Thursday, February 28, 2013

All About Hearts

The month of celebrating hearts, love and friendship is coming to an end and along with it our CAS Love and Friendship challenge.  I hope you've submitted a project but, if not, March is just around the corner and brings with it another challenge.  Stay tuned!

For our final love and friendship post, I've gone back to an old favorite, Heart Swirls (LL567) and the easy but very elegant gold leaf technique.  Ready to get started?

Heart Swirls LL567
Metallic Gold Paste DGP
Palette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad GSP
Variegated Red Leaf VRL
Palette Knife DPK

Tape your stencil to the card stock on all sides and apply the Metallic Gold paste with the palette knife.  Remove the stencil and set the pasted image aside to dry.  Wash and dry stencil. 

Reposition the clean stencil over the image and apply glue to the open areas of the stencil with a dauber.  Lightly heat with a heat tool until tacky.  Apply a sheet of gold leaf and burnish with your finger.  Brush image with clean stencil brush to remove extra leafing.  Be sure to save the bits and pieces of gold leaf that you brush off as they can be used again in another project. 

Mat on coordinating card stock, add embellishments – I chose a creamy satin ribbon – and adhere to your card base.  I chose to put my sentiment inside, but you could position the heart image higher on the card front and add a sentiment below. 

Be sure to stop on by the rest of the Dream Team blogs for more ideas and inspiration and be sure to leave us a note.  We really do read the comments!
Liz Martin (you're here)
See you next week with a new challenge.  Until then . . .
Happy crafting,


  1. Gold leaf is always nice! Lovely card.

  2. So beautiful! Leafing always makes for an elegant card!

  3. Wow Liz, this heart is gorgeous in foil. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. This is a beautiful card Liz! Very CAS too! Thanks for the informative description.