Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Life is Good





Aloha from the wonderful island of Hawaii!   You may have guessed - I am still on vacation and this card is just appropriate for the occasion!    Heartfelt Creations really outdid themselves with this fabulous Monkeying Around Collection!   I decided to use the Relaxin' Monkeys Stamp Set.

 It's rare that I do not use the fabulous die that come with Heartfelt Creations - but I was practicing one of my classes from Kit and Clowder and I couldn't resist having this little guy relaxing so much that he forgot that the waves are coming in!  LOL    I know - I should have had him back on the grass a little and could have showcased the wonderful tropical trees and monkey and flowers -   but as I said...   I couldn't resist the ocean waves.   I promise to use the die next week!    



Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3780
Card Stock - White HCPP2-451
Acrylic Block Set, SUAH05
Stamp Mat Pad, SMP001
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, TSMP900
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, TSMP800
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842



Cocoa card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock,  double sided tape, acrylic paint, small paintbrush, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers,  paper trimmer, sponge dauber, 70% alcohol, scrap of terry cloth.   


Cut an 11 x 8 1/2 inch white card stock at 4 1/2 inches using portrait orientation. Score at 5 1/2 inches to create  a top-folding card.    Cut a base layer from a dark brown card stock measuring 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches and adhere to the card base.   

Stamp the Relaxin' Monkey image using Memento Tuxedo black Dye Ink on some Copic compatible paper.  I used X-Press It.   The image was colored using the following color combos - 
Monkey E40, E41, E43, E44, Ef9, R20, R22 and texturized 70% alcohol and terry cloth. 
Straw Hat - Y23, Y35, YR24 and texturized with 70$ alcohol and terry cloth. 
Straw umbrella, B24, B21, Y03, Y00, R20, R21,
Wood chair - E50, E51, E54, E49,
Sky and water- B29, B18, B16, B14, B00, B000,
Sand - E83, E53, E52, E50,
White Caps and wave foam - white acrylic paint.  

The white caps and waves were applied with  white  acrylic and a small brush.   Texture was applied to the money with 70% alcohol and a scrap of terry cloth.   

Trim the focal image to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  Sponge the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink and adhere the focal image to the brown layer.  Many members of our community ask for clean and simple cards -    So here is a  clean and simple card that  can easily go through standard  mail. 







































I hope you liked this little card.   I enjoyed using this wonderful Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around Collection so much!   I hope you stop by and check out the wonderful monkey stamp and die sets!  

Have a great day and keep crafting!

 



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Little Bit of Paradise




I am sharing a card I created with the "Monkeying Around Stamp and Die set from Heartfelt Creations!    Isn't it fun and relaxing?   I am in the mood.  I am spending two weeks in Hawaii at a mystery conference - Left Coast Crime.   I too feel like I am just lounging around, sleeping and eating!    I love the beach and I think this is one of my favorite places to vacation!    



Monkeying Around Paper Collection, 
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Monkeying Around Die Set, HCD1-7133
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die Set, HCD1-7132
Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3779
Monkey Antics Die Set, HCD1-7134
Card Stock - White, HCPP2-451
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive, 352854
Glue Pins, pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Double Dots 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, TSMP900
Memento Rose Bud Ink Pad, TSMP400
Mini Pearls Prills -ANC803
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423


Olive green card stock,  X-Press It Blending Card Stock, double sided tape, paper trimmer, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers- Y00, Y11, Y15,  YR23, E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, G40,  E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, R20,  G28,  YG61, YG63, YG65, Copic Colorless Blender, 


Cut heavy white card stock at 5 1/2 x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.   Cut Green card stock at 5 1/4, x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper as shown in the picture.   The paper was from Monkeying Around Paper Collection.     Adhere the layers with double sided tape.   

X-Press It Blending card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Copic Markers were used for the images.   Stamp the hanging monkeys and banana from the Monkey Antics stamp set.  The monkey in the hammock  and fern were stamped with the Monkeying Around Cling stamp Set.   The flowers and palm tree were stamped from the Palm Tree and Monkeys Stamp Set.    

The following color combos were used to color the focal images - 
Monkey in hammock and monkeys hanging from tree -   E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, R20,  colorless blender, - banana Y00, Y11, Y15 - hammock Y11, Y11, Y15, YR23 - Palm Tree Trunk - E40, E41, E44, E44, E47, E49 - Palm tree branches and ferns- G40, G28, YG61, YG63, YG65 - Coconut - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39.  The flowers were stamped using Memento Rose Bud Ink Pad and sponged with he same ink. 

