Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Debuting Lush Lilac while Thinking of You!


For those whose loved ones are not with you to celebrate this special day, this card symbolizes this day. Sitting by the window to see the world celebrate with their loved ones. The card measures 6”x6” adorned with window frame and embellished with a cheerful bush of warmth fragrance signaling the arrival of spring. To create this card take a 12”x12” navy blue card stock and cut and score it 6” and fold it for the card base. For the second layer take a white card stock, measure it at 5.8”x5.8” on which adhere a pattern paper that measures 5.7”x5.7” for the third layer. Distress the edges of the paper. The pattern paper is from the Lilac paper collection featuring the window frame.






Instructions

Take the window frame die and die cut 2 pieces of the frame from a white card stock and adhere with each other. This will make the frame sturdy. Later take a pattern paper and die cut another piece to stick it on t op of the white frame. Die cut a piece of decorative corner from the Window Box elements die set from a white card stock and stick it to one of the side of the window frame. Once the window frame is ready using foam adhesive stick it to the pattern paper. This will form the center focal point for the card.For the flowers and branches stamp using the Lush lilac cling stamp and Sweet Lilac scroll and notes set using plum archival ink. Die cut all the pieces and then color all elements using Zig brushes. Stamp several pieces of the lush lilac small flowers using plum archival ink from a white card stock and some using heat embossing with white powder. Die cut all the pieces. Shade and color them using deep purple archival ink. Spray the die cut with water and then shape the petals. Insert one single stamen in each of the flowers and leave it for drying. Once all dried start assembling all the elements around the window frame. First lay the branches and the leaves and then keep tucking in each of the lilac flowers in regular intervals. To end the card fussy cut a stamp from the paper collection, distress the edge and back it up with a decorative die cut edge. Bend a little and then place it at the bottom of the window.

Supplies

HCD1-7170 Lush Lilac Die
HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3817 Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3818 Sweet Lilac Scroll & Notes Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-287 Lush Lilac Paper Collection
HCD1-7148 Window Frame Die
159723, Designer Dries clear Adhesive
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
HCCC2-451, 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - White
HCDA1-450Stack and Store Daubers- Pack of 6

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Valentine!

Welcome friends to a beautiful romantic Wednesday where we are just a week before celebrating the week of love.Yes you are right we are nearing the Valentine week and this is the time we celebrate our loved ones. Today's card is one of the way we can cherish our special friendship and this card is very special to me as first time I ever created such a front panel.




Instructions

The final card measures 6.5” x 4” and it’s lacy and graceful for the perfect valentine. Adorned with handmade flowers and drops of glitter let’s celebrate this valentine day with poise and grace. To create this card cut a white card stock to measure the final card base at 6.5” x 4”. Strip off the front panel keeping 1” from the top. Take another white card stock that measures 6.5” x 3” and die cut the filigree square three times in a row keeping a thin separation in between and also keeping a 1/8” border on both side. Cut another strip of white card stock that measures 6” x1” for the bottom. Align the filigree piece to the top and then adhere the solid bottom piece at the bottom keeping in mind to keep the entire front panel to 4.5”. Cut strips of pattern paper to adhere to the top and bottom white panel. This will finish the card front panel.For the lace heart, die cut a eyelet heart shape from a pattern paper. Choose a size smaller and die cut another piece from butter paper. Stamp the sentiment Happy Valentine using embossing ink and then heat set with white embossing power. Adhere both the heart piece with a foam adhesive. Adhere the heart sentiment at one end of the card front panel.For the flowers die cut several piece of large and small petunia from white card stock using black archival ink. Using sunflower and pink archival ink shade all the flower petals. Later to shape the flowers slightly wet all the flower petals and the leaves and then shape it. Later heat dry it. To finish the flowers sprinkle some crystal clear. For the filler leaves here I have used a retired leaves from the sunrise collection. Stamp it with black archival ink and then color it using zig brushes. Once all colored and dried assemble the leaves, flowers and frills around the heart one the lace center border of the card front card. The flower centers are made using wire pollens.

Supplies

HCD1 – 7163 Gift of Love Box Die
HCD1-7162 - Eyelet Hearts Die
159723, Designer Dries clear Adhesive
352854, Glue Tips - Metal
HCCC2-451, 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - White
   HCDA1-450Stack and Store Daubers- Pack of 6

Loads of Love!
Happy Crafting Until we meet again!