Let's start right off with my creation and I'll give you some details about it along the way...
As we speak, I have been busily cleaning out my flower beds and getting ready for the arrival of my hummers. Today's chores will include cleaning the feeders and making sure they are ready for the homemade sugar solution I prepare for them. I always look forward to this time of year and get super excited when they arrive.
When I spotted the background card panel with the watering can, chair and florals I thought about my little perennial bed where I make a rest stop for my hummers and orioles and it reminded me of how I sit on my front deck waiting to hear those first buzzes and flitters of those tiny little jewels. The sentiment on the top of the panel was perfect as well, as watching these beautiful birds in nature has a way of reminding your soul of the beauty in the world and to look for it daily! I decided to create the card with the layering of another premade card panel from within the paper collection and to dig out my hummingbird stamps from the Botanic Orchid Collection.
I opted to use the largest of the hummers in the collection and to just snip off the orchids and have the bird appear to be sitting among the petunias. The Stack and Store daubers made quick and easy coloring for that pretty little hummingbird!
A touch of glitter and a few sequins and the project was complete!
I do hope you've found some inspiration here today as you've spent time with me!
I also hope that you've been reminded to take time to fill your soul with beauty...in the fast pace of life we seem to have to aim for this as we tend to let things rush by us and not see the tiny miracles and beauty that surround us.
Now, have you stopped by the Heartfelt Creations blog already? If not, be sure to find some time to head on over there to check out the amazing projects the design team have created for you!
You may just find yourself super inspired and heading over to the nearest greenhouse to pick up a flat of live petunias to enjoy while you wait for your order for the Classic Petunia Collection from the Heartfelt Creations online store to arrive! LOL
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Small Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7139
Classic Petunia Bouquet Die, HCD1-7141
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3743
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die, HCD1-7103
Cut Mat Create 2A Die, HCD2-751
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Berrylicious, 71053
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Creamy Brown, 71036
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Other Products Used: white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Dahlia, Pink Pastel, and Serene, VersaFine Black Ink, gold sequins, Spellbinders Circles (Lg), Glitter Ritz, pop dots
Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk to learn how to shape the Classic Petunia.
Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock. Locate preprinted background panel in paper collection and trim to fit slightly smaller on card base leaving a white border around background mat. Ink edges with a bright pink ink and adhere to card base. Locate preprinted 6"x6" card front as shown. Trim down to center square and then die cut circular center. Ink all edges of square portion using a bright pink ink. Adhere to card base using pop dots. Adhere circular die cut to center using several layers of stacked pop dots. Die cut decorative border using white card stock from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die and adhere to side of card as shown. Stamp small petunias, basket, small flower arrangement, vining petunia corner border as well as hummingbird onto white card stock using black ink. Die cut using coordinating dies. Color all embellishments using stack and store sponge daubers. Shape basket and adhere to card front over preprinted card basket. Shape and adhere small petunia bouquet to be spilling out of basket. Shape petunia corner embellishment as well as all remaining flowers in the sizes you desire. Adhere corner embellishment to top corner as shown. Arrange shaped petunias in flower basket arrangement and one to top corner on corner embellishment. Adhere shaped hummingbird image among flowers as shown. Cut an inside premade background panel from paper collection, ink all edges with a bright pink colored ink and add to inside of card. Adhere sequins to front of card as shown and glitter to all stamped and shaped flowers as well as all preprinted elements on designer paper on front and inside of card.