Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sending Sunshine

I made this card using Heartfelt Creations, stamps die and a new 3D mold. I experimented with coloring the leaves with Nuvo Mouse. I loved the shiny look.

1. Cut a cardbase out of navy cardstock, 6" X 12" scored at 6" and set aside.

2. Now let's cut out all the pieces we need except the flowers.
  • 6"X6" navy corrugated cardstock
  • 1 - 5.5"X5.5" striped pattern and one light blue 4”x4.5” from Coffee Talk Paper Collection
  • 1 Dark brown and 1 white frame die from Everyday Heros die set. Take the circle piece and cut out the center of the frame.
  • Cut 1 banner from Everyday Hero die set, from navy corrugated paper and 1 from white (trim off 1/8' on all sides of the white piece). 
  • Cut leaves from the Small Camelia Carnation 2 times from Navy Corrugated cardstock. This gives you 4 leaves. I used the larger leaf. 
  • Cut one white piece of the circular die in Raindrops on Roses die set 
  • Cut the Spellbinder border die (Parisian Accents)  2 times from a tan pattern paper
  • Cut the long branch and small one with berries 2 times from X-Cut Leaves die set.

3. Apply Nuvo Cosmic Brown with a slightly damp sponge to the edges of the 6"X6" navy corrugated first layer. Also using a damp sponge very lightly apply the Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mouse over the striped paper to mute it just a bit.

4. Using the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil add  Nuvo Cosmic Brown in three corners.
5. Distress the edges of the striped layer and the center light blue layer. Apply the Nuvo Cosmic brown Mouse to the distressed edges with the sponge.

6. Add the Spellbinder Parisian Accents Border cut to the top and bottom of the small layer then apply a small bit of Nuvo Cosmic brown Mouse to the edges.

7. Glue the white frame to the back of the brown frame. Cut the lattice piece to fit behind the frame opening and adhere. Sponge the frame by dabbing a light layer of Nuvo Mother Of Pearl and Nuvo Cosmic Brown on the brown frame. Add Dots to the back of the frame around the circle and adhere the focal frame to the center of the smaller layer. Also glue the banner on top of the corrugated banner. Gently bend the banner over a stylus to slightly curl the banner, set aside. Add double-sided tape behind the striped layer and the smaller  layer. Add to the navy corrugated layer.

8. Stamp the Ariana Blooms flowers 2 times. I used Colorbox Copper and a stamp positioning tool. I left the stamp in to re-stamp after coloring. Using a damp sponge I lightly colored 1 set of flowers with Nuvo Cosmic Brown and 1 set with Nuvo Powder Blue Mouse. Place the flowers back in the stamp positioner and stamp over the color to darken the edges. Cut with the coordinating die.

9.  Place the pedals in the 3D Basic Shaping mold unstamped side down, lightly mist with water. Add another layer of flowers and spritz again. Place the top on and run through your die cutter. For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at  Let the flowers dry and using the sponge lightly rub Powder Blue Nuvo over the raised edges of all brown petals and and Cosmic Brown on the blue flowers. All I did was press the centers using the Stylus 6mm and 8mm tips from the Delux Flower Shaping Kit.


10. Assemble the flowers and add Prills. For my main flower I used a large blue petal then finished with Cosmic Brown petals and Lemon Prills. For more tips on creating Gorgeous Arianna Blooms, watch the tutorial at

11. Finally arrange your flowers and leaves on the card as shown. Attach the topper to the card base.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Arianna Blooms Die
Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
Everyday Hero Dies
Raindrops on Roses Die
Coffee Talk Paper Collection
All Geared Up Paper Collection
Small Camelia Carnation Die
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack  ANC850
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit  HCST1-401
3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold  HCFB1-464
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board  173842
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  159723
Hydra Sponges  RLHS100

Other Products:
Corrugates Cardstock
Nuvo Mouse Cosmic Brown
Nuvo Mouse Powder Blue
Nuvo Mouse Mother Of Pearl
White Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Tim Holtz Burlap stencil
Sookwang tape
Pop Dots
Spellbinders Parisian Accents Border
X-Cut leaves


  1. Amazing, and you did a great job on the flowers, they look like they are dipped in gold.

  2. Absolutely stunning. Your colors here are the star of the show. And your flowers are just fabulous. I love all your layers and other elements, and then the corrugated card just makes this card. Awesome!!!

  3. BEAUTIFUL layering! Love the shabby and vintage flavor and feel of this card! Your flowers are stunning! Great color combo too!