Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Double Portion Wednesday!

Yip! Double portion today at sussssipoppins!
First: The Peacock card. A Peacock full out in his beauty, displaying his tail with pride while admiring the daisies.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our Website:
HCDP1-252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection
HCPC-3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set
Double Dots 100pc.
Zip Dry Paper Glue

Other products: Ranger: Distress ink-Broken China, Black Soot. Archival Ink - Jet Black, Paper Distressing tool, Stickles-Golden Rod, Water mister, Water color Brush, Bone Folder, Ink application tool. Paper: SUP A4 Naturals, Ivory x1, White x2. Derwent Ink-tense pencils: 2300 Antique White, 0900 Iris Blue, 1500 Field Green, 1300 Teal Green, 1200 Sea Blue, 0300 Tangerine, 1600 Leaf Green. Other: Double sided tape, White seam binding ribbon , Fussy cutting scissors, Iron. Spellbinder S4-114 Standard Circles LG.

Instructions: This finished card size is 21cm x 14.8 cm. With one of the white A4 cards, fold in. Use the bone folder to sharpen the fold. This will be your card base. From the HCDP1-252 Peacock Paisley Paper Collection, find the paper with the green background and feathers printed on it. Cut this to 13.8 cm x 20.2 cm. Ink the edges with black Soot and the ink tool. Apply double sided tape to the back of this paper. This will be your matting.
From the remaining white A4 card, Cut 13.4 cm x 18.8 cm. Fray and ravel the edges with the distressing tool. Apply double dots to the back of this card. This will be your card front. Find and cut to size the printed sentiment "Beautiful You". Fray and ravel the edges. Apply double sided tape to the back of the sentiment.

To prepare the chipboard circle rings: Take the A4 card and 2 of the circle spellbinder dies; align these to make your 8.8 cm circle. Cut 4 then, glue these together to make the chipboard. Apply stickles to the ring front, leave to air dry. When dry, apply another coat of Stickles if needed. To color the ribbon, cut a length to 12.5 cm. Use the Broken China ink and the water mister, apply to the ribbon. Add ink and water as needed to get the color desired. When dry, iron flat.

For the stamping, use the A4 Ivory card, Jet-black ink and HCPC-3661 Feathery Peacock Cling Stamp Set, the Peacock, stamp the image 3 x. Using the Derwent pencils and watercolor brush, color the three images in. When dry, fussy cut the Peacocks, leaving one Peacock complete. Apply double dots to the back of this, adding enough height so the image will be higher than the ring. Cut out the remaining 2 images as follows. Cut the tail away from the body and cut the flower clusters out. Discard the 2 bodies.

Putting the card together: Thread the ribbon through the chipboard circle rings. Adhere the ribbon ends to the backside of the card front, center top edge. Making sure the ribbon is straight and taught, using wet glue adhere the circle to the card front. If needed, sliding a little to get it centered. Attach the matting and card front to the card base. For the placement of the Peacock: Arrange and adhere with wet glue, the 2 cut tails so they will show from behind the main image. Adhere the main Peacock in the center, then tuck and wet glue the flower clusters to both sides of the circle ring. Apply the remaining smaller flower clusters to the center top of the ring. Adhering the top flower cluster with a cut to size double dot to give height. Adhere the sentiment to the center bottom of card front. To finish, apply stickles to the tail and flower centers.

Second: So dear to my heart. Rich purple toned Flowers and gesso.
"Thoughtfulness Seeds"

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold On Our Website: 
Zip Dry Paper Glue

Other Products Used: Ink: Archival jet-black. Color Box: Brown. Glimmer Mist Spray: Olive vine, Cranberry Zing, Junneberry Wine, Haunted Shadow. Ranger: Distressing Tool, Heat Gun, Craft knife. Other: Gesso, Cardboard box, Sewing machine and thread, Green linen string, Diamond stickles, Double sided tape, Card stock or paper 20 cm x 25. 2 cm, Fussy cutting scissors. 

This mixed media project size is: 20.3 cm x 25.5 cm. Taking the cardboard box, cut a rectangle 20.3 cm x 25.5 cm. Remove some of the top layer of the cardboard so the raw wavy inside shows. With the sponge and gesso, apply to the raw wavy side, leaving some of the Kraft color showing through in the waves. Add another coat if you want more white showing. Put aside to air dry. This will be your project base. 

From the HCDP1-251 Butterfly Medley Collection Paper Pad: Find the paper with the seed banners print, cut this to 23.5 cm x 19 cm. This will be your matting paper. From inside this same paper, fussy cut the banner with "Thoughtfulness" x 1 and the word "SEEDS" x 2. Ink the edges of the cut words with brown ink. Apply Double Dots  to the back of these words. Put aside. Find the paper with the print of the purple paper tears, swirls and butterflies. Making sure you cut the vertical tear and in the right place to get the print centered, cut 17 cm across x 21.5 cm down. This will be your front paper.

With the craft knife, in the center of the purple printed paper tear, cut the green triangle insert away. Using the sewing machine, sew a few rows of straight stitching along each edge of the papers. On the front paper sew a zigzag stitch on top of the straight stitching and the extended purple line in the center of the paper. Taking the distressing tool ravel and fray the edges of the sewn papers, also the top of the green insert. Apply stickles to the butterflies on the front paper, put aside to dry.

 Stamp, die cut the flowers and leaves using stamp the set HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set  and the die set HCD1-179 Butterfly Medley Die. You will need to stamp and cut for each flower: Large size (x 4 each x 2 flowers), Med size (x 4 each x 5 flowers), Small bud (x 2 each x 4 buds), Fuller bud (x 4 each x 5 buds), Once the flower shapes are cut spray them on both sides using the Glimmer Mists. Do the same with the leaves. Using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit shape the all most dry leaves and flowers. When dry they will become hard and keep their shape, then glue together using the clear drying glue. 

Layering the papers on the base cardboard, adhere with Double Dots. Adhere with wet glue, the green insert back into its place in the printed purple paper tear. Arrange the leaves and flowers as shown in the project photo, when the arrangement is to your liking glue down with the clear glue. Before the glue dries, slide and move the arrangement so it is balanced and covers any unwanted gaps. 

To make the bow: Cut 6 lengths of string. At the height of the rose bud attach with double sided tape to the back of the board, three lengths of the cut string. Repeat for the other side. Take the three strings from each side, bring across the front of your work, tucking between the rose bud and rose, and tie a bow to the left of the flowers. Cut off the excess from the tie ends; use this to make two loops. Adhere these loops at the bottom left corner under the paper matting by the two large flowers. Attach the banner and "SEED" words in their place above the string and under the flowers on the bottom left corner.

 Adhere with clear drying glue the scrap cardstock or paper to the back of your work. To finish, apply a little gesso. You do this by dabbing your finger into the gesso; apply it to the leaf edges and tops of the flowers, always applying a little at a time. Remember, you can always add more but you cannot take it away.

I hope you enjoyed taking a scroll down the page...with the double the eye candy today.
If I have been able to inspire you to go out of your box or to create something new, it will make my day...let me know.....and don't forget to check out all the other wonderful eye candy at the 
Heartfelt Creations blog today.....this week.....well worth taking the time to look.
Have a inky scrappy day.....inky hugs sussiPoppins


  1. Well,'ve done it again...knocked my socks right off! Both of these cards are outstanding, but the purple roses take the blue ribbon for me this week. How gorgeous! Each one is so perfectly formed and exquisite..and the torn paper, the stitching, the gessoed layers....holy wow! You are one amazing artist, and you sure do know your way around a piece of paper. Thanks for the incredible dose of inspiration! xo

  2. Wow! Love both projects. Stunning! Hugs xx

  3. How beautiful your projects are, Sussi! Love the rich colors. Thank you for explaining your techniques, and showing the close-ups to give us a better idea of how these were assembled - just gorgeous! hugs, de

  4. Crazy gorgeous cards Ms SussiP! You are master at those lovely purple flowers!

  5. Gorgeous Projects :) Love them both! Stunning is the word that comes to mind for those gorgeous flowers Sussi :)

  6. Beautiful projects Sussi! I remember the Peacock from the video. I thought it was so coll to have him sitting in a ring! And the purple cabbage roses are to absolutely die for!!! Hugs

  7. i love all the gold embossing and fussy cutting on the peacock, its just gorgeous then the flowers on the second card, BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Both projects are beautiful Sussi! Love the peacock coloring and the buds on the second are just stunning! Blessings! Kathy

  9. Oh Em Gee!!!! Simply gorgeous!! Those purple buds are stunning!!! I must order the stamp set and die and paper today!!! Beautiful work my dear friend. Simply beautiful!! You are an inspiration!! Love both cards!

  10. Sussi, these are both stunning! Those flowers are absolutely breathtaking and the peacock is grand in all his glory!

  11. Susan, both cards are gorgeous, and those flowers are just amazing!!!!

  12. These cards are stunning overall and in all the detail. Quite inspiring for me to put a little more effort in planning out a card. Yours are fantastic!

  13. I have a question for you from the gorgeous purple flowered card you made shown here. The measurements in inches seem quite large and was wondering if I got them wrong. I have 6 3/4" x 81/2" for the inside "tear" paper which would make the overall card about an inch bigger even. This card is just so fabulous I thought I would try my had at it hoping to get somewhere in the ball park like yours. Thanks for your help!

    1. It gives me such a buzz when I hear or read I have inspired someone to come out of the box. LOL.Yes you are right it is quite large. From what I see, you have the measurements right. It is not really a card. You can make it in to a card by using the smaller print of the same design in the paper collection. Or just adapting the size. A lot of work though, getting it all to fit etc. I would, first try it out using the same measurements as above, to get to know what I did and get those flower buds under your belt,then adapt the project. I shall put this in the back burner to make a card using the same design. I know there is a new release coming out that I can do that with....but at the moment I can say no more. You will just have to keep an eye out for it...LOL. If I get the time...I shall get onto it as soon as poss....the collection I am working on now...just for you Dottie. Inky hugs XOX