Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Release: Springtime Cardinal Collection

I’m really excited to help on a brand new release of some really beautiful images from Heartfelt Creations!

The Springtime Cardinal Collection features 8 new Pre Cut sets. These new sets coordinate with existing exclusive Heartfelt Creations dies manufactured by Spellbinders. The images in this collection are very classic and elegant, perfect for your COPIC markers, and you will love the fact that they coordinate with some of the existing Heartfelt Creation dies, so this is an added value for some of the dies you might already own.

Here’s the FUN part! Leave a comment here on my blog post or the Heartfelt Creations blog by April 19 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $119.92. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on April 20.

I used the “Magnificent Cardinal Rose” set, although I did turn it into a Blue-Jay!Here's my first creation:



Note: Finished card size is 5” x 7”


Night of Navy - Textured (SU!) 7” x 10”, scored at 5", and
4 1/2” x 5 1/2”
Trvl Stripe (Cloud9Design) 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”
Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink) 4” x 5” - 3 pieces


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Night of Navy (SU!)


HCPC 3382 Magnificent Cardinal Rose (Heartfelt Creations)


HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Lattice Rectangles Die (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Large Oval Punch (SU!)
Decorative Label Punch (SU!)
Corner Rounder Punch (SU!)
Ribbon (Michaels)
Foam Tape
ATG 714 (Scotch)
Rotary trimmer with straight blades (Fiskars)



Stamp the image in black on two pieces of the white card stock. Stamp just the rose part of the image on the third piece of white cardstock.

Use the large cardinal die and your diecut machine to cut out one of the cardinal images. Using the rose image on the paper you just used to cut out the cardinal, cut out the large center area. Using the third rose image, cut out the small center of the rose. We'll use all these pieces to build the "3-d" image on the front of the card.

Using COPICS, color all the images - the complete image, and the cut out pieces. Here are the colors I used:

  • Bird: B0000, B91, B95, B99, YR65
  • Roses: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y35
  • Leaves: G21, G24, G28, E44


Round all corners of the base card with the corner punch, and the four corners of the patterned paper.

My striped paper is two-sided, so I cut the panel at one end, about one inch from the end, and turned it over to mount it on the card. That way I have a matching solid green area at the bottom of the card.

Adhere the ribbon across the straight edge of the striped paper, then mount the striped panel on the front of the card.

Cut the lattice rectangle from the

Cut and emboss the largest lacey square from the dark blue paper, and mount it on the patterned paper.20110413_JayAndRose_Layers


Now, build the image: First mount the full image on the rectangle mat. Using foam tape, mount the cardinal cut out on top of the cardinal on the card. Mount the 2 center rose images using foam tape, as well. Here's a side view, so you can see the layers.


Finish up by stamping the sentiment in blue on the remaining white scrap and punch it out with the decorative punch. Punch an oval from dark blue, and mount these on your card below the rectangle.

Remember to leave a comment today, so you're entered in the drawing for the full release of these stamps, and mark your calendar for next Wednesday to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the winner!

Thanks for stopping by.



Olga said...

Gorgeous, all the layers, colors and that awesome layout!

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa Lynne! I love the colors! Great layout!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card beautifully coloured.

Loretta said...

I love that blue jay with all those lovely yellow blossoms!


This is gorgeous; can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card, wonderful coloring and dimension!

thestampingbug said...

Welcome to the team! It's going to be such fun with you. Nice stuff eh?


Jan said...

Beautiful card and I love how you've made him into a bluejay! So creative :)

Lisa said...

Wow! I wish I was that creative! Love the designs!

Shirley said...

Very very pretty! Cardinals and Blue Jays are not that different except for color, I think. This is gorgeous!

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