This is a lovely mix of Graphic 45’s “Bloom” paper, and Heartfelt Creations new Gateway dies and of course my handmade flowers, which are created using Heartfelt Creations dies as well.
Heartfelt Creations came out with some beautiful and ornate dies at Thanksgiving last year, they are called “Gateway” dies.
Using two different selections, paper from my stash, and previously made Asters, I played around a little bit this morning.
No ribbons on this card. The blossom are made from wired “posies” that you can pull off in about 5 minutes.
Finish off with a sentiment, and your card is done!
I got some new toys in the mail yesterday! It is an older collection, but I somehow missed it when it first came out, so I got it instead of the Christmas collections that the paper companies are advertising right now. It’s August, for Pete’s sake! I’m more interested in lying around the pool than celebrating Christmas!
These are just some of the butterflies in the collection, but they are what I used today.
Don’t you just love these huge ones? That card in the middle measures 6” x 6”, to give one a little perspective on their size. I am learning to watercolor (my new joy!), and I just colored whatever came to mind. On the yellow and orange one, I just used daubers and an ink pad, but on the blue butterfly, I used my Zig Clear color Brush markers, and really had fun with that.
Here is the final product, using paper from the Wild Aster collection (Heartfelt Creations, I’m sooo boring!), and Asters that I made weeks ago, pink butterflies that I stamped and colored today. The white die cuts and sentiment are from the collection as well.
This little beauty was one day late for a contest, but is destined as a sort of “Thank You” Card. It includes some generic paper I picked up from Hobby Lobby, and all sorts of my Handmade Heartfelt Creations flowers. I also used one of the Heartfelt Creations Petite Pocket dies to add a wee bit of lace to the top and the bottom. I cut a butterfly out of gold paper from a Spellbinders die, and added the sentiment, lifted with a bit of foam, about 1/3 of the way down.
The inside has plenty of room for sentimental words, photos, or whatever you like? Enjoy, and show me your cards in the comments below, I’d love to see!