For the cuts, I used the following carts:
and MS Season Cake Art(my new go to cartridge besides George)
I got the idea for the ribbon off of the Circle Blog, I ordered the seam binding off of ebay(white), took some glimmer mist and colored my own ribbon.
I then placed this ribbon between the scalloped heart and the regular heart.
I inked the edges, applied stickles, cut the banner off of the MS cart, stamped letters on it and attached the banner to some string, and finished decorating the heart.
The flowers above came next. I saw the idea from the flowers on HSN the other night. I started with luscious tissue paper I got from Micheals in a large quantity.
Took out the red, which already had 8 layers to it, folded it in half and ran it thru my big shot(sizzix). So I was working with about 16 layers of tissue paper. (It cut like butter).
I stapled these in the middle and took each layer and crumpled it one by one.
I ended up with these really cool peony looking flowers. Remember, this will work with any symetrical flower die, circle die, or scalloped circle die.
Here is the finished project.
added more stickles here and there, a ticket, doilies, etc. and I was finished.
Thanks Sheila for having me as a guest designer.
Until next time, Beth..