Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Wishing you a Wonderful Day"

Hi, how are you on this sunny wonderful day. I have for you a card that is dear to my heart...
   I so love this one!

Starting with a few close ups.

These beautiful swans embossed on gold, sitting behind the flowers.

Can't get enough of this....LOL

See how the branch twigs and the leaves support the flower clusters

Another closer look at the silk seam-binding ribbon

The branch twigs are cut so they can be tucked in behind the flowers. I am really loving those all geared up leaves...can't get enough of them...and they work with everything.

 See how the flower centres are enhanced with the it when stickler can make my life simple but sweet...see how the oval frame works well as a base...not too much and over done.

Taking another close up look at these flowers again. Don't forget to add the stickles when all the flowers etc are glued down and dry. we have the finished product on show again. I hope you have been inspired and motivated to try this card. 

 You can find this post along with all the other Heartfelt Creations gals postings on the Heartfelt Creations blog post for this week. 
It is always a eye candy party over there...take the time to check out Emma Lou"s how to videos each much you can learn!...and....not finished yet....every Friday there is a tutorial posting from one of the very talented Design Team gals. 
There is always so much going on there...

Here the product list and directions on how to make the card.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCDP1-255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCPC-3645 Leafy Branch cling stamp set
HCPC-3638 Romantique Swans cling stamp set
HCPC-3681 Sparkling Poinsettia Candle cling stamp set
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose cling stamp set
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia die set
HCD1-757 Leafy Branch die set
HCD2-750 Cut Mate Create 1B
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings die set
HCD-755 Romantique Garden die set
HCD-754 All Geared Up die set
HCD1-762 Decorative Oval die set
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
SUAH05 Acrylic Block Set
SMP001 Stamp Mat Pad
159723 Art Institute Glue- clear drying
352854 Metal Glue Tip

Other Products:
Ranger: Diamond stickles, Gold embossing powder. Heat gun. Paper distress tool, Water mister. Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Shabby Shutters. Card Stock: Sup natural white A4 card stock x 3, Pale yellow x 1. Other: Spellbinders embossing folder E3D-018, SUP alphabet clay mold, Double sided 3d foam tape. Seam-binding ribbon.

The directions to make this card: The finished card measures 21 cm x 15.2 cm.
The card base:- take a sheet of SUP A4 card stock fold at 14.5 cm. Do not trim off the excess, the extra length is for the front of the card. The extra length in the front gives the card a good slant when standing. I find it also carry’s the embellishments better. From the paper collection, find the beige and pink papers seen in the card photo. The card front layers:- Cut 20.6 cm x 14.5 cm. Distress the edges with the distressing tool then dampen the paper with the water mister. Curl the edges up a little. Cut 17.5 cm x 13.5 cm.  Emboss this with the embossing folder. Carefully distress the edges, spray with the mister and curl the edges up. Leave both papers to dry.Taking the A4 card stock die cut the decorative oval, the cut mat create frame (size-3” x 1”) and the leaves from the, all geared up die set. Cut also a few of these leaves from the same papers as the card front layers. Ink the edges of the leaves with the Walnut Stain distress ink and the ink foam tool. For the stamping: Stamp the branches with Walnut stain then die cut these with the matching die set.  Stamp the leaves from the Romantique garden set with Shabby Shutters ink and die cut with the matching die set. The following are all stamped with the gold embossing powder then die cut with the matching die sets: The swans are stamped and die cut with the A4 card stock using the Romantique swans and Romantique garden die and stamp sets. Die cut each swan, two extra cuts, stack and glue together. This gives you three layers, thus making a chip-board. The white blossoms using the Botanical stamp and die sets. The Poinsettias, stamp onto the pale yellow card stock and die cut using the Poinsettia stamp and die sets. Colour with the distress inks. Shape and ball the leaves and flowers with the deluxe flower shaping tool kit. Stamp half of the sentiment found in the Poinsettia stamp set. Make the letters using the clay and the alphabet mould. (the letters should be done the night before, as it takes a while to dry.) Make a double bow from the seam binding ribbon. Putting the card together: Adhere the paper layers to the card base using foam tape. Adhere the oval frame with wet glue. Adhere the cut mat create frame with foam tape. Adhere the sentiment and ‘DAY’ letters with wet glue. Apply a little ink to the letters to make it pop. Adhere the swans with wet glue. Apply and wet glue the branches/twigs in place. Adhere the bow and flowers with wet glue. Tuck the leaves under the flowers. For the finishing touches, add stickles to the Poinsettia points and white blossom centres.


  1. Susan, that is one stunning card.

  2. wow, Sussi! I want to hold this one in my hands and study it. It is glorious...and in my top 3 picks for this week. The way you built that amazing cluster of flowers, twigs, and leaves and then tucked those swans into the mix...oh....pure poetry! You have such an artistic hand...and you brought this card to life with it. I love every beautiful detail!

  3. An amazing compilation of so many different sets! Wow Ms. SussiP! This is amazing, they all coordinate beautifully, I am humbled in your presence!!

  4. WOW as always !! Love it! Hugs

  5. What a gorgeous card!!! Love the soft colors! Hugs!

  6. Love the swans and all the added details!