Thursday, March 22, 2018

Heartfelt "Easy Mail" Card Set

I made a set of four 5X7 cards to go inside a box I decorated.I made this using the New Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony collection.

Start with a  5" x 7" white card base. Cut 2.5" off the front and repeat for all four cards. 

Cut 4 pieces of vellum 3" x 7", also cut 2 - 2.5" x 7" panels of background paper that coordinates with your flower colors for each card. I used background paper from Sweet Peony, Classic Petunia and Wildwood Cottage paper collections.

Stamp the whole set of Peony Bud and Blossom stamps. Stamp each of the flowers and buds with the flower color. I used Memento Dye Ink Pads,  Lulu Lavender, Tangelo, Teal Zeal & Rose Bud. All the leaves on the buds were stamped with Memento Green Moss.  Also stamp 8 of the swirly leaves from the Classic Rose cling stamp set using Moss Green. I added some of the Peony leaves stamped in Moss Green and some on vellum embossed in white (leftovers from other projects) to a couple of cards.

Color with the medium you like. I used Arteza, a watercolor marker in colors that matched the stamping. Arteza has no color names.  The Rose leaves were sponged using Stack and Store Daubers and a combination of Memento Moss Green and New Sprout. Once colored, cut everything out with the coordinating dies. Color the back of the right side petals of the large Peony since it will be seen through the vellum.

Select sentiments for each card and sponge edges with the flower color. I used several collections. Also cut 6 of the Decorative Medallion Die from white cardstock. Select about 16" of coordinating ribbon for each card.

To assemble the cards, start with gluing a pattern background to each card front. I use Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, open the card and apply glue or double-sided tape to the card front edge. Place the vellum to line up with the inside outer edge. Hold vellum in place and close the front to adhere the vellum. Now adhere the inside background panels to each card. 

The ribbon will hide the seam. To hide the ribbon seam we will place the end under the large flower on the front. So carefully place double-sided tape to the front seam about 3" from the bottom, right at the edge of the pattern paper. Wrap the tape over the bottom edge and on the backside. Continue by wrapping tape over the top and on the front, almost meeting the starting point. Pull off the protective paper from the tape on the bottom section. Place the ribbon just a tiny bit over the background paper edge. Flip the card upside down and open it. pull back the tape from the back. Continue placing ribbon carefully. Be sure it lines up exactly with ribbon from the front. Flip to the front and add the ribbon to meet the starting point. 

To prepare the inside, glue down a Decorative Medallion to the right bottom edge of each card. Cut the corners off the 2 extra Decorative Medallion (enough to cover the top corner (not needed if making a A2 sized card). Glue on the corners. Don't worry, the seams won't show.

To finish the front, glue down the leaves top & bottom then add the small bud then the large Peony as shown (before gluing, check the inside to see if you need any more color on the back of the flower). To finish the inside, glue down the large bud in the top corner then glue on the small Peony. Sponge the sentiment edges and apply as shown.

My envelopes had a V flap so I decorated with the large Corner Blossom die. The large die from Sweetheart borders works great if your envelop has a straight edge.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used
HCDP1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection

HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection

HCD1-7175 Peony Bud and Blossom Die
HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die

HCD1-7174 Large Sweet Peony Die

HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die

HCD1-729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set

TSMP504 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender

TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves

TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal

TSMP200 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo

TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout

TSMP400 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud

242174 Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other Products: Misc. ribbon,  5X7 card bases & envelopes,  Arteza Brush watercolors, Memento Moss Green,

1 comment:

  1. How'd I miss these? Gorgeous! The peonies are fabulous especially with all of the fantastic leaves and vines! Oh and the envelopes are just as AMAZING! YOWZA!