Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Here is another card from the Balmy Breeze Collection.  On this card, I use the seagulls as an accent on the corner of the decorator paper.  I cut out the decorative oval die, then cut the inside with an oval die to create a frame.  Stamp the lighthouse onto another piece of cream paper and cut out with a larger oval die.  Then place the image on the card, with the decorative oval frame over the image.  Then I used the shell stamp as an added accent to the card.  All these stamps are included in the one stamp set!  Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration and a sneak peak of the new stamps and dies that are being released on May 8th!  Things are warming up here, so I hope you have a good week!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mini Butterflies 2

All stamps on this card used on this card is from the CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Set.  This is one of the new clear sets that was just released from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  On this card, I stamped the daisy background stamp several times on white cardstock.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  Then I sponged the edges of this piece with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  I added faux stitches along the sides with my Scor-Buddy and Scor-Bug.  Finally, I distress the edges with the Making Memories Distressing tool.  The label is a Sizzix die.  I left the die over the paper and sponged it with the Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  I then cut out the butterflies with the PPRS D023 Mini Butterflies die.  Then I stamped the butterflies onto the cut outs.  I colored the butterflies with Copic Markers, formed the wings and glued the bodies to the card.  I finished the card with cream pearls from my Viva Decor Pearl Pens.  Hope you hop on over to the PPRS blog for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Prickley Pear New Release Day 5

Welcome back to another day of new images and inspiration from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  Today I used the HH0032 Boy with Fishing Pole and the CLR023A Mini Butterflies Clear Set.  I colored the boy with Copic Markers and then found some decorator paper to math.  I embossed the lighter decorator strip with the Herringbone Embossing folder and lightly sanded it to distress the "ribbon".  Then I cut out some butterflies, stamped the images and color them with Copic Markers to match the paper.  The sentiment is from an older CLR011A Dragonfly 2 clear set.  I sponged the background with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  Be sure to comment for a chance to win some FREE images from this new release!!  Also, if you haven't already, join us on FACEBOOK to enter contest and giveaways.  For lots of inspiration, join us on PINTEREST.  The Design Team is working hard to bring you lots of fun ideas and projects!!  Now check out more fun ideas...
Heidi (You are Here)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Prickley Pear New Release Day 4

Today I am using the new HH0029 Tools ATC stamp for the background of my card.  I stamped the image with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Then I faux stitched around the edges with my ScorBuddy and ScorBug.  Finally, I sponged around the edges with the Pumice Stone Distress Ink again.  I used the FF0126 Vintage Cadillac as my focal piece.  I added some cut out letters for the "DAD" sentiment and some bronze Candi too.  The background paper is all Paper Loft Shades of Gray Collecton.  Check out more great ideas...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dreamweaver Mists, Drizzles and Showers Thursday Theme

Dreamweaver Products Used:
LG 704 Birthday Words
LG 737 Umbrella
LG 738 Rain Words
Translucent Past
Plum Royale F/X powder

Today I am combining my love of Stencils with my love of the Copic Markers.  This is a different way to use the stencils, by outlining the image with a Micron Pigma .01 Black pen.  This creates a "stamped" image.  Then you can color the image with your Copic Markers.  On this card I used the Umbrella stencil from Dreamweaver stencils again. Then I wanted to have an "It's a Shower" sentiment on the card.  There wasn't any available in a stencil, so I combined the words and letters from the Birthday Sentiment Stencil and the word shower from the Rain Words Stencil.  I also wanted my sentiment to match the colors of the Copic Markers, so I took the Translucent paste out of the container and mixed in a small amount of the Plum Royale F/X powder.  After I mixed it together, I spread it over the words.  Because these words were on different areas of the stencil, I needed to allow to dry, before doing another word.  To see a step-by-step tutorial of this technique, stop by the Paper Craft Planet Site under the Giveaway and Dreamweaver Thursday Tutorial.  Leave a comment there to have a chance to win a stencil of your choice!  Now take a peek at more ideas that follow this "April Showers" theme from the Design Team.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wonderful Birthday...Heartfelt Creations Style

Today I am using more of the stamps from the Balmy Breeze Collection.  In the first card I use the Ducks in Flight stamp for my main image.  I used a piece of Decorator paper to use for a frame.  I cut out an oval from the center of the paper, then embossed the frame with a Darice embossing folder.  Finally I sanded the embossing to make the frame stand out.  Then I cut out the cattails and another duck to use as 3-D embellishments on the card.
This next Nautical card, I used the Adirondack chair as my focus.  Then I cut it out with the Flower Pot die to get this unique shape.   I wanted a brighter decorator paper, so I used paper from the  Countryside Evening collection.  I love the way these papers from previous colletions go so well with current stamp sets.  I cut out the leafy swirl stamp to add as an embellishment to this card.  Check out more beautiful projects today on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  I hope you all have a Sunny Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Prickley Pear New Release

Today we are featuring some of the new stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  This card uses the new CLR023A Mini Butterfly clear set with the Matching PPRS D023Mini Butterfly dies.  I used an embossing folder from Darice for my background.  Then I cut out several of the mini butterflies.  I stamped the various butterflies on the cut out pieces colored them with Copic Markers.  I tried to do a rainbow of color to add a bright, springy feel to the car.  I used the sentiment from the set.  Be sure to check out other samples using stamps from the new release.  Leave comments on blogs along the way to have a chace at winning FREE stamps from this release on April 20th! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Balmy Breeze Collection

We're delighted to bring you the Balmy Breeze Collection.  Old World Vintage has been combined with tranquil seaside scenes (including a rustic compass, beach chair, fantastic surf, beaming lighthouses) and the Balmy Breeze paper pack, composed of a neutral color palette of peach and mint hues.  This set is pefect for the crafter that loves creating vintage projects or for the stamper looking to create a project for her favorite man.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by April 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.91!!

