Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blooming Party

 Hi All,

The supplies for this card today are mostly all dies and paper.  The variety of dies out there is just mind boggling!  How do you choose??

I started by die cutting white CS and SU DP with Simon Says Chevron Pattern die.  I used the white die cut as my background on a cream CS base.  Then I randomly glued individual chevron pieces from the SU DP into the negative spaces of the white background.

Next I die cut a couple of "Lacy Leaves" from SU Blackberry Bliss CS.  Followed by the "Party" block piece by Little B in gold metallic paper.

The flower was made using SU's Beautiful Bunch punch and matching stamp.  I stamped the flower twice in Hello Honey ink and punched them out.  Sprayed them lightly with water and pinched and shaped them using my flower shaping tools from Heartfelt Creations.  For the center of the flower I die cut two of the stamens from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set using Blackberry Bliss CS.

For the final assembly, I added a strip of coordinating SU DP across the lower middle of the card base and arranged all my pieces onto the card.

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kute Koala!

Hi All!

This very easy card uses SU! "Kind Koala" stamp.  I stamped it twice - once onto white CS and once onto a SU! DP panel.  I colored the image I had stamped on white CS with Copics and fussy cut it out.  I placed it over the stamped image on the DP, and in place of the little flower image the Koala is holding, I attached a 3-D flower sticker and a little half-back silver pearl.  To finish him off, I added glossy accents to his nose to make it shinny!
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Design Team Semi-Finalist :)

Hi Friends!

Fun news to share!  I submitted the projects I'm sharing today to Heartfelt Creations as part of my application for their design team.  I learned today that I made it past the first cut, and I'm really excited and honored by the recognition!

I'm hoping you'll have a chance to go to their blog and check out the list of semi-finalist and choose at least five of them as your favorites -- and maybe that will include me!?? :)   Either way, when you place your vote, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the HC store!  That is pretty awesome in itself!! 

Here's the link to the blog and voting info:  Heartfelt Creations Semifinalists

Along with the fan (photo above) that I made as one of the projects, I submitted these two cards for consideration....

Thanks for your support

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Red Roses

Happy Friday Everyone!

Here's a couple of cards that I made this week.  I was attempting to participate in a Challenge and got totally off the topic and ended up with these two cards instead!  But, I did have fun making them so I am going to post them any ways! 

Both of the cards feature roses I created using Spellbinder's "Rose Creations" die set. I die cut the pieces from some Recollections Value Pack red card stock.  This lighter weight paper is easier to use than 80# CS when shaping flowers, so whenever I can, I try to use this paper weight for my flowers. The swirly leaves are stamped and die cut using Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose die and the coordinating Bella Rose pre-cut stamp.

To create the flowers, I sprayed my die cut rose petals with a little water and used my flower shaping tools to roll the petals.  When they were dry, I glued the layers together to form them into roses.  I sponged Walnut Brown Viva Stamp Paint on the rose petals to highlight their dimension.

To finish the cards, I attached the roses and leaves onto background panels that I had prepared using  Tim Holtz EFs and some distress inks.  As a finishing touch to the roses, I edged the rose petals with "Mercury Glass" Stickles.

Thanks for visiting everyone!  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

More Heartfelt Creations Flower Cards

Here's some of the the other cards I've been making with Heartfelt Creations dies... I'm so in love with these dies!!  Hope you enjoy!

This first card is made with the Majestic Blooms set. I stamped and die cut my flowers, shaped them and colored them using Gold and Red Viva Stamp paint. (OMG that paint is so shimmery!!)  I stamped the coordinating pre-cut stamp set image onto my vanilla cardstock and colored it in with Copics.  I then used the stamped image as a template to arrange my flowers.  I added a pull-ribbon bow to bulk up the arrangement.  Underneath the arrangement, just for added texture, I die cut an ornamental piece from the HC Timeless Amour die cut set.  I stamped my sentiment, rounded the corners and the card was done!

The next two cards are pretty simple and so quick and easy to make!  Both feature flowers I made with the Arianna Blooms and Arianna Lace dies sets. Definitely my favorite HC release so far!

When I made the flowers for the next two cards, I added color with more of the Viva Stamp Paints.

For card above, I stamped an image from HC Delicate Asters and Butterflies pre-cut stamp set onto a neutral patterned paper layer,  I used a brown marker to color in a little bit of the image and added some red rhinestones on either side.  I centered my Arianna Blooms flower over the image and stamped my sentiment.  I layered the panel onto a white cardstock base to finish the project.

This card is basically the same, except I "amped" up the sentiment more than the flower. I created the panel from a vintage news print patterned paper, then a brown cardstock layer and adhered them to a creme cardstock base. I rounded all the corners with 1/4" corner punch.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp set from Just Rite Stamps and stamped it twice.  I die cut one of them with a scalloped oval, then from the second image, I cut the word "Fabulous"  from the sentiment and popped it up over the scalloped oval.  I added a little Arianna Blooms Lace under the scallop and distressed all the edges on the card. 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!