In the Beginning God Created...

Welcome!
I'm so glad you're here!
I have a bit of a different project to share with you this week!

We're continuing to showcase the Woodsy Wonderland Collection over at Heartfelt Creations, and one of the first things that popped into my head when I first saw the collection so many months ago was that it would be perfect to use for illustrating Genesis 1 - The Story of Creation in my journaling Bible!
The beautiful landscape stamps, those gorgeous deer and a few of the other woodsy critters would create such a beautiful scene!  I set about to stamping and coloring and was happy with the result!

Here's how my Bible journal page turned out...


I really enjoyed creating this little scene...and while coloring I had time to think about and reflect on the story of creation.  Isn't it amazing to think that God's imagination is so large...look at all of the different plants and animals He created...and when I see some of them I do indeed know that He has a wonderful sense of humor!  LOL

You'll see that my coloring is not completely perfect...the paper I had behind the Bible page had a slight texture which has shown through, and the gamasol solution does react a tad differently on this thin type of paper which makes blending the colors of the Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils a little more difficult.  (The colors depicted in the pictures here are actually brighter than those on the project due to photo editing...the sky is much more muted and the colors flow together more gently).

Here's a close up of the stamped images...


Have you started a journaling Bible?  I love the time I get to reflect on what I've read while stamping and coloring!  I cannot draw at all....we're talking not a drop of artist's blood in me...so I like to use stamps in my journaling Bible....so if you're like me and you can't draw, be sure to use those stamps in your stash! 

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet! 
Christmas is approaching so quickly and it seems that there is a shortage of time these days!
I hope you do have a few extra minutes to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the amazing array of projects the rest of the team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124

Other Products Used: ESV Journaling Bible, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 024, 059, 058, 054, 047, 104, 057, 070, 114, 100, 090, 105, 038, 014, gamasol solution, blending stumps, VersaFine Black Ink,  VersaFine Grey Ink, scrap card stock

Stamp evergreen trees onto page using a black permanent detail ink.  Create a matching mask using a piece of scrap card stock along with evergreen stamp and the coordinating die.  Place mask over stamped evergreens and now stamp remaining tree line as shown once again using grey permanent detail ink and remove mask.  Stamp deer image and bunny into scene as shown using grey ink.  Color scene using blendable pencils and blend colors together using blending stumps and gamasol solution.   

It's a Woodsy Wonderland...

Good Afternoon, Morning or Evening depending on where you are reading this!
It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations!

Have you seen the sneak peeks of the Woodsy Wonderland Collection already?
It's magnificent!

Here's a little about it...

Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers. 
 Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings.  Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.  Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes.  Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of premade card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project.  Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests!  So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  


I decided that I wanted to create a masculine project for my first creation with this stunning collection.  Masculine cards are always tricky, but I have to say that with this collection it all came together quickly and with ease!

Here's a peek at my card...


I love love love the deer images, stamps and die cuts in this collection!
We had a corn field across from our house this summer...and now that winter has set in I can look out my living room window and see deer grazing somewhere in that field pretty much any time of the day!  Such beautiful creatures!

Here's a close up of stamped and die cut images I've used on this project...the deer, and the gorgeous trees in the background. 


So, my challenge to you if you have already purchased this exquisite collection...or will be...give a masculine card a try!  You will be so impressed with how easy it is with this outdoor and woodsy collection!  Mix and match of few of your Heartfelt Creation collection together with this one and you will come up with even more stunning and unique results!

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring pieces created by the uber talented design team...they've truly outdone themselves this week!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, HCDP1-273
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124
Woodsy Landscape Die, HCD1-7122
Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3645
Leafy Branch Die, HCD1-757
All Things Are Possible Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3764
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Spellbinders Oval Die, paper trimmer, scissors, Gamasol solution, blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 058, 059, 047, 114, 100, 104, 020, 070, pop dots, Glitter Ritz

