Burst of Spring Sympathy Card...

Have you seen the new Burst of Spring Collection from Heartfelt Creations?
Come on in to my craft room, and let's have a look at this newest collection which
has stolen my heart!

For as long as I have been with Heartfelt Creations, I have secretly been hoping they would come out with a pansy collection...and now they have...and believe me, it does not disappoint!

This collection is absolutely perfect for every occasion, and I was super excited to use it for a Facebook LIVE.
I opted to design a Sympathy Card because so often people tell me that they have such trouble creating a sympathy card....but this design could easily be switched out for any occasion just by changing the sentiment!

So, the whole project started with this gorgeous piece of paper from the Burst of Spring Paper Collection!

 Burst of Spring Paper Collection

I cut it down to size to fit a 5" x 7" card base making sure I could use the top corner image for the card base. I then trimmed out that pretty strip with the decorative florals around it because I thought it was perfect for displaying the sentiment.

...here's a peek at how this Facebook LIVE project turned out...

If you're interested in a full video walk through...you can watch the LIVE replay here.

The pretty lace like die cuts that I've used as layering pieces come from one of the pocket accents die, and are so gorgeous when used as die cut elements...using them this way allows you more versatility for all of your decorative dies...they are perfect as pockets, as well as embellishment pieces. 

A little mistake or "boo boo" along the way gave me the idea to add a third petal piece to the large pansy in the top floral cluster, as well as the mid sized pansy in the bottom floral cluster. They turn out looking like the larger pansies that you sometimes see in the garden.

Those gorgeous pansy sprays provide the perfect layering piece for your shaped pansies and foliage. The pansy shaping mold makes creating those beauties so quick and easy!

...and here's a close up of those gorgeous pansies...

A sprinkling of glitter and the card was completed!
Fast and easy...but with beautiful results...at least I hope you think so!

...as you can see by the photo below, I've really been enjoying playing around with the Burst of Spring Collection...

Over the next few weeks, I'll add each card separately in a blog post with full instructions with more photos for you!

Thanks so much for joining me during the LIVE, watching the replay, or just stumbling across this blog post and taking the time to check out this gorgeous collection! 

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions

Other Products: paper trimmer, BigShot die cutting machine, scissors, dimensional foam tape, yellow prills

Create a 5" x 7" card base from white card stock. Locate designer paper sheet from Burst of Spring Paper Collection shown at beginning of blog post. Trim down decorative paper making sure to include top corner image to fit card base. Trim sentiment panel from bottom of page measuring to make sure it fits across card base as shown. Ink all edges of card base mat using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple and Stack and Store Dauber. Adhere mat to card base.

Using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, stamp sentiment onto sentiment panel. 

Die cut two of the decorative pocket die cuts shown from the Decorative Pocket Accents Die. 
Adhere one to top of sentiment panel, and one to bottom. Using scissors, trim to make all ends flush. Add dimensional foam tape to sentiment panel and adhere to card base. 

Stamp two inkings of the Delicate Pansy Sprays onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Stamp three inkings of each of the pansy petal sizes as well as leafy foliage onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. Color all foliage using Stack and Store Dauber and Ranger Archival Ink - Olive.  Color all pansy centers with Ranger Archival Ink - Sunflower, around yellow centers with Ranger Achival Ink - Forget -Me-Not, and finish off petal tips with Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple, blending the purple into the blue color. Color accent flowers on pansy sprays using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower. Die cut all images using coordinating dies.

Shape pansy sprays slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
Adhere one spray to top of card, and one to bottom of card as shown.

Place leafy foliage and pansy petals into 3D Pansy Shaping Mold. Spritz with water slightly and run mold through die cutting machine. Assemble one large pansy, two mid sized pansies and two small pansies. Selecting from extra pansy petals, adhere one mid sized petal piece to large pansy to give it some extra added dimension. Take one small pansy petal piece and add it to one mid sized pansy to give it extra added dimension. Set aside to dry.

Create pansy clusters on top and bottom of card as shown. 

