Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday : Best Friend Ever




It's time for another fun challenge from The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday.    
The theme is "Anything Goes". 
   
It is a great group of designers and a talented welcoming community!   
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My card was created used the digi stamp from DigiStamps4JoyDigiStamps4Joy 
called Pond Casanova.  
Now isn't that a fitting name?   LOL   

I colored the image and background with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  
I used Alcohol on burlap for my background texture.   

The sweet sentiment is from Stately Flowers 7 stamps from GKD.   

I hope you enjoyed this little card and that you will hop over the
and join us in the challenge!    

Thank you for stopping by and 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Classic Rose Card with Butterfly



Welcome!  I am so glad you stopped by!     

It is time for another project from week 3 of Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection!  


I hope you are enjoying this collection as much as I am.     
I have always loved roses and yellow roses are one of my favorites!   
Did you know that by the 18th century, the world was in love with roses and 
they could be found in may different colors.    
The yellow rose is often associated with  sunny, cheery and happy thoughts!    
And so with that thought -   I am wishing you a sunny and cheery day!   


HCPC - 270  Classic Rose Paper Collection
HCPC-3754  Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 - 7112  Classic Rose Bouquet Die
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamps  
HCD1-759  Butterfly Medley Die
HCST1 - 401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive
TSMP-900 Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink Pad
173842  Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
SMPOO1  Stamping Mat Pad
DDots  3 D Foam Circles


X-Press It card-stock, apricot colored card-stock,  olive colored card-stock, texture paste - white, small bricks stencil,  Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Pad and sponge dauber, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers: Y11, Y21, Y26, YR21, G21, G82, YG63, W3, W4.   Copic Multiliner Pens: yellow, orange and olive,  double sided tape, paper trimmer, embossing/die cut machine, Diamond Stickles,  Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear


The Classic Rose Bouquet Cling Stamp  and Butterfly Medley Butterfly Cling Stamp was Inked with Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink Pad.   This is an ink that is Compatible with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.   The images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card Stock.  The Copic markers used were: Y11, Y21, Y26, YR21, G21, G82, YB63, W3, W4 and multilines yellow, orange and olive.    The images were then cut using the corresponding die - Classic Rose Bouquet Die and Butterfly Medley Die.  Die cut two extra sets of Classic Rose Bouquet on dark green  card stock.   This will be used to give the image dimension!   Layer 3-D Dots in-between the two green layers and then adhere the colored image on top.   For even more dimension, you can add dimensional dots or foam in-between the green die cut and the colored image.   The amount of dimension you want is up to you!  The dark green die cut will also  give the appearance of a shadow!    I gently shaped the leaves using my hands to give a gentle curve.  The back of the butterfly was lightly spritzed with a mini-mister.   The wings were gently shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   

Tip:  Emma Lou has a wonderful video showing how easy it is to line the die on images for that perfect cut.   You can view the video here -  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/61/the-fool-proof-way-to-line-up-your-stamps-and-dies The Fool-proof Way to Line Up Your Stamps and Die  

 A 5 1/2 x 5 1/2  inch card base was created.  The base layer of apricot card-stock was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4  inches.   A  beautiful green and apricot colored paper was selected from the Classic Rose Designer Paper Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches.   This is gorgeous by itself but I always love texture so I used some texture paste and small brick stencil to the right bottom side of the designer paper.   Rusty Hinge Distress Ink was sponged over the top.   

The flowers and butterfly were adhered to the card.  For embellishment, Wink of Stella and Diamond and Stardust Stickles were applied to the flowers and butterfly. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!    I hope you are able to hop around to the blogs of my team mates and to check out the fabulous video Emma Lou has created!   
Be safe.  Have fun and be creative!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Classic Rose Memento Box

September 21 post





Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance,  the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens. 

 Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  

Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection! 


Classic Rose paper Collection
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
Classic Rose Die
 White Gala Glitz
Espresso Truffle Memento Dye Ink Pad
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Tips for Adhesive
White Gala Glitz



 X-Press It Blending Card Stock, electric die cut machine,  Embossing/die cut machine, paper trimmer,  Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Forest Moss Distress Ink,  Glue Gun, dried baby breath, green ribbon, Copics Alcohol Ink Markers: YO2, Y06, YO8, Y15, YR24.  The svg file was Mom's Garden Gifts.  The link is HERE


The rose images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card Stock with Espresso Truffle Memento Dye ink.    The leaves were stamped on green card stock.  I colored the roses with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers but any coloring medium would work perfectly.   I used Copic Y02, Y06, Y08, Y15, YR24.    The roses and leaves were then die cut.   The roses and leaves were lightly spritzed with a fine mist of water and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on how to shape the dimensional roses  HERE

The roses were sponged with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.   The leaves were sponged with Forest Moss Distress Ink.   

