Heartfelt Creations Camelia Carnation...

Hello Everyone!
How are you?  It seems forever since we've been able to visit together!
I know it's been very quiet around here as of late...life has been super busy, and I have to admit that my creative side seems to have wandered off and I'm having a bit of trouble finding it!

Have you been enjoying the newest release by Heartfelt Creations...the Camelia Carnation Collection?  Isn't the carnation a staple in every floral arrangement...and yet such a subtle, down to earth flower that is so often completely overlooked?

I've created a Mother's Day card with this beautiful collection!

Here's how the project came together...


 The carnation layers work perfectly with the 3D Basics Floral Shaping Mold and make creating these little gems so quick and easy!

Here's a closer look at the carnation flowers...


I thought the window would be the perfect backdrop for the carnations and would make such a lovely feminine card perfect for Mother's Day....after all, carnations are traditionally associated with Mother's Day!

I've done some distressing around the edges of the patterned paper to give the card a bit of texture and interest.  I've glittered the carnations using a dries clear glue and transparent glitter, and have added Nuvo drops to the centers of the three small accent flowers...also carnations, just not shaped as such and left as singles. 

I do hope you've enjoyed today's quick share!
You'll notice that I didn't get this creation done in time to have it added to the Heartfelt Creations blog...but I do hope you take a wander on over there to take in the other marvelous creations the rest of the design team have come up with for your crafty inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
 Other Products: white card stock, Ranger Distress Ink Tool, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, VersaMark Pine Cone Ink, pink card stock, scissors, paper trimmer, scor tape, pop dots, VersaFine Gray Ink

For more tips on creating with the Camelia Carnation collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/rhk76SAIgWQ.  

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Create a 5"x7" card base. Trim a matting piece from pink card stock just slightly smaller than the card base allowing a white border around the mat. Next trim a piece just slightly smaller than the pink mat from Camelia Carnation paper collection. Rough edges of patterned paper using a distress tool and ink edges with a light brown ink. Adhere patterned paper to pink mat and adhere to card base. Die cut the window frame die cut as shown. Die cut one of the oval shaped intricate die cuts from the Window Box Elements Die and using scissors, cut in half. Adhere one half of each die cut to window frame to mimic shutters. Cut a piece of patterned card stock from carnation paper collection just slightly larger than the window frame die cut as shown. Rough edges and ink all edges with a light brown ink. Cut a mat from pink card stock just slightly larger than the patterned paper piece. Marry patterned paper and pink mat together, shape window frame slightly and adhere pieces together. Using doubled up pop dots, adhere window frame portion of card to card base.  

Next stamp two inkings of small camelia carnation flowers onto white card stalk using a pink ink. Die cut using coordinating die and color one set using sponge daubers with same color ink, while leaving one set white with pink veining. Shape flowers using floral basics mold. (See video listed above). Assemble flowers as shown in video listed above, creating one larger white carnation, one smaller white carnation, one larger pink carnation and one smaller pink carnation. Keep three of the smallest flowers single to use as accent flowers. 

Stamp two inkings of the leaves from the Small Camelia Carnation cling stamp set using a darker green ink on white card stock. Using a sponge dauber, color using a light green ink in the centers and the same darker green ink used to stamp along the edges. Shape using your Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Stamp one image of the smaller fanciful carnation image onto white card stock using a light grey ink. Color using sponge daubers. Adhere along side of card where flower cluster will be created. Now add assembled carnations, leaves and accent flowers as shown.

Trim out sentiments from paper collection, snip a ribbon tail into the end of each, ink each edge with a light brown ink and curl slightly over your fingers. Adhere to card base as shown. 

Lastly, using a dries clear glue, apply a light sprinkling of glitter to each flower. Add white Nuvo drop centers to the three small accent flowers.

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