My layout today features several products from non-other than Heartfelt Creations, my favorite part was making the large flower with the "Open Petals" set and coordinating dies. The photo is of Maria, Christmas 2009.
HCPC 3317 Open Petals
HCPC 3314 Elegant Single Leaves
HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers
HCPC 3343 Let It Snow Flurries
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Die Set
HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die Set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Snowflake Wonder
Inks; Close To My Heart (White Daisy), Dew Drop Brilliance (Pearlescent Beige), Stampin' Up (Going Gray)
Paper; Fancy Pants Designs, Chatterbox, Bazzill, pearlescent cream paper
Other; Cricut, EK Success border punch, Carl CarlaCraft flower punch, Tim Holtz Elegan Flourishes die, Embossing powder (Star Dust), Ranger Enamel Accents (Black), Diamond Dust, adhesive pearls (black, white), Prima Sketch
Stamp the snow flurries background from "Let It Snow Flurries" with brilliance ink on the 12" x 12" cream patterned paper, keep the stamping to the edge of the paper only. Cut a decorative edge design from black paper (I cut mine with the Cricut), stamp the snow flurries background from "Let It Snow Flurries" with white ink and heat emboss. Cut a piece of pearlescent cream colored paper, stamp the snow flurries background from "Let It Snow Flurries" with white ink and heat emboss. Mat photo on black cardstock. Cut one strip from black cardstock and one strip from cream paper and punch border, adhere all pieces as pictured. Stamp leave #3 (counting from largest leave) 16 times on pearlescent paper and die cut with coordinating die from "Perfect Petals Die Set", stamp leave #4 eight times and cut with coordinating die, add some beige ink to center of leaves, shape with embossing tool and adhere together. For the black centers, die cut six of the small six-point snowflake from "Snowflake Wonder" die set, shape with embossing tool and layer two for each center, add half adhesive pearls, add glue to each leaf and some diamond dust, adhere to layout. Die cut three swirls with the "Elegant Flourishes" die and adhere. Stamp ten small daisies on cream pearlescent paper from the "Daisy Patch Flowers" set with brilliance ink, die cut with coordinating die, shape with embossing tool, adhere to layout. Stamp seven of the small "Elegant Single Leaves" on black cardstock with brilliance ink, die cut with coordinating die, shape and adhere as pictured. Punch some black and cream colored mini flowers, add pearls to the centers of all flowers, and some swirls with the Enamel Accents as pictured.