Wednesday, May 25, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I want to share my second Finalist project that I created for Heartfelt Creations using the May Release Under the Sea Collection!

HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3737 Under the Sea Coral
HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 783 Border Essentials Die
HCD 796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD 797 Under the Sea Coral Die
HCDP1 266 Under the Sea Collection
Copper 3D Stamp Paint

Other Materials:
Cheesecloth, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Tim Holtz paper distresser tool, Studio Calico wood veneer, Prismacolor Pencils (PC946, PC939, PC901, PC904, PC908, PC912), Odorless Mineral Spirits, white pearls, embossing tool, wood veneer, sewing machine
The picture was taken during our honeymoon 7 years ago in Jamaica and it was such an amazing experience to swim with the dolphins! The new Under the Sea Collection is simply perfect to scrap this picture of me with two dolphins!

I used the Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set to make my flowers and filled the cluster with leaves, corals, shells, octopus and sweet little turtle!

I die cut some shells from the papers and added them as a small cluster on the bottom right side for the picture along with a wood veneer for a title.

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:
Distress the edges of a 12”x12 pattern paper with the Tim Holtz paper distresser tool and machine stitch all around it. Adhere over a white cardstock. Distress a 8.5”x10” patter paper, machine stitch around the edges and add over center of page. Add a triangular shaped piece of cheesecloth over the center and add your matted photo over that. Tuck in a white die cut swirl from the Decorative Lattice Swirl Die to the top right corner of the photo. Layer a strip of pattern paper and a die cut border from the Border Essentials Dies right under the photo. Stamp the coral, jellyfish and turtle from the Under the Sea Coral stamp set on white cardstock and color these images using Prismacolor Pencils and blend them with OMS. Die cut the stamped images using the coordinating die. Stamp and die cut using its coordinating die the Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set flowers. Dab a bit of Copper 3D Stamp Paint to the edges to give them a bit of shimmer. Shape and layer these flowers and add pearls to their centers. Stamp and die cut a few leaves from the Open Leaf PreCut Set as well. Arrange these stamped and die cut elements over the bottom left side of the photo. Die cut using the Under the Sea Coral Die a few shells from the pattern papers and arrange them as a cluster on the bottom right side of the photo along with a small wooden veneer for title. Add a few pearls around the shells and on the corners of the cheesecloth to hold it in place. Finally, add stickles to the shells and corals.

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!


  1. Gorgeous layout, Amarilys! I love the florals you've paired with the Under the Sea Collection and the lovely addition of the cheesecloth.

  2. Now I remember why I'm such a huge fan. This is totally lovely!

  3. Beautiful layout! Lovely. Marie

  4. beautiful flowers, love the details you incorporated around them too


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