Create a 6" x 6" card base using white card stock.  Locate premade card panel within paper collection as shown on card.  Trim down slightly to leave a white border around panel.  Die cut oval from card panel as shown.  Ink edges of oval piece as well as square card panel using a brown colored ink.  Stamp sentiment onto oval die cut as shown using black ink.  Adhere oval to card panel and then adhere remaining card front panel to base using pop dots.  Fussy cut stripe and deer image from decorative paper, ink all edges using a brown colored ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Stamp one stamping of the deer image as well as one stamping of the scenic tree image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using blendable pencils, shape using flower shaping kit and then adhere to card front as shown.  Stamp one inking onto white card stock using black ink of the small bird, the branch and the leaf cluster.  Color using blendable pencils, and shape with shaping tools.  Adhere branch to top corner of card as shown, snip leaf image into two sections and apply to branch.  Adhere bird to center of branch cluster.  Using a dries clear glue and fine tip, adhere a small subtle amount of glitter to die cut trees as well as branch.  Lastly, find a coordinating paper panel within the paper collection to finish off inside of card.  Trim slightly smaller than inside of card.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to inside of card.     


My Best Friend...

Hello and Welcome!  Happy Wednesday!
How are you doing this morning, afternoon or evening depending on where you're visiting from!
I can't believe that December is coming up so quickly!
Are you ready?  Have you started or finished your Christmas shopping?  Have you started decorating or is that still on your "to do" list?  I sure have found a need lately to add more hours to my day...if only it was a possibility!  LOL

Well, as you all know it's a Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I'm back this week with another project with the Pampered Pooch Collection...oh this is fast becoming one of my favorites!  It's just too cute!

Here's my project for this week...


I've trimmed down one of the premade card panels to create a little scene!  I love the image of this pampered pooch in the bath...a task I'm so happy I don't have to do with our pampered pooch...he's an outdoor farm dog so he looks after bathing in the dug out in summer when he feels like it!  LOL

I've colored the stamped image with my Copic Ciao markers, and have done some die cutting with some circular Spellbinders dies to create a spot for the sentiment.  Don't you  just love those dirty paw prints around the sentiment!  I've added some happy daisies with prill centers as a finishing touch along with some Glossy Accents on the bubbles in and around the bathtub as well as on the puppy's nose.  A touch of glitter and the project was complete!  I've created a bunch of dimension by popping up the layers using pop dots.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project share!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog as well to see the other projects created by the rest of the team...there's a wonderful array of different collections being showcased there today along side the Pampered Pooch Collection!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCDP1-272
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Pampered Pooch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3762
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Glue Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy, TSMP701
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800

Other Products Used:  BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, Memento Dandelion Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive tape runner, Copic Ciao Markers R29, RV10, W-5, W-3, C-3, BV23, E57, Y06, B93, YG63, Y17,Y06, Stickles - Diamond, sponge dauber, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Dies, pop dots, Glossy Accents

Watch this video to see how to create the Delightful Daisy flowers.

Create 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Locate the denim blue background paper as shown, trim slightly smaller than card base.  Ink all edges using a light brown colored ink.  Adhere to card base.  Locate the square fence scene card panel within the collection, trim slightly smaller than blue background mat, ink all edges using a light brown color ink and then die cut circle window using the second largest Spellbinders die as shown.  Adhere panel to card base using 3D pop dots.  Take leftover circle die cut that you just removed from the card panel, and die cut using the die the next size down.  Using the green side, ink all around the edge using a light brown color.  Using a black ink, stamp the first two words of the sentiment onto the circle die cut, wipe stamp clean and then finish stamping rest of sentiment. Stamp dog prints onto sentiment piece using a brown ink and adhere to card.  Using black ink and white card stock, stamp one inking of the puppy in tub image and one inking of both the daisies and each size daisy leaf.  Color puppy image using markers.  Shape slightly using flower shaping tools and adhere to card as shown using pop dots.  Using a sponge dauber, apply yellow ink to flower centers and  green ink to the leaves. Die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers and leaves using flower shaping tools.  Assemble one large double daisy and two small double daisies.  Adhere to card as shown.  Trim leaves in half and apply around flowers as needed.  Apply Glossy Accents to bubbles in tub and to puppy's nose.  Add Stickles to tips of daisy petals.    

Black Friday Blog Hop with Heartfelt Creations...