The gift box was created from  the svg file called Mom's Garden Gifts (svgcuts.com).   The link is listed  under "other supplies".    The box was cut without altering the file.  It is an easy box to cut, fold and glue.   I used Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   The designer paper I used came directly from the Classic Rose Paper Collection.  Isn't it gorgeous?!!!   

A touch of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive was applied to a few of the flower edges and sprinkled with white Gala Glitz.   I love this stuff!  I think hit is my new addiction! 
Ribbon was tied around the gift box and the  leaves and roses were adhered.   And now the final touch was done by adding some small pieces of baby breath. The gift box is now ready to be given to someone special!    


Close-Up image of the Classic Roses and Leaves.   

I hope you enjoyed my gift box !   
I always love creating various size and shapes of gift boxes! 
I particularly enjoy adding the beautiful roses and spray of leaves to 
an accent!       

Thank you so much for stopping by! 









Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Release - Vineyard Mosaic Card



I have had such a hard time keeping this release a secret!  
I have been so excited about this amazing set of stamps and die from Heartfelt Creations- 
Classic Rose Collection
I thought I wold have a little fun with creating a mosaic card! 



Classic Rose Paper Collection
Classic Rose Cling Stamp
Classic Rose Die
Classic Rose Vine Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Metal adhesive tip
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Scor-Pal Scoring and Measuring Board

120 lb. ivory card stock, burgundy card stock, double sided tape, paper trimmer, die cut/embossing machine, opaque white ink, Copic Alcohol Ink Marker, Misty and misting spritzer bottle.




 Stamp, color and die cut Classic Roses.  Die cut one  Classic Rose Vine. I stamped my images on X-Press It Blending Card Stock but you can use any Copic compatible paper.
 I used the following Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - RV 21, RV35, RV29, R59 and a touch of Y15 (sparingly) to the highlight.   

You can watch Emma Lou create  gorgeous flowers from the Classic Rose Collection HERE

Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card with a top fold.  A mat from he designer paper was cut at 5 1/2 x 5 1/5 inches.  A burgundy mat was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Lightly draw a line at 1 inch intervals in horizontally and vertically.   

Distress and adhere the layers to the card base. Select a  designer paper from the Rose Collection Designer Paper Collection that has a pictures of a beautiful winery and  vineyard. Cut this layer at 5 x 5 inches. Cut in 1 inch strips.   I found it easiest to cut a lateral 1 inch strip and cut again vertically in 1 inch strips.  

Adhere to the burgundy layer of card stock, using your lines as a guide.  Leave a slight space in-between each square.    
Repeat with each strip.   

Adhere the shaped Rose Vine and Classic Rose clusters for embellishment.    

I added a burgundy layer to the inside of the card and a light colored designer paper that would allow  a sentiment or personal not on the inside.  







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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Vintage Winter Box Card





Today I had some fun with a Vintage Winter Box Card.  
I used the gorgeous paper, stamp and die sets from Heartfelt Creations' August release - 
Snow Kissed Collection

When I think of the Winter Holidays and Christmas, I think of "Vintage".  
I love the vintage theme that takes us to memories past.    
Thank made me want to create a vintage themed card 
that has the crisp and chilly feel of Winter. 


HCDP1-269  Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1-7107   Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die Set
HCPC-3740  Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-745  Luggage and Tags Die
TSMP801 - Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
173842 - Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board 
DDots - Dimensional Foam Dots
159723 - Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 - Metal Glue Tip 

 White card stock, navy blue card stock, opaque white ink, Vintage Photo Distresss Ink, Weathered Wood Distress Ink,  diecut/embossing machine, paper trimmer, double sided tape,  Star Dust  Clear Stickles,  self adhesive silver pearls, Box Card SVG Kit - from svgcuts.com


The box card was cut from the Box Card SVG Kit from svgcuts.com.   The layers were cut from navy blue card stock and the light blue designer paper from  the Snow Kissed Paper Collection.  The spruce tree was stamped on the background of the designer paper using Weathered Wood Distress Ink.   I continued to stamp 3 times with the stamp without re-inking in order to give a dimensional look.  I repeated the process.  

 The box was easy to assemble with the directions that came with the kit.  I omitted the design elements that came with the SVG Box  Kit (see other product list).   I substituted various sizes of spruce trees, a tag from Luggage and Tag's Die set and  snowflakes.  For the tag, I selected designer paper that had a snowman image.  Silver pearls were adhered to the center of the snowflakes.

The edges of the box card was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for that vintage look.  The box was embellished with Star Dust Stickles.    I love how the card folds flat for mailing. 



