Thursday, February 5, 2015

Key to My Heart

Break out the froufrou! For the month of February, the Dream Team is going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•táge products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Bo Bunny® Love Letters 6x6 Collection
Key Charm from Stampin' Up!®
Miscellaneous Brads

Here's what I did to create this card:

  • Die cut heart from Bo Bunny® paper
  • Add a thin layer of gesso over entire die cut heart
  • Tape stencil in center of heart and paste emboss with silver paste
  • Set aside heart to dry
  • Create 5x5 square card base with a tent fold
  • Trim wood grain paper to fit in background as shown
  • Once paste is almost dry, heat with heat gun allowing some areas to bubble up, this gives a rough, worn look
  • Once paste has cooled, replace stencil over paste and buff on Metallic Lustre™ all over 
  • Using PITT pen, outline the entire pasted design and color the keyhole
  • Punch three holes and add brads
  • Adhere heart to background paper
  • Stamp sentiment on wood grain paper and layer onto green mat as shown
  • Trim ribbon to fit across the front of background paper, wrap ends under each side
  • Loop twine through top of key charm and attach to ribbon as shown with knot on back of ribbon
  • Attach sentiment with foam squares as shown
  • Using PITT pen, ink key to reduce shine and age key slightly

I love the shabby chic feel of my card.  For more frilly fun, visit the rest of the "A" team: 
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my card and found a little inspiration here today.  If so, I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  If you're not one of my followers, I would love for you to consider following my blog.  I love sharing my creations!  As a matter of fact, I'll have another card on my blog tomorrow.  Hope to see you again soon!



  1. Awesome way to create the look of metal!

  2. Wow! How elegant! Very nicely done!

  3. Cool look with the faux metal flourish and woodgrain against the pretty pattern paper. Love the color combo too!

  4. This is just a lovely and romantic card! What a terrific use of your stamps and stencils. Adore the way it really looks like a super expensive metal embellishment!! Great job, Lea!

  5. Lea...this is gorgeous! Love the calico paper behind the heart lock, very cool.

  6. What a great card! I I hadn't noticed that heart lock stencil before. Very cool.

  7. Fabulous card. I love the heart especially for this time of the year. Gorgeous!!


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