Hello Everyone!
I'm so glad you're here!
I hope you've been enjoying the Heartfelt Creations blog hop...we were so excited to create our projects and put it all together for you!
You should have arrived here from Martine's blog...if by chance you've lost your place along the way, be sure to check out the blog hop list below!

For my project I decided to go with a Christmas theme and chose to use last year's Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!  I thought the foldout card design would look fabulous on a fireplace mantle done in more traditional Christmas colors!

I opted to use the 4.25" x 5.5" black card base for my creation.  I thought it would look stunning paired up with the deep reds, cozy creams and bright whites in the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!
You'll have to let me know what you think!

Here's how my project turned out...


I'll give you a few more pictures so you can get a good peek at the card opened a variety of ways!

...here's a pic of the first tier...


...opening the first tier allows you to see how the backside has been decorated as well as how the second tier has been designed...


...and as we continue folding the card out...

...you can see that I've done some stamping with some of the cling stamps found within the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection and have also used a premade card panel for the inside of the card where one would write the sentiment...


...here's a closer look at how the back panel of the card has been finished...

...you can see I have done quite a bit of glittering on this card, as well as as some flocking to give the poinsettias the feel of having been snowed on...


...and here is a peek at the card fully opened but from the back of the card...


Of course you will have noticed that I used one of the new decorative border dies to add some fancy edging to my creation!  It adds such visual appeal and elegance...don't you think?
I do hope you've enjoyed what I've shared with you today!

Well, it's that time in the post where we take care of a few housekeeping things so you are aware of what is happening in the blog hop!

The blog hop begins Wednesday, November 23/16 at 00:01am EST, and will conclude on Monday, November 28 at 11:59pm EST.  Blog and winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the lucky winner will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, as well as the Heartfelt Creations Face Book page on Wednesday, November 30/16!

There is a fabulous prize package being offered...



It includes the following...

1x Delicate Border Basic Die
1 x Classic Border Basics Die
1 x Fleur Border Basics Die
1 x Elegant Border Basics Die
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 4 1 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 5" x 7" Foldout cards Kraft
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Black
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards White
1 x pack of 6" x 6" Foldout cards Kraft

Wow!  How awesome is that!
So be sure to comment on all of the blogs included in the hop to be entered to win!
Good Luck to you all!

And lastly, here's the blog hop list as you continue on you way...
 Tracey Fehr - You Are Here!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection, HCDP1-256
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3681
Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3682
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Black Fold Out Cards (4.25"x5.5"), HCCF1-443-1
Elegant Border Basics Die, HCD1-7121
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk,TSMP301
Designer Dries Clear Glue,  159723
Designer Dries White Glue, 159951
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot manual die cutting machine, white card stock, black card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Stickles - Champagne, Glitter Ritz - Cool, sponge dauber, paper trimmer, scissors, flock

Watch this video to see how to create the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Using the edging dies from the Fleur Border Basics die, cut out the pieces of decorative card stock for all sides of the card.  Ink all edges of each piece using a brown colored ink, stamp poinsettia and circular sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection onto panels that need a touch of decorating. Adhere to card.  Cut back mat for back card panel from decorative paper as well as a poinsettia illustration panel from paper pack.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to back page of card.   Trim out decorative poinsettia strip, ink all edges with a brown colored ink.  Using the decorative border dies in the Elegant Border Basics Dies, cut out decorative accents for each card tier from black card stock and apply to card base.  Now apply decorative paper matting to all card tiers making sure you have covered front and back of each tier except the backside of the card.  Adhere poinsettia decorative trim strip as shown.  Trim out sentiment from paper collection, ink all edges with brown ink and adhere to second panel as shown.  Trim out candle image from decorative paper sheet and adhere to card above sentiment.   Stamp four inkings of the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, and two inkings of the leaves from the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using sponge daubers, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape flowers and leaves using deluxe flower shaping kit. Create one large and two small double poinsettias for the front bottom portion of the card, one small double poinsettia for second card tier, one mid sized double poinsettia for third tier and one large and two small double poinsettias for the last card panel.  Adhere to all flowers to card as shown.  Adhere leaves to front and last panel floral clusters.  Next trim out Merry & Bright sentiment and snip into end to create a flag banner.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink, shape slightly and adhere to card as shown. Using a dries clear adhesive and a fine metal glue tip, apply transparent glitter to all veining on flowers and leaves.  Apply Stickles to poinsettia centers as well as preprinted poinsettia images on decorative papers.  Allow to dry, then add dries white glue and flocking to poinsettia petals to mimic snow.    

