Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Petunia Floral Topiary





Spring is bursting out all over around me!   I live in Valley Springs, California and flowers are in full bloom!    When I saw the topiary SVG file, I just knew this would work perfect for Heartfelt Creations new Classic Petunia Collection.    This would make a perfect centerpiece for any special occasion.   Can you imagine a wedding reception with a topiary on each table?    I love weddings!   






Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Small, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Die Set - Small, HCD1-71
Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set - Large, HCPC-3786
Classic Petunia Die Set - Large, HCD1-7140
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Embossing Powder- White, RPE1685
Vagabond-2, 532423
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401


65 lb.  white cardstock, heat tool, paper trimmer, pearl designer hat pins, baby breath, green ribbon, floral moss, 5 inch styrofoam ball, 3.4 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch floral foam, hot glue gun, 12 inch wood dowel, floral tape, rocks to add weight to urn, pearls, watercolor brush,  Tattered  Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink,  Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink, Mini-mister, SVG file Thank You For The Music,  flower soft or green spray acrylic paint. 


Create the urn from  Thank You For The Music SVG file.  I used paper from the Classic Petunia paper Collection.  Place a few glass decorative stones in the bottom to weight the urn.  Trim the floral foam to create a snug fit inside the urn.  Stuff left over foam around the edges to prevent the stones from falling out.  

Spray paint or cover the round styrofoam ball with flower soft.   I had Flower Soft so I applied Dries Clear Adhesive to ball and then the flower soft.   (Tip:  You can also create your own by rubbing two pieces of styrofoam together, applying some re-inkers and allow to dry).   Apply  floral tape  the full length of the dowel.  Apply one end of the dowel  half way inside the styrofoam ball and the other into the base floral foam.   

Stamp the small and large Classic Petunia flowers on white cardstock using white embossing powder.  Heat set.  The petals were watercolored using Tattered Rose and worn Lipstick Distress Ink.   The leaves were watercolored using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress oxide Ink.   The petals were lightly misted on the back for easy molding and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  
The flowers were layered and adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   

Sprigs of Baby Breath were applied using a hot glue gun.   Small floral bows were placed in locations around the ball.  The flowers were applied to the topiary using  pearl hat pins. 

 Floral moss  was applied around the top of the urn.    For the finishing touch, tie a bow around the stem at the base of the floral topiary.   

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.   I love the floral topiary and can imagine so many different occasions when this could be the perfect centerpiece!    I hope you check out the new Classical Petunia Collection soon! 









Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - It's a Wonderful Day


I am so glad to share my card that I created featuring Heartfelt Creations new Classic Petunia Collection!    I love the beautiful flowers and cannot choose which set is my favorite.   I love them all -   However,   I decided to use the gorgeous Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set for our new release!    





Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Classic Petunia Die Set, HCD1-7141
Open Leaf Stamp Set, HCPC-3545
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-736
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Cardstock- white, HCPP2-451
Scor-Pal Scor and Measuring Board, 173842
Vagabond 2, 532423
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP-707
Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink, TSMP-708
Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 101
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Stack and Store Daubers, HCDA1-449



Rose colored cardstock, green cardstock,  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers and colored pencil (Petunia - RV11, RV21, and Prismacolor Magnolia, Leaves, G99, G94, G21, YG11, YG21, YG67), beads, wire, Gesso, glue gun, double sided tape, Baby's Breath





Create a 5 1/2 x 51/2 top folding card.  Cut some coordinating rose colored cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection that has "It's a Beautiful Day" across the bottom.   Cut the designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.  The card has a lot of layers so you will want to use a heavy double sided tape to adhere the layers.   

Stamp the Classic Petunia Bouquet Stamp with Desert Sand Memento Dye Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   Color the flowers and leaves with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers or your ink of choice.   My color combo for the Petunias was   RV11 and RV21.  I darkened the center and shadow areas with Prismacolor Magnolia colored pencil.   The large leaves were colored with Copic G99, G94 and G21.  The smaller leaves were colored with YG11, YG21 and YG67.    Cut the image 4 additional times and adhere together to create strength and dimension.   gently curl the image inward with your fingers to give a slight inward bend to the bouquet.    lightly apply some Dries Clear adhesive to the flowers and sprinkle with Baby's Breath Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.  Allow to dry.   Apply a light coat of Dries Clear Adhesive to the large green leaves and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.   

The Open Leaf stamp set was stamped on green cardstock with Olive GroveMemento Ink.  The leaves were die cut with the Classic Leaf Die.    The edges were sponged with Olive Grove Memento Ink.   The leaves were lightly misted and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Stamp, cut, sponge and shape 4 - 5  leaf stems to add fullness under the bouquet.   

Use some pearls to create a fun embellishment.   I love to bead and have left over beads that I love to use for this technique.   Tread some wire through them and then Gesso the stem or you can wrap in floral tape if you prefer.   If you do not have beads that are the correct color, you can gesso the bead and color if you prefer.   