Take one of the large horizontal pansy pieces and snip it in half. Roll one of the pieces to create a pansy bud. Glue to keep shape. Now roll second piece of petal around first and use a small amount of glue to keep shape. Add to top pansy cluster. 

Using a dries clear adhesive, apply Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, and prills to flower centers.

Pansy Filled Gift Bag...

Happy Wednesday!
Can you believe it's another release day with Heartfelt Creations!
I'm sure by now you've seen the stunning Burst of Spring Collection
 featuring the Pansy flower!!!

I've been with Heartfelt Creations for a number of years now, and I have to say that this is the collection I have been patiently waiting for! I love pansies! This collection is perfect for absolutely any and every occasion....from Sympathy, Get Well, Birthday...the list goes on and on!

For my initial project with this stunning collection, I opted to "accessorize" a pretty little gift bag I purchased at my local dollar store. I thought it was such a pretty spring blue, and would look wonderful with my favorite dark blue/purple pansies! I thought this would be so pretty for little Easter treats!

...here's how my project turned out...

The gorgeous intricate die cut from the Sweetheart Borders Die was the perfect layering base to tie into the design.

I stamped, colored and die cut the floral spray from the Burst of Spring Cling Stamp Set, and used that as my layering background image for the floral cluster. I've then stamped, colored and  snipped apart one of the gorgeous pansy sprays in the Delicate Pansy Spray Cling Stamp Set to act as a filler above and below the other floral image. A few dimensional pansies and several sweet filler images from the Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, and my arrangement was complete! You won't believe how beautifully and quickly those pansies come together when you use the 3D Pansy Shaping Mold!!

...and here's a close up of the pansy flowers...

Of course, it just wasn't finished without some gorgeous sparkle and some prill flower centers!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I love our time together here in blogland!
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the rest of the stunning design team projects that have been created with this marvelous collection!

Until next time...

 Project Supplies and Instructions

Other Products: BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, paper trimmer, scissors, small sized gift bag

For more tips on creating with the Burst of Spring collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/_8WJPTKIUlQ.

Stamp one inking of the Cheery Pansy Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color center of pansy flowers with Ranger Archival Ink – Sunflower. Next ink around the center of the flowers with Ranger Archival Ink – Forget – Me – Not and then color edges working color toward the center using Ranger Archival Ink – Deep Purple. Color leaves using Ranger Archival Ink – Olive. Die cut using coordinating dies and shape using 3D Pansy Shaping Mold. Use Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to round centers slightly. Assemble one large pansy flower, and one smaller pansy flower as shown in video link above.

Stamp one inking of the pansy flower spray from the Burst of Spring Cling Stamp Set, and two inkings of one of the pansy sprays from the Delicate Pansy Spray Cling Stamp Set. Color images using same colors as per instructions above. Die cut using coordinating dies.

Die cut the large decorative lace like die cut from the Sweetheart Borders Die. Adhere to gift bag as shown.

Adhere large pansy spray die cut to center of lace like die cut. Take one of the smaller pansy sprays and cut in half. Adhere one half to top of floral spray on gift bag, and the other to the bottom to extend spray lengthwise.

Next, using small pansy flower accent die from Delicate Pansy Spray Die, die cut the center flower of the remaining small pansy spray. Trim into flower petals slightly and hand shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Adhere pansy flowers to gift bag creating floral cluster as shown. The smallest hand shaped single pansy will be closest to the bottom.

Stamp one inking of the rounded accent flowers found in the Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set. Color petals using Ranger Archival Ink – Forget-Me-Not, and foliage using Ranger Archival Ink – Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating Backyard Blossoms Die. Snip in half using scissors and adhere one grouping to the top of the floral cluster, and the remaining to the bottom.

Trim premade sentiment from paper collection, snip out a banner tail at end of sentiment, then ink all edges using Ranger Archival Ink – Deep Purple. Adhere to gift bag as shown.

Lastly, using a fine metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, apply Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to all stamped florals, and prills to flower centers.

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