Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - You're A Classic


Hello friends!

It's inspiration Wednesday and we are featuring the Young at Heart Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  I live in the country and love seeing rusty old trucks in my area.   It reminds me of the country roots and of all the hard working people that make up the area.    I also wanted to do a slider card but needed to secure the truck in the front and back to avoid having the truck spin!  LOL    I hope you like my creation.












Young at Heart Paper Collection, HCDP1-283
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3801
Simply Classic Die Set, HCD1-7159
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Flowering Dogwood Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die Set, HCD1-7129
Window Box Fillers (Winters Eve Collection), HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die Set, HCD1-7149
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive, 352854
3D crystal Lacquer, 245125
Desert Sand Memento Ink, TSMP804
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, TSMP900
Color Box Chalk Ink - Berrylicious, 71053
Color Box Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173742
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo-waferThin Die Adapter, 532423 Kit









Navy cardstock,  dark brown cardstock, Distress Tool, Heather Flower Soft, mini-dots, X-Press It, Trimmer, mini mister, Black colored pencil, sewing machine, four nickels, Detail Black embossing powder, Versamark, Heat Tool, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - (Truck- B00, B21, B23, B29,YR20, YR23, YR26, E15, Sepia 0.03 multiliner, Greens/flowers -YG11, YG61, YG63, YG65, Tires/Crome - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, Windows - B00, C0.








Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card base.  Cut a  navy base layer at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.  Cut two designer layers from the Simply Classic paper collection. Sew white stitching around the edges of the designer paper that will be on top.  my tension is off on the sewing and I left it that ay to add to the rustic , distress look.  Distress the edges.

The rusted, well loved truck was cut from the Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black  Memento Dye Ink.  I used X-Press It but you can use any white Copic compatible paper of your choice.  I used the following color combo (Truck- B00, B21, B23, B29,YR20, YR23, YR26, E15, Sepia 0.03 multiliner, Greens/flowers - YG11, YG61, YG63, YG65, Tires/Crome - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, Windows - B00, C0).  Die cut the truck with the coordinating die.  Cut 2 additional images from dark cardstock.  Adhere with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive for strength.  Adhere 3D Crystal Lacquer to the windows and allow to dry.   Apply flower soft to the bed of the truck.

The slider path can be cut with a slider die, free hand, or with Fleur Border Basic die.  I used the Fleur Border Basics.   I positioned  the die at a diagonal angle and only sandwiched the portion of the die I wanted to cut.   The area that I did not want to cut extended off the edge of the cutting plates.  I positioned it again to allow a 1/2 inch path and repeated the process.   I drew some rocks around the path with a black Sharpie and shaded them with a black colored pencil.  I extended the road on the adjacent page as shown.

Adhere the blue layer and plain designer paper on the front of the card base.  Apply double dimensional foam circles to the layer with the slider path to the top of the designer paper on the left.  Make sure to not put the dots too close to the slider path - you will want plenty of room for the sider to move.  Adhere two stacked mini dots in between two nickels.  Adhere to the back portion of the truck.  Add another two stacked mini dots in between two nickels and attach to the front part of the truck.  Applying the sliding coins to the front and back of the truck will allow it to slide but not spin in a 360 degrees.   This will just allow it to move along the path you created.    Adhere flower soft along the edges of the road.

Stamp, color and die cut  five dogwood flowers from the Flowering Dogwood Set.  Sponge the center with Lime Pastel Chalk Ink and sponge the tips with Berrylicious Ink.   Stamp and die cut the green leaves from the Simply Classic Set. Color with Copic YG61, YG63 and YG65.  Shape the flowers and  and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Adhere the stamen with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Stamp and die cut the branches from  the Winter's Eve Collection (Window Box Fillers).   I trimmed the branches and used them for the dogwood tree branches.  Adhere the leaves, branches and flowers  at the bottom of the card.

The word "JOURNEY" was stamped  with Versamark  and Detail Black embossing powder.  Heat set.  The sentiment was die cut with the Simply classic Die.  Adhere sentiment to the upper right corner of the card.    And for the final touch, adhere a small wooden heart to the corner.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you check out all the new release products at Heartfelt Creations!





Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Life is a Journey






Heartfelt Creations Products
Young At Heart Paper Collection, HCDP1-283
Young At Heart Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3800
Young At heart Die Set, HCD1-7158
Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3801
Simply Classic Die Set, HCD1-7159
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, TSMP900
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Vagabond-2 with Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423 Kit
Scor-Pal & Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
NuVo Crystal Drops - Ebony, nu650
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723

Other Products
Corner rounder, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, paper trimmer, mounting tape, black cardstock, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Versamark Ink, Detail Black Embossing Powder, heat tool, mini dots, Silver Ice Stickles, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Bike - C3, C5, R24, Flowers -  YG67, G99,  RV10, RV23, Vase - B21, B23, B4, B26, B29) 

Instructions
Create a top fold card by cutting heavy white cardstock measuring  4in. x 11 inches. Score and fold at 5 1/2 inches.   Cut the designer paper from the Young At Heart Paper Collection  at 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 inches.   Use a corner rounder on the corners and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to the card base with double sided tape for extra strength.   

Stamp the Young At Heart bike image 2 times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   Color  the  focal image with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers with the following color combo -  (Bike - C3, C5, R24, Flowers - YG67, G99,  RV10, RV23, Vase - B21, B23, B4, B26, B29).  Color the big wheel only on the second image.

Die cut the images with the coordinating die and cut 3-4 additional images from black cardstock.  Cut the large wheel away from the black cardstock images and from the  second white image (the one with only the  large wheel colored).    Layer a black large wheel on top of the wheel on the focal image. (That is the image you colored completely).  A mini dot at the center of the wheel can be placed between each black layer.  You can add 3 or 4 layers to the large wheel according to your preference.  You will have one white bike image that has only the wheel colored.  Cut the large wheel away from the image and adhere it to the top of the black cardstock.   This will give the large wheel a lot of dimension and draw the eye to the bike.  Apply Silver Ice Stickles sparingly as shown in the picture. Set aside to dry.   

Stamp the "Journey" image with Versamark Ink and apply Detail Black Embossing Powder.   Heat set and allow to cool.   Die cut with the coordinating die set.  I did not add the extra layers of cardstock to the sign because I wanted the bicycle to "POP".    the bicycle and sign can now be adhered to the card.   For a final touch, add a drop of Nuvo Ebony Crystal Drops to the center of each wheel.    

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Relaxing Bear Mixed Media Tag And Winner Announcement



Welcome!

It's time to announce the winner of my Beary Fun Retreat Collection Give-A Way!   



The winner is  _   
Thank you for your time in putting together this awesome step by step tutorial. I've always been intimidated with the process of coloring stamped images and I refrained from getting the bear collection because I have no idea how to even start to color them. Your tutorial made me think I can do this!
Big congratulations to you!   It feels great to celebrate our Heartfelt Creations crafting community!    I am so grateful for being voted in to be a part of the design team that I just wanted to "pass it on".    Enjoy!   Marie 

And now - for this weeks Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday, I would like to share a mixed media tag I created!   




Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die, HCD1-7151
Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp, HCPC-3799
Sunflower Accents Die, HCD1-7153
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pin, Pin6
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink, TSMP808
Memento Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Bright Ideas Prills (Go Green), ANC852
Light Blue Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315944
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315942
Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315951
Violet Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315947
Gold Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315937


Heavy white cardstock, green cardstock,  black gesso, mounting tape, texture paste, mini brick stencil,  honeycomb chipboard, eyelet, eyelet setter,  twine, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, heat tool,  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (bear - E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, R20, wood/stick/marshmallow - E40, E41, E43, E47, Fire and sunflower - E02, E11, YR21, YR23, YR26,  stones - W0, W1, W3, W5, Y11), Crystal Stickles, quilling tool, circle paper punch, black acrylic paint, Black Soot Distress Ink. 


Cut tag from heavy white cardstock to measure 7 x 3 3/4 inches.  Trim top as shown.  Apply black gesso to front and back of tag and heat set.  Apply texture paste over mini brick stencil and allow to dry.   Apply gesso over honeycomb chipboard.  Place the  honeycomb chipboard on the bottom corners.  Apply black acrylic paint over the front of the tag. Heat set.  Apply Light Blue Metallic 3D paint to the top of the card.   Apply Moss green Metallic 3D Paint to the bottom.   Apply Violet, Gold and a small amount of Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint to the tag a shown.  This will create a fun and whimsical flowered meadow.  Allow to dry.   

