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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Heartfelt Creations ~ Soft Hues

Hi Friends,

Today I have a soft pastel card for all of you and this time the card actually measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (A2). This was a super fun shaker card to create using the Decorative Dragonfly Paper pad for my color inspiration and using the Floral Sentiment Cling Stamps and Coordinating dies to create the shaker with. Lets take a more in depth look.....


Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 11” x 4 1/4” and score at 5 1/2 to create a top folding card base. From sheet 1B cut a piece that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” from the HCDP1-2138 Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection. Glue this piece onto the card base. Now cut a piece from sheet 3A and a piece from sheet 11B both to measure 3 3/4 x 5”.  Set aside.

Using HCPC-31024 Friend Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp Set Stamp out the large stamp onto Copic X Press It paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color in with Copic markers then die cut using both the outer and inner coordinating dies. Once die cut, place the frame on top of the previously cut piece of sheet 3A (green) paper and line up the center die and tape in place. Run this through a die cut machine to form a window. Take a piece of acetate and glue to the back of this opening. Add foam tape all around the opening and the back of this piece. Now using Deep Purple Archival Ink stamp the large sentiment again onto the piece of 11B that was previously cut. This piece will be glued down to the card front and sequins  are to be sat on top of the sentiment. Lightly dust the inside of the back side of the window before removing the backing of all the foam tape to prevent static. Then place down on top of the sequins to trap them inside the shaker window. 

Next Glue the Copic colored frame to the front of the window making sure to line up all the edges. Stamp out the larger stamp from the HCPC-31017 Feathery Florals Cling Stamp Set in Library Green Archival Ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color the green leaves using Stack and Store Daubers along with Viridian and Library Green inks. Shape a little from the back using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Cut off all the foliage from this floral spray to be used under our flowers on this card.

Stamp the Roses 3x in Deep Purple Archival Ink from HCPC-3906 Small Wild Rose Cling Stamp Set. 3 medium and 4 small flowers will be needed to complete the card. With a makeup sponge applicator brush, ink the centers lightly with Tea Rose Archival Ink and then cut with coordinating dies. Using the Stack and Store Daubers ink the edges of each petal with Blue Violet Archival ink and run through the coordinating 3D Mold. Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit use a circular motion with the stylus tool and press down into the center of each petal center. Lastly poke a hole in the center of each flower using the Grooved Golf Tools. For the Large Flower alternate 3 petals and use the Medium Pastel Stamen in the center. Using hot glue, glue in place. For the smaller flowers alternate 2 petals and use the Small Pastel Stamens and also secure in place with hot glue.

Now simply arrange the florals and foliage at opposite corners to finish up the card. Finish off the inside with a beautiful piece of paper from the Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection for a gorgeous coordinating look.

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


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