Saturday, September 23, 2017

Coloring Fur Tutorial and A Give-a way!


Welcome!  

It's a Give-a-way!
As you know, it is National Card Day!    

I will be giving one lucky commenter  on my Blog   
the  entire Beary Fun Retreat Stamp and Die  Collection!   

You will have from September 24 - October 3rd to comment.  
The lucky winner will be posted on here on my October 4th.   
If you see YOUR name posted on October 4th, please email us with you address  at  
socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us   
  Arrangement have been  made  and  Heartfelt Creations will send  the 
entire Very Beary Retreat Collection to you!   
 How great is that!

And now for the tutorial!    Have you ever wondered how people get that fun furry look on the cute little bears they color?   Well - there are  a variety of ways!   I will show a quick sample of 4 ways to accomplish that furry look and a quick video  tutorial on how to do the terry cloth technique!  I actually filmed all techniques but it made for a long video so I cropped it to show only one technique.      I hope this inspires you to try this!   


I am using Copic Alcohol Ink markers for today's tutorial.  I used the same  Taupe color combo on all the techniques.  I like to keep my mid-tones about 70% of the image unless I am wanted a dramatic lighting effect.   

Shadow - E47
Dark mid-tone - 44
Light mid-tone - E42 
Highlight - E40    


Video Using Terry Cloth and 70% Alcohol

Let's take a closer look at each technique.



Add Texture with a Terry Cloth and 70% Alcohol
  • The video shows step by step how I created the texture using  a terry cloth and 70% alcohol.   It is a fun technique that I really love.   It's always a bit of a surprise when the cloth is lifted off the image! 
  • Color the image with your shadow, mid-tone and highlights using short flicking strokes.   It is very difficult to add this dimension after you have added texture.
  • Do not color the rest of the image until you are finished texturizing and your image is dry.   If you colored the cup, ground and donuts first, the color may bleed into your brown fur.  
  • When you are finished coloring your image and pleased with the dimension, select a terry cloth and fluff it up with your fingers so all the little bumps stand up and aren't flat. 
  • Apply some 70% alcohol to the cloth.   You will want to make sure it is damp but NOT sopping wet.  
  • Place  the palm of your hand over the terry cloth and hold for 4-5 seconds.  Lift and allow to dry. Tip_  70% alcohol is best.  90% alcohol will evaporate too fast. 
  • For a final touch, take a small corner of the cloth with a little alcohol and dab for 4 seconds at any area that needs more texture.   
  • Take your lightest marker and place small stipple dot over any area you feel is too light.   You may not need to do either of two last steps.  It often turns out perfect without the additional steps!



Adding Texture to Fur with a Copic Colorless Blender
  • Another great way to add texture to fur is with a Copic Colorless Blender.   I find this technique to appear like a soft fur and makes you want to run your fingers through it.   It is more subtle that the other techniques.   An important thing to remember is that a  Copic Colorless Blender is not a blender -   It is a "mover" of color.   That makes this perfect for establishing texture.  We will use this technique to move some of the color and creating a subtle texture. 
  • Use the same Taupe  color combo on this image
  • Lay down a base coat of the lightest color - E40.   Color the entire image using a very light touch.   Avoid going over the image more than once.   Every time you color over an image, you lay down one more layer of pigment and the image will become darker.   You want to preserve your highlight so easy does it! 
  • If you are happy with your shadows, use your E47 and color over the top of your shadow area with small flicking strokes.  Continue with your mid-tones  - E44 and E42 and your highlight - E40.
  • When you are happy with your shadows and highlights, it's time to start texturizing the fur.     Use the tip of the brush when using Sketch or Ciao markers or the nib of original markers for this technique.   Touch the tip to your colored image and hold some for 3-4 seconds and others for 4-5 seconds.   This will allow a variety of texture.  Repeat the process until your image has the texture you want.   
  • Avoid holding the colorless blender on the edge of the image.   As the colorless blender spreads, the ink moves and you may have color spill over the edge of your image.   Start a little inside until you get a feel for how much the ink will spread. 
  • Tip:  The color will become lighter as it dries.  It's best to work methodically over the image and then return to areas that are dry if you want more texture.    




