I have two cards to share today; The first is a wintry Thinking of You card.
To create my background, I used the tops of the trio of trees from the Magnificent Spruce Trees set. I I stamped in white craft ink around the edge of the background paper and then heat embossed with some wonderful Stampendous 'Frantage' embossing powder. Dry embossing vellum gave a wonderful look and texture to my next layer. I added lots of die cuts and bling to finish my card.
My next card uses Heartfelt Creations wonderful new flower die, Sweet Juliet~
I used a sketch from Cardabilities for this card.
Complete instructions can be found at the end of this blog post. There is more amazing inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations blog from the uber talented Design Team.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!
Lee Ann :)
Wintry Thinking of You
Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Beautiful Juliet -HCPC 3566
Magnificent Spruce Trees- HCPC 3432
Christmas Card Collection Paper Collection
Banner and Trees Die- HCD 739
Other Products Used-
SU Soft Sky and Naturals Ivory cs, SU Vellum, Neenah Solar White cs, SU Craft White ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, snow flake ef, Stampendous Frantage ep, dimensionals, various bling, Spellbinders Circle dies, SU Dazzling Details, ribbon, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs dies
Fold 6 x 12 piece of Soft Sky cs in half for card base.
Trim piece of designer paper to fit for base mat. Using the image of 3 Spruce Trees, ink the tops of them up with white craft ink and stamp around the outer edges of the mat to simulate evergreen branches; emboss with the white and gold mixture of ep. Wrap a piece of gold organza ribbon around left side of this mat and adhere to back of mat. Wrap another piece of ribbon around center of mat and adhere to back of mat. Adhere mat to card base.
Cut Naturals Ivory cs to 4 1/8” square. Cut piece of vellum to 4 1/8' square. Emboss vellum with snowflake ef. Trim vellum square so that it is about 3 7/8” square and adhere to Naturals Ivory cs. Die cut large snowflake shape from Venetian Motifs dies. Stamp sentiment once on light purple designer paper and a second time on light aqua designer paper. From the aqua paper, cut the Thinking of You strip out. From the light purple paper, die cut out the outer and inner circle. Assemble the aqua strip with the purple circle to make the finished sentiment and then adhere the circle over the circle portion of the Venetian Motifs snowflake. Adhere sentiment and snowflake across center of dry embossed panel. Using dimensionals, adhere this sentiment panel to card base.
Die cut 3 large snowflakes from the Banner and Trees die and also die cut 4 small snowflakes. Make three units of 1 small snowflake stacked on top of 1 large snowflake with a dimensional. Add these snowflakes to card as shown and add single small snowflake to card as shown. Add pearls to snowflake centers. Add pearl flourish as shown. Apply Dazzling Details to all snowflakes. Make triple loop bow and add to left side of card.
Heartfelt Creations Supplies used-
Blessing to Me- HCPC 3564
Vintage Life Background- HCPC 3367
Classic Message- HCPC 3354
Antiquity Paper Collection- HCDP1 237
Burst of Splendor Paper Collection- HCDP1 235
Sweet Juliet Die- HCD 740
Decorative Leafy Frame Die- HCD 741
Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Petal Dies
Fold 4.25 x 11 black cs in half for card base. Cut 4 x 5.25 piece of white cs and stamp bottom half with Vintage Life stamp in Crumb Cake ink, stamping off once before stamping on cs. Distress paper edges and adhere to card base. Add paper doily to top half of card. Cut neutral designer paper to 3 3/16 x 3 3/8” and distress edges.
Stamp leafy image on white cs and color with Copics. Stamp sentiment next to image. Cut image panel to 2 ¾ x 2 1/4” as shown. Mat this with black cs and then adhere to neutral dp panel. Adhere this panel to top of card, over doily. Cut 4 strips of neutral dp from Antiquity Paper Collection, approximately 1 1/2” x 5/8” wide. Punch a banner notch in bottom of strips with square punch. Adhere 4 banners below image panel and then add black edgeabilities strip over top edge of banners.
Die cut 1 leafy image from Sweet Juliet die using Crumb Cake cs. Die cut 1 leafy image from Soft Suede cs; sponge edges of both of these with Soft Suede ink. Die Cut Leafy Frame from white cs and fussy cut away a section of leaf/vine areas; lightly mold leaves and vines. Adhere white leafy vines, and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede leaves to right side of black edgeabilities strip.
Die cut the 2 flower parts of the Sweet Juliet die from shades of pinky purple dp from the Burst of Splendor Collection. Lightly mold and fold the flower petals of each, securing with brads. Adhere the smaller of the two flowers to the center of the larger flower. Make a few free form loops from linen thread and adhere to the top of the leaf cluster. Adhere the Sweet Juliet flower on top of this. Using the Color Spritzer and Razzleberry marker, spritz some color to the bottom right and top left portions of the card. Add light coating of glue to white leafy vines and flower and then generously sprinkle with Crystal Snow.