Hello, Friends! I’m just popping in very quickly to share some detail shots of the second project I submitted to the Heartfelt Creations blog this week. I ordered this beautiful Hydrangea Posy Patch Stamp in my initial design team goodie box over 6 months ago. I’ve been itching to use it on a project, but with one thing and another, I just never found the time. Early one morning this week, this design popped into my head, and I couldn’t wait any longer to give it a try. You will find a complete list of supplies and detailed instructions at the bottom of this post. They can also be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog.
I love hydrangeas! I have three of them planted around the front and side of my house. I think they are beautiful, even after they have started to fade away. I had a really good time die cutting and coloring all those little blooms…and it didn’t take as long as you might think. I just kept rolling along! LOL
I’m actually writing this post in advance. I’m away all this week at big craft show called Visions of Sugarplums in North Raleigh. It’s the only show I do each year, and it lasts all week. It’s a week of long days, so I knew I would not be able to get any blogging done during this time. If you’re in the Raleigh area, I’d love it if you could stop by!
That’s all for me today, folks. Thanks for stopping by…your visits make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time..
Heartfelt Creations Product Used: STAMPS: HCPC 3301 Hydrangea Posy Branch Pre Cut Set; HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut SetHCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set; DIES: HCD 701 Posy Patch Die PAPERS: HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection; 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding mat; 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other products used: PAPER: green parchment paper; Stampin’ Up naturals white cardstock; Smooth white cardstock for stamping; INKS: Ranger Coffee Archival Ink, Distress Ink/Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye; Color Box Pigment Ink/Frost White; Distress Markers: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Picket Fence; Water Detail Brush; Clear Embossing Powder; DIES: Spellbinders Branching Out; Embossing Folders; Spellbinders M-Bossabillities , Mystic; Other: ivory seam binding, flat lace, Liquid Pearls/Pastel Raspberry; Perfect Pearls Mist/Biscotti; Clear Embossing Powder,White Superfine Embossing Powder; Glue Dots, adhesive of choice
DIRECTIONS: Create a 5”x7” card base from green Parchment Cardstock. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Cut a 4 ½”x6 ½” mat from naturals white cardstock. Emboss with folder. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Center on card base and glue down.
Use Coffee Archival Ink to stamp the hydrangea image onto scrap paper. Fussy cut around the image and set aside. Stamp the hydrangea a second time onto a 4 ½” x 6 1/2” rectangle of the tiny pink print paper from the Daphne collection. (This has the sentiment cards on the reverse side.) Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set. Use the watercolor brush and Distress Markers to lightly color in the flower centers. Cover the image with the fussy cut hydrangea, using it as a mask, and stamp the entire panel with the script background using Tea Dye Distress Ink. Die cut the panel with the largest die from the Branching out die set. Carefully ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Set aside.
Stamp about 20 of the smallest blossoms from the Posy Patch stamp set onto smooth white cardstock using coffee archival ink. Die cut with the smallest posy patch die. Add color to the centers using Distress Markers and a water brush. Lightly brush the outer edges of the petals with Picket Fence Distress Marker direct to paper. Shape with the molding mat and tool kit. Add these shaped blossoms to the stamped and die cut sheet of Daphne paper. Place a dot of Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls to the center of each flower. Set aside to dry. Stamp, die cut and shape one of each of the three smallest blossoms from the Posy Patch set. Layer together to form a single flower. Set aside.
Die cut two of the labels from the Branching Out die: one on pink patterned paper, one on green. (I used scraps). Ink the edges of the green label. Stamp the sentiment from the Hydrangea set into the center of the pink panel. Carefully cut around the stamped sentiment. Ink the edges and secure to the green label with foam tape. Add the prepared Posy Patch Blossom.
Once the Liquid Pearls are dry, Spritz with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. Wrap the base of the card with flat lace. Use foam tape to secure the sentiment to the center of the lace. Create a bow with ivory seam binding and use glue dots to secure to the stem of the hydrangea. Use foam tape to secure this entire panel to the card base.
For the interior of the card, cut a 4”x5 ¾” panel of dark brown paper from the Daphne collection. Mat with pink cardstock. Stamp the hydrangea branch in White Frost and Heat Emboss with White Superfine Embossing Powder. Cut a journaling card from the paper collection, mat with green parchment cardstock and adhere to base of brown panel.