Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Shaker Memory Box




Hello and welcome!  

The sun is shining  here in California and a gentle breeze is blowing.    It is a time my thoughts always wander to memories of the ocean and warm, glistening sand!   Heartfelt Creations  Under the Sea May release includes some of the wonderful stamps and die I have used on my Heartfelt Creations Shaker Memory Box!   
I am using some fantastic fish, coral, port-hole stamps and die....   not to mention the gorgeous Under the Sea paper collections!    







Products

Under the Sea Stamp Set
Under the Sea Die Set
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 
Under The Sea Paper Collection
Coral Collage Stamp Set
Coral Reef Collage Die Set
Art Institute Glue – Clear Dry
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
3 D Double Dot Foam Squares

Other Products

Chipboard gift box, dark green cardstock , X-Press It Blending Card, copper foil cardstock, die cutting machine. double sided tape, double-sided dimensional foam strips.. Copic alcohol ink markers, white opaque white ink, mini misting bottle, Ranger Dylusions Paint – black, blue and white, paintbrush, copper alcohol Ink spritzer, blue and green micro-beads for shaker, acetate, pearls, copper Liquid Pearls, Ranger copper colored corner plates






Instructions

Stamp  two  different fish, two port windows  and two coral images with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink Pad on X-Press It Blending Card( or any Copic compatible paper).  Color the images with your choice of media. I used Copic alcohol ink markers. Copic markers  used on Fish 1 – YR02, YR06, YR21, YR23, YR27, YR15.  Y11 and opaque white ink for accent.  Copic markers used for Fish 2 -  B000, B00, B21, B23, B26, B27, BG 000, BG00, BG10, Y00, Y02,  YR21, YR23, and opaque white ink for accent.  Copics for the Coral – E000, E02, E35, E37, G40, YG 63, G28, B21, B28, Y00, Y02, YR23 and opaque white ink.

Die cut the fish you selected for the inside of your box, two coral reefs and two port windows.   Do not die cut the fish for your shaker window!

Spray the port windows with copper alcohol ink.  This will give an aged, tarnished look.  Position and glue fish image #1 and trim a circle to fit the port window. Adhere acetate to the  underside of  the second window and surround it  with dimensional foam strips to add depth.   Put some blue and green micro beads in the center of the image and place the top port window on top.   You can cut some fine strips with the reserved foil cardstock and adhere around the sides of the window to give a finished look. This will hide the foam strips!  Lightly spritz the remaining fish and coral on the underside with water and shape with your shaping tools and mat.   I lightly applied texture paste to the underside for strength and allowed to dry – but this is totally optional.

The chipboard box was coated with black Dylusions paint with a small amount of blue and white for interest.  I rubbed this in with my finger to allow it to blend with the black and to help give an aged look.  Most chipboard boxes vary slightly in size, so rather than state the actual size I used, I suggest cutting each base layer ¼ inch less than the length and width of the box panels. I measured my designer paper ¼ inch less than the base layers.     All layers and strips were adhered using double sided tape for strength.  The top of the inside lid has designer paper with a beautiful scene and I adhered a colored fish for added interest. The bottom designer paper has a sentiment that added a nice touch when the box is opened.

The shaker window was glued securely to the top of the memory box. Two coral reef images, pearls and liquid pearls were added for embellishment.  Ranger copper corner plates were added to the four bottom corners of the memory box. One can always add some additional corner plates to the inside lid as well.  This completes the Under The Sea Memory Box.

I hope you take a moment and check out the fabulous May Release stamps at Heartfelt Creations!   And for a big treat.....  hop  over the other blog sites from our fabulous Heartfelt Creations Design Team!     You can find the links on my left hand side-bar!  

Thank you for stopping by and come back soon!  


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Under the Sea Shell Card



Welcome, my friends!  I am currently in Arizona at a Copic Boot Camp!   Jennifer Dove and Zoe will be helping us take our Copic skills a step farther.   Yes... Its Hot! Hot! Hot!   with temperatures ranging  over 100 degrees every day....   That makes this a perfect day  daydream about the ocean and  introduce the Under the Sea Stamp and Die Collections from Heartfelt Creations!   This wonderful collection is filled with images of portholes, fish, sea shells, sea horses and gorgeous coral!    

It's our  New Release  Day from  Heartfelt Creations!   That means all our fabulous designers will be showcasing a card or project from the new Under the Sea Collections.  

Things are always better "By the Sea" in my book and I jumped at the chance to crate a card using this adorable sea shell and seahorses!    I love this stamp set with coordinating die!



