Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations....Friends never say goodbye!

Today is my last post for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. It has been a wonderful year on my journey. Heartfelt Creations  stamps, dies, beautiful papers and designers have never failed to inspire me.  Today I have two cards for you, one from the Sweet Juliet Collection and one from a few of my favorites.

 When I get new stamps and dies I hold them at all different angles to see what I can see. Here a teacup is also a skirt or dress and a heart is also a bodice and look, a corner die is lace......

Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for instructions and to see what the designers have for you.

Thank you so very much for your patronage.  As they say on the popular show, Duck Dynasty...she gone'

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration Tag

Today I have for you a tag made using Heartfelt Creations stamps from the Sweet Juliet Collection. For the beautiful background on this tag I used the Acrylic Distress technique which can be found at Split Coast Stampers.  As you can see the flower spray in the Recovery Wishes PreCut Set is very versatile. I stamped it on the bottom of the tag up the sides and across the top.When you stamp  the flowers close they almost look like Wisteria vine.

                                       Here is a close up  of the flowers on the tag.

Other Products Used:
Spellbinders:  S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight, M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice and Dainty Dots
Paper:  SU Black, Garden Green, Ivory
Ink: Ranger Jet Black, Distress – Walnut Stain, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Salmon, Glimmer Mist – Sapphire, Perfect Pearls Mist – Forever Blue
Other: CTMH Color Ready Ribbon, Flower Soft – Sage, Lavender, Bright  Blue and Citrus Crush, US Art Quest Prills – Ice Queen, Lemon Chiffon and Lavender & Lace , Art Glitter – Bananan and Volare,  Hot Glue Gun and Tape
Directions:  Cut a 4 ¼ x 8” piece of ivory card stock and paint with Salmon paint when dry stamp the flowers from Recovery Wishes along the bottom, edges and top with Jet Black  ink.  I used the Acrylic Distress Technique.   Apply Prills and Flower Soft to sprays. Stamp Congratulations on scrap of painted paper and repeat the sprays of flowers from Recovery Wishes then cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight die and mount on a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Eight die cut from black card stock.   Stamp Posy flowers and cut with coordinating die, spray the flowers with Glimmer Mist and Perfect Pearls and scrunch up, when dry add Prills to center.  Stamp butterflies and cut with coordinating die then add glitter to wings. Cut leaves with Sweet Juliet die and the leaf spray from the Gift Ensemble die. Cut a second piece of 4 ¼ x 11 paper cut ends with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two then paint. Cut a length of ribbon and dye with Glimmer Mist and Perfect Pearls. Arrange tag as shown use hot glue to attach flowers, leaves and butterflies.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Vintage Inspiration

I hope that each one of you has had a wonderful joyful week. I spent a good part of my day Sunday in my craft room. There was a vintage air around me while I crafted. This card is spectacular in real life. The Antiquity Paper Collection at Heartfelt Creations is awesome and the Beautiful Juliet precut stamp set is  spectacular all I needed was to close my eyes and trace back in time to my Grandmothers attic and a card was born.

 I mimicked the designs and tones in the Antiquity Paper through out my card. I hope you enjoy it.

6 x 6 card
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders: S4-370 Blossoms Five, S5-015 Deckle Mega Rectangles Large, S5-080 Damask Accents, 
S5-081 Damask Motifs
Paper:  Gina K Designs Ivory and Violet, Coordination’s Tim Holtz Milled Lavender
Ink: Color Box Chalk – Wisteria, Brilliance – Coffee Bean, Distress –Milled Lavender, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain, Distress Stain –Milled Lavender, Color Pencils
Other: Want 2 Scrap – Bling, Lace, Distress Glitter- Peeled Paint, USArt Quest Prills - Popcorn, Hot Glue Gun and Tape
Directions:  Make a 6 x 6 card base from ivory card stock. Cut a 6 X 6 piece of Milled Lavender and distress the edges. Layer with a 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 piece of Antiquity Paper Collection (small damask print with handwriting on background) distress the edges. With Antique Linen ink stamp the Elegant Word Background on ivory paper then stamp the Beautiful Juliet over the script with Coffee Bean. Cut with Deckle Rectangle and sponge on ink. Cut Sweet Juliet flower and sprinkle with water then scrunch into blossom. Stamp and cut a Tattered Blossom for green on flower bud. Color stems green and apply distress glitter to leaves. Glue dried bud to stem. Make a flower from Tattered Blossom stamps and coordinating dies. Cut and color Sweet Juliet leaves. Cut a piece of Tulle with Blossoms Five for under Tattered Blossom. Cut border from Damask Accents out of ivory and color with Milled Lavender stain then crumple and let dry.  Cut a length of lace and color with distress inks. Cut Damask accents and color with distress inks. Assemble card as shown.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet Collection

