The New "Botanic Orchid Collection"...

It's another exciting Wednesday with us over at Heartfelt Creations!
The new "Botanic Orchid" collection releases today...and it's so beautiful!
The hummingbird is one of my favorite birds, so this was a huge hit with me to have so many hummers to choose from in all different sizes.

Here's a little more about the collection...

Showy, elegant and graceful, the divine orchid flower is one that is most certainly recognizable for its unique shape and known for taking center stage all on its own!  Heartfelt Creations presents to you their newest collection…The Botanic Orchid.  Overflowing with stunning floral images enveloped in soothing moss like greens, soft sky blues, creamy whites and flowery pinks, alongside rich burgundies and vibrant teals this collection is sure to appeal to any flower enthusiast.  Intricate illustrations and die cuts of orchid blossoms and bouquets, accompanied by delightful hummingbirds and scripted sentiments will have you creating your very own botanical experience with hand shaped orchid flowers bringing a realistic touch to all of your paper creations!  Preprinted sentiments along with those in the stamp collection are ideal for covering a wide range of occasions including weddings, friendship, sickness, encouragement and sympathies.  As one of the oldest flower species in the world, this unusual blossom native to rainforests and jungles has also taken on beautiful meanings relating to each specific orchid color including innocence, grace, joy, respect, admiration, health, happiness and passion, making this the perfect flower to convey a silent but special message for friends and loved ones on any paper creation!  

It just so happened that a friend of ours had his mother pass away during the time I was just starting to play with this new collection.  I thought an orchid and hummingbird sympathy card would be so elegant...so I set to work.  I decided to use the perched hummingbird for the focal point on this card.  I actually created two similar cards...one in color, and one more white on white with silver embossing and just a touch of color.  

Here's the sympathy card that we gifted to our friend...


...and here's the second version I decided to create in a similar design...


I decided to leave the orchids white with just some silver embossing and a touch of yellow ink.  
I've popped up the mat on the card base as well as each layer after that to give this card quite a bit of dimension.  

Here's a closer peek at some of the details...


I added just a hint of microbeads to the centers of the flowers for some shine and interest.  
Of course the hummingbird and the branch he's sitting on have been shaped as well.
I've snipped apart the buds from one of the other images in the collection to add in some dainty fillers around the flowers and behind the hummingbird.  

Be sure to take a look over on the Heartfelt Creations blog!
The other designers have worked really hard to bring you amazingly inspirational cards, layouts and altered art pieces. 

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions
HCPC-3741 Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3742 Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3743 Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3312 Uplifting Scriptures Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die
HCD1-7101 Botanic Orchid Die
HCD1-7102 Regal Hummingbird Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP708 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
TSMP103 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe
TSMP604 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Summer Sky
TSMP506 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used: smooth white card stock, textured white card stock, pop dots, BigShot die cutting machine, Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy Die, Ranger Extra Fine Silver Embossing Powder, heat tool, Versafine Smokey Grey, silver microbeads, sponge daubers, paper trimmer, scissors

Watch this video for shaping tips and techniques on the botanic orchid flowers.

Begin with a 5"x7" smooth white card base.  Cut a mat from white textured card stock just slightly smaller than your base.  Once again using textured card stock, die cut one cut of the Heirloom Legacy die as well as the Botanic Window die. Adhere Legacy die cut to card mat using pop dots, and window die on top of Legacy die cut with pop dots as well.  Stamp sentiment onto smooth white cardstock using grey ink and trim to fit card.  Adhere using pop dots.  Stamp one inking of the hummingbird image, each size of orchid flowers, as well as two of the budding orchid spray, sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat emboss using heat tool.  Color images lightly using ink and sponge daubers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers, orchid sprays and hummingbird image. Trim buds from orchid spray to use as greenery fillers where needed. Adhere all to card as shown.  Adhere die cut pieces to  background mat using pop dots. Adhere card front to card base using pop dots. Apply a few microbeads to centers of flowers.    
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