The images were die cut with the coordinating die.   The flowers and fern were shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnu_xqlx060

The Palm tree was adhered using dimensional foam dots.   The monkey in the hammock was placed on the card in a way that make it look like it was hanging from the tree.    Fern was adhered from behind the hammock and on the left side.   Flowers were applied as shown in the picture.   Minnie Pearls Prills were applied to the center for embellishment.    The sweet little chain of monkeys were  adhered to the right side of the card - hanging from the tree as shown.  The banana was placed in the hand of the smallest monkey.   

There are layers, layers and layers in this card but very easy to create!   What a fun card to make!  



Thank you for stopping my and keep crafting!





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Relaxin' Monkeys Card



Welcome to our new Heartfelt Creations Release for March!   
Let that wild, jungle spirit out and let's have some fun with the new Monkeying Around Collection!

I want to add fun texture to the little monkeys and to add a whimsical "bokeh" background!     Hope you enjoy!   



Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3780
5 Piece Acrylic Block Set, SUAH05
Stamp Mat Pad, SMPOO1
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Card Stock - White, HCPP2-451
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423




Blue Card Stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, large Q-Tips, 70% Rubbing Alcohol, Copic Colorless blender, sponge dauber, masking tape, wooden board, double sided tape, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 




Cut heavy white card stock at 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold card. Cut blue card stock at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.   Cut X-Press It Blending Card Stock or any Copic compatible card stock at 51/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  This will be trimmed later to 5  x 5 inches. 

Stamp the monkey image on X-Press It  paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The stamp is large so I used the largest acrylic block.    Apply tape around the edges on a solid board to prevent the paper from warping.   Bokeh  technique will work best if you create the background prior to coloring the focal image. Roughly color areas of the background with Copic B21, B91, B45, YG63, RV63.   Get good coverage but it does not need to be smooth.   Take a large Q-Tip and dip in 70% alcohol and place on paper for 3 seconds and lift.  Repeat process and allow enough room so the circles to not run into each other.   When dry, repeat the process in sporadic areas allowing the circles to overlap.   This will be repeated in a few areas so some of the bokeh appear to be in the foreground and others in the background.   Allow to dry.   Be careful to not allow the alcohol circles to run into your focal image.    Start the process in the outer edges so you can get the feel of how much the alcohol spreads at 3 second.   Touch up the areas around the image with B21 and B91.    Allow the background to dry.  Remove the masking tape and trim at 5 x 5 inches.   Sponge Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the edges.  

Place a clean sheet of paper under your image and color your focal image. The Monkey was colored with Copic E40, E41, E44, E47, E49 and Colorless Blender for texture.  The leaves and fern were colored with Copic G28, G40, YG61, YG63. 

Adhere the layers.  This is a fun and easy card that can be mailed without requiring extra postage. 

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Florals Card





Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Cottage Florals Die, HCD1-7125
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD!-7120
White Gala Glitz, 12wht
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
White Embossing Powder, RPE1685
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Memento Cantaloupe Ink Pad, TSMP103
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Power Outage Prills, ANC845
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scot-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423



White cardstock, green cardstock.  navy cardstock, Versamark embossing ink, mini mister,  sponge dauber,  double sided tape, paper trimmer,  Schmincke Watercolor and brush. .........


Cut white card stock to measure 5 1/2 x 11 inches.  Using Scor-Pal, score and fold at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold card.   

Die cut the right side of the front card base using the Fleur border Basics Die.  

Cut a navy panel at 5 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches.  Cut a white panel at 5 1/2 inches x 3 1/4 inches.  
Adhere the layers to the card base with double sided tape.   

Stamp The flowers on white card stock using Versamark Embossing Ink and sprinkle with white embossing powder.  Heat set and allow to cool.   The flowers were watercolored with light blue, yellow, rose and grey. I wanted to give a variation in the color of the leaves.    The flowers  were die cut and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Emma Lou has a wonderful video on shaping dimensional flowers  > https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/129/how-to-create-dimensional-roses   

The pink flowers were sponged with Berrylicious Chalk Ink and the yellow flowers were sponged with Cantaloupe Ink.   The leaves were cut with green card stock and sponged with Olive Grove Ink.   They were lightly shaped with the flower Shaking Kit.   

