Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Happiness is...

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! I have diverged from my normal, use-every-piece-of-printed-paper-you-own style today! I wanted to create something ultra elegant and unexpected.

Well, the full truth is...I was putting away some of my hoard, and came across a huge box of metallic cardstock left over from when I was on the WorldWin Papers design team. (I am still so bummed that they disbanded that team!) I really wanted to use up some of the paper, and this is what I came up with. This card is all sparkle and shimmer!

Create a 6" x 6" card by trimming black cardstock to 6" x 12" and scoring at 6" on the long side to make a 6" x 6" top-fold card. Cut blue metallic paper to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attach to the card front. Emboss black metallic cardstock with a lattice embossing folder (from Crafter's Companion) and trim to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4". Attach the embossed panel to the card front. 

Use the Decorative Oval Die to cut a shape from blue metallic cardstock. Attach the shape in a horizontal orientation to the center of the card front using foam adhesive. 

Use the largest Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance die to cut a shape from silver metallic cardstock. While the cardstock is still in the die, sponge with Salty Ocean distress ink. Remove the paper from the die and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Attach the shape in a vertical orientation to the center of the card with foam adhesive. 

Using silver pigment ink, stamp the Enchanted Mum Swirling Buds image from the Single Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set onto smooth black cardstock. Heat emboss the image with silver embossing powder. Using colored pencils, color the image, making sure not to color the embossed areas. 

Use the largest oval die in the Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large die set to cut out the image. Sponge the edges of the oval with silver ink. Use foam adhesive to attach the image to the center of the card as shown.

Stamp the sentiment from the Single Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set with silver pigment ink onto smooth black cardstock and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. Use the Arrow Banner die from the Everyday Heroes Die Set to cut out the sentiment. Sponge the edges of the banner with silver ink. Use foam adhesive to attach the banner to the lower left side of the card, tucking the edge of the banner under the black oval as shown. 

Tie a bow from white and sliver metallic ribbon and glue to the top of the Fleur de Elegance shape. Tie a bow with metallic silver string and glue to the top of the ribbon bow. Glue a gem to the top of the bow silver string bow. 

Line the inside of the card by cutting blue metallic cardstock to 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attaching it to the inside panel. Attach a panel of white cardstock, cut the 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", to the blue panel. 

Thanks for stopping by! Visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more inspiration!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Other Products Used: 
Spellbinders dies: Classic Ovals Large, Fleur de Elegance
Embossing folder: Crafter's Companion Lattice
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Smooth (Black, White), WorldWin Papers Elan Metallics (Black Ore, Spectral Blue, Silver)
Ink: Delicata Silvery Shimmer pigment ink, Ranger Salty Ocean distress ink
Embossing powder: Stampin' Up Crystal Clear, Sterling Silver
Pencils: Prismacolor Blue Lagoon, Light Green
Gems: Want2Scrap
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine, sponge daubers, heat tool, hot glue gun
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue


  1. This is truly a WOW card Gloria! The shimmer and color palette and all the different, interesting layers are so elegant! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. I really, really like the way you used the stamps and dies on this one, Gloria. It's serene and elegant. I'm impressed!

  3. Hi, so glad you have cleaned up your hoard...LOL...very elegant card. I love all the layering. This collection does all it's own work, such a wonderful collection....as always. Hugs

  4. Beautiful card, Gloria! I love the color combination and the sheer elegance of the card!

  5. Definitely out of the box for you, Gloria, but you nailed it! Perfect elegance!

  6. Stunning and oh so elegant! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration :)
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  7. Gloria, this card is breathtaking! I love the color palette and the die cuts! This is a truly elegant masterpiece!

  8. Stunning Gloria! I love the color palette. Who would think blue and grey tones would make spectacular mum? You of course. I will miss all your beautiful designs. I hope you will still continue to blog when you can. Hugs