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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Heartfelt Creations ~ Garden Lily Gate

 Oh Friends!!!!!

I am so excited to come to you today. I have not been this excited in quite some time but when I began playing with this months release I just fell completely IN LOVE with these new lily flowers. Take a look at the Brand New Garden Lily Collection by Heartfelt Creations. These flowers are quite easy to make as I will show you and are breathtaking to design with. Now lets have some fun making some together. Make sure to check back next week for a second design as well which you will also fall in love with. Now lets take a look at my first card...


Cut a piece of white cardstock to 10 1/4” x 7 1/4” and score in half to create a 5 1/8 x 7 1/4 left folded card base. Using the largest die from the HCD2-7338 Lattice Flourish Gateway Die set cut this folded piece with the die hanging slightly over the fold of the card so that the fold is not preserved. This will create the shaped card base. Using this same die cut 1x from white card stock and 1x from sheet 11B, from the HCDP1-2147 Garden Lily Paper Collection. Glue the white cardstock onto the front of the card the attach the green one on top of that. Utilizing all of the other Gateway dies in this set cut one each in Luxe Silver Cardstock and white cardstock and layer the silver underneath slightly offset, as shown in the photos. Top Tip: Make sure to use the inside cutting piece so that the inside of the arch does cut away leaving room for the sentiment to be attached. When assembling use Dries Clear Adhesive for everything except for the fence portion. For that use Adhesive Foam Strips to give extra dimension to the card front.

Using the  HCPC-31011 Garden Lily Cling Stamp Set stamp the small lily 2x and the medium/large lily 2x onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using New Sprout Memento ink.  Next stamp the medium/large lily stamp 2x in Sunflower Archival Ink. Stamp the Leaf Stamp 4x in Olive Archival Ink. Using HCDA1-449 Stack & Store Daubers color the centers of all the flowers with New Sprout ink. Cut out using the coordinating dies. Using the triangle tip of the dauber color the detail line on the yellow flowers as shown pulling the color towards the tip. Lightly edge the yellow flower petal edges. Do not ink the other petals at all, leave them with just the pale green in the centers. Color the leaves with Leaf Green and Olive Archival Inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Now shape all the flowers and leaves with the coordinating 3D Flower Mold. Then using both the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Set and Golf Tools spritz your flowers from the back with water and finish hand shaping. Poke a hole with a golf tool and add in 4-5, HCS1-499 Petite Pollen Stamens - Medium making sure to secure the with hot glue. Lastly add Dries clear glue to the petals and generously add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter.

Using both of the HCPC-31012 Garden Lily Spray & Fillers Cling Stamp Set and the 
HCPC-31013 Garden Lily Bouquet & Buds Cling Stamp Set stamp numerous foliage pieces in Leaf Green Archival Ink and color using a mixture of Sunflower, Vivid Chartreuse, and Leaf Green. Using a Hydra Sponge Coat with a layer of Dries Clear Glue and cover with Crystal Clear Glitter and allow to dry. 

To assemble, layer the glittered Garden Lily Sprays and Fillers down first followed by the shaped leaves leaving a couple out to add in after the flowers are glued down. Arrange the flowers and glue down using a glue gun with hot glue. Add in extra leaves or foliage as desired until the final desired look is achieved. Complete 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 comment:

  1. Melanie this is stunning your flowers are absolutely beautiful and very inspiring. The garden lily is always so pretty and even more so on your card xx