Floral Sentiments Special Day Card

 Hello my friends!

I'm so glad you could join me today! Grab a cuppa and let's have a peek at the newest card I've created with the newly released Floral Sentiments Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

This week I decided to use the last stamp set from the Floral Sentiments Collection that I hadn't had a chance to use yet! The beautiful Special Floral Sentiments Cling Stamp Set!

Let's begin with a look at the project...

I wanted to keep this 5"x7" card simple and fuss free, so I began with some simple matting using white card stock and some pretty papers from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. I also wanted to keep the design super mailable as there are definitely times we need a card that has only a little dimension and this new release is absolutely perfect for this purpose!

I decided that I needed a pretty die cut to anchor the gorgeous sentiment! It gave me the chance to play with the Slim Lattice Oval Die which I'd been eyeing up in my craft room, but not used yet! Because this is a slimline die cut, I knew that I'd have to trim off the ends as my card measures 5"x7".  Using my Dries Clear Adhesive and Fine Metal Glue Tip, I adhered the die cut to the card panel....making sure that I didn't apply glue right to the ends, as they were going to be trimmed!

As I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point of the card, so I stamped it in black and then die cut the outer edge of the image with the outer portion of the coordinating die. I've then adhered it to the center of the card with dimensional foam tape.

Next, I stamped the image twice onto bristol smooth marker paper and colored both images using Zig markers. I opted to go with a red hue for the flowers to match the reddish paper I'd used as a matting background from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. 

Here's a close up of the colored florals...

These images are so very quick and easy to color...the whole collection is just perfect for creating a quick card!

I die cut each of the images, this time using the inner and outer portion of the coordinating die...this way I had two frames. One frame I used to cut the floral pieces into sections and shaped them with my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. This will give the card a subtle hint of dimension when the flowers are layered.

The other colored frame I left as is. I then die cut two more of the same without the stamped image and layered them onto the back of the colored frame. When placed over top of the sentiment, this will give it a nice framed/inset appearance.

After adhering the colored frame overtop the sentiment, I adhered the shaped florals and added them into the frame giving it a slight dimensional appearance. A hint of glitter and the card was complete!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share! I've included the link for the full instructions here! Be sure to check out the other design team members creations over on the Heartfelt Creations blog...they never fail to impress!

Until next time...

Debuting the Floral Sentiments Collection from Heartfelt Creations

Hello my friend!

It's been forever since we've met here, hasn't it!

With having stepped away from my livestreaming commitments with Heartfelt Creations, this will once again become the place to catch up with me on what I've been creating! I'm hoping to still meet with you here to inspire you from time to time!

Today is another release day with Heartfelt Creations! Have you seen the beautiful Floral Sentiments Collection? It's a new release that is sure to be used time and time again...with it's beautiful florals and stunning sentiments!

Let's take a peek at my creations featuring this newest collection...

The Floral Sentiments Collection allows you to create full sentiment floral pieces, or stunning floral frames depending on how you choose to use your die cuts! I love that Heartfelt always gives us several ways to use their products!

For this creation I've opted to stamp the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set and Grateful Floral Cling Stamp Set onto bristol smooth marker paper using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I've then colored the illustrations with my Zig Markers. I've die cut the sentiments so that I'm left with just the floral frames for both of these stamp sets. I wanted to show you how to create beautiful floral clusters using the flower images from these two stamps by snipping the sections apart! Snipping apart your die cuts is a great way to use your stamped and die cut images in a different and creative way!

As you look at your stamped images, you will find that there are natural breaks within the illustration where it is easy to snip apart the die cut into sections. You can create larger and smaller floral clusters depending on what you're wanting to design. 

Here's a closer peek at the flower sections I've clustered together for this design...

To give the cluster a hint of dimension, I've gone ahead and adhered the first group of flowers to the card front, added the gold frame overtop, and then using some dimensional foam tape have applied the last layer of flowers. This gives your floral cluster a beautiful effect...the flowers look like they are growing together and appear multi dimensional! This tiny bit of dimension still even allows you to make this a mailable card...perfect for those friends and loved ones who live further away!

For the sentiment, you'll notice that it appears alone, and not as illustrated on the stamp! This is a super easy technique to achieve and again allows you to use the sentiment portion of the stamp in a new and exciting way! Using your stamp tool/acrylic block, simply ink the sentiment only using a Zig marker. I've used the MISTI to achieve this, and have actually had to ink the sentiment with the marker twice to achieve a nice dark appearance. 

I chose the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die to create the embellishments on the card base! It's such a beautiful die that yields such pretty results! I love the die cut frame that I did from the bold floral paper within the Floral Sentiments paper collection. It gives the card a nice pop of color and interest!

The gold layer within the matting and the inner gold frame die cut from the Luxe Gold Cardstock gives this design such an elegant appearance. I wish you could really see this card in person, as the photos don't do it justice!

The finishing touch of course is the application of the Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter! It is one of my favorite glitters...it lends such a beautiful shimmer and shine while not being "over the top"!

I do hope you've been inspired today! I'd love to know what you love about this newest collection and the project that I've shared with you...feel free to leave a comment below! I'd love to know that you stopped by!

I've also included the instructions to this card below for your inspiration! For the printable version, as well as the full list of products used in the creation of this project, please see the Heartfelt Creations blog or gallery! And, while you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the designs created by our super talented design team and leave them some love!

Until next time...


Finished top fold card measures 6”x8”. To create card base, using white card stock cut card front panel measuring 6”x8”, and back panel measuring 6”x8 1/2”. Score back panel at 1/2” and using Dries Clear Adhesive adhere two card panels together to create top fold card base.

Create first matting layer using light green decorative paper from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. Adhere to front of card base.

For next section of matting layers, cut a piece of white card stock measuring 5 1/2” x 7 1/2", a piece of Luxe Gold Cardstock measuring 1/16” smaller, and a piece of multi colored patterned decorative paper from the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection another 1/16” smaller. Adhere together in the order that has been listed for cutting. Apply dimensional foam tape to back of layered section and adhere to card base.

Die cut larger decorative frame from the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using one of the bold floral pages within the Floral Sentiments Paper Collection. Adhere to card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, die cut the center portion of the Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using the same light green decorative paper used in the first layer on the card base.

Using the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp set and stamp tool/acrylic block, position where sentiment placement should be on center die cut, ink sentiment portion only using black Zig Marker and stamp sentiment. Adhere to card base using dimensional foam tape.

Die cut center frame from Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die using Luxe Gold Cardstock, and set aside until ready to arrange stamped floral images.

Stamp one inking of the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, along with one inking of the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set onto white Bristol Smooth marker paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. Color with Zig Markers or coloring medium of your choice. Die cut both images using coordinating dies including center portions to create two floral frames.

Snip apart floral frames to create smaller floral clusters. You will see that there are natural breaks within the illustration where snipping apart will be easy, lending the smaller pieces to be layered to create pretty mixed floral clusters.

Locate gold frame cut out earlier, and place (not adhere) on design. Create a cluster of florals from the Grateful Floral Sentiment Cling Stamp Set at the top left corner of the raised sentiment, as well as the bottom left corner, arranging them under the gold frame. Once happy with placement, adhere to card front. Next, adhere gold frame to card front.

Finish floral clusters with the flower sections snipped from the Friend Floral Cling Stamp Set using double sided foam tape.

Lastly, using a piece of Hydra Sponge, apply a small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive to floral clusters and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. 

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