Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop: A Bucket of Sunflowers Shaker Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop! The hop begins here with a sunny bucket full of Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers.
This hop remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 31st. A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card. All you have to do is visit the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment on each blog and maybe you will be the lucky winner!
The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook and blog on Wednesday, September 2nd. If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org within 72 hours of the announcement. Write “Winner of the August 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.
A Bucket Full of Sunflowers Shaker Card
August means sunflowers! So I created a 6″ x 6″ shaker card using the Classic Sunflowers collection. Here’s how to put this card base together.
- First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from heavy cardstock.
- Next, cut the 6×6 card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad. Trim 1/2″ from the sides.
- Now, cut the center from the card front with a Cut, Mat, Create Die. This creates the shaker frame.
- Then cut a slightly larger window panel from clear cardstock and adhere to the back side of the shaker frame.
- Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the frame using the margins of the clear cardstock panel as your guide.
- Cut a 6″ x 6″ panel of designer paper for the card front. Center and adhere the die cut image on this panel.
- Place your shaker mix in the center of the die cut image. Then center and adhere the shaker frame over it.
Add Some Details
- Next, die cut the ticket sentiment from the paper pad. Back with foam adhesive and adhere on the right hand side of the card.
- Cut fishtail banners on a snippet of ribbon and tuck under the ticket.
- Next, thread 3 buttons and adhere in the bottom right corner of the card.
- Now all we have to do is add our flowers! That’s the fun part!
Begin by stamping several sets of Classic Sunflowers on Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. I like to use this paper when I know I am going to treat my flowers to lots of inking. Because of its unique finish and its strength, this paper will not fall apart when exposed to ink, water and sprays. I used Archival Saffron Ink to stamp my flower layers. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Once your flower layers are stamped, follow these steps.
- Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet.
- Now mist the ink with water until little beads of moisture pop up.
- Next, lay the stamped and embossed flower layers stamped side down in the inky puddles. Pick them up and dry them, then repeat. You can dip, swipe and tap the papers into the ink until you have the color and depth you desire. When you dry the layers with your heat gun, the embossed layer below will pop back through so that the details still show.
- Once all the layers are colored, die cut them with the Classic Sunflower Die.
- Now shape with the largest Golf Tool.
- Repeat this same process with the Leafy Accents Die. Stamp with Olive Archival Ink and color with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. Die cut and shape in the Leafy Accents Mold.
Fill the flower centers with Czech beads, Prills or even buttons! Then adhere to the card front. Tuck in a pretty bow, some burlap string and a button to finish the card front.
A Peek Inside
Cover the inside of the card with designer paper. Fussy cut along the top edge of this sunflower image, mat on brown cardstock and make a pocket. Tuck in a tea bag and a little note card where you can add your sentiment.
On With the Hop!
Are you ready to be inspired? The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful blog hop that will be sure to get you in the mood to pull out your HC goodies and get crafting! Here’s the hop list this month:
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. Enjoy the hop!
You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
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