Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Make a Wish....Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Hi! I have done something quite exciting today!
Take a look at another way you can use these wonderful stamps and dies!

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our Website: 
HCDP1-255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection 
HCD1-764 Blazing Poppy Die set 
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Cling Stamp Set 

Other Products Used: Versa-mark, Gold embossing powder, Heatgun, Gold thread and needle. SUP Cherry cobbler blendabilities/Red copic marker, Prick pen tool, Green staz-on ink, Walnut Stain distress ink, Gold color wire, Gold beads, Glue dots, 3d Foam tape, Paper distressing tool, Bone folder, A4 SUP Natural Ivory cardstock, x 2. Cardboard box, Crocodile tool (this is a tool to hold paper etc while using the heat gun so your fingers will not get burnt.) 

Instructions: The size of this card when finished, 21 cm x 14.7 cm. Taking the A4 cardstock, fold in half and trim if needed, so it will measure 21 cm x 14.7 cm. Sharpen the fold with the bone folder. This will be your card base. Take the red and black design paper from the Blazing Poppy paper collection. Cut the black paper to size, 20.9 cm x 14.6 cm. Distress the edges with the distressing tool. 

Take the same paper, flipping it to the red side. Cut this to size, 20.6 cm x 8.6 cm and 20.6 cm x 5.4 cm. This will be come your card fronts. Distress all the edges of these papers. Prick holes in the red paper as seen in the photo. Taking the gold thread and needle, backstitch this. Curl the edges up as seen in the photo. Adhere the black paper to the card base with the foam tape, do the same with the red paper. 

Die cut the photo with the 2.75 “ x 3.75 “ die from the Cut Mat Create 1a. Cut from the cardboard the same size for backing. Adhere together with wet glue. When dry, take the sanding tool and sand the edges of the photo so a little of the white shows from the photo paper. Use two strips of cardboard to give more height when gluing down to the card. Place and glue down in the center on the join line of the red paper. Adhere the photo to the cardboard strips with wet glue so you can slide it in place. 

To make the leaves: Taking the plastic cardstock, stamp both the large and small leaf images with the green staz-on ink. Die cut with the matching dies. Note, the die will not cut the through the plastic but it will give you a cutting guide-line. To shape the leaves: Once the leaves are cut out, use the Crocodile tool to hold the plastic while heating with the heat gun. When the plastic gets soft, stop with the heat, quickly mold the plastic before it cools. Apply the heat as needed. (This process needs a bit of practice and patience but well worth the effort) 

To make the flowers: Stamp the flower images with gold embossing powder. Color the flip side of the embossing with a Red copic marker or the Cherry Cobbler blendabilities marker. Apply the heat slowly so the plastic does not curl up too much with the heat. Try to keep it as flat as possible for the die cutting. A bit tricky, but the effect is so worth it. Die cut the flowers with the matching die set. (If the plastic curls too much and is not flat enough, you will have to miss the die cutting part out. 

Then, taking into account, you will not have a cutting line, so be careful not to cut too close to the edge of the flower petals) Prick a whole in the center of each flower. Note: be careful as the embossing powder can flake off. Do not panic if this happens in the center, the bead will cover this. The flaking can also give the flower a distressed effect. To form and shape the flower use the same method as for the leaves. Shaping petal for petal. Prick the wholes again, they may have closed a little with the heat. Taking the gold wire, thread the bead onto it, twist the wire to secure the bead in the center. Thread the wired bead through both flower centers. Secure with a ¼ of a glue dot, placed between both layers. 

Open the twisted wire and with the quelling tool; quell the ends to form a spring screw shape. Taking the gold wire again, make a few extra spring screws. Make 5 bead sprigs by threading a bead on the wire and twisting, the same as the method used for the flowers. Adhere the leaves, flowers, spring screws and bead sprigs with ¼ cut to size glue dots. From the paper collection find the sentiment “Make a wish”, die cut this with the matching die. 

Add the Walnut Stain ink to the edges of the die cut. Adhere the sentiment to the side left of the photo. Adhere a few beads under the sentiment, under the flowers bottom right and in the tear on the right side of the edge with wet glue so you can slide the beads into place.
Hey Dottie, did you enjoy this.....yes you are the one that is behind the inspiration of this card. You all have a lot of fun making these plastic flowers....just don't get your fingers burnt! You need them to get inking inky for next time.....LOL
Don't forget to hop back to Heartfelt Creations blog to get more inspiring get up and go ideas.
Have a scrappy great day...
Inky hugs Sussi P


  1. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW !!! LOVE those poppies!!
    Hehe! Hugs xx

  2. Wow Sussi! Everything about this is awesome! What a great way to use the clear cardstock. Your special touches and details are amazing! Gorgeous!

  3. It looks like jewelry! Goodness me, what an amazing work of art! I love the airy look of these acrylic flowers. And it's so romantic! You love bird you! Gorgeous!

  4. All i can say is FABULICIOUS!!!!

  5. Beautiful altered project Suzzi!!! Love all the detail AND your use of the clear card stock, pure genius!!
    Hugs oxox

  6. Susan this is just another fabulous project, love the technique!

  7. Love w how you have used the clear cardstock to create the blooms... just stunning :)

  8. Susan, I love how you have created your poppies! Very unique and super clever to use the clear card stock!

  9. Love your flowers and cards they are beautiful. Thought I would mention that I have been in your country a couple of times and have relatives in Herwjinen near Amsterdam. Betty Kaldneberg