A light coat of Designer DriesClear adhesive was applied to the flowers and leaves and dipped in White Gala Glitz for a bit of sparkle.  Pearls were added to the center of some of the flowers and Power Outage Prills were applied to one of the flowers.   



Thank you so much for stopping by and come back soon! 



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - He Lives!





Hello and Welcome!   

Today is Inspiration Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations!  
The stamps, die and gorgeous designer paper  for this week are from the  Flowering Dogwood Collection.  I couldn't resist using the homemade paper a friend sent me from Laos again this week.....    but don't hesitate to try using any of your vellum or various specialty paper!     I wanted to use the image with the three crosses for this weeks Easter Card.  


Heartfelt Creations Products
Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3776
Go Man Go  Prills, ANC818
Teal Gala Glitz. 6teal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Dimensional Foam Double Dots, DDots

Heavy weight beige card stock,  dark brown card stock, X-Press It card stock, double sided tape, paper trimmer, mini mister, Vintage Photo Distress Ink,   Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval die and Copic Alcohol Ink markers.   



Cut some heavy beige card stock at 11 x 5 1/2 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top-fold card base.   Dark brown card stock was cut at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper from the Flowering Dogwood Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches.  The edges of the paper were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.    The layers were adhered using double sided tape.

The flowers were stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on hand made paper from Laos but you can use vellum for any specialty paper.  The petals were sponged with the Espresso Truffle ink.    The leaves were stamped  and sponged with Memento Olive Grove Ink on white paper.  They were die cut with the coordinating die set.   The flowers and leaves were lightly misted with water and shaped using the  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on shaping dogwood flowers >   https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens

The three crosses were stamped from the Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set and colored with Copic alcohol ink markers.  The color combo was E40, E41, E43, E45, E47, G40, YG61, Yg63, B000, B21, B41.  Opaque white ink was added to areas of the ground and sky.   The image was die cut using Spellbinders oval die.   The mat was cut using a Spellbinders scalloped die and adhered under the focal image.   

The sentiment was from the Dogwood Chapel Stamp Set and stamped directly onto the bottom of the focal image.   

Go Man Go Prills were added to the center of the flowers.   Teal Gala Glitz was applied with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive  directly to the designer paper on the left in order to peak out beneath and around the flowers.  The flowers were adhered on top of the Gala glitz  as shown.   The focal image was popped up using dimensional dots.     


Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!   





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - He First Loved Us



Welcome and thank you so much for stopping by!  

Today I have another Easter card for you using Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection.   I have a friend that just returned from Laos and brought me a beautiful gift of handmade paper.   I love the paper so much and could hardly wait to create something with this soft, transparent-like paper.   The beautiful dogwood flowers gave the the perfect opportunity to try this out!    I hope you like it!



Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Go Man Go  Prills,  ANC818
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423


120 lb. white card stock,  X-Press It card stock, dark brown  and green card stock, handmade paper from Laos, (You can use any paper you would like - regular card stock, vellum or any other fun paper you are itching to use.),   white card stock, green cardstock, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, sponge dauber, paper trimmer,  double sided tape.  Star Dust Stickles and  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - YG40, YG61, E51, E52, E44, Y11, Y15. 







Create a top-fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card with 120#  white card stock.  Cut base layer from a rich chocolate color at  5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper from the Flowering Dogwood Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches.    Adhere the layers with double sided tape. 

Stamp the small dogwood flowers with Memento Espresso Ink on X-Press It or any comic comparable paper.   Color the small flowers with the following Copic color combo - E51, E53, E44, Y11 and Y15.   the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The large dogwood flowers were stamped on handmade paper from Laos - (A special gift from a friend but you can try this technique with any specialty paper you may have.   It's fun to see the difference different paper can make).   I used Espresso Truffle Ink.   The flowers were cut using the coordinating die.  The flower centers are die cut  from green card stock.   The edges of the small flowers were  sponged with Espresso Truffle Ink and Olive Grove Ink.  The leaves were stamped and sponged with Olive Grove Ink.  The flowers and leaves were lightly misted on the underside with water and a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.   Emma Lou has a video here for inspiration on shaping gorgeous dogwood  flowers.   https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/146/how-to-create-flowering-dogwoods-and-stamens 

Prills were applied to the center of some of the flowers.  Star Dust Stickles were lightly applied to one side of each cross for embellishment.    