Doggone...I Missed Your Birthday...

A warm welcome to you...I'm so glad you're here!
I cannot believe it's November...and here in Manitoba, Canada as I sit here and type this we are experiencing 18 degree Celsius weather...it's like spring when we're usually gearing up for bitter cold!
But hey, I'll take it...it's not often you can wear your flip flops here in November!

As you probably already know, today is new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations...and we are so pleased to bring to you the adorable Pampered Pooch Collection!
Do you have a special fur baby that you share your life with?
Well, this newest collection is ideal for documenting life with that special canine!
But don't wait too long to head on over to the online store for your purchase...because I have a feeling this collection is gonna go fast!

Here's a little more about the collection...

There’s nothing better than sharing time with your four legged fur baby, soaking in the adoration found in their bright eyes, the love displayed through their wagging tails and those endless supplies of slobbery kisses!  Whether you’re enjoying the antics of a young energy filled and mischievous puppy, or the relaxed and laid back company of an older furry friend, you are sure to fall in love with the new Pampered Pooch Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  This newest paper collection is filled with adorable fun loving illustrations of heartwarming pooches, their favorite treats, and pretty floral touches all set against beautiful shades of denim blues, grassy greens, chocolate browns and crisp creams.  The four captivating cling stamp sets include charming illustrations of man’s best friends at play, sitting pretty and even causing just a slight paw-full of trouble.  These adorable images have been coupled with a multitude of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions and are ideal for the young and the young at heart!  Cute dimensional pooch themed embellishments such as doggie bone shaped treats, paw prints, collars and of course a collection of fun loving furry friends themselves are easy to achieve when pairing the coordinating cling stamps and die combinations. So relax, get creative and celebrate great memories of canine friends both past and present, create a little something special for that puppy adoring friend who’s going through a “ruff” time, or simply lay back and bask in the joy of life as our wet nosed, fur covered friends do as we share with you the Pampered Pooch Collection…drool not included! 

I have been wanting to try my hand at a box card for a long time...the die had been sitting in my craft room and had been unused.  So, I decided this adorable release would be perfect to give it a try!

Here's how my project came out...


I loved this sentiment when I first saw it and thought perhaps a forgotten birthday would be forgiven by presenting such a cute package!

I've colored the images with my Copic Ciao markers, and for the floral accents I've used the Delightful Daisies from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  The box card itself is a Spellbinders die that cuts all the pieces you need to assemble the card base.  I've included the full instructions for this project below if you would like to replicate the project. 

Here's a closer peek at the card from a different angle...


And just in case you missed it on Facebook...many of the design team have their very own pampered pooches...and Liz, our social media guru thought it would be fun to share them with you!

Let me introduce you to Thunder...our very own pampered pooch!


Thunder is our "farm" dog...he patrols the property and makes sure that all is right in our little part of the world!  He enjoys long walks without a leash (put one on and he sits right down and will not budge), exercising the cats (sometimes they walk nicely together...at other times he has them jogging), howling with the coyotes at night (until they get to close then he sends them on their way), and he absolutely loves gardening!  (That's right...he tramples down all of the stalks to reap the corn on the cob and eats it, he picks cucumbers and feasts on them all day long...oh and pumpkins, yum yum!)  Oh...and we cannot forget to mention that he is terrified of his namesake...you'll catch Thunder watching the skies for any hint of rain or lightning...and when the thunder rolls...so does Thunder...right onto our front deck trying to get the house door open to let someone know he would like to be let into the garage to wait out the storm!  Lastly, Thunder hates being photographed!  He can be sitting beautifully with the kids and I try to sneak out and take a picture and he's up and running as fast as he sees the camera...and when I do get to snap a pic of him...he firmly believes he must have his tongue sticking out...must be his version of a cheesy grin!  LOL  He's one of a kind...but we love him!

