Monday, February 24, 2014
Butterflies, Flowers and buttons using Heartfelt Creations & Spellbinders Dahlia
This card is from a card tic tac toe card swap. I chose the row with butterflies, flowers, and buttons. I used American Crafts Letterbox Signed paper. This is the first time I have ever used the Heartfelt Creations stamps and Spellbinders die cut combo! I have had these forever but was always intimidated by the intricacy of the flowers Heartfelt Creations makes. I took a class from them once and the flowers were already made for the layout. I really wanted to see how they go about the process. But I have finally attempted it after years in a box! I choose not to layer the flowers because then you could not see all the hard work I put in to stamping the HC Dahlia 2 stamps with Brilliance Pearlescent yellow and embossing them with Ranger Enchanted gold embossing powder! And finally cut with Spellbinders Dahlia. I really need to see HC again and get the Dahlia 1 set, I hope they still have it! If I had had the other stamp set, I could have made all the intricate layers I need for the flowers.
I sent the best cards for the swap, the two I took pictures of have some mistakes to them. I don't think they are too bad though.
I used a Wilton doilie as a layer and the flowers are cut and embossed from the reverse of the signed paper. So the inside (which I forgot to photograph) is the same green with a CTMH sentiment stamped and embossed in the same yellow and gold but on an AC peachy paper that matches. The sentiment is "sparkle and shine" from November's SOTM Illuminate. Sorry I didn't take the picture.
Pretty yellow buttons and floss.
Thanks for reading!
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