Petunia Birthday...

It's another Wednesday!
Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!

I have something a little different for you today...different than my usual Heartfelt Creations style...but hey, sometimes we just have to create something a little different to continue to get those creative juices to flow!

Are you ready for a peek?

I decided to go with a more simple card this week.  I used a smooshing technique (if you're unfamiliar you can find many YouTube videos on the technique) to apply color to the card front.  I've also added a few ink drops, some white embossing enamel and some silver sequins and ribbon.  I actually had a lot of fun with this technique and was happy with how this card turned out...lots of color and interest...and yet not too time consuming at all.  It's easy to fall into the trap of using the same design, same style when you use the same manufacturer's products over a long period of time.  I wanted to prove to myself and to you that it does work to think outside of the box when using Heartfelt Creations stamps.  I hope you've enjoyed today's project and I hope you've been inspired to try something from your usual style as well.  Sometimes our tries turn out into fails...but we've learned so much along the way!

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the other beautiful projects the rest of the design team have created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785

Other Products: white card stock, water color paper, VersaFine Black Ink, pop dots, paper trimmer, Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Broken China, water brush, MISTI, acrylic stamp block, Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel, silver sequins, silver ribbon, heat tool, wax paper or splat mat, spray bottle, water

Instructions: Create a 4.25"x5.5" card base using white card stock. Trim a background mat from a piece of green patterned paper within the Classic Petunia paper collection just slightly smaller than the card base. Trim a piece of water color paper just slightly smaller than the green background mat. Using a permanent black ink stamp the petunia bouquet onto water color paper as shown. Apply a small amount of each ink color from ink pad onto wax paper or splat mat. Spritz with a tiny bit of water. Using an acrylic stamp block, pick up some of the pink color and apply ink using a smooshing technique to the petunias. Continue until you are happy with pattern and coverage. Repeat same process with green color applied to leaves and blue color adhered around bouquet. Add some blue and green ink to the top portion of card as well. Using a wet paint brush or water brush, pick up a tiny bit of blue ink and splatter onto card front. Repeat with green ink. Set with heat tool. Stamp birthday sentiment onto card front. Stamp celebrate sentiment under it. Drop some chunky white embossing enamel onto card front and heat set using heat tool from the backside of the paper. Adhere sequins and loop and tie ribbon as shown. Adhere card front to background mat using pop dots, then adhere to card base using pop dots as well.

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