Well, that's it for me today!
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other stunning projects the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration and viewing pleasure!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCDP1-272
Pampered Pooch Pals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3759
Paw-fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3760
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Pampered Pooch Pals Die, HCD1-7115
Paw-fect Pooches Die, HCD1-7116
Delightful Daisies Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3656
Delightful Daisy Die, HCD1-760
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy

Other Products Used:  BigShot Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, Spellbinders Scalloped Box Pop Up Card Die, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaFine Grey Ink, Memento Dandelion Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive tape runner, Copic Ciao Markers - E00, E21, Y17, E37, E29, 100, R32, R29, G05, Stickles - Diamond, sponge dauber

Die cut all pieces from Spellbinders Box Card Die using manual die cutting machine and white card stock.  Assemble using a strong adhesive.  Ink all edges of the box card using a light brown ink. Cut a piece of white card stock to cover full back of card for personal message and to enable it to stand up securely.  Trim bottom panels for box card from striped patterned paper and adhere to three sides of bottom portion, leaving reinforced back as is.  Trim out two side panels using dog treat themed patterned paper and apply to opposite sides of card.  Trim out one side panel for front of card using dog paw print patterned paper, as well as one longer piece to mat back wall of inside card.  Trim a blue patterned paper with puppy face to mat onto front of card panel, and a longer piece of matting again with a puppy image for the inside panel of the back wall of card.  Stamp one puppy face, one shamed puppy image, and two large treats onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using markers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Stamp sentiments onto treats.  Shape all elements using your flower shaping tools and adhere to card as shown.  (To achieve layered look, attach strips of paper varying in length to images and adhere them to the various sections inside the card.)  Stamp two inkings of the daisies and one inking of leaves onto white card stock using grey ink.  Color using sponge dauber and yellow ink for flowers and a mix of green inks for leaves.  Cut using coordinating dies.  Layer some flowers as double blossoms and leave some as singles.  Adhere to box card to fill in empty areas.  Adhere leaves to floral cluster as shown.  Trim sentiment strip for front panel of card from paper collection and adhere to card front.  Apply Diamond Stickles to flower centers and petal tips as well as printed images on front of card and inside back panel. 

Heartfelt Creations and Creative Embellishments...

Welcome Everyone!
It seems like such a long time since we've visited!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and this week we're also featuring some of the lovely elements from Creative Embellishments!  I've chosen to use a decorative frame on my creation today along with the Blushing Rose Collection.

Here's my project for this week...


I chose to use one of the flip fold album inserts to create quite a substantial card!
I'll post a few pictures along the way so you can see how the whole thing folds out and what it looks like completely opened!

As I mentioned, I've used the Blushing Rose Collection, as well as the rose stamp and die from the Classic Rose Collection.  As I decided which decorative paper to use, I decided that the blue and purple combination would make a soothing Sympathy card. 

Let's take a look at how the card flips open...


The image on the side smaller side panel is a stamped and die cut image from the Blushing Rose Collection that I've colored and added onto the panel.  The other rose images have been fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.

Let's flip the card open even further...


Here you can see I've matted the center of the card using the same patterned paper I've used on the card front!

And here's a full look at the card totally extended...


The panel on the far left has had all of the roses along the bottom and upper corner fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper as well.  The two stemmed roses have been stamped and die cut from the Blushing Rose Collection. 

Lastly, here's a close up of the flower cluster on the front of the card...


I've painted and antiqued the chipboard from Creative Embellishments and since I wanted it to be a main focal point on the card I've kept the flower cluster fairly simple starting with a base of foliage, a stamped rose and buds which I've colored blue, shaped and adhered on top of the leaves.  I've then stamped, colored and shaped several small purple flowers that I've shaped to look more like a wild rose. 

A touch of sparkle to the flower cluster as well as a few of the preprinted roses on the paper both on the inside and outside of the card and it was complete!

