Good Wednesday morning, friends! It’s time for another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. Today I have a sweet vintage Because I Care get well card to share with you. It’s a fairly straightforward design, very little stamping but lots of texture and dimension. In short, quick and easy to make! You’ll find the complete supply list and detailed directions below. Enjoy!
I love this sweet little bird perched on her nest. I did add a little watercolor to the eggs to give them a blush of pink. The bird is from the Christmas Song PreCut set. I just nipped the holly branches off and backed her with some leaves.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my Sweet Juliet jumbo tag with you. In the meantime, be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what beautiful creations the other designers have to offer. And, I’m pretty sure there will be a big announcement there today.
I hope you find time today to feed your spirit by doing something creative whether it involves baking, sewing, decorating, gardening, or playing with paper. Won’t you share with me what creative ventures you like to pursue? I’d love to hear from you! Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,
Heartfelt Creations Product Used: HCPC 3568 Moments With You PreCut Set; HCDP1 237 Antiquities Paper Collection; HCPC Blessing to Me PreCut Set; HCPC 3565 Recovery Wishes PreCut Set; HCPC 3556 Christmas Song PreCut Set;
Other Product Used: Old Olive Cardstock; Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock; Cherry Cobbler Cardstock; 1/8” silver organdy ribbon; small bird nest (Prima); Diamond Stickles; Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany; Distress Markers in Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint; water brush; Sharpie opaque white pen; Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; Vellum; Jet Black Archival Ink; Zip Dry Glue.
Directions: Create a 6 ½” x 5” card base with the fold at the top. Cut the same size panel from Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock. Sand this panel and wipe clean. Stitch around the edges. Cut a 5 ½”x 4” section from the Post Card paper in the collection. Ink the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and stitch onto the Core’dinations panel.
Stamp the blossoms from the Recovery Wishes set onto Vellum using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set. Fussy cut and set aside. Stamp the small postmark from the Moments with You set onto vellum with Jet Black Archival Ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set. Cut or punch out. Use Zip Dry Glue to secure to top left hand portion of the card panel. Color in the blossom on the paper with distress inks and a water brush. Trace the Post Card letters with Diamond stickles and set aside to dry.
Using Jet Black Archival ink, stamp the bird from the Christmas Song set onto white cardstock. Heat emboss with clear powder. Color in with Distress Markers and a water brush. Fussy cut the bird and set aside. Stamp two sets of leaves from the Blessing to Me PreCut set onto Old Olive Cardstock. Fussy Cut.
To create the corner embellishment, begin by gluing the stamped flowers down with Zip Dry Glue. Glue the birds nest down over the flowers. Add glue to the stems of the leaves and tuck under the birds nest. Use foam tape to secure the bird to the side of the nest. Lightly shade the eggs with Aged Mahogany Distress Marker and a water brush, if desired.
Create three 1” wide flag banners from paper scraps in the following lengths: 1 ½”, 2 ¼”, 2 ¾”. Mat with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Glue down in the top right corner of the card panel, as shown. Tie a length of 1/8” ribbon around the top of the card. Create a bow and adhere in the center of the banners. Glue the whole card panel onto the card base.
For the interior, Cut a 6 ½” x 5” panel from the dark brown paper. Stamp the Recovery Wish using White Pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Add hand written greeting with Sharpie White Pigment pen. Glue down onto card base.