Fresh Spring Inspired Greeting Card by Barbara McNaughton

Hello Crafters,
You are in for such a treat! The new Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection is just gorgeous!
The first project I decided to make with this collection is a fresh spring inspired greeting card with mats and layers made using the new Tonic Studios Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die Set. The two collections work wonderfully together.

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To start the card, I made a card blank and alternating mats and layers in fuchsia pink and lime green cardstock. Assemble these for a fun base on which to build the centrepiece of the card.

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Next, using the large and the small sweet peony stamp sets from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony collection, stamp out at least 2 of each of the flower designs onto pink card from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony paper pad  in grey ink for a vintage look.

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Line up the matching dies and die cut your flowers.

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Spread out your flowers onto kitchen roll, spray lightly with water and scrunch to create texture.

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Open up the flowers and dry with a heat gun. If you don’t have a heat gun, simply let them air dry.

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Then, shape the flowers with the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit.

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Add a little more detail to your flowers by dabbing the edges of the petals with a matching coloured ink and use a water brush to paint in added colour and shading.

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Next assemble your flower using a wet glue. Add a pearl and gems to the centre to finish it off.

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Make a greeting banner using the gorgeous papers from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony paper pad.

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Similarly cut out a greeting and some tags from the pad and mount to create embellishments for the centre of the card.

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Assemble the centrepiece using foam pads and wet glue and finish with a bow out of matching ribbon.

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Happy crafting,
Barbara

 

Don’t forget to tune into the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony One Day Special from 6pm on the 2nd March.

 

 

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