Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HC Birthday Wishes

Happy hump day!

When I make dimensional flowers, as I do for many of my Heartfelt Creations projects, I use the following tools for making the petals curl;


Sad, eh? It drives me a little crazy that the tiny ball on my stylus leaves marks on my flowers petals and I have sought consolation by telling myself that it looks distressed. Nope. The truth is the flowers looked bad and I was distressed. Yes, I used the rounded end on my Copic pen as well to work my flowers and try to flatten out the scored lines the little ball on my stylus made.

About 2 weeks ago I took a peek for what was new on the Heartfelt Creations website in the 'Tool' category. I love new tools!! Look what I found;


SHUT UP!!! How did I miss this little set of happiness?!!! Allow me to introduce you to one of my new favourite tools, the Paper Blossom Tool Kit. Oh my goodness, this set has already made my flower making life easier! Check out what I did using these babies;


That is a whole lot of flower love, eh?! btw, sorry about the slight blur to the image, I forgot the landscape setting was on on my camera...


I worked these flowers to death and didn't have any tearing or other sad accidents I've had to cope with previously. Check out all the dimension;


I know! Paper blossom making just doesn't get any easier than this!! I stamped blossom layers from Botanical Floral 1 & 2 on pattern paper to get all that gorgeous colour. Since I used pattern paper, the coordinating Rose Creations Shapeabilities Set set AND my Paper Blossoms Tool kit, these blooms were done in record time! If you get the impression I am happy, *ding, ding* you are SO right!

I have instructions for this card on the Heartfelt Creations blog if you want to recreate this card, and all the product I have used is linked in my ingredients list below. The rest of the Heartfelt Creations design team has some gorgeous work for you as well on the blog, so grab a cuppa and enjoy!

stamps; belated birthday, decorative basket, botanical floral 1, botanical floral 2, stained glass background (heartfelt creations)
paper; fall (k&co), maltball, walnut creme (bazzill)
ink; antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain, shabby shutter, peeled paint, forest moss distress inks (ranger)
accessories; paper blossoms kit (mcgill), decorative layered basket die (heartfelt creations), foliage, rose creations, floral doily accent, labels 5, small petite oval, lg & sm classic circles dies by spellbinders, brown felt ribbon (su!), aged copper brads (making memories), fawn rhinestones (bazzill), lt green rhinestones (kaiser craft) 

anything goes challenge blog - birthday 
creative card crew - hand made flowers 
dancing in pajamas - use felt (ribbon)
hand stamped sentiments - stitching (on my ribbon) 
papertake weekly - BINGO (gems, ribbon, blooms) 
try it on tuesday - anything goes
ai factory - anything goes 

30 comments:

wendyp said...

Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! Love the dimension you were able to create with the tools!

Joelle said...

Gorgeous flowers!! Love the colors and well the whole thing is incredible!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

The flowers and colors on your piece are out of this world! I too discovered that little tool kit and I'm a happy girl now!

Olga said...

Yep, my life hasn't been the same since I found that tool set, your card is gorogeus, so deep and rich!!!! Absolutley love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning vintage BD card - love your blossom grouping!

Shannon said...

Beautiful Loretta. The stitching on the felt ribbon is gorgeous. You are a mad flower making mama:) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Lisa Lynne said...

Beautiful card! And the Paper Blossoms tools are one of my favorites, too!

Jan said...

Gorgeous! Love these colors together and what a great design :)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Loretta, this is absolutely stunning.

Hlora said...

Very bright job! this card is fantastic!!!

marsha said...

WOWZER Loretta, you have blown me away with this gorgeous card! Your flowers and leaves are just fabulous!
Hugs,
Marsha

Debbie said...

So Gorgeous! You are a fabulous flower maker! Brilliant job! Love your design and colours!

Angelica said...

Your card is amazing Loretta. Love all your layering and those flowers are just perfect.

Olena said...

Your card is lovely! Great job! Olena

TesaB said...

Your card is absolutly STUNNING! wow! Look at all the beautiful flowers and diecut leafs. LOOOOVE your card!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Loretta! Your leaves and blooms are perfect! Thanks.......looks like I might be looking a little closer in the Store!!!:)

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty card! Love all the detail. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Robbie

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Loretta! Your flowers are stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful!!! I so love the papers you used for the flowers and the leaves are gorgeous too, yep I bought that set of tools too when I bought the Mcgill flower punch, it sure makes all the difference

Stamping Becky said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, Loretta! The card is absolutely beautiful!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card. I love the papers that you have used, perfect for showing off those fabulous flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew Challenge
Margaret :o)

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous the detail on this is,brilliant love the image and color choice bless you for playing at anything goes,love hugs cherylxxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Loretta! The colors just warm my heart - gorgeous flowers and the leaves/vines are sensational. What a stunning card you have created!

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Hugs,
Linda

Erin Gonzales said...

Wow, you are a talented lady! I love how detailed your card is and it is absolutly BE-autiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

WOW, Loretta! SO much beautiful detail and a rich color combo. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)

Clarky J said...

A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

Krista said...

This card has so many yummy textures. I really like the warmth of the colors, too. Great addition of the stitched ribbon! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

stampinbygenny said...

Gorgeous, rich fall colors. I love the flowers and flourishes. The stitched ribbon is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

~Heidi~ said...

This card is absolutely stunning!!

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