Today, I am showcasing the two lighthouses that are in the  High Seas Stamp Set.  Using some of the different elements from the two new die sets create very different looks.  Both of the new dies sets have elements that add beautiful touches to your cards.  Be sure to check out the beautiful creations that the Design Team made for you from this delightful new collection! 

Also...don't forget to vote on your favorite semi-finalist and your favorite current design team members that you want to see more of in the next six month.  With your vote, you have a chance to win free product!  How great is that???  Voting ends April 13th. Hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here's a favorite!!

Today I am sharing another card that uses one of my favorite Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This Birds, Branches and Birdhouse Stamp was released this winter at CHA.  One this card I stamped the image onto white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then sponged lightly around the edges with Broken China Distress Ink for the blue sky.  I used the Cheery Lynn window die for the cut out.  With this die, it only cuts out the window panes, so I trimmed around the sides to create the window frame.  This window also has 16 panes, but I wanted more of an open window concept.  I cut out a couple of the I only have 4 panes.  This allows more of the image to appear.  I then sponged around the window frame with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  For the background, I embossed it with the Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder on brown cardstock.  Because I wanted the bricks to stand out better, I used a white Memories Dye Ink pad to lightly rub over the embossing.  Then I popped up the window frame over the imae and cut around the image so it was the exact shape as the window.  I used the PPRS floral border die to create the delicate border, but added a strip of pink cardstock behind the border to have more color.  Then I cut out some of the flowers with the die.  Stamp the matching clear flowers over the cut outs.  Color with Copic Markers and pop up over some spray of leaves.  Finally add some Candi to sweeten your creation!  See more inspiration on the PPRS blog this Monday!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dreamweaver Mists, Drizzles and Showers Challenge

For the month of April the Dreamweaver challenge is Mists, Drizzles and Shower projects.  These can be literal or figurative.  I used a little of both in this card that I am showcasing today!

Dreamweaver Products Used:
LG 737 Umbrella
LG738 Rain Words
LG 644 Cherry Blossoms
Mango Lemonade Memories Mists
Fruit Punch Memories Mists
Merlot Memories Mist
Cocoa F/X powder
White Matte, Pearlescent & Translucent Pastes

I used the Umbrella Stencil for the focus of the card.  First of all, I made a "spray station" out of a paper grocery bag.  I cut down the sides of the front panel and layed it down with the bottom of the bag opened and standing upright.  Then I layed my umbrella stencil onto a paper towel and sprayed the stencils with Memories Mist.  I used the Mango Lemonade, Fruit Punch and a little of Merlot.  Then I carefully lifted the stencil out of the bag and placed it onto a clean paper towel with the sprayed side up.  Then I place a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of glossy (glossy side down) over the the sprayed stencil.  Then I lifted the paper off the stencil.  You have a beautiful swirl effect on the paper.  Then I layed the umbrella stencil over the the white area and pasted the umbrella with the Matte White paste.  Remove the stencil and clean immediately.  I allowed thie paste to dry for 30 - 40 minutes.  Then I placed the clean stencil over the dry white paste.  I layed the cherry blossom background stencil over that.  Tape all four sides of the stencil and paste the blossoms over the umbrella with Pearlescent Paste.  Remove the Stencils and clean immediately.  Then allow the paste to dry for another 40 minutes.  When all is dry, I place the umbrella stencil down with the cherry blossoms over that.  I used the stencil brush with pigment ink and colored the cherry blossoms.  Then I removed the cherry blossom stencil and while the umbrella stencil is still in place, lightly spray with the Mango Lemonade Memories Mist over the umbrella.  Now I remove that stencil.  The sentiment was pasted with my own mixture.  I first took some of the Translucent Paste out of the container and added some Cocoa F/X powder to the paste.  Mix thoroughly.  If it isn't opaque enough, continue to add a bit more powder until it looks like you want.  Then I pasted the sentiment with the mixed paste.  Don't throw away the leftover paste!  Put it into a small air tight container to used again for another project.

Be sure to check out what creative ideas that the other Design Team using this Mists, Drizzles and Showers Challenge:

Heidi Erickson

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mountain Scene

Here is some more beauty from Heartfelt Creations.  These beautiful scenes are perfect for many different occasions.  I think of scenes as being great for men's cards, but they are simply gorgeous for women as well!  Here I took one of the sentiment pieces from the Posy Patch Paper Collection and layed it over another piece of decorator paper.  The scene was stamped onto white cardstock and color with Copic Markers.  The frame was done using the Fleur de Lis Square die from Spellbinders.  I cut out two decorative squares, then I simply cut off the one side of both of the decorative squares.  Then I matched up the two straight edges.  I trimmed my scene down to fit the new shape and mounted it with pop dots.  I try to look at the different dies and see how they can be changed to get the most out of your dies.  Look for future classes with this technique.  Now go to the HC blog for more beautiful projects!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Man's Best Friend

Bringing you something that is sure to give you a smile!  It's easy to smile when you look at this adorable puppy from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I used decorator paper from Bo Bunny.  The puppy is color with E41, E42, E44 Copic Markers, then cut out with the circle die.  The sponging in the circle is done with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, then layed onto the doily die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I did sponge the doily with the distress ink to age it a bit.  The sentiment is from the Scalloped Circle Clear Set and cut out with the label dies from Cheery Lynn.  Then I added some Candi to "sweeten" it up.  Check out what inspiration the Design Team cooked up for you this week.  If you haven't done so yet, be sure to like us on facebook!