Fave Crafts Blog Hop-I heart you!!!

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Fave Crafts has their “Finished on the 15th” blog hop every month and this is the one for the 15th of December to 15th of January.

I had a lot of stuff going on in December, making gifts and holiday cooking, so I didn’t get much posted on my blog as far as what I finished, so I am posting my only how to project right in this post.

Welcome Fave Crafts people and thank you so much for coming!!

And for my regular followers, thank you so much for being here for me.

I heart you all!!!

Textured hearts with a rose and leaves

You will need:

Lumiere Metallic Olive

Knitting needle

Clay slicing blade

3/8″ teardrop cutter APC3T

Piece of cotton lace

Piece of window screen

Letter stamps-instructions for these here

Large 16 gauge jump rings out of Artistic wire- instructions for these here

Stencil brush 1/2″ round

old piece of towel

1/4″ flat brush

Sorry some of the pics are a little iffy, I am trying something new.

Also please pretend that I never use my hands and they are perfectly manicured and do not look as crappy as they do! ;-D

Make jump rings first.

For each heart you will need 1/8 block of Poppy red Cernit.

Condition the 1/8 and roll it in to a ball and then roll it in to a teardrop.

Flatten the thick end of the teardrop until it is about 3/8″ in thickness.

Like this.

Hold the middle lower part of the point end of the heart and rock the point of your knitting needle down in the middle of the thick end of the flattened teardrop to make the indentation for the lobes of the heart.

I rock it back and forth to make the indent and then I shape a little with my fingers and then use the knitting needle again.

i proceed like this until I get the shape I want and it is smooth and pretty.

Like this.

I hold the heart by the middle to the point again and then slice into the top middle of the lobes.

Rock the blade a little in the opposite direction that the cut to open the cut.

Like this.

Take one of the jump rings you have made and stick the part of the jump ring where the two wires meet in to the slit.

Press the slit together over the jump ring.

Work the slit closed gently from one end to the other.

With  the point of the knitting needle roll it over the cut and seal the edges together and then smooth them with the knitting needle until closed

 and finished.

Shape back with fingers.

Lay the heart on the lace in the place where you want the pattern to appear on your heart.

Place the other part of the

lace over the heart on top where you want the pattern to be on your heart,

Press down with the center of your palm with out smashing or destroying and then work the lace down on the dies or the heart.

With the screen you lay down the heart. This is fabric like screen, not metal.

Place the other half of the lace over the top of the heart and press gently with the palm and then press the screen down on the sides. take your time and make sure the screen is pressed all the way around.

Here is the front and you can see the rounded edges and the pattern. Click the pic for a little better view.

And here is the back.

Here I use the letter stamps to stamp in the word “Love” The link for making these stamps is above in the “you will need” paragraph.

I used the screened heart for this.

I will put a pic of this one when I finish them, maybe Sunday!

I am going to arc the word a little and start with the letter “L”.

And the “O”, you get the drill, right?

And done, you can leave the heart just like this and it will look good, but I am going to add a pair of leaves and a rose to each heart.

Roll 4- 1/4″ balls of the mint or a green you like in to balls and then in to teardrops.

Place them on to each heart, like this.

Mark the center vein with the back of the blade, please do be careful. 

Use the teardrop cutter to make the side vein marks by placing the point of the tear drop into the center vein and pushing it in a little.

Roll a small 3/16″ ball of pink into a teardrop and flatten with your finger.

Roll the teardrop from the thicker end to the pointed end.

AHGGGGGGGGGGG! look at the lovely manicured hands. No, no don’t look!

Make 3 more 3/16″ balls of pink and flatten one with your finger and thumb.

Press against the coiled center at the bottom only.

Flatten the next ball, most of the time they stick to my thumb and I press the flatten round against the bottom only of the coiled center.

Do it again with the last pink ball.

Like this.

Then I pinch the little ends of the petals a little.

Place in to the center of the leaf set. 

You are done with this one!

Now make another rose, I used turquoise Cernit for this one.

Start the same way.

Here it is finished.


Bake both hearts in your preheated 275F degree home oven on a piece of box top corrugated cardboard for 30 minutes, shut off the oven and let cool.

When completely cool using the stencil brush, punch in some of the white Ne-opaque until the whole heart is covered. Let dry a little and then wet a small area of the old towel and squeeze out the excess, rub off the white paint.

With the 1/4″ flat brush paint the leaves with a tiny amount of the olive green Lumiere.

With your finger blush the top of the rose with gold Lumiere.

You are done.


2 Responses to “Fave Crafts Blog Hop-I heart you!!!”

  1. January 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks Marie,
    I’m going to do this…

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