The Open leaves, baby breath, bead wires and focal image were adhered with a glue gun for strength. 




Thank you so much for stopping by.   I love having you here!    We have a lot of new designers so I hope you check out all the wonderful creations from my wonderful teammates!   



Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Hello Spring







I am excited to share that I have the opportunity to be the Guest Designer at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week!  

For this week’s challenge the Twist is: "Anything Goes"

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I wanted to create a bright graded watercolor background.   I used my favorite Schminke Watercolor.

I selected  the pretty butterfly from Limited Runs.   I thought this would help encourage the sun to shine and touch us with it's warmth!   LOL   

I colored the butterfly with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers and then fussy cut the image.  I also traced the image to some dark blue cardstock four times and popped them up with dimensional tape.   I used the stamp and die that states friend and dotted the "I" with a rhinestone to add some glitz!   

Hope to see you at the Twisted Thursday Challenge.  You can find it HERE.    

Thank you so much for stopping by.   






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Aloha



Aloha!   
I have a fun and colorful tropical card for you today from the wonderful stamp and die sets from the Tropical paradise Collection!    Heartfelt Creations really aced it this month!  I must say, I have really been enjoying all the fun tropical bird and flower stamps and die this month.   It allows me time to imagine that I am in the midst of tropical gardens with the beautiful sounds of birds singing in the background.     Come and join me!   



Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Lu Lu Dye Ink Pad, TSMP504
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242
White Cardstock, HCPP-451
Gala Glitz- white, 12wht



Dark blue cardstock, light green cardstock, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink,  Misty, Ink Dauber, Mini Mister, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24),  opaque white ink, X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  twine, double sided tape, paper trimmer.



Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.  Cut base layer from blue cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper with the parrot as shown in the picture.  Cut layer at 5 x 5 inches.  Adhere the designer paper and base layer.   Tie twine around the layers.  Adhere the layers to the card base with heavy double sided tape.

Stamp the  parrot from the Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set on X-Press It Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.    Color the bird with the following Copic Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24).  The tip of the wings were highlighted with opaque white ink.  Die cut the image.  For added strength, die cut the bird 4 times from dark blue cardstock and adhere together.  

Stamp the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo Stamp set and die cut.  Repeat this process multiple times to add fullness behind the parrot.   Sponge with Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink.  Shape the leaves using the flower shaping tool.  

Stamp the plumeria using the Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set.  Die cut the flowers and sponge with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Lu Lu Memento Ink.   Shape the petals and adhere the layers.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on creating the plumeria flowers HERE.   Clear adhesive was applied lightly to the petals and white Gala Glitz was sprinkled on top.

Adhere the leaves, bird and plumeria with dimensional dots and clear adhesive.

The sentiment "Aloha" was die cut from the bright yellow and orange designer paper using the Tropical Parrots Die Set.    The sentiment was applied using clear adhesive.








































Thank you so much for stopping by.   I always enjoy your visits!




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical and Relaxing Kind of Day












It's time for another fun inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.    This is the month for showcasing the Tropical Paradise Collection.   Doesn't it make you want to backup and head off to some tropical island?   I know it tickles my travel fancy!   LOL   



Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Crystal Ultrafine Glitter, 85-glitter
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP707
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Teal Dye Ink, TSMPTSMP602
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious - 71053
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
                               

Green cardstock, paper trimmer, mini mister, Prismacolor pencils (French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green. White, Magenta), Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink. sponge dauber, double sided tape, Misty, Stonehinge colored pencil paper, Spellbinder circle nesting die.

  • Cut heavy weight white cardstock at 5 1/2 x 11 inches.    Score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top-fold card.    Cut green cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.   Adhere the layers of cardstock using double sided tape. 

  • Stamp the cockatoo image on colored pencil paper using memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color the cockatoo using Prismacolor  French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and white. Color the the leaves with  Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green and  White. The small plumeria was colored with Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and Magenta.   Die cut the image with the Tropical Cockatoo Die Set.   Die cut 4 additional images from green cardstock.   Adhere the layers together to add strength and dimension to the cockatoo image.    
  • Cut a circle from green cardstock and a smaller nested circle from the designer paper.   Adhere the cockatoo to the mat circles.   Add dimensional dot adhesive to the back of the mat and adhere to the cardstock as shown in the picture.   
  • Stamp the leaves with the Tropical Paradise and Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set.   Stamp  plumeria flowers with Memento tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the leaves with Prismacolor  Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green and  White.   Sponge the edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Olive Green and Memento Teal Die Ink. Alternate the sponging ink among the various leaves to give variation.   

  • Die cut the leaves with the Tropical Paradise and Tropical Cockatoo Die set.  Sponge the plumeria with Berrylicious Chalk Ink  and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink.   Shape the flowers.   Emma Lou has a wonderful demonstration on how to shape a Plumeria flower here - https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/150/ez-steps-to-create-plumerias

  • Apply a light coating of dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with crystal ultra fine glitter.  Adhere teal Gala Glitz to the left left side of the designer paper.  Adhere the leaves with dimensional dots.   Adhere the plumeria flowers.  




Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you like what you see, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!   


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Aloha!







Aloha! 

 Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!

Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, 
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch Foldout Cards-White, HCCF1-443-2
Ornate Borders  and Pockets Die, HCD1-780
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP707
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Teal Dye Ink, TSMPTSMP602
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious - 71053
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242

                                                                        


Green cardstock,  black cardstock, Stonehenge  paper for colored pencils , white cardstock,  Misty, mini-mister, paper trimmer, Prismacolor Pencils,  Diamond glitter, Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink, 

The designer paper was selected from the Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection. Use the Foldout Card as a template for cutting the panels.   I chose to cover the panels on the front and back of the foldout.  

 Cut the trim from green cardstock using the Flour border Basics Die six times.   Each panel has the trim applied to the front and back.   This is a great tutorial from Emma Lou on creating Border Essential Die - https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/136/quick-tips-and-techniques-with-border-essential-dies-to-create-stunning-cards HERE.      Cut four  ornate border die and adhere together with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. This will give the die a lot of strength.   Adhere to the  top of the base panel. 

Stamp the tropical bird images on Stonehenge paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   
Color the birds with Prismacolor pencils.  The following Prismacolor Combos were used. 
(Cockatoo Image) - Jasmine, Terra Cotta, Peach Beige, White, Putty Beige,Spring Green Kelp Green, Sepia, Lemon Yellow, Pink Rose, Mulberry, Lavender.
(Flamingo)- Putty Beige, Peach Beige, Terra Cotta, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown.

Die cut the birds with corresponding die.   I prefer to cut 3 extra layers of each bird from left over scrap cardstock  and adhere the layers with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   This will add thickness  and dimension to the images. 

Stamp the Plumeria on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.  Die cut  the flower with the Tropical Plumeria Die.    Sponge the petals with Berrylicious ColorBox Ink and with Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink.  Stamp and die cut the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo set.  Sponge with the Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove and Teal Memento Ink.   Shape  the Plumeria and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Tip -  It helps to lightly mist the back of the water before shaping.  This will help to break down the paper fibers!   Watch this tutorial by Emma Lou on how to shape the Plumeria!  https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 

Die cut the "Aloha" from the Orange designer paper the the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection.   Pop up the tropical birds with dimensional dots and adhere the word  "Aloha" with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. 




Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the new Tropical Paradise Collection.   You can check it out at Heartfelt Creations' New Products.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - With Love and Sympathy



Just another quick post using the Cascading Fuchsia die and stamp set by Heartfelt Creations!    



Cascading Fuchsia Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-254  
Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3668  
Cascading Fuchsia Die, HCD1-763  
(Sentiment) Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set
Fleur Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-778  
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-  
DDots  3 D Foam Circles
Designer Adhesive - Dries Clear, 159723  
Metal Glue Tip  Art Institute, 352854  
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401  
Embossing Powder - White,  RPEJ685  
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, SKU-173842 
Cardstock - White, HCPP2-451
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423



120 lb white card stock, Layering olive green card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Versamark stamp pad, heat gun, Ranger Super Fine Detail Black embossing powder,  trimmer,   Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, Misty,  oval die, mini water mister and double sided tape.





Heavy white card stock was cut at 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.  The paper was scored at 5 1/2 inches to create a "top-fold" card base.   The base layer green card stock was cut at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.   The designer paper was selected from the Cascading Fuchsia paper Collection and was cut at 5 inches x 5 inches.   The layers were adhered with double sided tape.  You can cut an additional base layer and designer paper if you want to decorate the inside of your card.  If you choose to have white space for writing a note, you can cut a 4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 inch white card stock layer and apply to the top of your designer paper on the inside.  

A decorative corner was cut from light weight white card stock using the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die.  Designer Adhesive (dries clear) was applied to the border and adhered to the upper left hand corner of the card.   

The large fuchsia flowers were  stamped using the Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set. The stamp was embossed with  a Versamark Embossing Ink Pad and  Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.  The flower was heat set and allowed to cool.   Using the same process, the smaller fuchsia flowers were embossed with white embossing powder .  The flowers were colored with a RV17 Copic Marker and then blended with a RV11 marker.   The flowers were lightly misted with a small amount of water and shaped using the  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou, Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations has a wonderful video on how to shape the gorgeous fuchsia flowers.  You can view her video tutorial HERE.

The leaf was cut using  X-Press It Blending Card  Stock with the Classic Leaf Die.  The leaves were colored using Copic alcohol ink markers - Y02, G21, G24, YG63.   The leaves were lightly shaped and adhered over the border die cut.  The fuchsia flowers were adhered using Designer Adhesive (Dries Clear).   

The Sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and white embossing powder.  The sentiment was heat set.   The green and white card stock was cut with oval nesting die.    

Have a wonderful day!    
Keep crafting!