Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrate the Season Gift Bag

  


Hello and WELCOME! 

I have another holiday project for you today.    
Heartfelt Creations is showcasing Celebrate the Season Collection 
and I can hardly wait to share my gift bag with you.     
The color theme win the designer paper collection is just stunning. 
It's filled with gorgeous violet  and teal colors.   
I think you will really like them! 

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCDP1 - 268  Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCPC - 3747  Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 - 7104  Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC - 3745  Ornate Sleigh  Cling Stamp Set
HCD1- 7104  Ornate Sleigh  and Presents Die
HCPC - 3748  Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 - 783   Essential Border Die
HCD1- 779  Regal Borders and Pocket Die
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
S173842  Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
DDOTS Double Dots 3D Foam Circles
12WHT White Gala Glitz
425125 3-D Crystal Lacquer

Other Products
White gift bag,  X-Press It Blending Card Stock, pearl, violet card stock, teal card stock,  double sided tape, Copic alcohol ink markers, 70% Alcohol, Textured Cloth, rhinestone bling, Star Dust Stickles



Instructions

Gift Bag - Trim the gift bag at the top to measure 9 inches in length.  My gift bag is 8 inches wide.  

Layers - Cut violet card stock to measure 8 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in.   Select the designer paper with the poinsettias at the right hand corner from Celebrate the Season paper collection.   Trim the designer paper to measure 8 1/2 in. x 71/2 in.  Adhere the layers to the gift bag.  

A border from Essential Border die was cut from violet card stock and applied to the top of the gift bag.  Another  decorative border was applied to the top of the bag using Regal Borders and Pocket die.  Rhinestones were applied in-between the two border die cuts.   

Stamp Assorted presents from the Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set. Stamp two sets of skates and one set of mittens from Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set.   You can use the Ornate Sleigh cling stamp set - However, I used the sleigh that was in the paper collection.   

Color the images with markers or sponge the images with the ink of your choice.  I colored my images with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - BG10, BG53, BG57, BG09, C5, C3,  V01, V04, V06, V09, RV11, RV32, RV34, Y11, YR20, YR24.  I wanted to add texture to the mittens so I lightly wet a textured cloth with 70% alcohol and placed it flat over the colored  mittens for 3-4 seconds.  It is  best to place your palm over it rather than you fingers.  When the image dries, the textured pattern pops from the coloring and it looks texturized. 

The images were die cut.   The Ornate Sleigh die fit the image from the paper collection perfectly.   Using violet and teal card stock,  die cut two layers each for the two sets of skates and mittens.  Repeat the process for the gifts.   Apply foam dots in-between the two layers  of card stock and the colored layer for each image.   This will give them a lot of fun dimension.    Adhere the sleigh, skates, mittens and gifts to the gift bag.    

Sentiment - The sentiment,  "A gift of love" was cut from the paper collection and layered on violet card stock.  

The blades of the skates and sled were adhered with Crystal Lacquer and topped with White Gala Glitz.  Star Dust Stickles were applied to the center of the poinsettias.  '

And now, the Holiday Gift Bag is now ready for someone special.  


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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrate the Season Release



Hello and welcome 
to

I am so glad you could join me today for our new release for July.   - Although many of you are experiencing super hot temperatures -  I want to transport you to that wonderful winter season when children (young and old) pull out their skates and enjoy the bite of snowflakes on their nose!     You got it!   It's Christmas in July with our new Heartfelt Creations Collection - Celebrate the Season!







Heartfelt Creations Products

Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
Celebrate the Season Die
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
Sparkling Poinsettia Die
Express-O Yourself Prills
White Gala Glitz
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
3 D Crystal Lacquer

Other Products
120 lb. white card stock
80 lb. violet card stock
double sided tape



Instructions

Create a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/5 inch card base and cut a violet card stock  base layer at 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Reserve the remainder of the card stock.   Select the beautiful  designer mat from Celebrate the Season Paper Collection.   I used the one with the little poinsettia in the bottom right hand corner.   The layers were applied with double sided tape. 

