Heartfelt Creations Wednesday
Sparkling Poinsettia Window Card Tutorial & Important Announcement
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Before I share my Sparkling Poinsettia window card tutorial, I have an important announcement to make.
This will be my last day as a member of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. I know…sad news. I am sad to leave, and it was a very difficult decision for me. My Kathy by Design business has increased to the point that I had to make the tough choice to cut back on some of my design team work in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle with room for family responsibilities, time to create, time to pursue personal goals and time for fun. I have loved being part of the Heartfelt Creations family for the past 2+ years…but all good things must come to an end. I want to thank Emma Lou and all the wonderful folks at Heartfelt for being so good to me, challenging me and giving me the opportunity to create with their wonderful product. You’ll still see me creating with my HC goodies…just not every week, and not as a part of the team. Thank you for understanding.
Now, on to this week’s Sparkling Poinsettia creation!
I don’t know if you’ve received your Sparkling Poinsettia goodies yet, but I can tell you, this is a wonderful collection! I love all the traditional, elegant patterns and images. I love the sentiment stamps and I super love the Sparkling Poinsettia flower stamps and dies! This window card is a lot easier to make than you might think. You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.
I filled my poinsettias with sparkling Czech beads. Yes, they are little glitzy…but Christmas should be all about sparkle and shine.
The inside of the card uses the fun candy cane stripe paper and one of the wonderful images from the paper collection. Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by this week. I think you’ll have a lot of fun making this card!
SPARKLING POINSETTIA WINDOW CARD TUTORIAL
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3681 Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCD 761 Everyday Hero Die
HCD 765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD 766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCDP1 256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
Carmine Red Metallic Stamp Paint
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Other Products: White Cardstock; Spellbinders Large Standard Circle Die, Small Standard Circle Die; Spectrum Noir Pens: CT2, DR 1, 2, 3; Picket Fence Distress Paint; Czech Beads, Gold Ribbon; Gold Foil Cardstock; Ranger Archival Library Green Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; Diamond Stickles; Distressing Tool
Create a 6″ square top fold card base from white cardstock. Use the Spellbinders Large Standard Circle die to cut the center circle design from one of the 6″ square card fronts in the paper collection. Place the evacuated card front over the front of your card base. Tape the Large Standard Circle Die in place and die cut a window from the card base. Glue the evacuated card front around the circle. Distress the inside edge of the circle and ink with Archival Library Green ink.
Fussy cut the candy cane stripe and Star of Bethlehem scene from one of the card fronts in the paper collection. Ink the cut edges and use foam adhesive to mount it in the center of a 4″ x 5″ card front that has a candy cane stripe border. Glue this to a 6″ square of soft green background paper. Line the interior of the card with this panel. This is the scene that will show through the card window.
Use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment buckle and sentiment stamp from the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle. Die cut with the Everyday Hero Die. Mat the sentiment arrow onto gold foil cardstock. Use the Spellbinders Small Standard Circle to cut a mat for the sentiment buckle. And arrange on the card front as seen, being careful not to glue anything to the interior of the card.
Use Library Green Archival Ink to stamp one set of the Large Sparkling Poinsettia and the Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp sets. Stamp two sets of leaves. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut with the appropriate dies. Sponge the leaves with Library Green ink, and blend in Spectrum Noir CT2. Rub a tiny bit of the Carmine Red Stamp Paint over the tops of the leaves and immediately wipe off with a damp paper towel. This will leave the sparkle behind, but remove the red paint. Color the poinsettias with Spectrum Noir DR 1, 2, 3 and then blend in CT2. Tap with Carmine Red Metallic Stamp Paint. Let dry. Shape and stack, filling the centers with beads. Tap the petals very lightly with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and tap the leaves as well.
Add the ribbon to the top of the card. Create a multi loop bow and hot glue to the top right hand of the card, being sure not to glue to the card interior. Add the flowers and leaves, as shown. Tap the stars with Diamond Stickles.
Kathy, A beautiful creation, as usual. I will surely miss your HC creations, and I am sure that they will miss you as well. Best wishes to you on your new endeavor and will be looking forward to seeing your creations in the future.
STUNNING!!!! Glad you are soaring at your business too! Love that!!!
You will be so missed on the team but you’re leaving for all the right reasons. 🙂 I am sending you giant “heartfelt” blessings and encouragement for the journey ahead!! Looking forward to what is in store for you as I know there will be much more coming from your creative fingers and heart! I can’t wait to see it all! xoxo
Oh Kathy, I will miss seeing your beautiful HC creations each week but wish you success with your business! I know we have not heard the last of you and your final project for HC is absolutely amazing! Just a beautiful card; great design and stunning poinsettias! Hugs and best wishes!
What a beautiful festive card Kathy. I just love all of those yummy layers and you always add the most gorgeous finishing touches to bring everything all together. I will miss you each week on the HC team my friend but wish you nothing but the best in your creative journey. I will of course continue to stalk you lol! xx
Kathy, this is just amazing.
Beautiful card Kathy. I am so going to miss your beautiful creations each week. This one in particular is fascinating. The inside is just as beautiful as the card front! I have to try this one for sure! Hugs
Hi Kathy, Love your Christmas creation. fantastic flower and accents. I know that HFC will miss you on their team. I watch their blog as well an have enjoyed seeing you there. Best wishes and much success in all you do. keeping things balanced with family and projects is a hard one. I stop to at times for the same reasons you gave. God Bless and have a good day.
Another gorgeous card. Looking forward to seeing what your blog has in store for us. Good luck on your newest adventure.
Gorgeous as always my friend! I love those glitzy beads you’ve used in your flowers…and you are most correct when you say the holiday season and cards should be full of sparkle and shine. All the best as you move onto new adventures! You have done Heartfelt Creations proud with your gorgeous designs and writing! Keep in touch!
Wow- seriously, your card making skills are supreme!
Beautiful card Kathy! Congratulations on your growing business!!
Really a beautiful card, Kathy!! Love everything about it.
This is beautiful! Love the patterned paper in this collection.
One word! Stunning!
Hi Kathy, I love the candy stripes…a great collection this time! Hugs
Beautiful creation Kathy with the gorgeous poinsettia collection. Wonderful and exciting times ahead for you. X
This is just beautiful and the poinsettias are glorious! Onward and upward to new adventures, Kathy!
This is just amazing. Exciting times ahead xxxxxjen