Today I have a card I have made with iCraft products and the gorgeous Spellbinders Tallulah Frill die which is perfect for the smaller cards. This was one of those cards that all came together perfectly although I can’t decide whether it should be landscape or portrait! What do you think?
iCraft flower shaping cardstock is amazing to use and it is so easy to shape into realistic looking flowers with the golf tools also available from iCraft. All these products are available for sale at Gift Hutt
iCraft Flora Natura Super White flower shaping cardstock
It is Inspiration Wednesday again at Heartfelt Creations and this week I am featuring another card featuring the fabulous retro themed Young at Heart Collection. This collection can be used for both masculine and feminine cards and today is a more feminine card featuring flowers and birds.
HCDP-283 Young at Heart Paper Collection
HCD1-7158 Young at Heart die
HCPC-3800 Young at Heart Stamp set
HCSD1-2913 Wildwood Bird Haven
HCPC-3769 Wildwood Floral stamp set
HCD1–7125 Wildwood Floral die
HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents die
HCPC-37772 Wildwood Cottage Accents stamp set
HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters stamp set
HCD1-7124 Woodsy Critters die
HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Small Basics Oval
HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics
HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basics
TSMP709 Memento Northern Pine
tSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black
TTSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves
TSMP604 Memento Summer Sky
71015 Colorbox Rouge
TSSZ31 Stazon Jet Black ink
Instructions – Cut the base card using the Spellbinders Decorated Birthday die out of the green cardstock. Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 1” x 4”, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere to the bottom of the card. Cut two pieces of patterned paper 1” x 1”, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere to the side. Cut two pieces of patterned paper 1” x 3”, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere along the long sides of the side step.
Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 4” x 5 ½” and using the leaf edge die from the Elegant Border Basics die set cut the edge of the card. Adhere the two pieces together. Cut a piece of patterned paper 4” x 5 ½” and using the edge die from the Classic Borders Basic die set cut the edge to fit the green card. Trim to fit, sponge the edges with Canteloupe ink and adhere to the green card. Adhere to the card base with Dries Clear Glue.
Cut a piece of panel paper featuring the arch and penny farthing from the paper collection. Die cut the oval with the die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Small Basics Oval. Sponge the edges of the frame with Canteloupe ink and adhere to the front of the green card with foam strips as shown. Adhere the oval inner to the centre of the card with Dries Clear Glue. Die cut the eyelet frame out using the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Small Basics Oval outer eyelet die and the next size die and adhere to the edge of the oval.
Stamp the fence from the HCPC-37772 Wildwood Cottage Accents stamp set
in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die. Sponge lightly with Flannel Grey ink and trim and place on both the back steps of the card
Stamp the bird and flower image from the Wildwood HCSD1-2913 Wildwood Bird Haven
Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. Using the sponge daubers colour the bird in Summer Sky and Canteloupe inks, the flowers with Rouge ink and the leaves with Bamboo Leaves. Die cut using the coordinating die, shape and adhere to the right front of the oval as shown.
Stamp the flowers and leaves sprays from HCPC-3769 Wildwood Floral stamp set in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock. Sponge the flowers with Rouge ink and the leaves with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers and leaves and adhere to the front of card and on the fences on the back steps.
To make the extra flowers stamp the small flowers from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Floral stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. Sponge with Canteloupe ink and Rouge ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers and adhere to the sprays of leaves and flowers as shown.
Stamp the grass images from the HCPC-37772 Wildwood Cottage Accents stamp set in Northern Pine ink on white cardstock, sponge with Bamboo Leaves and die cut using the coordinating die. Add to the front of the card and adhere the yellow flowers as shown.
Stamp the small birds from the HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters stamp set with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Sponge the top of the birds with Summer Sky ink and the bottoms of the birds with Canteloupe ink. Shape lightly and adhere to the card as shown.
Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers and using the Glue Gloss add Crystal Clear to the flowers.
Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the HCPC-3802 Good Times Sentiment Stamp Set in Stazon Black ink on Bristol Smooth card. Colour with the Zig Clean Brush markers and die cut with the coordinatind die. Add to the card on the top left as shown.
Today is Inspiration Wednesday and I would like to share with you a creation that I have been thinking about for some time but couldn’t figure out how to make it work. I decided to go ahead with it and see how it went and I was able to finish it with the help of my work colleague Beth Perry. She gave me the idea of using an ice block stick to make the cup float over the saucer. It worked perfectly!
HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia stamp
HCD1-7140 Large Classic Petunia die
HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia stamp
HCD1-7139 Small Classic Petunia die
HCPC-3644 Birds and Bloom stamp
HCD1-7o56 Birds and Bloom die
HCDP1-278 Classic Petunia Paper Collection
TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves
TSMP704 Memento New Sprout
TSMP604 Memento Summer Sky
TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe
TSMP900 Tuxedo Black
71032 Dark Peony
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store daubers
CHST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Others – Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl White cardstock SVG from svgcuts.com, Cricut Explore, Canvas 8” x 8”, Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint – Pistachio, American Decoupage glue, iceblock stick. Hot Glue gun.
Paint the canvas with the Vintage paint. Cut a piece of patterned paper 7” x 7” and adhere to the canvas. Cut another panel 6” x 6” and adhere to the canvas and seal with the decoupage adhesive.
Cut the cup and saucer using the SVG out of the Centura Pearl cardstock. Cut the decorative pieces from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection and adhere to the cup and saucer. Seal with the decoupage glue. Adhere the saucer to the canvas with Dries Clear glue. To create the floating cup partially break an iceblock stick in three and strengthen the breaks with the hot glue. Adhere the top of the stick to the inside of the cup and the bottom to the saucer using the hot glue.
To make the petunias stamp the images from the HCPC-3786 Large Classic Petunia stamp and the HCPC-3785 Small Classic Petunia stamp sets in Dark Peony ink and the leaves in Bamboo Leaves ink. Sponge the centres out of the flowers with Berrylicious and Dark Peony inks and die cut using the coordinating dies, and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge the leaves with New Sprout ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges of the leaves with Bamboo Leaves and then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Assemble the flowers on the leaves using the Dries Clear glue and adhere to the display with the hot glue gun.
Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order. I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous! It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!
I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.
Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi
Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood
Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia
Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White
Prills – Lettuce Entertain You
Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″. Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.
Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock. Adhere to the base card. Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die. Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base. Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame. Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.
Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown. Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.
To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral. Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die. Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere the petals together as shown. Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish. Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers. Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers. Adhere to the card as shown.
To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves. Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die. Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.
Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die. Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.
What could be more romantic than getting married under a beautiful bower of flowers and I have made a couple of cards that would be perfect for such a wedding.
For these cards I have used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses along with the new Wildwood Florals from the just released Wildwood Cottage Collection to create a bower of flowers over the Happy Couple (die from Sue Wilson). I can’t believe that I have never used Brilliance inks before but I have now decided they are just beautiful to make luscious flowers with a hint of sheen for a stunning effect. All the flowers and the green leaf swirls have been cut from white cardstock and coloured with the Brilliance inks. I did go over the top of the flowers with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay for a sparkly effect which is hard to see in these photos.
Cardstock – Timbrels, Bazzill Smooth White, Heartfelt Creations Black
Paper – Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage Collection
Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Wildwood Florals, Botanic Window, Ornate Gateway, 1A, Cut Mat Create 2B,Cut Mat Create Sue Wilson Happy Couple, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Card Creator 5″ x 7″ A
We have had the most amazing weather over the last few days and the daffodils are starting to come out in the garden which is lovely. It is so heartening to see the bright splashes of colour after all the grey and drab days of winter. Soon there will be more flowers and the days will get warmer and longer and then it is the downward ride towards Christmas and summer.
We have had some more earthquakes but I haven’t felt them, but I know a lot of people are getting quite nervous. We certainly are getting an idea of what the people in Christchurch have been through in the last 3 years.
I hope this photo cheers everyone up and helps them get through the week.
My photo for the day. Unfortunately, I tend to have a lot of weeds in my garden, but you know what they make really interesting photos. I was really pleased with the detail in this photo using my intelligent zoom. When I was young I used to think the seeds were fairies – hence the title. Just a little whimsical tonight I think.
Tomorrow I will post some of my latest scrapbook pages from my son’s album after I have uploaded them to my Memory Manager. I am now up to James at 4 months old so I am making good progress and it is only April. With the weather turning cooler here it is a great time to stay inside and scrapbook both digitally and traditionally.
Have a great day and Happy Crafting.
Another bee on a flower photo. I know this is getting a bit boring but I just can’t help myself when I see a bee flying about my flowers. Plus I had the bonus of some raindrops on the snapdragon.
I hope you are enjoying all my flowers and that they bring some sunshine to your day.
Have a good day