And now for the focal images!  I wanted to create some dimensional images that would be able to go through the mail.   Here is how I did it.  Stamp the mittens,  skates and poinsettia on Copic compatible paper.  I used X-Press It Blending Card.   The colors I used for the images are - V09, V06, V04, V01, C1, C3 and C5.  

 I wanted to add texture to the mittens.  70% alcohol was applied to some textured cloth.   The cloth was placed  on top of the colored  mittens with my palm over it for 3 -4 seconds.  When  the image dried,  the texture from the cloth popped  up on your colored image.  Have fun trying this technique with a variety of clothes with various textures on your other projects.  

Die cut the colored images.   Now, use  the reserved dark violet card stock that was used on the base layer to die cut two skates and two mittens.   Layer the skate die cuts with foam dots in-between each layer.    This will allow the skates to pop up from the rest of the card.  I love dimension and this will definitely give dimension!  

The poinsettia was shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Express-O Yourself Prills were added to the center of the poinsettia.   

For a little added pop -   3-D Crystal Lacquer was applied  to the skate blades and topped off with  White Gala Glitz.   The Gala Glitz  is chunky and really gives the appearance of snow and ice crystals  on the blades.  I love this and have been going crazy using it on all my cards. 

Adhere the skates, mittens and poinsettia with foam dots and  Designer dries Clear Adhesive and enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Botanic Window Card



Hello and WELCOME!  
I am so glad you stopped by!   

Heartfelt Creations' wonderful Botanic Set has been so much fun playing with this  past month!    I can't stop thinking of all the fun things that can be done with the Botanic Window die!    I decided to create a window card and use some acetate to the window to give the appearance of glass! 

Heartfelt Creations Products
Botanic orchid Paper Collection 
Botanic Window die
Regal Hummingbird cling stamp set
Regal Hummingbird die
Cascading Fuchsia cling stamp set
Cascading Fuchsia die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
S173842  Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
DDOTS Double Dots 3D Foam Circles

Other Products
120 lb. white card-stock, olive and violet  colored 80 lb. card-stock, double sided tape, rhinestones. fine detail embossing powder, embossing ink stamp pad and heat tool. 


Instructions
An 11 x 5 1/2 in. white card-stock was scored and folded at 5 1/2 inches.  This produces a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.   Three pieced of  green card-stock was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper you want from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection  and cut three layers at 5 x 5 inches.    I love how the paper collection coordinates with the stamps and die! 

Die-cut two intricate white Botanic Windows with 65 - 80 lb. white card-stock. The window die has three pieces.   I removed the middle  frame to allow the outer frame and inner ornate part of the window to become one piece.  Emma Lou has a video on all the variety of cuts this die will allow you to create!  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/122/ez-techniques-to-create-3d-botanic-orchids-for-hand-stamped-cards-heartfelt-creations    Don't worry, the intricate design of the window die will release easily and you don't even need to use wax paper!    Hand cut some acetate that will fit the window.  

Stamp and color the hummingbirds.  I used Copic Alcohol Ink Markers to color my hummingbirds.  The colors I used were - B000, B21, B24, B26, RV00, RV04, RV25.    The hummingbirds were die-cut and the wings lightly shaped with the flower shaping kit.   I wanted the wings to gently curl forward, as if in flight. 

The fuchsia were stamped  on violet card-stock with white fine detail embossing powder and cut with the coordinating die.   The flowers were shaped with he flower shaping kit.   Emma Lou's  fantastic video on how to shape the perfect fuchsia can be found here -     https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/2/how-to-create-the-cascading-fuchsia-flowerhttps://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/2/how-to-create-the-cascading-fuchsia-flower

The card base window  was cut using  several steps.  I used the  middle frame to cut the window in my card base and layers.    The middle frame was positioned and die cut on the front of the  card base.  The designer paper  was adhered  to the front of the card over the window frame.   The card was opened  and the middle frame was  then placed in the negative space the window.  this will allow the layer to be cut in perfect alignment with the card base.    The window opening was die-cut.  The process  can be repeated for the upper flap of the inside of the card.  (This is an optional step for the upper flap on the inside)  It is gorgeous without the extra layers!

