Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Nesting Circles Card

Hello and welcome!  

Heartfelt Creations is featuring new nesting card bases and new circle and oval die.   
Check this out!   

Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
White 6 x 6 Layered Circles Card HCLC1-454-2
Circle Basic Large Die, HCD1-7155
Eyelet Circle and Basic Small Circle Die, HCD1-7154
Tropical Paradise Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD17137
Tropical Plumeria, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die Set, HCD1-7136
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1- 449
Memento Tuxedo Black  Dye Ink, TSMP900
Memento Cottage Ivy Dye Ink, TSMP701
Memento Peanut Brittle Dye Ink, TSMP802
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit

Copic Markers (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67), Clear Crackle Paste, heat tool, glue gun, rhinestones, crystal Stickles, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, apricot cardstock.

The 6 x 6 circle card comes with the circles already cut in the card base panels.  Sort the panels with the largest circle on top and nesting to the smallest circle.  Select the papers  from the  Tropical Paradise Collection that you want to use on each panel.  You may want to coordinate the panels that face each other when each page is opened.  The Circles Card is 6 x 6 inches so  I cut my Tropical Paradise paper at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.   This will provide a 1/8 inch border around the edges.   Sponge the edges of the papers with Peanut Brittle Ink.   The paper was applied to the panels that would be on the right hand side.  The Basic Circle Large Die was secured  in the precut circle with repositional tape.  This process was repeated for each panel on the right with the appropriate nesting die.   The last page was a solid 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch card without a circle.    The right sided panels were applied to the  top of the bookbinding flap of the card base with double sided tape.  The designer paper was then  adhered to the left side of each panel.  Secure the die in the appropriate circle opening and then  sandwich the page with the  die between two  cutting plates.  The rest of the pages will hang off the foot edge of the cutting plate.   Doing it in this order allows the 1/8 inch margin to be consistent for each page.  I did not have any problem running the die through the panels with my Vagabond 2.  The bulk of the panels will not have any pressure because only the panel with the die will be sandwiched by the cutting plates.  The front panel had the eyelet die cut with apricot  cardstock by nesting the eyelet and the next size smaller together.  The eyelet trim was added to the top of the circle.   Stickles were applied to the eyelet embellishment.   I added a decorative paper to the back of my card but that is totally optional.

The flamingos, cockatoo  and various leaves were stamped with black ink.   They were colored with the following Copic color combos (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67).     Each image was cut with the appropriate die.  Additional images were cut 3 times from green cardstock and adhered with dries clear glue for strength.   The images were applied to the card base with double sided mounting tape.

The plumeria were stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.  The flowers were sponged with the Abandoned Coral ink.  The leaves were already colored with Copic markers but the edges were also sponged with Cottage Ivy Ink.   The flowers and leaves were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Clear Crackle was applied to the leaves and petals and sprinkled with frosting power.   The leaves and flowers were heat set. The flowers were applied with a glue gun.

The tunnel card was embellished with rhinestones.

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating plumeria  Here

Thank you for stopping by!    I hope you check out all our design team member's fabulous creations with this new special release!  


  1. Love this card with the cockatoo being the focal point!

  2. Beautiful card Marie, love the wonderful colours and all the fabulous details xx

  3. Fabulous card, Marie. Love all the bling and colors. [Bunny]

  4. Beautiful tropical tunnel card Marie!! Love it!

  5. Beautiful card with total balance in colors and details. Every element add value to the card. Thank you Marie for sharing this.❤️


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