Hello friends. Today Heartfelt Creations has a new release called Flowering Dogwood. But before I show you my first project using this beautiful collection, I would like to ask for your help. Heartfelt Creations just announced their 2017 Design Team Call. Not only do they want new designers but they keep some of the current design team members on the new team. I would really appreciate it if you would go and vote for me and your other favorite designers to stay on the new team. Here is a link to vote - http://hcgo.co/DesignTeamVote2017. I absolutely love working with Heartfelt Creations and hope you love my projects too!
Now it's time to introduce you to the Flowering Dogwood Collection. It's time to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection! Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season! The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified. The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross. Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction. The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus. Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals. Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets! Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies. The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!
Here is my project......
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Toffee Crunch, TSMP805
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3763
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3776
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Other Products: White, Pistachio, Rose & Blush cardstock; Pistachio Pudding Blushing Bride Ink Pads (StampinUp); sponges; Jumbo Scalloped Ovals & Standard Oval dies – Spellbinders Paper Arts; 3d foam squares & Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Instructions: This card measures 5" x 7" when completed. To start this card, cut a piece of white cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold to create the base. Cut the patterned paper from the collection to 6 3/4" x 4 3/4". Cut a piece of blush cardstock to 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". Die cut white cardstock using the Large Fleur Die 1 & 2 plus use the Simple Fleur die to cut out each strip. Use the Simple Fleur die to cut the Blush cardstock to match the Large Fleur Die cuts. Stamp the blush cardstock with the cross image from Dogwood Chapel stamp set using blush ink. Adhere the Large Fleur die cuts onto the back of the blush cards as shown. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using the Toffee Crunch Memento Ink and die cut using an oval die. Die cut a scalloped oval from the blush cardstock. Adhere these together. Adhere the Fleur Border piece into place and then using 3d foam squares, adhere the sentiment into place. Stamp and die cut the flowers using the Toffee Crunch ink onto white cardstock. Stamp the leaves onto pistachio paper using matching ink. Die cut the leaves with the matching dies. Be sure to use the stamen die to cut stamens for each of your flowers from the pistachio paper. Using a sponge ink the middle of each flower with pistachio ink and the edges of the flower with the blush ink. Use the flower shaping kit to shape each flower, adding the stamens. Adhere the flowers and leaves into place as shown. Use some Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops for the centers of the flowers. Once the drops are dry, send your card off to someone special!
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