Friday, February 24, 2017

Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Each month, on the last Friday of the month, the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! The February Hop starts 8am EST on Friday, February 24th and closes Monday, February 27th at midnight. 

Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 1st The winner should contact HC at info@heartfeltcreations.us with "Winner of the February Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

You should be coming to my blog from Alissa Wells' Blog. After visiting me, head on over to Emilia van den Heuvel's Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.

In my quest to create more Clean and Simple cards, I have created another card in that style. As always, this is the HARDEST style for me. It takes me AGES to design and plan for a more simple card. My "hatred" of white space (or in this case, polka dotted pink space) is difficult to overcome!  
This is a standard A2 sized card, created with black cardstock. I added a layer of white cardstock and then a layer of the pink dots paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection. The sentiment ticket is also from the paper collection. I popped it from the card with some foam squares.  
I took some time with the flowers. I stamped the images with the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, using  Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once I had all the images stamped, I colored them with Copic Markers. I wanted a mix of pinks, from darkest to palest. 

After I had everything colored, I die cut the flowers and leaves with the Flower Dogwood Die. Then, I shaped each flower using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. I misted each flower and leaf with water, and then shaped. Once the flowers were dry, I added some Stickles glitter glue to each center. 
I glued the flowers and leaves onto the card front. I added white cardstock to the inside of the card to make it easy to stamp or write a greeting.

Hop on over to Emilia van den Heuvel's Blog next. DON'T FORGET...POST A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

February Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:

Vicki Dutcher
Kathy Clement
Alissa Wells
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Emilia van den Heuvel
Gini Cagle
Sarah Miller
Archana Joshi




Heartfelt Creations Products:

Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set
Flower Dogwood Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Other Products:

Cardstock: CutCardStock Basis BlackEsse White Textured
Markers: Copic (colorless blender, RV0000, RV000, R81, R83, R85, YG0000, YG21, YG23)

Glitter glue: Stickles Diamond
Pigment ink: Colorbox OrchidAdhesive: ATG tape, foam adhesive squares, Ranger Multi Medium

38 comments:

  1. We had a pink dogwood tree when we lived in Georgia....takes me back! Beautiful coloring!

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  2. You did an amazing job on this clean and simple card. It is just stunning.

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  3. CAS is always hard for me too and you have done such an amazing job creating one! This is gorgeous!! I love how dimensional this is and all the gorgeous pinks! My sister is constantly telling me it's OK to leave some empty space but it is hard leaving so much of it. Hugs, Robin

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  4. Your card is lovely. I have white, pink and red Dogwood trees in my yard and this collection has just become my very favorite!

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  5. Beautiful CAS card! XX Rebecca

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  6. Oh this card is
    gorgeous! I do
    love the "pink"
    space and the
    beautiful flowers.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. Look at those lovely dogwood flowers! Beautifully done!!

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  8. I have a hard time with lots of empty space too, but your card is very pretty!

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  9. Lovely card. I love the simplicity of it.

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  10. Such a beautiful CAS card card - your coloring is WOW!

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  11. Stunning creation the flowers are fabulous
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  12. lovely card!! love ur flowers

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  13. What a beautiful card. I love your design and all your pretty flowers. Thanks so much for the great inspiration!!

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  14. Simple is beautiful! I love this dogwood collection. Your card is a great inspiration to me to keep it simple, too. Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Wow! This is such a beautiful card! Love the pretty flowers! Love the design of your card!

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  16. I'm with you, it is very difficult to stay simple, but it turned out very nice. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful CAS design!

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  18. Very pretty--love the CAS design.

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  19. Very unique and colors CAS design. Nicely done!

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  20. Beautiful card! I really love the dogwood stamps and dies.

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  21. Lovely card with those gorgeous dogwoods! I have two dogwood trees in my yard, so I am particularly fond of your beautiful creation!

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  22. What an awesome card. The flowers are so beautiful.

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  23. Such a pretty card and the varying shades on the flowers are beaUtiful!

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  24. Beautiful card love the different shades of pink in the flowers which are colored perfectly.

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  25. I seem to be the same way....keep wanting to add more stuff!! lol... This turned out just beautifully, though. It would be impossible for you to make a card that isn't completely lovely!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how this is simple and yet so elegant!

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  27. Love this card. The flowers are gorgeous!

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  28. Love your C and S carr

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  29. Your card is sweet. Love the dogwood flowers.

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  30. Your card is beautiful.

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  31. Precious in Pink! The simplicity of your design is striking!

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  32. Your flowers are exquisite. Love the white space (pink dots). Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  33. This is a gorgeous card, and the white space leaves room for me to pull it out and make it any kind of card I need it to be with the right sentiment stamp!!! Lovely!!!

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