Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Checkered Hearts

UGH!  Sorry if you have been looking for this.  Our cable was out last night and they had to come this morning and do a couple of things outside, so my apologies.

On with the show..

It's technique week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and one I love and use often... Inked Emboss Folders.

So I was stuck for a bit because I can't emboss an entire 12 X 12...but then I decided to use the technique in a detail of my page.  Truth is I love the Stripes folder in creating a checkered pattern, simply turn it 90 degrees and ink again.  I went looking for a photo that I have of the girls in plaid shirts, I know it's sad that I recall photos I have, but then found this 5X7 of Kendall in her little Jessie swimsuit that was plaid.  Take a look at the final product:

I used many-o-retired products, the previous in colors and the letter dies, but just because Stampin' Up retires them, doesn't mean I stop loving them...

All of my hearts on the bottom use this inked technique.  I first inked the paper than punched the hearts.  To balance all the letters, I stuck included a piece of First Edition DSP, if you don't have this paper shame on you!  Teasing, but I really love adding this.  Some stitching on the bottom and done!

Hope it was worth the wait!  Be sure to hop over and see what the rest of the ladies created!


  1. What a cutie! Love the gingham hearts and the newsprint DSP. And that cutie patootie as the focal point helps:) Great job with the challenge!

  2. I LOVE what you did with the gingham hearts <3 SO sweet! Stitching them all together is so brilliant. Perfectly done! Erika