Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Peony Shadow Box Garden

Hello to all my friends,
I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for a year! I'll be making projects for them on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, and of course, displaying them here on my blog.

I thought it would be fun to create a project for a friend who was going through hard times, spending time in the hospital or nursing home, something that they could set on their bedside table and bring them joy.

I created a garden in a shadow box, full of blooming flowers, birds, and also a very inspirational verse,
to bring a little cheer and hope.

Create cardbase 9 1/4 x 7 inches with black cardstock
Cover with paper from Sweet Peony Paper Collection that has been distressed, add lace piece from paper collection along the bottom.
Cut out larger Sweetheart Borders Die in white cardstock and glue to upper left side.
Create shadow box using the shadow box in the 6x6 Foldout Cards - Black.
Cut out the paper for the back panel of the shadow box from  the large garden paper with birdhouse in the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.
Stamp scripture verse from Words of Comfort Cling Stamp Set on the blue sky portion of remaining paper and cut out with Eyelet Oval Dies, cut out black circle and White Eyelet Oval (Small), add foam tape in between layers for dimension, glue to the back of the shadow box.
Stamp and cut out bird from Wildwood Bird Haven Stamp and Die set, sponge with inks and accent with smallest flowers from the Small Sweet Peony set with Fuzzy Naval Prill centers, glue beside the verse.
Stamp and cut out greenery and flower from the Rainboots & Blossoms, as well as the greenery from the Wildwood Florals sets and glue to the bottom of the shadow box, add the birdbath from the Wildwood Cottage Accents.
Create more dimension with various shaping of the Small Sweet Peony and Small Camelia Carnation on wire stem stamens and place in the front of the shadow box.
For the outside of the box, cut out a 6x6 square frame from the paper collection and cut out the center square and glue outer frame to the front of the box.  Cut strips from the matching pattern 6x6 piece to decorate the sides.
Create peonies using the Large and Small Sweet Peony sets, sponging with Memento Dye Ink Pad -  Rose Bud, cut out stamens from the Sunrise Lily Die cut in yellow cardstock.  Sponge all of the flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive and cover with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.  The peonies will be glued on stems from the Peony Bud & Blossom set in Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves.
Stamp and cut out scroll from the Sweet Lilac Scroll & Notes stamp and die sets and sponge with inks, add Small Sweet Peony flowers with prill centers for dimension.  Glue the scroll to the left bottom corner on the front of your shadow box.  Glue lace border from the Sweetheart Die to the bottom of the shadow box and glue shadow box to the upper right side of card.
Add distressed tag and ticket from the paper collection to the left side of the shadow box and two peonies with stems, add sheer bow to complete.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
Large Sweet Peony Die
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
Small Sweet Peony Die
Peony Bud & Bloom Cling Stamp Set
Peony Bud & Bloom Die
Sweet Peony Paper Collection
Color Box Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral

Other Supplies:
Foam tape
Stickles glitter glue
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Summer Sun
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Bermuda Bay
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Taken With Teal
MFT Color Box Dye Ink Pad - Lavender Fields
Sheer Ribbon


Thursday, April 19, 2018

I'll Bee Here

I'm bringing you a card made for the MFT Sketch and the SCS Ways to Use it - Bugs Challenges.

For the challenges, I used the MFT Meant to Bee stamp set and MFT Die-namics.  The background was stamped with the MFT Honeycomb Background stamp.  

Stickles glitter glue as added to the bee wings for a little sparkle.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Good Times

The SCS Color Challenge colors are:

Blackberry Bliss
Mossy Meadow
Soft Sky

For the challenge, I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose stamps and dies with the HFC Blushing Rose Paper Collection for the background and sentiment.  The background paper was dry embossed and sponged.  The HFC Botanic Window and Window Box Elements dies were cut out in white card stock and the HFC Butterfly Dreams Border stamps and dies were sponged, cut apart and woven through the rose bouquet, then covered with Stickles glitter glue.

The roses were sponged with Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow ink, sculpted with the HFC 3D Rose Shaping Mold and covered with glitter.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Toad-ally Awesome

I'm bringing you a card today for the MFT Sketch 380 and the SCS Ways to Use It - crimped challenges.

The background was cut out with a My Favorite Things stitched square Die-namics (all of the dies used are MFT Die-namics) and stamped with a MFT wood grain background stamp.  The sweet frog from the new MFT Toad-ally Awesome stamp set was colored with copic markers and cut out with matching dies.  The green dots are from the MFT Birthday Boy Assortment of Sprinkles.

The sentiment is from a couple different MFT sentiment stamps that I put together to get a witty birthday greeting.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Whale of a Tale

For the SCS Sketch, I decided to try out my new Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea stamps and dies.

The background was stamped with the MFT Wood Plank Background stamp in Cement Gray and all of the dies are MFT die-namics.  The water background was water colored with Distress ink and the images colored with copic markers.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pink Peonies and Butterfies

The SCS Color Challenge colors are:


For the color challenge, I started with retired designer paper by Heartfelt Creations and cut out the butterfly strip with the new HFC Butterfly Dreams Border, the butterflies were stamped  with the matching stamps and sponged with Powder Pink and Crumb Cake.  The edges were trimmed with the HFC Fleur Border Basics Die.

The peonies were created with the HFC Large and Small Sweet Peony stamps and dies and the leaves were made with the HFC Classic Rose stamps and dies, and the Wildwood Florals.

Stamens were added to the center of the large peony and all of the flowers and butterflies were coated in glitter.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nicest Thoughts

I made this card today for the Verve Color green challenge and the SCS Ways to Use It Challenge - Quote.

For my card, I used the Verve Bloom Brighter stamp set to create my background, sponging the flowers with ink.  The smaller flower was cut out from the Verve Surely Goodness set and added to the front with foam tape.
The heart was made with the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Heart Die, the sentiment is from the Verve Nicest Thoughts stamp and was stamped on a MFT Cross Stitch Rectangle Stax die.

Stickles glitter glue was added to the flower centers for extra sparkle.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Butterfly With Peonies

I'm playing along today with the SCS Sketch.

I received my Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Dreams Collection today, and you can see that I've used a paper panel here, I cut the center out and placed the square die from the HFC Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in black behind.

I've added some peonies made with HFC Large Sweet Peonies Stamps and Dies.  The stamens were made with the Sunrise Lily Die, dipped in glue and yellow prills.

Stickles glitter glue was added to the cage and butterfly, and accent dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops were added for dimension.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tropical Hibiscus

The SCS Color Challenge colors this week are:

flirty flamingo
island indigo
pool party

Although our spring weather is mild here, I could still use a little tropical paradise and the color challenge colors are perfect!  I used the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection for all of the designer paper and sentiment tag, the flowers, shells, and seahorse are also from this collection.

The HFC Classic Border Basics and HFC Delicate Border Basics dies to create the lacy edge.

All of the images were sponged with the color challenge colors and then sponged with glue and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter was added.