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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a really good Tuesday.

Here today with a "teeny, tiny" 3.5 inch square card which I must admit I am secretly quite pleased with.

This used:

Image:  Docrafts Papermania "Hampstead Collection" - Sketch Flower (a really old set that I still enjoy using)
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "CS-13D" Floral Greeting
Poppystamp Dies "Simple Little Tags"
VersaMark Clear Ink Pad
Memento Ink Pad "London Fog"
Brass Embossing Powder
My Trusty Sewing Machine

In the past I have often tried to colour images I have heat embossed only to be disappointed .. .. .. but then today I had a bit of a brainwave.

First I used my stamping platform to stamp an image using Memento London Fog Ink .. .. leaving the stamp inside the stamping platform for later.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and was then returned to the stamping platform to stamp the image again on top of the original, using VersaMark Embossing Ink.  This then had brass embossing powder added and heat set.

Looking forward to trying this technique again.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules and a great idea to use the stamp platform and go back and overstamp.

Sue xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is lovely I am loving the embossing so rich looking

Carole said...

Stunning...I really love this Jules and what a clever idea of yours with the stamping. The pink and gold are just wonderful together. Love, love ,love it!
Hugs xxxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, beautiful colours - thanks for sharing your technique, I will have to give it a try,
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and such a handy tip for the embossing - will have to give that a try. I'm sure I have that set of stamps but they haven't seen the light of day for years - wonder which box they are in??

Kath said...

A beautiful card Jules and I love the embossing tip too - I must give that a go!
Kath x

Brenda said...

OMGoodness Jules, this is a beautiful teeny tiny card! I adore the teeny tiny tag with the heart, so sweet. The colors, the image, the all works so perfectly and makes for one lovely tiny card! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, it's beautifully coloured and embossed, wonderful design, Kate x x

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, beautiful colours, and what a great idea with the embossing ! Hugs, Enny

Kathleen said...

It looks really stunning Jules, far better than the card in the centre. A really lovely image and a very pretty shade of pink which goes so well with teh gold.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Wow Jules!! This card is amazing. Love the colours and the embossing is beautiful. A little card of loveliness. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Lorraine said...

And so you should be pleased with it Jules, it's gorgeous. Love the cas design and the very pretty embossed flower.
Cricket still getting in the way of crafting here....but I wouldn't have it any other way maybe just a bit warmer for the evening matches!!
Lorraine x

Lynne said...

A beautiful card Jules. A good idea to colour, then emboss. Stamping platforms have been a blessing haven't they? x