Double Easel Easter Card

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Today I am featuring a double easel card using the Flowering Dogwood collection.  I think the white embossing makes it look like there is snow on the flowers and branches.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White Smooth, Heartfelt Creations Vellum

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Luggage and Tags, Spellbinders Decorative Label Eight, Labels Eight

Inks – Memento Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Colorbox Dark Brown, Frost White

Ranger White Embossing Powder

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Art Glitter dries Clear Glue

Dove Blender pen

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Instructions:

To make the easel fold a piece of white cardstock in half and use the largest die from the Decorative Labels Eight set place over the folded card with the long edge just over the fold.  Do the same with the smallest die.  This creates the hinge.  Score along the center of one side of the hinged card and fold it toward the centre to create the easel. Die cut a single decorative label eight die of both sizes. Add to the front of the easels.  Die cut the coordinating size die from the Labels Eight set using the grey paper from the Flowering Dogwood papers and adhere to the front of the hinged die cuts.  Adhere the smaller hinged card to the front of the larger hinged card to create the double easel.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the Flowering Dogwood and Flowering Dogwood & Doves sets with Colorbox Frost White ink and emboss with Ranger White embossing powder on vellum.  Heat set and then colour the back of the images with New Sprout and Lilac Posies.   Die cut the flowers and touch the edges with the Lilac Posies.  Follow the same procedure with the leaves but colour the back with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting.  Use the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and leaves.

Stamp the Flowering Dogwood branches from the Flowering Dogwood & Doves stamp using Colorbox Frost White ink and emboss with Ranger white embossing powder on vellum twice.  After heat setting colour the back of the image.  I have used a Dove blender pen to colour the branches with the dark brown ink and to put a touch of Lilac Posies on the flowers and Bamboo Leaves on the leaves.  Due cut and use the Deluxe Shaping kit to shape the leaves and flowers.

Adhere the branches to the front of the back hinged card and add the extra flowers and leaves.

Die cut the Easter Greeting tag and adhere to the front hinged card.  Add flowers on the left side as shown.  Cut a small piece of white card ½” x 1” and adhere to the base of the front to hold the easel in place.  Add the flowers and leaves as shown.  Finish off with adding crystal glitter to the flowers and leaves for some sparkle.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Flowering Dogwood Card

Welcome back.

Today I am featuring a card from the new Flowering Dogwood collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This collections is beautiful with subtle colours and gorgeous flowers – just made for vellum.

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Here is a couple of close ups of the dove and flowers:

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Timbrels

Paper – Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood and Doves, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood & Doves, Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Classic Border Basics, Delicate Border Basics, Luggage, Tags and Labels, Spellbinders Classic Oval Circles Large, Floral Ovals

Inks – Memento Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, Colorbox Frost White

Embossing Powder – Ranger Bridal Tinsel

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker

Art Glitter Dries Clear

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” inches to fold and make the base card.  Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5” x 7” and then using the leafy edge from the Delicate Border Basic set die cut each end of the cardstock.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 6” and using the plain cutting edge and the stitch edge from the Classic Border Basics die cut the edges.  Cut an oval out of the centre of the patterned paper.

To create the frame die cut the large oval from the Floral Oval set.  Die cut another two of the same oval but this time using the Spellbinders Oval die cut the centre out and adhere the two pieces together.  Adhere to the base floral oval with foam tape for depth.  Adhere the patterned paper oval into the centre and then adhere the entire frame to the base card.

To make the flowers and branches I have stamped the images from the Flowering Dogwood and Flowering Dogwood & Doves sets with Colorbox Frost White ink and embossed with Ranger Bridal Tinsel on vellum.  Colour the back of the images with Bamboo Leaves and Angel Pink.  Die cut and using the Deluxe Shaping Kit shape the flowers and leaves.  Add the Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centre of the flowers.Cut the fronds of the branches in half and arrange around the oval frame.  Place the flowers as shown in the card.

To make the dove stamp the image twice from the Flowering Branches set with Colorbox Frost White on vellum and emboss with Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. Colour the back of the image with the white ink and then die cut.  Shape using the Deluxe shaping kit and adhere to the centre of the frame with Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive.  Add the second dove over top and fold the wings until they stand out for depth and dimension.

Paint all the flowers and dove with the Spectum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay for a lovely sparkly finish.

Finally die cut the tag using the Luggage, Tags and Labels die and adhere to the card.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Romantic Triple Easel Wedding Card

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I have been meaning to do this triple easel card for sometime as it has intrigued me in how it was done.  I got very good instructions on how to make a triple easel card from Creative Expressions and this is my version of the card.  I can’t find the original post but here is another post with a triple easel card featuring different dies here.  It will give you the general idea about constructing a triple easel card.

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The original easel card just featured the Fleur de Lis Squares from Spellbinders but I decided to use the Labels 22 from Spellbinders more prominently and was happy with the result as the card was much stronger as well.  Of course I had to put some flowers on the card and the vellum flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die set was perfect for the soft romantic finish to the card.

I have used Bridal Tinsel embossing powder on vellum for a sparkly effect and it paired up well with the Angel Pink ink from Memento for just the softest of romantic touches to the white card.  The pearls on the Tied Together embossing folder from Couture Creations just finished off the card.  It is a small card and when folded up should fit in a standard A2 envelope and should be reasonably easy to post.

Here are the side views of the card:

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Timbrels White Cardstock

Vellum

Stamps – CTMH Just Sayin’ Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, Labels 22, Fancy Frames Tags Two

Inks – Colorbox Frost White, Versamark, Memento Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves

Embossing Powder – Ranger White, Bridal Tinsel, Stampendous Aged Ivory

Embossing Folder – Couture Creations Tied Together

Pearls from my stash.

