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Entwined Hearts step-by-step by Nick Roberts

If you liked the Entwined dies that our Leonie bought you earlier in the month then you'll LOVE the embossing folders that co-ordinate with the dies that Leonie is launching this Thursday! We're so excited that we asked a member of her talented design team, Nick Roberts to share a step-by-step with us, showing just how versatile the range really is. 

Morning, I am very excited to be sharing this project with you today. The lovely Leonie, is launching some brand new goodies for us on Wednesday evening at 8pm on Hochanda. All I will say is that they are wonderful and are designed specially to co-ordinate with the 'Entwined Hearts' die cutting range. That said they are so versatile and work really well as a stand alone essential or any of your existing stash.

Beginning with the 'Dotty Heart'  embossing folder from the new collection, I embossed a piece of parchment. To ensure the parchment didn't tear or buckle, I placed it between a folded sheet of copier paper.

Next, from black card I cut the ''Folk Heart'' base die as I wanted the frame and one heart, I kept the other for a future project.

I stuck the heart frames onto my parchment using 3D glue gel, to give a different look on each I used the embossed side on one and the debossed side on the other.

I then roughly cut out 2 pieces of red 'Silk Art' card and adhered it to the back of my parchment hearts using 'Stick It' adhesive sheets, this allows the colour to show through more where the parchment touches and highlights the embossing. I then trimmed around these using scissors, it's very easy because of the frame.

Next, I took one of the heart dies cuts. Using the Flitter Glue from Indigo Blu, I stamped the lovely 'Script' stamp from the range at an angle.

Then taking a sheet of gold foil, I placed over the heart and gently burnished it with a soft cloth. Removed the sheet leaving it beautifully foiled.

For the card front I took a piece of black card stock measuring 7' square. Using the sweetheart stamp and Flitter Glue, I stamped and foiled in the same way as the heart. I then repeated this with a small detail stamp from the collection, to add highlights mainly focused around the top right and bottom left hand corners with just a suggestion in other areas and set aside.

Next I took a piece of red 'Silk Art' card, approximately 7 3/4'' square and a piece of parchment large enough to fold around and leave a 5 mm fold for securing at the back. I folded the edges over to mark but did not secure it until later.Taking the parchment and script stamp, I randomly stamped around the edges with white Stazon ink. There's no need to stamp anywhere else as it will be covered.

I folded this back over my red card and secured at the back with red liner tape.

Next, I arranged my hearts on the card front and secured them with foam tape and 3D glue gel to raise them from the background.

I backed the script background with a black card base and secured with Cosmic Shimmer Glue from Creative Expressions.

To finish my card, I secured thin organza ribbon across the two opposite corners using red liner tape and added it to my base card with 3D glue gel.

I hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared and the little taster of the wonderful crafting goodies that Leonie will be bringing for the One Day Special.

Tune in to see Leonie launch her One Day Special on Hochanda for more demos on Thursday 30th June at 8pm and the following day, Friday 1st July at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & 7pm! 

You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.

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