Adding Texture to Fur with a Stippling Technique

  • Stippling is a fun technique.   It can give some great texture!    
  • Use the same Taupe color combo on this image. 
  • Lay down a light single coat of your E40, your  highlight color.   This will retain your highlights and yet wet your image and that will allow your colors to blend easier. 
  • Stippling is when you place the tip of your nib on the paper and then lift. It creates a dot.  The tip can remain on the paper from 1-4 seconds.   The longer the nib remains on the paper, the larger the dot will be.   It's good to alternate the time so the fur has interest and a lot of texture. This can be fun and relaxing!  
  • Stipple with the mid-tone over the shadow area.  This will just map the area until you are sure you are happy with the shadows.  If satisfied, stipple the shadow, E47 over the top of your mapped shadows.  
  • Continue to stipple with the dark mid-tone, light mid-tone and highlights.    You will be creating dimension and texture to the fur. 
  • Tip:  In order to get the stippling to blend between colors,  start the next lighter color slightly over the darker and continue to stipple outward.   This technique bridges the two colors.  


   


Adding Texture With a Scumbling Technique

  • Scumbling can sometimes be described as a random, scribbled texture.  This can often be done in figure eights and concave movements that create a coarse, dramatic texture.  This scribbling technique was used to add dimension  to the bear and texture to the fur.
  • I used the same Taupe  color combo on this image.
  • Lay down a very light single coat of E40 - your lightest highlight.
  • Create random scribbling over the areas you want to be in shadow with your mid-tone.  If you are satisfied with the shadows, Scribble in small figure eights or concave shapes with your E47 directly over the shadow area.
  • Continue to scumble with the next lightest colors until you finish your highlights.
  • It will be important to start the scumbling over  the outer edge of the darker color - overlaping the colors  slightly.  this will allow your colors to blend.   If you need a little more help with blending the colors, you can use the tip to tip technique I discuss in my video.
  • I hope this has been fun and helpful to you.   Don't forget to comment on Marie's Blog  for a chance to win this adorable stamp and die set and check back to see if you were the lucky winner on October 4th.   




Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die Set, HCD1-7151
Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3798
Happy Time Treehouse Die Set, HCD1-7152
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3799
Sunflower Accent Die Set, HCD1-7153
Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3626
Classic Sunflower Die, HCPC-3626
Classic Rose cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die, 7139
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
Memento Dye Ink - Tangelo, TSMP200
Memento Dye Ink - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800
Memento Dye Ink - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Guacamole, 71058
Designer Dries Clea Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pin, Pin6
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo-wafer Think Die Adapter, 532423-kit
Reversible Scor-Mat Self Healing, 389322
 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and learned a new technique that you are interested in giving a try!   I hope you comment because some lucky winner will be announced on October 4th.   Good luck!   



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Beauty in Simple Things


Welcome!   So glad you could join me!   

Beauty in Simple Things is a sentiment I have heard in the past - But as I get older, I find that I  am taking these words closer to my heart and they mean so much to me!    I find myself with taking more and more time to rid my life of clutter and surround myself with time for those I love and the things I love to see and do.    It was so perfect for this little card.  The little bear looks carefree and just taking time to enjoy simple things!    

Here is how I created this card!   



Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die Set, HCD1-7151
Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die, 7139
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Guacamole, 71058
Designer Dries Clea Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451


Wire, floral tape, stamen, Fossilized Amber Distress oxide, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39, YR11, YR23, RY26, B000, B00, B21, B23, B26), 70% alcohol, terry cloth fabric, double sided tape, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, . 


