Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My World

Hello to you on this fine sunny morning in Holland.
Another card from the Everyday Hero Collection, this time something a bit softer in color.

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Other Products used: Paper: Yellow Bazzill card stock x 1, SUP A4 Naturals White x 2 card stock, paper for masking. Spellbinders: Devine Eloquence S5-218, Labels Twenty-Eight S5-127. Ranger: Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Broken China, Peeled Paint distress ink. Foam ink tool, Paper distressing tool, Water color brush, Star dust stickles, Water mister, Other: Quelling tool, Black stamens x8, Seam binding ribbon, Pearl beads and thin craft wire. White and gold embossing powder, Heat gun. Versa Mark. 

Instructions: This card size is 21 cm x 14.7 cm. With the SUP A4 card stock, fold in half to make the card base. Trim to the card size. Chose the paper from the paper collection and cut to 20.5 cm x 14.2 cm. This will be your card front. Apply crystal Lacquer to the black swirls dividing the print on the paper, when dry, ravel the edges of the card front with the distressing tool. Taking the SUP A4 card stock and tuxedo black ink, stamp the image from HCPC 3663 My World. Use the HCPC 3598 World Map stamp and stamp positioner, this is to extend the stamped image at the top and bottom so the image will cover the whole frame size when cut.

 With the largest size from the Labels Twenty-Eight set, die cut the stamped image. Using the distress inks, add color to the stamped image. With the foam ink tool and Walnut Stain ink apply to the edges. Apply crystal lacquer to the My World words on the stamped image. To make the 3d world ball, apply tuxedo black ink to the world ball image on the stamp and stamp on SUP A4 card stock. Die cut this and 5 extra cuts. Stack and glue the paper cuts together. Apply color to the world ball. When the ink is dry, apply to the ball only a thick layer of crystal lacquer. Put aside to dry. Lift and twist the ball away from the world ball stand, so it is higher on one side. Apply a double dot to the that is higher so it will keep its twist when glued down. Using wet glue, adhere the world ball to its place on the stamped frame. 

With the SUP A4 card stock, die cut the Divine Eloquence frame. Cut the frame into 4. Also from the SUP A4 card stock die cut x1 the Everyday Hero's frame. Cut this in 2, leaving the ironwork complete. Apply Broken China and Forest Moss ink to the ironwork on all the frames. When the ink is dry, gently apply a little versa mark to the edges (like you would when distressing with ink), sprinkle the gold embossing powder over this area then fix the powder with the heat gun. Repeat if needed. In this case less is more. 

Attach the frames to the stamped Labels Twenty- Eight frame with wet glue so you can align accurately. Taking the Everyday Heros frame, cut both the end swirls on the circle edge from the circle, leaving the rest of the iron work still attached. Adhere both frames to the main frame, one each at the top and bottom, slipping the cut swirl over the top of the other frames when attaching. See the photo. Add Double Dots to the back of the completed frame. Adhere the frame to the card front. To tidy the frame joins, adhere a little ribbon to the side of the frame between the black swirls. Attach the card front to the card base with Double Dots. '

Now to make the flower clusters: Make two 1/2 bows from the seam binding ribbon. From the paper collection, cut a few strips 30 cm x 2 mm. to make the paper screw swirls. With the quelling tool, quell the paper. Pull the ends to make the screw swirls. Cut to the desired length. Stamp and die cut the leaves using the HCPC-3646 Fluffy Birdies stamp set and matching HCD 1-756 Birds and Blooms die set. Make the flowers by using the HCPC-3651 stamp set and HPD-1-179 Botanical Wings die set. Stamp with the white embossing powder on the yellow card stock. Use the Broken China and Forest Moss inks to color the petals both sides.. The embossing powder becomes a resist when coloring the petals. Ball and shape the petals using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. To aid with the flower shaping use water mist. When dry, the paper will become hard. Adhere a pearl to the center of the flower.

 This will show a little when the flowers are made and will help to keep the balled shape. Arrange and adhere with wet glue all you have made to form a cluster on each side of the card. Cut the stamens to size then glue together at the cut end, forming a cluster. Tuck the stamen clusters under each end of the arrangement, see photo. When all the glue is dry, add a little stickles for the finishing touch.

I sure hope you had a great time visiting my blog today. I loved making this much so, I had problems parting with it. Do you ever have that problem? You make a card for someone...then you end up keeping it for yourself...LOL....then you have to make another one...a never ending story....LOL Just as well we all have a good stash of product.....and ideas.

Tip of the day: If you make more than one at the same time, like 5-10 you might get so tired of it...then, you will be wanting to give it away to someone you love dearly with your whole heart ...LOL
Hold the thought, till next week, have a scrappy inky day.
Hugs sussipoppins


  1. Oh my word! This is gorgeous, Sussi! Those flowers make me feel weak in the knees, and you managed to make them appear as though they'd been dusted with pollen. What a magnificent work of art! I sure do love your work!

  2. Another eye popping, jaw dropping beauty!!!!

  3. Your floral display on this card is really well done. Love the curled paper swirls! This is such a beautiful arrangement. Just had to come to your site to post this comment. Love that you are on the HC design team!

  4. beautiful blooms, colour combo is awesome, just draws you into the card, love your die work too

  5. I love reading your write ups SussiP! What a gorgeous card panel you created with the cut up die and those fun little flower buds make gorgeous clusters, love the twirly stamens!

  6. As always Sussi, STUNNING! I love all the details you put into your projects, they are absolutely mesmerizing! Hugs

  7. Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving kind words behind....You can see now why I had trouble parting with this one....such is life. Hugs XOX

  8. Oh this is stunning! hugs xx

  9. Absolutely breathtaking! I love the everything about it!

  10. Susan, amazing design! Your flowers are beautiful!