Wednesday, January 30, 2013

wednesday... Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm here to share with you two cards that I made for Heartfelt Creations. They each measure 6"x6" and are kind of a matching set using HC's latest Collection-"Countryside Evening"!

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3510 Petite Floral Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3511 Melodious Songbird PreCut Set
HCPC 3512 Antique Lantern PreCut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 720 Western Broncos Die
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection
253740 Asian Accents
354806 Standard Circle Large
452255 Grand Calibur

Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo), StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black, Timber Brown), Prismacolor Pencils (PC909, PC933, PC945, PC947), Zutter Distrezz it all tool, Tim Holtz Blending tool, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops (Lily Pad), Rangers Liquid Pearls (Opal White)

As stated before, each card measures 6"x6". I folded a 12"x12 sheet of cardstock and cut in half to get two 6"x6" card bases. i then trimmed the blue pattern paper to 6"x12" and cut in half again to get 6"x6". I then ran both pieces though the Distrezz-it-all, machine stitched the sides and adhered them to the background cards base. I used the same design for both cards and only varied the image and sentiment.

Here's a better look at the first card. I stamped and colored the bird image and die cut/embossed it with a Spellbinders circle die. I did the same with the sentiment and matted that one on a Spellbinders doily. I hadnamde the flower by using two of each different size flowers. I added dew drops as the flower centers.

Here's a close up of this card.

I followed the same steps to make the second card but used the lantern image and corresponding sentiment.

Here's a close up of this card.

Of course, no card is complete without a little something on the inside! I stamped another corresponding sentiment on the inside and a small swirl on the bottom right side.

I haven't done a card sketch in a while so I thought that I'd do one for you! Here's the brand new sketch that I used for these cards:

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Fold a 12”x12” sheet of white textured cardstock in half and cut that in half. These will be your 6”x6” card bases. On the inside, stamp the flourish from the Petite Floral Swirls PreCut Set on the right bottom side of the cardstock and the sentiment in the upper area of the base. Take a 12”x12” sheet of pattern paper from the Countryside Evening Paper Collection and cut it at the 6” mark. Cut that in half again to get two 6”x6” pieces. Run these pieces through the Zutter Distrezz-it-all tool to distress the edges. Machine stitch around the edges each of these two papers. Adhere each pattern paper on a white card base. Make a ribbon with the border from the Asian Accents by die cutting two pieces and adhering them together. Adhere this paper ribbon through the center of the card base and over the pattern paper. Cut a 2”6” piece of brown pattern paper and cut a V at the end. Adhere it over the left side of the card as shown. Stamp the lantern and bird images on light cream cardstock and color the images using Prismacolor Pencils. Die cut and emboss the images using the largest circle from the Shapeabilities Standard Circle Large. Lightly ink the edges of the stamped image with the die still attached to the cardstock to give it an antique feel. Do this with both images. Adhere the large stamped circles over the brown piece of pattern paper and white paper ribbon. Stamp the coordinating sentiment on cream colored cardstock as well and die cut and emboss using the third smallest circle from the Shapeabilities set. Die cut and emboss the small doily from the Asian Accents Set and adhere the small sentiment die cut circle over it. Adhere this sentiment over the bottom right side fo the image. For the flower, stamp two of the second largest and second smallest tattered blossom. You will need two of each size per flower. Die cut these flowers and shape them with a stylus. Layer them as shown and make a dew drop flower center for each one of them. Die cut a leaf bunch from the Western Broncos Die and adhere the leaves and flowers to the top right corner of each of the cards. Finish each card by adding tiny liquid pearl drops to the stamped images’ flower centers, brown pattern paper and white doily as shown.

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 collection!


  1. These are both gorgeous. Love your coloring and all the distressing. I have the Distrezz-it-all but haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet! Yours is wonderful!

  2. These are so beautiful Amy. I love your coloring and how you accented everything with those sweet pearls. Your work is always a delight for the eyes.
    Bear Hugs,

  3. Both cards are fantastic!! Great colors - teals and browns is one of my favorite combos. Your flowers are gorgeous and I really like the tear drops you used for the centers.

  4. Gorgeous cards!!! love all the elements and the liquid pearl drops are perfect!

  5. Your cards are as gorgeous as your pages!

  6. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the images and flowers. Fabulous sketch too.


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