Saturday, 30 January 2010

Gingham Squares with Hearts

 Boy Girl Hearts
I use this 9 square pattern a lot on my cards as it is especiallly good when using small stickers and punches.
Close Up Boy Girl
I don’t think I need tell you how I have made them as the pictures tell the story.
The centre square is set on foam pads for extra dimension.
Close Up hearts
The puffy stickers are from Accessorize. I have had the small scalloped square punch for years, I think Paperchase sell a lever punch that is almost the same. Dovecraft make boy and girl punches very similar to, if not the same as mine.
Boy Girl Punches
To answer Chris G's question in comments - all my dotted lines/faux stitching are done free hand.  I like to use the thinnest fine liner pen I can find (005) and just go for it, if it does go a bit wibbly wobbly it just adds to the charm.

Keep going on this post as I have added another one below ......


Paula Gale said...

I love those heart stickers Helen - another couple of fab cards - particularly like the second card.

Paula x x x

Chris G said...

I think you may have said before, but do you draw your dotted line free hand or do you use a ruler?
Had a great time at the Stitch and Creative Crafts exhibition in Manchester yesterday. It is the first exhibition I had been to and was amazed at the sheer variety of what was on display and pleased with some of the prices. I definitely need to save up, and be prepared to stay longer.....

furrypig said...

wow I love how you use really simple things to make them look stunning! The girl/boy punches are real cute!

Glen said...

Love the heart stickers and all of the creativity you share. Thank you. ~Glen~

Tinkertaylor said...

Lovely cards thanks for for shopping tips keep em coming

Samm said...

Wow, how cute!!!