  • Create a top folding 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card base. Cut the designer layer from the Beary Fun Retreat paper collection. Adhere to the card base with double sided tape.
  • Stamp the bear image from the Beary Fun Retreat clean stamp collection with Desert Sand ink.  Color with the following Copic Markers - (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39).  Apply 70% alcohol to a small piece of terry cloth and hold to the colored image for 4-6 seconds.  When the image is completely dry, color the feet and tongue with R20 and R22, R24 and the  honey jar with the following markers - (B000, B00, B20, B21, B23, B24, B26, Y11, YR23, YR26).  Die cut with the Beary Fun Retreat die.  Cut 3-4 additional images from dark brown cardstock and adhere together with clear adhesive for additional strength and dimension. 
  • Stamp the small flowers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the flowers with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.   Sponge the leaves with Guacamole and Lime Pastel ink. Mist with a water mini mister and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. insert some stamen and adhere with clear adhesive. 
  • Wrap floral wire with floral tape and coil in a circle along with some hemp twine  to match the circle of the designer paper.  Adhere with a glue gun.  Adhere the bear and flowers to the card with a glue gun.  Cut the sentiment from the designer paper collection and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 




























Thank you so much for joining me.   I will be posting a video on September 24 to show how I colored this little bear.    I hope you check it out, like and comment :D  


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - You're Beary Sweet


Welcome!  

Today is New Release Day for Heartfelt Creations!      We are featuring the Beary Fun Retreat Collection!    I love coloring bears and I was so excited when this release became available!    




Quilling tool, Copic Markers (Bear and treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer,   craft blade, mounting tape, Memento Dandelion Ink, light weight green and dark brown cardstock. 


Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions by Bihiana  >  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bendifold.  I altered the instructions by using  the Fleur Border Basics Die rather than cutting the interlocking flaps freehand.   Cut layers for the flaps using the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection.  Sponge the edges with Tangelo ink. 

Stamp the bear and treehouse images from the Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set.  Stamp the small sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set.  I added an optional leaf flourish from Classic Rose Collection.   Color the bear and treehouse images with the following Copic Markers (Bear, stool and  treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26, teacup and dish- B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26).  Cut the images with the corresponding die.  Sponge the leaves with Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves.  I cut 3-4 layers of the tree, stool and  bear  images out of dark brown cardstock and popped the layers up with mounting tape in between each layer.  Keep the mounting tape narrow so it does not show from the side.  I love the dimension this gives each image. 

Stamp the large sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set.  Die Cut with the corresponding die.  Sponge with Dandelion and Tangelo Ink.  Die cut with the corresponding  die.  Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Assemble with clear adhesive.  Quill some loose coils from green 1/8 inch cardstock.   Cut some 1/4 inch strips from the  Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection  and quill  "S" shaped spirals for the card embellishment.  

Adhere the treehouse, bear, stool, quilled spirals  and small flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive.   Glue  the large flowers with a glue gun. 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating sunflowers  HERE.  



I hope you enjoyed this card.   I will be having a video on Sept 24th on how I colored this little bear!   I hope you will tune in, like and comment! :D   Stay tuned!   



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Vintage Christmas Angel





Welcome!    I am glad you stopped by!  
Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I created with heartfelt Creations' Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set.    I love getting some Christmas cards done early!   This is a vintage take on the theme!  








Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die Set, HCD1-766
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit








Ivory cardstock, Dark brown cardstock, medium brown cardstock,  stamen, lace, pearls, Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, glue gun, Copic Markers (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47, B00),  X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  70% alcohol, Q-Tips, mini mister, Misty. Vintage Photo Distress Ink,  Heidi Swapp Stencil, Texture Paste, palate knife, denim fabric, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, hemp twine.








Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 top fold card.   Cut base mat from dark brown cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut light brown mat at 5 x 5 inches.   Apply Heidi Swapp Stencil and apply texture paste over light brown mat.  Allow to dry.

Stamp angel/tree image  with Desert Sand on X-Press It from the Winter's Eve Cling stamp set.  Stamp the branches from the Window Box Fillers Stamp set.    Color the images with the following monochromatic colors with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers -  (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47 and a touch of B00 on the snowy branches for a little pop of color).    The Bokeh  background was created with a Q-Tip and 70% alcohol.   Tip:  Avoid 100% alcohol because it will evaporate too fast to allow the Bokeh effect.   The base of the Christmas tree was textured by applying 70% alcohol to a denim piece of fabric.   Tear the edges and sponge with Walnut Stain Distress oxide.  If I did this again, I would select a lighter brown ink.

Stamp the Poinsettias from the Sparkling Poinsettia collection using Desert Sand Ink. Cut the branches and poinsettias with the coordinating die.    The flowers were misted with a mini mister and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The petals were adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder.  Heat Set.  

