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.
I 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.
These 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.
Here’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?
This 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.
Can 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!
The 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 Wells ♥ Vicki Dutcher ♥ Caroline Duncan ♥ Glenda Brooks ♥ Emilia van den Heuvel ♥ Amy Doria ♥ Ujjwal Gupta ♥ Kathy Clement (You are HERE) ♥ Mary Faus ♥ Sarah Miller ♥ Gini Williams Cagle ♥ Lisa Allen ♥
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You Make My World a Better Place Card Tutorial:
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop January 2016
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)
Czech Beads (teal)
Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
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.