Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You and Me 3D Heart

You and Me. I love this sentiment! I think this project is such a fun and easy way to combine my Cricut into Home Decor.
I always see these inexpensive paper mache shapes at Hobby Lobby.  I snagged a few of these hearts to decorate.  This is such a quick and easy project with endless possibilities.  The next time they are on sale I am going to stock up.
I stated with acrylic paints. I painted one coat of a metallic red paint.

Then I used a sponge brush to swirl and dab pink acrylic paint on the front and edges of the heart.
Next I grabbed my newest stamp set from Unity called Growing in Unity.  This set has some awesome flourishes.
 I chose to use these two flourishes.  I placed them side by side to create the effect of a larger stamp.  Unity stamps are cling mounted, so all you need is an acrylic block to stamp.
 I then took a sponge and dabbed the stamp with white acrylic paint. The trick to stamping with paint is not to overload the stamp with medium.
 I placed the stamp randomly all over the heart.
 Then I took the same sponge and dabbed a bit more white on the edges. While the paint dried, I moved to work with my Cricut.
Then I cut two identical hearts from Love Struck at 1.82 inches.
 I also cut these tags from Plantin Schoolbook at 1.25 inches. I chose to use my Pink By Deisgn stamps in Love Always.  I chose to use the sentiment "You and Me".
 I inked the dges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and stamped my sentiment.
The acrylic paint dries pretty fast. Once I knew it was dried, I used another flourish from Growing in Unity, and stamped with Black Ink. 
 I placed the stamp randomly and did not stamp as many times I had with the white.
 Finally I sprayed some of the permanent Crafter's Companion spray (red can) to the back of the cuts.  I placed them on either side of the heart and then coated the heart with Glossy Modge Podge.  
 To attach the tag, I cut the gold string and slid the tag on and then retied the gold string.
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14 comments:

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Love the heart ornament, very romantic.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Suella said...

Awesome project!!! Think I will try, have the cartridges & everything,except lipstick ink & heart!!! TFS

Debra said...

Your work is original and so great! It inspires me in totally new ways.
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Carrie K said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love it!!
Carrie
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CathyinMN said...

You sure know how to dress up the ordinary to make it extraordinary! Your heart ornament is gorgeous. TFS
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Sheena said...

So Pretty!

Audrey Frelx said...

Too darn pretty! Love what you did with the heart ornament!11

SherriC. said...

this is gorgeous!!!!!!!
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Bobbi said...

What a pretty project. Love the Unity stamp set you used.

NurseTraciScrapper said...

I work is so inspiring...this project was so elegant. TFS!

Traci
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Anna said...

Adorable heart ornament. So much details. Awesome.
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Thanks for the chance to win.
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Anonymous said...

what a beautiful heart, your work is just impecable. You really inspire me. thanks for a chance to win. gina kinde ginak1117@att.net

Luv Scrapping Together said...

How fun! This came out gorgeous! TFS!

Hugs,
Saundra
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JANLYNN said...

Such a beautiful heart box. Love the stamping and thanks for the tips on stamping with 2 smaller stamps to make a larger and I must try stamping with paint. Such a neat addition to our hme decor.

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