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Stickles “Be Still My Heart” Card



Whether it’s a special day or just because, now is always the perfect time to tell the important people in your life how much they mean to you. This Stickles Be Still My Heart Card by Linda Ledbetter is the perfect way to do just that.

For this project, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping paper 5” by 4.5” and stamp “David” from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Artful Artifacts set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Allow the ink to dry or speed up the process with your heat tool.


2. Scribble Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Markers onto your Nonstick Craft Sheet.


3. Using the Detailer Waterbrush, blend the two colors together to create a natural skin tone to color David’s face.


4. Use a baby wipe to gently blot and further blend the color.

5. Use the same “scribble and waterbrush” technique to apply a mixture of Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Marker ink to the background of the image, using the Wide Flat Waterbrush.


6. Color David’s hair with Distress Makers in Tea Dye and Gathered Twigs, and his iris with Bundled Sage.

7. Use Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Red Geranium to stamp the “Be Still My Heart…” text from Wendy’s “Lovely Art” set.


8. Rough up the edges of the card with an Idea-ology Sanding Grip (never sand directly on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet!).


9. Swipe the edges with Black Soot Distress Paint. Allow to dry.


10. Dab Stickles in Tropical Tangerine and Thistle onto the pink background of the card. Give David’s eye a sparkle with Peacock Stickles. Set aside the card to dry.


11. Meanwhile, cut a piece of scrap card stock the same size as your card. Take a roll of Idea-ology Tissue Tape and make a pleated edge all the way around the card by folding the tape over onto itself. See Tim’s blog post here for detailed instructions:


12. Apply Tropical Tangerine Stickles to the outside edge of the Tissue Tape.


13. Use Ranger Pop-Its to attach David to the Tissue-Taped background.


14. Cut a small piece of red ribbon and thread it through the #14 Idea-ology Plaquette.


15. Attach the Plaquette to the card with a Pop-it.BeStill_15


11 thoughts on “Stickles “Be Still My Heart” Card

  1. Such a lovely card and David looks very happy these days! Great tutorial and thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Linda,
    Thanks for the suggestions of which Distress Markers to use for skin/hair/and eye colors. I have written them down and will store the ideas with my markers. Nice tutorial with great photos. Thanks.

  3. I have just seen this Today Linda and I LOVE it. I too love that you have given the Distress Colore for Specific Areas, but Wonder what you use as a Preffered Blending Tool? The Idea of Using The Stickles just gives it that Perfect Finish IMHO and Not something I would have Thought of. Beautiful Card Linda.
    Kind Regards,