Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CHA release Heartfelt Creations DT - Hydrangea Card

Hello everyone,
Today I am so excited to let you know that my card was at CHA on Heartfelt Creations Booth and we are Debuting "Bird and Blooms" here on the blog.

Here is the one....

Heartfelt Creations Products :
HCPC 3646 Fluffy Birdies PreCut Set
HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch PreCut Set
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms PreCut Set
HCD 757 Leafy Branch Die Set
HCD 756 Birds and Blooms Die Set
Ornate Gateway Die - HCD1-737
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear - 159723
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat - 159223
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit -459222

Does Old Man Winter have you firmly in his grip?  Chase the winter blues away with a breath of springtime!  Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the "Birds and Blooms" collection:  a virtual spring garden that's lovely as a song! Shades of cherry blossom pink, robin's egg blue, and soft leafy green fill sunny garden scenes featuring bluebirds, blooming branches, picket fences, bird baths, bird houses, butterflies and frilly hydrangeas.  Dozens of stunning card fronts, pre-designed layouts, borders, sentiments and artwork are the perfect remedy for mid-winter doldrums. Six hand-drawn stamp sets feature blossom laden branches, nesting birds, garden scenes and an elegant collage.  Two sets of dies coordinate with papers and stamps allowing you to add realistic blossoms, branches and birds to your artwork.  Take a well-deserved break from the bleak landscape of winter and escape to a colorful springtime garden where birds chirp, flowers bloom, and soft breezes lift your spirit and inspire your creativity!

Here are some Other Products I have used : Bazzill paper lilac, Stampin Up Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac and Coral Cameo Ink, Foam Dots,
1/2" and 1 and 1/2 inch circle punch.

Directions :
This is 6x6 card which is my favorite size. From this beautiful collection paper pad I got one 6x6 layout which is ideal for cards so I got one of the Hydrangea design paper but this paper collection has roses also. But I wanted to focus on Hydrangea flower. It is beautiful flower but people think it is bit bulky for card makers. So wanted to show how pretty is this flower for cards.
I have cut that 6x6 paper into 5 and 3/4 and layers on top of Lilac basic card. Also cut out one of the decorative spot in Hydrangea design and also cut out a ticket which also has cute Hydrangeas. and layered them on one side and curl and distressed the edges. Using one of the coral designer paper from the same collection I have created a tag, used raffia as a tie and tucked under the 4X4 designer square. On the other side I have used this beautiful gate and raised using foam dots.
Using my die cutting machine and beautiful stamps and dies from this collection I cut out bunch of flowers in three different colors and bunch of leaves. 
To make this flower, I got two circles, one is in half inch and one is 1 and 1/2 inch. Layered one small circle on large using foam dot.

This is the base of this flower and then using flower making tool, mat and little bit of water. I just gave them dimensions and shade them with inks.

I created on layer of flower on the edge of large circle and keep layering till top of small circle. I also tried to stick as many as flowers in between where you can find little space to tuck them in.

and then arranged them on one side of the card and little bit on the gate. Those leaves are just giving natural look to these flowers.
Finished with some stickle and a cutout of that little butterfly from the collection.

Thanks so much for visiting us today!!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How clever to turn those bitty blossoms into a hydrangea! Lovely card!

craftieodmae said...

Beautiful your flowers are amazing!!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful. Your hydrangeas are stunning.

nancy carroll said...

OH, this is so awesome, thanks for the tutorial, what inspiration, no wonder it was chosen.

Maureen R said...

Beautiful piece Archana! Your flowers are exquisite. I am going to try to make some, now that you've given the pictures along with your tutorial! Hugs, M

Anne Harada said...

Such a great technique to make the hydrangea! The card is just beautiful! You are so creative Archana!

Karan Gerber said...

beautiful bouquet on the Hydrangea, just stunning

Unknown said...

Archana, your card is so elegant and beautiful. I love the flowers and the colors you chose for them. You are an amazing flower maker!!

Joann said...

This is beautiful Archana! I love the hydrangeas and your colors are simply stunning :)

Robin said...

Amazing card Archana! Thanks for your tutorial on making your flowers!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful card Archana! Love the hydrangeas! Thanks for the great tutorial as well!

Jennipher said...

This is absolutely stunning and you sure put a lot of work into it! Congrats on your project being featured at CHA. That's awesome.