It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations! This week I have a sympathy card made with The Blazing Poppy Collection.
I made these poppy flowers a few weeks ago, but couldn't decide what I wanted to do with them. I found this designer paper from the collection that went nicely with them and then just added a few embellishments to pull it all together!
Here's a closeup of the flowers. I used the coloring and shaping technique that I did on my tutorial you can see here on my blog or here on the Heartfelt Creations' Blog.
Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see what the designers have come up with this week! Lots of beautiful creations there!
I'm submitting this to the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
Poppies with Sympathy
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3674 - Blazing Poppy Petals Cling
HCPC 3617 - Birds and Blooms Cling
HCD1 764 - Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A
HCDP1 255 - Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
173842 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Paper: Neenah Natural White, Bronze Metallic (The Paper Studio)
Ink: VersaMark, Mocha Mama (Quick Quotes), Soft Suede (Stampin Up), Pink Grapefruit (VersaMagic)
Accessories: adhesive pearls, button, cream sheer ribbon (Michaels), trim (Joanns), lace (Hobby Lobby), Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Grand Calibur, Scor-tape 1/4" and 1/8", Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), embossing buddy, make-up applicators, heat gun, water mister
Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut Natural White 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold crease to make card base. Cut Bronze Metallic 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut designer paper (pictured) from paper collection to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", stamp sentiment on bottom left with Soft Suede, ink edges with Mocha Mama and glue to Bronze Metallic mat. Add mats to card base using Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut piece of lace to fit across card and adhere with 1/4" Scor-tape. Cut trim to fit across top of lace and adhere with 1/8" Scor-tape.
Die cut large vine from Cut Mat Create 2A Die using Natural White. Shape leaves on vine using fingernails. Glue to card as pictured using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Stamp Blazing Poppy Petals (2 times) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel applying heat from underneath. Color 6 extra small and 2 small flowers with Pink Grapefruit Ink using make-up applicators. (Follow the tutorial here for step by step instructions on this embossing and coloring technique.) Die cut flowers with matching die. Spritz back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue together to create 2 small and 1 medium poppy flowers. (Refer to video here for poppy flower shaping techniques or use the one in my tutorial here.) Add Guilt Trip Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Add flowers arranging over Large Vine using AIG. Add adhesive pearls. Make a 3-loop bow with cream sheer ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add button to bow center using glue dots.