Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card

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Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2018 Alumni Hop! Dogwoods have always been my favorite spring blossom. When we lived in Atlanta, there was a street in a small town called Clarkston that was lined on both sides with snowy white dogwood trees.   When those delicate trees blossomed at Easter, it was like going to a wedding.  I think of that street every year around this time. This Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card is inspired by that memory.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01a

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/2″ spine.  To make it, you will need the following:

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card; Creating Layers

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 02

I decided I wanted a distressed, shabby chic feel for this card.  Once I had built my card base, I went about creating the layers.  First, I cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.   Use an ink blending tool to add Distress inks along the edges of your paper.  Then spritz with water.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 03

Next, I distressed all the edges with my Tonic Distressing Tool.  If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can run the blade of your scissors lightly along the edge of your paper, and get a similar result. Stitch this panel onto a double mat of white pearl cardstock and light grey cardstock.  I build my card front on this panel, and then once the card is finished, I glue it to the base.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card: Flowers and Sweetheart Border

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 04

Die cut the Sweetheart Border from Pearl White Cardstock.  I also used a Large Spellbinder Circle Die to cut out the focal from one of the 6×6 card panels in the collection.  Layer these elements up on your card.

Now it’s time to create those gorgeous dogwood blossoms!  First, I stamped 2 sets of the large blossoms and one set of the other blossoms onto pearly white cardstock using Sap Green Archival Ink.  Then I heat embossed the stamped images with WOW embossing powder.

Before you cut out the blossoms, go ahead and ink the centers and leaves with more of the Sap Green Ink using a sponge dauber.  Then sponge the edges with a combination of the pink Distress inks.  Spatter with a little water and some diluted brown ink to create the spatter effect.

Now you are ready to shape and assemble your blossoms.  Fill the centers with Tutu Pink Prills. Hot glue them to your card front as seen in the photo.  Die cut the ticket with Luggage and Tags Die.  Finally, add the bow and button to finish the card front.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 05I had fun adding pockets and treats to the inside of this shabby chic card.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 06The top pocket is made with a card front from the collection.  I filled this with a sweet little folio that is held shut with a decorative belly band.  Die cut the tag and add a small 3″ x 4″ cut apart image here.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 07

Inside, you can add photos, journaling or small keepsakes.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 08

The larger pocket on the bottom holds this pretty tag.  I created a soft, airy layer with the Decorative Oval Die.  Tuck a tea bag and honey stick here as a special treat!

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a lovely comment because one comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a $25 shopping spree at the Heartfelt Creations online store!

The hop runs from 8AM DST Friday, March 30th until 11:59PM DST Monday, April 2nd, 2018.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and blog on Wednesday, April 4th.  The winner will need to e-mail  need to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line to claim his/her prize.

Here’s the blog list for this month’s hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥ Gloria ♥ Sarah ♥ Vicki AlissaMartineArchana ♥  Deneen

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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37 thoughts on “Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card

  1. Priscilla

    This is a stunning card. I love the layers, color choices, stitching…I love it all! I appreciate the instructions you provided it sparks my mojo to try my hand at a similar card. I so glad you included a link on where you get you your ribbon. That extra always gives it a wow. Cheers!

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  2. Berina

    This is gorgeous!! I love the dogwoods on the outside. The inside is stunning! This is a great card! It would definitely make someone’s day!

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  3. Helen

    Kathy, the dogwood flowers on the front of this card look as if they growing right out of that branched background! This design intrigued me…they I saw what you did on the inside…it’s awesomely Spring. As always, you inspire me. tfs and Happy Easter.

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  4. Crafty Aunt Dee

    Stunning card, with all that beautiful coloring of the flowers and the fun instructions. Love the tags with bows that are added.

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  5. Dorina D

    Oh my goodness, that card is wonderful with those gorgeous flowers. What beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the project and the fun instructions.

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  6. Sharon Hudson

    You just can’t beat heartfelt creations products! The results are always stunning and the paper pads are so pretty. I’ve got orchard collection ones and I love them and even had a project featured on a craft magazine using papers stamps and dies. My favourite brand and this is just stunning!

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  7. Michelle Nettleton

    Kathy, I would have never thought to make splatters on my dogwood flowers, I LOVE THE CARD ❤️

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  8. Pattie Jns

    hi Kathy, Dogwood , one of my favorite flowers, such a beautiful tree when in bloom..has an interesting history. specially around Easter….. Happy Easter… with love, joy, and celebration.
    HE HAS RISEN…….. love Pattie

    PS:love your creation.

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  9. Sharon Gullikson

    The spotty dogwood flowers look great. I was just in Atlanta and the Dogwoods were just blooming. So pretty.

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  10. Gena

    What a stunning card, Kathy! That paper collection is breathtaking. I love that green ribbon with the pink colors. Thank you for posting.

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  11. D.Ann C

    Those dogwood blossoms are fabulous! When we lived up North, I remember going to the spring dogwood festival in TN – these flowers capture the essence of that gorgeous display!!

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    1. Yvonne Bodnar

      Outstanding! Even without the special inside, this card front is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      1. kathycNC Post author

        Thank you so much, Yvonne! I had such fun creating these dogwood blossoms with my Heartfelt Creations papers, dies and stamps. I’m glad you enjoyed it, too! Thanks for hopping!

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  12. soozyb2013

    It’s officially Spring but it sure doesn’t feel like it weather wise! We do have sunshine but the wind is bitter. Our Dogwoods have the tiny wee green leaves still tight on the branches. The Dogwood is BC’s flower, it really is a lovely tree. I like them like the Magnolia’s, although messy with petals, it’s worth it for the show. 🙂
    Enjoyed the making of this card Kathy and Happy Easter Weekend to you and yours.

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  13. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Such a lovely card (again), Kathy! I’ve become so accustomed to seeing you work with Graphic 45 paper collections, this looks like a whole new Kathy! I love the misted ink edges – so soft and romantic (as in vintage, not love-y LOL) looking. All the die-cuts are a terrific addition. I must have 500 dies, and rarely use them except as album border edgings. You’ve inspired me to use them today! Thanks for sharing, as always!

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