Thoughtful Wild Poppies

Kia Ora Koutou

Today also sees the debut of the fabulous EZ Stem Floral Wire to make it so much easier making floral bouquets on your cards. For my card today I have added poppies and some hyacinths to create a colourful garden of flowers.

For more information on the products I have used please visit here.

Today’s project was created with products provided by Heartfelt Creations.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of black cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of pattern paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut two decorative dies using the No. 1 and No. 2 die from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die set – one out of gold cardstock and one out of black cardstock. Adhere the black die behind the gold die slightly offsetting them and adhere to the front of the card using foam strips. Die cut the centre trellis out using the No. 2 and No. 3 dis from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die set and adhere to the centre of the frame.

Stamp the poppy images from the HCPC-3986 Wild Poppy Cling Stamp Set in Red Geranium ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the images with Lady Bug ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with Lady Bug ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Assemble using two petals the same size. For the centres of the flowers stamp the poppy images in Red Geranium ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres of the flowers with Leaf Green ink and cut out with scissors. Shape the centres and add to the centres of the flowers with foam squares. Add 3D Crystal Lacquer to the flowers and when dry add Black Flower Pearls to the outside of the flower centres. Adhere the flowers to the top stems of the EZ Stem Floral Wire leaving two stems free using a hot glue and then adhere the spray to the centre of the frame.

Stamp the poppy spray images from the HCPC-3987 Wild Poppy Accents Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3988 Wild Poppy Bouquet Cling Stamp Set in English Ivy ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the leaves with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter using 3-D Crystal Lacquer.  Trim the leaves and add to the stems with hot glue and foam squares for dimension.

Stamp the hyacinth flowers from the HCPC-3947 Fragrant Hyacinth Cling Stamp Set in Pretty Petunia ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the flowers with Periwinkle ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs and shape using the groove golf tools. Add Crystal Clear glitter using 3D Crystal Lacquer and when dry add Lettuce Entertain You Prills. Adhere to the bottom two stems and to the bottom of the card as shown.

Stamp the small poppy images from the HCPC-3986 Wild Poppy Cling Stamp Set in Leaf Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the leaves with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs with Vivid Chartreuse ink and shaping using the groove golf tools. Add Crystal Clear to the petals with 3D Crystal Lacquer and when dry add Lettuce Entertain You and adhere around the bottom of the card as shown.

Card inside.

Cut a piece of pattern paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the inside back. Die cut the frame using the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 dies from the HCD2-7340 Eyelet Frame Gateway Die and adhere to the centre of the inside back. Die cut the eyelet frame out using the No. 7 die from the HCD2-7340 Eyelet Frame Gateway Die and adhere to the centre of the larger eyelet frame.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using embossing ink on white cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut out using the No. 8 die from the HCD2-7340 Eyelet Frame Gateway Die and adhere to the gold eyelet frame.

Other Products Used:

Hero Arts Embossing & Watermark ink, Versamagic ink – Pretty Petunia, hot glue gun, foam squares, Dress My Craft Black Flower Pearls, heat gun

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Patricia

Royal Sweet Pea

Kia Ora Koutou

Don’t you just love sweet peas? They are so easy to grow, have the most amazing scent and are fabulous as floral arrangements. So I was thrilled to see Heartfelt Creations bring out the Sweet Pea collection this month. The flowers are easy to create and the papers are just beautiful!!

For more details on the products I have used please visit here.

Today’s project was created with products provided by Heartfelt Creations.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a 5” x 7” base card.  Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of green pattern paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 5/8” x 6 5/8” and adhere to the front of the green paper.  Cut a piece of lighter pattern paper 4 1/2” x 6 1/2″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut two decorative dies using the Nos 1. And 2 dies from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die – one from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and one from gold card.  Add Frosting Powder to the white die with clear glossy gel medium and then adhere over the gold cardstock slightly offsetting the gold.  Die cut the decorative gate out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using the HCD2-7350 Royale Gateway Die.  Trim the gate leaving a small strip on the outer edge of the die.  Add Frosting Powder with clear gloss gel medium and adhere behind the gateway die using the small strips.  Adhere to the front of the card using foam strips.  Die cut the inner lattice die using the Nos. 2 and 3 dies from the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, add Frosting Powder using clear gloss gel medium and then adhere to the centre of the gateway die.

