Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Card and Pumpkin Tutorial




 This is the second post today.  The Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop is one post down.

 Today I have a Heartfelt Creations card and some little pumpkins I designed using the new Sweet Juliet Collection.  Below is a tutorial on how I created the pumpkins with the Sweet Juliet dies.

To create this card, I used a frame from the Heartfelt Creations "Antiquity Paper Collection" for the background.  In the center I stamped the sentiment from the "Blessing To Me PreCut Set", using Brown VersaFine Ink.  The leaves in the sentiment were colored with a Copic marker.  In the upper corner I created the flowers with the Heartfelt Creations "Sweet Juliet Dies".  Aren't these creative flowers! The larger petals, on each flower,  were die cut using  brown card stock and the small petals were die cut using black card stock.  I wanted some texture on the brown petals so used the leaf stamp in the "Blessing to Me" stamp set and stamped one end of the leaves, in black, over the petals.  The flower was then assembled using a large black brad in the center.   Emma Lou, the creative director at Heartfelt Creations has a video showing how to assemble these flowers.  The leaves behind the flowers are also from the "Blessings To Me" stamp set.

TUTORIAL FOR CREATING PUMPKINS

 When I was assembling the flowers for this card, I used a stylus to shape each petal and when they were curled up, I got an idea that maybe I could create a pumpkin.  I love how these pumpkins turned out.




The Sweet Juliet Dies were intended to be used to create flowers.  I used two die cuts of the same size for each pumpkin.  I used a small brad to assemble them.



 To assemble the pumpkin, I began by gluing the two pieces together at the center.  This would become the bottom of the pumpkin.

 Next, I used the stylus to shape each "leg" starting just below the end and going to center.  This was done on each "leg".  See how they curl up. 

 When you get all the "legs" shaped, it will look like this. Doesn't look much like a pumpkin here, does it!

 I used a brad, with the head on the inside, and started pulling each "leg" up over the prongs of the brad.  In this picture I used a much larger brad because it was easier to use for this tutorial.  I actually used a small brad.  You can see how the "legs" of this die cut are being layered.  I went all the way around adding each piece, making sure not to skip any.

 Once they were all on the brad, I pushed down on the ends of the brad to hold it in place.  Again, I did not use this large of a brad.  If you do use a large brad, it tends to make the pumpkin fall over.  You can shape your pumpkin by pressing down on the center top.  In this picture you can see some of the pieces are kind of pushed in, just use your fingers or a stylus to pull them out so the are shaped nicely.


To make the top look like a pumpkin, I glued on a piece of twig and added on some die cut ivy. 

I always love to find different ways to use my dies, and this ended up being a fun project.  Hope you give it a try!

You can see the Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies, and design paper in the  "Sweet Juliet Collection" here.

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10 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Another gorgeous creation and I love the little pumpkins!

Dria said...

LOVE your pumpkins! you have a lot of wonderful creations on your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Selma, you are so creative. Your card is beautiful but I love your pumpkins made from the flower dies. Thank you for the tutorial. Now I have to get these dies for sure.

Denise

Sarah said...

Selma, your projects are always amazing but this pumpkin is pure genius! So beautiful and creative!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Your card is so pretty and your pumpkins are ingenious!

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witchduck said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing that with everyone.

Marisa Job said...

Lovely card! And the pumpkins are the cutest!! I designed the Sweet Juliet flower die for HC, I love to see what everybody comes up with and your idea is very clever. Hugs!

barbara macaskill said...

What a cool idea! Love your card and the pumpkins are awesome! TFS!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Very clever!

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