Have a Sweet Day...

Welcome crafty friends!
I'm so glad you're able to pop by for a visit today!
It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I have another share for you today featuring the Lush Lilac Collection!

Let's take a peek....

I fell in love with the premade card panel with the birds and thought it would make a great image for an any occasion card!  I used the Eyelet Oval Basics dies to cut out the main image and to create the frame for it. I glittered the frame using a Qtip along with a dries clear adhesive and transparent glitter. I adhered it to a smaller piece of decorative patterned paper to create the frame. I've then used pop dots to the back of the frame and adhered it to the focal image which I have stamped first with a sentiment from the Lush Lilac Collection.

Here's a closer look at the frame...

As you can see in the lower corner of the photo, I've also added a coordinating bird from the Singing in the Rain Collection. I've done two small lilac sprays on the top and bottom of the frame to give it some added interest.

To create the lilac cluster on the bottom of the card, I've used the floral cluster from the Lush Lilac and Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set as a background layering piece.  I've then added the small bird and my shaped lilac blossoms.  The Lush Lilac shaping mold makes shaping these delicate blossoms so quick and easy!

Here's a closer look at the lilac cluster on the bottom of the card...

I've added glitter everywhere on this card...in person the sparkle is magnificent!
I've also added some pink hued Dew Drops around the flowers to add some more visual interest!
I really wish this card would have photographed better as it is more beautiful in person...and the sun just wasn't cooperating with me to get these photos done!

Anyway, I hope that you've found a bit of creative inspiration here today!
To continue with more creative ideas, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for a plethora of projects the rest of the design team have come up with for you!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions

white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, Dew Drops – Orchid, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, VersaFine Black Ink, Qtip,

For more tips on using the Lush Lilac Collection, please see this video
Create a 5” x 7” card base from white card stock. Locate the layout page with the scroll and lilac cluster within the Lush Lilac Paper Collection as well as the designer paper with purple brocade style background. Cut the scroll image section to be just slightly smaller than your card base and die cut decorative edge using the Fleur Border Basics Die and your die cutting machine.  

Next, die cut the coordinating eyelet border from the Fleur Borders Basics Die from white card stock using your die cutting machine. Using a sponge or Qtip, spread some dries clear adhesive over the eyelet border and sprinkle with the Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Adhere to back of matting piece with decorative edge/scroll image. Now cut and add the section of purple decorative paper to the back of the mat making sure that when they are adhered together they will measure just slightly smaller than your card base. Ink all edges of the card front panel you’ve just created with ColorBox Wisteria Ink. Adhere card front to card base.

Using the oval die cuts, create a frame using the eyelet oval and the oval the next size down. Next, continue with the oval dies and cut another frame one size down from the eyelet oval using your die cutting machine and a piece of coordinating decorative paper. Ink the inside edge of the decorative paper frame with ColorBox Wisteria Ink. Adhere frames together, and using a sponge or Qtip add Designer Dries Clear Glue to outer white frame and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.

Locate the premade card panel with the bird image within the paper collection as shown. Using the two sets of Eyelet Oval & Basics dies, die cut the bird image from the card panel so it will fit behind the oval frame you have created. Ink all edges of the oval with ColorBox Wisteria Ink. Using VersaFine Black Ink, stamp sentiment onto oval bird panel. Using pop dots, adhere bird panel to back of frame. Adhere frame to card front as shown.

Next stamp two inkings of the smallest lilac cluster from the Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, and one inking of the lilac cluster from the Lush Lilac and Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using ColorBox Concord Ink. Die cut using die cutting machine and coordinating dies. Color all lilac images and blossoms using Stack and Store daubers with a combination of ColorBox Wisteria and Memento Lilac Posies inks. For foliage color using combination of ColorBox Olive Pastel and Lime Pastel inks. 
Stamp one inking of the bird image from the Songs of Spring Cling Stamp Set, die cut using coordinating die and color using Memento Danube Blue and Morocco inks.
Shape stamped embellishment background pieces using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Shape lilac blossoms using 3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit as shown in video link above. 
Adhere the two smallest lilac clusters to oval frame as shown. Adhere large stamped lilac cluster image over where scroll appears on the decorative paper. Add shaped lilac blossoms to small clusters on frame and to large cluster on bottom corner of card as shown. Trim off the bit of branch under the birds tail and tuck into cluster as shown. 

For finishing, using fine metal glue tip with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, apply Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to all pre-printed imagery on card front as well as all shaped lilac blossoms. Adhere dew drops around flower clusters and prills to shaped flower centers.

The Lush Lilac Collection...

Hello Friends!
I hope you are doing well!
As I sit here scheduling this post, we are once again experiencing very chilly weather...and I'm just so ready for the spring season!

So, it's the perfect time for the Lush Lilac Collection from Heartfelt Creations to be making it's debut!
It's a beautiful spring collection that makes me feel that perhaps the season of awakening is just around the corner!

