Today we are pleased to present the Gateway To The Seasons Collection. This collection includes an Ornate Gate Die that is adorned with a flourishing design and a large, exotic accent piece. Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face. These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection. The Daphne paper pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown. Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with stripes, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever!
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.
Here's what I created with the Gateway To The Seasons Collection:
Heartfelt Creations:HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3540 Spring Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3541 Summer Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3542 Fall Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3543 Winter Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3544 All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 731 Decorative Leafy Frame Die
HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
HCD 737 Ornate Gateway Die
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection
472186 Rose Creations Shapeabilities
237 Lichen Glitter
741 Shell White Glitter
452255 Grand Calibur
StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black, Timber Brown), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch, liquid pearls, embossing tool
I'm in love with the new gate dies! They are amazing and go with everything-whether you are a card maker or a scrapbooker! I used all the season stamps as a background image for my layout. I stamped each season image on a 6"x6" paper (I cut two different sheets of pattern paper in fourths) and punched around the edges to make my own background.
For this layout, I die cut the gates out of a thick cereal box chipboard, inked it up randomly to add some color with Vintage Photo distress ink and then added crackle paint. I love how it turned out and it frames my wedding picture beautifully!
Another awesome new stamp in this collection is the All Seasons Sentiments Precut Set. I stamped this background stamp once and I have so many words to make sentences for my journaling or my title! For this layout, I used the words 'memories with you' and added the word Sweet which I die cut with my Pazzles Inspiration.
I made a bunch of sweet but neutral roses to not take away from the photo and gorgeous gate dies. I also filled the cluster with greenery from two different stamp collections.
Here's a close up of the punch-work and my background stamping. I love the softness that I achieved in this fairy tale-style layout with Hearftelt Creations lacy dies!
Another look at the flower cluster in the bottom right corner of the page.
Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Trim two different double sided pattern paper to 6”x6” and flip two over. You will need four 6”x6” pieces of different pattern paper for this layout. Stamp each seasonal stamp in a different quadrant using brown archival ink. Using the Martha Stewart all around the page punch, punch each quadrant so that when you put them together again they form a 12”x12” paper as shown. Distress the straight edges slightly and ink all the edges. Adhere all 4 pieces over a darker color pattern paper and lift up the doily edges. Die cut four Decorative Lattice Swirls in white and emboss them. Mat you photo with black cardstock and use the flourishes to frame your photo. Adhere over the center of the page. Die cut the gate from the Ornate Gateway Die out of thin chipboard or a cereal box. Randomly ink it with Vintage Photo distress ink to add some color and apply crackle paint over it. Let it dry. After it dries, add to either side of the photo. To make the flowers, stamp and die cut a bunch of different size roses from the Vintage Floret set. Form your roses by using 5 of the same size single layer flower. Add glitter to finished roses and let them dry. Stamp and die cut a bunch of the small and medium size rose leaves from the Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set. Also, stamp and die cut a Decorative Leafy Frame Die and fuzzy cut the leaves out. Add glitter to these as well. Form your cluster in the bottom right side of the photo with the roses and different leaves. Stamp and die cut a few butterflies and scatter them around the page. Add a liquid pearl drop to their center. Finally, add a title to the bottom left side of the photo.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made this week with the new collection!