Products Used:
HCPC -3739  Under the Sea Stamp Set
HCD1-799  Under the Sea Die Set
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
HCDP1-266  Under The Sea Paper Collection
159723Art Institute Glue – Clear Dry
TSMP808  Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
SKU-173842  Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
SKU-DDots  Foam Dots


Other Products
Heavy white card-stock, navy blue card-stock, X-Press It Blending Card, die cutting  machine, double sided tape,  glitter in coordinating blue and green shades. Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, white opaque white ink, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, one brad, texture paste, mini misting bottle

Instructions

Cut card base at 5.5 in. x 11 in. and score in landscape position at 5.5 inches. This will create a 5.5 in. x 5.5 inch card.  Tip- cover the scored line with a pice of paper prior to scoring  the fold to avoid  unwanted line marks on your card.    Cut base layer of blue card-stock at 5.25 in. x 5.25 in. Cut designer paper (Under the Sea Paper Collection) at 5 in. x 5 in. , Stamp the shell and two seahorses on X-Press It Blending Card or any  Copic compatible paper with Memento  Espresso Truffle Ink.  Color the seashell.   I used Copic markers- Sea Shell:   E000, E00, E02, E33, E35, E37, W5 and opaque white ink.  Seahorse #1 : E49, YG63, YG65, YG61, G28, opaque white ink.   Seahorse #2 : YR27, YR23, YR20, B28, B24 and opaque white ink..  Die cut the stamped, colored images.  Sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink..  Lightly spritz the back side of the images with a mini mister. and  mold the dimension using the Flower Shaping Kit.   Allow the image to dry.  Optional- I added a light coat of texture paste on the underside of my shaped images.   Allow the texture paste to dry.   This is optional but I love doing this on images that have a lot of shaping.   Cut a 5 inch strip of 2 inch double-sided Tape.  Cut 4 wavy lines across the tape in a landscape orientation as shown in picture.   Adhere each strip of tape to the bottom of the designer paper.   Make sure to bump each strip up against each other so it appears as if the strip of tape has not been cut.   Remove the protective covering off the first piece of tape revealing the adhesive.   Burnish one color of glitter into the adhesive strip.   The more you rub the glitter, the prettier it will look!   Repeat the process on each strip.  Burnish the next color of glitter well before moving on to the next strip. Continue with each strip until you have completed covering and burnishing all of the strips.   Note:  Burnishing the glitter really well before moving to the next strip and new color of glitter will prevent the glitter from mixing together and your strips with appear distinct and yet, coordinate with each other.  Adhere the layers of card-stock and designer paper on the card base using double-sided tape.  Cut the sentiment from Under the Sea Paper Collection and add a brad.  Adhere the sentiment to the card.





Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you check out  all the fabulous cards and projects my "Teamies" created.  Their links can be found on my sidebar!   




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Italiana Gravevines


Welcome!  
Today I am sharing a card I created using Italiana Grapevines Stamp Set and Die

This stamp set, die and paper are from Heartfelt Creations.  
I love this set.   I live in Central California and Wineries are all around me!   





Other products
Copic alcohol ink markers (BV0000, BV00, BV04, BV08, BV25, YG00 YG11, YG61, G29), 110# ivory cardstock, 80# moss colored green cardstock, Mini Mister, sponge dauber, Vintage Photo distress ink, Stickles - Crystal, 

Project Instructions
The card size for this card is 5 1/2”  x 5 1/2”.   120# ivory card stock was used for the card base.  Italian Grapevines grapes and leaves were stamped with Memento Dye Ink - Espresso Truffle. The grapes and leaves were colored with Copic Markers -(BV0000, BV00, BV04, BV08, BV25, YG00 YG11, YG61, G29),   Feel free to use any type of colored markers, pencils  or ink you have on hand.  The images were cut  using the  Italiana Grapevines die set.  They were shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  This adds beautiful dimension to your project.  I added glue to the underside and allowed it to dry to add strength to the modeled grapes and leaves.  

A  base mat was cut from a moss green cardstock  at 5 1/4” x 5 1/4”.   The designer layer was selected from the Italiana Riviera Paper Collection and cut at 5” x 5”. A scenic wine cellar matt was selected from the Italiana Riviera Paper Collection and cut around to pre-colored mat-lines.   The edges  of the mats were sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink. 

The grapes and leaves were adhered with Art Institute clear glue. Diamond Glaze was added to the leaves and grapes for shine and a  small amount  of crystal Stickles were applied for accent. 




Thank you for visiting! 
  I hope you stop by Heartfelt Creations and check out the  yummy and amazing stamps, die and paper collections HERE!  




Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello!



Hello and welcome!  

