border around your card, I didn’t realize it worked that way, thanks for the video, Lovely card!

  14. Love all the shapes and textures on this card. Wonderfully done 😀 Check out a chiropractor for your neck – just make sure you get referred to a good one. It will do wonders for your neck!

  15. This is so beautiful!

  16. hope your back to stamping soon! as always, this card is breath taking! love the combo of everything you used.

  17. Beautiful card Beate. Love your colours, as usual, you have such an artful eye. This is one of my favourite MS punches this season!

  18. Incredibly gorgeous…and I just love everything about it!!

  19. WOW Beate diese Karte ist ein Traum, gigantisch schön.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

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