Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You Are My Everyday Hero -- and Some News to Share!

Hi All,

I soooo love Everyday Heroes collection!  The colors in the pallet are so gorgeous together.  My sample for this week's post shows how this seemingly masculine collection can be used for the opposite gender too!

Super simple -- the paper does all the work!  The background and sentiment are from the Everyday Heroes paper collection, just one 5-3/4" square panel.  I stamped and embossed the leaves and flowers in gold embossing powder onto more of the paper from the paper collection and die cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I did just a little bit of shaping (I didn't even layer the flowers this time) and added some copper colored German Glass Glitter and that was it!! 

There's a matching mirror to go with this card but that will be next week!!  All in good time... :)

The Heartfelt Creations products I used on this card:
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-253 Everyday Hero Paper Collection
And on another note (the "news"), if you're a regular over on Splitcoast Stampers website, then this will make sense to you!  Today is my "big reveal" day as one of the new "Dirty Dozen" for the next 6 months!!  It's a thrill and an honor for me since I spent just about all of my formative stamping years over there!!  It is my home sweet "stamping" home and I am overjoyed to be inducted into the Dirt Pile!!  My work will be featured along with 11 other very talented ladies once a month for the paying public! Yup, you gotta pay the dues to see the artwork LOL!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope you found it worth your while as I am grateful you took the time to visit!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Everyday Heroes - New Collection Release!


Hi Friends!

Today Heartfelt Creations is debuting the “Everyday Hero’s Collection”!  This is truly a favorite of mine!  I absolutely loved working with the color palette and creating with a collection with a masculine influence!  But the most awesome part of this collection is that the “Everyday Heroes Collection" can easily be used for any and every “hero” in your life – including parents, spouses, family and friends!!  The official product description describes the collection perfectly:
“Do you have an unsung hero in your life?  Your champion may never have a medal pinned to his or her chest, but you can demonstrate your gratitude with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  These epic stamps, dies and papers salute the extraordinary "ordinary people" who inspire us as they live their daily lives with honor and integrity. Greys, teals, khakis, creams and browns have been blended with distressed newsprint, vintage maps, globes, sailing ships, timepieces, combat boots, stripes, dots and flourishes to create a rugged, paper collection that is timeless in its appeal.  Six deeply etched cling stamp sets featuring detailed collages, inspiring sentiments and unique circular elements mesh perfectly with the paper collection and matching set of dies.  Let's sing the praises of the unsung heroes in our lives with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations!”

For this card I used the “My Anchor” cling stamp set as my focal point.  I stamped it onto a white cardstock panel and  sponged on TH Distress Inks to color the image.  Next I chose some designer paper from the Everyday Heroes Paper collection and tore and distressed the edges.  I attached my image at an angle onto the distressed panel.  I mounted both panels to a card base covered with more paper from the Paper Collection.

To create a dimensional anchor, I stamped just the corner of the same "My Anchor" image onto black cardstock, covered it with some Clear Wink of Stella marker and die cut it out using the coordinating Anchor die that comes with the collection.  I adhered the die cut piece over the stamped anchor on the front of the card and covered it with Glossy Accents.
I finished my card by adding a nautical charm, gold twine and red stickles for a touch of sparkle on the flags!

Here is a list of the products from the "Everyday Heroes Collection" that I used:
HCPC 3662 - My Anchor Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-253 Everyday Hero Paper Collection
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die

I hope you get a chance to check out the HC Blog today!!  You’ll LOVE all the different projects the Design Team came up with using the new Everyday Heroes Collection!!
 
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Butterfly Garden Card

Hello and Happy Easter Week!!

Today I'm sharing a card that looks alot more complicated than it is! I even kind of suprised myself when it was done (LOL!) because it hardly took any time to make! I created it for this week's Heartfelt Creations Blog Post which you can see here.



I started with this really pretty Spellbinders card background die (Nestabilities Card Creator Dies - 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace) and die cut 3 panels from white cardstock.  I die cut a 4th panel from designer paper.  I scored one of the white die cut panels about 3/4" from the top, added glue to the area above the score line, and adhered it to a second white panel to form my card base.




I then glued the designer paper panel over the card base, and finally adhered the third white panel on top of the designer paper with foam dimensional squares. I lightly sponged on some purple ink to the top white die cut panel.



Once the card base was ready, I cut a sentiment strip from the designer paper and curled it with the edge of my scissors - like you would for curling ribbon on a package.  I threaded it in its curled shape between the top two layers of the card base and glued it down at the points where it made contact with my card base.



Next I die cut and shaped my Heartfelt Creations flowers, leaves and butterflies, attached them as shown - pretty random.  And that was it!

It's amazing what happens when you use HC products!  I'm always so pleased with the results, I hope it inspires your own creativity!! And speaking of inspiration - you must check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog this week!! So many gorgeous projects!!  The Design Team has hit their stride with amazing creations!!

The Heartfelt Creations products I used today:

HCD1-759 Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1-251 Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCpC-3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit
Spring Bling Prills
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
McGill Flower Shaping tool kit

All of them can be found at https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product-home

Thanks so much for checking in this week!!  Have a blessed Easter my friends!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daisies and Butterflies Centerpiece

 Hi Everyone!

Today's Heartfelt Creations project is a table candle centerpiece!  I used a 2-1/2" white pillar candle and an empty Laughing Cow Cheese container to make my display.  So if you happen to have those handy, you're all set to follow along!!

I started by decorating my candle by stamping my images onto white tissue paper.  I used my heat gun and wax paper to adhere them to the side of the candle.  As the candle warms with the heat, the tissue images sort of become embedded into the wax.  The technique can be found on many YouTube videos including this one that I used when I first learned how to do this years ago:  Stamping on Candles.

Once the candle was prepared, I created the base for the display.  I wrapped a strip of decorative paper around the side of the cardboard container, then glued the candle to the center of the top.  I cut two strips of 2" x 12" patterned paper and scored them every 1/4".  I accordion folded them and glued the ends together to form a cylinder.  Then I laid the cylinder around the candle and laid it flat to make a skirt around the candle and glued it
down with hot glue. 

Next I stamped, die cut and shaped all my daisies and butterflies and glued them all to the centerpiece.  I added a couple of Karen Foster Starburst Brads to finish the design. 

All the step by step instructions (in excruciating detail lol!) can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!  I hope you get a chance to visit the website, you'll find so much inspiration and tons of eye candy!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Daffodils Stained Glass Card

Hi Friends!


Happy Weekend!!  So far today I've made 3 cards with no stamps or ink -- just all the new dies that came in my Design Team package from Frantic Stamper!

Today's card uses the "Daffodils Stained Glass" die.  Awesome for Easter Cards!!  Oh my, the things I want to do with it!!

This came together simply by die cutting the image twice; once from Kraft cardstock and once from patterned paper from Authentique "Essentials Collection" 6x6 pad.

I laid out the negative from the pattern paper onto white cardstock, then inlaid the die cut piece from the Kraft paper, and then filled in just the flower pieces of the image that I got when I die cut the image from the patterned paper.  That may sound more complicated than it was, I should have photographed it while I was doing it!  But this was one of those cards that I was so excited to make I just did it quickly and didn't stop to snap pics!

I added Ranger Lemon Ice Stickles to the flower pieces to finish the design.

I appreciate you stopping by this weekend!!  Have a blessed week!!