Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop


It is time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  This  month there are six of us in the hop.  Heartfelt Creations is giving away another $25 Gift Certificate to one person commenting on the blogs.  We don't know which blog the winner will be chosen from, so be sure and comment on each blog for a chance to win. If you came from Theresa's blog, you are probably going in order; your next stop will be Clare.  Below is a complete list of everyone participating in this blog hop.  

One of my first Heartfelt Creations stamp sets was the Posy Patch set with matching dies.  I was so excited to have a stamp set with matching dies;  I use this set over and over.  The flower I created today is the "hydrangea".  I used the "Hydrangea/Posy Branch PreCut Set" (HCPC 3301) to stamp the flower then stamped a lot of the smallest Posy Patch flowers (HCPC 3303) in two shades of purple card stock. They were die cut using the Heartfelt Creations "Posy Patch Dies" (HCD 701).  I love to create dimensional flowers and it was so easy to do by adding all the little individual "posy patch" flowers.  I just kept stacking them until I felt the flower had the rounded shape I was looking for.   In the center of each flower, I used a different shade of purple Copic marker to add a colored center, then added purple Stickles in each little flower.  The leaves were stamped twice, cut out and shaped  to give additional dimension to the flower.  

The flower is so dainty looking and I wanted to showcase it in a very pretty embossed background.  I used the Marianne "DS0907" Cut and emboss folder and added lavender behind the die cuts.  My card is 5.5" square which left an area on the left side that was not embossed.  I turned the embossing folder around and placed the edge of it up next to the embossed design.  It was placed on the cutting mat of the die cutting machine so only the portion I wanted to emboss was on the plate, then ran it through the machine.  If the whole design had been placed on the plate, it would have flattened out the previously embossed area.  

The Heartfelt Creations butterflies were stamped, colored with Copic markers, cut out then added around the flower.  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations "Inspire Me Sentiments" (HCPC 3363) stamp set.  It was die cut using one of the Spellbinders "Fancy Tags" die.   


Here is a list of all the blogs for you to visit:

Selma   (You are here)

Have fun hopping and don't forget to comment on each blog for a chance to win the $25 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

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68 comments:

Theresa said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the dimension of the flower...that's a lot of posies! The butterflies are lovley...great design and colors! You're the most talented creator of flowers, Selma.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Selma! I love the purple and the exquisite flowers! Wonderful design!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Double thud! Stunning GF ....stunning

Becky said...

Selma, this is a jaw-dropping gorgeous creation! I love the purple.....just fabulous!

TesaB said...

Wowza! This is STUNNING! What an amazing bouquet! And what a job to stamp and cut all those!!! LOVE this!

Donna said...

Beautiful creation! You have such a wonderful way with flowers. I love all your added touches and eatil. TFS!

Benzi said...

Couldn't be more beautiful, Selma.
Love the purples and sweet flower/butterflies. Of course the embossing folder is gorgeous!

Teresa said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the flowers.

Regena said...

Beautiful.. love the purple and white combination

Memaw said...

Flowers are gorgeous as well as the whole card...Awesome as usual.
thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

this combination can't be beat...purple and crisp white plus my favorite...butterflies... anything butterflies! I want the hydrangea stamps and their matching punch right now! Kathy S.

www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com said...

Selma your HC card is just over the top beautiful. The purple shading is so subtle and so real looking. You do such a nice job ALWAYS!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Selma, your card is beautiful. The colors are so vivid and the 3D effect wonderful. What an inspriation. Thank you for sharing such a stunning creation.
karen in AZ

Winnie said...

This is an amazing piece. I love your amazing flowers. They are a show stopper. I love the way the lilac shows thru the white cutouts on the background etc. So elegant.

kathi17 said...

This card is really beautiful, I love the color and the lace. The flowers are just beautiful!

jazz08 said...

UNBELIEVABLE!! Whata gorgeous card!! You have outdone yourself with this one. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and I have "many" of them in my yard...now to learn to make them to place on my cards. Outstanding job!!!!!!

jazz08 said...

UNBELIEVABLE!! Whata gorgeous card!! You have outdone yourself with this one. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and I have "many" of them in my yard...now to learn to make them to place on my cards. Outstanding job!!!!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Stunning!!! So fresh and realistic I can smell them...lol
Thanks for sharing this beauty

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Nan G said...

Love love your hydrangea!

Darla said...

Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your purple flowers, you make them look so real!

Anonymous said...

This is totally and utterly amazing! The dimension you've achieved is stunning! A truly beautiful card1

AliceH

Betty Benton said...

Beautylicious!! Your white cards with one other color are so gorgeous and elegant -- you just keep getting better, Selma!!

Anonymous said...

Selma, I look forward to every day looking at your blog to see what you have created. I have never been disappointed! Your designs are so inspiring, they are always just beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

One word.....Gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Loved the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

Olga said...

Oh My World, this is absolutely eye popping, jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Selma !!!

