Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Snowflake and Spring Flowers

Hello Friends!

Today on the Heartfelt Creations blog are lots of wonderful samples to inspire you!  For my contribution, I created a "Winter" card and a "Spring" card.
The Winter Snowflake card uses the Ariana Lace dies to make a snowflake. The first time I saw those dies back in the Spring, I thought of snowflakes!  I die cut the lace pieces and my panels from the Romantique Garden paper collection using the soft pinks and coordinating maroon colors from the papers.

All the panels have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink and I finished it off with some sequence, organza ribbon and burlap twine.  Each of the die cut pieces have been sponged with Viva Decor Silver 3-D Stamp paint to give them an amazing shimmer.  I am such a fan of the 3-D stamp paint, I have every color in the collection!  It's like shimmer on steroids but has the neatest transparent property similar to shimmer sprays -- but better!  Wish I had been able to capture the shimmer better in the photo!



This is my "Spring" card that I made using the Decorative Flower Pot Die set to cut a two-layer panel from the Romantique Garden paper collection.  I positioned the "flower pot" sideways on the card and decorated it with several small Arianna Bloom flowers.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations Sentiments Old English Collection.




Be sure to check out all of the projects here that the Heartfelt Creations Design Team has in store for you on the blog today!!  Gorgeous and festive!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Anne

14 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, Anne! I love the clever way you used the flower pot die here! And those Arianna flowers are stunning! Just gorgeous work on both cards!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS.

Marisa Job said...

Both cards are just beautiful!!! Hugs!

Lizzie said...

These are just gorgeous !!! hugs

Debbie Seyer said...

Fantastic cards! Love your flowers!

Maureen R said...

Stunning projects. I LOVE the snowflake! And the bright colors and flowers on your other card are absolutely breathtaking! Hugs

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful cards Anne!!! They are both so wonderfully designed. I love what you did with the flower pot die.

Joann said...

AH-MAZ-ing!! both are simply fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

Love that lacey snowflake and all the distressing on your first card Anne - and the beautiful colors and blooms on the 2nd!

Tracey Fehr said...

Anne, both of these cards are stunning! I would never have thought about using the flower pot die that way! Very clever! And the Christmas card is breathtaking!
Hugs,
Tracey

SussiPoppins said...

Hi Anne, lov'in the green and reds, the snow flakes. Any one would love to get one of these in the post!

nupurcreatives said...

Love the vibrant color combination... so pretty :)

Karan Gerber said...

beautiful cards, great way to use the flower pot

Olga said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love them both!!