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Please Note:  The flowers on this creation have been made using Ranger crafting metal sheets  as mentioned in the instructions.  This way they are still able to be shaped easily...only the leaves have been created using tin foil.  

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday today!  Yay!
I hope you've been enjoying all of the creativity the design team members have been sharing with the Heartfelt Creations "Everyday Heroes" Collection.  
I'm back today to share a card with you that I've created with a bit of a different twist!

Let's take a look at the creation...and then I'll explain...

A thought came to my mind one night just as I was drifting off to sleep...this collection would look awesome with some metal sheet flowers!  

Here's a closer look at the flowers and the leaves... all crafters sometimes run a little low on certain supplies...well the day I created this was one of those unlucky days!  LOL
I wracked my brain and wondered what I could use to create the leaves for the creation, when it hit me....tinfoil!
So I headed into the kitchen, got myself some tin foil and headed back into the craft room to give it a try! worked perfectly!  Now, since the tin foil is a little thin, I embossed the stamped leaf images with black embossing powder and my heat tool to give it a little more stability. I die cut the images with the coordinating die being very careful when removing it from the metal die as the foil is so delicate.  I then snipped the leaves into the perfect sized pieces and adhered them to the creation.  I used just my finger to shape a few of the leaves slightly.  I decided to add a few more interesting elements to the creation including some Mr. Huey's spray, two metal vintage style flower embellishments, some wound crafting wire,  as well as a multicolored ribbon.  For complete instructions to recreate this card, please see the Supplies and Instructions section below. 

Well, I think that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Be sure to check out the other wonderful creations on the Heartfelt Creations blog as well!
You will find lots of inspiration and maybe even learn a new thing or two!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions

HCDP1-253  Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCPC-3662  My Anchor Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-761  Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC-3608  Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-748  Arianna Blooms Die
HCPC-3545  Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736  Classic Leaf Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
272481  Ebony Sparklets
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  Ranger metal crafting sheets, tin foil, Versafine Black Ink, black embossing powder, black wire, Spellbinders Pearl Effects Cardmaker die, VersaColor Pine Cone ink, Mr. Huey's Spray - Sky & Manila, two brads, 3D pop dots, multicolored ribbon, Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Pumice Stone,  BigShot manual die cutting machine,  white card stock,  Sizzix Texture Fades Retro Circles embossing folder by Tim Holtz, scor tape, Zig 2  glue pen,  washi tape, Spellbinders Standard Circles (Lg) die, Misti stamp tool, heat tool, two vintage metal flowers from stash, Zazzle Bow It All

Create your card base using white card stock measuring 10" x 6 1/2". Locate the 6"x6" card panel in the paper collection with the blue floral pattern and cut to fit card blank...the bottom portion will have to be married together to the top portion at the bottom using scor tape to cover the entire card front.  Cut your craft metal sheet to 5 1/2" x 4" and emboss using a manual die cutting machine and the Retro Circles embossing folder.  Next, cut the largest die cut using the Spellbinders Pearl Effect die using a light teal patterned paper from the Everyday Heroes paper collection.  Ink the edges with a brown colored ink.  Locate the small card panel in the paper collection featuring a blank oval, and cut to size to fit the teal colored die cut.  Mask off the area around the oval and stamp the ship image onto the small card panel.  Moving along to die cutting the ornate shape from the Everyday Heroes die collection along with the circle cut.  Using washi tape to hold down the ornate die, centre the Spellbinders circle die in the centre of the ornate die and apply washi tape to hold it down as well.  Run through manual die cutting machine.  Apply a brad to the top of the ornate die and one to the bottom.  Locate the small globe image within the paper collection and die cut using the matching globe die in the die collection. Adhere ornate die cut over the stamped ship image.  Then apply the stamped image piece to the Spellbinders Pearl Effect die cut, and lastly then adhere the metal sheet to the back of the layers.  Now tie double bow and adhere to card.  Using several 3D pop dots, add the focal point of the card to the background.  Locate the globe image you die cut previously and adhere it to the card as shown using several 3D pop dots.  Next, to achieve the spotted look on the images, remove the spray nozzle and hold it above the card.  Gently tap the the nozzle in the air above the card until you have the look you wish to achieve.  Proceed to repeat with second color.  Set aside to dry.  Moving along to the flowers.  Using black ink stamp your Arianna blooms image onto the metal craft sheet and then emboss using black embossing powder and a heat tool. Die cut using the coordinating flower die. Create one large double bloom as well as one mid sized single bloom and two single small blooms.  Using the flower shaping tool, shape the flowers slightly. Glue centres into each of the flowers.  Adhere the largest bloom to the top corner, and the three smaller blooms in a cluster on the bottom corner near the globe.  Stamp several bunches of leaves from the Open Leaf cling stamp set onto household tin foil and once again emboss using the same technique as the flowers. Die cut using the coordinating leaf will need to be very careful when removing the die cuts from the die as the tin foil will tear easily.  Add leaves around each of the flowers and once happy with the arrangement adhere to card.  Shape the leaves lightly using your finger.  Apply the two metal vintage styled flowers behind the petals of the top on top and one below as shown.  For the finishing touch take some thin black crafters wire and spiral it around a pencil, slide off and cut into desired lengths. Adhere to card around the large bloom.  You now have a wonderful card that has incorporated some unique metals as well as a little household kitchen flair!  Enjoy!  

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps..."Flowers"
Creatalicious Challenges..."Wet/Dry Embossing"
Crafting from the Heart..."Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion..."Anything Goes"
Vintage Stamping Challenge..."Handmade Flowers"
Whoopsi Daisy Challenges..."Flowers"
Craft Dee Bowz..."Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"
Love to Scrap..."Anything Goes"
Perfectly Rustic Challenges..."New Technique" (had never tried die cutting tin foil before)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges..."Use at Least 2 Dies"

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