Wednesday, July 20, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

This month's Heartfelt Creations release is simply gorgeous and unique with its rich purples and teals and I had to take advantage of of that and scrap a family picture of my son's first Christmas!


Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Embossing Powder - White, RPEJ685
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3748
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection, HCDP1-268
Other Materials: 
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Tim Holtz Edge Distressor, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils (PC901, PC904, PC912, PC908, PC932, PC995, PC1008), Odorless Mineral Spirits, embossing tool, sewing machine, gesso, Tim Holtz Rangers White Crackle Paint, liquid pearls

I did some more mixed media in my layout (I think I'm getting the hang of this!) and embossed the gorgeous gate in white. I also made an array of colorful presents and pop dotted them to make them stand out more and give them dimension. I used crackle paint on one (well, 3 die cut and stacked) vines and used it to frame the photo.


Here you can see the layers and dimensions on this layout!


I just love the sweet wreath in this month's release and I used it on my layout to balance the bottom-heavy layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim a pattern paper from the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection to 11"x11" and distress the edges with the Tim Holtz Edge Distressor. Machine stitch this layer unto a coordinating pattern paper from the same collection. Dilute some gesso with water and brush it crisscrossed on the background to give it a washed out look in the center of the page. Make random splatters of gesso and set aside to dry. Die cut 3 white vines from Celebrate the Season Die and stack them together to get some thickness. Cover it with white crackle paint and set aside to dry as well. Stamp the gate on light blue pattern paper and emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut and add over the splattered gesso. Add the 4"x6" photo over the gate and tuck in three medium size tags on the left side of the photo. Stamp and die cut the small and bigger poinsettias and holly on purple pattern paper. Stamp the skates, wreath, two of each gifts, and three leaf vines on white cardstock. Color these images using the Prismacolor Pencils and blend them together using Odorless Mineral Spirits. Die cut with their coordinating dies. Add glitter to all of these elements and once they dry, add them to your layout as shown. Finish your flowers with small liquid pearl dots in the center and add a tag title among the gifts and flower cluster.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations July New Release

Welcome everyone! Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means that we have a brand new Heartfelt Creations Release!

The time has come to once again “Celebrate the Season” with Heartfelt Creations! Non-traditional in color, this new holiday themed collection showcases an assortment of exceptional winter hues…shades of teals, pinks, greens and violets resembling the northern lights, whites as crisp as freshly fallen snow and ice blues mimicking frozen ponds beneath the blades of gently gliding ice skates. Four fanciful cling stamp sets filled with old fashioned themed illustrations of ornate sleighs, wooden gates, gifts, skates, mittens, and simple wreaths filled with poinsettias and greenery, along with an assortment of charming sentiments will bring feelings of nostalgia from Christmas past to all of your crafty creations while being paired with the contemporary color palette of Christmas present. Three coordinating sets of dies will have you creating your very own dimensional embellishments perfect for holiday cards, layouts and altered art pieces. Join us as we “Celebrate the Season” and get an early start to all of our holiday themed creating.


Here's my first layout using the Celebrate the Season Collection:
Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Bella Rose Die, HCD1-712
Classic Bella Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3394
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Embossing Powder - White, RPEJ685
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3748
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection, HCDP1-268
Other Materials: 
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Tim Holtz Edge Distressor, Distress Ink (Stormy Sky, Clear Embossing Ink), StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils (PC901, PC904), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz distresser, embossing tool, sewing machine, gesso

I wanted to make a white and blue layout to use with my son's black and white picture from last year's Christmas so I pulled all the blue papers I could find on this new collection! I free handed a large star, machine stitched around its edges and added it to the center of the page. Of course that I distressed the edges of the main background paper and machine stitched around the edges as well.


I made a layered white embossed sleight and tucked in blue and white presents as well as a wreath and some blue mittens.


I used the pointy branches from the Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set with glitter to make it look icy behind the title.


Here's one more look at this layout. It has so many dimensions and textures!

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim a pattern paper from the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection to 11.5"x11.5" and distress the edges with the Tim Holtz Edge Distressor. Machine stitch this layer unto a white cardstock. Free cut a star measuring 9.5" across. Machine stitch around the edges and place over the center of the page, but do not adhere it yet. Randomly ink the background layer with blue distress ink (Stormy Sky). Adhere the star unto the background. Make random splatters of gesso and also dip a circle (I used the cap from my embossing power) on gesso and randomly make some circle imprints around the page as shown. Put aside and let it dry. Emboss the sleight using white embossing powder on white cardstock twice and die cut them using their coordinating die. Layer one over the other using pop dots to give dimension. Stamp and die cut the small poinsettias and holly on blue pattern paper. Color the holly blue to make them stand out. Stamp the sentiment onto blue pattern paper as well and color the holly here too. Carefully fussy cut around edges. Stamp the mittens, wreath, gifts, leaf vine and a bunch of branches from the Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set on white cardstock. Color using the two different shades of blue and blend them together using Odorless Mineral Spirits. Die cut with their coordinating dies. Add glitter to all of these elements and once they dry, add them to your layout as shown.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this NEW Release! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday friends! Here's my 4.25"x5.5" card for this week for Heartfelt Creations:


Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Raindrops on Roses Die, HCD1-743
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3742
Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3744
Regal Hummingbird Die, HCD1-7102
Botanic Orchid Paper Collection, HCDP1-267

Other Materials: 
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils ( PC995, PC1003, PC901, PC904, PC908, PC912), Odorless Mineral Spirits, embossing tool, liquid pearls

Here's a close up of the card:


Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
The finished card measures 4.25"x5.5". Trim a piece of pattern paper from the Botanical Orchid Collection to 4"x5.25" and add over a white cardbase. Make your own cardbase by using the Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board and scoring the paper in half and cutting it in half the other way. Die cut the doily from the Raindrops on Roses Die in white cardstock, add pop dots to the back and add to the center of the card. Stamp the bouquet from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set twice and the hummingbirds from the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set. Color with Prismacolor Pencils and blend with OMS. Die cut the hummingbirds and fussy cut the orchid bouquet. Layer the second bouquet over the flowers only using pop dots to give dimension. Add glitter and let it dry. Once dry, add the bouquet over the doily and add the hummingbirds around it as shown. Finally, die cut the sentiment tag from the pattern paper and add to the bottom of the card. Finish the card by adding tiny dots of liquid pearls around the edges of the card and on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Good morning everyone! Today I have a sweet layout to share with you all! I used pictures of Chanel, Heartfelt Creations' mascot and Linda's puppy, for my layout this week!


Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Water Lily Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3725
Water Lily Die, HCD1-790
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3741
Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3742
Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3744
Botanic Orchid Die, HCD1-7101
Regal Hummingbird Die, HCD1-7102
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die, HCD1-7103
Botanic Orchid Paper Collection, HCDP1-267

Other Materials: 
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette cameo, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils ( PC995, PC932, PC929, PC924, PC1003, PC901, PC904, PC908, PC912), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz distresser, embossing tool, floss, liquid pearls


I used a few of the tags to embellish the layout and made small flower clusters using the new Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set to make the orchids and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils to match the color of the flowers in the pictures.


I also used the Water Lily Cling Stamp Set to make the purple flowers and my electronic die cutter to make the name.


Here's a close up of one of the flower clusters.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim a pattern paper from the Botanical Orchid Collection to 10"x10" and a white cardstock to 10.5"x10.5". Distress all the edges with the Tim Holtz distresser and add over a coordinating pattern paper from the same collection. Add liquid pearls randomly along the edges and put aside to dry. Die cut the tags from the pattern paper using the Luggage and Tags Die. Add to background paper along with your three photos measuring 6"x3" and two 3"x3" to make the design. Stamp and color two medium orchids and one small one from the Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set. Die cut and assemble your orchids. Stamp the smaller flowers from the Water Lily Cling Stamp Set and color using the Prismacolor Pencils and blend with OMS. Stamp and color a few flourishes and hummingbirds from the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set and the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set. Die cut all these elements, add glitter and/or liquid pearl drops and set aside to dry. Add the flowers to the tags as shown. Add pink floss bows to the tags. Finally, die cut using your electric cutter a title and add over the top right side of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday! Don't you just love the newest release by Heartfelt Creations- The Botanical Orchid Collection!? I can't get enough of this collection!
Today I have a side step card to share with you.


Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3741
Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3742
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3743
Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3744
Botanic Window Die, HCD1-7100
Botanic Orchid Die, HCD1-7101
Regal Hummingbird Die, HCD1-7102
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die, HCD1-7103
Botanic Orchid Paper Collection, HCDP1-267
Other Materials:
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Dies, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils ( PC903, C901, PC912, PC908, PC995, PC1003), Odorless Mineral Spirits, embossing tool, liquid pearls


I followed this tutorial to make it but my main left side panel is 3"x5" to accommodate the window. I feel that this side step card is so elegant looking and these orchids were begging to be put on an elegant card design! What do you think?


Here's another view from the top. You can see the dimension that this card has and all the layers and colors work wonderfully to achieve an elegant but soft look.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
The card measures 7"x5" and I followed this tutorial to make it with one adjustment. The main left side panel is 3"x5" to accommodate the window.
Make your card base out of heavy duty cardstock. Trim your blue pattern paper from the Botanical Orchid Collection 1/4" off each side and adhere to the main panel of the card base. Die cut a white gate and add to the left side of the card. Stamp the sentiment from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set and color the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and blend using Odorless Mineral Spirits. Trim this panel to 4"x4" and die cut a birder on the top side. Add a blue pattern paper behind the die cut border and adhere to the last panel of the card. Stamp and color using the pencils the hummingbirds, hummingbird border, flourish, bouquet and three extra orchids. Die cut using their coordinating die and add glitter and set aside to dry. Add the bouquet and flowers over the gate on the main panel. Stamp a sentiment, die cut and pop dot in the first step of the card. Tuck some flourishes behind it. Add the hummingbird border to the second step as shown. Tuck in a preprinted pattern paper border tot he bottom side to embellish it. Finally, add the larger hummingbirds to the left side of the card and last panel of the card. Finish off with tiny liquid pearl drops around the gate and sentiment area.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this week! Have a great rest of the week!