September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop
Hello, Friends! It’s the last Tuesday in September and that means it’s time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop. You should be coming here from Mary’s BLOG. If so, you are right on track. Just in case, here’s the blog hop order:
A random winner will be chosen from one of the blogs on this hop, so make sure you leave a comment on each and every blog! Your chance to comment will expire on Friday, October 2nd at midnight. The winner will be announced here on Saturday, October 3rd. The winner will then have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.
Classic Sunflower Birthday Card
Autumn birthdays are the perfect excuse to create with my favorite Classic Sunflower Collection. You can find a complete tutorial below this post.
I wanted to pick up on the beautiful rust and green tones in the designer papers and did this by inking my papers with Colorbox Burnt Sienna Chalk ink. I love the rustic feel of this card from the distressed edges to the crumpled sunflowers, it makes me happy!
I used a lot of metal accents, glass beads and beautiful ribbons and fibers to add texture and visual interest to the card. The Everyday Heroes Die was colored with Burnt Sienna ink and embossed lightly with Antique Gold embossing powder. I backed it with a sentiment from the designer paper, filled it with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled in some beads and mica flakes just for fun.
The interior of the card is finished with more designer paper, and some stamps from my stash. I really appreciate all the artwork that comes in the Heartfelt Creations paper packs. They make it so easy to create a really special card.
I’m so glad you hopped by today. From here, you will hop over and visit Glenda’s BLOG.
Thanks for stopping by!
Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Tutorial
- Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
- Classic Sunflower Die
- Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set
- Everyday Heroes Die
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
- Art Institute Clear Glitter Adhesive
- Bella Rose Leaves Stamp
- Bella Rose Die
- 5×7 Gold Card base, side fold
- Cajun Craze Cardstock (stampin’ up)
- gold metallic paper (Colorbok)
- copper brads
- metal flower button
- natural burlap string
- Antique Gold Faux Burlap Wired Ribbon
- 3/8″ Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon
- Zutter Bow-it-All Tool
- Czech Beads (topaz, copper, gold)
- Mica flakes (bronze)
- Antique Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
- Glossy Accents, foam adhesive
- ColorBox Paintbox Fluid Chalk Inks/Autumn Pastels
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Gold Mist (mine is homemade but any gold mist will do)
Stamp two sets of Classic Sunflowers, one with Yellow Cadmium Ink, one with Burnt Sienna Ink. Heat Emboss with Clear embossing powder and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.
Use a sponge dauber to color the flower petals with chalk paints.
Flip the flower layers over, spray lightly with water and shape with Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Stack and glue the layers together. Fill Centers with Art Institute Glue and and assortment of Czech beads. Set aside to dry.
Stamp, die cut and color the Bella Rose Leaves.
Cut a panel of the chicken wire designer paper slightly smaller than the 5″ x 7″ card base. Ink the edges with Burnt Sienna chalk ink. Spritz with gold mist. Distress the edges, ink again if necessary.
Cut a 4.25″ square from the word collage paper. Mat with Cajun Craze and gold foil paper. Glue onto the chicken wire panel.
Cut a 4″ square from the plaid paper. Mat as above. Secure slightly to the right of the word collage square, using foam adhesive to create more dimension.
Run the burlap approx. 1.25″ inches from the card base. Top with a double layer of the moss/cream plaid ribbon. Glue the chicken wire panel to the card base.
Die cut the Everyday Heroes die from white cardstock. Use the circle die to cut out the center. Color with Dark Brown Ink. Sprinkle with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss. Cut the sentiment from one of the card fronts and glue behind the die to create a window effect.
Fill the circle with Glossy Accents, and sprinkle in some Czech beads and mica flakes. Set aside to dry.
Add copper brads to the top and bottom of the die and secure in place with foam adhesive. Cluster the sunflowers around the die as seen in the photo. Cut the Bella Rose leaves into 3 sections and glue behind the flowers.
Tie a double layer bow with the Bow-it-all Tool. Glue to the card, as shown. Create a triple loop bow with natural burlap string and place on top of the plaid bow. Top with the metal flower.
Cut out the ticket and tab from the paper collection and secure with foam tabs.
Sprinkle beads on leaves, securing with AI glue, if desired.