This card, along with most of my other creations are available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

Cream and Gold Elegant Cards

Happy New Year

Today I am featuring some cards that I have just made.  I know that foil card has been around for a while, but I have only just discovered it and I LOVE the effects and contrasts you can get with it.  I love the elegance combining gold and cream and they work well with a 50th anniversary card.   And of course I had to use the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamp and die sets to add the flowers and embellishments.

This  first card has been inspired by Jeannie Donnolly I had seen on Pinterest.

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I find it difficult making two cards the same and this one is no exception.  I had actually cut one of the Maggie dies incorrectly but ended up layering the dies under the main die image and used the Classic Border Basics cutting die from Heartfelt Creations to cut a strip to cover the gap and I was happy how it turned out.20170101_184549

The Gold Majestic Circle die from Spellbinders is a very interesting die with lots of lovely embossed textures on it and once again it is lovely for numbers for a milestone card.

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Finally, here is a card that I made that has no sentiment for any occasion but I think it looks very elegant for a special occasion.  I often get requests for plain unadorned cards.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Colonial White, Gold Foil Cardstock

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine

Dies Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Classic Border Basics, Sue Wilson Lattice Frames, Maggie, Pine Leaf, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Stitched Oval, Victorian Numbers, Gold Majestic Circles

Embossing Folder – Couture Creations Baroque

Embossing Powder – Ranger Gold

Ink – Versamark

Button, glitter gems and ribbon from my stash

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and I look forward to posting more cards that I have made.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Tutorial for a hinged card using Spellbinders dies.

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As promised here is a tutorial on how I have made this hinged card using the lovely Spellbinders die Heirloom Oval.  I love the way you can layer these dies to make lots of different finishes.

Here is the card:

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To make the card

Fold a piece of cardstock in half to fit the die – 12″ x 5″

Lay the outer die slightly over the edge of the fold and tape in place prior to putting through your die cutting machine.  I used my Scorpal to try and get it straight.   This will create your hinge.

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To decorate the outside layers:

Cut a piece of cream cardstock using the inner, patterned and inner edge dies.

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Cut a piece of contrasting colour using the inner and outer edges.  To create this I have placed all three dies together and taped them.

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I then removed the inner patterned die to leave the outer edges and then die cut the coloured back.

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I then layered the cream patterned piece over the coloured background die cut.

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I put foam tape on the back of this piece and then adhered to the base card.

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I decorated the card by cutting the centre die out in the coloured card and after cutting in half I have placed them in the middle of the card.

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I then decorated with flowers made from the Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisy set and finished with a tag from the Spellbinders Fancy Labels One.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Rosies Pearl Cardstock

Dies – Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Fancy Labels One, Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies, CTMH Just a Note

Inks – Versamark, Memento Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, New Sprout

Embossing Powder – Stampendous Aged Ivory, Ranger Silver

Bling from the local discount shop.

For those that live in the Wellington Region I will be having a class tomorrow, at Gift Hutt, teaching how to make these cards and more.  For more information click here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Daisy

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Next week I have a flower making class followed by a class making bases for the flowers.   I had some fun making these flowers in different colours using the Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamp and die set.  These are so quick and easy and you can do whatever colour you like.  For these flowers I have heat embossed using the beautiful Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder on white cardstock.  Before cutting out using the dies I used my sponge dauber to add the colours – Memento Summer Sky, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender.  I have done the same thing with the leaves and used Memento New Sprout to colour them in.  I have shaped the flowers using my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  I will be putting a tutorial up later this week on how I have done the hinged card using the Spellbinders Heirloom Oval die.  I was very happy with how this turned out.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Rosies Studio Pearlescent Card

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies, CTMH – Just Sayn’

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies, Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Grace, Shapeabilities Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

Embossing powder – Stampendous Aged Ivory

Ink – Versamark, Memento Dandelion, New Sprout, Lulu Lavender, Summer Sky

Embossing folder – Spellbinders Framed Labels Eighteen

Ribbon, flower centres and pearls from my stash.

Sentiments from Peelcraft

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

A Little Tattered Blossoms

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I am busy getting samples ready for the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show next weekend in Porirua, Wellington.  I have now got a wide range of Heartfelt Creations and Spellbinders products for sale along with Memento inks, Art Glitter adhesives and a lot more.

Here is a card that I have made using a Spellbinders die – Majestic Twenty-Five Labels and the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms cling stamp and die set.  I am really pleased with my flowers and they remind me of the Sweetheart Rose or Cecile Brunner with the soft pink colour and blown petals.

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Tutorial on making these flowers:

Stamp a range of different size flowers using Memento Angel Pink ink.  Die cut them out.

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Use a misting spray bottle lightly spray the back of the die cuts with water.

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I used my stylus from the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit to shape the petals over and squeeze the ends.  It is hard to show what I did with a still photo but I did not use the slot in the stylus – I bent the petals over the stylus.  For the very small flowers I just squeezed each petal.

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I then pressed in the middle to create a bowl shape.

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I then let the flowers dry thoroughly before putting them together.

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Here is the sequence I have used for the medium flowers.  I have used Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive to put these flowers together.

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For the centres I have used Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive and Go Man Go Prills to finish them off.  You could use any small bead or flower soft for the centre.

Products used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Paper – Sweet Lullaby

Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms, Birds and Blooms Leafy Branch, CTMH Framed

Die – Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms, Birds and Blooms Leafy Branch, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five

Ink – Memento Angel Pink, Canteloupe, New Sprout, Pistachio, Espresso Truffle

Heartelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Prills – Go Man Go

Pearls from my stash.

Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Prisma glitter from my stash

I hope you find the tutorial easy to follow and please feel free to ask any questions.

If you are in the Wellington region next weekend please pop over to the Te Rauparaha Arena to the Wellington Paper Arts and Craft show and come and say hello.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia