Wednesday, September 25, 2013

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Good morning bloggers! Happy Wednesday! Today I want to share another layout that I made with the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations The Season of Joy Collection! Also, it's that time again where you can vote for the semi-finalists and previous DT members for the to stay for another term. If you don't mind, would you go to their blog and vote for me, if you like my work? I'd really like to stay for another term! You can also win a $50 gift certificate to their store!  :)

Here's my latest layout using their newest Christmas collection:

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3559 Delicate Holly Swirls PreCut Set
HCPC 3560 Elegant Joy PreCut Set
HCPC 3561 Christmas Sentiment Circles PreCut Set
HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 739 Banner and Trees Die
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
354806 Standard Circle Large
452255 Grand Calibur

StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black, Timber Brown), Tim Holtz Embossing Ink,  Rangers Copper  Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Embossing Tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Recollections White Pearls, Liquid Peals, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops (Plumeria), Pazzles Inspiration Machine

I absolutely love how this layout turned out! The picture was taken last year during Christmas and it's of my little family: my hubby and I and our two dogs.

I heat embossed those gorgeous swirls into the background paper. They add so much dimension to the otherwise simple background!

I made a bunch of flowers using their poinsettia stamp and one-pass die cut. I just can't get enough of this combo! It makes making these flowers a breeze! I also love the new holly leaves. They are so delicate and just a gorgeous addition to any Christmas page!

I cut strips of pattern paper and curled the tips and used it to mat my photo. This technique is so fast but effective! I cut my title using my Pazzles Inspiration. I also stamped directly into the photo one of the sweet circle sentiments.

Here's another view of the whole layout. You can see how much dimension I achieved with my embellies and paper strips!

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Heat emboss the Delicate Holly Swirls on all four corners of the background paper with Copper embossing powder. Stamp the flourishes from the Elegant Joy Precut Set on either side of the center of the page. Cut 1.25” strips of 6 different pattern papers and roll both ends and add to the center of the background paper. Add your 6”x4” photo over the strips. Stamp the circle sentiment postage stamp right on your photo. For the flowers, stamp and die cut the Christmas poinsettia Precut Set a few times. Shape each layer individually and layer to form full and different size flowers.  Add dew drops as centers and a circle sentiment as the center to the largest flowers and use a pop dot for dimension. Stamp and die cut a few different size holly leaves and add flowers and leaves around the photo as shown. Die cut a few snowflakes, add a pearl to their center, stickles and add randomly to the layout. Finally, add a title over the top 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! Also, while you are there, vote for your top 5 designers ans semifinalists. You could win a $50 HC certificate!

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  1. Always gorgeous, I love how you curled the paper!!!!! How creative!

  2. Amy this is absolutely amazing. I just had to come and tell you how wonderful I thought the curled paper was as a design element on your layout. It's so eye catching and attractive. Love it.
    Bear Hugs,

  3. I love the curled paper look! Amazing layout and those flowers....Oh my how gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful. Love your poinsettias.

  5. You make the most beautiful layouts! Those poinsettias are just glorious, and I really like the movement the scrolls add to the layout. Clever!


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