Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunny Days

Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! It's time for more Heartfelt Creations designs. I was feeling inspired last weekend, so I have 4 cards on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week. Be sure to come back every day through Saturday to see all the cards with instructions, as always. Be sure to stop over at the HC blog too - the design team has outdone themselves!

Today's card is a birthday card I designed for one of my employees - I'm already in a springtime mood! The flowers from this month's Floral Cross Collection are so much fun to color.

SunnyDays

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Heartfelt Creations Products

Paper

Rose Red (SU!)7" x 10", score it at 5", and
4" x 5"
Jen Allison's Lost & Found (My Minds Eye)4" x 6"
Vintage Cream (Paper Trey Ink)3" x 4", and
4 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Ink

Memento Tuxedo Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Ruby Red (SU!)

Accessories

Oval Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Scissors (EK Success)
Craft Knife (EK Success)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Glitter Pen (Imagination International)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Peg Bow Maker (Unity Stamps)
Double-sided tape (PK Glitz)
Rose Ink Gold
Sponge
ATG
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of dark red card stock measuring 7" x 10", score it at 5", and fold. MAT: Cut a piece of patterned paper, measuring 4" x 6". Tape a strip of ribbon diagonally across the mat. Mount the mat with ribbon in the center of the card front.

SENTIMENT

Cut/emboss a decorative window diecut from red card stock. Before removing it from the die, use a sponge to apply Rose Inka Gold paint to the open areas in the die. Cut/emboss an oval from ivory card stock. Stamp the sentiment in matching red ink. Fit the oval inside the window die.

FLOWERS

Stamp the flower images on ivory card stock, and color with COPIC and SPICA markers. I used these colors:

  • Leaves: G21, G24
  • Blossoms: R11, R14, Y35, and Peach and Lemon SPICA pens

Entwine the smaller flower image in the decorative frame, then mount sentiment stack on the mat across the ribbon. Mount the large flower to the lower left of the framed sentiment. Finish by tying a bow, and gluing it on the ribbon where it exits from under the decorative frame.

Thanks for stopping by!

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4 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This does remind me of Spring! I am so looking forward to warm temps and gentle breezes! We are to be 70 tomorrow with severe storms in the forcast!

hlm said...

Very lovely springtime card!

Michelle said...

I really love that HC sentiment! Love your beautifull colored flowers!

Angelica said...

Beautiful card Lisa, wow!! Look at all that intricate cutting.

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