I've included the full instructions for creating this card down below, and enough photos here for you to reference should you like to try to recreate this yourself. 

Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the rest of the wonderful projects the team have created using the items they incorporated from Creative Embellishments as well.  Always such a diverse collection of projects for every taste and style!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCDP1-271
Encourage You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3758
Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3756
Blushing Rose Stem Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3755
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Sympathy Sentiment Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3377
Blushing Rose Swirls Die, HCD1-7114
Blushing Rose Stem Die, HCD1-7113
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - White, HCFP1-434-2
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender, TSMP504
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Shell White Microfine Transparent Glitter, 741

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, paper trimmer, scissors, white card stock, Versafine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Creative Embellishments Fancy Oval Chipboard Frame Set, paint - yellow, blue, Inka Gold Paint, Copic Ciao Markers - G85, G94, B00, B01, water, mist bottle, sponge dauber, adhesive tape

Locate flipfold insert from package B.  Cut off smallest fold portion.  Trim out card front and center matting pieces using decorative paper as shown.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to card front and center.  Locate teal colored patterned paper and trim to use as matting for the three remaining inside flips and folds.  Ink all edges using a brown colored ink and adhere to card as shown.  Locate weathered board with blue roses patterned paper, taking decorative chipboard frame trace out the portion of roses and open space you wish to use on front of card.  Cut using scissors, stamp sentiment onto focal image piece using black ink and set aside frame and backing.  Trim out weathered board patterned paper to mat over teal matting as shown.  Ink all edges with a brown ink and adhere to card base.  Fussy cut blue roses from remaining pieces of patterned paper, ink all edges with a brown ink and adhere to card to the various sections as shown.  Cut a strip of patterned paper with purple roses and stripes as used on the inside and front cover of card, ink all edges with a brown ink, and adhere to the side of the first flip fold opposite the main inside portion of the card.  Stamp inside sentiment using black ink. Paint chipboard frame starting with a yellow base.  Allow to dry and add a thin layer of blue paint overtop yellow base coat.  Allow to dry and then apply a thin layer of Inka Gold using your fingertip to areas you wish to antique on the frame. Stamp one inking using black ink of each of the rose stems, two of the rose leaves illustration, as well as two of the rose swirls images onto white card stock.  Color using markers, and then die cut using coordinating dies.  Ink all edges with a light brown colored ink.  Adhere one of the rose swirl images onto flip fold where you have applied the rose striped paper and the two stemmed roses to the inside flip fold opposite the inside sentiment.  Adhere frame to card as shown. Shape cascading leaves, along with the second rose swirls die cut using your flower shaping tools and a spritz of water.  Adhere to side of frame as shown.  Next stamp two inkings of the mid sized flower petals from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Apply a light purple ink to all flower petals and then die cut using coordinating die.  Using your flower shaping tools and a spritz of water, shape flower petals and assemble into three flowers with three layers of petals each.  Adhere to floral cluster on frame as shown.  Using a dries clear adhesive, fine metal tip and transparent glitter, apply glitter to rose petal as well as onto preprinted rose patterns on decorative paper both on card front and inside.              

You're Invited to Tea...

Hello!
It's so nice to see you again!
Grab yourself a nice warm tea, get comfy in your favorite chair and stay awhile!

Today is new release day over with us at Heartfelt Creations...we're sharing with you the brand new "Blushing Rose" Collection and it is absolutely stunning!

Here's a little more about it...

 Imagine a pristinely decorated, old fashioned parlor filled with charming antiques, vintage wallpaper and the finest assembling of handsome rose patterned china offering up delectable treats and deliciously fragrant tea!  Amidst the refreshments, and scattered throughout the quarters you are drawn to lavish rose bouquets in every color imaginable, plucked from the pristine rose garden just outside the elegantly draped garden doors. As you glance around it is clear that this exquisite sitting room has been adorned for a very special occasion!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to sit, relax and indulge as they unveil the new Blushing Rose Collection!  Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms.  Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs.  The delicate, illustrations of rose clusters and single stemmed roses found within the cling stamp sets will bring back memories of the ravishing patterns on Grandma’s finest tableware that were kept behind glass and only made an appearance for the grandest of occasions.  Paired together with the coordinating stamps, the ornate dies in this collection will allow you to create enamoring rose motif die cuts perfect for all of your paper crafting needs.  A large focal background stamp, along with a full assembling of all occasion sentiments are the perfect window dressings to complete your soft and romantic vintage style rose themed creations. We invite you to enjoy the finest in paper crafting as we present the Blushing Rose Collection!


