Friday, February 20, 2015

Tea Dyed Heart Card

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015  

When you are in a hurry but really want a card that looks like it took a huge amount of time and effort, combine some Graphic 45™ paper and a tea dyed heart casting for a spectacular look! Make up dozens of different castings a head of time and assemble the cards in under 5 minutes!

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits  
  • Microwave , heat tool or a sunny window
  • Heart casting mold
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Westcott™ personal paper cutter and scissors
  • 10 x 7” cream colored card stock folded to make a 5 x 7” card
  • Envelope for the 5 x 7” card
  • Vintage themed Graphic 45™ “cut a part” card stock
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive, double sided foam tape or dots
  • Scraps of white or off white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Instant tea or coffee
  • 12” of cream colored ¼” satin ribbon
  • 5 x 7” floral themed embossing folder
  • Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur™ machine
  • BowEasy™


  1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create one or more of the heart castings. Add a tiny pinch of the instant tea or coffee to the slurry or drop tiny specks into the mold as you create the casting.
  2. Dry the casting.
  3. Emboss the front of the card with the folder.
  4. Assemble the card:
  5. Attach the vintage Graphic 45 piece with tiny pieces of foam tape or dots to the front of the embossed card.
  6. Use the BowEasy™ to tie a small bow with the ¼” satin ribbon.
  7. Use the QuickGrip to attach the bow to the top of the tea dyed heart casting and to attach the heart to the front of the card.

NOTE: If you are mailing the card, I would fill the back of the casting with light spackle and let the spackle dry before attaching it to the card front. Mail the card in a padded envelope….or better yet hand deliver it to your “Valentine”.

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