Regal Roses

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to my second post for this week for Heartfelt Creations and this time I have a card featuring the very versatile Classic Rose set.  This time I have done some very simple roses to create a beautiful card.

Products Used:

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Classic Rose DieHCD1-7110
Leafy Accents DieHCD1-7193
Ticket and Tags DieHCD1-7201
Ornamental Tags DieHCD1-7203
Regal Frame & Accents DieHCD1-7248
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Calla Lily Paper CollectionHCDP1-2110
3D Rose Shaping MoldHCFB1-462
3D Leafy Accents Shaping MoldHCFB1-467
Classic Rose Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3752
Leafy Accents Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3835
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Bright Pearl Stamens-SmallHCS1-458-1
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475

Other Products: 

White cardstock, spray adhesive, heavy cardstock

Click here for tips on using Elegant Pocket Dies.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

To see how to shape the roses, watch the video at


Cut a piece of white 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 checked paper 4 15/16” x 6 15/16” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4” and then cut a piece of pale green patterned paper and adhere to the front of the white cardstock. Die cut the centre using the outer plain edge die from the HCD1-7248 Regal Frame & Accents Die set and then adhere this to the card front with heavy cardstock. Die cut the decorative die out of the HCD1-7248 Regal Frame & Accents Die set using the outer decorative die and outer plain die from white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder with spray adhesive and then adhere to the card front. Die cut the lattice frame using the outer and inner plain edge dies, add Frosting Powder with spray adhesive and then adhere to the inner recess. Die cut the inner oval out of light green patterned paper and adhere to the centre. Die cut the inner decorative die from the HCD1-7248 Regal Frame & Accents Die set out of white cardstock, add Frosting Powder with spray adhesive and adhere to the centre.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3834 Leafy Accents Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Magenta Hue and Leaf Green inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and when dry add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the right of the decorative die as shown.

Stamp the rose images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp set in Magenta Hue ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Buttercup and Magenta Hue inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges of the petals with Cactus Flower ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Assemble when dry and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glitter on a damp sponge. Pierce the centres and insert the light gold pearl stamens with a wire and seal with Dries Clear glue. Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge, trim the stamens and then adhere over the leaves.

Die cut the sentiment out of white cardstock using the die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags set. Add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue. Die cut the long rectangle out of checked paper using the long rectangle die from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Die set and trim to fit the sentiment. Shape and adhere as shown.

Please watch out for my final card.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu



Classic Rose Tutorial

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to another video tutorial that I have made showing how I do my Classic Roses from Heartfelt Creations.  We have had such a tragic event happen here in New Zealand and I have struggled with the enormity of what has happened.  In order to cope with the the overwhelming news I had to get into my craft studio and so I finally managed to do a video on how I make my roses using golf tools and basic shaping.

And here is my video:

Materials Used: 

Heartfelt Creations – Classic Rose Stamp and Die, Leafy Accents Stamp and Die, Rainboots and Blossoms Stamp and Die, Classic Border Basics, Lacy Diamond Die

Ranger Archival inks – Magenta Hue, Leaf Green, Fern Green

Couture Creations – Swiss Dots embossing folder

CTMH – Stripe embossing folder – now retired

Papericious Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Papericious Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder


I hope that you have a go at making these roses and I look forward to seeing what you make.

Happy Crafting

Kia Kaha (Stay Strong)

Ka Kite Anu




Classic Rose Tutorial

Kia Ora and Welcome

Today I would like to share how I make my roses using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set.  I have had a number of request on how to shape and layer the petals for the roses so here we are.  I am still trying to get the courage to do a video of how I make them, but I will get there one day.

I use 230 gsm to 250 gsm cardstock as I find it is better for getting a better flower shape when using the shaping stylus.  I also use the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit as it has a wide variety of balls to fit in the stylus to get a range of different effects.  The smaller the ball size the more creased and distressed finish you will get.  The larger the ball size the more rounded and fuller effect will be achieved.

I generally stamp a lot of roses at once and have them ready to go when I need them.  For these roses I have stamped with Pearlescent Coral (my new favourite colour!) and then sponged the centres with Memento Canteloupe before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Then I sponged the edges with the Pearlescent Coral ink for a lovely soft look.


To make a medium rose I use the following shapes from the stamp with 6 images:

I mist the back of the flowers as I find it a lot easier getting more dimension and shape with the flowers.  Using a 3 mm ball tip shape the flowers on the back and then turn over and press down in the centres of the flowers.  For the bud do not turn over and press in the centre for a bud shape.

For the bud take two opposing petals and using Dries Clear glue overlap them together.  Once that has set glue the remaining petals and overlap them around the centre bud.  This creates a lovely pointed bud in the centre of the roses.  I usually do the buds first to allow them to dry fully before putting the roses together.

