New Heartfelt Creations Post

Good Morning Everyone!
Have you checked out the new blog post over at Heartfelt Creations yet?
There is tons of new inspiration being showcased by all of the new design team members!
There are several different collections that have been used, so you will get a great sampling of ideas!

Here's the card I've created that's being showcased today...


I absolutely love this Sunflower Collection!
I had so much fun hand coloring the shaped sunflowers and then die cutting them.
The paper in this collection just makes it so easy to put together a card!

Here's all the info on how this project was put together...

Butterfly Dreams Any Occasion Card

Products Used:

Project Instructions:

Other Products: tan colored cardstock, deep yellow colored cardstock, white cardstock, Ranger distress markers (mustard seed, wild honey, vintage photo, tea dye, rusty hinge, fired brick, dried marigold and spiced marmalade), brown ink, black ink, embossing powder, heat gun, Tombow glue, double sided tape, 5x7 pre folded card base, 3D foam dots, raffia ribbon, clear acrylic stamp block, BigShot die cutting machine, thin gold cording, scissors

Instructions:
Begin with a pre folded 5”x7” card base.  Select a large 5”x7” blank decorator panel from the Sunflower Paper Collection pack.  Select a smaller sunflower and butterfly image panel as well as a piece of designer paper to use as matting behind the sunflower image panel.  Lastly, choose a tag image that you wish to incorporate into the design as well as a sunflower strip and several leaves from a panel that you will fussy cut to use along the bottom of the creation and a sentiment.  Proceed with inking all of the edges of these pieces with a brown ink.  Put pieces aside and move on to stamping the large Classic Sunflower PreCut background.  Cover it with embossing powder, remove excess and then heat with heat gun.  Use distress markers to color flowers.  You will need one midsized double layer flower, two midsized single flowers and 2 small single sunflowers.   Shape flowers.  For an excellent instructional video on how to shape the flowers in this collection, please go here.  Set them aside and allow them to dry.  Shape the leaves you have fussy cut at this time as well.  Take two of the small ladybug images that have been die cut when you die cut the flowers from the background stamp, color them red and set them aside.  Stamp butterfly image twice and set aside to dry. 

Going back to the base card panels, take the sunflower image you have fussy cut and adhere to the bottom of the card background panel as pictured.  Then adhere the background to the 5”x7” card base. Taking the image panel and the matting designer paper which is just slightly larger than the image panel, proceed to adhere them together.  Measure out some thin gold cording by looping it around the image panel you have just matted approximately 4 times.  Tie tag on with cording.  Position the sentiment you have chosen above the sunflower image and adhere to panel.  Adhere the decorator panel to the card front with 3D pop up dots. 

Arrange shaped and dried flowers loosely on the card until you are happy with the arrangement, adding in several leaves you have fussy cut and shaped as well.  Adhere them to the card.  Adhere the two ladybug die cuts tucked in among the flowers and leaves.

Returning to the two stamped butterfly images, color them exactly the same with distress markers.  Attach one on top of the other by gluing only the body of the butterfly, allowing wings to bend up so the butterfly becomes 3D and resembles the insect in flight.  Place in the top corner of the card above the tag with 3D pop up dots as pictured. 

Send to a friend or loved one to enjoy!

Be sure to check out the other stunning DT projects on the blog!
You won't be disappointed! 

Until next time...


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