Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

I'm so happy that I get to share a couple of projects with you today!  The first project I'm sharing is the second project I had sent in for my application for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  Once again let me tell you that I am so thrilled to be part of this super talented team!

Sunflower card with Envelope Box

 

Products used on this project
HCPC 2293 Aztec Gold Sunflowers
HCPC 2294 Aztec Gold Sunflowers
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die

Other: Cryogen White Iridescent Cardstock, Dark Brown Bazzill cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Smooch Spritz – Sun Kissed, Diamond Dust, Alcohol Ink – Hazelnut, Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Copic Markers: YR07, YR04, Y08, Y06, Y02, E37, E35, YG67, G99 & YG11

6’x 9’ Brown cardstock folded in half for the card base. Layer a 5 ¾’x 4 ¼’ piece of white cardstock and a 5 ½’x 4’ piece of brown cardstock; sew along the edge and attach panel to the card base.  Stamp 2 large flowers on white cardstock using Walnut Stain distress ink, color 1 flower with the copic markers listed above; spray the second flower with the Sun Kissed Smooch.  This will match the copic colors perfectly.  Cut them out and make slits in between each petal.  Fold the petals up, round them down using your fingers and pinch the tip, use a stylus tool (a retractable pen would work too) shape the middle of the top flower till it is rounded, the one that was coloured with copics.  Add pop dots in the middle of the bottom (Sun Kissed) flower and layer both flowers together, making sure that you offset the petals. Pour some diamond dust in a baggy and add a few drops of alcohols ink to die the glass brown.  Use some Glossy Accents in the center of your flower and sprinkle with Diamond Dust.  Cut out a stem and leaf from your white cardstock and color with copic markers, I free handed these shapes, glue down the stem and secure the leaf by running a stitch along the center vain and using a strong adhesive add the flower.  I used glossy accents for this project.  Stamp out 2 seeds on Kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain and cut them out attach them to your card using pop dots.



Cut a 5 ¼’x 3 ¼’ piece of white cardstock.  To create a border, stamp seeds all along the edge using Walnut Stain, color with E35.  Stamp you sentiment and round the edges.  Attach this piece to the inside panel.





To create the envelope box cut 2 pieces of  Kraft Cardstock 6 ½’x 8 ½’, score and fold 1’ from each edge, make a slit along 1 of the folded edges in each corner, make sure you cut only to where your folds intersect, using a strong adhesive, glue tabs together to create the 2 box halves.  The top half will slide over the bottom portion, you may have to play with them a little the first time you put on the lid.  Punch out a half circle from each of the long sides of your top piece.  I normally will try to follow the theme of the card to make a matching envelope box.

Created the same panel as the front of the card layering 4 ¼’ x 6 ¼’ brown cardstock; 4’x 6’ white cardstock and 3 ¾’x 5 ¾’ brown cardstock and sew them together, glue down to the lid of your box. Die cut 2 corner flourishes out of yellow cardstock and spray them with Sun Kissed Smooch to make them extra bright, secure the 2 corner pieces together with brads and glue onto the middle of the box, stamp the smallest of the sunflowers from the 2293 sunflower set on white cardstock with Walnut Stain and spray with the Sun Kissed Smooch, dab a little walnut stain on the flower to dull the color a bit.  Attach a button to the center of the flower using wire.  Punch out 2 leaves (Martha Stewart Rose leaf punch) crinkle them up and layer them along with the flower on the corner pieces, use a strong adhesive, I used Glossy accents.

Thinking about you


Products used:
HCPC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch Pre Cut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers Pre Cut Set
HPCP 3353 Cardinal Family Pre Cut Set
HCD 706 Cadinal Family Die

Other Products
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cryogen Iridescent Cardstock,  Core Impressions – Vanilla Beans – Buds cardstock (Core’dinations),  Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger), Cotton Candy Stickles, E-Line pearls (Prima), Glossy Accents

Copic Markers:
Cardinal – R59, R29, R27 & R20
Flowers – RV29 & R32
Leaves – YG03 & YG67

Start with a 6.5’x 5.25’ card base (red), mat a 6.25x 5’ piece of core cardstock, inked with Victorian Velvet, with black cardstock and attach panel to card base. Stamp main image and sentiment on 5’x 4’ piece on Cryogen cardstock, color leaves, branch and flower buds with markers.  Color in bird and flowers using darkest shade of copics, these will be covered by additional layers.  Stamp 3 large cardinals and cut using coordinating die.  First image will be the bottom layer for tail and feet, second layer for body, third layer for wing and beak. Using a stylus form each layer and stack your cut layers to form the bird, attach layers with glossy accents.  Use the 3 smallest posy Patch flowers stamp set, stamp the smallest flower 3 times, and the other 2 once each.  Color and cut images, add gems to flower centers and glue over top of original stamped image.  Add stickles to flowers as desired.  Mat the completed image using black cardstock and the base card color and attach this panel to the card.  

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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the sunflower, I'm just a flower child I guess LOL, your creations are all gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful cards and the sunflower is so pretty with the added dimension :)

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  3. Gorgeous projects, Joelle! The sunflower is amazing! Great coloring on everything!

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  4. What fabulous projects Joelle .....Love the sunflower!

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  5. Both projects are AMAZING, Joelle! I can't pick a fave...

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  6. Beautiful projects! I really like the way you used the coordinated flowers on the inside of the card!

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  7. Love that sunflower, WOW! Both your projects are beautiful and have great detail.

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  8. WOW! They are both beautiful, and the sunflower card took my breath away! Sooooo gorgeous!!!

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  9. Both projects are gorgeous Joelle! Your sunflowers are exquisite!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  10. Love the sunflowers! Gorgeous card!

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  11. Both of your projects are wonderful. I really love the sunflower.

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  12. These are absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. I love your decorated insides! Fun and creative!

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  14. Lovely projects! The Sunflower makes a wonderful gift set!

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  15. These are stunning! I really like how you are decorating both the inside and out, and that sunflower especially is very eye catching!

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  16. Beautiful pocket project and love all your cards - truly gorgeous, that sunflower really catches my eye!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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