Wednesday, August 1, 2012

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday! I can't believe that it's August 1st already! Where has this year gone!?

Today I'm sharing with you a layout that I made for Heartfelt Creations using my July ScrapThat! Kit.

Heartfelt Creation:
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers Precut Set
HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights Precut Set
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background Precut Set
HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 Precut Set
HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1 Precut Set
HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 1 Precut Set
HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 Precut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border
HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border
472186 Shapeabilities Rose Creations
159951 Dries White Glue

Fabscraps Organic Pattern Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo), StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Melissa Francis white pearls, Rangers Stickles (icicle), Liquid Pearls (White Opal), Rangers Crackle Paint (Clear), popsicle sticks, lace, sewing machine

The picture is a professional picture that my hubby and I purchased during our honeymoon in Jamaica. We had the opportunity to swim and kiss the dolphins for a picture. I loved swimming with the dolphins!

I printed my title on a cream colored cardstock, cut it up and inked the edges. I then adhered them unto the popsicle sticks and added pearls to bling it up.

I stamped and die cut this butterfly out of a thin chipboard. I inked it a bit and added crackle distress paint. It curled up on its own and I thought it looks great when I finished!

I made a bunch of little posies in different shades of blue and white and added them throughout the peek a boo areas. I then added a drop of liquid pearl as their centers.

Of course, I had a lot of fun building my flower cluster. I used the Flora Grande and the Botanical Florals sets to make my flowers. I used two shades f blue for contrast and stamped and die cut a few leaves as well as some greenery to fill it in. I love the contrast of the blue of the flowers and the picture against the brown background paper!

Here is the step by step write-up for this layout:
Distress the edges of the brown pattern paper. Tear in random spots to create peek-a-boo areas. Ink all edges. Randomly stamp the Vintage Life Background Precut Set stamp using black archival ink on a cream cardstock. Mat brown pattern paper unto the stamped cream cardstock and mat again on a white cardstock. Cut a blue pattern paper to 8.5”x8.5”, distress the edges and place in the center of the background. Machine stitch all the layers together. Add your photo in the center of the blue square pattern paper. Tuck a piece of lace under it and a Prima flower packaging cut into a banner pendant on the right side of the picture. Die cut a Decorative Lace Border, cut in half and add only the top part to the sides of the photo. Stamp, die cut and add crackle medium to a butterfly from the Posy Patch Garden Delights Precut Set. Let dry and add to right side of photo when finished drying. For the flower cluster, stamp and die cut three different sizes, from smallest up, of the Flora Grande flowers out of blue cardstock. Use a stylus to mold each petal and adhere the layers together, adding a white pearl as a center. Make two of these blooms. For the roses, use two shades of blue, the darker one for the inside and thus the smaller dies. Use 6 different die cuts, 2 of each size to make the roses. Stamp and die cut a few leaves and swirls from the Shapeabilities Rose Creations and Decorative Dutch Iris, respectively. Adhere flowers and greenery as a cluster as shown. Stamp and die cut a few different shades of blue posies and add to peek-a-boo areas. Add your title to the popsicle sticks and add over the left side of the photo. To finish it off, randomly add small liquid pearl drops around the cluster.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made this week with the new release!


  1. Amarilys, this layout is stunning! And a gorgeous picture! That must have been an amazing experience! Hugs

  2. Beautiful as always - and swimming with dolphins is on my bucket list:)
    Emma Lou - Heartfelt Creations

  3. You've made another absolutely gorgeous page!! I love all the extra details like the letters on popsicle sticks and the little posy flowers at "torn" places.

  4. Wonderful page Amarilys! And gorgeous picture! I love this blue flowers!xx

  5. Very pretty, alsways love coming to your blog and seeing your fabulous lay outs.

  6. Love swimming with the dolphins how fun!! and again I have to say I love the flowers wow!

  7. Gorgeous layout! Beautiful flowers and I too would love to swim with dolphins! Blessings! Kathy


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