Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today I am participating in the first Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop. If you started at the beginning you came from Anita Hovey's blog. The link to the next designer's blog is at the bottom of this post.
My card was designed using the Heartfelt Creations "Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set" (HCPC 3303). These flowers can be cut out using the matching Spellbinders "Posy Patch Diecuts" (HCD701). This is a set of stamps I use over and over. These flowers were stamped using Memento black ink then sponged using a dark purple ink. As soon as the ink was dry, I used a white "Inkssentials" pen to create the white dots on each of the petals. There are seven "double" flowers in this arrangement. They were shaped using tools from a "Flower Tool Kit". A "Sparkle" punch was used to create the black stamens. The green leaves and white ferns are from the Heartfelt Creations "Leaf Medley PreCut Set" (HCPC 3405). This is another set you see me using over and over. These pieces were white embossed on white card stock. The leaves were sponged with green ink and cut out with the matching Spellbinder dies.
This is a 5.5" card. The Martha Stewart "Double Loop" punches were used to create the background. A small square was cut to fit inside the punched border and was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The corners were rounded using a corner rounder punch. The butterfly is from the Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose Collection". The doily behind the arrangement is the Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish Doily. A purple scalloped border was created with the Martha Stewart "Doulbe Loop" punches and added to the back of the card. A small white Swiss Dots bow and a few pearls were added to complete the card.
I hope you enjoy this blog hop. There are a total of nine designers participating and I'm sure you will enjoy visiting each blog for lots of inspiration using your Heartfelt Creations stamps.
Here is the link to Dina Kowal's blog which is the next stop on this blog hop.