Saturday, January 19, 2013

Heartfelt Creations with Handmade Roses

At long last here are some of the cards that I made for Heartfelt in Brisbane in November.  A number of people have asked me to share these ~ I hope that you like them.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to share how I make my cardstock and paper roses that I use as embellishments on my paper crafting projects at Heartfelt.  I got to share the technique with hundreds of talented paper crafters which was a great experience (if somewhat daunting). Anyway thanks to everyone that attended and for all the positive feed back.
This is made with a combination of materials - Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, a piece of the corrugated packaging cardstock that my Stmpin' Up! orders come in, First Edition Specialty DSP and Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon. 
I have used the Fancy Flower punch as the basis for the roses and a 1 3/8 circle punch cut into spiral flowers for the filler flowers. 
The Butterfly was stamped with Elements of Style stamp set and cut out on the Big Shot with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.

Here is a simpler card incorporating three roses.
I have used Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, incorporated Fan fair DSP.  I have also used En Francais and Summer Silhouette stamped images (I fussy cut the stamped leaf image).  For texture and interest I used the Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Linen Thread and Island Indigo Bakers Twine.

I love tag cards and usually find it hard to avoid making at least one of these whenever I am asked to share some of my card making skills.
I adore the images from Papaya Collage and have used the filigree frame for this card.  The leaves stamped in Always Artichoke from the French Foliage set (which I fussy cut).  The background is En Francais.
I punched out a Paper Doily using the Big Shot Sizzlet and vellum cardstock which I then aged. The card base is Very Vanilla daubed with Crumb Cake ink and the flower is made from Very Vanilla cardstock daubed with Rose Red ink and sprayed with crafting perfume - isocol alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  The ribbon is Very Vanilla Seam Binding and Linen Thread with a Vintage Faceted button for bling!

Until next time
Shanni xx


  1. Hi Shannean

    You really are a master at this vintage style, so beautiful! Your flowers are so pretty (and realistic).

    Your tag card is stunning, perfection in every detail.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

    Michelle :o)

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous. You have such a delicate touch with the way you inked your embellishments. And that corrugated cardboard in the background of the first one -- just fabulous!. Really lovely work.

  3. Beautiful work your roses they are amazing. Thanks for your comments over my way. Yes, the rain did help with my crafty time. Bit hot today though.

  4. Hello Shanni Your cards and tags are Fantastic. Visited from MIM. Faye

  5. Stunning card and tag Shanni. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  6. Your card is stunning so much work went into it!I saw you on MIM. I would Love to have you visit.

    DIANA L.

  7. WOW - these projects are all so gorgeous! I think it's hard to make tags - too small a space for me - but yours is gorgeous - bravo! I like both your cards - the first one is beautifully decorated with flowers and butterflies and beautiful DPs - you've put all the details so beautifully together. Your second card has a really classy design - love the added ribbon and the feminine look. I came over from MIM to visit.

  8. Beautiful project thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Hi Shanni what gorgeous creations,beautiful papers and flowers, beautiful detail.
    I have popped over from MIM.

    Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Hugs Julie x

  10. Awesome , each one . love your style Shanni .All the embellishing so shabby chick cum vintage from flowers , butterfly to ribbon .


  11. Very, very pretty! I want to learn how to do your flowers too! Saw this on MIM. Beautiful!

  12. Really gorgeous flowers. The colors and layout caught my eye over at MIM. So glad I stopped by for a closer look

  13. Wow! This is fantastic Shanni!! Your cards are always so beautiful, and this is no exception... stunning hunnie!!
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..

  14. Stunning card. I'd like to be on the receiving end. I saw it on MIM.

  15. Wow. Saw this on MIM. very beautiful cards, I NEED some Tulle ribbon.


  16. Oh, this is the flowers, the backing papers and the corrugated cardboard....they all look so good together x Saw this on MIM xx


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