Adhere a strip of lace to the right side of the card.  The focal image was adhered with clear adhesive.   Hemp twine was coiled and tucked under the focal image.  The poinsettias  and snowy branches were adhered with a glue gun.  Pearls were added for embellishment.



Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful, safe week!  


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Nesting Circles Card




Hello and welcome!  

Heartfelt Creations is featuring new nesting card bases and new circle and oval die.   
Check this out!   



Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
White 6 x 6 Layered Circles Card HCLC1-454-2
Circle Basic Large Die, HCD1-7155
Eyelet Circle and Basic Small Circle Die, HCD1-7154
Tropical Paradise Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD17137
Tropical Plumeria, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die Set, HCD1-7136
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1- 449
Memento Tuxedo Black  Dye Ink, TSMP900
Memento Cottage Ivy Dye Ink, TSMP701
Memento Peanut Brittle Dye Ink, TSMP802
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit










Copic Markers (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67), Clear Crackle Paste, heat tool, glue gun, rhinestones, crystal Stickles, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, apricot cardstock.







The 6 x 6 circle card comes with the circles already cut in the card base panels.  Sort the panels with the largest circle on top and nesting to the smallest circle.  Select the papers  from the  Tropical Paradise Collection that you want to use on each panel.  You may want to coordinate the panels that face each other when each page is opened.  The Circles Card is 6 x 6 inches so  I cut my Tropical Paradise paper at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.   This will provide a 1/8 inch border around the edges.   Sponge the edges of the papers with Peanut Brittle Ink.   The paper was applied to the panels that would be on the right hand side.  The Basic Circle Large Die was secured  in the precut circle with repositional tape.  This process was repeated for each panel on the right with the appropriate nesting die.   The last page was a solid 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch card without a circle.    The right sided panels were applied to the  top of the bookbinding flap of the card base with double sided tape.  The designer paper was then  adhered to the left side of each panel.  Secure the die in the appropriate circle opening and then  sandwich the page with the  die between two  cutting plates.  The rest of the pages will hang off the foot edge of the cutting plate.   Doing it in this order allows the 1/8 inch margin to be consistent for each page.  I did not have any problem running the die through the panels with my Vagabond 2.  The bulk of the panels will not have any pressure because only the panel with the die will be sandwiched by the cutting plates.  The front panel had the eyelet die cut with apricot  cardstock by nesting the eyelet and the next size smaller together.  The eyelet trim was added to the top of the circle.   Stickles were applied to the eyelet embellishment.   I added a decorative paper to the back of my card but that is totally optional.

The flamingos, cockatoo  and various leaves were stamped with black ink.   They were colored with the following Copic color combos (Cockatoo - C1, C2, C3, Y11, RY21, YR23, YR27,  and black colored pencil, Flamingo - RV10, RV23, YR00, YR18, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7, Leaves - G40, G46, YG17, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67).     Each image was cut with the appropriate die.  Additional images were cut 3 times from green cardstock and adhered with dries clear glue for strength.   The images were applied to the card base with double sided mounting tape.

The plumeria were stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.  The flowers were sponged with the Abandoned Coral ink.  The leaves were already colored with Copic markers but the edges were also sponged with Cottage Ivy Ink.   The flowers and leaves were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Clear Crackle was applied to the leaves and petals and sprinkled with frosting power.   The leaves and flowers were heat set. The flowers were applied with a glue gun.

The tunnel card was embellished with rhinestones.

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating plumeria  Here





Thank you for stopping by!    I hope you check out all our design team member's fabulous creations with this new special release!  


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Warm Winter's Eve


Welcome!   

It's Inspiration Wednesday for heartfelt Creations!   This month is featuring the Winter's Eve Collection.    I love this collection and the warm, festive feel that comes over me when I look in the window!    I couldn't resist adding the Blazing Poppy flowers for a little "POP".   


