Botanic Orchid Luminair

Botanic Orchid Luminair

Hi everyone!

Welcome to new release day at Heartfelt Creations!  Today we are debuting the Botanic Orchid Collection!  You are sure to love it!

Showy, elegant and graceful, the divine orchid flower is one that is most certainly recognizable for its unique shape and known for taking center stage all on its own!  Heartfelt Creations presents to you their newest collection…The Botanic Orchid.  Overflowing with stunning floral images enveloped in soothing moss like greens, soft sky blues, creamy whites and flowery pinks, alongside rich burgundies and vibrant teals this collection is sure to appeal to any flower enthusiast.  Intricate illustrations and die cuts of orchid blossoms and bouquets, accompanied by delightful hummingbirds and scripted sentiments will have you creating your very own botanical experience with hand shaped orchid flowers bringing a realistic touch to all of your paper creations!  Preprinted sentiments along with those in the stamp collection are ideal for covering a wide range of occasions including weddings, friendship, sickness, encouragement and sympathies.  As one of the oldest flower species in the world, this unusual blossom native to rainforests and jungles has also taken on beautiful meanings relating to each specific orchid color including innocence, grace, joy, respect, admiration, health, happiness and passion, making this the perfect flower to convey a silent but special message for friends and loved ones on any paper creation!

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here I tried to capture how it looks like with the battery operated tea light.

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Products Used:

HCPC-3741 – Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3742 – Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3743 – Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD1-7100 – Botanic Window Die
HCD1-7101 – Botanic Orchid Die
HCD1-7102 – Regal Hummingbird Die
HCD1-7103 – Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCDP1-267 – Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Sweet Plum
Bottle Cap Inc Vintage Magnets .5″
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Vellum, Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners, Spellbinders Delightful Circles, Standard Circles Large, Pebbles Classic Chalks, Crystal Glitter, Stickles, Pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Using this template, cut the 4 sides out of White card stock.  For 3 of the sides I used the middle die from the Botanic Window Die to fully cut out the opening and for the 4th panel I used the same die but only cut out 3/4 of the die so I had a door to use to insert my battery operated tea light.  The easiest way to accomplish this is to use some removable tape and fasten the die where you want it to be on your card stock and then place only the part of the die that you want cut between the plates of your die cutting machine.  I wanted the entire left edge not to be die cut so I positioned the paper and die sandwich so that the left edge was not between the cutting plates.  Once you have your 4 sides cut, you will need to die cut the windows and vellum.  Layer the vellum and windows and glue them in place as shown.  For the back panel, to ensure that it stays closed, glue a small magnet on the inside and another small magnet on the front of the window.  To cover up the magnet on the outside, glue a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener onto the top of the magnet.

The Botanic Orchid flowers were stamped on White cardstock with Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die and colored with classic chalks and distressing with Sweet Plum inks before shaping the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

The large hummingbird image from the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set was stamped on White cardstock with Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die and colored with classic chalks before dusting it with crystal glitter for a little sparkle!

Finally the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set was stamped on White cardstock with Tuxedo Black and cut with the matching die and colored with classic chalks before accenting it with some stickles.

Now that all your pieces are colored, assemble as shown and finish the top off with a carrying ring die cut using a combination of the Spellbinders Delightful Circles and Standard Circles Large dies.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Wishing you a wonderful crafty day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

6 responses »

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the Window Die!

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  2. Beautiful, love how you did the flowers and the pearl accenting is very pretty!

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  3. Glenda Brooks

    I can almost hear the clicks and chatter from your hummer! This is totally gorgeous!

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  4. Stunning, Joanne! Your flowers and hummers are divine! Beautiful altered art piece!

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  5. Love this idea Joann, fits this die perfectly too,

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  6. Your creation is totally gorgeous! I love how you always create such beautiful projects!
    Hugs, Marie

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