Heart Bouquet

I have a heart filled Valentine project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Love You Heart, the tiny hearts from the Double Heart Edger . Leafy Branch 2 and Sizzix Loving Thoughts embossing folder.

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I started by die cutting the heart frame, tiny hearts for the bouquet and the leafy branch. 


I cut and attached several tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heart to pop up on the embossed white layer.


I know that working with tiny pieces freak some people out a little but I use my tweezers to apply the tiny strips and it makes it so much easier.  One of the reasons I love the mounting tape better than pop dots is that it is versatile and can be cut in any size.


I cut off much of the top leaf on each branch section so it can easily be hidden with the tiny hearts.


I attach the hearts to the branches with glossy accents.


I lay the branch face down on the molding pad and form them lightly by pushing down with my stylus.


I cut the branch sections apart so I can use them to create the bouquet.


I lay them back on the molding pad and lightly form the branches so they will stand up pretty in the bouquet and add dimension and interest to the arrangement.  I don’t like stems and flowers that are perfectly flat.  They just don’t look natural.


I attached a red multi loop bow to the top of the heart with glue dots.


I attached one of the larger branches to the right side of the bow using glossy accents.  I use my piercer to push the branch in under the bow and secure it in place. 


I attached the next branch on the left side.  I usually work from one side to the other back and forth to create a fairly even arrangement.


I added another branch up at the top. 


I filled in around the bow with several of the smaller branches.


If you would like to see how I created my multi loop bow you can check out my video tutorial here.  

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I thought the decorative and feminine embossed background was just perfect to set off the frame and bouquet. It adds interest without taking away from the main focal point.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I get comments on a regular basis from people who are afraid of creating flower bouquets or say that theirs never looks like mine.  I thought it would be nice to show easy it really is. The real trick is adding dimension with the stylus and molding pad.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it.

Card size:  5.5” x 4.25”