Stamp the spray images from the HCPC-3888 Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp in Leaf Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the stems with Leaf Green ink and the flowers with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Trim and adhere to the centre of the decorative dies.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCP-3932. Floral Shoppe Accent Cling Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the leaves with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves and adhere to the centre over the sprays with foam squares.

Stamp the sweet pea images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set with Vivid Chartreuse and Majestic Violet inks on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the flowers with Buttercup ink and the centres with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the edges of the purple flowers with Violet ink and colour the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Violet inks.  Colour the edges of the light green flowers with Magenta Hue ink and the backs with Buttercup, Leaf Green and Magenta Hue inks. Shape using the coordinating mold and then pleat the petals by hand.  Pierce the centres and add three purple stamens to the purple flowers and pink stamens to the pink flowers.  Assemble the flowers using hot glue.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour the images with Leaf Green and Mowed Lawn inks and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the backs of the leaves with Leaf Green ink and shape using the coordinating mold.  Add a small wire to the base of the leaf with hot glue

Add florist tape to the flowers and add leaves and wire tendrils to the flowers as you roll down the wires with the tape.  Add Crystal clear to the flowers and leaves, trim the ends and adhere to the centre of the gateway die with a hot glue gun.

Add more leaves and sprays around the flowers as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3982 Classic Floral Vase Cling Stamp Set in Deep Purple ink on some pattern paper.  Die cut the tag using the round tag die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set.  Adhere among the flowers as shown and then add a small purple ribbon bow to finish.

Other Products Used:

Ranger Archival ink – Violet, Distress ink – Mowed Lawn, fine green florist wire, clear glossy gel medium, foam squares, hot glue gun, green florist tape, narrow purple ribbon

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Patricia

Let’s Celebrate the Release of the French Cottage Collection

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am excited for the launch of the gorgeous new French Cottage collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I loved getting my watercolours out to paint the background images as well as using my Zig markers for the elements.  The little flowers are going to be so very useful for lots of different projects.

Products Used:

French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3909
French Cottage ‘scapes DieHCD1-7293
French Cottage Paper CollectionHCDP1-2114
French Doorway Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3908
French Doorway DieHCD1-7292
Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3910
Cottage Lifestyle DieHCD1-7294
Window Hinges DieHCD1-7285
Intricate Swirl Frames DieHCD2-7191
Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3845
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Pastel Pearl Stamens-SmallHCS1-457-1
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11GBKK811B1
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Fern GreenRACP962

Other Products: 

Canson watercolour paper, matte silver card, Creative Expressions Foundation cardstock – Antique Gold, Gansai Tambi watercolours, stamp positioner, black Copic marker, CTMH Bitty Sparkles

For more tips on creating with the French Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/cATv3wk2_sM.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 7”, sponge the edges with Fern Green ink and adhere to the card front. Cut a piece of Antique Gold card 5” x 7” and adhere to the card front. Die cut the frame from the HCD2-7191 Intricate Swirls Frame Die out of Antique Gold cardstock and adhere to the card front with a piece of heavy cardboard 4” x 6”.

Stamp the doorway image from the HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolour paper with Jet Black ink. Colour with watercolour paints and then die cut the door out with the coordinating die. Die cut the inside image from the paper collection using the door die and using the doorway image as a guide adhere to the centre of the door frame.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3910 Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Adhere two images on the top right of the of the door – one with foam squares. Trim the doorway image to 4 1/16” x 6 1/16” and adhere to the front of the decorative die with heavy cardboard strips. Add another flower image to the right side of the doorframe as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiment Stamp set in Rich Cocoa ink in the middle of the door frame as shown with a stamp positioner.

Stamp the pot plant images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Shape and adhere to the left inside on the door frame with foam tape with a double layer behind the green pot.

Die cut the inner door out of Antique Gold using the inner die from the HCD1-7292 French Doorway Die set. Cut a piece of clear cardstock to fit the door and adhere to the back of the door. Die cut two small hinges from matte silver card using the small hinge die from the HCD1-7285 Window Hinges Die and adhere to the left of the door and then on the left door frame as shown. Die cut the small key out of matte silver card and adhere to the right side of the door. Colour a bitty sparkle with a black copic marker and adhere to the right side of the door as shown.

