Birthday Greetings...

Hello my friends!
How are you doing?
I'm so happy to see you here today!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I have one last project to share with you featuring the Lush Lilac Collection!  Actually, for this project, I've incorporated a couple of different collections!

Let's take a peek...

I was paging through the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection looking for a pretty sentiment that would work with the Lush Lilac Collection and came across these pretty birthday wishes. I decided I would cut it down to fit on the front of the card base and mat it with the same lilac patterned paper that I chose for the background mat. To add some extra elegance to the sentiment, I opted to top it with one of the decorative die cuts found in the Window Box Elements Die.

As I looked over the florals on the sentiment panel, I knew I wanted to try to duplicate the aster style flower and decided that perhaps the Enchanted Mum would be able to pull the look off if I pinched the ends on each of the petals giving them a pointed look.

Here's a little closer peek at how it turned out...

I love the bird cage die's so very elegant...and I thought it would be so pretty surrounded in a cluster of flowers. I've colored the lilacs with a hint of blue paired with a soft purple. All of the flowers have been stamped onto white card stock using a black permanent ink. They've been die cut using the coordinating dies and have been shaped using the coordinating 3D shaping molds and finished off with a hint of shaping by hand using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. To tie the elegant theme together, I opted to use some half pearls for the lilac centers as well as clustered on the top and bottom corners of the card.

All of the die cuts have been hand colored using Derwent Inktense Water Color Pencils and the Tombow Dual Brush Marker. These pencils are just beautiful to work with and blend so easily.

Of course, the icing on the cake is always the glitter on these dimensional cards!
I've opted to use the Crystal Clear glitter on the petal tips on the Enchanted Mum and have used an ultrafine transparent glitter on the preprinted images as well as the lilacs.

Well, that pretty much sums up my share for today!
I sure hope you've enjoyed!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Be sure to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog as well to take in the magical spring time creations the rest of the design team have come up with for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions

Other Products: white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, paper trimmer, VersaFine Black Ink, half pearls – small, medium and large, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, pop dots, Inktense Water Color Pencils, mister bottle, water

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

To see how to shape the Enchanted Mum, watch the video at

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at

Create a 5” x 7” card base from white card stock. Locate the lilac patterned paper in the Lush Lilac Paper Collection. Trim a background mat just slightly smaller than the card base. Ink all edges of the mat with VersaColor Pine Cone Ink.

Locate the sentiment card panel as shown in the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection. Trim down to fit onto card base. Trim a mat from the same lilac patterned paper used for the background mat slightly larger than the sentiment card panel. Ink all edges using VersaColor Pine Cone Ink. Adhere the smaller mat and the sentiment panel together and adhere to card base using pop dots.

Die cut the bird cage from the Lush Lilac Collection, as well as the decorative accent from the Window Box Elements Die from white card stock. Shape bird cage slightly and adhere to card base as shown. Adhere decorative accent over top sentiment.

Stamp one inking of the Lilac blossoms, Enchanted Mum, scroll, and flower spray included in the Lush Lilac and Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaFine Black Ink. Color all die cuts, as well as two smaller dragonflies from the Enchanted Mum Cling Stamp Set using Inktense Water Color Pencils and blend using Tombow Dual Brush Marker. Die cut using coordinating dies.

Shape the two smaller Enchanted Mum die cuts using Floral Basics Shaping Mold. For full instructions on how to use the shaping molds, please see video link listed above. Shape slightly with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit after molding. Pinch each of the petal tips together to form pointed petals. Adhere mums together to create a double blossom. Adhere prills to center using a dries clear glue and set aside to dry.

Shape the Lilac blossom die cuts using the Lush Lilac Basics Shaping Mold. For full instructions on how to use the shaping molds, please see video link listed above. Shape slightly with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit after molding. Set aside.

Shape flower spray and scroll slightly. Adhere to card as shown. Position flowers, as well as dragonflies as shown and adhere to card front. Add small half pearls to lilac blossom centers. Adhere clusters of pearls to top and bottom of card front as shown. Adhere Crystal Clear glitter to petal tips of mum using a dries clear glue. Apply dries clear glue using a fine metal tip on adhesive bottle to printed images as well as lilac blossoms and sprinkle with an ultrafine transparent Crystal glitter.

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