Make sure the card is dry fully before starting to put the flowers together.  Adhere the two largest layers together and ensure that the petals overlap.  Allow to dry and settle.

Add the third layer and push down in the centre with your stylus to create a well for the bud to go in.

Finally add the bud to the centre and allow to dry.  Add glitter or Frosting Powder for a glittery effect.

Here are the layers I have used for a large flower:


Small flower:


I use the buds often to balance my arrangements and they can be put under leaves or flowers for good effect.

Don’t forget to shape the leaves as well to finish of the dimensional effect.  I use foam dots to the leaves when adhering to my projects.

I hope that this helps you create your own beautiful roses.  Everyone has their own style so just play with different shapes and sizes to get the effect that you want.  And play with different colour combinations.

And finally here is a card that I made with the flowers.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Ka Kite Anu


Thinking of You Classic Roses from Heartfelt Creations

Welcome back

Today I thought I would try and do something different with the Classic Rose stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations.  Roses come in all shapes and sizes and this stamp and die set is just so great at making a wide range of flowers.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White Smooth, Timbrels White cardstock

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Elegant Sentiments,

Dies Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Elegant Sentiments, Eyelet Oval, Decorative Oval, Classic Border Basics

Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Northern Pine, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Canteloupe, Brilliance Orchid

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Foam tape

Sponge daubers


Cut a piece of white cardstock 6” x 12” and score along the long side at 6” to make a 6” x 6” card base.

Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 6” x 2 ½” and adhere to the bottom of the card base.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 6” x 5 ½” and using the lace edge of the border basics die cut the edge and adhere to the top of the card base over the pink patterned paper.

Die cut the outer eyelet oval in white cardstock.  Die cut the Decorative Oval and adhere to the eyelet oval.  Using foam tape adhere to the base card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the images with Northern Pine.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves and touch the ends of the leaves with Rhubarb Stalk.  Die cut the leaves and shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere to the base of the oval with Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive and foam strips.

To make the flowers stamp with Brilliance Orchid ink and sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink before die cutting out.  Sponge the edges with the Orchid ink both front and back of the flowers and sponge Canteloupe on the centres of the smallest flowers.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Shaping kit and put together using Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive making different size flowers.  Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the Thinking of You Sentiment in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the top of the card with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive.

Happy Crafting


Happy Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day and it is a chance to reflect on how important mothers are in our world today.  They provide unconditional love and support to their children and are the glue that holds families together.

I have created this card for all the mothers in the world.  I have used the 2013 Anniversary Digital Kit and used the colour coordination feature to change the colours from blue/green to my favourite pink.  I hope you enjoy my offering.

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother’s Day


Reflections of roses

Hello again

I love taking photographs of flowers, and especially like how the light falls on flowers creating a contrast of light and shadow and bringing out different colours not always apparent.  I used to do watercolour painting and used these photos as a basis for my paintings.  Now I am in the process of putting the photos into an album.  Here are a couple of large photos that I have trimmed down a little and put into a double page spread.  It has been quite a challenge with large photos so I think it has turned out well.  The Reflections Range of papers and embellishments complement the colours of the roses and also go well with all my flower photos – and I have a lot and still counting now I have a lovely new camera.  Sigh… It will keep me very busy for a long time! At least I have my Memory Manager 4.0 to keep my photos organised on my computer.

Gorgeous double page roses layout

Here are the two pages side by side.  I have linked the two pages together with a Reflections Range Ribbon and also cut out images from my photos for balance and alternated the outdoor roses with the roses in the vase.  As you can see I love flowers and couldn’t resist a little flower on the ribbon under the journalling.  I have finished off with a sentiment from Creative Memories and some Enchanted Epoxy Stickers.

Everyone has their own style and I am very much a “square” person and everything has to be balanced.  I am trying very hard to be more “freestyle” but it is an ongoing battle.

I also look a the photos themselves and the colours that are in the photos.  Here the complementary colours of pink and green help bring the photos alive and stand out.  I have never used a colour wheel and am instinctive about how I use different colours.  However, a colour wheel can be a very useful tool if you are unsure about how to mix colours together.

Large photo layout of roses

Here are the pages in separate images.

Reflections of Roses - a large photo layout.

Materials used:

Creative Memories card stock – Green

Creative Memories Reflections RibbonsCreative Memories Reflections flowers

Creative Memories Reflections Storybox Journalling page

Creative Memories Enchanted Expoxy Stickers

Creative Memories General Purpose Scissors

Creative Memories Simply Beautiful Sentiment

Creative Memories Tape Runner

Here is the finished painting for your information.

Finished painting of my roses.

Many thanks for visiting and I hope you get some inspiration for your own crafting.

Happy Scrapping.