Backyard Blossom Birthday

New on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today, introducing the new Backyard Blossoms Collection, adding the new coneflower to the collection of stunning flowers Heartfelt Creations inspires.

   Heartfelt Creations Products used

Bone folder, heat gun, antistatic pad, white card for stamping and die cutting, White Linen Card, Gelatos – Green Tree, Mango, Butter Cream, Versacolor white Pigment Ink, White Embossing Powder, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Distress Peeled Paint. 
Instructional Videos using gelatos

Technique #2 on this video shows the coloring techniques I used to color my Coneflowers.
I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  Die cut your Botanic Window Decorative die using white cardstock. TIP:  Use an antistatic pad to wipe your cardstock first before stamping, it creates a static free environment so that only your stamped image is embossed. Using the Blossoming Coneflower, Backyard Blossoms and the Garden’s Edge Stamp sets stamp your images using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun, don’t get too close to your cardstock or it will get a brown tinge. I have colored these images using Gelatos. Gelatos are a water-soluble crayon which is great for blending and shading over heat embossed images. Firstly, just scribble the desired colors over the image, green for the stems, butter cream for the flower petals and Mango for the flower centers and now you are just going to rub it in with your fingers until blended and smooth, for the highlight add Mango to the bottom of the flower petal and now rub in with your fingers to blend. When you are happy with your shading use a cloth to rub of the excess color and it will leave the white embossed stamp more visible. If you use a damp cloth your color will be less vibrant, just experiment with your coloring technique.  Highlight the flowers centers using the Pearlescent Chocolate ink very lightly. Repeat this with your wheat stem.  Die cut with coordinating dies. The great thing about Gelatos is you can go over it again until you are happy with the blending. I have very lightly shaped the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Cut your card base using the white cardstock 12 ¼” x 6 1/8”. Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the spine of the card to give it a clean finish. Trim the selected cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection, I have used 3 pages, the background mat (pg1) and the mat that I have cut the oval mat from using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Die (pg2) and 1 mat trimmed to 4 ½” x 3 5/8” and 1 insert mat 6” x 6” (Pg3).

Now you have all your elements done, you can complete your card. Adhere your yellow insert mat. Adhere your patterned background mat to your card front. Using 3d adhesive adhere your yellow mat. Using 3d adhesive adhere your botanic window die.  Adhere your oval mat. Adhere the flowers as pictured. Adhere 1 rock candy stamen over your wheat die cut. Using 3d adhesive adhere the “Have a Wonderful Birthday” sentiment overt the wheat stamp and stamen.
Happy Crafting
Tracy C x x