I want to share my Guest Design Team card with you today!    
The Outlaz - Twisted Thursday has a great challenge that just posted!    
I love challenges that have an "Anything Goes" theme!      
Our sponsor is PPinkDollsArt

You will find all the challenge details and link to upload your project HERE


I colored this little cutie called Butterfly Girl using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers

Skin - E00, E11, E21 RVEV21,  B00
Hair- E42, E44, E47
Butterfly- G21, G28, G46, BV000, BV02, BV20, 


The wings wee colored with a transparent technique so the wing underneath can still be visible.   I love coloring transparent objects!  

The image was accented with Grape Ice Stickles.

Thank you for stopping by and come back soon!  






Friday, April 15, 2016

Shaping Linear Sentiment Tutorial



Hello everyone and welcome!

Have you ever had linear stamps sentiments that don't fit the circular image you are using?
Well here is a quick tip to see how I change up those
 linear sentiments and make them more versatile!







Supplies Used

Copic Markers
E30, E33, E36, E49, RV00, RV04, RV06, RV09

Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Designer Paper : Smitten (GKD)
120# white cardstock
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Die

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend! 


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Himalayan Poppy - Twist Thursday Challenge


Welcome! 

I am the guest designer for The Outlawz- Twisted Thursday 
and
 I would love to share my card with you!  




I used a beautiful clear stamp illustrated by the fabulous Jennifer Dove!   
Did I mention I get to go to her Boot Camp in May?  
I am over the moon!   She is really going to kick our Butts! 

    


I hope you hop over to The Outlawz- Twisted Thursday Challenge. 
The theme is "Anything Goes"!    
And drum roll........   
our fabulous sponsor is 

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day! 







Saturday, February 27, 2016

Heartfelt Creations DT Call - Project 3



Hello! and Welcome!    
I am still enjoying a fantastic mystery conference in Arizona called Left Coast Crime but I wanted to take some time to share my 3rd project for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call!  

I made it into the Semi-Finals and now it will be up to all of you to select the 5 candidates that will move forward for your 2016 HeartFelt Creations Design Team!   

You can't go wrong - they are all fabulous so jump in and make your vote count! 

Click HERE to vote for your to 5



I created this gift box and filled it with peanut brittle.   Of course she needed my help eating it!  LOL 


Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call Project
Blazing Poppy Gift Box
Marie Gambler

Products
Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
Blazing Poppy Die
Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Art Glitter Glue
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Stamp Mat Pad
Deluxe Flower Shaping

Other Products
Honeybee Tea SVG – Soap Dish Gift Box (svgcuts.com)
Cameo Silhouette Machine
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Glue Gun
Wink of Stella – Clear
Mini Mister
Misty
Pearls
Baby Breath
Styrofoam
Black Re-inkers.

Instructions
The Soap Dish Gift Box measures 6.5” x 3” x 4.7’
I selected cardstock from the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection that had a design that would look great on the inside and outside.   The box was assembled according to the downloadable instructions.  I used the default settings.
The size of the gift box is great for that special gift!

I stamped my Blazing Poppy Petals with my Misty but I love placing it on the red Stamp Mat Pad for added cushion and I then use it for my workspace.     The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-press It paper. Both are compatible with Copic Alcohol Markers.

The image was colored using Copic Markers and Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink. 
·      R14 to the shadow areas.
·      YR 24 was placed on top of the R14.
·      The image was blended out using YR 16, YR23 and YR20
·      The centers were colored with C7, C4 and C3
·      The edges were sponged using Espresso Truffle Ink.

The Blazing Poppy Petals were cut using the Blazing poppy Die.  The petals were lightly misted with water on the underside and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using my shaping mat on top of the stamping mat pad gives added cushion.   The petals were set aside to dry.

The gift box was embellished with baby breath and pearls.   The flowers were adhered using my hot glue gun.  A Small amount of Wink of Stella was applied to the highlights to add some shine. I created faux Flower Soft centers for my poppies by rubbing two pieces of Styrofoam together and placing it in a baggie with a few drops of black re-inkers.   I allowed it to dry and adhered it to the center of the flowers with clear art glitter glue.

This makes a wonderful gift box to give to a special person.   I love how the paper coordinates beautifully with the dimensional poppies.  

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I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed creating this project
Don't forget to vote! 




Friday, February 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations DT Call Project #2

Hello and welcome!  

This is the second project I submitted for Heartfelt Creations DT Call.    
I made semi-finalist.   Now, the all of you get to select your top 5 2016 DT Members!   

This is the link for voting and 5 candidates need to be selected in order for your vote to count!  
You can't go wrong!  Each and every candidate is awesome! 



Close up.   Sorry the lighting is to bright!  
The peacock was colored with Copic markers and the colors are vibrant in real life!  HaHaHa

This is the spine and I placed metal embellishments and brads in order to add protection to the spine of the album! 

