Best Wishes Fuchsia Card

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday here on the blog!
I trust you've been enjoying the newest collection and all of the wonderful creations the design team have been creating for your pleasure & inspiration!

The card I designed this week is an any occasion card!  It could be used as a "Thinking of You", "Just Because" or even a wedding card with that beautiful oval die cut peeking through the floral cluster!

Let's take a peek...


I love the message on this card..."Beauty in the Simple Things"...really that is what life is all about and Heartfelt Creations captures that so perfectly in their papers and flowers!  Far too often we don't take time to enjoy the simpler things because our schedules are so jam packed full of things to do!  We take for granted those moments of peace and quiet, the love of friends and family...all those things that require nothing of us but to be still, listen and enjoy!

Before we take a closer look at the beautiful fuchsia flowers, I wanted to explain to you what I did a little differently this time.  The largest fuchsia bloom has been shaped using every fuchsia die cut in every size in this collection.  I've started with the largest flower to be the base of the bloom and have built the flower in halves.  I've gone down by size in the layering...the second largest shape has filled half of the base flower... the next size down fills the other half.  Then you continue shaping and filling until you have used all of the flower pieces. I've put in a double stamen as well...and it fits perfectly between the two halves of the flower centre so they really are centred!  I recently picked up a beautiful fuchsia hanging basket at the greenhouse and the blossoms were so full I decided to try to replicate them.  I then added the largest top to the flower...and the other two top pieces I've used to shape into a small bud!  Lastly I've added pearls to the top of the flower to give them the appearance of actually hanging from the vine.  

Let's take a look...


The flowers have all been heat embossed with Bridal Embossing powder.  I've then added some Diamond Stickles to the petal edges and some Pink Taffeta Stickles to the other areas of the flowers. 
(You can find full instructions for this creation at the end of this blog post.)

I do hope you've found some inspiration here today!
Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more fabulous designs and ideas!
I promise that the Cascading Fuchsia collection will be one that you will treasure having in your crafting supplies.

Until next time...

Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-254  Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCPC-3673  Heartfelt Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3669  Vining Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3668  Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3545  Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-763  Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD1-762  Decorative Oval Die
HCD1-761  Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-736  Classic Leaf Die
HCD2-751  Cut Mat Create 2A
TSMP707  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP400  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
RETN44  Embossing Powder - Bridal
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Rubber Stamp Pad
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Grey Flannel, Versafine Black ink, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, half pearls, whole pearls, lilac seam binding, ribbon, Stickles - Diamond & Pink Taffeta, Spellbinders Die - Standard Circles (LG),  Spectrum Noir blendable pencils - 032, 036, 041, 048 & 060, Spectrum Noir blending solution, Spectrum Noir blending stump, water, mist bottle, scissors, white card stock,  Zig 2 Way Glue Pen, scor tape, Stampin' Up Circle Punch, 3D pop dots, heat tool,

Begin with a 5"x7" card base.  Choose a soft patterned paper from the collection for your background, cut to fit card and ink all edges using a brown colored ink.   Next choose a patterned paper to go over the the first paper,  covering it fully to both side edges, but allowing a section of the initial paper to show through on the top and bottom. Ink all edges with brown ink. Adhere two pieces together.  Die cut the decorative oval using white card stock.  Adhere to centre of card as shown.  Locate the card panel with the circle image as shown on card.  Die cut using the Spellbinders circle die.  Ink edges with brown ink and adhere to side of card as shown.  Cut out sentiment strip from the paper collection, ink with brown color and adhere to card.  Adhere ribbon to both top of sentiment strip as well as bottom using scor tape.  Stamp sentiment circle using grey ink and die cut.  Using a punch or circle die, create a background piece for the sentiment circle using coordinating paper.  Pleat the seam binding ribbon around the back of the sentiment circle.  Apply to card using 3D pop dots.  Stamp the vining fuchsia image onto white card stock and color using blendable pencils and blending solution.  Fussy cut to use as background for foliage and flowers.  Stamp all three fuchsia sizes onto white card stock and heat emboss.  Apply pink color for top of flowers.  For the largest bloom, layer all of the flowers once shaped into one, working from your largest to your smallest.  (I've used the largest flower as the base and then used the next sizes down to fill it in.  I've actually put one flower on one half of the inside of the large flower and then filled in the other half with another shaped flower so later I will have a centre between them to add the double stamens.  I've continued this until I have used all of the flowers I have stamped and embossed.  I've then used the two larger stamens and adhered them to the centre.) Using the two star shaped portions of the flowers that you have left over, shape them into a ball to form a bud.  Stamp the mid sized fuchsia set and heat emboss.  Add color to the top of the flower, shape and put together.  Repeat with the small sized fuchsia set.  Stamp several of the leaf images using black ink and lightly color using blendable pencils.  Apply several shades of green colored inks to just the edges of the leaves.  Shape and set aside to dry.  Using the swirling leaf die from the Cut Mat Create 2A, die cut one die cut and snip into various pieces to use as fillers.  Arrange leaves, flowers and swirls and once happy with arrangement adhere to card.  Apply half pearls to decorative oval die cut and whole pearls to the tops of each of the flowers and bud.  Create bow and add to card.  Apply stickles to each petal of the flowers.  You now have a beautiful any occasion card ready to send to someone special to let them know you've been thinking of them!  Enjoy!
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