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Heart Pivot Cards

Today I'm sharing a couple of Heart Pivot cards for themes other than Valentines or Love and in colors other than pinks and reds. After all, a heart is a great all-purpose shape. Dust off that Heart Pivot Card die if you had it stored away after February!

First up is a simple "hello" card combining the Heart Pivot Card with the Agatha Edges die. I embossed both halves of the 5x5 card with the Damask Embossing folder before die cutting the edges and heart pivot card. This meant that the die cutting would press down the embossing and leave a very subtle texture to the background.


The decorator hearts that come in the set can be nested to make a thin heart frame. I also used more chopped up Agatha flourishes and the script "hello" die from the Rectangle Accordion.


There is a decorator heart in the set with an emboss feature that adds a swirl pattern all over the heart. I embossed that heart and then sponged white ink through the die like a stencil to highlight the pattern. Then I added a die cut keyhole and attached a die cut key with a rhinestone brad.


Another decorator heart was added to the lower right corner to provide a place to sign the card. I also added transparent/silver glitter dots to the Agatha flourishes for added sparkle.


Next up is an artsy Happy Birthday card. The color scheme is perfect for masculine cards but will also work for anyone. This is an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5" when folded) and I created the background by starting with a white piece of cardstock, smearing a blue ink pad randomly over the surface, then brushing with a blue distress stain, sprayed with white mist, and stamped lightly with an open embossing folder.


I have fallen in love with WOW! Embossing Powders and used a lot of the Clear Gloss Ultra High on this card. I stamped the Happy Birthday to You stamp (from the Farm Greetings Clear Stamps) and then sponged Versamark ink over the heart and embossed with the Clear powder. The gears were also embossed after die cutting. I used the larger gear from the Clock & Gears die to cover a smaller heart and attached it to the left pop-up heart so it would float in the middle of the card when open. I draped the chain over that heart after connecting it through the key.


Once again I took advantage of the swirly emboss/stencil feature on the heart to add pattern. The key is cut from a sheet of Glitter Lines attached to thick cardstock and then colored over with a dark Copic marker. A tan heart in the lower corner allows the card to be signed.


Need a refresher on how to use the Heart Pivot Card? Watch this video:


Once you've mastered the single Pivot Card how about trying your hand a Double Heart Pivot Card? Here's the video tutorial:


The supplies used in my two cards can be purchased at your local independent craft stores. Otherwise, here are some shopping links for the supplies used in my two cards: