It's Time for a Beary Fun Autumn Retreat...

Welcome!
How are all of you doing?
With all of the natural disasters happening in the world today, I hope that wherever you are reading this from you are safe and sound!

Here in Manitoba, Canada we are just heading into the fall season.  
As I type this I am looking out my living room windows periodically and the leaves on the shelterbelt trees have all started turning to golds and rusts.  
Very pretty...although I'm not sure that I am really ready to let go of summer.

That being said, autumn is my favorite season.
I love the crisp autumn air, the fact that I get to bundle up in warm sweaters, the crunching of the leaves when I'm out for a leisurely walk...and of course the colors!
I was super excited to see that Heartfelt Creations was coming out with a fun and cheery autumn release!
The Beary Fun Retreat stole my heart...it is just adorable!

Here's a little bit about it...

Long days filled with sunshine begin to fade and the crisp evening breezes begin to call for cozy wool knit sweaters as the fall season slowly ushers out the lazy days of summer! Along with the falling leaves and a last surge of floral blossoms, autumn brings with it a more relaxed and reflective way of life and a reminder that winter will soon be around the corner. Autumn also brings with it a fun that only autumn can bring…playing in crisp piles of fallen leaves, picnics with warm beverages, cozy evenings spent around the campfire and exploring fields filled with rows and rows of sunflowers bowing their heads giving way to the season! Even the animals of the forest recognize and celebrate the subtle arrival of autumn, spending their last few days before hibernation playing and making preparations for the arrival of the upcoming winter season. Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful and captivating illustrations of adorable bears, this autumn themed collection is sure to appeal to all ages! Perfect for celebrating an array of occasions, this fun loving assembling of stamps, dies and decorative papers will bring a whimsical and lighthearted touch to all of your paper crafting creations. The dynamic paper collection boasts a color palette filled with beautiful tones of burnt oranges, rusty reds, midnight blues, along with leaf like greens and golden yellows all mixed with checkered plaids, decorative stripes and gorgeous imagery of blooming sunflowers and falling leaves. Three sets of detailed cling stamps with coordinating dies allow you to join in the fall themed fun of a charismatic bear family enjoying their last retreat before winter sets in. Whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows near an adorable treehouse, enjoying songs strummed out quietly on guitar, or filling up on delightful meals of honey, these cute images are ideal for embellishing all of your fall themed cards and scrapbook layouts! So throw on a cozy sweater, grab a cup of hot cocoa and join in the fun as we enjoy one last “beary” fun filled autumn retreat!

This weeks share with the new Beary Fun Retreat collection is something a little different for me.
I found a CAS card technique online that I'd wanted to try and thought that this collection would be perfect for creating a little clean and simple watercolor scene perfect for a masculine card.

Here's how the card came out...

  
I've masked off all edges on a piece of water color paper and have proceeded to stamp my image onto the water color paper using a grey VersaFine ink and the MISTI.  I've then cleaned the stamp and restamped over the image using the clear VersaMark ink pad.  I've quickly heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder and set to watercoloring.

Here's a peek at the card with a bit of a different angle...


I've used distress ink reinkers to do the watercoloring (I'll leave you the link below that I used to follow along with all of the different watercoloring/inking steps I watched to create this project.)
The give such beautiful, bold and rich colors when water coloring. After all of the water coloring was completed, I went in with an ink blending tool and added in some darker blue just around the edges of the tape for the sky to give it some clear definition, some darker green around the grassy portion and then a soft brown around all of the edges.  Then came the fun part!  I removed the masking tape from the water color panel and I have to say, for this being the first time I tried this technique I was very happy with how it turned out! 

I then chose my sentiment and using the MISTI and a black ink I stamped it onto the colored image.
I trimmed a piece of decorative plaid card stock from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, inked all edges with a soft brown ink and then adhered it to my 5"x7" card base. I've used foam tape to pop up and adhere the colored panel to the card base.
And voila...it was complete!

I think I will spray this card with a sealer as I don't want anything to happen to the water coloring as I have used distress inks which will react should water land up coming into contact with them.
For the first time trying this version of a colored card, I was quite pleased with how it turned out!
I think this would make a great card for any male in your life!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
I'd love to know if you've tried anything like this before!
Also, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog and the "beary" cute creations the rest of the design team have created to showcase this newest collection!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
 Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3797
Pampered Pooch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3762
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607

Other Products: white card stock, Ranger Distress Ink Refills - Stormy Sky, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Ripe Persimmon, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Tool, Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Gathered Twig, dimensional foam tape, watercolor paper, blue painters masking tape, water, water color paint brush, MISTI, acrylic stamp block, VersaFine Gray Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, scor tape, VersaMark Clear Ink, paper towel, clear embossing powder, heat tool, spray sealer

Instructions: Create a 5" x 6.5" card base from white card stock. Trim a piece of plaid decorative paper from Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection just smaller than the card base. Ink all edges with the soft brown colored ink and adhere to card base. Trim a piece of water color paper just slightly smaller than the plaid decorative background. Using blue painters tape, mask off all four sides of the water color panel. Position panel in MISTI and arrange where you wish to have stamped images appear. Stamp images using a gray colored permanent ink. Double stamp to get a crisp clear impression. Clean stamps with paper towel and restamp over image using VersaMark clear ink. Remove panel from MISTI and sprinkle image with clear embossing powder. Set with heat tool. Water color image with Ranger Distress Reinkers by placing a drop of each color onto acrylic stamp block. Using a small water color brush, pic up water and small amounts of color and apply layers to images. Using a sponge or distress tool, apply a dark blue around edges of top of sky and green around bottom of grass. Add a light layer of brown to all edges of image for some extra definition. Peel away painters tape. Allow to dry thoroughly. Place image back into MISTI and add sentiment. Seal image with a spray sealer. Apply image panel to card base using dimensional foam tape.  


As promised, here's the link that intrigued me to give this watercoloring technique a try...
https://youtu.be/UTN469aDBfY

Peace On Earth...

Hello and Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
I'm so glad you've taken some time out of your busy schedule to visit with me here today!

I have another Christmas card creation to share with you!
I've done a mix of a few different collections on this one....and I didn't have a lot of spare time so this is one you can complete super quickly!

Let's take a peek at what I made to spark some creativity for you this week...


I chose to use one of the premade card panels from the Winter's Eve Collection.
I cut two intricate decorative die cuts from the Festive Holly Collection and adhered them to the card front opposite of one another.
I love the lacy look that they have...and I think make such beautiful embellishments that lend a touch of an old fashioned feel to your holiday projects!

I've then stamped, colored and die cut some Sparkling Poinsettias, as well as some of the holly and berry clusters from the Festive Holly Collection.  After everything was shaped, I started playing around with the floral cluster. I thought they were so pretty there surrounding the bottom of the Christmas tree. I knew that I really wanted this holiday card to sparkle and shine...so I've used lots of glitter on the poinsettias as well as on the images on the preprinted card panel.

Here's a closer peek at all the sparkle on the poinsettias...


As I mentioned earlier on, this card didn't take me too much time and would be easy to replicate in a pinch.  You'll find all of the instructions below following the conclusion of this blog post!

I do hope you've been inspired here today!
Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the inspirational projects created by the rest of the super talented design team!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holly and Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Designer Dries Clear Glue, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rose Coral, 71006
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401

Watch this tutorial for tips on shaping the Sparkling Poinsettia here.

Watch this tutorial for tips on intricate die cutting and using Festive Holly Collection die cuts here.

Other Products: white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, red half pearls, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, Scor-Tape, VersaFine Grey Ink

Instructions: Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Trim down premade card panel to be just slightly smaller than card base. Ink all edges of premade card panel with a dark pink ink. Adhere to card base. Die cut two intricate decorative die cuts from the Festive Holly die using white card stock and adhere to card front as shown. Stamp one inking of poinsettias onto white card stock using a dark pink ink. Die cut with coordinating dies. Color center of petals with a lighter pink ink and then add a hint of the darker pink used for stamping along all edges of the petals using stack and store daubers. Shape using Flower Shaping Tools, creating one double poinsettia blossom with the two largest flowers and leaving the two remaining as singles. Stamp one inking of the corner holly and berries image from the Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, as well as one of the small holly and berry image using a grey ink on white card stock. Die cut using coordinating dies and color using stack and store daubers and shape with Flower Shaping Tools. Arrange flower cluster and adhere to card as shown. Trim sentiment from paper pack and ink all edges with a dark pink ink. Adhere to card base using pop dots. Using a dries clear glue and transparent glitter, add sparkle to flowers and preprinted image. Add half pearls to poinsettia centers.

A Winter's Eve Country Christmas...

Welcome! 
I'm so glad you're here!
It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and I have a little project to share with you featuring the beautiful Winter's Eve Collection!
Tell me...have you started your holiday cards already?
I hope so...because there's really nothing worse than trying to get it done in December!  LOL

The Winter's Eve Collection is so soft and peaceful and I just couldn't resist the opportunity to create a winter scene card with several of the preprinted card panels that are included in the paper collection.  What is more peaceful and serene than a little country church and some gorgeous deer.

Here's how this week's project turned out...


I thought the bells from the Classic Wedding Collection were the perfect embellishment to pair with the church image...who doesn't love to hear the church bells ring on Christmas morning?

Here's a closer look at the bell and foliage cluster...


I've colored the bell embellishment with my Copic markers...just quick coloring with not too much blending of colors.  I've used some of the foliage pieces found within the Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set and Dies to give it a holiday feel.  

As you can see I've also added some snow effects with the Dries White Glue and crystal clear powder on the window, foliage and bells themselves to give it all a wintry feeling.  
Thanks to the preprinted backgrounds and quick coloring, this card really didn't take me to long to complete!  

I hope you've enjoyed my share today!  
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the other amazing projects the rest of the design team have come up with...they never disappoint!

Until next time...
 Project Supplies and Instructions

Other Products: white cardstock, VersaFine Grey Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Copic Markers - C3, B93, R37, R22, R32, YG03, YG63, G94, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, Glitter Ritz

Instructions: Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock. Trim preprinted background panel slightly smaller than card base, ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink and adhere to card base. Trim down small premade card panel featuring church as shown. Ink all edges with a brown colored ink. Die cut decorative oval style die from Window Box Elements die and cut in half. Adhere halves to each side of church scene as shown. Adhere to card base using pop dots. Stamp window frame image onto white card stock using a grey ink. Die cut using coordinating die and adhere over church scene as shown. Trim out preprinted sentiment and ink all edges with a brown ink. Adhere to base of window die cut. Stamp one inking of church bells from the Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp Set along with one inking of each of the rose style leaves and one holly berry style foliage cluster from Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set. Color and then die cut using coordinating dies. Shape bells and all foliage die cuts slightly with flower shaping tools and adhere to card front as shown. Using a dries clear glue and crystal clear glitter add snow effects to window, bells and greenery. Using a dries clear glue and a transparent glitter add some glitter accents to the background panel.

Happy Birthday Heartfelt Creations...


Note: This draw has officially closed! 
Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

Congratulations Debra Lovell....you are the lucky winner of the Flower Essentials Tool Kit!
Please email your details to socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us to claim your prize!

Hello!  Hello!  Hello!
Are you as excited as I am!
It's Heartfelt Creations 20th Birthday and I'm over the moon that you're here to celebrate this very special company with me!


Have you ever read the story of how Heartfelt Creations began?
It's such an awesome story of having a dream and working hard to make it happen!
If you've never read the about this company's humble beginnings, you can find all the details here.

Speaking of dreams, designing cards and altered art pieces for Heartfelt Creations was a dream of mine ever since I found the company and fell in love with it!  I've been so happy to have been able to have that dream come true!  The dream didn't stop there though, I have been blessed to be able to write the descriptions for all of the beautiful products that come out monthly.  Such exquisite collections with stunning artistry makes this more fun than work!
My hope is always that these words paint a picture for you of each collection encouraging you to fall in love with each and every one of them!


To honor this very special company we are playing musical blogs for the next week!
I hope you're ready to have some fun!
Each of the blogs included in this musical blog hop are offering a different prize to one lucky winner each day of this exciting event!
All you have to do is leave a comment on the "blog of the day" when the music stops on that blog to be eligible for the prize being offered that day!

The day that the music "stops" on my blog, this is the prize one lucky participant will win!


The Flower Shaping Essentials Kit is the perfect starter kit if you're just starting out in your flower shaping adventure!  It comes with all of the basics necessary to start your flower shaping fun!
Our lucky winner will be announced the next day in the event, so please be sure to check back!

Continuing on with the celebrations...

For my birthday project I chose to work with the Pampered Pooch Collection.
For this blog hop we are showcasing the Foldout Card Collection and coordinating dies and I thought the Pampered Pooch Collection would be so cute on one of these card bases!

Here's a tour of my special card honoring 20 years of art from the heart with Heartfelt Creations....


The foldout card bases make creating an exquisite card with lots of visual interest so easy!
I chose to work with a kraft colored card base as I thought it would look great with the Pampered Pooch collection!

