Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Happy Fall

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Sadly, this is my LAST post as part of the Heartfelt Creations Team. It was difficult to make the decision to leave the team when my term ended this month. I have loved creating with the Heartfelt product this past year! I have learned a lot about making my own flowers and embellishments! I hope you like my last offering!

I wanted to try using the leaves from the Italiana Riviera Collection to create autumn leaves. The collection is purple and green, but I knew the leaves would look amazing in gold, yellow, and orange! Don't those leaves and flowers just scream fall?!

Create a 5" x 6" top-fold card by trimming brown cardstock to 5" x 12" and scoring at 6" on the long side. Trim gold script and plaid print papers from the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection to 4 7/8" x 5 7/8" and distress edges. Sponge paper edges with vintage photo ink. 

Attach the gold script panel to the card front. Tear and crumple three corners of the plaid paper before attaching to the top of the gold script paper. 

Emboss ivory cardstock with the distressed stripes embossing folder and lightly sponge with vintage photo ink. Trim embossed cardstock to 4" x 5" and mat with brown cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 1/8". Attach the embossed panel to the center of the card. Crumple the upper right and lower left corners.

To create the fall leaves, select various colors of distress ink. Working in color families, swipe the ink onto a non-stick craft mat. Mist the ink with water and then blot the ink onto ivory cardstock by dragging the cardstock through the ink. Add more ink and water as necessary.

Create sheets of paper with orange, red, and yellow hues. (I show a few purple papers here, which I did not use for this project.) Set the papers aside to dry.

To keep the paper from curling, place it under some heavy books to dry. When the paper is completely dry, stamp the leaves and vines from the Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set onto the colored cardstock with brown ink and cut them out with the Italiana Grapevines Die.


Sponge the edges of the leaves with contrasting distress inks. Stamp the sentiment image from the Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set with brown ink onto the colored cardstock. Use the matching die from the Enchanted Dragonflies Die set to cut out the sentiment. 

Stamp the Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set onto ivory cardstock with dark brown ink. Color the flowers with vintage photo ink. Cut out the flowers with the Majestic Blooms Die

Arrange the sentiment, leaves, and flowers onto the card front. 

Place a dot of Glossy Accents into the center of each flower and add red gala glitz to the centers of the flowers.

Decorate the inside of the card by trimming plaid Classic Sunflower paper to 4 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attaching it to the inside of the card. Trim gold Classic Sunflower paper to 4" x 5" and mat with ivory cardstock cut to 4 1/8" x 5 1/8". Attach the panel to the center of the card. Use left over leaves to create an embellishment on the top right corner of the panel. Add an ivory panel cut to 4 7/8" x 5 7/8" to the top of the inside of the card.

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

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Other Products Used: 
Cardstock: WorldWin Cocoa and Natural
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed)
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes 
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, water mister bottle, Prima paper distressing tool, craft mat)
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Gloria, this is beautiful! You definitely created some gorgeous Fall leaves and I love all those lovely colors!

  2. Such a stunning creation Gloria!!

  3. Gorgeous Gloria! I love how you created the colored leaves.

  4. beautiful fall colours you achieved with the inks. Love this!

  5. Hi. Beautiful fall card! Hugs

  6. What a glorious finish, my friend! The colors in this card are spot on, and the design is so lovely! You done good! Hugs!

  7. Beautiful card. Love your paper curling just like damp leaves curl! Thanks for the tip on making colored paper sheets!

  8. Gloria, this is a beautiful fall card...the colors are amazing! It's been a pleasure working with you...your work is always so inspirational! Good luck where ever your next adventure takes you!