Friendship Blooms

Welcome back to another Wednesday Heartfelt Creations post!
The sneak peeks will have given you a glimpse into the beautiful new collection released today!
I have to say that the fuschia is one of my favorite flowers to plant in patio pots for on my decks....then I get to see my hummingbirds close up as they love these delicate flowers!

Here's a little about the collection...

Heartfelt Creations invites you to join us for a stroll through a quaint cottage garden where your cares will melt away and your creative energy will be refreshed and renewed.  The Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps, dies and papers is bursting with lush greenery and exquisite beauty.  Here, you'll find pendant shaped clusters of show-stopping pink, purple and magenta blossoms that are also called "Angel's Earrings."  Graceful vines, lacy patterns, flitting butterflies, shady bowers and delicate latticework come together and form this restful haven.  It's a celebration of the simple things that fill this moment in time with wonder and spontaneous joy.  Cascading Fuchsia: It's a flawless garden of peerless delight and a creative sanctuary for the artist in you

I was in the mood to sit and watercolor and when I saw the beautiful image in the Fucshia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, I knew I wanted to make it the main focal point of the card.  So, I stamped the image and hauled out the distress markers and some paint brushes and set to work.  Once the image was done, I decided to watercolor the background in a vintage cream color as well to give it an aged look.  To add to the aged look of the creation, I also gave it a few drips from one of my vintage colored mists/sprays. 

Here is how it turned out...


I then set about to stamping and water coloring the flowers and leaves and proceeded to shape them.  
Such intricate beautiful 3D blooms the talented artistic designers have created for this collection.  Their creativity and artwork never cease to amaze me!

Here's a close up of the flowers and leaves...


Before I go, let me encourage you to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the jaw dropping creations that the rest of the design team have created!  You won't be disappointed...and maybe while you're there take a cruise through the online store for this collection...I have a sneaking suspicion that this one will sell out early!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-254 Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCD1-763 Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCPC-3545  Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736  Classic Leaf Die
HCPC-3672  Fuchsia Bouquet
TSMP706  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Pistachio
TSMP704  Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP701  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SMP001  Rubber Stamp Mat Pad


Other Products Used:  cream card stock, white card stock, watercolor paper,  BigShot die cutting machine, Ranger distress ink tool, Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy Card Creator Die,  VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink,  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Vintage Photo, hair pin embellishment, Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss,& Black Soot, Mr. Huey's Stpray - Manila, Tim Holtz Watercolor Brush, 3D pop dots, scissors


Create a top fold card using cream colored card stock by cutting two pieces measuring 5"x7" and then making a fold at the top of one of them.  Adhere the fold to the top of the other piece of cardstock to form your card base.  Stamp image onto water color paper and color using watercolor brush and  distress markers.  (I prefer to scribble color onto my work mat and lift off of there with the brush). Once completely dry, using sponge distress ink tool,  add some Antique Linen ink to various areas around the image.  Then using the same technique apply Vintage Photo ink to various areas around the image.  Remove lid from Mr. Huey's spray and allow small drops of color to drop onto image.  Set aside.  Using a manual die cutting machine, cut the Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy piece from a fuschia colored patterned paper from the paper collection.  Using the same paper, cut a background for behind the image just slightly larger than the die cut.  Locate a purple pattened paper from the paper collection and cut it to just slightly larger than that of the piece you've just cut from the fushia paper.  Now trim your image so it can be sandwiched between the die cut and the background paper.  Adhere the fuschia colored background paper to the purple background paper, and then the watercolored image to the fuschia paper.  Apply 3D pop dots to the die cut to form a window for the image.  Stamp the large and mid sized flower images onto white card stock to create your shaped flowers.  Color using same technique as the main image.  Using coordinating die and manual die cutting machine, cut out flower pieces.  Using mists of water and flower shaping tools, shape and assemble with liquid adhesive.  Using the Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set and black ink, stamp three bunches of leaves.  Color and then shape.  Assemble leaf and flower cluster in top corner, and once happy with design adhere using liquid adhesive. Place decorative hairpin in among leaves and blooms. Lastly, locate the sentiment you wish to use on the bottom of the card from the paper pack and cut to size.  Adhere using 3D pop dots.  You now have an "any occasion" card ready to bless someone with the next time you need one!

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafting from the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Designs..."The Great Outdoors"
Stamp and Create..."May Flowers"
Deep Ocean Challenges..."Flowers"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Add Some Flowers"


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