Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday 272

Hello there everyone,

Melissa Phillips did a fantastic technique for Papertrey Ink Make it Monday which was a Masked Heart Wreath. I loved it. I am playing along.

I used a Spellbinders heart to create my mask. At first I thought I would do a lovely soft pastel coloured card like Melissa had done. At that point I realized that I actually have very few pastel coloured inks. Rats!

I therefore decided to go bold and bright. This card will be for very dear friends who will be celebrating their anniversary next month. 

I used the stamps from the Papertrey Ink sets Stitched Sentiments and Ruby Reprise to stamp all around the heart. I used all the red shades of Memento inks that I own. It would appear that I have quite a few of those! I added greenery here and there and then added the teeny weeny little blossoms from Stitched Sentiments. These were done in more pastel colours as I wanted to balance the boldness of the reds with something a little softer. I also added a few swirls from Stitches & Swirls. All the inks used are Memento

The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #16. I only used the "anniversary" part.

The final stamping touch is the lovely little stitched heart at the bottom, in red of course! 

Since I was using the stitching stamps I decided to use a My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines die along the side to create a stitching line. 

The focal point in the heart is the die from Papertrey Ink One Big Happy. I cut it out three times to give it some depth.

Popped it onto a white 5 x 7 card with a red mat and all done.

This was a really fun technique and I plan to give it a try with some other shapes.

Thank you for visiting with me and leaving me your questions or  comments. 
I truly appreciate it. Cheers.

  ~ Melanie ~


  1. Those stamps are perfection around your heart! Beautiful card, Melanie!!!

  2. Such a pretty card Melanie! Love your heart wreath! Great take on the challenge!

  3. Melanie, this is gorgeous, and I love the heart wreath too! Beautiful way to finish it with the stacked die and the wonky stitched die...I love it! Hugs! xoxo

  4. This is so pretty Melanie. Love the soft colors around your red heart.

  5. Lovely, lovely card Melanie! Love the flowers and colors you worked with...a truly delightful card and how perfect for an anniversary card!! :0)

  6. Oh this is just beautiful, Melanie! Your heart wreath came out just perfect and that stitching down one side is a lovely finishing touch :)

  7. Fabulous take on the challenge! Love all the finishing touches.

  8. Pretty card. Love those stitched lines on your card. Such a cute stitched heart too!

  9. Love everything about this! Great choice of stamps (I looked at Ruby Reprise, but dismissed it--silly me), and i love the stitching line border. Terrific card!

  10. What a beautiful card with all those stitching accents!

  11. Love the stitched border line and the colors you chose. Looks great!

  12. So Pretty! Love your colors and design! That layered Happy is an awesome accent, really puts the happy in anniversary! LOVE!