As you can tell by the release notes, this collection reminded me of grandly decorated parlours and rose themed patterned china!  So...it should only go without saying that I have created a project that I felt totally went with the theme!

Are you ready to join me for some tea?



Allow me to walk you through a few images that show you each of these project individually.
Let's start with the adorable miniature tea pot!


I thought that the beautiful rose filled paper was the perfect base for a china like looking tea pot!
I've added some Inka Gold to the edges of the project to give it a vintage shimmer, and I've also inked all of the edges with a soft brown color as well.  I thought the pearl on the top was just the icing on the cake!

I've crated a small rose cluster with some of the stamped images in the collection, as well as a dimensional hand shaped rose.  I've also incorporated some chipboard foliage from Creative Embellishments into the floral cluster.  I've painted it with Inka Gold so it too had a gold vintage feeling.

Here's a closer peek at the rose cluster...


Of course we couldn't enjoy tea together if we didn't have a cup and saucer...


I've applied the same inking with the brown colored ink and the Inka Gold finishing so it matched the tea pot.  I've created another dimensional rose along with some leaf foliage and adhered it to the base of the cup.  I've added some Creative Embellishments chipboard into this design as well.

I had so much fun creating this little set!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing it and have been inspired to give an altered art piece a try yourself!

There are also many more ravishing Blushing Rose Collection projects up on the Heartfelt Creations blog!  Do be sure to stop by for a visit and leave some love for all of the designers.

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Blushing Rose Paper Collection, HCPD1-271
Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3756
Blushing Rose Swirls Die, HCD1-7114 
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Zip Dry Paper Glue, 273900
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, BigShot manual die cutting machine, Chameleon Markers - Olive Green, Purple Grape, Mauve, Lavender, Creative Embellishments Chipboard - Flourish 10, large white pearl, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Viva Inka Gold, water, spritz bottle, gold embossing powder, heat tool, VersaMark ink, SVG Hut Tea Set Cut File

Watch this video to learn how to create dimensional roses with the Classic Rose Collection.

Tea Pot - Using white card stock, electronic die cutting machine and SVG cut file, cut base of teapot.  Adhere together using a strong paper glue.  Using your choice of patterned paper, die cut decorative paper pieces for tea pot and adhere using a strong paper glue as per instructions accompanying cut file purchase.  Once adhesive is dry, using a light brown color, ink all seams of tea pot and lid.  Then using your finger tip, apply a light touch of Inka Gold over the same areas to achieve an antiqued vintage look resembling that on older fine china.  Stamp the rose and bud flower cluster from the Blushing Rose Swirls Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using VersaMark ink, apply gold embossing powder and set with heat tool.  Color using Chameleon Markers. Cut using coordinating die.  Shape slightly using flower shaping kit and adhere to tea pot as shown.  Stamp one inking of the middle sized rose flower images, as well as the leaf image from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp set and once again heat emboss using gold embossing powder.  Color using Chameleon Markers and die cut using coordinating die. Using a spritz of water to the backside of each flower piece, shape using your deluxe flower shaping tool kit and assemble to make one rose. Shape leaves as well.  Adhere flower over top stamped flower image already adhered to tea pot.  Cut a few pieces of vine from chipboard, paint with Inka Gold and adhere to floral cluster.  Snip leaf and tendril die cut into two, shape and use to fill in areas needing a little more foliage.  Add a touch of Inka Gold to white pearl and adhere to top of tea pot.

Cup and Saucer - follow same steps as used above only using cup and saucer cutting file.  Stamp, emboss, color and die cut petal pieces for one small rose and foliage.  Shape and adhere to cup and saucer set.  Apply same inking and chipboard treatments you have used on tea pot.  
 

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