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Thank you 
so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my vintage box card.  
I hope you check out all the August stamps and die from heartfelt Creations 
and come back and see the new September release next week.  
You will not be disappointed!  






Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Winter Sleigh Ride



Today's card is a sleigh ride stamp set from Heartfelt Creations August Release - 
Snow Kissed Collection.   
I remember living in Colorado and going into the mountains for a delightful sleigh ride to a log cabin.    
It looks like the one in this image.    
Once we arrived, there was a wonderful prime rib dinner and hot spiced cider waiting for us!   
I will never forget the magical time we had.   



HCDP1-269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCPC-2749  Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-750  Cut Mat Create 1B
DDots   3-D Foam Dots 
173842  Scor-Pal Scoring and Measuring Board
TSMP900Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad


120 lb. white card stock, green card stock, Xpress It Blending Card Stock, Copic Alcohol ink Markers,  Stickles, double sided tape, paper trimmer, die and embossing machine, painters tape, Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad and dauber. 



Create a 5 12 x 4 1/4  inch top fold card base.  Cut a base layer from green card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches.   Select the scenic mat paper from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection with the boughs and ornaments.  Trim the designer paper to 5 x 3 3/4 inches.  Adhere the layers with double sided tape.  

Stamp the sleigh design on X-Press it or any Copic compatible paper.  The 2.5 x 3.5 inch die from Cut Mat Create 1B was placed over the image and the edges taped to the die.  The image was colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - R20, R22, R24, R56,  C5, E40, E42, E44, E46, RV91, RV95, Y11, B000, B00, and B41.   Weathered Wood Distress Ink was lightly sponged over the top  of the die to give a border.  Die cut the image with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.   Cut a mat out of green card stock to fit the die cut image and pop it up with dimensional foam dots.  

Add some Stickles to give an look of the sunset reflecting on the trees, roof and snowy bank. 



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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday : Butterfly Gift Tag





Welcome!

I would love to share my guest designer  project I created for The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday.
I love tags and my eyes lit up when I saw this gorgeous take digital image from Bugaboo Stamps!    

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Sponsor Bugaboo
For my tag, I colored the image with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers. 
I tried to use different colors but wanted to keep the B00 and  B10 consistent in each butterfly.
I added some white opaque white to the wings.    

The other thing I love to do is to create fun backgrounds!    I used  some BV000 and BV00 around the butterflies.   I saturated some burlap with 70% rubbing alcohol and applied it to the background for 3-4 seconds.   Isn't that fun?!   I love doing this!   


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Frolicking Frosty!


Frolicking Frosty the Snowman is a cute stamp and die set from 
Now how cute is that!   This card makes up in no time and is super easy to create!  
The gorgeous scenes that come in the Snow Kissed Paper Collection 
sets the tone for your card!    



Snow Kissed Paper Collection
Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die Set
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
Scor Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
Dots - Dimensional Foam Dots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Glue Tip
Blue Gala Glitz
White Gala Glitz


120 lb white card stock
Blue card stock
X-Press It Blending Card Stock (or any Copic compatible paper)
Copics Alcohol Ink Markers
Opaque white ink
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Die - Embossing machine
Paper Trimmer
Double sided tape
post-it Note


Cut  5 1/2 inch x 11 inch white card stock for your card base.   Score and create a crisp fold at 5 1/2 inches.  The base layer was cut from blue card stock and measures 5 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. For the scenic background, I selected a paper with spruce trees and a  small snowman that would match Frosty.  The designer paper was cut at 5 inches x 5 inches.  Frolicking Frosty was stamped on  X-Press It card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.  Memento Ink is compatible with Copic Markers and will not discolor the nibs.

The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  I used the following color combinations -  G40, YG61, YG63, YG39, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR20, YR24, B0000, B000, B21 and a touch of R20 to the cheeks.  I speckled the image with opaque white ink to look like snowflakes. The image was die cut using the Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die.

I masked the image on the designer paper with a Post-It Note  and stamped some spruce trees with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  I created dimension by using a "stamp off" technique.  The tree was stamped and then stamped a second and third time in different areas without re-inking the stamp.  This will allow some trees to look like they are in the distance.   This is a fun technique that can be used on many scenes.    I used an opaque white ink pen and dotted the trees in areas to look like snow.

The layers were adhered with double sided tape.   Frosty was popped up on the paper with dimensional foam dots.  For a little added bling - I used Designer Adhesive - Dries Clear Glue and dotted it in the sky.  I then added white and blue Gala Glitz.





Today's Dose of Cuteness



I hope you enjoyed this card and will check out the wonderful collection of stamps and die from Heartfelt Creations' August Collection!   
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