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My Heart Has Wings Project for the Discoverer

My Heart Has Wings
By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide

 Finished card size: 8.5” x 4”

Sometimes an image talks to you but you have no idea how to use it, or it is out of your “comfort zone.”  This image, although it was whispering to me “Michael, buy me, use me.  I’m funky,” was totally out of my “comfort zone.”  But I thought it was a beautiful image and went for it.  And it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, for your altered art, for vintage art, for layering.  You can put a mirror or silver metallic paper in the center, or a photo of someone close to you, or use embellishments. 

Wings of Desire (Stampers Anonymous, V3-1239)
My Heart Has Wings (Stampers Anonymous, G3-1055)
White cardstock, 8.5” x 8” folded in half at 4” mark
Patterned paper of your choice, 8.5” x 4”
Red textured cardstock, 8.25” x 3.75”
White cardstock, 7.5” x 3.5”
Versamark Pad (Tsukineko)
Starlite Silver Brilliance Pigment Ink (Tsukineko)
Ticket Punch (Stampin Up!)
Really Red embossing powder (Stampin Up!)
Antique Copper Mini Square Brads (Making Memories)
Double-sided tape
Paper towel


  1. Apply patterned paper to card front. 
  2. Stamp Wings of Desire image on white cardstock with Versamark ink and emboss with Really Red embossing powder.
  3. Using the paper towel, lightly rub the Starlite Silver pad and pick up a little of the ink, rubbing lightly around Wings of Desire image - to your liking.  Hint:  To give a bit of a shadowed image, I applied more ink around the image and less ink, as I got closer to the edge of the paper.  I also rubbed a little ink onto the feathers of the image and in the center part of the heart to give that mirror look.  Heat set or allow the ink to dry. 
  4. Stamp the My Heart Has Wings phrase above the heart in black or red ink.
  5. Punch corners of red textured cardstock and adhere to patterned paper.
  6. Push brads through the corners of the white cardstock and through the red textured cardstock. 
  7. Adhere red cardstock to patterned paper.
  8. Congrats, you're done! Now sign the back of your card.




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1 Responses »

  1. Michael,
    This card is fabulous! It is edgy, hip and very cool. I am looking forward to stamping with you again soon! Hugs, Heidi