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Tutorial on cardstock weight for Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Die Sets

February 21, 2016

Welcome back.

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here are some other examples that I have made for the class next Sunday.

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Materials used:

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.

Patricia





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