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!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Good morning bloggers! Have you seen the new Botanic Orchid Collection by Heartfelt Creations!!!!??? It's gorgeous! Here's the second layout I made with it:


Supplies:
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp Set , HCPC-3323
Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3545
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-736
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Border Essentials Die, HCD1-783
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3741
Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3742
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 Paper Collection, HCDP1-267
Other Materials:
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils ( PC903, C901, PC912, PC908, PC995, PC1003), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz distresser, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint), dauber, embossing tool  

I've been having so much fun playing with this collection and trying different ways to make flowers using the orchid stamps/dies! For this layout I scrapped a picture of my hubby and I when we found out we were expecting a BOY! We were over the moon excited!


I tried a different technique with the flowers for this layout. With the rounder looking petals I made a large rose and with the smaller 3 point petals I made two of these 3 layer large blooms and I love how they both look!


Here's another view of the flower luster. i also added a few small orchids and a lot of greenery to compliment the picture.


For the title I cut out two tags and layered them together. One became my title and the other one provided me for a small space to journal.


Here's one last view at my full layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Randomly stamp the Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set with brown ink on a pattern paper from the Botanical Orchid Collection. Add a 4"x6" photo to the center of the page. Die cut a white window and tuck in under the photo on the left side. Stamp, color and die cut 3 large and 3 medium orchids. Shape the 3 small 3 pointed petals and 3 medium 3 pointed petals for form two flowers. layer over each other and add a large and small die cut flower center from the Sunrise Lily Die respectively. For the large rose-like flower, shape all the two rounded petals and start layering to form a bud and work your way outwards til you end up with a full bloom. Stamp, color and die cut another large orchid and two smaller ones and shape them. Add loose glitter and put aside to dry. Stamp and ink using distress ink to give them color a bunch of leaves from the Open Leaf PreCut Set  as well as the swirly vine from the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set and the leaves from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set. Stamp, color and die cut the large hummingbird from the Regal Hummingbird Cling Stamp Set. Add glitter and set aside to dry. Once everything is dry, add the embellishments around the photo as shown. Die cut a border from the Border Essentials Die in white and add to the right corner of the page. Layer a pre-printed word border and two tags as shown. Add your journaling in the larger tag.

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, June 8, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations June New Release

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

Let me share a little bit about it with you...
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!

Here's my first layout using the Botanic Orchid Collection:

Supplies:
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp SetRegal Hummingbird Cling Stamp SetBotanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp SetBotanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp SetBotanic Window DieBotanic Orchid DieRegal Hummingbird DieBotanic Orchid Paper CollectionCrystal Ultrafine Transparent GlitterColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - RougeButterfly Medley DieButterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set

Other Materials: 
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils ( PC903, C901, PC912, PC908, PC995, PC1003), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz distresser, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Rangers Distress Crackle Paint (clear), dauber, embossing tool, liquid pearls 

For this layout I used a picture of my husband and I on our wedding day. We just celebrated our 7th year anniversary this past May! My wedding bouquet had orchids in it so this NEW collection was perfect to scrap this picture!


The papers in this collection are gorgeous! I chose one that looks layered already so I didn't have to do much! I did layer a 6"x6" card front that I cut in half and tucked behind the photo to make it seem like it was bigger. 

I added the chipboard gate that I made on the left side of the photo. You can see a tutorial for the chipboard gate HERE.


I stamped, colored and die cut the flowers and added them over the left side of the layout and around the gate. I also added a few hummingbirds throughout the layout. These little birds are so sweet!


Here's another close up of the flowers and sweet humingbird.


Here's one last view at my full layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Cut a 6"x6" card in half from the Botanic Orchid Collection, distress the edges and add over the center of the 12"x12" paper. Place your 4"x6" photo over it. Make a gate chipboard using the new Botanic Window Die and add crackle paint to it. I have step by step pictures on how to make your own chipboard gate HERE. After it dries, add over the left side of the layout. Stamp the large sentiment from the Botanic Orchid Wishes Stamp Set and the hummingbird and orchid from the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set, color using the Prismacolor Pencils and die cut with its matching die. Stamp the hummingbirds and four flourishes, color with Prismacolor Pencils and die cut with their matching dies as well. Stamp the orchids and add color with the ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad (Rouge) and small dauber. Color the center of the orchids with the yellow coloring pencil. Add glitter to all these colored and die cut pieces and set aside to dry. Arrange the embellishments around your layout as shown. Finally, cut out two sentiments from the pattern papers, cut off a notch at the end and add in the bottom of the flower cluster. Add a small sentiment on the right side of the photo and finish off with some liquid pearl drops around the flower clusters.

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...make your own gate chipboard tutorial

Today I have a quick tutorial on how to make your own chippies! In the NEW Heartfelt Creations June Release there is this gorgeous gate die that I thought would be perfect as a chipboard so I did what crafters do and made one for my layout!

Here's the step by step tutorial on how to make it.

Supplies:
-HCD 7100 Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window Die
-brown heavyweight cardstock
-adhesive


Step 1. Die cut 4 gates from a light brown heavyweight cardstock.


Step 2. Adhere all the layers together to form a thick gate.


Step 3. Embellish/treat your 'chipboard' however you like!
For mine, I randomly inked it with my Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad until I liked the color and then added Clear Rock Candy crackle paint over it for a rustic feel.

Here's a close up of the finished gate before I used in on my layout HERE.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Drop me a line if you used this tutorial! I'd love to see what you create with it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have another layout to share with you using the Heartfelt Creations May Release Under the Sea Collection!


Supplies:
Under The Sea Paper CollectionTropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp SetUnder the Sea Coral Cling Stamp SetCoral Reef Collage Cling Stamp SetUnder the Sea Cling Stamp SetHeartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp SetTropical Hibiscus DieCoral Reef Collage DieUnder The Sea DieCrystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Other Materials: 
Burlap, Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils (PC901, PC903, PC947, PC939, PC1034, PC945, PC1003), Odorless Mineral Spirits, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Tim Holtz distresser, Recollections Pearls, embossing tool, liquid pearls
 
The pictures I used were taken during my honeymoon and these went so well with the new collection! I used two 3"x4" pictures and layered them over some burlap on the left side of the layout. For the background, I distressed a layer of 11"x11" pattern paper and added it over another 12"x12" sheet and crumbled the corners to give it depth.


I stamped, colored and die cut the flowers, leaves, coral flourish and turtle, and added them as a cluster on the corner of the photos over the burlap. I added a pearl tot he flowers' centers and glitter to make them shine.


I stamped a porthole and some more flowers and leaves, colored and die cut them, and added them on the bottom right side to balance the layout.

Here's one last view of the layout so see all the dimension from the flowers and layers!

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim one sheet of pattern paper from the Under the Sea Collection to 11" and distress the edges. Adhere over a coordinating 12x12 pattern paper. Add a 6"x8.5" burlap to the left side of the layout. Mat two 3"x4" pictures unto a 6"x5" distressed pattern paper and add over the burlap. Stamp the porthole, color with Prismacolor Pencils and die cut it with its matching die. Add over the right bottom corner. Stamp and color using Prismacolor Pencils a fish from the Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set and the turtle and the coral flourish from the Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set. Add glitter and set aside to dry. Stamp the hibiscus and leaves from the Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set and add color the leaves with the distress inks and the flowers with Prismacolor Pencil PC939. Shape flowers, add a pearl to their centers, add glitter and set aside to dry. Stamp a sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock and make a banner with it. Once everything is dry, add the finished embellishments to the 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 week! Have a great rest of the week!