Heartfelt Creations: Introducing the Flowering Dogwood Collection

Introducing the Flowering Dogwood Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the centre laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus.  Soft and pastel in colouring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and colouring of the showy dogwood florals.  Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!

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HCDP1-275 Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection

HCPC-3776 Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamps

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Dies

HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Dies

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products Used:

Versamark, Heat Gun, Clearsnap Embossing Powder (Cocoa Bean), Close To My Heart Ink (Chocolate), Chameleon Pens (OL3 Olive Green, PK3 Bubblegum Pink), Cardstock (White, Chocolate, Olive Green), Tombow Adhesives (Stamp Runner, 3D Foam Tape), Hot Glue, Photo Corners, Die Cut Word, Natural Burlap String

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I started my layout by creating my layered background. I used a full sheet of chocolate brown, then cut my pink patterned paper to 11.75×11.75. Adhere these layers together. I cut the white cardstock to 10×10, but I did all of my stamping and colouring before adhering this layer to the layered background.

I matted my photo in chocolate and kraft cardstock. I used kraft photo corners for the photo. This matted photo then becomes your guide, to create the stamped background.

To create this stamped background, I first created a couple of masks of the large dogwood flower. I just stamped the image on scrap cardstock and fussy cut around the image. I used repositionable adhesive to keep the masks in place while stamping. Using a mask is how you get that layered look with your stamps on a single layer. Stamp your first image near the middle of the layout, using your matted photo as a guide. Use the mask over top of the original image and stamp your next layer. I generally do 2 or 3 layers before adding the brown embossing powder, and heat gun. Then kept adding layers. I stamped a couple of sets of the Flowering Dogwood flowers and leaves on a separate piece of white cardstock. I added colour to all of my stamped images using Chameleon markers. Die cut and shape the separate flowers.

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Cut 2 narrow strips of patterned paper that are about 8” and 7” long. Adhere them in the middle of the layout. Find and die cut out the light green mini tag, and add a burlap string bow to the top. Adhere this peeking just above the matted photo. Adhere the matted photo to the middle of the layout using 3D foam tape. Adhere the die cut title word using 3D foam tape.

Layer and assemble your flowers. Adhere around your photo using 3D foam tape. Add a couple of small layered flowers further out on top of your stamped images.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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