Add two more pots to the left of the door frame as shown. Stamp the lamp image from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush makers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the image with Dries Clear glitter on a dry sponge. Shape and adhere to the top left as shown with foam tape.

Stamp the branch image from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Trim and adhere to the top of the card as shown with foam squares.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Sky Blue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the edges and the backs with Sky Blue ink and shape using Groove Golf tools. Colour the small white stamens with Buttercup ink and pierce the flowers through the centre and thread the stamens through and assemble using two layers for each flower. Add Ultrafine Crystal glitter with Dries Clear glue and then adhere to the branches as shown.

Stamp the lamp image from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on watercolour paper. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge, shape and adhere to the top left of the card with foam tape.

I hope everyone is keeping well and safe in these very uncertain times.  I am in self isolation at home as I am high risk, but I am taking the opportunity to up skill myself with my colouring techniques.   Crafting has been very therapeutic in keeping my sane.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Decorative Accents Tags

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have three different posts for you with three cards.

First up is a card using the gorgeous Decorative Accents Tag dies.  This is one of my favourite go to dies and I use them a lot.

 

 

 

 

Products Used:

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 1/2 oz.85-glitter
Lettuce Entertain You PrillsANC814
Ticket and Tags DieHCD1-7201
Album Tags and Accents DieHCD1-7202
Decorative Pocket Accents DieHCD1-7211
Cottage Garden Hydrangea DieHCD1-7278
Fresh Cut Hydrangea DieHCD1-7279
Cottage Window & Hydrangea DieHCD1-7280
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Cottage Garden Paper CollectionHCDP1-2111
3D Hydrangea Shaping MoldHCFB1-489
Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3845
Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3900
Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3901
Cottage Window & Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3902
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475

Other Products: 

White cardstock, Ranger Archival ink – Violet, spray adhesive, foam tape, narrow white ribbon, stamp positioner

For more tips on creating with the Cottage Garden Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/faBoB2s49RI.

For more tips on creating with the tags & sentiments, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/eAfLuNkRda4.

For more tips on creating with the pocket dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/uDhKUj9AAMo.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 6” x 12”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”. Cut a piece of striped patterned paper 6” x 6”. Cut three decorative dies from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die set out of white cardstock. Add Crystal Clear with spray adhesive and adhere behind three sides of the patterned paper and then adhere to the card front. Cut a piece of patterned paper featuring the birds on a branch 4” x 6” and using the plain edge shaped die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die die cut the edge above the birds. Die cut the decorative edge die and lace edge die from the HCD1-7211 Decorative Pocket Accents Die set out of white cardstock, add Crystal Clear glitter with spray adhesive and then adhere to the shaped edge as shown. Adhere this to the bottom front of the card on three sides only to create a pocket.

Stamp the curved flower image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stampset in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the top of the pocket as shown with foam tape.

Stamp the bird and flower image from the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the bottom of the card as shown with foam tape.

Stamp the small hydrangea images from the the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Trim the leaves and adhere one to each end of the large branch with the birds.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Stamp set in Violet ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with French Ultramarine ink and sponge the edges of the flowers with Forget-Me-Knot ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centres and add to the base of the birds as shown.

Stamp the straight flower image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the top of the card as shown with foam tape.

To finish the card, add Ultrafine Crystal glitter to the flower images on the bottom of the card and the decorative white pattern at the top of the card.

Tags: Cut two outer tags from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Die set out of white cardstock. Die cut two small tag ends from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set out of white cardstock and adhere to the top of the white tags. Cut two inner tags from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Dieset out of the patterned paper and adhere to the front of the tags. Stamp the sentiments from the HCPC3845 Just for You Sentiments Stamp set with Forget-Me-Knot ink on the front of the tags.

Stamp the straight flower image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Trim the ends and add to the top of the tags. Stamp the small hydrangea images from the the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Trim the leaves and adhere one to the end of the small hydrangea spray.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Stamp set in Violet ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with French Ultramarine ink and sponge the edges of the flowers with Forget-Me-Knot ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centres and add to the tags as shown. To finish, add Ultrafine Glitter to the images on the patterned paper. Add white ribbon and a bow to the top of each tag and insert into the pocket.

Please watch out for my next blog post featuring the gorgeous new decorative dies that have just been released this month.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia