Friday, August 31, 2018

the *SHAPE* of things to come

we're still making holiday cards that are NOT rectangular or square at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and you still have time to join the fun! oh and instead of an ordinary round card like usual, this time i've done something a bit more ambitious:

poinsettia and holly clusters made using heartfelt creations' stamps, dies, stamens and shaping mold; evergreen foliage die: tim holt/sizzix; ancient tag: making memories; alphabet stickers: echo park; patterned paper: basic grey; inks: ranger distress and archival; chunky glitter (and thus too big for this, next time i'll use superfine): michaels; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, beacon 3-in-1 adhesive, 3m foamtape

yes, it's a star fold card! i'm sure there are many videos and instructions, but i used this tutorial from crafting with joanie. i also got to test drive a new set of flower stamps, dies and shaping molds from heartfelt creations. elisabeth and i were blown away by these at stamp and scrap expo last weekend, so several different styles will be coming soon to paper anthology! including this set which is called poinsettia and holly clusters. if you are as much of a dimensional flower junkie as i am you will LOVE this system because not only is it super easy and much more affordable than premade blooms, you'll always have enough of exactly the right size and color for each project... because you can custom make them. the poinsettias on this card were my VERY FIRST attempt, and apart from the fact that i mistakenly used chunky glitter instead of super-fine, they look exactly like the beautiful ones we saw in the heartfelt creations booth! oh and did i mention that HC makes a variety of stems and stamens that really take these to the next level? (also coming soon to paper anthology!)

be sure to hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and see stephanie's card, then link up your own shaped card masterpiece!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card, love the star-fold and those flowers look real. AWESOME!!!


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