Wednesday, February 6, 2013

wednesday... Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I have a soft and pretty layout to share with you that I made for Heartfelt Creations! I used my February sketch for ScrapThat! Kit for this layout.

(Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by February 20th)

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3496 Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection
452255 Grand Calibur
472185 Carnation Creations Shapeabilities

StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Recollections White Pearls, Ranger Stickles (Icicle), Rangers Liquid Pearls (White Opal), Zutter Distrezz-it All tool, Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch, sewing machine

I wanted to make a soft and feminine layout using the paper pack from the September Release-The Delicate Asters Collection (and paper pack). I distressed all the edges to give it a vintage feel to it and I also machine stitched all the layers.

I created a small cluster around the peek a boo area. I kept the color palette to green, light and dark purple and cream.

I made a bunch of carnation-like flowers for my clusters. Of course, I also added a bunch of leaves and greenery for my cluster.

Another view of the layers and lace trim border.

I stamped my title/sentiment on top of the photo and added some sweet light purple blooms around the photo.

Finally, I made some soft cream colored asters for the cluster. I thought it gave a nice contrast to all the purple in the layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Distress the edges of the green pattern paper with the Distrezz-it-all tool.  Make a tear in the top left side to create peek-a-boo area.  Adhere the green pattern paper unto a light purple pattern paper and tuck in a darker purple strip of paper under the peek a boo area after distressing it the same way you did for the background. Machine stitch around the edges twice. Cut two 4.25”x6” pieces of the same pattern paper. Distress the edges and flip one over to use the reverse side. Trip yet another piece of pattern paper to 8”x5” and distress the edges as well. Machine stitch each of these three layers of paper individually and adhere to the background as shown. Punch out a border using the Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch. Crinkle it a bit with your fingers and adhere toward the bottom of the layout. Die cut the Decorative Lace Border Die in black and cut it up to use only the top part. Add over the punched strip of paper. Add your 4”x6” photograph over the bottom center of the layout as shown. Stamp the title over the top of the photo with black archival ink. Stamp and die cut a Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set. Also stamp and die cut a few of the Delicate Asters Precut Set leaves. To make the flowers, stamp and die cut two of each size of the Delicate Asters Precut Set. Shape them with a stylus and layer them staggering the petals. Add a pearl as the center and put aside. For the purple flowers, stamp and die cut two of each side of the Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set. Crinkle each layer using your fingers. Just like before, layer the individual flowers over each other, two of each size, staggering the petals. Add a pearl as the centers for these as well. Adhere the flowers and leaves in a cluster on the bottom right corner of the photo as shown. Also, add some flowers and leaves to the peek a boo area on the top left side. Add three small flowers to the left side of the photo. Stamp and die cut a few butterflies from the Brookside Manor PreCut Set. Add pearls as their centers and scatter randomly on the layout. To finish it off, randomly add tiny liquid pearl drops around the clusters and on the black border. This design is based off my February sketch for ScrapThat! Kit.

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. Show stopping Gorgeous!!!!
    Love the papers and flowers on your Layout :)

  2. Beautiful layout and I loved all the distressed edges!

  3. Gorgeous layout, Amarilys, maybe I could even try this some time if I get brave enough!! I love all your beautiful details on this! Blessings! Kathy

  4. Beautiful layout. Gorgeous flowers.

  5. Another gorgeous layout! I may have to use that sketch!


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