This Bloomin’ Love Small Glimmer Hearts Valentine is fun to make with our beautiful Glimmer Paper! But what if you want some colored glimmer hearts? It’s easy to color the Silver or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
To make these little colored hearts, I cut a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper into a strip and then colored areas of the paper the colors I wanted to use. To color the paper, I used a bit of ink refill in the lid of the ink pad (or whatever ink was already there – you can squeeze the lid before you open the ink pad and if it is juicy enough, you will have a little puddle of ink in the lid). I used my Aqua Painter, one of my most useful tools in my opinion, to pick up some ink and paint it onto the glimmer paper. You could also use Sponge Daubers if you have those.
You can make the color pretty dark because it will be lighter when it dries. And I found that it needed a blast with the Heat Tool to really get it dry. Maybe that is related to how much ink you put on the paper or the colors you use.
For this card, since I wanted hearts, I punched some little hearts with the heart punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I adhered each one with two Glue Dots. The Valentine greeting is from the Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer Stamp Set. I think we too easily just focus on the pretty heart stamp in that set, but take a good look at ALL the stamps in that set you will see words, flowers, a pretty banner, and a few others. Almost all of them, except maybe the greeting I used on this card, can be used for other occasions, even just general use.
Here is what my glimmer paper coloring looked like!