Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It is time for a new Heartfelt Creations release. The Botanical Garden Collection features 5 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinder dies. The Botanical Garden Collection is a great addition to every floral lover's collection of flowers.
To create my card, I used the "Tropical Floral Swirls PreCut Set" (HCPC 3409). In order to create dimension to the flowers I used the "Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set" (HCPC 3407). The leaves added to the corners, are also from the same stamp set. The white flourish on each side is from the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose collection. I cut it apart and just added parts to this design.
The Tropical Floral Swirls image was stamped on white card stock then cut out with Spellbinders "Labels Twenty One". Using the broad end of the Copic Sketch marker I traced around the embossed edge to help it stand out. The image was colored with Copic markers. The center of the leaves were shaded with new Chalk Pencils I recently received from Joan's Gardens. This piece was embossed with a new Cheery Lynn embossing plate "Dotted Swiss" XL Embossing Plate (E141). These plates give a very deep embossed impression. The extra flowers for the design were white embossed onto lavender card stock. I used the special card stock Joan has in stock for creating flowers. This card stock is very easy to shape. Each flower was water colored using reinkers and a water barrel brush. The color turned out just the way I wanted by coloring on colored card stock. I was surprised in the difference between doing it this way and coloring with the same reinkers on white card stock. You can use the Spellbinder "Rose Creations" dies to cut out these flowers.
I took a picture to show you how I stamp when I have several sizes of the same Heartfelt Creations flowers. I lined the three sizes up on a clear stamping block and stamped across the page. The reason I do this, is because it lines all the flowers up in a row to make it easy to cut in strips when you are ready to use the dies to cut them out. This photo also shows the original light lavender card stock with the white embossed flowers, then a portion of them after they were water colored with reinkers.
A Martha Stewart "Garden Trellis" punched border was placed behind the stamped image. The pretty background was created with the new Cheery Lynn "Foliage" XL Embossing Plate (E127). To help the embossed design show up, I used the Tim Holtz blending tool and green "Peeled Paint" Distress ink to sponge over the design. This card is 5x7". The embossed piece was cut down to fit this card, then backed with purple card stock and attached to the white card. The Heartfelt Creations sentiment was stamped and cut out with an oval Nestie, sponged before taking it out of the die, then each scallop pierced. It was placed under the flowers.
The top corners needed something, so I decided to add one of the larger flowers to each corner plus leaves from the Botanical Floral 2 set. A pretty purple silk bow and purple rhinestones were added to complete the card.
All the products used on this card, including the new Heartfelt Creations Botanical Garden Collection, can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to see the complete Heartfelt Creations Botanical Garden Collection and matching Spellbinder dies.