Thank you so much for stopping by!    I will have another card for you next week so hurry back!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Sending Easter Wishes






I am so glad you stopped by!    I created this card using Heartfelt Creations February Release called Flowering Dogwood Collection.    I paired the dove with the botanic Window Die in order to create a background and setting for the dove.    I love how simple this card is to create.  Let me tell you how I did it!   









Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood and Doves Cling Stamp Set,  HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Botanic Window Die,  HCD1-7100
Designer Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
White Embossing Powder, RPE1685
Memento Tuxedo Black Die Ink Pad, TSMP900
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Dimensional Foam Double Dots, DDots









120 lb. white card stock,  navy blue card stock,  X-Press It Blending Card Stock, pearls, paper trimmer, double sided tape, scissors,








  • Cut 120 lb. card stock at 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.   Score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top fold 51/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card base.  Cut navy blue card stock at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.   Cut a 5 x 5 inch panel from the Flowering Dogwood  paper Collection.  You can refer to the reference picture.



  • Adhere the designer paper on the white card base using double sided tape.  Position the Botanic Window Die in the center of the navy card stock layer  and die cut. Adhere the navy card stock over the designer paper.  This will allow the pretty designer paper to show through the negative space of the window die.  



  • Stamp the dove from the Flowering Dogwood and Doves Stamp Set on X-Press It using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the shadow areas of the dove with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.   I used the following color combo - BG000, BG00 and BG10.  The shadow area will be under the wing, neck and in back of place where the light source is blocked.  Die cut with coordinating die. Die cut two extra doves with navy blue card stock and adhere to the back of the dove image for strength and dimension.  Pop the dove on the image as shown using dimensional foam dots.



  • For the final touch, cut the sentiment from the Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection and adhere using dimensional dots.  Adhere the  pearls to the Botanic Window area as shown for embellishment.  I  applied additional strength to the underside of the pearls by adding Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  



  • Quick Tip:  This card can be sent through the mail by placing  a piece of card stock over the top before putting in the envelope.  


Thank you so much for stopping by.   I hope you stop by Heartfelt Creations and check out all the new stamps and die.    You can also view my team mates wonderful creations on the Heartfelt Creations Blog or go to my sidebar listing.  

See you soon!



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Flowering Dogwood Collection




Today is another Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday featuring the Flowering Dogwood Collection.    This collection is perfect to get a jump start on all your Easter cards!    I happen to love birds and dogwood too so this is a collection I would love to use all year!      




Flowering Dogwood Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
White Gala Glitz, 12wht
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159951
White Embossing Powder, RPE1685
Memento Olive Grove Ink Pad, TSMP708
Memento Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Metal Glue Tip, 352852
Glue Tip Pins, Pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board , 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Dimensional Foam Double Dots, DDots


X-Press it Blending Card Stock, heavy white card stock, brown card stock,  Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad, sponge dauber, mini minster, Paper Trimmer, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (C1, C3, B91),  Versamark Ink and heat tool.


Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card base from heavy white card stock.   Cut a base layer from brown card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper as shown from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.  Cut designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.   Adhere layers to the card base.

The flower and leaf images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card Stock.  I stamped the flowers with Espresso Truffle Ink and the leaves with memento Olive Grove Ink using the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set and cut with the coordinating die.   The flowers were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Olive Grove Ink.   The leaves were sponged with Olive Grove Ink.

The dove image is from the Flowering Dogwood Branches Die.   The dove was embossed using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The image was heat set.  The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.  The color combo was - C1, C3 and B91.   The dove was cut using the coordinating Dogwood Branches Die.

The flowers where lightly spritzed with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhered with the Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.    Emma Lou has a video that shows how to create dimensional flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit here > https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/85/how-to-shape-flowers-with-the-deluxe-flower-shaping-kit

The flowers were adhered to the designer paper as shown.   White Gala Glitz was adhered to the paper where the dove would be placed.   The glitz was adhered using Designer Dries clear Adhesive.
The dove was gently shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and hoped up from the card using dimensional dots.

The sentiment was selected from he designer paper collection, sponged and adhered with dimensional foam dots.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!    I hope you enjoy this collection and check out the gorgeous creations from my team mates. Their links can be found on my sidebar!