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Heart and Soul Inspiration│Yasmin Diaz

Heart and Soul Inspiration│Yasmin Diaz

Happy Monday, Pinkfresh Studio friends! Yasmin here sharing with you these 2 cards that, I’ve created using; Heart and Soul Stamp and Heart and Soul Die Sets along with the Essentials; Braided Oval and a few more dies which you’ll see below.

To begin with, I started by stamping with embossing ink the image from the Heart and Soul Stamp 2X on a large piece of Bristol Smooth card stock. Once, both images were stamped,  I covered them both with super fine Gold embossing powder and, I heat set them.

Once the powder was completely melted, I temporarily adhered the large piece of to a clipboard with masking tape, and I water colored both images with my ZIG brush pens in Peach/Pink and Marine Green hues. Soon after when I was done with the water coloring, I set the images aside to dry. In the meanwhile, I created the die-cutting pieces that I was going to use for both cards. So, first; I ran through the die-cutting machine the largest die from the Essential; Stitched Rectangles to die-cut the frame out of white card stock 2X. Then, I layered both ovals from the Braided Oval set, and I  ran them through the die-cutting machine to die cut the oval frames also, out of white card stock. Because I wanted to create a shaker card, I used one of the oval dies from my HA oval set to die-cut the center out of one of the ovals as, for the other braided oval,  I left it as it. To finish the die-cuttings for both cards, I used the same oval die to die-cut a piece of fun foam for dimension, and a larger oval from the same set to die-cut the acetate for the shaker card.

By the time that, I was done with all die-cutting my water colorings were dry so, I went ahead and die-cut them out of the card stock using the Heart and Soul Die. Soon after that, I started the layering for the cards so, for the first card, I adhered the backing of one of the frames with doubled-sided tape to an A2 top folding white card base. Then, I foam mounted the first braided oval to the card using the foam fun that, I die-cut earlier. Lastly, I adhered on the left side of the card the first floral with foam mounting tape to add even more dimension. As, for the sentiments, I decided to die-cut only the top from the Hello 3X out of white card stock and, 1X out of gold card stock. Once, all die-cutting were done, I stacked the all and I adhered the dimensional Hello to the card. By the way the hello die is from the Classic Words Die Set

Because, I was going to heat emboss over the acetate on the second card, I decided to die-cut a second oval. So, after my second oval die-cutting was done, I adhered the acetate to one of braided oval with strong double-sided adhesive then, I adhered the backing of the oval to the second die-cutting creating that way a sturdy piece that could resist the heat. As, you can see, soon after that, I gold heat embossed a sentiment which by the way comes in the same stamp set. Lastly, I foam mounted the stitched frame to an A2 top folding white card base. Then, I carefully adhered skinny pieces of foam mounting tape to the perimeter of the oval creating dimension so, the shaker elements could have movement. Right afterwards, I added sequins to the center of the card and, I peeled the backing of the foam mounting tape to adhere the oval to the card. To finish the card off, I foam mounted the second floral to the oval, and both cards were completed.

As, a finishing touch, I decided to create a sparkly balance on both cards so, I covered the entire water coloring using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer and pink jewels from the Essential; Jewel Mix.

With that being said, I hope you have enjoyed reading the step by step on how I’ve created these 2 cards. Thank you and Happy Crafting!




5. Mar 26, 2020

I truly love what you did with that stamp and my favorite oval braided die. Love the colors.

Regina M Dziak
4. Feb 06, 2020

Yasmin, your cards are gorgeous, I mean really gorgeous! I was delightfully surprised that you used your Zigs to color because I usually think of bright & intense colors w/the Zigs. You’ve totally inspired me to try a softer look. Love ❤️ your post!!

Stephanie Clapper
3. Jan 27, 2020

I love love these cards! the gold with the pretty flowers, and I have to say that the oval shape is one of my favourite designs.

Annette Gordon
2. Jan 25, 2020

What is not to like? Will have to invest soon into the stamp set and die and the braided frame die. Thanks much for sharing.

Regina M Dziak
1. Jan 20, 2020

So beautiful Yasmin! Love it!

Natasha Vacca

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