Have a Beautiful Day...

It's so great to "see" you today!
Thanks for stopping by my small corner of the world to check in on what's going on!
As you know, it's Wednesday which means it's another Heartfelt Creations share!
Today is my last project with the Winking Frog Collection!
It's such a great collection perfect for any age and really any occasion!

I decided that I wanted to create a marsh scene and thought an easel card would be fun to make and I would have tons of room to create the scene with a bunch of elements from the collection!
The square pre made card panels made it so easy to start designing!

 Let's take a look at how the project turned out...

I decided to give the piece a touch of elegance by adding the ornate die cuts to both the top and bottom of the card.  

Here's a closer view of the little scene I created on the card front...

...here's a closer peek at the bottom portion of the card...

...and of course we need to have a closer look at the lily pads and water lilies that act as the stop on the bottom of the card base...

As you can see I've used an number of stamps and dies on this creation, done some die cutting and some fussy cutting from the paper collection as well.  I've also added a touch of glitter here and there to add to the interest of the piece.  I've added the sentiment strip to the top of the card as I thought it just summed up what these fun and care free frogs would be trying to tell us!

I hope you've enjoyed your trip to the marsh today and have enjoyed seeing all the fun the Winking Frogs have been having!  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for some more amazing inspiration...and if you haven't had a chance to check out the sneak peek of the new collection being released in April, it's there for you as well!  I'm sure you'll be "berry" impressed!

Wishing You a Beautiful Day!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 HCDP1-264 Winking Frog Paper Collection
HCPC-3730 Froggy Hangout Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3728 Winking Frogs Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3725 Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3729 Leaping Frogs Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-792 Leaping Frogs Die
HCD1-791 Flirting Frogs Die
HCD1-790 Water Lily Die
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pocket Dies
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP708 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
2pnk Pink Gala Glitz
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Glitter
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854 Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Other Products Used:  white card stock, BigShot die cutting machine, scissors, paper trimmer, scor tape, Stickles - Yellow, Ranger Distress Markers - Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick, pop dots, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Angel Pink, water, spritz bottle

Watch this video to learn how to shape the lily pads and flowers.
Begin with a 6"x6" white card base.  Fold the top portion of the card down in half to meet the fold line to create the easel portion of your card. Die cut the decorative edge into the bottom portion of the card as shown.  Cut the same decorative edge as a separate piece and set aside to be added to card later.  Locate the 6"x6" decorative premade card panels for the bottom and main portions of the card.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink.  Adhere preprinted card panel to bottom of card base as shown.  Cut a white 6"x6" piece of white card stock, adhere separate decorative die cut to top and then second preprinted card panel over that.  Fussy cut floral corners as shown on the bottom of the main image card panel.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to bottom corners of main image card panel.  Fussy cut sentiment strip, and die cut preprinted toadstool image from paper collection using coordinating die. Ink all edges with brown ink and add to top of card.  Using white card stock and black ink, stamp one of the leaping frogs images, one of the winking frogs on vine, one inking of the water lily and lily pads cling stamp set and one dragonfly.  Color using distress markers, die cut using coordinating dies and then shape each embellishment using a spritz of water and the deluxe shaping tool kit.  Using pop dots, adhere leaping frogs and frogs on vine to main card panel as shown.  Adhere main card panel to easel portion of card and determine where to place lily pads with water lily so card is able to remain standing when open.  Adhere lily pads and water lily as shown.  Adhere dragonfly to floral cluster.  Fussy cut varying sized dragonflies from the paper collection, ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to card as shown, making the largest in the upper corner dimensional by adding a second shaped dragonfly over top.  Add small shaped flowers to the vine where frogs are playing.  Adhere pink Gala Glitz to flower centers, glitter to flower tips and any other flat elements on the card you desire, and yellow Stickles to lightning bugs.

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