September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

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.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI 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!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI 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.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardJust look at all that yummy texture and shine!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardThe 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

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday Card



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.



22 thoughts on “September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Mary! This is my all time favorite collection from Heartfelt. Those sunflowers just make me happy! I’m so glad you hopped by and hope you’ll come by again soon!

  1. nanagretchen

    I didn’t get your blog yesterday, no now I had to go track it down and I am so glad,I love sunflowers and boy have you out done yourself on this gorgeous card It’s a stunner and thanks for all the detailed instructions and info.! I am sure I will be doing this one in the future or something very much like it>

  2. Anita Braddock

    Wow how Simply Stunning is this Card. Love the Layering of the Sunflowers they are so Realistic. The added Layering is Beautiful the choice of colors are Gorgeous. thanks for sharing

  3. D.Ann C

    Ok, I have a crush on those gorgeous sunflowers!! Love all the layers and distressing, too! Bookmarking this to case some day. Thanks for the fab inspiration!!

  4. Linsey R

    OH my goodness, Kathy! This card is overflowing with gorgeousness!!! I adore the rustic feel of this beauty and how you added so many stunning “extra” detailing–like the mica flakes, beads and burnt sienna sponging around the lovely designer papers! I love the burlap with the green gingham ribbons and that super pretty antique’ish button in the center!! Oh my!!! Just so much wonderful joy and care went into this “card” which is certainly more appropriately a work of art!! I’m in awe and so grateful to be able to see your stunning work!!! TFS and making my day just a lil bit brighter!!! 😀

  5. Janet Saieva

    Kathy, this card is spectacular!!! All the elements work beautifully together and the tutorial is amazing. Thank you so much!!!

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