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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Heartfelt Creations ~ Lantern Archway

Hi Friends,

I think the more I work with this collection the more I fall in love with it. It mixes so well with all of my other collections. I just love it. Today I am mixing it with a couple of different dies as well as an older poinsettia collection. Everything is mentioned below in my instructions. Now lets take a look.....


Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 10 x 7.5”  and score at 5” to create a side folding card base. Using the largest die from the HCD2-7337 Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die Set to cut through both layers of the card base making sure that the left side of the die hangs over the left side some to preserve some of the fold line. This will form a shaped card base. Now cut a piece of white card stock with the same die and glue straight on top of the card base to give that fold line side a finished look. Using this same die, cut once from Sheet 7B (dark blue) from the HCDP1-2152 Festive Christmas Paper Collection. Next using the largest die with the second largest die cut it 3x, twice from sheet 5B (light blue) and lastly from Luxe Silver Card Stock. (reserve one light blue piece for the inside of the card). Using Night Sky Archival Ink along with the Stack and Store Daubers ink the edges of the Light Blue pieces. Glue the light blue piece on top of the silver one, offsetting it as little so it peeks out from behind the blue for a drop shadow effect. Glue this double layer to the card front. Using the third largest die from the HCD2-7426 Elegant Filigree Frame Die Set cut 2x, once from white card stock and once from Luxe Silver Card Stock. Layer these so that the silver is slightly offset behind the white like in the previous step. Attach this double layer to the card base using foam tape for added dimension. 

Stamp the Lantern image 2x from the HCPC-31026 Christmas Lantern Cling Stamp Set onto Copic X Press It paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Also stamp the Holly Berry Stamp from 2x from the HCPC-31028 Christmas Holly Accents Cling Stamp Set and color all of these images with Copic Markers. (TIP: One lantern image is colored entirely, the other image on the area that gets die cut by the inner lantern die that will layer on top). Stamp one tree branch with birdies in Archival Black onto white card stock from the HCPC-31027 Festive Berry & Birdies Cling Stamp Set. Only color the birds using stack and store daubers along with French Ultramarine and Poppy Archival inks, then use just the bird dies when die cutting. Stamp out the sentiment from the Christmas Lantern Stamp Set using Night Sky ink onto white card stock. Lastly stamp out 6 poinsettias from the HCPC-3881 Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp Set in Vermillion Archival ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color with the same. Now die cut all images using their coordinating dies. For the sentiment die cut an extra die from Luxe Silver Card Stock to add as a drop shadow. 

To complete the flowers shape using the coordinating Flower Shaping Mold and glue multicolor yellow pearls to the centers. Add Nida Tanner’s Magic Glitter Powder for a sparkling finish. 

Arrange the Lantern and flowers on the front of the card in a pleasing way. Attach the second focal lantern to the center of the image using 3D foam dots. Add the birdies with foam dots. Glue down the leaves and berry branches and lastly hot glue the poinsettias into place. Off set the sentiment for a finishing touch. For the inside simply trim down the light blue layer set aside earlier, and cut a white layer from a smaller die from the same Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die Set for a place to leave a personal message.

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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