Stamp the bear, sunflower, fire and green leaves with Espresso Truffle Ink.  Color the bear image and fire with the following Copic markers (bear - E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, R20, wood/stick/marshmallow - E40, E41, E43, E47, Fire and sunflower - E02, E11, YR21, YR23, YR26,  stones - W0, W1, W3, W5, Y11).   Die cut the images. Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink.  Gently shape the leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Apply green prills to the center of the sunflower.   Cut 3-4 additional cuts of the bear and adhere them together with Dries Clear Adhesive  This will pop the image up and give the image  strength.  

Quill a loose green coil and pinch to make a shaped marquise.  Adhere the elements to the tag as shown.   Mat the sentiment from the Beary Fun paper collection with green cardstock and adhere at the bottom of the tag.   

Sponge the edges of the  tag with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Punch hole at the top and insert and  eyelet.   Apply the twine to compete the tag. 








Thank you for stopping by!    


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Happy Times


Hello my friends!   

I am sharing a card I created with Heartfelt Creations Beary Fun Retreat Collection
I want to encourage you to check out my previous post.   I will be giving away the Berry Fun Retreat Collection to some lucky person.   Please comment on that post for a chance to win.   The link is HERE  !!!   The winner will be selected by Liz Gaze, Heartfelt Creations on October 3rd.  I will announce the winner on my blog and Facebook on October 4th.     



Beary Fun Retreat paper collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat die, HCD1-7151
Basic Large Circle die, HCD1-7155
Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3626
Classic Sunflower Die, HCPC-3626
Classic Rose cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Memento Dye Ink - Expresso Truffel, TSMP808 
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pin, Pin6
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 245125
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo-wafer Think Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451


Coral cardstock,  dark brown cardstock, mounting tape, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, Metal Nailheads, quilling tool, Green cardstock or green quilling paper strips, Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer, double sided tape, glue gun Copic markers (E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, E00, E11, E21, R20, R22), Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. 



Cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch heavy cardstock.  Place paper with the long side horizontal (8 1/2 inch)  and score at 2 1/8.   Flip to the other end and repeat score line.   This will create a card measuring 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.  The card opens in the middle with a flap on each side.   Select the paper from the Beary Fun Retreat paper collection and cut with a 1/8 inch margin on the outer sides, top and bottom of the card.   Line the inside of the card as well.   

Close the card and place a circle die as shown.  Tape to one side of the card.   Open card and die cut.  Close the flaps and while keeping the circle die in the same place, tape the other side and run through your die cut machine.   

Stamp the bear holding a guitar image with Espresso Truffle ink.  Color the bear with the following Copic markers - E30, E33, E35, E37, E39.  Apply 70% alcohol to a terry cloth and hold over the bear for 6 seconds.  When dry, add R20, R22 to bottom of foot.   The guitar was colored with E00, E11 and E21.   Die Cut with the Beary Fun Retreat die.  Apply 3-D lacquer to the guitar and allow to dry overnight.  Cut 3-4 images from brown cardstock and adhere with a narrow strip of mounting tape between each layer for dimension. The tape should not show when viewed from the side. 

Cut green  arrow strips for each side.  Cut 3-4 more arrows for each side  and adhere together for strength.  Cut additional rectangular strips to create a buckle as shown.   Glue the straight end of the arrows on the inside of each flap and apply the designer paper over the top for a clean finish.   See the picture as a reference.   The buckles will interlock and keep the card closed.   Close the card flaps and adhere the bear with adhesive through the circle for perfect placement. 

Stamp the sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower cling collection.  Die cut the flowers and Sponge with  Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.   Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe flower Shaping Kit.  Quill loose coils with 1/8 inch green cardstock or quilling paper.   Apply to the center of the sunflowers with Designer Dries clear Adhesive. .  Stamp the leaf flourish from Classic Rose stamp on coral cardstock  and die cut with the coordinating die.  Spritz with water, and gently shape.   Apply Clear Crackle paint and sprinkle with Rajni's frosting Powder.  Heat Set.  

Apply the flowers and leaf flourishes.  Nailheads are applied for embellishment. 









Saturday, September 23, 2017

Coloring Fur Tutorial and A Give-a way!


Welcome!  

It's a Give-a-way!
As you know, it is National Card Day!    

I will be giving one lucky commenter  on my Blog   
the  entire Beary Fun Retreat Stamp and Die  Collection!   

You will have from September 24 - October 3rd to comment.  
The lucky winner will be posted on here on my October 4th.   
If you see YOUR name posted on October 4th, please email us with you address  at  
socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us   
  Arrangement have been  made  and  Heartfelt Creations will send  the 
entire Very Beary Retreat Collection to you!   
 How great is that!