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to introduce the Sweet Juliet Collection. This collection is inspired by the beauty of ancient rooms locked away and laden with antique treasures.  These rooms are filled with yellow candlelight and dusty vases. Crinkly letters lay scattered around, turning crisp and fading more every day.  A postcard lays covered in thick dust, forgotten in a dark corner.  Wildflowers lay around, as crisp and crinkled as the beautiful wallpapers.  Using these detailed floral and typographical stamps, complemented by black, gold and burgundy papers will enable you to create an outstanding classical creation.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by October 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $150.

Here I used the Sweet Juliet flower die in two different ways, once flat and once curled up. For the leaves I chose to go with the Tattered Blossoms PreCut Stamp and Coordinating Die.

Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and see how the designers have used the Sweet Juliet Collection.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

5 x 7 card
Other Products Used:
5 x 7 Matting Basics A and B
Paper:  SU Always Artichoke and More Mustard, Curious Metallic Poison Ivory
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and Pearlescent Orange, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Priority, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold,
Other: Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Tinsel Autumn Fire, Want 2 Scrap Pearls, CTMH Color Ready Ribbon, Hot Glue Gun and Tape

Directions:  Cut a large always artichoke mat layer with Antiquity Paper Collection. Cut decorative ivory die from Gold Majesty Circles. Stamp sentiment from Moments With You PreCut Set twice, once with ivy and once with orange then cut with circle dies. Add glitter to highlight flowers in circle. With Sweet Juliet Die make cut flowers out of more mustard and spray with glimmer mist and perfect pearls. Scrounge up a few when wet to make buds. Add pearls to the flat die cuts then shape in to flowers.  With ivy ink stamp Tattered Blossoms and cut with coordinating dies. I used the Tattered Blossoms to make my leaves for the flowers. Cut a length of color ready ribbon and die with always artichoke ink. Assemble card as shown.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspirations Christmas is in my craft room.

It is beginning to look like fall around me but it hardly feels like fall. The temperature yesterday was in the high 70's and it is suppose to reach in the 80's today in Southeastern Michigan. It is time to think about making Christmas Cards. The last two releases from  Heartfelt Creations have been  wonderful for Christmas. Today I have a  project for you could be a card, could be a tag, could be anything you want it to be.... I used paper and stamps from the Season of Joy Collection along with a few of my favorites that will go into the golden vault as of 12/31/13. I hope this inspires you to create a Christmas project.

Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for inspiration. Remember to vote for your favorite  DT Semifinalist you can vote for 5 and also vote for your favorite current design team member, again  you can vote for 5. When you vote, you will be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 dollar HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on October 18th, 2013.  Good luck to everyone! (Sorry no write in candidates).

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3560 Elegant Joy PreCut Set
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
125126 Layered Poinsettia Die
452062 Circle Grand Nestabilities
237 Lichen Glitter
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
159233 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
352284 Art Institute Metal Glue Tip
DDOTS Double Dots
452255 Grand Calibur 

Round Card or Tag

Other Products Used:
Spellbinders: Grand Decorative Circles One
Paper:  Gina K Designs White heavy weight, SU Brushed Suede
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks Aged Mahogany and Pine Needles, CTMH White Daisy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics – R35, R37, E15, Ranger Distress Stain Aged Mahogany, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold
Other: Art Glitter Autumn Leaves, Judikins Embossing Powder White Diamond, CTMH Color Ready Ribbon, Jingle Bell Brad, Glossy Accents, Hot Glue Gun and Tape

Directions: Cut three Grand Decorative Circles from Frosty Blanket Paper Collection. Cut two Grand Circles from white and stamp “Joy” on the smallest circle using Aged Mahogany ink and out line with Autumn Leaves glitter.  Using Pine Needles ink, stamp the pine spray on the large white circle and around the small white circle. Stamp five pine cones on brushed suede with White Daisy ink and heat emboss with White Diamond then cut out and layer the pine cones. Stamp the poinsettia and poinsettia leaf on scraps of Frosty Blanket cut with coordinating dies. Stamp bittersweet berries, pine branch cut with coordinating dies and color where needed. Cut leaf sprays from green scraps of Frosty Blanket and highlight with Lichen glitter. Die ribbon with Aged Mahogany stain and spray with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold. Let ribbon dry then make a bow. Attach layers with double dots and arrange pine cones, greens and poinsettia and attach with hot glue.

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