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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Heartfelt Creations ~ Flowers For Ma Ma

Hi Friends,

Today I have a special bouquet of flowers I created with my mom in mind. She loved my cards and would of loved to have seen me making flowers with Heartfelt Creations. So I made these in memory of her. I have mixed beautiful Asters with Clematis and added them to a bed of foilage created by the new Feathery Floral Collection. The silver embossed feathers in the background are also from the collection. They were such fun to create on vellum for a different kind of look. 


Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 1/2” x 11” and score in half at 5 1/2”.  Cut a piece from sheet 8B of the HCDP1-2149 Feathery Florals Paper Collection measuring 5 1/2” x 7 1/2” and adhere to the card front. Cut a piece of Luxe Silver Card Stock to 5 1/8” x 7 1/8” and a piece from sheet 6B measuring 5” x 7” and glue these two layers onto the card front. From sheet 4A cut a floral strip that measures 5” x 2”. Then with HCD2-7425 Filigree Border & Accents Die Set use the thin straight scalloped border and cut four pieces, 2x from white card stock and 2x from Luxe Silver Card Stock. Layer these together as shown and then trim them to match the 5” length of the floral strip cut in the previous step. Glue these at the top and the bottom and adhere to the card base approx. 7/8” from the bottom of the card.

Stamp the large vase from the HCPC-3982 Classic Floral Vase Cling Stamp Set with Majestic Violet Archival ink onto Sheet 12B from the Feathery Floral Paper Collection. Die cut with the coordinating die. Using HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers ink the edges with Wilted Violet Ranger Oxide Ink. Now using the decorative die from the same set, cut one from white card stock and one from Luxe Silver Card Stock and layer these together slightly off set so that the silver peeks out from behind the white. Glue these to the front of the vase using Dries Clear Adhesive with the Metal Tip Applicator. Then attach the vase to the card with some 3D glue dots.

Stamp the large flower 3x and the medium flower 1x from the HCPC-3954 Clematis Cling Stamp Set onto HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Majestic Violet Ink. Color images lightly with Majestic Violet, then after die cutting with the coordinating die, ink the edges with Wilted Violet Oxide Ink. Shape flowers using the Grooved Golf Tools. To finish flowers,  add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter to the petals using a Hydra Sponge with Dries Clear Adhesive. Then add Heart of Gold Prills to the center of each flower. Next stamp the larger flower 3x and the smaller flower stamp 3x from the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set using Periwinkle Archival ink. Color images lightly with Periwinkle ink then after die cut with the coordinating die, darken flower tips with Periwinkle Ink. Finish the flowers as above by adding glitter then add both Lemon Chiffon and Ribbit Prills to the center of each flower.

Stamp the large floral 1x from the HCPC-31017 Feathery Florals Cling Stamp Set onto Deluxe Flower shaping paper with Olive Archival Ink and color just the leafy areas with Leaf Green and Olive inks. (Just the swirls will be added to the card) Stamp the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set 1x using the same green stamp combination as above. Die cut with coordinating dies. Ink the edges of the Leafy Accents leaf with Olive using the Stack and Store Daubers before shaping them in the coordinating 3D Shaping Mold. Now stamp the HCPC-31019 Floral Feathers Cling Stamp Set with Versamark ink onto Vellum paper making sure to treat the paper first with an anti static tool before stamping. Heat emboss using silver embossing powder. Die cut with the coordinating die. Lastly, stamp the small butterfly from the HCPC-31018 Petite Feathery Florals Cling Stamp Set onto vellum same as above only using white embossing powder, then cut out using the coordinating dies.

For the sentiment simply cut a sentiment strip from the paper pad and cut a piece of Luxe Silver Card Stock to nicely border it. Add the white butterfly to the front of the sentiment. Attach the completed sentiment to the vase with 3D foam dots. Now simply arrange the feathers, and leaves first to create a nice base for the flowers. Then glue your flowers with a glue gun for a secure hold. TOP TIP: Take a photo with a phone when arranging the flowers to help decide on the placement. It helps to look at the photo when deciding how to balance a large arrangement like this. Finish the inside of the card 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. Wow factor Melanie, your colours are sensational.. beautiful cards x


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