Saturday, September 13, 2014

A new favorite card

I love making cards with Heartfelt Creations products.  Here's one of my new favorites - with instructions.  The flash in the picture reflects the Glossy Accents on the sentiment kind of poorly, but it is really pretty in person.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
·         Arianna Blooms Collection Paper
·         Arianna Blooms Die
·         Arianna  Lace Die
·         Arianna Blooms Pre-cut Set
·         Arianna Hummingbird Pre-cut Set

Other Supplies / Tools
·         Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstockand Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
·         Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
·         McGill Paper Shaping Tools and Molding Mat
·         Adhesives:  3D Crystal Lacquer, X-pressIt Double Sided Tape High tack 1/8”, and Scotch ATG Adhesive
·         Scotch Pop-Up Foam Squares
·         Inks:  Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Prima Chalk Ink Edger – Branch Bark, Versamark Ink
·         Poly Flake Glitter – Clear
·         Ranger Glossy Accents
·         Sizzix Big Shot & Magnetic Platform
·         Scissors
·         Gemstones by Cloud9 Design

Stamp Arianna Blooms precut set onto white cardstock using Jet Blank ink and cut with Arianna Blooms Die.  Paint the flowers with Pearlescent watercolors.  Stamp Arianna Hummingbird precut set onto white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.  Paint the hummingbird and flowers with pearlescent paints and fussy cut the design.  Cut Arianna Lace die from Arianna Blooms Collection paper.  Create easel card base using these instructions.  Trim Arianna Blooms Collection paper to fit panels, ink edges with Branch Bark and adhere to card front.  Cut card front from Arianna Blooms Collection paper and ink edges with Branch Bark; adhere to center of card base.  Adhere lace diecuts to card center with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  Adhere hummingbird design to front of card with 3D foam squares.  Shape flowers with Paper Shaping stylus and Molding Mat, layer, and adhere to hummingbird card front with 3D Crystal Lacquer, reserving 1 floral set for inside card.  Add gemstones to center of flowers.  Cut sentiment ticket from Arianna Blooms Collection paper and adhere to top of card front.  Cover hummingbird and sentiment ticket with Glossy Accents, add glitter to sentiment ticket.  Outline flowers on panels with 3D Crystal Lacquer and apply glitter.  Add double-sided tape to top of bottom easel panel & add glitter.

Inside Card:

Cut card panel from Arianna Blooms Collection paper and adhere to inside of card.  Attach reserved flower to floral patter on paper using 3D Crystal Lacquer and add gemstone to center of flower.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

Wow.  I can't believe it is September already.  Time goes by faster every year.

About a month or so ago, I got bit by the HSN craft bug.  lol.  One of the things that I picked up was the 3-D Papier Tole collection by Hot Off The Press.  Although not quite as much fun as making all my own flowers with Heartfelt Creations products, I did have a lot of fun assembling and creating some really pretty cards with this kit.  Here are some snapshots from the cards I made using the Garden of Posies set. I added a couple of doilies (with a dash of glimmer mist added) and some gemstones & I think they turned out quite nice.  I also tried another one of my HSN purchases on one of the cards - Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Butterfly.  (I love butterflies, so you'll also see some Martha Stewart Crafts butterfly punches on these cards.)

Have a beautiful holiday!