Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sparkling Poinsettias ....July release

A cherry hello to you all today.
...are you ready for it...yes it is time for the JULY Heartfelt Creations release.......
This collection is called Sparkling Poinsettias.
It is that time of year when all company's start bringing out the Christmas Collections....yes already.....I know, it is still only July! I suppose one needs the time to get all the product together, make the choices of who, what and where, The stress of getting it all done on time. Thats why " I want it all" is a great way to go....saves all that bother of looking and not should all know by now, over at Heartfelt Creations, they love to make your life easy!
I personally don't do Christmas due to my religious beliefs, so I have made cards and projects this July 2015 release to show you what you can do with the collection out side of Christmas. It's called thinking out of the box. This is a good thing, as you can see how you can use this wonderful collection all year round. Mix it with other collections and you will be amazed at what you can do.
These Poinsettias are so wonderful to make and need not only be used once a year!
If you visit Pinterest, you will find Poinsettias in all colours and will be so inspired and be innovated with new fresh start stamping and have fun.


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products:
Card stock: Pale yellow for flowers and leaves. 2 x SUP Natural White A4 card stock for the card. Ranger: Distress inks; Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters. Water coloring brush. Water mister, Fruit punch, Diamond stickles. Gold embossing powder, Heat gun, Prick tool, Foam ink tool. Craft sheet. Other: Quelling tool, Versa-mark, Double sided foam tape, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Boarders-1 S5-182. Making Memories gem stickers/pearl.

 Instructions: Finished Card measurements, 11 cm x 16.5 cm.
To make the card base, cut from the A4 card stock 15.2 cm x the length. Using the score-pal, score this at 9.2 cm and 20 cm. Take the Spellbinders Scalloped Boarders-1 die set, cut a scalloped boarder to the 9.2 end of the card base. Taking a sheet of card stock, cut 15.2 cm x 9.5 cm and 15.2 cm x 3.5 cm. Take the Scalloped Boarders-1 die set and die cut one edge of each of the above card stock.  The card stock measuring 15.2 cm x 5 cm, die cut a boarder on both edges. Taking the prick tool, prick wholes along the straight edges of all the boarded card stock. Look to the card photo. 

Take the card stock measuring 15.2 cm x 9.5 cm and stamp the swirls with gold embossing powder with the Sparkling Poinsettia swirl. Position the image so it will peak out from under the flowers when placed. 

To make the sentiment banner: stamp the sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl set using the gold embossing powder, then die cut the banner shape by using the banner die from the Everyday Heroes die set. 

To make the Poinsettia flowers, Stamp the flower image with the gold embossing powder onto the pale yellow card stock then die cut using the matching die set. Color the flowers with the distress inks and ink foam tool. Shape the flowers with the Deluxe Flower shaping kit and a water mister.
To make the screw swirls, cut very thin strips, a width of about 1.5mm - 2 mm from the card stock. Quell, pull to lengthen, cut to the length wanted. 

To put the card together: 
Adhere the 15.2 cm x 3.5 cm boarder to the inside card edge to form a stop for the card front. Adhere with 3d foam squares and glue the die cut remaining scalloped boarded card stock layers to the card front. Place the sentiment banner. Place the pearl to the end of the banner. Arrange and adhere the Poinsettias. Cut the leaves from a large green colored Poinsettia. Adhere these into place. Tuck and adhere the screw swirls under the flowers and leaves. As always once all is attached and dried, add the Diamond stickles to the points of the attached Poinsettias, Fruit Punch stickles to the centres.
You could leave out the stickles on the flowers if you are not into sparkle, these Poinsettias are so beautiful in there own right.

I told you, these Poinsettias are just so wonderful. I really enjoyed colouring them...add a little sparkle and you are ready to go! I made so many extras...a good then always have a extra flower or two on hand.
Have a stash of flowers embossed and die cut, so when the sun comes out this summer, you will want to relax and catch a few rays or like me you just want to be lazy, take the moment to unwind...the best stress release is to colour....O poor me....I am so stressed the last few months....I need to do color therapy....a lot.....LOL
Another tip of the day: the gold embossing makes it more fun, also gives the flowers a royal, elegant finish when done. So much so that I do it all the time.
I can't wait to show you what I have  in store for next week....but I will....nasty, nasty...goes to show how much therapy I need....LOL...till then have a very inky scrappy week.

Don't forget to go back or drop by at Heartfelt Creations DT weekly postings. Put on your must do list...check out Emma Lou's tutorial and introduction to the new collection. There is so much to learn there.
inky hugs sussipoppins


  1. There is so much artistry to your work! This card is absolutely gorgeous hon! So lovely to hear from you on my blog, hope all is well with you to! xo xo

  2. Your card is stunning, I love the poinsettias, they look so beautiful...

  3. What a gorgeous card! The poinsettias are stunning! Hugs!

  4. Wow! This is just GORGEOUS. I love your poinsettias, the colors a stunning.

  5. Oh my goodness Sussi! This is nothing short of marvelous! You have created a stunning masterpiece. The colors of the Poinsettias are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Hugs

  6. How glorious! It makes me think of poinsettias sitting on a lacy bank of pure white snow!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. The colors you have used/created on the flowers is the most beautiful I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Wow, Sussi, you've got me drooling over this magical card. You've always been a muse to me and I simply adore your style.

  9. Susan this is gorgeous, im not sure how you acheived these colours from yellow cardstock, but its fantastic.

  10. Thank you all... so much... for taking the time to drop by and leaving such great comments on this post. Have a scrappy inky day. Inky hugs. xox

  11. Stunning!! I tweeted this for HC and everyone loves it!! Hugs xx