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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.
This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/2″ spine. To make it, you will need the following:
- Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection
- Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set and matching Flowering Dogwood Die
- Sweetheart Borders Die
- Decorative Oval Die
- Luggage and Tags Die
- Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die
- Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint
- Ranger Sap Green Archival Ink
- “WOW” Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter
- Rajni Chalwa’s Papericious Frosting Powder
- 5/8″ Celery Plaid Ribbon
- Ivory Burlap String
- Button from my stash
- Cardstock: Pearlized White, light steel grey
- Distressing Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Scoring Tool, 1/2″ Scor-Tape
Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card; Creating Layers
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.
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
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
I had fun adding pockets and treats to the inside of this shabby chic card.
The 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.
Inside, you can add photos, journaling or small keepsakes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ♥ Alissa ♥ Martine ♥ Archana ♥ 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!
Seriously, this is NOT a card..it’s a mini album! 😉 Your layers are always so wonderful. And all the flowers and such on the front…exceptional, as always!
I love the fancy inside. I so often fall short in that area.
Wow, so pretty, many thanks for the instructions too….luv Ursula xx
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the spring colors and the dimension!
Such a beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous.
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!
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!
Beautiful and oh so creative!
This is delightful!
Beautiful Easter card using Easter colors 🙂
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.
Beautiful card. Love the dogwoods.
This is so beautiful! A beautiful collection from Heartfelt Creations….you create the cards so well with it. HUGS
The destressed Dogwoods are my favorite!
Stunning card, with all that beautiful coloring of the flowers and the fun instructions. Love the tags with bows that are added.
Oh my goodness, that card is wonderful with those gorgeous flowers. What beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the project and the fun instructions.
Oh yeah you did it again!,
So pretty. Love the dogwoods and the green gingham ribbon.
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!
This is an absolutely beautiful card!
Kathy, I would have never thought to make splatters on my dogwood flowers, I LOVE THE CARD ❤️
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.
What a great card!! Love all of the little goodies included inside! Love it!!
Such a gorgeous card. Love the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing..
Inside and out, this card is beautifully designed!
Such beautiful flowers, love Heartfelt Creationsvstamps and dies
Such a beautiful card! I really want to learn how you make the spine for your cards and folios. Thanks for all of your ibspiration!!
Beautiful Easter Card. Love the way you used HFC to create this card.
That’s so very pretty…love the color scheme. It’s a must try . Happy Easter.
The spotty dogwood flowers look great. I was just in Atlanta and the Dogwoods were just blooming. So pretty.
What a stunning card, Kathy! That paper collection is breathtaking. I love that green ribbon with the pink colors. Thank you for posting.
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!!
Outstanding! Even without the special inside, this card front is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.
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!
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.
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!
Love all your work, and you give great instructions!