And now the beautiful detailed window frame will be applied to the front of the card.   Adhere the acetate to the underside of the detailed window.  Adhere to the front of the card. The second detailed window can be  aligned with the window opening on the inside of the  card.   

The base layer and designer paper can be applied to the bottom of the inside of the card.  I selected a paper that would allow me to enclose a personal message.   

The front of the card was embellished with rhinestones, fuchsia and hummingbirds.   


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Friday, July 1, 2016

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday - Feeding Time


Welcome!   

I have the privilege of being the guest designer for The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday!    
We have an fun "Anything Goes" Challenge for you!    

Check out our sponsor for the month!   
Our wonderful sponsor for the month of June is:
PpinkydollsArt

And here is a little sneak peek of the 
UPCOMING CHALLENGES:
June 30 theme anything goes
July 7 For The Guys
July 14 Christmas
July 21 Make Something Funny
July 28 Anything Goes



I used the gorgeous stamp by Jennifer Dove from Dove Art Studio Stamps called Feeding Time.

The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Ink markers.   I tried to give more texture and lines in the little birds because most have a "bad Hair Day" when they are still little.   I love the wonderful image of a bird feeding the little ones!  

The background was created to give the illusion of branches and sky in the background.  I used glossy card stock and spritzed with colorless blender.  I then air-brushed dark green, yellow green and blue Copic Markers.  This is a class taught by Jennifer Dove at her Copic Boot Camp!   I loved her class and can hardly wait to try more of her fabulous techniques!

I hope you join us for our challenge this week!  See you there!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchids Gift Box




Welcome!  

I love giving gifts and love to create my own boxes for special friends.  
I used Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid Paper Collection for the box 
and  Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set with the coordinating  Botanic Orchid Die  for embellishment! 

I love the orchids in this collections and I feel like I can almost smell them!   
All orchids do not have a scent - those that are fragrant vary  and some smell like jasmine.  -
Close your eyes and imagine what they smell like to you -
Mine smells like jasmine!   





Products Used
Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp Set
Botanic Orchid Die
Botanic Orchid Paper Collection
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Glue - Dries Clear
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Metal Glue Tip 



Other Products
X-Press It Blending Card-stock, SVG Gift Box from svgcuts.com, Stickles, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, baby breath, pearls, mini-mister, mini-glue gun.


Instructions
The box was cut from the SVG file "Gift Boxes" (svgcuts.com).  This is a very simple box and I did not make any adjustments to the file. the  Two flourish were cut on light-weight green paper using Mat Cut Create 2A Die.    

The Botanic Orchid Cling Stamp was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-Press It blending card-stock.   The flowers were colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers using - RV69, RV66, RV09, RV06, RV23, RV10, Y13, YG25.  The flowers were die cut using Botanic Orchid Die Set. 

The flowers and flourish were lightly misted and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Stickles were applied sparingly to the tips of the leaves.

The flowers, flourish and baby breath were adhered using a mini-glue gun. I glued the flourish in a few places and allowed the leaves to curl for movement.    

A sentiment was cut from the mat section of Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.  
Pearls were applied for embellishment.      




Thank you for stopping by and visiting!    I hope you enjoyed my Gift box and the gorgeous Botanic orchid embellishment!     Please stope by and visit the other Heartfelt Creations' designers blogs.  The are so creative - I know you won't be disappointed.  You can find their links on my sidebar!



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid Birthday Card


Hello everyone and welcome!  
I want to share another card I created using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp and Die Set.   
I love orchids, and wish I had a  green thumb!  

This is an easy card to create for any occasion.   
I added a birthday greeting on mine and I also added the gorgeous
 Botanic Orchid Wishes  to the inside... 
Have you ever forgot to take a picture prior to mailing?   
Well - that's what happened to me!  
But trust me - it is a gorgeous stamp set and makes such a beautiful sentiment 
on the inside with a beautiful wreath of orchids!  

