Backyard Blossom - A gift for you

Inspirational Wednesday for the Heartfelt Creations Blog. This is the next card I have used in the Backyard Blossoms Collection.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used

Bone folder, heat gun, antistatic pad, vellum for stamping and die cutting, white card for stamping and die cutting, White Linen Card, Versacolor white Pigment Ink, White Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet, Archival Black Ink, Gelatos – Green Tree, Mango, Butter Cream, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, Nuvo Aqua Flow Glitter Gloss pen, Diamond Stickles.

I like to do all my die cutting, shaping and coloring first.  TIP:  Use an antistatic pad to wipe your vellum and cardstock first before stamping, it creates a static free environment so that only your stamped image is embossed.  When using a heat gun, don’t get too close to your vellum or cardstock or it will get a brown tinge.
Using the Garden’s Edge Coneflower stamp set, stamp the row of Coneflowers on white cardstock using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun.  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.
Using the Butterfly Dreams Border Stamp set stamp on vellum using your White Versacolor Ink, then cover completely in white embossing powder, shake of the excess and heat with your heat gun.

Using your Blossoming Coneflower and Backyard Blossoms Stamp sets, stamp your flowers using Archival Black Ink, I have only stamped the top of the flowers as we will only be using this section. Color the flowers using your Wilted Violet ink using your Stack and Store daubers. Trim of the flower centers you will only be using the petals. Spray the petals with your mini mister and shape using your Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.

Cut your card base using the white cardstock 10” x 6 5/8”. Fold your card in half, I like to run a bone folder over the spine of the card to give it a clean finish.   Using the selected Patterned cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Pad, cut your front mat 6 ½” x 4 7/8”, die cut the Fleur Border Basics Die down the right-hand side.  Using the coordinating decorative border die select the purple contrasting cardstock from the paper pad and die cut 1 matching border. Using the Fleur Border Basics die, die cut the right hand front side to match your patterned cardstock. I have adhered the decorative border to the back of the front mat and then adhered it to the card front (this conceals the border between the layers for a neater effect on the inside of your card).  Trim the selected cardstock from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection 6 1/2” x 4 7/8” for the inside mat. Adhere the insert mat.
I have trimmed the Butterfly border into single butterflies, trim them as pictured or play around with where the flourish sections sit.  Adhere the butterflies with adhesive only down the center of the butterflies so the wings can be folded up. Adhere your petals over the flowers. Trim down the row of Coneflowers into single flowers and adhere as desired or as pictured. Highlight the purple flowers using the Nuvo Aqua Flow Glitter pen. Highlight the flowers centers and the Butterflies using the stickles.
Happy Crafting
Tracy C x x


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Tracy! The colors are simply beautiful!

  2. A beautiful purple work of art! Lovely details and I love all the purple!

  3. yellow and purple work so well together. Beautiful. X

  4. Gorgeous card Tracy! Love the purple!

  5. Such a beautiful card Tracy! I love your vellum butterflies and gorgeous purple coneflowers!