Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heartfelt Creations February Release


It is the second Wednesday of the month and it is time for the February release from Heartfelt Creations. The new collection is all about beautiful blossoms, butterflies and spring feeling!
It is the "Butterfly Medley"!

Heartfelt Products and Products Sold On Our Website:
HCDP1-251 Butterfly Medley Collection Paper Pad 
HCPC-3655 Dream in Beauty Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3652 Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-179 Butterfly Medley Die
Double Dots 100 pc.
Hydra Sponges
Stamp Positioner Kit
Zip Dry paper glue
Funnel Tray
Crystal Lacquer
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Reversible Score-Mat Self-Healing 12 x 12"

Other Products Used: Paper: Cardstock: Lilac, Pale Green. Ink: Derwent ink-tense watercolor pencils: Teal green 1300, Apple green 1400, Sherbet lemon 0100, Sun yellow 0200, Fuchsia 0700, Iris blue 0900, Charcoal grey 2100, Tangerine 0300. Distress Inks: Mustard seed, Broken china, Chipped sapphire. Staz-On: jet-black. Ranger: Heat gun, Teflon scissors, Ink Tool, Water brush. Other: Versa-Mark pad, Small bowl of water, Fussy cutting scissors, Gesso, Craft knife, Diamond stickles.

This Lay Out size is 30 cm x 30 cm. From the Paper Pad, find the design paper with the trellis print, pink flowers and butterfly’s. Using the Self-Healing Mat, craft knife and fussy cutting scissors, cut away the background from the trellis and the lower butterfly, leaving the flowers and leaves intact. Cut the trellis from the paper. Cut to size the Double Dots with the Teflon scissors to fit the trellis frame and attach to the trellis back. Put this aside.

Taking the Lilac card stock and the Butterfly Medley Stamp Set, stamp the butterfly images. Color images with the Derwent pencils then die cut with Butterfly Medley Die. Cut the photos out and attach Double Dots to the back, put aside for later.

Take the pale green cardstock, Versa Mark, Jet-black ink, embossing enamel, the Stamp Positioner Kit and Dream in Beauty Stamp Set. To get a idea where you want to position the stamping, place the trellis on the card stock then put aside. Using the Stamp Positioner, stamp with jet-black on the left bottom side. Do the same, but using the Versa Mark and embossing enamel instead of ink. Stamp this just shy of the first stamping. Repeat the same with the embossing, this time a few cm shy of first stamping.

Emboss stamp once on the upper right side of the trellis, this time featuring the butterfly. This embossing stamping makes a resist on your work. Apply the distress inks with the Ink tool, shading with different colors. Always adding a little color at a time, add more ink if needed to taste. With a small bowl of water, dip your fingers in and flick to splatter on the card stock. Dry with the heat gun. From out the center of the cardstock with horizontal strokes apply the gesso with the aid of the sponge. Again starting with a little gesso, you can always add more but it is hard to take it away. Repeat, the flicking of the water. This will, again give you water marks on your paper. The same applies, you can always add more but you cannot take away. Attach your Double Dots trellis paper to the center of the card stock.

Attach the photos with Double Dots to the trellis. The placement of the photos: to cover the whole from the cut away butterfly. Cut one of the large die cut butterflies in half and do the same for the cut butterfly from the paper. With the balling tool and mat. Shape and curl the butterfly wings Adhere in place with the cut to size Double Dots.

The butterfly girls: One girl has a single half wing, the lower girl has a double half wing. The remaining half wing is placed on the flower center on the bottom left. See photo of LO. Apply crystal Lacquer to each pink flower center and all the butterfly bodies. Carefully spoon or sprinkle the clear crystals on the lacquer. Leave to air dry. When dry, gently tap off into the funnel tray. To finish, apply stickles to the butterfly wings and dot a little to each white flower center on the trellis.

Have a scrappy!


  1. This is amazing!! Love all the butterflies and pretty details! Hugs!

  2. beautiful fussy cutting, to cut all around the lattice is one thing, but you fussy cut all around the flowers too, incredible love the details in the butterflies.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, the butterflies are breathtaking!!!!

  4. Wow! Those butterflies fluttering across the page are beautiful!

  5. Susan what an amazing layout!!! Those butterflies are breathtaking!!!!

  6. This is magical! The colors make me think of stained glass...and the wonderful layout just invites me into a landscape that is filled with dreams. The still my heart! You are a wonder!!!

  7. Wow... you have done so much fussy cutting & the result is just amazing... love your background & all those butterflies... so dreamy & beautiful :)