I love the Heartfelt Creationspoinsettia flowers. These make great accents to cards and scrapbook pages! I stamped the poinsettias and colored them with the Copic Markers. I like the R46 and R59 for the deep red color. I colored the entire flowers with the R46. I wasn't careful to stay in the line, because I was just going to cut them out with the die anyway. Then starting from the outside edge I colored half way with the R59 Copic using a feathering stroke. Go back and blend with the original color. I formed the petals of each layer, then popped them on to of each other. Then I finished each with the gold Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Be sure to check out the beautiful projects that the Design Team created!
Here is a bell stamp from the Hearfelt Creations Christmas Cheer Collection. I love this stamp! You can use it for many different occasions. Here I colored the bells with the Cool Gray Copic Markers and the Poinsettia I colored with the pink colors. Now it looks more like a perfect winter wedding card. I just added a lacy border, some embossing and the Memory Box decorator paper. On this card, I have colored the bells with Gold colors and colored the Poinsettia red...making it more of a festive Christmas card. Color this same image with the gold bells and a white poinsettia and it would make a great 50th wedding anniversary card! The possibilities are endless!! Be sure to check out the blog and see what else the Design Team has put together this week! Enjoy!
Here are a few samples from the Heartfelt Creations new Christmas Cheer Collection! As other months, you have the chance to win the entire collection! All you need to do is leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by September 20 for the chance to win. Be sure to check out the beautiful samples done by the entire Design Team!
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
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!!
I'm a little late with my post again this week. I think that the Labor Day weekend messed me up a little! Anyway...here is my creation for Heartfelt Creations using the woven basket stamp. I love this basket, because there are so many of the Heartfelt Creations flowers that fit in the basket to create a basket of different seasons! Be sure to check out the blog this week to see wonderful samples from the Design Team. Many of the cards are made with past release stamps and there are a few sneak peaks of their Christmas Collection that will be shown next week!
We have added another class to our September schedule. This Friday, September 9th at 1:00, we are having a Mini Magnolia class with some of our new dies from Pop Up! This first card features the PopUp sentiments on the inside of the card. Now in a die, just crank the sentiment throught the Big Shot or the Cuttlebug and instantly you have the pop up words inside your card! How fun is that?!
Here is a new Geo Die from PopUps. Run this die through your machine once, fold back and tuck. Now you have a fun element for your card! You can run this die through twice and have a different look! If you you are interested in the class, let us know and we will put you on the list. Along with these two cards, you will do two more Mini Magnolia cards that are not shown, but are very cute!