Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Heartfelt Creations' Postcard

Hi, A fun Heartfelt Wednesday again! 
My most fav. day of the week. 1st I get to spend the morning with "Deen" my most fav, fella in Heemstede ...and I get to show and tell for Heartfelt Creations.

This is a fav stamp of mine. It can be used as a card base for anyone or anything. Take the time to look to the close ups, you can see how easy it is to dress it up or down. This did not take long to make and by changing a few things you can make it even quicker and simpler or more advanced and fun.
So own it. Make it your Wednesday party!

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 Other Products Used: Ranger Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain. Archival Ink: Olive. Ranger: water spritzer, ink tool, water brush, distress tool, perfect medium, heat gun, bone folder. Derwent Ink-tense Pencils: Teal green 1300, Sun yellow 0200, Apple green 1400, Chilly red 0500, Sea blue 1200, Serbet lemon 0100. Paper: SUP Naturals-white A4 cardstock. Other: Mini hat pins, Stickles Diamonds, Yellow/gold self-adhesive gems, fussy cut scissors. 

 For the card base, cut a 13.6 x 21 cm rectangle from the A4 cardstock and fold it in half. Use a bone folder to sharpen the fold.
(As an option, you can just use the post card stamp. Therefore having a post card and not a card. But today, for this project, we are making the card form.)

Using HCPC 3563 Stamp Set and Olive ink stamp the post card background image on a white cardstock. This will be your card front. With the aid of the Stamp Positioner, stamp a second image on top of the olive image, using perfect medium and heat emboss with clear Embossing Enamel. This will give extra texture to your card front and it will make the image color resistant. Then color the image with distress inks and a water brush. Apply color to the edges by using the ink tool and inks to age the card. Use the distress tool to ravel and fray the paper edges and then add another layer of Walnut Stain ink to this edge.

You can not see it very well here, but there is a lot of texture due to the clear embossing powder. This also allows for a resist effect on the card. You also don't have to worry about getting the double stamping spot on. We love the no mistakes motto!

Stamp the flowers and the flower cluster image onto white cardstock using olive ink, HCPC3469 and HCPC3468 Stamp Set. Die cut the flowers with the HCD1-722 Tattered Blossom Die. You will need 4 of the smaller size flowers for the two sides and 3 of the larger size for the center. Fussy cut and use the flower cluster image as a base for your blossoms. Color the flower base and the loose flowers with the same inks you used on the post card background image. Mist the cut flower shapes, when nearly dry, shape with the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat. Stack and adhere the flowers onto the flower cluster image. 

Love these close ups of the flowers! Go crazy and have fun with this one!

To make the humming bird, use the HCPC3641 Stamp Set and Jet Black ink. Color the bird with the Derwent pencils, fussy cut it and then apply Double Dots to its back. 

The Adrianna lace dies are a must have die set! They are great to finish any card. Tucking behind a sentiment or flower cluster. Dress them up with glitter or leave them plain.
Either way they will make your work pop and bring happiness into someones day!

Using the A4 cardstock, die cut the pointed and swirl shapes from the HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die. Use distress inks to give a little color to the shapes. Apply Stickles and put them aside to air dry. When dry, start putting the card together by arranging the placement of the different embellishments. When pleased with the result, adhere with double dots. Prick in under the flower cluster the hat pins. Use the yellow/orange self-adhesive gems for the flower centers. Adhere the Humming bird to the left bottom corner of the card. Adhere the card front to the card base with double dots. After all is glued and dry, apply the 3-D Crystal Lacquer to the flowers and leaves. 

TIP: The reason I like to apply 3-D Crystal Lacquer last is that once the shapes are glued down they stay put and there is no chance I will drop them. This gives me a base to work from.

I have tried so many ways to do this with out messing up, and found this works best.
I am so glad you took the time, taking a look at the close ups of this post card. Remember by changing the colors and elements added, you can get a totally different card.
Use all those left over embellishments you have made for previous projects, you know, the ones you have carefully tucked away to keep safe, that are taking up that extra space in your craft room.....taht you need.....the stuff you can not part with.....yes we all have and do this!
So really, this is sure a winner as for cleaning up and clearing out. A all round great investment as far as stamps go!

Have a scrappy day and share some inky hugs with some one you love,
oxo, sussipoppins

A few of the designers at Heartfelt have been sick with the bug lately. May be you can visit them and send a bit of scrappy love their way. Always a bad time of the year to be down in the dumps.


  1. Oh, Susan! What a stunning creation! I spent quite a while just drinking in all the gorgeous layers and wonderful details you built in here. I love this stamp, too...and I need to use it more often. You have an artist's eye...and it shows. Love, love, love your style! Happy New Year!

  2. Wow! I love this gorgeous beauty you've created...Such a feast for the eyes! Hugs. Happy New Year!

  3. This is just stunning.Have a Happy New Year.

  4. One of my favorite stamps! Great design Susan! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  5. Beautifully done card! I LOVE it, everything about it. Your flower spray is so pretty, and I love all the little extra pieces of doilies tucked in among them. Hugs and Happy New Year!

  6. this is stunning, i love your flowers. Happy New Year

  7. I love those flowers you added to the post card Susan!!! Gorgeous!!!

  8. Thank you all for your kind words. I had a lot of fun making this card. oxo

  9. I truly have no words for this card. Those flowers are amazingly beautiful. Love everything and that birdie is so cute and his color is perfect against all other colors. Awesome.

  10. this is just amazing. Your flowers are always stunning, your colours bright and cheerful, then all those lovely details with the trinket pins and bling. Beautiful!