Heart cookie cutter, slightly larger than the heart on the cookie stamp, or knife
Sandpaper or emery board
Acrylic primer (optional)
Acrylic paint: cranberry wine
Foam brush or Spouncer™ stenciling sponge
Paper Edgers® - we used #9210 - Victorian and #9201 - Scallop designs
Scissors, gold marker, and pencil
Specialty papers (scrapbooking, origami, wrapping, etc.) - we used:
1 piece mauve paper for background trimmed with Victorian Paper Edgers®
1 piece cranberry-wine paper for middle paper
1 piece mauve paper in heart shape to put casting on trimmed with Scallop Paper Edgers®
Tacky glue or hot glue or glue stick
1 blank greeting card and envelope (ours is by Strathmore®)
Gold fabric trim (optional)
1. While clay is still wet, cut out heart from casting (with a 1/4" to 3/8" border around the edge of heart) using a heart cookie cutter or knife. Let casting dry.
2. When casting is dry, sand any rough edges smooth. Optional: Apply primer to both sides of casting. Let dry.
3. Apply a coat of cranberry wine paint. Let dry.
4. Apply Rub 'n Buff® on the raised surface of the design and the edge and sides of the heart. Use a gold marker to draw lines and dots around the edge.
5. Using the Victorian Paper Edgers® scissors, cut the mauve decorative paper for the background and glue on card. Then cut the cranberry-wine piece as shown and glue to card.
6. To create a paper heart to fit behind the casting: place the heart cookie cutter on the back side of the decorative paper and lightly trace its outline with a pencil. Then craw a line 1/4" to 1/2" outside of the 1st line (which creates a heart largr than the cookie cutter). Cut along this outside line with the Scallop Paper Edgers®. Glue the paper heart in place on card.
7. Use tacky glue or hot glue to attach the casting to the center of the paper heart.
8. Cut a piece of gold trim and glue it to the card as shown.