You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop! You should be coming here from the amazingly talented Ujjwal’s BLOG.  I have a question for you: How do you feel about a BLUE Valentine?  I love the blues and browns in the Everyday Heroes collection, and put them to good use in this You Make My World a Better Place card tutorial.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 01I have a complete tutorial below, so I’ll just hit on the high points here.  This is a 5″ x 7″ side fold card with a kraft cardstock base.  In addition to the Everyday Heroes paper collection and DIE, I used the Botanical Roses stamps and Botanical Wings Die, Decorative Oval die, and my trusty Luggage and Tags Die to create this soft, romantic card.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 02These Botanical Roses might just be my favorite!  To pick up on the tans and browns in the paper collection, I stamped them with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing powder.  I used the same technique on the tag.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 03Here’s a handy  little tip: It can be very effective to cut a die shape in half, as I did with the Everyday Heroes die.  I also snipped the little swirls so that I could layer it both above and below the paper.  You die cut once, and get 2 embellishments!  How sweet is that?

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 04This double layered bow is tied with soft, shimmery Turquoise and Brown Ombre Organza.  I also added another layer of texture by wrapping a panel with 1.5″ Ivory Crocheted Lace.  Flower centers were filled with hot glue and teal Czech beads. I deliberately sprinkled some onto the flower petals, and filled up the torn paper on the side with them as well.

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 05Can you see the sparkly finish on the petals?  I achieved this by painting the finished flowers with a coat of Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  I love the vintage shine this adds to flower petals and leaves.  It strengthens them and helps them hold their shape, too.   I also spritzed my papers with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist. This helped tie the brown and blue papers together, added a soft shine, and increased the vintage feel of this card.  Little touches like this make such a difference in a finished project!

You Make my World a Better Place Card Tutorial 06The inside of the card was quick and easy to complete.  I inked the edges of the light teal designer paper with Vintage Photo Ink, spritzed it with TA Patina Mist and then layered two of the card fronts together for my sentiment panel.  Plenty of room here to write a mushy Valentine message.

From here, you will hop over and find inspiration MARY’S marvelous BLOG.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment, because a lucky winner will be randomly chosen from one of the comments on one of the blogs.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card at Heartfelt Creations and will be announced here on Saturday, January 30th at NOON EST.  So let’s get hopping!

Alissa WellsVicki Dutcher ♥ Caroline DuncanGlenda Brooks ♥  Emilia van den Heuvel ♥    Amy DoriaUjjwal GuptaKathy Clement (You are HERE) Mary FausSarah Miller ♥       Gini Williams Cagle ♥  Lisa Allen

Thanks for stopping by!



You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial:
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop January 2016

Materials Used:
HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3663 My World Cling Stamp (Everyday Heroes)
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ColorBox Teal Fluid Chalk Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Crochet Lace (1.5″ wide)
Burlap String
Czech Beads (teal)
Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
Distressing Tool
Foam Dots
Kraft Cardstock
Copper Embossing Powder
Pearlized Cream Cardstock (Core’dinations)
Rusty Metal Heart

Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from Kraft Cardstock.
Cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the polka dot paper from the paper collection. Distress the edges, spritz with mist and ink edges with Vintage Photo Ink. Glue onto prepared card base.
Die Cut the Decorative Oval from Pearlized Cream Cardstock. Glue onto the card base so that the left hand side of the oval lines up with the left hand side of the card. Reference the photos for placement.
Cut the blue roses corner piece from the paper collection into a 3.75″ x 5.75″ rectangle. Distress the edges, spritz with mist and ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Wrap the panel with 1.5″ wide cream crochet lace.

Die cut the circular frame with the Everyday Heroes Die from Kraft Cardstock. Cut in half. Snip the edges of the swirls and layer over top of the blue roses paper. Glue in place. Glue on top of the card base as seen in the photos. Add a brad and glue to hold in place.

Use the Luggage and tags die to cut a tag from light teal paper in the collection. Use Versamark to stamp a portion of the My World Cling Stamp onto the tag. Heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder. Lightly distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo DI. Use foam dots to layer this over the blue roses corner piece as seen in the photo. Add the ticket sentiment using foam dots to elevate.

Use Versamark Ink to stamp two sets of the Botanical Rose Cling Stamp onto light teal designer paper. Heat emboss with Copper Embossing powder. Die cut with the coordinating die. Shape. Stack. Sponge with teal ink.
Place on the card as shown. Fill the centers with hot glue and Czech beads. Paint the petals with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Let Dry.

Spritz the rusty metal heart with TA spray. Heat dry. Place on the card using foam dots. Paint with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Let dry.

Cut one final 4.75″ 5.75″ panel of the light teal designer paper and glue inside the card. Layer the pre-designed card fronts and use as sentiment panels, as shown.

33 thoughts on “You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Shirley! I don’t know as I’ve ever done blue flowers before, but they surely were fun to add to this card. It’s wonderful to hear from you!

  1. Deborah

    Just gorgeous as always Kathy. I love all the layering, and beautiful details you add to your card to make it a one of kind. The colors are just elegant and love the feel of the vintage that you have added too. I also like your little tip on how to cut a die in half to use in other areas of your creation. I have just started doing that. Thank you for the great inspiration.

  2. Padma

    Extremely beautiful.. You are extremely talented to divert from the regular reds and pinks and still make a valentines card that looks so amazing..

  3. Kris

    Blue is my favorite color and I’m loving this card, Kathy! Were you thinking of the cool blue of a cold, snowy day? Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Gretchen Wilson

    You Kathy this is a smashing piece of art, so much better than on the IPhone, you have so much beautiful texture in this piece, super piece!


  5. Judy B

    I love your blue valentine Kathy! Your card is a wonderful creation of beauty and pure joy for whomever is lucky enough to receive it. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.

  6. Cathy Frailey

    Yikes… {thusd}….that is AMAZING! Beautiful colors and grungy looking – I want, I want!

  7. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, gorgeous flowers and gorgeous ribbon to accent, a wonderful Valentine. love that sentiment….you did it again, a perfect creation , thank you friend.

  8. Janet Saieva

    Wow Kathy, I really love your style. This card is gorgeous…thank you for the awesome tutorial!

  9. D.Ann C

    Love how this is jam packed with lovely goodies…. especially the ribbon and those gorgeous flowers!

  10. Carla Hundley

    How beautiful this card
    came out! Love the ribbon
    and the flowers and how
    you did the inside page.
    Carla from Utah

  11. jenscull

    this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the many beautiful elements. the combination of the crochet lace and the ombre organza ribbon is lovely here. everything you make is magical! 🙂

  12. Sara Emily Barker

    Gorgeous blue and grungy Valentine, Kathy! My favorite detail this time is the tag wrapped with lace, and an idea I just have to borrow! This has a mixed media feel to it with all the crackle paint and sprays. And you have done a wonderful job with those stamped roses–so unique in blues and glimmers!

    To be honest, I’ve never shopped at Heartfelt Creations, but this time, I clicked on all your links, and I’m loving what I see! This will definitely be a shop I will try! Now I just need another job!

    Well done, Kathy; both the card and the easy to follow and informative tutorial.

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