Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Heartfelt Creations - Secret Garden

Hi and Welcome!

Congratulations to the Design Team semi-finalists!
Hello Spring!!! I'm so ready for the beautiful spring weather!

Today I have a beautiful spring card to share with you that I created using the Cherry Blossom Retreat Collection. My sweet sister-in-law, Randi, commented on my card last week and she referred to it as a "secret garden". I loved that name so I've borrowed it for this card.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

HCD1-7230 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die

HCD1-7231 Cherry Blossom Retreat Die

HCD1-7232 Wishing Well Oasis Die

HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die

HCPC-3866 Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3867 Cherry Blossom Retreat Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3868 Wishing Well Oasis Cling Stamp Set

HCDP1-2100 Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection 

HCFB1-474 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold

HCD2-749 Cut Mat Create 1A Die

HCBC1-456-2 Card Shadow Box Set-White

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30

HCPP2-452 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 – White

HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens

31510 Funnel Tray 

173842 Scor-Pal

359848 Spellbinders Tool N One 

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle

PGM15015 - Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

85-Glitter Transparent Ultrafine Crystal glitter

RLHS100 Hydra Sponges

RACP482- Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Olive

RACP436- Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf Green

TSBL32 Brilliance Ink – Pearlescent Coral

RAHT Heat it Tool

282873 Tombow Dual Brush Marker N00 Blender

Other Products: Floral Cardstock, VersaMark, WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Silver Sparkle. Hot Glue Gun, Diecutting Machine, Dimensional tape, Dimensional dots, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Archival Ink Shadow Gray, Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle  

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at

For more tips on creating with the layered card & shadowboxes, watch the tutorial at

Instructions: Card base size is 5 x 6”. Cut white cardstock to 10 x 6”, score and fold at 5” on the long side to create a 5 x 6” top fold card base. Cut two pieces of paper from the Cherry Blossom Retreat paper collection 4 7/8 x 5 7/8”. Ink the edges with Pearlescent Coral ink and adhere one to the card front and one to the inside.

Cut paper from the collection 2x 4 3/8 x 3 1/8” - 2x 3/8 x 4 3/8” and 2x 3/8 x 3 1/8” to cover the 3 1/4 x 4 1/2” shadow box. Use the Cut Mat Create 1A die to cut the opening in the front. Ink all the edges with Pearlescent Coral ink and adhere to the shadow box using dries clear adhesive. Diecut the decorative die from the Daydreams Bridge set from white cardstock, sponge with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter.

Stamp the Tweet Cherry Blossoms on Floral paper with VersaMark, sprinkle with WOW Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and heat set using the Heat it tool. Color with Pearlescent Coral ink, diecut using the coordinating die. Stamp the leaves on floral paper with Olive ink, color with leaf green and diecut with coordinating die. Place the flowers and leaves in the Cherry Blossom mold, spritz with water and run through the diecutting machine. Finish shaping with Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Pierce the flower centers, add stamens and use hot glue underneath the petals to set. Sponge the leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. 

Stamp the wishing well on white cardstock using Archival Shadow Gray ink and color with Prismacolor Pencils and blend using Tombow Dual Marker Blender and odorless mineral spirits. Diecut using coordinating die. Diecut three more times from white cardstock and adhere the layers together to form a stronger diecut. Spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Sparkle. When dry, lightly dab with dries clear adhesive here and there and sprinkle with Transparent Ultra Fine crystal glitter. Adhere to the inside of the shadow box using dimensional dots. 

Adhere the leaves and the cherry blossoms to the front of the shadow box as shown. Adhere the decorative die to the back of the shadow box on the right side. Adhere the decorated shadow box to the left side.

Add a cherry blossom and leaf cluster to the decorative die next to the shadow box. Using a sponge, dab dries clear adhesive randomly over the card and sprinkle with Transparent Ultra Fine crystal glitter. 
You can never have too much glitter!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the magnificent projects created by the fabulous design team. 

Have a beautiful day! 

Crafty Hugs, 🤗🤗🤗



Patricia Manhire said...

Beautiful card and love the colour of your flowers!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful card Janet!! Love your secret garden!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Thank you're always so kind!