Wednesday, February 8, 2017

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations February New Release

Welcome everyone! Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means that we have a brand new Heartfelt Creations Release!

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection! Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season! The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified. The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross. Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction. The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus. Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals. Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets! Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies. The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!

Here's my first layout using this collection:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Lichen Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 237
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Butterfly Medley Die, HCD1-759
Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3650
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die, HCD1-7131
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Other Materials:
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo), Prismacolor Pencils (PC901), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, embossing tool, Silhouette Cameo for title, brown twine

Here's my first layout using the Flowering Dogwood Collection:

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Use the Fleur Border Basics Die to die cut two borders for the bottom and top right of the layout. Distress the edges and add to pattern paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection. Add a 6"x 4" photo and tuck in a die cut, pre-printed tag from the collection. Tuck in two distress strips of matching pattern paper under the left side of the photo. Stamp the doves on white cardstock and color with a blue Prismacolor Pencil. Blend with Odorless Mineral Spirits and die cut using it's matching die. Add glitter and set them aside to dry. Stamp the leaves, flowers, and branch on white cardstock. Color in the leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink and the flowers with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge. Die cut everything using its matching die and shape the flowers and leaves. Lightly ink the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink to give it an antique feel. Die cut a few flower centers and add to larger dogwood flowers. Add green glitter to center of smaller blooms. Add all the embellishments to the layout as shown. Stamp, color and die cut a few butterflies and add them to the layout as well. Add a die cut title to the top left corner of the layout. Add a brown twine to your tag.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this NEW Release! Have a great rest of the week!


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