Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sweet Peonies and Butterfly Dreams

I'm so excited to be part of the Heartfelt Creations Design team for the next year!  Many of you may already know that I'm a huge fan of Heartfelt and already use their beautiful stamps and dies in most of my cards, and love to use them when I play along with Splitcoaststampers challenges.
Be sure and head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see lots of beautiful inspiration.

For my card today, I'm combining the beautiful Butterfly Dreams Collection with an all-time favorite of mine, the Sweet Peony stamps and dies.  The background was created with designer paper from the Blushing Bride Paper Collection (aqua) and the Classic Petunia Paper Collection (magenta paper), and two strips were cut out of the aqua piece with the Butterfly Dreams Border Die, then the corresponding stamps were sponged and added on top.  I trimmed it out with the lovely lacy Fleur Border Basics Die.

Just between you and me, I looked at the card when it was complete and realized that I'd put the butterfly background panel on upside down, the words on the aqua designer paper were upside down, so I created two new corners with the words right side up.  I apparently needed another double espresso!

My floral spray was created with the Large and Small Sweet Peony stamps and dies and pretty gold stamens from the Assorted Bead Stamens - Medium.  If you'd like details on sculpting peonies, you can find a video here.  The tiny yellow flowers were created with the smallest flower in the Classic Rose stamp and die sets and yellow stamens from the Pasted Bead Stamens - Medium were added.  Lots of Crystal Clear glitter was added to the flowers.

The string of butterflies from the Butterfly Dreams Border set was sponged, cut out, and the butterflies cut apart to place among the spray of flowers. Stickles glitter glue was added to the butterflies.

Other Supplies:
floam tape, Stickles glitter glue


  1. This is so beautiful! Your flowers are amazing!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Darla! I agree with Glenda...your flowers are amazing!

  3. Gorgeous DJ! I love your flowers and the colors you chose!

  4. Darla, this is an exquisite creation for your first appearance with the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! Welcome aboard! Your flowers are absolutely stunning, and I had to chuckle when you confided that you'd put some of the elements on upside down....we must be kindred spirits...I cannot tell you how many times I've finished a project and realized that the faint script on the designer paper was upside down! LOL Once again, welcome to the team...I look forward to working with you! :)

  5. A wonderful design on this card. It is very pretty. Your instructions are clear and will be easy to follow. Well done!