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February 21, 2016
This week I have been playing around with different weights of cardstock making flowers using the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations. I now have a selection of Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and I was very impressed with the quality of the products – in particular the paper packs. The papers are just beautiful and easy to just make cards and scrapbook layouts without any embellishments.
I have been using up my CTMH cardstock (mainly White Daisy which is just under 220 gsm) to make the flowers but I have found that the cardstock is a fraction too heavy for making the flowers – or it could be that my hands have been very sore lately as well). You can get some dimension but it tends to go a little flat. Here are some samples I have made:
I then went to Lincraft and got some Canson cardstock (Azure) that was 160 gsm thick and this time I was able to get a really good shape for the flowers and they were also easy to make rosebuds as well.
Here is a comparison between the CTMH White Daisy cardstock and the Canson lighter weight cardstock. As you can see the White Daisy cardstock has flattened out a little while the lighter cardstock still has more dimension.
I then just die cut the flowers on the same cardstock and after sponging the outside with Glacier ink and the inside with Canary inks from CTMH I wet the flowers. The petals were scrunched and then left to dry. I found I had to be a little careful to make sure that I did not rip the card but it was pretty strong. I was very happy with how these flowers turned out. They came out with a more shabby chic look.
Finally, I had a really difficult day the other day, and so to help me relax I made this card using the bottom flowers and I was very happy how it turned out. The colours worked so well together.
Here are some other examples that I have made for the class next Sunday.
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Canson Azure
Stamp – Arianna Blooms
Dies HC Arianna Blooms, Raindrops on Roses and the butterfly and edge is a Joy Craft die
Inks – CTMH Glacier, Canary, Black, Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire
Paper – CTMH Kaleidoscope
Bling and pearls from my stash.
I will be following up a lead tomorrow to check out some cardstock to carry at Gift Hutt as I will run out of CTMH cardstock eventually.
I look forward to meeting everyone at the class next week.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting.
January 25, 2021
Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection! Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try. Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken …
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January 20, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to more inspiration for Heartfelt Creations and today I have a sweet Christmas card to inspire you for next Christmas. Isn’t that snowman so cute!! I have used the new Countryside Cottage collection to create this card. Products Used: HCD1-7332 Countryside Cottage Die HCD1-7333 Cottage Tree-scapes Die HCD1-7336 Countryside Winter-scapes …
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January 18, 2021
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back. Delicate Impressions Details We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other four sets are designed to create borders and accents that can …
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