Pretty in Pink Flowering Dogwood

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I have a quick post showing a card I have just completed for a custom order.  I have just received the new Becca Feeken range of Spellbinders dies and I just had to have a play with the Victoriana Crest and it is just gorgeous!  It paired beautifully with the Flowering Dogwood paper and flowers from Heartfelt Creations of course!

I also took a photo of the difference Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and Crystal Clear makes to the finish of a card.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – Bazzill White, Heartfelt Creations white (for the flowers), Stampin Up Wild Wasabi

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Small Classic Petunia

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood, Everyday Heroes, Spellbinders Victorian Numbers,

Inks – Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Glue Gloss

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Instructions:

Cut a base card at 12 x 7″ and score and crease at 6″ at the long side for a base card of 6″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection at 6″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the base die from the Spellbinders Victoriana Crest in white cardstock.  Adhere to the base card.  Cut the patterned piece out of white cardstock and adhere to the base of the frame die.  Cut the centre oval out of white cardstock and adhere to the base frame and then cut the plain pink patterned paper out of the same die to adhere on the base.  Die cut 3 of the lacy insert and adhere together and then adhere to the pink patterned paper on the frame.  Add Simply White Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers and on the frame as desired.

Die cut the numbers from the Victorian Numbers die set on white cardstock and adhere to the centre of the frame as shown.  Add Nuvo drops to the sides of the numbers.

To make the flowers stamp the largest and second largest flowers from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the centres with New Sprout and die cut the flowers using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the flowers with the Pearlescent Coral and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the petals together as shown.  Using the Glue Gloss add Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder to the petals and heat for a frosted finish.  Die cut the stamens from the green cardstock and roll up and adhere to the centre of the larger flowers.  Using Dries Clear glue adhere the prills to the centres of the stamens and the smaller flowers.  Adhere to the card as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the leaves from the Flowering Dogwood stamp set in Bamboo Leaves.  Sponge the leaves in New Sprout and then die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Sponge the leaves with the Glue Gloss and sprinkle the Crystal Clear and allow to dry before adhering to the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Small Classic Petunia stamp set in Pearlescent Coral on white cardstock and die cut the shape from the Everyday Heroes die.  Adhere to the card on the lower right as shown.

All products used are available for sale at Gift Hutt here: http://gifthutt.nz/product-category/craft-supplies/

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Romantic Floral Wedding Cards

Welcome Back

What could be more romantic than getting married under a beautiful bower of flowers and I have made a couple of cards that would be perfect for such a wedding.

For these cards I have used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses along with the new Wildwood Florals from the just released Wildwood Cottage Collection to create a bower of flowers over the Happy Couple (die from Sue Wilson).  I can’t believe that I have never used Brilliance inks before but I have now decided they are just beautiful to make luscious flowers with a hint of sheen for a stunning effect.  All the flowers and the green leaf swirls have been cut from white cardstock and coloured with the Brilliance inks.  I did go over the top of the flowers with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay for a sparkly effect which is hard to see in these photos.

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20170124_151712-3Materials used:

Cardstock – Timbrels, Bazzill Smooth White, Heartfelt Creations Black

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage Collection

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Wildwood Florals

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Wildwood Florals, Botanic Window, Ornate Gateway, 1A, Cut Mat Create 2B,Cut Mat Create Sue Wilson Happy Couple, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Card Creator 5″ x 7″ A

Embossing Folders – Couture Creations Baroque

Inks – Brilliance Lime, Orchid, Purple, Galaxy Gold, Memento Canteloupe

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay

Small sparkles from my stash

I hope that you have enjoyed these cards as much as I have had making them.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Spring ray of sunshine

We have had the most amazing weather over the last few days and the daffodils are starting to come out in the garden which is lovely. It is so heartening to see the bright splashes of colour after all the grey and drab days of winter. Soon there will be more flowers and the days will get warmer and longer and then it is the downward ride towards Christmas and summer.
We have had some more earthquakes but I haven’t felt them, but I know a lot of people are getting quite nervous. We certainly are getting an idea of what the people in Christchurch have been through in the last 3 years.
I hope this photo cheers everyone up and helps them get through the week.
Happy snapping.
Patricia

 

‘Fairies leaving their home’

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My photo for the day. Unfortunately, I tend to have a lot of weeds in my garden, but you know what they make really interesting photos. I was really pleased with the detail in this photo using my intelligent zoom. When I was young I used to think the seeds were fairies – hence the title.  Just a little whimsical tonight I think.
Tomorrow I will post some of my latest scrapbook pages from my son’s album after I have uploaded them to my Memory Manager. I am now up to James at 4 months old so I am making good progress and it is only April. With the weather turning cooler here it is a great time to stay inside and scrapbook both digitally and traditionally.
Have a great day and Happy Crafting.
Patricia

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Another bee on a flower photo. I know this is getting a bit boring but I just can’t help myself when I see a bee flying about my flowers. Plus I had the bonus of some raindrops on the snapdragon.
I hope you are enjoying all my flowers and that they bring some sunshine to your day.
Have a good day
Patricia