Heartfelt Creations Products
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Window Frame Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3794
Window Fame Die Set, HCD1-7148
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Blazing Poppy Petals Stamp Set, HCPC-3674
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Darice Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dye Ink, TSMP301
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious , 71053
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Guacamole , 71058
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Chambray, 71078
Clear Cardstock, GBKK811B1
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Prills - Power Outage, ANC845
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit



Kraft cardstock, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, heat tool glue gun, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Candle -  R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame - E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves - YG11, YG45, G28 G46), White gel pen, Clear Crackle Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, double sided tape.






Create a top fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch white card base. Cut a base layer from kraft cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper as shown and cut at 5 x 5 inches.   Apply Clear Crackle paint to designer paper on left side of the paper, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set.  Apply Designer Dries Clear on the left side of designer paper and apply Teal Gala Glitz. Allow to dry.   Adhere the layers to the card base with double sided tape.

Stamp window frame and candle with Memento Desert Sand Ink.   I used X-Press Blending Cardstock for the candle because I colored it with Copic Markers and designer paper from the Winter's Eve Paper Collection for the window frame.   The window frame was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.   The light yellow green designer paper was selected to back the window frame.  It was sponged with Vintage Photo.    The Candle was colored with the following color combo - ((Candle -  R81, R85, R89, T2, Flame - E47, E35, Y02, Berries - R30, R35, R39, Leaves - YG11, YG45, G28 G46).   The holly leaves were  accented with a white gel pen.   The images were cut with the coordinating die.

The Blazing Poppy Petals Stamp Set  was stamped on white cardstock with Rhubarb Stalk  Memento Ink.   The flowers were die cut with the coordinating die.   The petals were sponged with Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink, misted with water and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,  They were assembled using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Power Outage Prills were applied to the center of each Poppy.    The Classic Leaf stamp set was stamped with Guacamole Fluid Chalk Ink and die cut with coordinating die.   the petals were sponged with Guacamole, Chambray and a small amount  of Berrylicious Fluid Chalk Ink.  The petals were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and allowed to dry.   Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the leaves and dusted with Frosting Powder.  The leaves were heat set.

Die cut the Decorative Medallion from white cardstock.    Place clear cardstock under the window frame.   Pop the frame up from the yellow-green designer paper with Darice foam strips.  Adhere the window to the card  on top of the medallion as shown.  Adhere the leaves and flowers with a glue gun.

Embellish with with various sized dots from a white gel pen to look like snow. Apply more dots in the upper corners with the  white gel pen.

  Emma Lou's Tutorial on creating flowers with the Blazing Poppy Petal Set can be found HERE. 




Thank you so much for stopping by!   I hope you enjoyed my take on this stamp and die set and that you check out the wonderful inspiration from my other team members!   



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Festive Holiday Gift










Welcome!  It's time to share another project from Heartfelt Creations!  We are featuring the Winter's Eve Collection this week!  

Heartfelt Creations Products
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Frame Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3794
Window Fame Die Set, HCD1-7148
Window Box Elements Die, HCD17150
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Darice Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, D120601
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit
Clear Cardstock, GBKK811B1
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451




SVG cut file - Gift Boxes Kit (svgcuts.com), Woodgrain embossing folder, Mini Brick Stencil, Texture Paste, Bead Gel, twine,  X-Press It, Copic Markers (Floor - E30, E33, E35, E44,  Window - E40, E42, E44, Fireplace - C3, C4, C5, Wreath/floors - G40, G43, G45, R20, R24, Fire - Y11, YR23, YR26, Bricks - E00, E02, E04, E08, E11,  E19, Mantle/Logs - E30, E33 E35, Flowers BV00, Y11, R20, R24, R56), Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  
Instructions
Create gift box per instructions.  video>   Gift Boxes Kit.  The paper was selected from Winter's Eve Paper Collection.  
Stamp window,  flowers and fireplace image  using Memento Desert Sand Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.  Color the images with the following Copic Markers - (Floor - E30, E33, E35, E44,  Window - E40, E42, E44, Fireplace - C3, C4, C5, Wreath/floors - G40, G43, G45, R20, R24, Fire - Y11, YR23, YR26, Bricks - E00, E02, E04, E08, E11,  E19, Mantle/Logs - E30, E33 E35, Flowers BV00, Y11, R20, R24, R56), Cut the window, flowers  and window box with the corresponding die.  Emboss the flower box with a woodgrain embossing folder and sponge with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Die cut 3 additional window frames and adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  This adds extra strength and dimension.   Apply Clear Cardstock between the window frame and the fireplace scene and pop up the window frame with Darice foam strips.  Adhere the window frame, window box and scene to the gift box.  Adhere the flowers and green leaves with Dries Clear Adhesive.   

