It's time for another new collection from Heartfelt Creations. This one is called Tropical Paradise, and it is full of tropical birds and foliage and plumeria flowers. Anyone from home knows them as frangipani flowers, which are one of my favourite flowers. I love the way they smell.
Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors! Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection! Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens! Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies! Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage. Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!
If you haven't been already, I highly suggest you watch Emma Lou's video on the blog today. Not only does it give you a far better look at some of the projects from the blog, but she will show you step by step how to shape the flowers. I for one had some trouble with them at first, and that's with 3 years of Heartfelt flower making behind me. They are not difficult once you know how, but they are not as obvious to make if you haven't been shown. Emma Lou also recommends you use a hot glue gun for these flowers, and I really want to back her up on that, it makes them so much easier, especially with the smallest size. I've just made 200 of them, and couldn't have done it with regular glue.
Here's my first project with this collection:
This was made with a combination of hand cut pre-printed elements and stamped images. I wish you could see how dimensional it is in real life.
See loads more on the blog, plus get the written instructions for anything you want to try your hand at.