Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Two Turtle Doves

Good morning! It is time for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Make sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for all the inspiration! I am still on a mission to create Christmas cards from the newest collection, Romantique Garden. Last week I shared my "7 swans a-swimming" card (which you can see HERE). I decided to try my hand again, and created a "two turtle doves" card for you!    

I used the Romantique Garden Love Bird Hangout PreCut Set along with an older paper collection from 2013, Countryside Evening Paper Collection, which is NOT being retired yet. I love dark blue, so I decided to make a blue, white, and silver Christmas card! When you live in Southern California, your Christmas is not the same as in other places...no snow for one thing! So I tried to show a bit of California with all of you! {wink}

To make this card for yourself, create a 6" x 6 1/2" card by trimming flag blue cardstock to 12" x 6 1/2". Score at 6" to make a top-fold card. Cut blue Countryside Evening paper to 5 3/4" x 6 1/4". Distress the paper edges. Mat with white cardstock, cut to 5 7/8" x 6 3/8". 

Wrap the panel with white sparkle satin ribbon, approximately 1" from the top of the panel. Secure the ribbon at the back of the panel. Attach the panel to the card front. Gently fold up the bottom right corner of the Countryside evening paper to expose the white cardstock. 

Cut cream Countryside Evening paper to 4" x 4". Distress the paper edges. Mat with flag blue cardstock, cut to 4 1/8" x 4 1/8". Mat again with white cardstock, cut to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Gently fold the upper corners and the lower left corner to add to the "distressed" look. Attach the panel to the upper left corner of the card front.

Stamp the Love Bird image from the Love Bird Hangout PreCut set onto white cardstock with black dye ink. Color the image with alcohol markers in a blue and cream color scheme. Color or sponge the background in palest blue ink. 

Using the Spellbinders Ovals Grand Nestabilities, cut out the image. Cut out a larger oval from flag blue cardstock. Distress the edges of the blue cardstock oval. Attach the bird image to the blue cardstock oval with foam squares. Attach the stacked ovals to the center of the card front with foam squares.

Create a computer-generated sentiment and print onto white cardstock. (I used "Just Another Typewriter" font.) Cut out the sentiment with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die template. Sponge with Faded Jeans distress ink. Attach the sentiment to the lower left edge of the bird image using foam squares. 

Add glitter glue to the birds and the cream flower centers. Add dots of glitter glue to the sentiment die cut. Allow to dry. 

Create a loopy bow from glitter satin ribbon. Glue to the upper left edge of the ovals. Tie a loopy bow from glitter twine and glue to the top of the ribbon. Cover a snowflake button with glitter glue and allow to dry. Attach the button to the top of the twine. Add a blue pearl to the top of the button. 

Trim white cardstock to 5 7/8" x 6 3/8" and line the inside of the card. Add a message or sentiment.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3639 Love Bird Hangout PreCut Set
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection
452064 Spellbinders Ovals Grand Nestabilities
452255 Grand Calibur

Other Products Used: 
Other die templates: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three
Cardstock: WorldWin Smooth Flag Blue, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
Alcohol markers: various Copic
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon white satin with silver edge, iridescent white metallic string
Self-adhesive pearls: Recollections blue
Snowflake button: craft store
Tools: Prima paper distressing tool
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Beacon Fabri-tac, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. The details in this are just wonderful! I love that you coated the turtledoves with stickles...and I love the sweet ribbon detail. The distressing, the color palette..all of it is delightful. What a clever idea!

  2. Beautiful. The flower colors are stunning.

  3. Gorgeous card, love the ribbon details and your colouring is fabulous.

  4. Gorgeous card, love all the awesome details.

  5. Lovely! All that extra sparkle in the card just makes your design shine - literally!

  6. Clever idea for Christmas. I am so fond of the blue bleeding hearts! (wink) Merry Christmas! Hugs

  7. Gorgeous, Gloria! Another fantastic use of the collection for a Christmas themed card! Love the shimmer on the birds!

  8. Beautiful card Gloria!! I love the color of your flowers.

  9. Hi Gloria, love the blue bleeding hearts. Great card.

  10. Beautiful design Gloria! Love your flowers!