And now for the tutorial!    Have you ever wondered how people get that fun furry look on the cute little bears they color?   Well - there are  a variety of ways!   I will show a quick sample of 4 ways to accomplish that furry look and a quick video  tutorial on how to do the terry cloth technique!  I actually filmed all techniques but it made for a long video so I cropped it to show only one technique.      I hope this inspires you to try this!   


I am using Copic Alcohol Ink markers for today's tutorial.  I used the same  Taupe color combo on all the techniques.  I like to keep my mid-tones about 70% of the image unless I am wanted a dramatic lighting effect.   

Shadow - E47
Dark mid-tone - 44
Light mid-tone - E42 
Highlight - E40    


Video Using Terry Cloth and 70% Alcohol

Let's take a closer look at each technique.



Add Texture with a Terry Cloth and 70% Alcohol
  • The video shows step by step how I created the texture using  a terry cloth and 70% alcohol.   It is a fun technique that I really love.   It's always a bit of a surprise when the cloth is lifted off the image! 
  • Color the image with your shadow, mid-tone and highlights using short flicking strokes.   It is very difficult to add this dimension after you have added texture.
  • Do not color the rest of the image until you are finished texturizing and your image is dry.   If you colored the cup, ground and donuts first, the color may bleed into your brown fur.  
  • When you are finished coloring your image and pleased with the dimension, select a terry cloth and fluff it up with your fingers so all the little bumps stand up and aren't flat. 
  • Apply some 70% alcohol to the cloth.   You will want to make sure it is damp but NOT sopping wet.  
  • Place  the palm of your hand over the terry cloth and hold for 4-5 seconds.  Lift and allow to dry. Tip_  70% alcohol is best.  90% alcohol will evaporate too fast. 
  • For a final touch, take a small corner of the cloth with a little alcohol and dab for 4 seconds at any area that needs more texture.   
  • Take your lightest marker and place small stipple dot over any area you feel is too light.   You may not need to do either of two last steps.  It often turns out perfect without the additional steps!



Adding Texture to Fur with a Copic Colorless Blender
  • Another great way to add texture to fur is with a Copic Colorless Blender.   I find this technique to appear like a soft fur and makes you want to run your fingers through it.   It is more subtle that the other techniques.   An important thing to remember is that a  Copic Colorless Blender is not a blender -   It is a "mover" of color.   That makes this perfect for establishing texture.  We will use this technique to move some of the color and creating a subtle texture. 
  • Use the same Taupe  color combo on this image
  • Lay down a base coat of the lightest color - E40.   Color the entire image using a very light touch.   Avoid going over the image more than once.   Every time you color over an image, you lay down one more layer of pigment and the image will become darker.   You want to preserve your highlight so easy does it! 
  • If you are happy with your shadows, use your E47 and color over the top of your shadow area with small flicking strokes.  Continue with your mid-tones  - E44 and E42 and your highlight - E40.
  • When you are happy with your shadows and highlights, it's time to start texturizing the fur.     Use the tip of the brush when using Sketch or Ciao markers or the nib of original markers for this technique.   Touch the tip to your colored image and hold some for 3-4 seconds and others for 4-5 seconds.   This will allow a variety of texture.  Repeat the process until your image has the texture you want.   
  • Avoid holding the colorless blender on the edge of the image.   As the colorless blender spreads, the ink moves and you may have color spill over the edge of your image.   Start a little inside until you get a feel for how much the ink will spread. 
  • Tip:  The color will become lighter as it dries.  It's best to work methodically over the image and then return to areas that are dry if you want more texture.    




Adding Texture to Fur with a Stippling Technique

  • Stippling is a fun technique.   It can give some great texture!    
  • Use the same Taupe color combo on this image. 
  • Lay down a light single coat of your E40, your  highlight color.   This will retain your highlights and yet wet your image and that will allow your colors to blend easier. 
  • Stippling is when you place the tip of your nib on the paper and then lift. It creates a dot.  The tip can remain on the paper from 1-4 seconds.   The longer the nib remains on the paper, the larger the dot will be.   It's good to alternate the time so the fur has interest and a lot of texture. This can be fun and relaxing!  
  • Stipple with the mid-tone over the shadow area.  This will just map the area until you are sure you are happy with the shadows.  If satisfied, stipple the shadow, E47 over the top of your mapped shadows.  
  • Continue to stipple with the dark mid-tone, light mid-tone and highlights.    You will be creating dimension and texture to the fur. 
  • Tip:  In order to get the stippling to blend between colors,  start the next lighter color slightly over the darker and continue to stipple outward.   This technique bridges the two colors.  


