Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - He First Loved Us



Welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!  

Today I have another Easter card for you using Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection.   I have a friend that just returned from Laos and brought me a beautiful gift of handmade paper.   I love the paper so much and could hardly wait to create something with this soft, transparent-like paper.   The beautiful dogwood flowers gave the the perfect opportunity to try this out!    I hope you like it!



Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Go Man Go  Prills,  ANC818
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423


120 lb. white card stock,  X-Press It card stock, dark brown  and green card stock, handmade paper from Laos, (You can use any paper you would like - regular card stock, vellum or any other fun paper you are itching to use.),   white card stock, green cardstock, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponge dauber, paper trimmer,  double sided tape.  Star Dust Stickles and  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - YG40, YG61, E51, E52, E44, Y11, Y15. 







Create a top-fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card with 120#  white card stock.  Cut base layer from a rich chocolate color at  5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper from the Flowering Dogwood Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches.    Adhere the layers with double sided tape. 

Stamp the small dogwood flowers with Memento Espresso Ink on X-Press It or any comic comparable paper.   Color the small flowers with the following Copic color combo - E51, E53, E44, Y11 and Y15.   the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The large dogwood flowers were stamped on handmade paper from Laos - (A special gift from a friend but you can try this technique with any specialty paper you may have.   It's fun to see the difference different paper can make).   I used Espresso Truffle Ink.   The flowers were cut using the coordinating die.  The flower centers are die cut  from green card stock.   The edges of the small flowers were  sponged with Espresso Truffle Ink and Olive Grove Ink.  The leaves were stamped and sponged with Olive Grove Ink.  The flowers and leaves were lightly misted on the underside with water and a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.   Emma Lou has a video here for inspiration on shaping gorgeous dogwood  flowers.   https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens 

Prills were applied to the center of some of the flowers.  Star Dust Stickles were lightly applied to one side of each cross for embellishment.    


Thank you so much for stopping by!    I will have another card for you next week so hurry back!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Sending Easter Wishes






I am so glad you stopped by!    I created this card using Heartfelt Creations February Release called Flowering Dogwood Collection.    I paired the dove with the botanic Window Die in order to create a background and setting for the dove.    I love how simple this card is to create.  Let me tell you how I did it!   









Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood and Doves Cling Stamp Set,  HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Botanic Window Die,  HCD1-7100
Designer Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
White Embossing Powder, RPE1685
Memento Tuxedo Black Die Ink Pad, TSMP900
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Dimensional Foam Double Dots, DDots









120 lb. white card stock,  navy blue card stock,  X-Press It Blending Card Stock, pearls, paper trimmer, double sided tape, scissors,








  • Cut 120 lb. card stock at 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.   Score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold 51/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card base.  Cut navy blue card stock at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.   Cut a 5 x 5 inch panel from the Flowering Dogwood  paper Collection.  You can refer to the reference picture.



  • Adhere the designer paper on the white card base using double sided tape.  Position the Botanic Window Die in the center of the navy card stock layer  and die cut. Adhere the navy card stock over the designer paper.  This will allow the pretty designer paper to show through the negative space of the window die.  



  • Stamp the dove from the Flowering Dogwood and Doves Stamp Set on X-Press It using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the shadow areas of the dove with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.   I used the following color combo - BG000, BG00 and BG10.  The shadow area will be under the wing, neck and in back of place where the light source is blocked.  Die cut with coordinating die. Die cut two extra doves with navy blue card stock and adhere to the back of the dove image for strength and dimension.  Pop the dove on the image as shown using dimensional foam dots.



  • For the final touch, cut the sentiment from the Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection and adhere using dimensional dots.  Adhere the  pearls to the Botanic Window area as shown for embellishment.  I  applied additional strength to the underside of the pearls by adding Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  



  • Quick Tip:  This card can be sent through the mail by placing  a piece of card stock over the top before putting in the envelope.  


Thank you so much for stopping by.   I hope you stop by Heartfelt Creations and check out all the new stamps and die.    You can also view my team mates wonderful creations on the Heartfelt Creations Blog or go to my sidebar listing.  

See you soon!



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Flowering Dogwood Collection




Today is another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday featuring the Flowering Dogwood Collection.    This collection is perfect to get a jump start on all your Easter cards!    I happen to love birds and dogwood too so this is a collection I would love to use all year!      




Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
White Gala Glitz, 12wht
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
White Embossing Powder, RPE1685
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Dimensional Foam Double Dots, DDots


X-Press it Blending Card Stock, heavy white card stock, brown card stock,  Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad, sponge dauber, mini minster, Paper Trimmer, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (C1, C3, B91),  Versamark Ink and heat tool.


Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card base from heavy white card stock.   Cut a base layer from brown card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper as shown from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.  Cut designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.   Adhere layers to the card base.

The flower and leaf images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card Stock.  I stamped the flowers with Espresso Truffle Ink and the leaves with memento Olive Grove Ink using the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set and cut with the coordinating die.   The flowers were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Olive Grove Ink.   The leaves were sponged with Olive Grove Ink.

The dove image is from the Flowering Dogwood Branches Die.   The dove was embossed using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The image was heat set.  The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  The color combo was - C1, C3 and B91.   The dove was cut using the coordinating Dogwood Branches Die.

The flowers where lightly spritzed with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhered with the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.    Emma Lou has a video that shows how to create dimensional flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit here > https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/85/how-to-shape-flowers-with-the-deluxe-flower-shaping-kit

The flowers were adhered to the designer paper as shown.   White Gala Glitz was adhered to the paper where the dove would be placed.   The glitz was adhered using Designer Dries clear Adhesive.
The dove was gently shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and hoped up from the card using dimensional dots.

The sentiment was selected from he designer paper collection, sponged and adhered with dimensional foam dots.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!    I hope you enjoy this collection and check out the gorgeous creations from my team mates. Their links can be found on my sidebar!