If Friends were Flowers…

HC I'd Pick You 5If Friends were Flowers, I’d Pick YOU!

Hello, again friends!  I have one more card to share with you this week using the gorgeous Classic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I used one of the pre-designed card fronts from the paper collection to make this “If Friends Were Flowers” card.  You’ll find a complete tutorial below the signature portion of this post.

HC I'd Pick You 01aThere’s so much that I love about this collection, I hardly know where to start, but the color palette has to be near the very top of the list. I love this dreamy combo of blue, yellow and brown!  The artwork in this collection is especially lovely, but then I’m partial to sunflowers anyway.  How about you?

HC I'd Pick You 02aI made a big old shabby bow with custom dyed seam binding and my distress inks.  This card is mostly done…just add a bow and a flower along with a couple little extra bits, and you’re done!

HC I'd Pick You 03aHC I'd Pick You 04I just added one of the border pieces to this fabby chicken wire background and that, as they say, is that!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Classic Sunflower “I’d Pick You” card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:
Paper: Classic Sunflower Collection
Dies: HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die, HCD 750 Cut, Mat, Create Die 1-B, HCD 752 Cut, Mat, Create Die 2-B
Stamps: HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Other: 452255 Grand Calibur, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, SMP001 Stamp Pad

Other Product: Paper: Pearlized White Cardstock, Green Glitter Cardstock, Pearlized blue cardstock, light blue cardstock (from DCWV Latte Cardstock collection); Ink: Warm Mustard Distress Ink,Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Clear Embossing Powder; Other:Seam Binding, button, stick pins, Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls, Cinnamon Stickles, Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Mist, seed beads, copper brad

Directions:
Create a 6″ x 6″ side fold card base from light blue cardstock. Cut Classic Sunflower paper to 5 3/4″ square. Ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Fold top left corner down and secure with brad. Mat with Pearlized blue paper. Stitch around the perimeter. Glue onto card base. Cut two lacy corners with HCD 752 and place one in the top left hand corner, and the other in the lower right hand corner of the card.
Use Warm Mustard Distress Ink to stamp Classic Sunflowers onto pearlized white cardstock. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut with Classic Sunflower Die. Shape with molding mat and tool kit. Stack two smaller blossoms together. Add white glue to the center of the flower and fill with seed beads. Spritz with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist. Die cut two vine from HCD 750 from green glitter cardstock. Place the flower in the top left hand corner of the card, as shown. Add vines on either side.
Cut 18″ of seam binding. Color with Warm Mustard Distress Ink and tie into a shabby bow. Glue down in the loer right hand corner of the card. Top with a blue button. Add stick pins. use a paint brush to apply Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls to the leaves of the printed sunflower. Spritz lightly with water to set. Use your index finger to tap Cinnamon Stickles to the center of the flowers and tap lightly onto the petals of the die cut sunflower.
Finish the interior of the card with another 5 3/4″ square panel of paper from the collection, a portion of the sentiment border and a ladybug.

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6 thoughts on “If Friends were Flowers…

  1. carol

    Love this card Kathy so pretty and the mix of the 3 colours are so beautiful. This Sunflower collection just seems to offer so much x

  2. Robin

    What a beautiful card! I would always pick you to be in my friendship garden. Love your shabby bow on this card – don’t you love the way seam binding takes on other inks and becomes so charming?

  3. Darlene Pavlick

    WOW! Just PERFECT! Love how you made the ribbon look like a sunflower … I’ll say it again … “you are such a creative lady” … I learn from you with every visit!!!

  4. Pamellia

    Wow Kathy. I’ve never been interested in patterned papers before, but you really know how to use them in such an attractive manner!! This is beautiful, I just love the blue and yellow together and your flower is such a perfect match! I love you made your bow look like a sunflower too!! Wonderful 🙂

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