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Shabby Chic Heart Valentine's Card + Video
Glitter Paste, Layered Butterflies & Flowers

I was inspired by a friend not long ago who shared a few videos and cards using glitter paste. I decided to create a duplicate paste hoping it would end up as pretty as the original. Turns out it did. Today I'm sharing a video showing you how I made this shabby chic Valentine's card and how I created glitter paste using supplies I already had in my stash.

Main Supplies:
ODBD dies: Ornate Hearts / Angel Wings / Soulful Stitches paper pack
Carta Bella Hello Again paper pack
Marianne Designs Vintage Butterfly
Dreamweaver translucent and gold embossing paste / Palette knife
Ranger: Distress Ink reinker in Dried Marigold / Mini mister
Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Marion Smith Designs Pearl Stamens - White
Miscelaneous: Pearl stickers / vintage style button / gauze / word bead / stencils / pink metallic cardstock / white leather textured cardstock

There's also a step by step tutorial on how I created this layered butterfly embellishment here. The flowers which were also handmade were created using the technique I shared on my Handmade Flowers Tutorial Series, here.

I enjoyed creating this card so much. All the delicate die cuts and elements added make this card perfect for Valentine's. I hope you enjoyed today's post and tutorials. Leave me a comment below to let me know if you found the video and tutorial guide useful.

Mark your calendars and stop by on Monday, February 1st. to be part of a new blog hop and giveaway! I know you will love to see all the new products and inspiration projects the designers will be sharing.

Thanks for visiting!

Sharing with: Choux Choux Paper Art - Valentines Hearts / Dies R Us - Stitching / Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge #344 / Live & Love Crafts - Something Old, Something New / HIMCR - Any Holiday / Die Cut Divas - New Technique, Dies, Stamps, Colors / Retarte by StampartPapel - AG / Happy Little Stampers - January Mixed Media Challenge / All Sorts Challenge - Valentine's Day / Cut it Up - Love is in the Air / Frilly and Funky - Love your Embossing / Tuesday Throwdown - AG / SSS Wednesday - AG / Word Art Wednesday - AG


  1. So beautiful... always love your designs!

  2. This card is stunning! You are so creative, Gracie!

  3. Just gorgeous as always Gracie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STITCHING – Real or Faux’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. This is absolutely stunning, Gracie!! The layers and design are fabulous!! I love the embellishments you added and the texture!! Off to watch the video!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Wow beautiful layers and texture!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!!

  6. So very pretty - love all the layers and the gorgeous glitter paste! So glad you linked to my Valentines/Hearts Challenge!

  7. What a gorgeous work of art! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


  8. Beautiful card, Gracie. Love the soft colours you used and the gorgeous layers.
    Hugs ~ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  9. Loved seeing the video on how this beautiful card came together!

  10. This is just stunning! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  11. Beautiful card. I love the soft colors.

  12. Very pretty. Really like the embossed gold harlequins and heart background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. :)

  13. Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Have a great week! - Sandy, DT Sweetie

  14. Gorgeous card, love
    the colors and the
    Carla from Utah

  15. Wonderful embellishments and design.

    Hugs Diane

  16. Such a beautiful background, Gracielle, and I love your sweet details, too. Your video tutorial is wonderful, too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us in our Enjoy your Embossing Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

  17. So many textures, shapes and pastel are perfect for this art. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

  18. Hi dear Gracie how lovely this is, yes definitely done this too making glitter paste for Christmas cards, must get back to using masks more. Shaz in Oz.x

  19. This is really cool, Gracie. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to play along with us, and please know how much I appreciate you taking the time to link up and join us. I'm really excited to see everyone's projects for the Blog Hop, and I hope you get A LOT of interest. Take care, and I will chat with you soon.

  20. Gorgeous card! I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Retarte#69
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  21. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made the glittered hearts. So easy.

  22. Lovely card, so many pretty details. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Valentines Day' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  23. Great card!Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#69
    Alexandra Dt

  24. Lovely card, full of beautiful elements, Gracie! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  25. Oh my gosh! So pretty! All the little details together make this card a piece of art! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

  26. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  27. Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous. Love the combination of hearts and harlequin and the two pastes together. Gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

  28. Hi Gracie, thank you for stopping by my blog. You're one of my favorite artists.
    This is gorgeous! Love all the textures!

  29. love the colors and all those beautiful layers - thanks for sharing your project at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

  30. Absolutely Stunning! Love the glitter paste you made, thanks for the info! Your card is beautiful, all of the little accents and attention to detail. WOW!!! I may just spend my Sunday watching your videos instead of cleaning my craft room lol

  31. Lovely Shabby Chic card, I love this Style...
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte #69
    Good luck.
    Yaiza (Stampartpapel DT)

  32. Lovely shabby chic card. Such a beautiful vintage feel.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  33. This is so very lovely! I hope periscope starts working better for you.

  34. Beautiful shabby chic card. The design is so whimsical and charming. Thank you for joining us this week in the "Embossed" challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  35. So, so gorgeous Gracie! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x


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