Butterfly Medley “Seeds of Hope” Card for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the first Heartfelt Creations Wednesday in March! I was so happy to turn the calendar page over to a new month…one that promises spring sunshine, flowers, green grass and blue skies. Hooray! With that in mind, I prepared this Seeds of Hope card to share with you today.
I had fun making this one! I tried some experimental techniques in making my flowers, created a framed window for the card focal and added some special mica flakes for extra texture. What do you think?
This 5″ x 7″ side fold card features pretty papers from the Butterfly Medley Collection of stamps, papers and dies. This dreamy aqua is one of my all time favorite colors, so I had to use the card front in a project somewhere.
I combined some Spellbinder Dies with a 6″ x 6″ panel to create this dimensional window pane. The die cut frame has been treated with Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing powder, and I love the antique, speckled effect it created. And these Botanical Rose stamps and die are a must have for anyone who loves to make flowers! There are so many different ways you can shape the pretty ruffled edges!
I had fun experimenting with the flowers. I don’t know if you can see the small cracks and vintage shine on these petals, but in real life, it’s pretty dramatic. I stamped and embossed my flowers with Evergreen Bough and then inked them with a combination of yellow Distress Inks, Once they were shaped and stacked, I painted them with a layer of Viva Decor White Stamp paint and followed that up with a healthy coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint. The fun thing here was that when the Distress Crackle paint dried, it also cracked the white paint beneath, creating the wonderful texture you see here.
The inside of the card was finished with a bit of artwork from the collection and another pretty paper panel. I am always delighted and amazed at how many beautiful elements Heartfelt Creations packs into each paper collection!
So, that’s it for me today, folks! You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed instructions below. I hope you enjoyed this Seeds of Hope card….and I hope Old Man Winter has had his last fling with us in 2015!
Thanks for stopping by!
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1 251 Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD 759 Butterfly Medley Die
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCST1 401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
130524 Crackle Paint
Other Product: Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Pool Party, Pearlized white; Ink: Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw Distress Ink and Coffee Archival Ink; Viva Décor White Stamp Paint; Clear Embossing Powder, Stampendous shabby blue embossing powder, mica flakes, Versamark ink; Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist; Spellbinder Large Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals Dies; ribbon, rhinestones, Stickles, embossing folder of your choice, foam tape, 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base using Pool Party Cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder and sponge with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. Cut the card front from the paper collection and trim to 4.5″ x 6.5″. Use the oval die to cut the center from the card front. Cut a frame from white cardstock using the largest Scalloped Circle Die. Trim the center of the frame so that it matches the size of the oval window. Tap with Versamark Ink and emboss with Shabby Blue Embossing powder. Add to the card front. Select the Wings of Hope card front from the paper collection, ink the sky area with Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough, then trim to fit behind the window frame. Set in place using foam tape. Mat with Pearlized White cardstock. Run a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the base of the card, as shown and press the mica flakes onto the tape. Glue onto the prepared card base.
Stamp 2 sets of Botanical Roses onto white cardstock using Evergreen Bough DI. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut and then ink with a combination of the yellow Distress Inks. Shape and stack. Spray with Perfect Pearls Mist. Paint with a light coat of Viva Décor White Stamp Paint and then with a coat of Crackle Paint. Set aside to dry. Stamp the leaves from Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set onto cardstock using Forest Moss DI. Die cut and color with ink. Tap with White Viva Décor Stamp Paint then with Crackle paint. When dry, cut into 3 pieces and glue onto card front along with flowers. Stamp clocks onto white cardstock with Coffee Archival Ink. Heat emboss and die cut. Color with Distress Ink and tuck into the floral arrangement.
Stamp the butterfly medley stamp onto Pool Party cardstock using Evergreen Bough DI. Heat emboss and die cut. Glue one butterfly onto card as shown. Add rhinestones and stickles. Add Stickles to the centers of the flowers in the card focal. Let dry.
Tie a triple loop bow from tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and add to the card.
Kathy, this card is amazing! I love the colors, the sparkle….oh and the flowers are exquisite! And you always have the perfect ribbon to make the perfect bow!
Amazing Kathy I love all the textures on this card & specially the blooms…
Wow, wow, wow, Kathy! I cannot get over this beauty! I am amazed at those gorgeous flowers and you have inspired me to give something like that a try. Simply stunning!
Wow Kathy, so beautiful…the colors are fabulous and the flowers are stunning!!! I love the technique you have used for them, I must remember to try this. You are the queen of design and details…beautiful my friend, beautiful!!
Absolutely eye popping gorgeous!!! Love the flowers!
Wonderful blog friend Kathy, ~ this card is an incredible work of art and I love it.
You never cease to amaze and astound me with your artistic talent, and my only wish is that I had even a grain of whatever the magical stuff you’ve been blessed with which enables you to make little works of heart to such a high degree of talent and artistic merit. I think you’re amazing.
Have a blessed rest of your day my fabulous blogging friend ~ Cobs. x
Kathy I just love the crackled petals you created!! I love the speckled effects and everything else about this card! Great techniques and so much inspiration!!
Hi Kathy, this card is so amazing! Perfection! Hugs
Oh Kathy this is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors and well … all of it! BEAUTIFUL! AND, I see I’ve been doing these flowers wrong … will use your creation as my guide to doing them better. THANKS as always for amazing inspiration!
Wow Kathy! This is another amazing project. You really worked this collection
Gorgeous Kathy!!! I really love those flowers!!!
Ever so beautiful, Kathy!!! The colors are truly luscious!
beautiful flowers, they are gorgeous.
I recently purchased some of the paper and the flower stamp recently. Your first card with the seed packet inspired me. Your card is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Just uber gorgeous!
The colours on this card are absolutely gorgeous Kathy. Your flowers are beautiful and how they have crackled is amazing. We have had lovely sunshine this afternoon, but with freezing cold winds, yesterday it even gave a dusing of snow and hailstones. Hoping it will soon warm up. Take care x
I think the whole process you did turned out super. I love the textures and colors. beautiful. Time well spent doing this one, and the person receiving will have real joy. Keep inspiring and exploring new things, they are whoppers. …have a good day.
Oh Kathy, that is just so beautiful. Xxxx
What do I think? I think that this is an absolutely stunning creation!! LOVE all the different textures and think the flowers are gorgeous!! TFS!