Tami’s Bleeding Heart – Tutorial #491

Hey There,

I have a tutorial for you today.   It’s a card I made this morning for a new friend, Tami White.   Tami just lost a loved one and I wanted to send her a card that would let her know I am thinking of her.  So, Tami, if you are reading this expect this one in the mail, cyber hugs!

Tami and I at Stampin’ Up’s Leadership Conference back in January.

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Pocket Silhouettes (item number 111672)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red and Melon Mambo

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Basic Black, More Mustard, Rich Razzelberry and Melon Mambo

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  sponges,  1 1/4″ circle punch,  brayer, White Gel Pen, Old Olive Marker, Rose Red Marker, Heart Punch, Whisper White Ribbon, Gold Brads, post it note.

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Punched a 1 1/4″ circle from the sticky part of a post it note.  Used it to mask my sun on a 4″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.

Brayered More Mustard ink on the card stock.

Brayered Melon Mambo ink on the card stock.

Brayered Rich Razzelberry ink at the top of the card stock.

Removed the sun mask and sponged More Mustard ink in the center of the sun.

Made two stems using an Old Olive Marker.

Sponged Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Sponged Basic Black at the very bottom of the card stock.

Punched 7 small hearts out of Rose Red card stock.

Colored the left side of the heart with a Rose Red marker to create a shadow and dimension in the heart.

Adhered the hearts to my main image panel.

Added a little stem to the hearts that connects to the large stem using an Old Olive marker.

Livened the heart up by putting a highlight on each heart using a white gel pen.

Stamped the leafy plant from the Stampin Up Pocket Silhouettes set using Old Olive ink a few times at the bottom left corner of the main image panel.

Added a Melon Mambo panel, Old Olive Panel, Whisper White Panel.

Added Whisper White Ribbon.

Added 4 Gold Brads.

Here is the finished card measuring 5.25″ square.

May you let someone you care about know it today.

Until my next post. . . . .  . . .


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14 responses to “Tami’s Bleeding Heart – Tutorial #491

  1. Such a beautiful card, Michelle. I’m so sorry that it has to be for a sad occasion.

  2. So beautiful Michelle. A great idea the plant with the hearts. marvelous.
    Lovely greet

  3. This is gorgeous Michelle. I am sorry it is for a sad occasion.

  4. Great card Michelle. Tami will certainly appreciate it.

  5. Sooooo pretty!

  6. lovely vibrant card

  7. Beautiful, thoughtful card, Michelle. I’m sure Tami will appreciate it. :)

  8. Michelle!!!!! I’m so honored and touched, you made me cry! This is the most beautiful card, and you know I’m stalking your blog so of course I got a sneak peek!!! I can’t wait to frame it. Thank you so much for your kindness.
    Love, Tami

  9. This is fabulous you are one talented artist Michelle. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us! hugs Karen x

  10. Lovely sympathy card. I do like Bleeding Heart flowers very much. Hugs…

  11. Love it, followed the tute and mine came out nearly as nice as yours! Nearly…

  12. Very pretty – love the hearts

  13. Laural Coppock

    What a very beautiful card I have had several friends who have lost loved ones and my mom Loves bleeding hearts. I think i will try this. Thanks SO very much for sharing your work. I am SO very inspired when i come to your blog.

    Blessings your way

  14. Michelle,
    i am a member of Tami White’s club. A long distance member ..but, after about 3 years, i consider myself to be one of her “chick-a-dees”.
    She shared this Bleeding Heart card with us, and was very humbled that you designed this for her. Losing her father was very hard on her. But, I do know that this card meant a whole lot to her, so Thank you for that…