Tucked just inside the cover of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue is the elegant Strong of Heart stamp set. This is a special stamp set in the mini catalogue as Stampin' Up! will donate $4.50 NZD to support heart health for every Strong of Heart stamp set purchased. I have used this stamp set to create an encouraging, clean and simple card...
Stamps: Strong of Heart (cling: 156376). Ink: Fresh Freesia (155611), Highland Heather (147103), Gorgeous Grape (147099), VersaMark (102283). Card/Paper: Fresh Freesia (155614), Basic White (159228). Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Basics Stampin' Emboss Powders: 155554), White Baker's Twine (Baker's Twine Essentials Pack: 155475), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219). Tools: Stamparatus (147187), Heat Tool (129056), Blending Brushes (153611), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
Strong of Heart (cling: 156376) - $42.00
To create that gorgeous ombre effect on the stamped heart, I used the Stamparatus and Blending Brushes. I mounted the brush-stroke heart stamp onto the Stamparatus, inked it with the Fresh Freesia stamp pad, and stamped it onto Basic White cardstock. I then used a Blending Brush to apply Highland Heather ink on a diagonal through the middle of the heart stamp, then stamped. I repeated this step many times until I had the depth of colour I wanted. I then used the Blending Brush to apply Gorgeous Grape ink on the top corner of the heart stamp, then stamped. I again repeated this step until I had the depth of colour I wanted.
My greeting card was finished with a beautiful sentiment from the Strong of Heart stamp set, which was heat-embossed with white embossing powder onto Fresh Freesia cardstock, with white baker's twine, and a scattering of pearls.