Raindrops on Roses Birthday Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Hop: Raindrops on Roses Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the January Alumni Hop!  You should have come here from Alissa’s lovely blog. I’ll include a complete blog hop list at the end of this post.  Today I have a purplicious Raindrop on Roses Birthday Card tutorial to share with you.  I used the Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection, Classic Rose Stamps and Dies, Border Essentials Dies and Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit from Heartfelt Creations to make this card.  Adding gorgeous purple plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon really made this pretty card pop!

This top fold card is 5″ wide x 7″ tall and contains two pockets on the inside.  I’ve prepared a SnapGuide tutorial with step by step instructions and a complete supply list for making this card.

Raindrops on Roses Birthday Card Tutorial on Snapguide

Check out How to Create a Raindrops on Roses Birthday Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Let’s Look at the Details

Purple gingham ribbon is the perfect playmate for the purple and green color palette found in the Raindrops on Roses Collection.  Adding in loopy string bows made from metallic silver really amped up the glam factor on this card.

After stamping, heat embossing, die cutting, coloring and shaping my flowers, I painted them with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  It’s hard to pick up in the photos, but it creates a really cool, crackled vintage finish on the flowers.  This also helps to protect them, so it’s definitely worth the time it takes to do this step.

Use a craft knife to create this corner pocket.  I just traced around the outline on the designer paper and then inserted my matted sentiment into the slit.

Trace around rose petals and leaves with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, then sprinkle with super fine glitter.  The subtle sparkle this creates is lovely.

What’s in Your Pocket?

Pockets add a fun, interactive element to any card.  Here, I’ve added a small pocket to the top and a standard sized pocket to the bottom.  The top pocket is made with an ATC journaling card from the paper collection.

Journaling cards are topped with tiny tags that I tied on with more silver metallic string. You can easily write little personal messages on these cards, then tuck them in the pocket.  Imagine how fun it will be to pull them out and read.  Oh, and there’s chocolate, too!

The bottom pocket contains larger card fronts that I’ve matted on cardstock.  Photos can be mounted on the back.  To turn this card into a gift, just add a little gift card!  Shopping’s done!

On with the Hop

This hop will be live from now until 11:59PM EST on Monday, January 30th.  Visit each blog in the hop and be sure to leave a sweet comment behind because a random winner will be chosen to receive a $25 shopping spree to Heartfelt Creations from one mystery blog. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 1st.  I’ll also add the name of the winner at the top of this post on that date.

If you are the lucky winner, to claim your prize you will need to send an e-mail to [email protected] with the words “Winner of January Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize, then another name will be randomly selected.

Let’s see who’s hopping this month:

Alissa ♥ Kathy (you are HERE)♥ Vicki EmeliaSarah Emily

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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36 thoughts on “Raindrops on Roses Birthday Card Tutorial

  1. brian poteraj

    Adding chocolate to your amazing project is a great idea. I like all of the layers you used.

  2. Laurie Gibson

    All of these are absolutely stunning!! Thank you for the tutorial..so many ideas that I did not think of!!

  3. D.Ann C

    Oh, WoW! Those colors go together fabulously! I wish I had roses that color in real life… soooo pretty! That You Are Simply the Best captures my fancy… is that frame around it an HC stamp or die?

  4. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    another of your stunning and superb creations.
    I love every single bit of this and your roses are gorgeous.
    Love the wonderful colours also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Carol

    Gorgeous card Kathy, the colours are so beautiful, deep and rich. Heartfelt Creations always capture such intense designs and colours. You have created such a lovely way of using those designs and showing them proudly. Hugs x

  6. Sue LD

    Gorgeous purplicious card–love the gingham bow. It would be fun to receive goodies in the pocket card.

  7. Helen

    This card is so elegant. I work with Heartfelt Creations products often and enjoy them so much. Thanks for sharing another idea that I’ll enjoy trying.

  8. soozyb2013

    Okay, my birthday is July 31! hint hint wink wink. Really lovely card. My wee Mum used to make cards from her original doodles. She was very good at that until she had so much pain, it wasn’t fun any more. I miss her cards. She would have loved this one Kathy. Have a glorious, creative weekend 😉 I do hope we get some sunshine soon, to help dry out the ground!!

  9. Janet Saieva

    This is absolutely gorgeous Kathy! Your cards are a gift all by themselves and your recipients are truly blessed.

  10. Corrine Ann

    Wow, this is beautiful!!! And a Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Mint too! Yum! Have to look for some of those, but not sure how many I will share!

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