Heartfelt Creations Products 
HCPC-3743 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
HCD1-7103 - Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die
HCPC-3744 - Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling Stamp Set (On inside of card) HCDP1-267 - Botanic Orchid Paper Collection HCD2-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die (the flourish) Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Designer Glue - Dries Clear Adhesive Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
245125 - 3-D Crystal Lacquer
Double Dots 3-D Foam Circles

Other products
120 lb. white card-stock, violet layering card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card-stock, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponge dauber, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, Liquid Pearls green sequins, Misty, mini mister, double sided tape.





Instructions

Card base is 11 in. x 51/2 in.  Fold card at 51/2 in. The base layer of violet was cut twice at 51/4 in. x 51/4 inches. The Designer paper and inside sentiment was cut at 5in. x 5in. 


The Botanic Orchid Bouquet was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Card-stock.  They were colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - V01, V04, V06, V09, V28, YG 03, G17, G28, G40.  
 

The flowers were die cut using the Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die.  The flourish was cut using Cut Mat Create 2A Die.  The flowers were lightly misted and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The flourish was lightly shaped to add some movement to the card.   When the flowers were dry, 3D lacquer was applied to the flowers and leaves of the orchids. 
   

The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut from the mat section of the Botanic Orchid Collection and matted on left over scraps of violet card-stock.
   

The inside of the card is the Botanic Orchid Wishes Cling stamp.   It was  stamped with Tuxedo Black Dye Ink and colored with Copic Markers.   The ink was - V01, V04, V06, V09, V28, YG 03, G17, G28, G40, B00, B21, B24, B26.   I forgot to snap a picture of the inside prior to mailing - but trust me- this is a great stamp set!  It makes a perfect greeting on the inside of the card. 
 

The outside and inside layers were adhered and the flourish and flowers were applied with Designer Dries Clear glue.   Liquid Pearls and sequins were added for embellishment. The outside sentiment was adhered with D-Dots.  
 



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid With Regal Hummingbird


Heartfelt Creations
Botanic Orchid with Regal Hummingbird

Hello and welcome.   

Today is week two of Heartfelt Creations' new June Release.   I am  showcasing the Regal Hummingbird stamp and die set and Botanic Orchid stamp and Die Set.   
I wanted to share a partial die cut card with you today.   


When I look at this little guy, it reminds me of a hummingbird that would visit whenever I was reading on the patio.  I named him "Cutie" and he would just hang in the air and make cute little sounds!    Talk about adorable!   The memories of Cutie inspired me to create this card with him just hanging over the edge of the card by using a partial cut die technique. 

Heartfelt Creations' Products Used

Other Products
Heavy olive green card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, double sided tape, Ice Stickles, Copic alcohol ink markers, Misty, die cutting machine, pearls,  watercolor and brush, corner rounder, sponge dauber.

Instructions
Cut X-Press It  paper at 81/4  x 5 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches.  Stamp the hummingbird  on the right side of the paper  (as shown in the picture) with Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.  Color the hummingbird  with Copic markers - B21, B02,  B01, B000, B0000.   Color the front  of the card stock using a watercolor wash.   I used lavender, purple and green watercolor.

Draw a light line with a pencil vertically though the area of the hummingbird that you want to extend off the edge of the card. Extend the vertical line down the entire edge of the page.   Align the line with the edge of the cutting plate of your die machine.  Secure the outer edge to the plate with tape.  Most of the  card will hang over the edge of the cutting plate and not cut when the plate is run through the machine.   The die will only cut the portion of the hummingbird that is enclosed within the cutting plates.   Cut from the top pencil line to the die cut area and again from the bottom of the pencil line to the die cut area.   When the card is folded,  part of the hummingbird will extend over the edge of the card and give the appearance of a bird in flight.  

