A Heartfelt Creations Surprise...

Did you see the little write up that Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations left on the HC blog last week about having a little secret surprise for today's post?
If you read it, did you catch the hint and come up with any idea of what it might be?

Here's a quick hint...it's something that the Heartfelt Creations customers were asking for and ties in with the Peacock Paisley Collection.  
That's right, there have been three new dies added to the collection that have been released today!
There are two dies that coordinate with the peacock images in the collection, and a coordinating die for the peacock feather as well!
Woo Hoo...now didn't Heartfelt Creations come through!

So, to celebrate the new release, I've created a card using one of the new dies!

Here's a peek...


I've created my own background paper using just white card stock, the Peacock Paisley stamp, my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils and some blending solution.  A designer paper strip from the paper collection along with a sentiment strip make quick additional interest elements to the card.  I've used a dark blue ink to stamp the image on the centre of the pre made card panel.  I've stamped the peacock image in black ink and colored with my blendable pencils as well.  I decided to make this peacock extra regal by actually using the flowers on his tail, with the largest bloom acting as plume feathers along with the shaped leaves in the background.  The colors of the flowers on this card had me working wwwaaayyy out of my comfort zone.  I am one of those people that likes my flowers to look like those in nature...daisies are white, yellow, mauve, etc.  It used to drive me crazy when I worked at the florist shop when we would spray paint real flowers all sorts of odd, out of the ordinary colors.  I think in the case of this card, the odd and out of the ordinary flowers seem to work and I'm ok with how they came out!  LOL  

Here's a closer look...


Of course such a regal bird deserves some shimmer and sparkle.  I've used several different colors of Stickles on the flowers and added some sequins around the bird image itself.  The centres of the flowers are simply gold colored seed beads purchased at the local Dollar Tree. 
(For full detailed instructions, please see end of blog post)

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the surprise that we at Heartfelt Creations have had for you today!
These new dies were highly requested ideas from HC customers, and I have no doubt that they will be well received...so don't wait too long before you snatch yours up! 
The Heartfelt Creations blog is chalked full of fantastic creations again this week, so be sure to stop by there on your way to the online store!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 HCDP1-252  Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
HCPC-3660  Peacock Swirls Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3658  Daisy Flourish Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3656  Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3659  Peacock Paisley Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-760  Delightful Daisy Die
HCD1-771 Peacock Paisley Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP607  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue
TSMP602  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
TSMP701  Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy
SMP001  Stamp Mat Pad
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  5" x 7" premade card base, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Dandelion, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 011, 046, 053, 059, 062 & 072, Spectrum Noir Blending Stumps & Blending Solution, Stickles - Ice Blue & Diamond, gold seed beads, Big Shot manual die cutting machine, sequins, acrylic stamp block, washi tape for masking, 3D pop dots, sponge daubers, water, mist water bottle, scor tape

Cut a 5" x 7" piece of white card stock.  Create your own background paper on the white card stock using black ink and the Peacock Paisley stamp.  Color using blendable pencils and blending solution.  Locate the small pre made card panel in the paper collection as shown, as well as the small blue floral piece of designer paper. Using a dark blue ink, stamp the floral image in the white  centre area of the pre made card panel after masking off the areas that you do not wish to have the image overlap.  Mat the card panel using the blue floral paper as the background.  Now, locate the decorative strip as shown on the side of the card along with the sentiment strip.  Trim each to fit card as shown.  Adhere decorative strip to side of the card, following with the matted premade card panel.  Next adhere the sentiment strip as shown.  Using black ink and white card stock, stamp one peacock image.  Color and blend using pencils and blending solution.  Cut using a manual die cutting machine and the coordinating peacock die.  Adhere to card front as shown using 3D pop dots.  Using dark blue ink and white card stock stamp one inking of the Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set.  Using finger sponge daubers, first apply yellow ink to the centres, teal to the mid section of each bloom and then a dark green to the edges of each flower gently blending the colors as you go.  Cut using the coordinating die and manual die cutting machine.  Shape using a mist of water and the deluxe flower shaping kit.  Build each double bloom and adhere to peacock image as shown. Apply gold seed beads to the centres of each flower.  Using a piece of bluish green patterned paper from the paper collection, stamp two images of the small leaf in the Delightful Daisies set using a dark blue ink.  Shape using a mist of water and the deluxe flower shaping tool kit.  Adhere both leaves behind the large flower on the peacock image.  Add sequins around the peacock as desired.  Using your fingertip, apply Ice Blue Stickles to the centres of each of the petals on all of the flowers.  After the initial stickles have dried, apply Diamond Stickles to each of the tips of the flower petals using the tip of the bottle.  Also apply some Diamond Stickles to the body of the peacock as well. Lastly adhere your card front to a 5" x 7" white card base. You now have an any occasion card ready to bless someone special.

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafting from the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Designs..."Things With Wings"
Love to Scrap..."Anything Goes"
Whoopsi Daisy..."Bling it On"
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