Wednesday, May 13, 2015


I did a  "Mixed Media Tag" art work for the launch of the new collection.
A tag is always fun, not too big but enough to make a statement.
These Fuchsias are fun to make and can be made in all colors to enhance any project....a must have on the shopping list!

There is also a new die that has come with this collection. Today I made a mask from on and find out how to. Have fun!

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Sold On Our Website:
 HCDP1-254 Cascading Fuchsia paper Collection
HCPC-3668 Cascading Fuchsia Stamp Set
HCPC-3672 Fuchsia Bouquet Stamp Set
HCPC-3547 Bold Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3667 You Inspire Me Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
 HCD1—761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-761 Cascading Fuchsia Die Set
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD1-759 Butterfly Medley Die
 HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Squares
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
 Clear Cardstock 12 x 12
Clear Cardstock 8.5 x 11
 Stamp Mat Pad
3-D Crystal Lacquer
Stamp Positioner Kit
Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other Products Used: Card Stock: SUP A4 Very Vanilla, Purple Bazzill , scrap card stock Ranger: Prick Tool, Stardust Stickles, Paper Distressing Tool, Heat Gun, Water Coloring Brush, Water Mister, Foam Ink Tool. Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Forest Moss, Warn Lipstick. Adirandack alcohol ink: Lettuce, Stream, Current, Terracotta. Other: Gesso, Viva modellier Crème 908, Spatula/old credit card, Versa-mark, Gold Embossing Powder, Beads, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Karan Fosters Wax String, Spellbinders S4-116 Standard circles small, Glimmer mist Haunted Shadow 61180, Green Linen string, Cardboard box/chipboard. 

Instructions: The finished size of this Tag is 21.2 cm x 12.8 cm. The photo size,3 cm x 3.5 cm. Cut the tag shape out from the Purple card stock and the paper from the paper collection. Taking the “Cascading Fuchsia” stamp set and the matching die, stamp and die cut using the Very Vanilla card stock. Color the Fuchsias with the distress inks. Prick a whole in the center of the flowers. Ball and shape with the Deluxe Shaping Kit.

Using the waxed string, tie a knot tin one end then thread all the layers and a few beads. Apply glue between each layer to secure. Making 9 flowers and 1 flower bud.

Taking the “Bold Leaf “stamp set, use the Forest Moss ink to stamp. Die cut using the matching die set. To make the circle sentiment, use the “You Inspire Me” stamp set. Stamp with gold embossing powder then die cut using the circle dies from the Spellbinders S4-116. For the Celebrating You sentiment, use the “You Inspire Me” stamp set and the “Everyday Heroes” die set. Ink around the edges of both sentiments with Seedless Preserves.

Find the paper with the lace edges strip in the paper collection, cut out. Making a mask from the “Cascading Fuchsia” die, the oval lattice. Cut this x 3 from scrap card stock. Cut away the out side frame. Glue the lattice together to form the mask. Use the same die and Purple card stock to make a extra frame, add a little gesso to the frame then put aside. Taking the tag made from the paper collection, bring a layer of gesso to the tag. Using the mask, apply the gold medium. When dry, apply a thin layer of gesso so the gold is not too overpowering but you still see it. Using Glimmer mist, spray a little color, misting with water when needed. Let it run over the tag.

Taking the gold embossing powder and the “Fuchsia Bouquet stamp set, stamp on both right side corners. Ravel the edges of the tag with the distressing tool. Apply versamark to the edges here and there, gold embossing powder then fix with the heat tool. Adhere the two tags together with Double Dots. For the photo, cut a piece of cardboard from a box to fit. Adhere this together. Sand the edges of the photo to give a white distressed edge.

To put it all together: In the following order, adhere the paper lace strip, the purple frame to the left side of the tag, place and arrange the top cluster of Fuchsia flowers and leaves. Place the photo using Double Dots to give extra height. Arrange and adhere the sentiments to the right of the photo. Arrange and adhere the small cluster of leaves and Fuchsias to the lower left and under the photo. Take 3 lengths of green string to tie a bow at the top of the tag.

 To make the clear butterflies, take the clear card stock and stamp the butterflies with the Butterfly Medley” stamp, using Stazon ink. Die cut with the matching die. (Note: this will not cut through the clear card stock but it will give you a cutting line to go by.) Cut the images out then color with the alcohol inks. (Note: Add color from the flip side of the stamping or the alcohol will smudge your image.)

To finish, bend the wings up from the body and adhere to the tag with cut to size glue dots.

I hope I have inspired you to come out of your box and try some of this icky inky fingers fun?
Don't you just love those clear butterflies? I have gotten addicted....all over again!
another one for the list!
Don't forget to get to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more eye candy....this week, is a total explosion of yummy over there! One after the other! So brace yourself!

TIP FOR THE DAY: "if you can't beat 'em join 'em"
Well, thats what I am going with today and I'm holding onto it.....LOL
You all have a happy scrappy day and inky love,
till next time, sussipoppins hugs


  1. Your tag is stunning! So much work has gone into this, the detail is exquisite.. Beautiful creating! I love the fuchsias and the colours!

  2. this is amazing Susan, love the flowers, the embossing and the texture work, beautiful tag

  3. I LOVE this tag Sussi. You always make your flower arrangements look so realistic. The three tiered fuchsias are stunning! Hugs

  4. Your tag is stunning. I love all the details, colors and texture.

  5. Oh Sussi your tag is amazing!!! Just love the colors you chose and the background has so much detail! I love all the textures, hugs from California!

  6. This is beyond swoon worthy. This is fall in love get all giddy faint and hit your head worthy! Those flowers are just spectacular. And the gold embossing....wowza yowza!

  7. Oh my word! Those fuchsias are breathtaking...but that background and all the wonderful gold embossing makes me feel positively giddy! You are such an artist. The attention to detail and the wonderful perspective you bring to the product...well, it just blows me away!

  8. What a gorgeous tag!! The fuchsias are beautiful!!

  9. Thank you all for your inspiring comments...I am blushing...LOL

  10. WOWSERS !!! Love this!! I am popping it on HC Facebook later today!! hugs xxx

  11. Gorgeous tag! Your fuchsias are beautiful! Blessings! Kathy

  12. Wow Susan, that tag is amazing!! Love those flowers and all of the added details.

  13. So beautiful Susan! A rich and elegant looking tag for sure with the added beauty of those stunning fuchsias!

  14. TUTORIAL, TUTORIAL, TUTORIAL!!!! I absolutely love this tag! This is sooo much my style favorite!The background (the tag front) is gorgeous for the hanging fuchsias. This is just one beautiful set of stamps to work with; I'm starting today to get crackin'! LOL. Please do consider a video tutorial on the tag and putting it all together. Your humble audience awaits you! LOL.