An optional green mat  was cut and placed behind the front of the card to give more strength to the underside. The corners of the top flap were shaped with a corner rounder.  The inside of the card mat was cut using   4 x 5 1/4 inches of green card stock.  The  designer paper on the inside was cut from the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.  It was cut at 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches.  

The Botanic Orchid  Cling Stamp  was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on X-Press It paper.    If you are going to use Copic markers, you can use any Copic compatible ink.   If you are going to sponge the paper, I like to use any 65# white paper.    The flowers were lightly spritzed with a small amount of water and shaped with he flower shaping tool. The flowers were assembled and glued with Designer Clear Adhesive.   Emma Lou has some fantastic video's on our Heartfelt Creations' Blog showing how easy it is to shape beautiful flowers.     

The  flourish was cut from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die.   Some gentle shaping was applied to allow the edges to curl for movement.    

Layers were assembled,   The flourish and flowers were fixed with clear Designer Glue.  Pearls were added for embellishment.   


Thank you so much for stopping by.   I hope you check out all the gorgeous creations from our Heartfelt Creations DT.   You can find the link to their blogs on my lefthand sidebar!    If you like the stamps and die I used, you can find the supplies by clicking the product name.   I hope you enjoy your visit  to Heartfelt Creations' Botanic Orchid Release!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Botanic Orchid Collection

June 8


Hello and welcome!    

I am so excited to showcase Botanic Orchid Collection from Heartfelt Creations!   

Showy, elegant and graceful, the divine orchid flower is one that is most certainly recognizable for its unique shape and known for taking center stage all on its own!  Heartfelt Creations presents to you their newest collection…The Botanic Orchid.  Overflowing with stunning floral images enveloped in soothing moss like greens, soft sky blues, creamy whites and flowery pinks, alongside rich burgundies and vibrant teals this collection is sure to appeal to any flower enthusiast.  Intricate illustrations and die cuts of orchid blossoms and bouquets, accompanied by delightful hummingbirds and scripted sentiments will have you creating your very own botanical experience with hand shaped orchid flowers bringing a realistic touch to all of your paper creations!  Preprinted sentiments along with those in the stamp collection are ideal for covering a wide range of occasions including weddings, friendship, sickness, encouragement and sympathies.  As one of the oldest flower species in the world, this unusual blossom native to rainforests and jungles has also taken on beautiful meanings relating to each specific orchid color including innocence, grace, joy, respect, admiration, health, happiness and passion, making this the perfect flower to convey a silent but special message for friends and loved ones on any paper creation! 


In addition to the gorgeous orchids - Heartfelt Creations new release has hummingbirds galore!   
I love birds and hummingbirds are one of my favorites.   I have three hummingbird feeders in my back yard and never tire of watching these magnificent little guys.   



Products Used
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Stamp Set
Botanic Orchid Die Set
Botanic  Orchid Paper Collection
Botanic Window Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Glue - Dries Clear
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Scot-Pal  Measuring and Score Board

Other
120 lb. White card-stock, purple layering card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Copic alcohol ink markers, die cutting machine, Stickles, mini-mister, Misty stamp pad.



Instructions

The card base was cut at 51/2 x 11 inches.  The card-stock was scored at 51/2 inches.  The base layer was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   The Botanic Orchid Paper Collection was cut at 5 x 5 inches.  

The hummingbird was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic alcohol ink markers.   Copics used:  YG11, YG13, YG25, YG63, YG67, V01, V12, V05, V20, B21, B23, B26, B00.  I lightly shaped the hummingbird and leaves with the Flower Shaping Kit. The underside was lightly spritzed with water and the hummingbirds head, body and leaves were lightly shaped.   This is optional but I wanted some added  dimension.   

The hummingbird and decorative window were die cut and adhered to the designer paper. 
The sentiment was cut from the mat and sentiment section of the Botanic Orchid Paper Collection.   The card was  embellished with Stickles.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the new June Release from Heartfelt Creations!   Links to the other fabulous Heartfelt Creations designers are on the left sidebar.   Hop over for a visit.   There is some gorgeous eye candy!    

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