Above you see the entire card as it would appear sitting on someone's desk or coffee table.
You can look down into the different layers somewhat, however the suspense of what lays behind those layers draws you in and flipping through an interactive card is half the fun!

...here's how the card would appear laid out on a flat surface...


I love that adorable puppy face, and couldn't resist adding the birthday party hat from the collector's/limited edition stamp and die combination which coordinates with the Pampered Pooch Collection!  I thought it would be cute to make it appear that he was bringing a bone as a gift to the party tucked in among all the flowers!

...here's a view of how the card looks fully opened...


...how about a close up look at some of the detailing on the panels...


I chose to use the eyelet version of the coordinating border dies to accent the cards as those pretty loops reminded me of mini pawprints!  Using the coordinating dies with the foldout cards is so very easy and makes your card look so very elegant!
If you've never seen how to use these delightful borders with the foldout cards bases, Emma Lou has been so kind as to create a video showing you how easy it is!
You can find the video here!

...moving along to the rest of the foldouts in this view of the card...


...and here's the view of the backside of the card when fully opened...


You'll notice that I finished the back of the card on this project as well.  I just think it always looks so nice with that back panel covered as well.
Don't you just love all those pooches that accent the foldouts of the card!

...here's a few more close ups of the backside panels as well...


I just love that happy pooch!
All of the coloring you are seeing on this card has been completed with the Stack and Store daubers!
If you haven't given them a try yet, I encourage you to order the small package to test out the beautiful detailed coloring they can do!  It's so quick and easy to use them to add color straight from the ink pad!  The triangular shape lets you get into all the detailed areas you wish to bring out in your coloring!

...and the last few panels on the backside of the card...


The fact that you can make these fold out cards quite dimensional allows you to add your layered flowers and embellishments throughout the card itself on the various foldouts.  Here you can see that I've created one that when open has quite an floral embellishment display on the back, but has been designed so that it works with the card front as well!

I've finished off the card by glittering it all over...the flowers, the preprinted images, etc.
Dries clear glue and glitter is such a nice finishing touch and always makes your card look so professionally made with that little element of extra interest!

I wanted to give you one last view of the card from above so you could see how
the foldouts all come together to create this dynamic project!


You can see how I've added prills to the centers of the daisies in this close up.  You can also see how the flowers have been layered up with a bit of dimension!
The finishing touch on this project was the fancy die cut I've added to the top of the card.
It really gives the card a wonderful height and a grand appearance...perfect for celebrating a company that has blessed us with their beautiful collections for 20 years!

I hope you've enjoyed my share with you today!
Let's keep the party going and stay in touch!  Be sure to enter a comment below when the music "stops" on my blog post to be eligible for the prize, (you'll find that info in the FB event daily) and feel free to add yourself to my followers list so we can keep track of one another easily!  I'd love to see what you've been creating with Heartfelt Creations Collections as well!
Remember, tomorrow is another musical blog hop share from another design team member!
You'll love what they have in store for you!

If you'd like to just keep hopping...here's the list of very talented artists participating in this hop...

Candy Slabaugh
Tracey Fehr - you are here!
Sandra Carey
Tracy McLennon
Monica Edwards
Janet Saieva
Marie Gamber

Also, be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to catch up on special celebration savings and more party fun!

Until next time...
Project Supplies
6"x6" Foldout Cards - Kraft, HCCF1-445-3
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Pampered Pooch Paper Collection, HCPC1-272
Paw-Fect Pooches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3760
You're Paw-fect Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3761
Paw-fect Pooches Die, HCD1-7116
Make a Wish Stamp and Die Limited Edition Combo, HCSD1-2011
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779 
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Creamy Brown, 71036
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Prussian Blue, 71007
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Rock 'n Roll Prills - 12 Pack, ANC851
Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter

Announcing the Winter's Eve Collection...

Welcome to my blog!
I'm so glad you're here!
What have you been up to lately?
As I schedule this post we are in the midst of a crazy heat wave and there are severe thunderstorm warnings and heat warnings all over the place!
It's kinda humorous to be working on Christmas cards during all this summer heat!  LOL

As you know, it's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
This week we're releasing the new Winter's Eve Collection!
It's another beautiful winter/holiday assembling!

Here's a little more about it...