Como sempre seus trabalhos são belíssimos, mas esse projeto esta fantástico.

Beijos

Anonymous said...

Selma: Your cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Margie F.

Linda R. said...

Today was the first time I've seen your blog. I am so very, very impressed. YOu are very talented. This card is amazing. Every little detail you put on the card is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and telling us how you made it.

Barbara Colbert said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the purple flowers...beautiful layout and design...stunning!

Mary Jane said...

gorgeous card!!love the 3-D flowers....you always do such beautiful work!!

Fran said...

Love your card..you always do such beautiful cards..thanks for sharing

ktfabian said...

Absolutely beautiful! Hydrangeas are my favorite and you did a wonderful job creating yours. I love this card!

Handcrafted by Helen said...

The Hydrangea is wonderful Selma, I love how well it goes with the cut and emboss folder behind it - such a pretty card

Lou said...

Truly U R "Touched by the Spirit" 4 fm where else could such beauty flow? U ALWAYS have that Touch as IF; as if you have Already been there, walking in the Garden, and now you are just sharing w/us that which is memory. TY

Edna said...

wow, it looks so real that I can almost smell them, it is a spring card. Lovely.

Sheila - Ginger said...

OMG! What a stunning card Selma....I just love your attention to detail and the hydrangea is jaw stoppingly beautiful,also love the way you placed it on that particular embossing folder. Oh and not forgetting the beautiful butterfly, my favourite of the tiniest of creatures. Well done Selma.


Love Sheila xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

OMG! What a stunning card Selma....I just love your attention to detail and the hydrangea is jaw stoppingly beautiful,also love the way you placed it on that particular embossing folder. Oh and not forgetting the beautiful butterfly, my favourite of the tiniest of creatures. Well done Selma.


Love Sheila xx

cathylynn said...

Another stunning creation! This is absolutely gorgeous!
Amazing details! That flower is perfect !
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Lee T. said...

That's one BEAUTIFUL card!

Anonymous said...

Selma, your cards are amazing and I can't even begin to imagine how much time you spend on all your flower making. One of these days I'm going to break down and purchase that beautiful embossing folder that you use so often.

Judy Covey
paljudy@comcast.net

Sherry Kushibab said...

I can only drool as I view your projects...I do aspire to be as creative as you are. Lovely, Lovely card.

Karen McAlpine said...

Popped over from Joan's site. Beautiful card! The petals are so life like.

Donna Oates said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colors and then the mounting on white is beautiful. Just perfect!

Yvonne said...

Love the flowers and the pop-up look!

Sharman said...

Selma, this is just crazy. Your talent is so over the top. I look at your cards everyday (except you did not post any for a couple of days and I had withdrawls).. Anyhow, I just don't know how you do all of these beautiful cards. I love that you tell us how to do them, and I read and reread them and then just shake my head at the fact that you are able to have all the dies and embossing folders etc. I especially love all the heartfelt ones. They are so over the top but then again, anything that you do is. Thank you so much for such great talent...

Judi said...

This card is so beautiful. From the embossed background to the wonderful 3D bouquet. You are an amazing designer.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Selma, your cards always amaze me! This one is no exception. It is gorgeous!!!

Nancy Hill said...

I love the hydrenga that you created. Very beautiful and like all commenters said above, you always amaze us.

Susan said...

Positively spectacular but then again all your cards are. Love the different colors on the hydrangea, butterflies and also the idea with the embosssing folder. Absolutely love it.

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are always awesome and this one is just as gorgeous as all the rest. I have received so much inspiration from you. Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Char said...

You never cease to amaze me. Your cards are always gorgeous!! I love this one, too!! What more can I say, you are the bomb!!

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

rlang221 said...

Wonderful Card!

Clare said...

This is breathtaking, Selma! Beautiful job! I love the colors!

Vail said...

This is another gorgeous card, you are so talented and we are so fortunate that you share your talents with us. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! I feel so blessed to have found your blog. Absolutely stunning work!

CraftinGranny said...

Too beautiful for words Selma! "Hugs"

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

This is just so gorgeous. I can't beleive all those little posies. Love how they all are a little different.

Anonymous said...

YOUR WORK IS STUNNING
KIND REGARDS FROM SAM x

Diane said...

Wow...this has to be one of the prettiest Hydrangea cards I have seen.....looks like a lot of work went into it, but the end results are well worth it...beautiful!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Absolutely stunning!!! It is so pretty and thank you for sharing this gorgeous creation!

marsha said...

What a stunning hydrangea - it looks just like you could pick a petal or bend closer to smell the fragrance! The purple is so rich and I love your design.
Hugs,
Marsha

Margaret U. said...

Just love all the cards, they are so delicate looking..Loving all the flowers.. beautifully done..

Kathi said...

Oh my!

How absolutely beautiful.

I love the color combo and the dimensional hydrangea!

Wow!!!

Monica W said...

So many lovely things you do. I will come back. Thank you for today.

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