223 Basket Heart Card Project

#223 – Basket Heart Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

Make a party of a special occasion
by creating this beautiful card to go with delicious
home-baked cookies & delightful handmade gifts!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #223 Basket Heart



Handmade gift box, greeting card and cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps
#223 – Basket Heart,
#405 – Ruffled Heart,
#076 – Circle of Love

          

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #223 – Basket Heart
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
1 paper casting* - #223 – Basket Heart (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
2 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of rusty red approx. 2 3/4” square, and a piece of metallic gold and rusty red patterned paper approx. 2 3/8" square)
Paint – metallic gold, rusty red
Glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

1.  Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the cupid design and leave background area unvarnished.
2.  Apply rusty red paint to basket heart design as shown and let dry. 
3.  Apply metallic gold paint to basket heart as shown and let dry. 
4.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
5.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Glue 2 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
6.  Glue casting to center of top paper.

Closeup of painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #223 Basket Heart
Greeting card designed and created by Alex Haug.


Bake a batch of Shortbread Cookies!

Handmade gift box, greeting card and cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps

Teacup with cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps #015 Grapes and #223 Basket Heart
#015 – Grapes    and    #223 – Basket Heart

Bake a batch of matching springerle cookies!

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #223 Basket Heart and cut out with scallop cookie cutter

Springerle cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamps and cut out with scallop cookie cutter



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