Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ornate Seasons Greetings....

Welcome everyone to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!  I'm here to share another card featuring the new Holiday Star Collection.  I know it seems early to begin Christmas Cards but I always find myself facing the holiday and my cards aren't lets begin!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery Here.

My card size is 6" X 6".  I used Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper for making the card base because it is a perfect weight for cards.  Cover base with a piece of Sheet 9A and set aside.  Using Dries Clear adhesive add Rajnis Crystal Clear Glitter to the card front and allow to dry.  

Using white cardstock cut out one of the Ornate Oval Dies and edge the die cut with Deep Purple ink.  Cut a Oval from Luxe Silver Cardstock and glue to the Ornate oval die cut.  Adhere to card front using dimensional tape to give it some lift and interest.  Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Sheet 6A of the paper collection and use the die to cut out.  Add glitter to the sentiment and allow to dry.  Glue sentiment to the Silver Cardstock Oval and the card is finished.

This makes a flat card that can easily be mailed using one First Class Stamp.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations - Continuing on with the Holiday Star Collection..

Good morning friends and welcome!  Wednesday has once again rolled around and it's time to share another Heartfelt Creations card with you.  I'm continuing along with the Holiday Star Collection and you can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery

I love how this card turned out and think it will make a great addition to my Christmas card stash!

My card is a shaped card made using the Simple Centerpiece Die to create a Octagon Shaped card.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper to create the card base because it is a perfect weight for card making.  I covered the base with a piece of Sheet 1B of the paper collection.

Using white cardstock cut the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece Die and glue to card front.  Using the small center Octagon piece of the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece Die and cut a piece of Sheet 12B of the paper collection.  Also cut one from a piece of white cardstock and glue these two pieces together.  The white cardstock gives the piece a bit more stabalization.  I used Double Dots to adhere to the card front and give it a raised look.  

Using the Luxe Silver Cardstock stamp the star using Stazon Vibrant Violet and then sprinkle silver embossing powder over the image. Use a heat gun to emboss and then allow to cool. Use the coordinating dies to cut out. Stamp the center star onto white cardstock with Deep Purple ink and cut out with coordinating die. Using a Hydra sponge and Designer Dries Clear adhesive I put Crystal Clear glitter around the edges of the star outline. Next take the center of the die cut and use a Double Dot to adhere to the center of the smaller star.  

I cut out one of the sentiment dies using Luxe Silver Cardstock and the cut out star was just perfect for the center of this piece.  I saved the rest of the die for use later.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Dragonfly Birthday Card.....

Good morning my friends and welcome to my blog.  I have become very lazy of late and only post on Wednesday and the first of the month but I decided today would be a good day to say hello.  July has given me many opportunities to make birthday cards...I needed 5 and so I decided I would share one with you that hasn't already been mailed.    I also want to share this withThe Sisterhood of Crafters  as their challenge is butterflies, dragonflies and bees. So my dragonfly card just fits perfectly into this challenge.  

My cardf uses all Heartfelt Creations products from the Decorative Dragonfly Collection.  I hope  you enjoy it as I have loved making it!  

If you are curious about this group of wonderful crafters and the challenges they provide just head over to this link:  The Sisterhood of Crafters  You can see what the talented design team has done for this challenge!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Introducing the Holiday Star Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome!   It's Christmas in July and Heartfelt Creations is introducing the Holiday Star Collection!  You can find my card here in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery!  

My finished card size is 6" X 6".  I made my card base using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper because it is such a nice weight and can hold anything you mount on top. Make card base and cover with a piece of paper from sheet 10A of the paper collection.  

Cut the Courtyard Elegance Die using white cardstock and using a Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive add glitter to the die cut.  Allow to dry and then glue to the card base.  

Using Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and stamp the star onto white cardstock.  Cut out using the center of the coordinating die and set aside.  Using Vibrant Violet Stazon Ink stamp the star onto a piece of Luxe Silver Cardstock and emboss with Silver embossing powder.  Let it cool and then cut out the star with coordinating die.  Glue the smaller star that was stamped in Chipped Sapphire onto the embossed star using a dimensional dot in the center.  This makes a star medallion for the center of the card.  I used Double Dots to adhere to the card front. 

Cut out the sign die twice, once with white cardstock and once with Luxe Silver Cardstock and glue together offsetting a bit so the silver shows through behind the white piece.  I used a stamping platform to situate the sentiment and then stamp using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I added dimensional tape behind the sign to adhere to card front 

Now lets work on the poinsettia flowers.  I stamped the petals using embossing ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I did the same for the Holly petals.  I colored the flower petals with Magenta Hue and the Holy is colored with Viridian ink.  Use coordinating dies to cut out and then lay onto the mold.  Spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  Glue two flower petals together and then glue a Holy piece behind the flowers.  Allow to dry.  Add Prills to the centers of the flowers and allow to dry.  Decide on placement of the flowers and use hot glue to glue to card front.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome.  I just love it when Wednesday rolls around and I get to share a project I made for Heartfelt Creations.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery

My card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and cover with a piece of Sheet 10B of the paper Collection that has been edged with Memento Blue Danube Ink.  

Using Cream Cardstock and Luxe Gold Cardstock cut out the different pieces of The Simply Classic Oval Frame. Glue the two pieces together with the gold shifted beneath the cream colored piece to allow the gold to peep through.  I used the adhesive foam strips behind this piece and attached to the card front.  Cut a smaller oval to fit in the opening of the cream and gold piece out of sheet 3A of the paper collection and glue it into place.  Now we are ready to work on the flowers.

Stamp the flower petals using Magenta Hue and Danube Blue ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and stamp some calyx using Olive and some using Buttercup.  Stamp the leaves using Olive ink.  Color the centers of the flower petals using the same color they were stamped in and use Leaf Green and Vivid Chartreuse to color the leaves.  Use coordinating dies to cut everything out.  Place onto the shaping mold and run through the die cut machine and then turn out onto the desk to dry.  Shape the flower pieces and glue together using hot glue.  Glue two of the yellow calyx to form a flower and glue together.  Add Ribbit Prills to the center and set aside to dry. Using a Hydra Sponge with Dries Clear Adhesive, add glitter to the flower petals. 

Using the stamping platform stamp the Vining Sweet Pie using Olive green and Magenta Hue and cut out with coordinating die.  Color the leaves with leaf green and the flowers with Magenta Hue ink. Use the tools from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to add some shape to the back of this piece.  I snipped this apart to use the curly pieces on the card front and then glued the rest to the card front.  Most of it is covered with the finished flowers but if you look closely it is peeping out here and there. Decide on placement of everything and hot glue down.

Stamp the sentiment onto cream cardstock using Jet Black ink and cut out using the Banner Die.  Cut off the part you dont need and then tuck the rest behind some of the florals and hot glue down.  The card is finished.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Four Seasons Summer Challenge - July - Anything goes...

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for July, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the second challenge for Summer!  So gather your supplies think Red, White, and Blue, Fourth of July, Watering Cans and pretty flowers!   You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on July 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on July 25.  The winner will be announced on July 28.

We have an Mood board for July but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes!   

I picked up on the watering can and decided to use one on my card!  

I used lots of glitter on the flowers and on the drops of water coming out of the can but my camera just didn't pick it up!  I used shades of blue, lilac and purples and I just love how it turned out!  The paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection.