Distressed Heart | Mesh Stencil

Hi there! We are back with more wonderful inspiration this evening. Our fabulous Design Team member Ali Carubia is here with a stunning card featuring our NEW ‘Mesh it Up’ stencil with our amazing ‘Organics’ background stamps and more…

Wishing everyone a very Happy Monday!

I’d like to share this card I’ve made using the left over bits from sample making with the fab new stencils.
This is a simpler version of one of my samples💖

heart card | mesh stencil | love is love sentiment

Creating a heart mask – I took a piece of copy paper, folded it in half, drew half a heart and cut it so the heart shape measures approx 6″ x 6″.  I was careful to leave the outer part in one piece for the mask. ✂

I sprayed the inside edge of the heart mask with stencil adhesive – Stick and Spray, waited a couple of minutes for it to dry off then laid it over a piece of white card.

I coloured the heart shape with Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Polish and Bubblegum Lustre Polish, the blue down the left hand side and blended into the pink. Then dried it with a heat gun.

I used the remaining pink polish left on the applicator to colour a scrap of white card then stamped one of the flowers (Random Art of Kindness stamps) in black versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. ⚘

I sprayed stick & spray over the back of the stencil, waited a minute and then laid it over my 💜  heart.

I applied black texture paste with a spatula over the stencil. You could use an old credit card if you haven’t got a spatula.

Then lifted off the stencil and lashed it into a bowl of water. 🚰

The texture paste takes a while to dry, you can speed it up with a heat gun.

I coloured the centre petals with a little watered down Lavender Polish and cut it out. ✂ I snipped between the petals then shaped it using a ball tool and the back of a foam mat.

I had some tropical leaf die cuts left over from a previous project which went really well with the colour scheme – Tim Holtz’s Tropical set by Sizzix.

When the texture paste was dry, I peeled off the paper mask and cut out the coloured heart. I sponged a little black gesso around the edge to add a vignette.

I stamped the splats from the ‘Organics’ stamp set in black Versafine ink on an 8″ x 8″ white card blank, working outwards from the centre.

I also stamped the Love is Love sentiments onto white card and matted them onto black card.

I fixed the heart onto the centre of the card with double sided foam and the flowers and leaves with 3d glue gel.

I also used the glue gel to add the sentiments to the right hand side of the heart.

Hope you like it and I have inspired you to have a go. Please come and share your makes with us in the Visible Image Facebook Group 😎

heart | handmade card | love is love sentiment | grungy

Items used

Visible Image Mesh It Up stencil

Visible Image Stamp Sets: Organics, Random Art of Kindness, Love is Love

Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Lustre & Bubblegum Lustre Polishes

Black leaf die cuts

Black Structure Paste

Black Gesso

Black Versafine Clair ink pad

Clear Embossing powder

Tools – Heat gun, spatula

3D glue gel, double sided foam tape

Stencil Adhesive/Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray

300gsm Craft UK Premium smooth white card

8″ x 8″ white card blank

torn mesh stencil

love is love | face stamps | mixed media | pride | equality

inky background splat stamps

quirky flower stamps | kindness sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.

Ali xxx

This design is so striking! We love the organics stamps surrounding the heart, and the mesh looks fantastic! Those pinks look awesome against the black… thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s fabulous cards over on her blog.

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