Celebrate the more simple side of the holiday season, and add a touch of nostalgia and wonder to all of your holiday themed greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces with the new Winter’s Eve Collection by Heartfelt Creations. Reminisce Christmas blessings from years gone by with a tranquil collection featuring an array of illustrations bringing back memories of silent nights by candlelight, choir voices resonating from the little church in the wildwood, woodland creatures foraging for food beneath the glistening snow, windows illuminated with the soft glow of a warming fireplace, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees ready to engage the imagination and excitement of little boys and girls eager to see what lies beneath them on Christmas morning! A charming and peaceful paper collection delivering a color palette of icy blues, pine greens, poinsettia pinks, berry reds and frosty whites filled with decorative elements including delicate swirls, subtle checks, bold stripes, dainty florals and lace like accents will whisk you away to a peaceful winter wonderland overwhelming your heart with the comfort and joy of the season! Three wintry themed cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies bring a further touch of simplicity to the season with bouquets of petite flowers and foliage, an old fashioned sled and a window frame with dimensional box ideal for creating warm and inviting scenes featuring a beautifully illustrated candle arrangement, Christmas tree or glowing fireplace. Three intricate and ornamental dies lend themselves beautifully to creating breathtaking decorative die cuts for accenting all of your winter wishes. Come along with us as we set the scene for a tranquil winter’s eve and a happy holiday season!

I chose to use the small window box die cut on my first card featuring this pretty collection.
 I thought a winter floral box would be so adorable paired up with one of the pre printed card images featuring a glowing fireplace and the window die cut.

Here's how the project turned out...


I've used a 6"x6" preprinted card panel as the base for this creation.  I've added some VersaMark ink to the edges and then added a mixture of embossing powder and glitter and then sprinkled it on and heat embossed it giving the card and aged look with some texture!

Here's a closer look at the dimension of the piece...




I think a window box idea is such a unique and different element to add to a Christmas card, don't you?  It's sure to stand out among the rest of the cards received during the holiday season!
I love those snow covered branches mixed with just a few of the last florals remaining after a first snow fall!

I added several of the smaller Sparkling Poinsettias to complete the look as I wanted to tie in the poinsettia background images.  And, of course I couldn't resist having a bird sitting nearby being such the bird lover I am!
 
...and here's another close up view...


Isn't that fireplace scene so cool in the window? 
I didn't have time to color the stamped image of the scene, so I opted to use one of the premade card panels which made it quick and easy to get that look of peeking inside from the outdoors!

Well, that's all for me today!
I hope you've enjoyed the project I've shared with you today!
Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the amazing projects the rest of the design team have created!

Take care, and enjoy getting a jump on all of your holiday creating!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Winter's Eve Paper Collection, HCDP1-281
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Frame Die, HCD1-7148
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Window Box Elements Die, HCD1-7150
Festive Holly and Cardinals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3791
Festive Holly and Cardinals Die, HCD1-7145
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers, HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lipstick Red, 71037
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Creamy Brown, 71036
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Rock N' Roll Prills - 12 Pack, ANC851
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Designer Dries White Adhesive, 159951
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016

Other Products: Gemini die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, white card stock, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Yellow Stickles, Glitter Ritz, Distress Embossing Powder - Pumice Stone, heat tool, scissors, paper trimmer, VersaMark Ink Pad, pop dots

Learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia here 


Instructions: Create a 6"x6" card base using a white card stock. Locate 6"x6" premade card panel shown on sample in Festive Holly Paper Collection. Ink all edges with a light brown colored ink. Using a VersaMark ink pad, ink around edges and into card front and sprinkle with a mixture of vintage embossing powder and glitter. Heat emboss with heat tool and then adhere to card front. Next locate smaller premade card panel within paper collection that features the indoor fireplace scene. Ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink and apply to center of card front with dimensional pop dots. Die cut the window frame using white card stock, as well as one decorative window topper embellishment and the window box. Use window filler die cut to cut out center of window box and adhere sentiment from paper collection into die cut opening. Ink all edges lightly with a brown colored ink on all window embellishments. Adhere to card base. Stamp one inking of the small poinsettia cling stamp set, the leaves from the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set as well as the holly and berry with cardinal illustration from the Festive Holly Collection and several flower and branch illustrations from the Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set with a black ink onto white card stock. Die cut using coordinating dies and then color using Stack and Store Daubers. Shape all elements with flower shaping tools and create window scene as shown on card front. Using a dries white glue, adhere frosting powder to branches, window box and poinsettias. Heat set with a heat tool. Adhere prills to poinsettia centers using a dries clear glue and add yellow stickles to flower centers in flower box arrangement.

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