Thursday, 9 June 2016

Happy Forever for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

As promised, I am back with another card sample using Leonie's new 'Entwined' dies and stamps.

 The inspiration behind this one was a Venn diagram (a bit left field I know, but I used to be a computer programmer and they are one of the first things you learn). The idea is that where 'you' and 'me' join together we are 'happy'.

First I cut out two hearts with the 'Big Heart Base' die and overlapped them. 

Then I used tracing paper to outline where they overlapped and cut an aperture

There is a 'Be Happy' stamp in the 'From the Heart' stamp set and I could have masked the 'Be' off while I was stamping but the words are very close together and I thought this would be a bit of a faff so instead I very carefully cut in between the two words with some fine-pointed scissors

 (these next few pictures are step by step from a previous attempt but the technique is the same)

I drew horizontal lines over my paper with pencil to help get my wording stamped straight then I placed my tracing paper mask over the top and stamped 'Happy' a few times'

I then masked off everything apart from the inside of the left hand heart and stamped 'you' all over it (from the 'Folk Art Fun' set)

I repeated this process with the right hand heart and stamped 'me' all over it (this was from Leonie's last set of stamps)

I wasn't happy with my first/second cards, so this is how it looks on my 'third time lucky' attempt
(on a Raspberry Road paper)

I cut the hearts again in red card and glued them in place

I've stamped 'Forever'  from the 'Dizzy Daisy' stamp set in the corner

you + me = happy forever
Get it? :D

To make the hearts stand out I added some shadows with a grey pencil

If you missed Leonie's launch show last night you can see it on Hochanda's catch-up service for the next 2 weeks at

  Leonie is on again at the moment (9 - 10 am), and has more shows at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm on Hochanda, and you can see lots more samples on my teamies' blogs

Nick -
Jane -
Elaine -

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and encouragement, they mean a lot to me. I hope you can drop by again soon.
Katrina x


  1. I love it Katrina, this is such a clever idea (and that paper is perfect!)
    Anne x

  2. This is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques!
    Xoxo Olga

  3. I'm blown away by how clever this idea is and also by how utterly gorgeous it looks on the finished card. It's a beautiful romantic design :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx


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