Friday, September 9, 2011

Catered Crop Challenge

The Heartfelt Creations design team has been asked to create cards for the Catered Crop FTR20 Recipe Challenge as Guest Designers. This is a fun and unique challenge, because there are ingredients for you to use, but you don't need to use them all and you can add some of your own "spice" to make it yours! This weeks challenge winner will receive $30 of Heartfelt Creations Products. So be sure to check it out and "whip" up something so you can have a chance to win!! This weeks recipes is:
  • Colors - Soft Pastels
  • Stamps & Stickers - butterflies, flowers and sentiment
  • Color Mediums - Crayola, Stamping Ink
  • Embellishments - ribbon, glitter, lace, rosettes, tag, rhinestones/gems, pearls
  • Techniques - Your own handwriting, embossing, stitching, make bookmarker
  • Tools - Die Cuts, Digital Stamps
  • Themes - Shabby Chic
I started with the pastels. I chose a Decorator paper from g.c.d Designs. It has soft colors and has a Shabby Chic feel to it. Then I knew that I wanted to use the Heartfelt Creations lace die. That would be using "lace" and the die cut! Then I chose the wedgewood blue seam binding as the ribbon. Before I adhered the lace down, I decided to add some of the technique of stitching. So I used the ScorBuddy and ScorBug to add pierced holes around the edges of the decorator paper and connected the holes with a fine line black marker. To create the look of stitching! The other die that I used was the leaf swirl that is in the Bella Rose Die Set. I cut it twice, once from a lighter green paper and the from a darker green paper. I cut off the leaves and popped them up over the light green leaves. I stamped several of the Daisy flowers from Heartfelt Creations onto white cardstock. Then I needed to decide how I wanted to color them. You know that my first choice is Copic Markers, but that wasn't one of the ingredients. So I used stamping ink. I took the Momento Dew drop inks and rubbed them over the stamped images. Then I cut out the Daisies with the matching daisy die cut from Heartfelt Creations. That makes the cutting so quick!!! I then formed the flowers and popped them up over the swirls. I added some glitter to the finished flowers. The sentiment is one of the new sets from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped it and cut it out with the new Spellbinder Blossom Tags and Accents. I left the die on the paper and sponged with the light blue momento ink. I got a unique color because I used the dirty sponge that already had some Frayed Burlap Distress ink on it. I turned out to be exactly what I wanted! Then I added some of the Viva Decor Pearls to the centers of the flowers. I then took the lilac pearl pen and added pearls to the tag and the card. I immediately added glitter to the wet pearls to have glittered pearls! Enjoy!!


HappyCrafter said...

This is gorgeous! I really like how you used the lace die and also the faux stitching.

Olga said...

WOW, girl is this absolutley gorgeous!!!!! Love how you used to lace die!


This is so beautiful! Such wonderful soft colors. Great use of the die!

ecclesp said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The amount of detail you put into this card is amazing, yet it appears as a simple card. Wonderful outcome.