Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Heartfelt Creations - January Release!

Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January Release! Get ready for spring! Plus, look at the NEW Heartfelt Creations packaging!

The Birds and Blooms Collection comes with two sets of dies, which coordinate with papers and six stamp sets allowing you to add realistic blossoms, branches and birds to your artwork. Shades of cherry blossom pink, robin's egg blue, and soft leafy green fill sunny garden scenes featuring bluebirds, blooming branches, picket fences, bird baths, bird houses, butterflies and frilly hydrangeas.

I created a card that is FAR outside my comfort zone I am not good with "white space" and prefer to use loads of printed papers. Well, I decided to give a more "simple" card a try!

This "simple" card was so difficult! I ended up tossing several versions in the trash! In the end, I embraced the white paper and left well enough alone! I stamped and embossed the Birds and Blooms Collage with watermark ink and blue embossing powder. Simple and pretty!

For a full tutorial, see the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

I created a 3-D birdie cluster by stamping and coloring the elements from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set and the Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set. I used the coordinating Birds and Blooms and Leafy Branch dies to trim out each element. I love the tiny blossoms and chubby birdies!

Since this collection does not have a matching butterfly die, I fussy cut the large butterfly and popped it off the card.

Of course I must decorate the inside a bit. I used paper from the Birds and Blooms Paper Collection. Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the rest of the team has made!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Other Products Used: 
Cardstock: WorldWin Graphite, White, Light Ocean Blue
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ink (Ice Blue, Creamy Brown), Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up Dye Ink (Going Gray), Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink (Rich Cocoa)
Markers: Copic Alcohol Markers (C00, B91, B93, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y17, E50, E50, R81, R83, R85, colorless blender
Pearls: Couture Creations
Embossing powder: Hampton Art pale blue
Tools: heat tool, Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrap Perfect Best Ever Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. I am impressed, because I know how hard it is to create a card with lots of white space. But this is so pretty, and I love the shading and shaping of your flowers. Having that fluffy little birdie perched in the leafy bower is simply delightful. You are so clever!

  2. Beautiful card but I understand what you are saying. Some cards are not so easy as we think they will be to make. Some start out as a good idea but end up being a huge challenge in reality... Yours turned out great!

  3. Stunning creation that warms my heart!

  4. Such a beautiful card.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, the bird and those flowers are beautiful!!!!!

  6. Oh my! This is stunning! I love the Cherry blossom branch with the birds nested in it.

  7. This is simply gorgeous. Love the background die and the bird and branch is stunning.

  8. Beautiful job, Gloria! I would never have guessed you were outside your comfort zone! Love the little birds in the corner!

  9. Love what you did with that background stamp! The blue EP is so pretty with your "chubby" little birds Gloria! Never fear the white space!! :)

  10. this is stunning, i love all the details, the embossing really makes it look so elegant.

  11. Gloria, your card is so beautiful!! I love the color of the embossing powder, and the birds and flowers are just the perfect finishing touch.

  12. I Love this Gloria, simple but so oh elegant and beautiful. I was having a chuckle reading about your fear of white space... I have the same fear I'm afraid so you are not alone my friend :) hugs!

  13. Gloria, love your "simple" card! Your birdie cluster is so cute!

  14. This is so stunning in it's simplicity! Love the blue embossing and that beautiful bird & flower cluster. You aced this!

  15. Gorgeous "simple" card Gloria! You did a beautiful job with all the white! Blessings! Kathy