Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Special Day Carnation

Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! I am fully into the "Christmas rush" - mass producing Christmas cards, Christmas shopping, full schedule at work, and we've started a home-improvement project in the middle of this too! I didn't even get a Sunday blog posted this past weekend! But, I won't miss a Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!

ESPECIALLY when they have great give-away news for YOU! As a thank you to all the loyal HC customers, Heartfelt Creations will be giving away 50 (yes, 50) $50 Dollar Gift Certificates on December 21st at 9PM EST. On December 21st, HC will be providing you with the direct link to the giveaway page on the Heartfelt Creations blog, Facebook and email. Once the page goes live you submit your information and a $50 gift certificate will automatically be emailed. Once the 50 gift certificate limit has been reached, it will be indicated on the page. Mark your calenders and make sure you are available at that time, they will be snatched up quickly!

This week, I have an easel card that features stamps from the Artistic Gatefold Collection. Be sure to head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out all the beautiful creations from the design team and look for the winner of the $25 gift certificate!

Special Day Carnation

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Paper

Soft Suede (SU!)4 1/4" x 11", and
4 1/4" x 5 1/2", and
4 1/4" x 1 1/2" (2 pieces)
So Saffron (SU!)3 3/4" x 5", and
4" x 5 1/4"
Regal Rose (SU!)2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (2 pieces)
Walk in the Park DSP (SU!)3" x 12"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)2" x 3", and
1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Ink

So Saffron (SU!)
Regal Rose (SU!)
Certainly Celery (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3435: Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3436: Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3437: Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3438: Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3366 Wrought Iron Cross PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Pearl Brads (American Crafts)
Carnation Creations Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Triple Scallops Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Scallop Punch (SU!)
ATG (3M)
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of light green cardstock, measuring 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold.

MAT LAYERS

Cut a piece of burgundy cardstock measuring 4 1/2" x 6 5/8". Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". Mount the patterned paper on the left most side of the burgundy paper, leaving a small border on the left, and a wider border on the right.

Stamp the Christmas sentiment in burgundy ink in the upper third of the patterned paper.

Stamp the holly leaf with the swirl in burgundy ink in the lower third of the patterned paper. Enhance these images with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. Stamp the holly leaf again using green ink on light green paper, cut it out, and glue it over the burgundy stamped leaf.

Mount a glittery strip of ribbon diagonally across the lower portion of the mat layers, then mount the layers onto the card front, again leaving a small border at the left, and a larger border on the right.

HOLLY BORDER

Cut/emboss the holly accent border using light green paper. Use a sponge to apply green ink before removing the paper from the die. Trim the die cut pattern to fit the mat layers. Use the dries clear glue to mount the border along the edge of the patterned paper. Enhance the darker green areas with a clear SPICA pen. Use burgundy Stickles for the circle at the base of each group of three leaves.

POINSETTIA

Stamp three poinsettia images using Versamark ink on rose paper, and heat emboss with tranlucent burgundy embossing glitter. Be careful not to overheat - too much heat will flatten the color and sparkle.

Cut out the flowers, and trim into the center of each flower around the whole petals. Bend the five whole petals up, and leave the partial petals flat. Glue the largest poinsettia to the front of the card using Zip-Dry glue so that it covers the intersection of the large holly leaf, the ribbon and the holly border.

Mount the medium poinsettia in the center of the largest using a foam square, and the smallest into the center of the medium blossom using another foam square. Finish with three large light pink and three small dark pink adhesive gems in the center of the poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

9 comments:

Emmy said...

Stunning card, Lisa! Your poinsettia is absolutely AMAZING!
hugs'n smiles,
Emmy

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I just love easel cards and yours is so pretty! A real stunner. The sentiment is one of my favorites so I guess I just love everything about this one! Well done my friend!

Cibele Glazer said...

Stunning example of an easel card! Fabulous!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a fabulous creation. Your easel card is awesome and that carnation is so beautiful. You have created one wonderful card that is a joy to view!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa...love that dimensionalized flower with the darling pearl center...simply lovely!

Sue said...

Fantastic card with a beautiful sentiment Luv Sue x

Caroline said...

This is a lovely easel card! the flower is just beautiful!

Candy S. said...

I just love this card! I love the colors - so feminine!

helen said...

So cute! Lovely colors!

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