Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Heartfelt Creations - Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set and Die

I alway felt the magic when I go to the Aquarium at Monterey Beach.   I can spend my whole vacation just sitting and watching the jelly fish.   They come in so many wonderful sizes, shapes and colors!   I become mesmerized and it is like magic to me!   I wanted to relate some of that magic feel when I created this card with the translucent effect of the jellyfish.   I will be showcasing the Under the Sea Coral Stamp and Die Set from Heartfelt Creations. 

Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set
 Under the Sea Coral Die
Under the Sea Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping  Kit
Memento Tuxedo BlackDye Ink Pad
Memento  Danube Blue Dye Ink Pad
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Double Dot 3D Foam Circles

Other Products
110 lb. white  cardstock, navy blue layering cardstock,  pearls, blue glitter, die machine, double sided tape, Crystal Stickles, sponge dauber.

Card Base - The base was cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches.  The paper was scored at 5 1/2 inches.  A bone folder was used to make a tight crease at the top fold.  A tip is to place a light piece of paper over the fold before using the bone folder in order to not leave any unwanted marks on your fold.

Card layers - The base layer was cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  The designer paper is from Under the Sea Paper Collection.  I selected a paper that coordinated with the undersea image.  The layer was cut at 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  The edges were sponged with Memento Danue Blue Dye Ink.  Adhere the layers to the card base using double sided tape.

Focal image - The jellyfish image was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card (you can use any Copic compatible paper).   The image was colored with the following Copic alcohol ink markers - B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26, RV00, RV01 and colorless blender.The image was lightly spritzed with a water mini mister on the underside to soften the paper fibers.  The jellyfish was shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool.  Allow the shaped image to dry.

Sentiment - The sentiment was cut from the mat section of Under the Sea Paper Collection.   The sentiment was applied to the upper part of the card.  

The jellyfish was applied to the card using Double 3-D Dots.  Glue glitter was applied at the base of the card to give the impression of a shiny sea floor covered with shells and pearls.  

I hope you enjoyed this card and felt a little of the magic I feel whenever I have an opportunity to visit an  aquarium that has gorgeous jellyfish on display~

I hope you stop by and visit Heartfelt Creations and check out their Underwater Sea May Collection! Come back soon because we have our new June release next week!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Twisted Thursday Challenge - You're a Gem

Hello and Welcome1

I am pleased to be the guest designer at Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes Challenge!     We have a wonderful sponsor for this month....  

Remember -  it will be Anything Goes!   I just know you will have some beautiful creation you can submit!   Wink Wink!

I totally loved Jennifer Dove's Boot Camp this month!   It was an amazing experience.    I had the amazing opportunity to meet Jennifer and Zoe.  They are both amazing instructors.   And talk about meeting new friends!!!    I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet new friends!   I always have said some of the beast people in the world are in our crafting community!  

I used Jennifer Dove's wonderful  Rubber Stamp  called Fantail Goldfish for this card.   I used her technique for  creating an underwater background using my airbrush machine.   Now I will dust it off and finally start using it!   Want to learn how to create it?    Jennifer's next Boot Camp is in November but seats are filling fast!!!    LOL  

I colored the Goldfish with Copic Alcohol in markers.    I added  Gold flakes for the sea base.  I added micro beads and various sized pearls for the undersea treasures!

Hope you like this and come back soon!  
Don't forget to hop over the Twisted Thursday for some crafting fun!    

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Heartfelt Creations- Hibiscus Picnic Basket

Hello and welcome!

The sun has been shining here in Central California with occasional periods of wind blowing through the trees!   Now isn't that a perfect time for a picnic on one of the rolling hills?

When I saw the beautiful Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp and Die set from Heartfelt Creations, I knew this would make a perfect embellishment for a little treat to put in the 3-D picnic basket!  I can almost smell the beautiful fragrance!     The die pairs with the stamp so perfectly that there is no need to fussy cutting.

Look at the amazing coordinating designer paper! 
Under the Sea Paper Collection 

Products Used: 
Tropical Hibiscus  Cling Stamp Set
Tropical Hibiscus Die
Under the Sea Paper Collection
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
Art Institute Glue - Clear
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
 3-D Crystal Lacquer

Other Products Used
Yellow 100 lb. cardstock, Copic alcohol ink markers, die cutting machine,   Misty, Picnic in the Park SVG file from svgcuts.com, 4 large yellow brads, glue gun.

The picnic basket was cut using  an svg file called Picnic in the Park.   I used 100 lb yellow cardstock for strength.   The layers were cut using Under the Sea Paper Collection.  The basket, layers and handles were easy to assemble and adhered with Art Institute Glue.    A large yellow brad was used to attach each handle to the basket.

The Hibiscus stamp was stamped on X-Press It Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink. Memento is compatible with alcohol ink markers.  The flowers  and leaves were colored with Copic markers used - Y11, Y13, Y17, YR 15, G28, G40, YG62, YG63, YG67, RV000, RV14, RV 17, YR07 YR09, YR18    The flowers and leaves  were spritzed on the back with a mini mister and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  They were assembled and glued with  Art Institute Glue - Clear.    3-D Crystal Lacquer was applied lightly.

 The beautiful Hibiscus flowers were glued to the basket with Art Institute Glue and a glue gun.    The only thing to do now is to fill your picnic basket with  amazing treats for that special person!

That's it for now.   Hop on over the Heartfelt Creations and check out all the wonderful May Release stamps, die and designer paper.  Come back soon  and check out my card with the gorgeous jellyfish stamp and die!  

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!    


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


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


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

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!