What a Swirly Heart – Joining the So Suzy Stamps Special


So Suzy Stamps Swirly Heart on Distress Ink
I’m not a romantic girl, you might know that by now πŸ˜›
But this swirly heart got me. So I wanted to create a card that is worth a So Suzy special. I was thinking back and forth about which technique would be best for this gorgeous stamp. And then it hit me – something simple with a little mess πŸ™‚

swirley heart special

Before I start, just a quick note. Don’t forget to check out all the other cards made with the Swirly Heart stamp. I have a list with all the links at the bottom of this post.

Normally when using water color I’m using water color paper, but this time I didn’t want to have the texture. So I used some mixed media paper, cut it into the right size (which means it fit into the Misti) and stamped the heart with Candied Apple Distress Ink.
Stamping with the Misti, So Suzy Stamps and Distress Ink

After I had enough ink on the paper, I misted it with water till it started running. I tried to contain it as much as possible so it didn’t end up in a big, red blurp.
Blurring the So Suzy Stamps heart with water

Then I used my Misti again to stamp the heart at the same place. I didn’t remove the stamp from the Misti, so it was very easy to find the same spot again. πŸ˜›
Stamping the So Suzy Stamps heart on top of the blurred image

Now I just cut the panel down, added a piece of lace to the side and adhered everything with foam tape. As a final touch, I added some golden Wink of Stella to all the hearts.
Adhering the card front to the base with some lace

I hope you enjoyed my romantic yet messy (at least a little…) card πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing cards using the Swirly Heart stamp πŸ™‚

Supplies Used

Close Ups

So Suzy Stamps Swirly Hearts on Distress Ink Close Up
So Suzy Stamps Swirly Hearts on Distress Ink Close Up


  1. I would never have guessed but that’s the way you did it. I was thinking that you added the red with watercolor. Such a good idea to just distress stamp it and spray it

    • Yeah, it got a little too blurry, but I like that some of the color faded just a little bit from the originally stamped heart πŸ˜›

  2. Very nice Josefine. A great card and tutorial. TFS!

  3. Love this! Thank you!

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