Watch how Emily turns this Hearts Aflutter die into a gorgeous easel card, filled with beautiful colors and lots of shine!

Heart Shaped Easel Card

Hi crafty friends! Today I am excited to share with you how I used the new Hearts Aflutter Bundle from Catherine Pooler. Although this is meant to be for Valentine's Day, I felt this would also make a beautiful Mother's Day card, or even birthday card once paired with the correct sentiments. Today, I am sharing how to add that shine without needing hot foil plates! You can see the full process video below to see how this fun card came together. 


Did you know you can make a different shaped card with any larger shaped dies you have at home? You fold your paper in half like you would a regular card, then use your die cut to form the shape. Just leave a small piece of the folded part of your card off the die, so it doesn't get cut. This will leave you with a shaped card! From there, you can create an easel for the card to sit on. 

Make an easel card with any shaped die!

I knew I wanted to add some shine with this card, but without having hot foil plates, how do you do that? You can do this easily with any stamp with some embossing powder! Here I used gold embossing powder from Ranger to really make the flowers & butterflies stand out. Then, onto the stenciling! 

Hearts Aflutter Bundle from Catherine Pooler

I think my favorite part about this bundle was receiving those brand new detailed brushes! These are really fantastic to work with, and the smaller ones are great for those finer details. The pack comes with 2 medium size and 2 small size brushes. I choose 4 main colors, which is considered the square or tetrad color scheme on the color wheel. Today I used Mandarin Spice, Shea Butter, Pixie Dust, Lilac, On The Lake, & Tranquil. I used 2 different types of purples and blues for dimension with the stenciling. I have a separate blog post all about the color wheel and different color schemes if that's also something you're interested in. 

Smaller detail brushes allow for more accuracy when blending ink

 In the Hearts Aflutter Bundle, you receive the coordinating layering stencils. There are 4 separate stencils (which is why I chose 4 separate colors), and I think this turned out beautiful with the gold! Doesn't this look like it was hot foiled? I love using embossing powder to make your cards shine. It's definitely a cheaper alternative than hot foiling, but I feel it looks just about the same! I have another blog post with all the other ways you can use embossing powder HERE, some ways you may have never known about before! The last step was to create my sentiment, I decided to use On The Lake ink to incorporate more blue. From there, you put your sentiment down on the inside of your card with some foam adhesive, then you have the easel complete! 

Heart shaped Easel card by Emily Moore Designs

While this card seems complicated in it's construction, it's simple in the design. With the Hearts Aflutter bundle, you don't really need much to create a beautiful creation! Have you ever created an easel card before? Let me know in the comments below!

Hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend, 

With Heart, 


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  • Darlene

    What is the tool called that you stamped the image with?
    Thank you

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