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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Dragonfly Plaid

 Hi Friends,

Happy Inspiration Wednesday to all of you today. I have a fun filled floral card for al of you today featuring on of my favorite Heartfelt Creations Flowers. The Climbing Clematis. Is this a flower you have in your stash??? Lets take a look....



Take a piece of 10 x 7” white cardstock and score in half along the 10” side creating a 5 x 7” card base. Using the largest die from the HCD2-7399 Flourish Companion Frame Die set, cut through both layers of the card base making sure to slide the die just over the edge of the score line to preserve the fold of the card. Using the same die also cut 1x with white cardstock and 1x from sheet 11B (Plaid Pastel) from the HCDP1-2127 Floral Butterfly Paper Collection. Attach it to the white layer and then glue both layers to the card base. From sheet 8B (Dark Purple) from the Floral Butterfly Collection die cut the 4 rectangle dies from the Flourish Companion Frame set carefully taped to the paper so they remain centered and secured. These will die cut the two purple frames shown in the photo. Ink the edges of both frames with Majestic Violet Ink. Next take the second and fourth largest die and cut a piece of HCGP1-493 Luxe Silver Cardstock with each of them. Also cut white card stock from each of them. Glue the silver on top of the white to give the silver a little extra dimension. Using the 3rd largest die, cut a piece of light green patterned paper from sheet 7B. Stamp this piece with a sentiment from the HCPC-3843 Special Birthday Sentiment Cling Stamp Set in Majestic Violet ink. Now to assemble the card, use Dries Clear glue and attach the large purple frame to the card base followed by the larger silver die which will fit nestled into the purple frame just glued. The same steps will be done for the smaller frame gluing the purple frame and silver decorative piece onto the light green piece. Lastly Attach the green to the center of the card base using 3d foam tape.

Stamp the following items onto HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper unless otherwise noted. Stamp the large Clematis 2X and the medium Clematis 3X in Ranger Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet Ink using HCPC-3954 Clematis Cling Stamp Set. Heat emboss in clear embossing powder. Stamp the small Clematis 2X in Archival Leaf Green. Stamp all foliage in Archival Olive Green from HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set 3X, HCPC-3931 Large Floral Urn Cling Stamp Set 4X, and HCPC-3933 Floral Shoppe Fillers Cling Stamp Set 3X. Lastly stamp the dragonfly from the HCPC-3983 Decorative Dragonfly Cling Stamp Set onto watercolor paper with Versacolor White Opaque Ink and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. Once everything is stamped, die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

To complete the Clematis flowers, color the purple flowers with the HCPP1-475 Stack and Store Daubers starting in the centers with Leaf Green and then Majestic Violet ink for the remainder of the flower. Color the Leaf Green stamped Clematis with Leaf Green Ink. Run all the Clematis flowers through the HCFB1-5006 3D Clematis Shaping Mold . For the purple flowers use the fluffy white HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens and color the stamens with Archival Vivid Chartreuse Ink before adding them to the centers of the flowers. Add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear Glue with a Hydra Sponge to finish off the focal flowers. To finish the filler flowers simply add Ribbit Prills to the centers using a glue gun. Now for the foliage, Color the Leafy accents very lightly with Leaf Green just to add a touch of color making sure to keep them light. Run the Leafy Accents leaves through the HCFB1-467 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold. For the darker leaves from the Large Floral Urn set color them using Leaf Green in the centers and ink around the edges in Olive. Shape using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit stylus from the back to give some dimension then using the small Grooved Golf Tool add a sharp crease from the back side and pinch the end to give the leaf a nice sharp point. Color the Floral Shoppe Fillers using the Yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker then dab on small dots of Dries Clear Glue and sprinkle with Clementine Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Shape a little from the back side to give extra dimension. Lastly color the dragonfly using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Pale Green and Light Violet. 

Now simply begin arranging the flowers on the card first by gluing the Leafy Accents to the left hand corner as shown with a glue gun. Then begin layering the Yellow Sprigs followed by the focal flowers. Add in the darker leaves, and lastly the filler flowers to finish the look. Add the dragonfly to the top right corner of the card. Completely the inside as desired.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.

Love, Melanie


  1. Hi Melanie, absolutley stunning and I love HC dies and stamps. Thanks also for sharing in my facebook group and joining up....♥

  2. I just love this card Melanie! The co,rs are gorgeous and your flowers are so beautiful!