Heart of Gold - Neat and Tangled: One Stamp, Three Ways

How are you all doing today? 
I'm channeling a bit more sparkle today, with three new cards, that all feature the same stamp.

I wanted to do a different take with each card, so I'm sharing all three with you today!

First up, I used a dash of cool color with a striped paper for the background. It's still very much winter around here, and these shades add a really frosty and fresh look to the card!
Because I wanted to keep the card fresh and simple, I used a plain white star die-cut from PTI's Seeing Stars dies as a large focal point. 

To the star, I added a soft, flowy white flower, and an adorable Tiny Tag from Papertrey Ink.

I used the same sentiment die-cut, stamped in two different colors, along with one left au-natural, to layer up. I stamped the sentiment in shades of Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink.  And can I just say - I'm really quite fond of this Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cuts set!

At the bottom of the card, I added the feature stamp - a beautiful geometric heart from Neat and Tangled Heart of Gold stamp set. I absolutely love this stamp! Especially embossed in white, with a  few fussy cut glittered bits as accents. 

I added a few sequins and some liquid pearls to the card as the finishing touches. 

For this next card, I opted for a more neutral look. I really wanted to play with the different facets of this heart stamp a bit more so I used a variety of glitters - platinum + gold - to add a bit of shimmery goodness. 

I also decided to cut a few little bits of the heart out with a craft knife, to reveal the shimmery base underneath, which I created with a golden chalk palette from Pebbles I Kandee Chalks.  

The heart itself was stamped on gold-dotted vellum and embossed in white. 

For a finishing touch, I used a white chalk pen to color in a few of the bits. 

At the top of the card, I added a little kraft banner, cut using Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale: Quilted Tag die. For the 'xoxo' sentiment, I used Papertrey Ink's Swoosh stamp set, and for the tiny heart, a wee die cut from PTI's Love Lives Here

I used the Hero Arts die here again, and the Swoosh stamp set to finish off the sentiment. 

I backed the card with a lovely gold fringe and simple triangle print. 
I'm loving how this card sparkles in every direction! 

For the last card, I used the same Heart of Gold stamp, embossed in white on dotted vellum, but decided to use some of my favorite Mercury Glass Stickles to accent the heart.  What I love about this technique is that the wet nature of Stickles will buckle the heart just enough to give it a beautiful wrinkle, which is exactly what I was going for! 

To liven up the card a little, I used a soft floral print, and a scalloped edge at the top of the card.

At the bottom, I used the sentiment from the Heart of Gold stamp set, along with a tiny diecut heart
A bit more bling with the scalloped Gold Faux-Leather Trim from Hobby Lobby, and delicate washi tape border.

A wee close up of how dimensional the heart looks after the Stickles glitter has dried. I love this look!

Thanks for joining me today friends.
Enjoy the rest of your day!



  1. Oh my Oh my! these a precious my dear friend! I love a hint of gold and sparkling goodies ! xoxo

    1. Thank you sweetie! I was thinking of you all the while playing with these gold tones :)

  2. You're incredibly creative, Ivana! 3 gorgeous cards with such wonderful elements! I love all the different looks of that neat heart & the gold fringe is such a unique, wonderful embellishment!

  3. Beautiful projects! Love all the shimmery gold details!

    1. Thanks, Mona! So appreciate your sweet note :)


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