Saturday, 31 January 2015

Little Ones

It's a five week month over at Less is More which you all know is my favourite challenge site so I was thrilled to be asked to be the guest designer this week and join in the fun.   The theme is little ones which had me head scratching for a bit before I hit on the idea of using some "little ones" to make a "big one"!

I used 5 shades of distress to colour a piece of card from deep red, through pink into orange and then used the super cute tiny hearts die set from Paper Smooches to die cut lots of little hearts.  I lightly drew a big heart on my base card and then arranged my little ones inside the line using the dark at the bottom and light at the top.  To get the effect right you need to make sure that the hearts touch the edge of your pencil line all the way around and then your eyes fill in the gaps between to create the shape once your rub out the line.

I finished with an appropriate sentiment heat embossed onto a strip of vellum so you can still see the hearts underneath.  This one comes from one of my favourite sentiment sets - Avery Elle's So Happy which is so very useful!


  1. Great to have you guest designing this week Tara and your card is a stunner!
    So intricate and clever plus I love all the distress inking for the hearts
    with the vellum panel across for the sentiment.
    Sarah xx

  2. Love this, Tara! Those little hearts - must have taken ages to arrange them but it looks gorgeous :)

  3. Arranging 'little ones' like this to make a 'big one' is no mean feat to have them looking like this... randomly placed yet perfectly balanced.
    Fabulous card!
    It's great to have you as our sponsor Tara and wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer this week!
    Thank you so much
    Chrissie xxx

  4. Hi Tara
    Fabulous card.... Love the Hearts...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. I cannot get over how perfectly placed all those hearts are Tara..... awesome card :)
    Jenny x

  6. Tara this card is amazing - however long did it take to get those hearts so perfectly balanced?! The effect is well worth it. A beautiful card.

  7. This is beautiful Tara! Love all the tiny hearts, perfectly placed.

  8. Very clever Tara and the effect is stunning! Lovely to see you guesting at LiM :) Vicky x

  9. A beautiful card Tara, fabulous design. Carol x


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