Products
Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
Blazing Poppy Die
Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Art Glitter Glue
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Stamp Mat Pad
Deluxe Flower Shaping

Other Products
Honeybee Tea SVG – Soap Dish Gift Box (svgcuts.com)
Cameo Silhouette Machine
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Glue Gun
Wink of Stella – Clear
Mini Mister
Misty
Pearls
Baby Breath
Styrofoam
Black Re-inkers.

Instructions
The Soap Dish Gift Box measures 6.5” x 3” x 4.7’
I selected cardstock from the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection that had a design that would look great on the inside and outside.   The box was assembled according to the downloadable instructions.  I used the default settings.
The size of the gift box is great for that special gift!

I stamped my Blazing Poppy Petals with my Misty but I love placing it on the red Stamp Mat Pad for added cushion and I then use it for my workspace.     The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-press It paper. Both are compatible with Copic Alcohol Markers.

The image was colored using Copic Markers and Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink. 
·      R14 to the shadow areas.
·      YR 24 was placed on top of the R14.
·      The image was blended out using YR 16, YR23 and YR20
·      The centers were colored with C7, C4 and C3
·      The edges were sponged using Espresso Truffle Ink.

The Blazing Poppy Petals were cut using the Blazing poppy Die.  The petals were lightly misted with water on the underside and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using my shaping mat on top of the stamping mat pad gives added cushion.   The petals were set aside to dry.

The gift box was embellished with baby breath and pearls.   The flowers were adhered using my hot glue gun.  A Small amount of Wink of Stella was applied to the highlights to add some shine. I created faux Flower Soft centers for my poppies by rubbing two pieces of Styrofoam together and placing it in a baggie with a few drops of black re-inkers.   I allowed it to dry and adhered it to the center of the flowers with clear art glitter glue.

This makes a wonderful gift box to give to a special person.   I love how the paper coordinates beautifully with the dimensional poppies.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you vote.
  Every vote counts.   
Come back tomorrow to see my 3rd and final submission for the 
Heartfelt Creations DT Call!  







Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wow - A Double Header! - Heartfelt Creations Semi Finalist and The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Hello and Welcome!  

I wanted to share my first card that I submitted for the Heartfelt Creations DT Call.    In case you haven't heard, I made it into the semi-finalist list.   There are so many fabulous designers listed and we are ALL wanting your vote.   Only 5 lucky winners will go forward as Heartfelt Creations Design Team 2016!
Here is the link and I would love it if you would take the time to vote! :D 
Click HERE   
to cast your vote!
The flowers were cut on white paper and then sponged with gorgeous color.
Supplies and instructions below!


I also want to invite you to check out The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday's Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is "Anything Goes" 
Yep!  My kind of challenge!     
Our wonderful sponsor for the month is...


And now for the products and instructions for making my card - 

Products
Cascading Fuchsia Stamp Set
Cascading Fuchsia Die
Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
Classic Cling Die
Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Memento Lilac Posies Dye Ink
Memento Sweet Plum Dye Ink
Art Institute Glue – Clear Dry
Stamping Pad
Acrylic Block
Scor-Pal Measuring and Score Board
Tool N’ One
Foam Dots


Other Products
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Double Sided Scor-Tape
120# white cardstock
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink
Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink
Circle die
Baker’s Twine
Star Dust Stickles


Instructions
Card measures 5.5”x 5.5”
120# white cardstock was cut with a portrait orientation at 5.5”.  Scor paper in landscape orientation at 5.5”

Select the mat from Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection and trim to 5.5” x 5.5”.   The mat has so many layers that there is no need to add additional cardstock layers. The center had a flower that competed with the fuchsia flowers so I used a circle die to cut the center design from the mat and I will save it for another project.  Using the same paper collection, I cut some paper to place under the open circle that would compliment the fuchsia flowers. The layers were adhered with double sided tape.

The Cascading Fuchsia flowers were stamped using Memento Espresso Truffle Ink.  I cut the flowers using the coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die.   The blossom petals were sponged with Memento Lilac Posies Ink and tipped with Memento Sweet Plum Ink.   The sepal of the fuchsia was sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves and tipped with Memento Olive Grove ink.   For the leaves, I used the Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set and Classic Leaf Die.   The flowers and leaves were spritzed with water and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. They were allowed to dry.   They were assembled and adhered to my card using Art Institute Glue.   I love how it dries clear!  I applied a small amount of Star Dust Stickles to catch a little stardust magic!

The sentiment tag was cut from the Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection.   I tied a bow with some Baker’s Twine and adhered the tag with a Foam Dot. 

This fabulous stamp set can be used for so many occasions!

Thank you for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow to see my second project I created for the Heartfelt Creations design team Call!