   


Adding Texture With a Scumbling Technique

  • Scumbling can sometimes be described as a random, scribbled texture.  This can often be done in figure eights and concave movements that create a coarse, dramatic texture.  This scribbling technique was used to add dimension  to the bear and texture to the fur.
  • I used the same Taupe  color combo on this image.
  • Lay down a very light single coat of E40 - your lightest highlight.
  • Create random scribbling over the areas you want to be in shadow with your mid-tone.  If you are satisfied with the shadows, Scribble in small figure eights or concave shapes with your E47 directly over the shadow area.
  • Continue to scumble with the next lightest colors until you finish your highlights.
  • It will be important to start the scumbling over  the outer edge of the darker color - overlaping the colors  slightly.  this will allow your colors to blend.   If you need a little more help with blending the colors, you can use the tip to tip technique I discuss in my video.
  • I hope this has been fun and helpful to you.   Don't forget to comment on Marie's Blog  for a chance to win this adorable stamp and die set and check back to see if you were the lucky winner on October 4th.   




Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die Set, HCD1-7151
Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3798
Happy Time Treehouse Die Set, HCD1-7152
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3799
Sunflower Accent Die Set, HCD1-7153
Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3626
Classic Sunflower Die, HCPC-3626
Classic Rose cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die, 7139
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
Memento Dye Ink - Tangelo, TSMP200
Memento Dye Ink - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800
Memento Dye Ink - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Guacamole, 71058
Designer Dries Clea Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pin, Pin6
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo-wafer Think Die Adapter, 532423-kit
Reversible Scor-Mat Self Healing, 389322
 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and learned a new technique that you are interested in giving a try!   I hope you comment because some lucky winner will be announced on October 4th.   Good luck!   



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Beauty in Simple Things


Welcome!   So glad you could join me!   

Beauty in Simple Things is a sentiment I have heard in the past - But as I get older, I find that I  am taking these words closer to my heart and they mean so much to me!    I find myself with taking more and more time to rid my life of clutter and surround myself with time for those I love and the things I love to see and do.    It was so perfect for this little card.  The little bear looks carefree and just taking time to enjoy simple things!    

Here is how I created this card!   



Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling stamp set, HCPC-3797
Beary Fun Retreat Die Set, HCD1-7151
Small Classic Petunia Cling stamp set, HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die, 7139
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP-804
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Guacamole, 71058
Designer Dries Clea Adhesive, 159723
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Vagabond 2 with Solo-Wafer Thin Die Adapter, 532423-kit
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451


Wire, floral tape, stamen, Fossilized Amber Distress oxide, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39, YR11, YR23, RY26, B000, B00, B21, B23, B26), 70% alcohol, terry cloth fabric, double sided tape, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, . 


  • Create a top folding 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch  card base. Cut the designer layer from the Beary Fun Retreat paper collection. Adhere to the card base with double sided tape.
  • Stamp the bear image from the Beary Fun Retreat clean stamp collection with Desert Sand ink.  Color with the following Copic Markers - (E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, E39).  Apply 70% alcohol to a small piece of terry cloth and hold to the colored image for 4-6 seconds.  When the image is completely dry, color the feet and tongue with R20 and R22, R24 and the  honey jar with the following markers - (B000, B00, B20, B21, B23, B24, B26, Y11, YR23, YR26).  Die cut with the Beary Fun Retreat die.  Cut 3-4 additional images from dark brown cardstock and adhere together with clear adhesive for additional strength and dimension. 
  • Stamp the small flowers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the flowers with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.   Sponge the leaves with Guacamole and Lime Pastel ink. Mist with a water mini mister and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. insert some stamen and adhere with clear adhesive. 
  • Wrap floral wire with floral tape and coil in a circle along with some hemp twine  to match the circle of the designer paper.  Adhere with a glue gun.  Adhere the bear and flowers to the card with a glue gun.  Cut the sentiment from the designer paper collection and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 




























Thank you so much for joining me.   I will be posting a video on September 24 to show how I colored this little bear.    I hope you check it out, like and comment :D  


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - You're Beary Sweet


Welcome!  

