I stamped the image and then traced the heart die around where I wanted it placed and fussy cut the image to the lines and then used my heart dies to do a partial die cut of the image.
After cutting, I colored in the image with a selection of Copics taking loads of hints from Sandy Allnock's YouTube channel. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it.
I knew I wanted a textured background so I got out my heart punches and played to see which one would work best. I cut the bottom border of the cardstock and backed it with a scrap of red cardstock, and yes I mean a scrap that was just wide enough to fit! I honestly wanted it to look like a shower of hearts like those Simon Says Stamps stamps and stencils but went for a more loose geometric placement for all 25 hearts.
I have to say I love the outcome and the depth and textures on this card. I wish I had highlighted her eyes more like Nichol Magouirk does. Well, there's always next time.
Card size - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in;
Cardstock - Recollections 65lb: black, kraft, white;
Stamps - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Devilish Lucy; 3 step Heart & Roses;
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark;
Color - Copics
Accesories - Spellbinders Heart die, EK Success border Arrows, Zing! white embossing powder, Flocked ribbon, heart punch, dimensional tape.