The Sweet Moment of the Season

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It's Wednesday, which means it's a Heartfelt Creations inspiration day!
This week, the team was able to create with any Heartfelt Creations product line they desired!

I've had the Festive Christmas Collection sitting in my craft room for a bit now, and was excited to finally be able to dig into it!  This collection boasts beautiful shades of traditional Christmas colors with deep reds and gorgeous greens! 

And, not to mention the most traditional Christmas flower...the Poinsettia...I just could hardly wait to get creating those gorgeous holiday florals!
Were you aware that the shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ, and the white leaves represent His purity!  There's also a fascinating Mexican legend behind this pretty Christmas flower...you can read up more on it here!  

Now, back to the business at hand!
Here's a look at what I was inspired to create this week...


...and a closer peek at the flowers...


I enjoyed myself so much creating this card!  Coloring, fussy cutting and creating beautiful flowers...it was just so much fun!
I hope I've been able to inspire you today!
There's still time to create some gorgeous Christmas cards...and this stunning product and paper line is sure to help you do that!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I do hope you'll take time to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the fantastic inspiration projects the other talented design team members have created!
Settle in with a warm beverage, browse and become inspired!

Until next time...

  Products Used
 HCDP1 246 Festive Christmas Paper Collection
HCPC 3621 Dove of Peace PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
273900 Zip Dry Paper Glue
048749 McGill Paper Shaping Tools and Piercing Mat
159223 McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Spectrum Noir colored pencils 119, 117, 112, 058, 056, 047, 095, blending solution, Stampin Up Close to Cocoa Ink, Stampin Up Garden Green Ink, Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler Ink, Stampin Up More Mustard Ink,  Stampin Up Basic Black ink, Spellbinders Tapestry die, Ranger Stickles Champagne, paper doily, clear embossing powder, 3D pop dots, BigShot die cutting machine, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Bucket O Blood Red shimmer spray, heat tool, sponge daubers, premade 5”x7” card base

Instructions
Begin with a 5”x7” card base or create your own.  Select two coordinating background papers of your choice from the Festive Christmas Paper Pack Collection.  Cut both pieces to cover the card front.  The paper that you have chosen for the full background will remain in the 5x7 sizing.  The complimentary paper is to be die cut with the Spellbinders Tapestry die.  Once you have die cut the paper, cut down to the edges of the die cut portion making it a perfect size to mat against the background, ink both pieces of paper with brown ink, and adhere to the card.  Next adhere the doily to the center of the project. Choose a sentiment panel from the paper pack that you would like to use on the lower corner. Ink all edges of the piece with brown ink to give it an aged effect. Next, locate the premade scrapbook pages in the Festive Christmas Paper Collection and fussy cut the corner image with the poinsettias and baubles.  Also fussy cut the green round and red pointed dangling baubles from a second scrapbook page.  Ink all edges of the fussy cut items with brown ink.  Apply 3D pop dots to the corner die cut portion and position on card before adhering.  Position your sentiment panel as well before adhering.  Once happy with the placement of each of the pieces, secure onto the card. Proceed to adhere next fussy cut image with the round bauble covering the Merry Christmas sentiment bauble making sure to apply 3D pop dots to the pointed ornament so it flows with the rest of the dimensional images.   Begin with stamping the images you will need one dove image stamped on white card stock and as many flower images as you wish to create stamped on the light cream patterned paper from the Christmas collection.  On this creation I have used two stamp and cuts of the Poinsettia PreCut Set.  For the flowers, emboss with clear embossing powder while ink is still wet and set with heat tool.  Using the finger sponge daubers, apply the red ink and then a light coat of brown ink over it giving the flower a nice burgundy color. After inking, while ink is still wet, quickly remove a small amount between coats allowing a tiny bit of the cream colored paper to shine through. Use the yellow ink to give coloring to the center of the poinsettia.  Shape your flowers and layer as desired.  This creation has 3 various sized poinsettias that have two layers, and 2 poinsettias that have been layered three times.  Once flowers have been created, spray with shimmer spray and glitter centers.  Ink the die cut leaves with green ink and snip apart creating single leaves.  Set aside flowers and leaves and begin with coloring the dove image.  Once colored, apply dove image with 3D pop dots.  Then begin with flower arranging.  Once happy with your arrangement adhere to card.  Apply leaves among flower spray as desired.  Lastly, apply a few smaller flat poinsettia die cuts randomly around the sentiment portion of the card and glitter centers once adhered.  Send your card to a special friend or loved one for them to enjoy!

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