Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Distressed Hearts

O.k....I know I get excited about so many projects but this one is soooooo easy but the results are so cool!

All you need are a few heart stamps (I used a set from Inkadinkado & one from See D's), one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock, Distress Inks and your Ink Blending Tool!!!

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That's it!

Here's what you do....

Ink the piece of cardstock with a rainbow of Distress Inks and the Ink Blending Tool...\

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Now, stamp a variety of hearts till the sheet is covered. NOW, if you don't have any heart stamps, no worries...simply cut strips from the cardstock then cut a variety of hearts in different sizes!

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After you're all done stamping it's time to cut them all out - lol!! This doesn't take nearly as long as it sounds. You'll be done in no time at all!

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TIP: If you've got stamped hearts that have scallops along the edges you can use a pair of tiny scallop deco scissors to cut them out! Yes, it's cheating but it's WAY faster and sure beats cutting around each little scallop!

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After you have all the hearts cut out ~ it's time to create!

Here is a quick and easy Valentines Day card idea. I made one using white background and another with a black background just so you can see the difference....

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and here are several more ideas for Valentines Day cards using up the rest of the hearts...

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So there you go...a fun, quick and easy way to create LOADS of Valentine's Day cards with only a minimal amount of supplies!


  1. These turned out really nice. So easy too. Thanks Roni!

  2. I love this idea!!! Thank you so much...I can't wait to have fun with all of that color!

  3. Very cute. I love all the colors and so will my DGS!

  4. Hello Roni! Once again you amaze me!! Now only if we had as many heart stamps in South Africa! i have only seen See D's ONCE in a shop here, and never again. DO you know where one can buy, steal or grab them from? LOL. they are such beautiful hearts!

  5. Wonderfull cards and so easy to do!!! I love your blog and your tutorials. I visit here almost every day.

  6. These look great, Roni - so simple and yet so very effective :) Thanks for the idea!

  7. you ROCK woman!! those are SO cute!! my stamps aren't as fun as yours, but i may try it anyway!! enjoy your day!!

  8. This is way cool! Don't you just LOVE distress inks!!! I do!! lol

  9. Roni -

    This is fantastic! What a super idea, you genius! First, just color the cardstock with the Distress inks makes for a pretty background for a card. But then you went further. And the cards you made are so sweet. Thank you for the great tutorial.

    Elaine Allen

  10. Really great cards. So colorful and fun.

  11. Wow......so great and cute!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. another great tutorial! Thank you :)
    May i link back and use one of your photos to do so?
    best wishes, Dymphie

  13. What a fab technique, I thought I was all valentined out but I'll have to give this a try - looks such fun to do
    Claire xx

  14. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing - This would work fab with stamped flowers too!!!

    Sarah x


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