Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Today I have another card to share with you that highlights the Sunny Day Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  While this card looks straight forward, you will find a nice surprise when you untie the ribbon bow.

The front is just a small die cut corner, and opens to reveal a full decorated panel.

Heartfelt Creations Products
Sunny Day Paper Collection HCDP1 230
Decorative Butterfly Corner HCD 730 
Posy Patch Die HCD 701
Botanical Oval PreCut Set HCPC 3520
Butterfly Medley PreCut Set HCPC 3519
Antique Essentials PreCut Set HCPC 3516
Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set HCPC 3303
 Robins Nest Dew Drops Lily Pad

WorldWin Cardstock
Copic Markers: Y19; E02; E35; BG32; BG35; YG93; YG95
Words of Whatever - WOW Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon - EA16
Clearsnap Ink- Archival Brown, Saphire Silk Pigment Ink, Blush Rose Chalk
Xyron Mega Runner

Cut a 6 x6 card base, and score the center.  Lay the Butterfly corner on the front left corner and trace around the outside.  Fussy cut around this leaving only the bottom left corner of cardstock. Cut a       5 3/4" square of patterned paper. Randomly stamp flower stems from the Antique Essentials set across the bottom of the panel using brown archival ink.  Color the flowers with glittery paints.  Stamp the sentiment as shown, and attach to the card base.  Cut the die using patterned paper, and glue to the front. Lay Scor-tape starting on the inside of the card, just to the right of the front panel, wrap around the back, and bring around to the front of the card, stopping at the right margin of the front flap.  Add ribbon to the Scor-tape, leaving tails at the intersection of the front flap and the inside panel. Tie in a bow to close the card.  Stamp the butterfly with the Brown Archival ink and color with Copics.  Fussy cut the image and add to the front flap.  Add Stickles over the butterfly and glue to the card with dimensional foam. Stamp and cut with the corresponding die, the Post Patch Flowers and nestle around the butterfly.  Add Dew Drops for the the centers of the flowers.  Tuck a small chipboard flourish behind the butterfly.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Half Window Card


Cut a piece of cardstock 6" x 12". Score at 3" and 6".  Fold as shown.

Cut patterned paper to add to the card base.
 (2)  2 7/8" x 5 3/4"
(2) 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" : Set one of these to the side. 
Ink the edges of the paper. Use Scor-tape to adhere the panels to the base, but on the first panel, do not put the tape along the edge that will have the cut.

 Take the angel wing die (this is an outline die, that matches a fancy doily die, but has one edge that is not a cutting edge).  Tape the angel wing along the scored/folded line. **If I want to hold something temporarily in place with tape, onto pretty patterned paper, I stick the tape to my skin a couple of times, before adhering to the paper, to make it less sticky and to decrease the chance of messing up my patterned paper.

This is what your card will look like after you run it through your die cutting machine.

When I added my doily on top of this, I wanted to have a consistent cream background underneath, so I cut a full circle with the angel wing (make the first cut, line the up so that it completes the circle, tape in place and cut).  Then I matched this up with the half circle, glued in place, then added the doily on top. This will be the inside portion of the card.

Take the second piece of designer paper  5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and lay it on top of the front, to see where the doily fits.  Tape your angel wing to the patterned paper, and using the two step method, cut a full circle from this piece of paper.  Then line it up on the front and attach.

Add your second doily to the front. Embellish as you please.

I love how this card looks like it's flipping around when you open it and hope that you will give it a try.