Today is New Release Day for Heartfelt Creations!      We are featuring the Beary Fun Retreat Collection!    I love coloring bears and I was so excited when this release became available!    




Quilling tool, Copic Markers (Bear and treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26), Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, paper trimmer,   craft blade, mounting tape, Memento Dandelion Ink, light weight green and dark brown cardstock. 


Create a Bendi- Card by following these easy and wonderful instructions by Bihiana  >  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bendifold.  I altered the instructions by using  the Fleur Border Basics Die rather than cutting the interlocking flaps freehand.   Cut layers for the flaps using the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection.  Sponge the edges with Tangelo ink. 

Stamp the bear and treehouse images from the Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set.  Stamp the small sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set.  I added an optional leaf flourish from Classic Rose Collection.   Color the bear and treehouse images with the following Copic Markers (Bear, stool and  treehouse - E30, E33, E35, E37, 47, W5, Teapot and small sunflowers- Y11, Y02, YR20, YR23, YR26, teacup and dish- B000, B00, B20, B21, B24, B26).  Cut the images with the corresponding die.  Sponge the leaves with Tangelo and Bamboo Leaves.  I cut 3-4 layers of the tree, stool and  bear  images out of dark brown cardstock and popped the layers up with mounting tape in between each layer.  Keep the mounting tape narrow so it does not show from the side.  I love the dimension this gives each image. 

Stamp the large sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Stamp Set.  Die Cut with the corresponding die.  Sponge with Dandelion and Tangelo Ink.  Die cut with the corresponding  die.  Gently mist with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Assemble with clear adhesive.  Quill some loose coils from green 1/8 inch cardstock.   Cut some 1/4 inch strips from the  Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection  and quill  "S" shaped spirals for the card embellishment.  

Adhere the treehouse, bear, stool, quilled spirals  and small flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive.   Glue  the large flowers with a glue gun. 

Emma Lou has a wonderful tutorial on creating sunflowers  HERE.  



I hope you enjoyed this card.   I will be having a video on Sept 24th on how I colored this little bear!   I hope you will tune in, like and comment! :D   Stay tuned!   



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Vintage Christmas Angel





Welcome!    I am glad you stopped by!  
Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I created with heartfelt Creations' Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set.    I love getting some Christmas cards done early!   This is a vintage take on the theme!  








Winter's Eve Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3796
Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3795
Window Box Fillers Die, HCD1-7149
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die Set, HCD1-766
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Adhesive Tip, 352854
Glue Pins, Pin6
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
Memento Desert Sand Dye Ink, TSMP804
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15015
Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer-Think die Adapter, 532423-Kit








Ivory cardstock, Dark brown cardstock, medium brown cardstock,  stamen, lace, pearls, Clear Crackle Paint, heat tool, glue gun, Copic Markers (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47, B00),  X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  70% alcohol, Q-Tips, mini mister, Misty. Vintage Photo Distress Ink,  Heidi Swapp Stencil, Texture Paste, palate knife, denim fabric, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, hemp twine.








Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 top fold card.   Cut base mat from dark brown cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut light brown mat at 5 x 5 inches.   Apply Heidi Swapp Stencil and apply texture paste over light brown mat.  Allow to dry.

Stamp angel/tree image  with Desert Sand on X-Press It from the Winter's Eve Cling stamp set.  Stamp the branches from the Window Box Fillers Stamp set.    Color the images with the following monochromatic colors with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers -  (W1, W3, W5, E33, E31, E35, E37,  E 40, E44, E45, E47 and a touch of B00 on the snowy branches for a little pop of color).    The Bokeh  background was created with a Q-Tip and 70% alcohol.   Tip:  Avoid 100% alcohol because it will evaporate too fast to allow the Bokeh effect.   The base of the Christmas tree was textured by applying 70% alcohol to a denim piece of fabric.   Tear the edges and sponge with Walnut Stain Distress oxide.  If I did this again, I would select a lighter brown ink.

Stamp the Poinsettias from the Sparkling Poinsettia collection using Desert Sand Ink. Cut the branches and poinsettias with the coordinating die.    The flowers were misted with a mini mister and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The petals were adhered with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   Clear Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder.  Heat Set.  

Adhere a strip of lace to the right side of the card.  The focal image was adhered with clear adhesive.   Hemp twine was coiled and tucked under the focal image.  The poinsettias  and snowy branches were adhered with a glue gun.  Pearls were added for embellishment.



Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful, safe week!