Wednesday, May 11, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations New Release

Welcome everyone! Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means that we have a brand new Heartfelt Creations Release! It's also my first new release with Heartfelt Creations this term and I have to say, it's so gorgeous!

Let me share a little bit about it with you...
Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air. Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside. The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in. Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure. A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors. Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you. Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations. This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations. The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul. Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms. The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design. We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!

Here's my first project using the new Under the Sea Collection:

HCDP1 266 Under the Sea Collection
HCPC 3736 Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3738 Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3739 Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3740 Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD 796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD 799 Under The Sea Die
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Materials:
Cheesecloth, Cricut Cuttlebug Machine,,Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Peach, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Grass Green, Dark Green, True Blue, Indigo Blue), Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits Bottle, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Wild Honey), Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Tim Holtz distresser, Recollections Pearls, embossing tool

This collection is simply gorgeous and perfect for using with your vacation pictures! This picture of me was in the Bahamas a few years back.

For the flowers, I stamped and colored them with distress ink and added glitter and a pear in their centers. I also stamped and colored a bunch of those cute fishes and added them randomly to my layout.

Here's another view of the blooms and clustered embellies. I stamped and colored a large shell and a bunch of the little ones. they make great accents for this layout!

I used cheesecloth under my photo to mimic netting and I love how airy and light it makes the layout feel! I used a few pearls in this corner to hold the cheesecloth down here.

Here's one last view at my full layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Add a piece of cheesecloth over your background paper from the Under the Sea Collection. Mat your photo with a distressed 4.5"x6.5" pattern paper and add over center of layout as shown. Stamp and color using Prismacolor Pencils the fishes from the Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set, the coral reef border and large shell from the Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set and the small seashells from the Tropical Hibiscus 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 with the distress inks and blending tool. Shape flowers, add a pearl to their centers, add glitter and set aside to dry. Once dry, add the finished embellishments to the layout as shown. Stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set, mat and add to the bottom of the photo. Finally, add some random white pearls to the bottom left corner of the cheesecloth to secure it there.

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!


  1. Gorgeous my friend. Those flowers are amazing!

  2. Totally awesome layout, Amarilys! I love the addition of the cheesecloth and those pretty pearls! Beautiful flowers as well!

  3. Very pretty! Love your page. Marie


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