Here's a little more about the collection...

The elegant, and well known lilac blossom takes center stage early in the spring season and is one of the first flowers to usher in the season of new beginnings! Enchanting clusters of tiny blossoms come together to create quaint floral displays with amazing color and a sweet-smelling fragrance that brings with it a feeling of gentility and old world charm! Join us in celebrating a perennial favorite…Introducing the Lush Lilac Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Venture out for a springtime stroll through a dreamy, garden themed paper collection filled with soft hues of luscious lavenders, deep purples, sky blues and pastel pinks accented with dreamy and romantic illustrations of cozy cottages, lilac filled parasols and lovely lilac filled garden settings! Softly scrolling swirls, vintage script and lace like details bring an old fashioned charm to this soft and innocent assembling of decorative papers, while three graceful cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies boast lush lilac sprays, a fetching lilac laden scroll, several endearing sentiments, as well as a winsome lilac filled parasol perfect for paper craft creations celebrating a multitude of occasions! A wonderful mix of lilac buds and blossom petal illustrations lend themselves beautifully to creating realistic and dimensional lilac blossoms when paired with the coordinating die and will bring a gentle touch of spring to all of your garden creations! So come along with us as we celebrate new beginnings and springtime beauty with the new Lush Lilac Collection!

Moving along, allow me to share with you my first creation with this breathtaking collection!

I opted to create this card with one of the Spellbinders dies that had been sitting in my stash for awhile but had not yet been used on a project!
I thought that it would lend such a pretty backdrop for that gorgeous cottage image!

I have to say that I can get lost in that cottage image!
It looks so tranquil and pretty...so I decided it would be the perfect serene scene to add the Praying for You sentiment from the collection of quotes/sentiments!
I also thought that it would be beautiful framed up with the window frame from the Winter's Eve Collection. I love how it turned out with the fancy top and bottom accents and I think it looks very regal paired up with the Spellbinders background die cut!

I stamped the largest lilac blossom from the Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set, and several from the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Quotes Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using a dark purple ink. I've colored the images using a mix of ColorBox Wisteria and Memento Lilac Posies ink. 

I've adhere the die cuts to the card base as shown, and then started adding the dimensional flowers. 
The Lush Lilac Shaping Mold makes creating these little gems so quick and easy!
I finished them off with some prills in the center and of course a bunch of glitter so the card just shimmers and shines!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share...and be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the beautiful projects the rest of the design team have created for the Lush Lilac Collection debut!

Until next time...
 Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-287 Lush Lilac Paper Collection
HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3818 Sweet Lilac Scroll and Quotes Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7172 Sweet Lilac Scroll and Cage Die
HCD1-7170 Lush Lilac Die
HCFB1-465 3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
71083 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Concord
71005 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Wisteria
71012 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Olive Pastel
TSMP501 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Lilac Posies
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers – Pack of 30
359848 Spellbinders Tool N’ One
282873 Tombow Dual Brush Marker N00 Blender
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
ANC804 Heart of Gold Prills

Other Products: white card stock, Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Decorative Die, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, tape runner, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots

Begin with a 5” x 7” white card base. Trim down a piece of blue hued decorative paper from within the Lush Lilac Collection just slightly smaller than the card base. Locate premade card panel with cottage image as shown. Trim down the first outer frame of the image, and stamp sentiment onto panel. Ink both pieces of decorative paper with ColorBox Wisteria ink. Adhere large mat to card base and set aside cottage image.

Die cut the large decorative frame from within the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Die from white card stock. Adhere to card base using pop dots. Next, die cut the window frame and two decorative topper elements from the Window Box Elements Die. Adhere topper to top and bottom of window using glue. Cut apart several pop dots and adhere to window frame. Adhere frame to cottage panel. Adhere cottage panel to card base using pop dots as well.

Stamp two of the lilac clusters from the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Quotes Cling Stamp Sets onto white card stock using ColorBox Concord ink. Stamp one inking of the large lilac cluster, and two inkings of the lilac petals found in the Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set. Die cut using all pieces using coordinating dies and color using a combination of Memento Lilac Posies ink and ColorBox Wisteria for lilacs and ColorBox Olive Pastel ink for leaves. Use Tombow blender for smaller areas, and for lilac petals add a light base of Memento Lilac Posies with a hint of ColorBox Wisteria over top to create a multi colored lilac blossom.

Shape all stamped lilac clusters with Deluxe Shaping Kit and adhere large cluster to top corner of card as shown, and the two smaller clusters across the bottom and up the side of the card as shown.

Shape lilac petals using you die cutting machine and Lush Lilac Shaping Mold. For full instruction on how to shape the Lush Lilac, please see YouTube video here. Adhere shaped lilac blossoms to clusters as shown.

To finish add prills to flower centers, and transparent glitter to lilac clusters, shaped flowers and on cottage image using a dries clear glue.

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