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!