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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call Part 1 ~ A Vellum Garden

Hello Friend,

Today's project is like walking into a one stop flower shop. It displays one of my all time favorite color combinations, purple and green. I also love purple and yellow so decided to mix all three for an extra wow factor.  I absolutely love making vellum flowers and Rajni Chawla's Vellum is by far the best on the market for making these lovelies so lets dive in and look at this Vellum Garden I've created for you today. 

I have combined the Regal Lattice Gateway dies and the Teardrop Lattice Gateway dies to create the perfect place for the Climbing Clematis Flowers to roam...wouldn't you agree?

 Both stamens and prills are used for flower centers here in my design for a lovely contrast. 

Cut card base from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"" and score in half.

From the Floral Butterfly Paper cut a piece of purple patterned paper 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and glue to your card base. Cut a second piece of lighter purple paper from the same paper pack at 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and lightly ink edges using Majestic Violet Archival Ink. Then glue to card base. 
From the Regal Lattice Gateway Die cut the largest die twice. Once from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and Once from Luxe Silver Card Stock and layer as shown, slightly offset. From the Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die cut the center section 3 times from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and once with just the center outline die from Luxe Silver Card Stock and layer as shown with the solid silver card in the background. Glue all layers to the card front. 
For the leaves using the Leafy Accents Cling Stamp set stamp in Leaf Green Archival ink, color in Sea Grass Archival Ink, and ink edges after die cutting with Leaf Green Archival ink. Lastly shape with the 3D shaping mold. Dries clear glue was added along with Art Glitter in clear got extra shine. The Vellum Leaves are stamped with from the Summer Wreath Accents Stamp Set on Rajni Chawla's Vellum in Versa Color White ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then colored on the back with Leaf Green Archival ink before die cutting and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

For the Flowers using the Climbing Clematis cling stamp set stamp on Rajni Chawla's Vellum with Versa Color White ink and heat emboss in white embossing powder. Color on the back using Majestic Violet Archival Ink before die cutting and shaping using the coordinating 3D mold. Using a sponge add dries clear glue to each petal and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter. For the centers simply add some hot glue to the center of the flower and sprinkle with Prills. Shake off excess. Lastly the little yellow flowers are made using the Lush Lilacs Cling Stamps and are stamped in Sunflower Archival ink and colored in Chrome Yellow. The center of each flower is then colored before die cutting with a yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. After die cutting shape with the 3D shaping mold and add a single stamen to each flower. Arrange the flowers and leaves climbing up your gateway as desired.

For the sentiment a stamp was used from the Sweet Lilacs Scroll & Notes Stamp set and die cut out using the Ticket and Tags die set. 


Heartfelt Creations Supply List: 

Clematis Cling Stamp Set 

Clematis Die Set

3D Clematis Shaping Mold 

Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set 

Lush Lilac Die 

3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold 

Sweet Lilac Scroll & Note Cling Stamp Set

Summer Wreath Accents Cling Stamp Set 

Summer Wreath Accents Die

Regal Lattice Gateway Die 

Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die 

Ticket and Tags Die

Floral Butterfly Paper Collection 

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 

Rajni Chawla's Vellum 

Versa Color Pigment White Ink Pad

Opaque White Embossing Powder

Archival Inks in Sea Grass, Leaf Green, Chrome Yellow, Sunflower, and Majestic Violet

I'm A-maized Prills

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter

Dries Clear Glue

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

This is the first of three submission cards for the 2022 Heartfelt Creations Design Team application process. The submission date was February 4th and the semifinalists will be chosen on February16th 2022. This week I will be showcasing all 3 cards that I have submitted to Heartfelt Creations. No matter how far I get in this journey I have had a glorious time designing these pieces to share with all of you and I hope you will follow my journey into the future to see where it takes me. Happy creating my friends! Much love, Melanie


  1. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Melanie! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors. I just want to put that in a frame and hang it up. You go girl!

  3. Unknown is from me Marilyn. From Art from my heart. I just signed up.