Tie some twine or hemp around the lid of the box.   Fill with candy or any gift that you would like to share with that special friend.   








































Thank you so much for stopping by.    


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Celebrates 20th Birthday Blog Hop




It's a PARTY and YOU are invited!  


Welcome to our Heartfelt Creations 20th Birthday Hop!   

Heartfelt Creations is celebrating their 20th Birthday by having some great GIVEAWAYS heading your way!
So Let's HOP!


The order of the hop is.....   drum roll...... 

 Marie Gamber (that's me! )

Check back at the end of the Hop -  August 18th  at  our Heartfelt Creations Blog 
for a list of all the winners!!! 

Trust me - You will want to join the party!
  

You will have until midnight to comment on the featured Designer's  Blog!   

Sneak Peek! 
When the music stops on my Blog 
This will be my Giveaway!     




6 x 6 inch Foldout Card - Black, HCCF1-445-1
Glue Pins, Pin6
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit



Other Products
Double sided tape, mounting tape, X-Press it Blending Cardstock, purple cardstock, yellow cardstock,  green cardstock, Versamark, Spellbinder Petite Oval Die, heat tool, quilling tool,  Fine  scissors, Detail Black Embossing Powder, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink,  yellow stamen, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Purple flower - BV000, BV00, BV13, BV17, Frog - YR21, YR18, Y11, YG13, YG17, YG67, W3, Dragonfly - V00, V05, V09, RV00, RV04, RV17, YG11, YG17, YG67, Mushrooms - BV00, BV13, BV17, #40, E41, E44, RV00, RV04, RV17).



Cover the 6 x 6 black foldout card base with paper from the Blushing Rose paper collection.  Leave 1/8 inch around each edge for a border. Adhere to the foldout card base.   Die cut the medallion from purple cardstock and the medallion base from yellow cardstock.  Adhere to the last page.

Stamp the frogs, dragonfly and mushrooms from the Froggy Hangout and Leaping Frog Stamp Set.  I used Ex-Press It Blending Cardstock and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  You can use any paper compatible with your ink.  The images were colored with the following combo -  (Purple flower - BV000, BV00, BV13, BV17, Frog - YR21, YR18, Y11, YG13, YG17, YG67, W3, Dragonfly - V00, V05, V09, RV00, RV04, RV17, YG11, YG17, YG67, Mushrooms - BV00, BV13, BV17, #40, E41, E44, RV00, RV04, RV17). Die cut the images with the coordinating die.  Cut 3-4 images from pruple cardstock and adhere to the bodies of the frog images for strength.   Adhere the extra pruple cardstock images to the dragon fly by adding Dries Clear adhesive to the body of the dragonfly.   When dry, fan each layer of the wings up for dimension.  Add Nuvo Dandelion Yellow and Bubblegum drops to the mushrooms for a fun whimsical look.   Adhere the frogs, mushrooms and dragonfly with a small amount of double sided mounting tape.

Die cut the borders from the Fleur Border Basics Die and adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  Emboss the sentiment, Celebrating Your special Day with Versamark Ink and Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder. Heat Set.  Cut with an oval die and mount with a purple oval die slightly larger.   Adhere to the last page, under the frog.

Create a water lily flower by cutting the lily pad freehand from green cardstock.   Create the water lily with the Sun Kissed Fleur Stamp and die set.   The flower petals were cut  with the coordinating die and sponged the Guacamole for the green leaves and Squeezed Lemonade for the flower petals. They were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping tool and adhered with Dries Clear adhesive.  The stamen were adhered with glue.   An 8 inch piece of goldenrod quilling strip (or 1/8 inch lightweight cardstock) was coiled tight with a quilling tool.  A 1/4 inch purple strip was clipped along the side with a fine scissor and wrapped around the yellow coil.  It was adhered on top of the stamen for the flower center.
 







Good Luck to you!