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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Blessings ~ A Mother's Love

Hi Friends,

Today I would love to share my newest card featuring the digital stamp  "Blessings" by TLC Designs.

This card measures 5x7" and I have merged two digital images to create this sweet scene. Blessings along with the pile of leaves from the Festive Friends Digital Stamp Set also available in the TLC Designs Online Store. Once printed and colored with Copic markers, and then I die cut the image using the largest two dies from the Apple a Day die set by TLC and finished the center focal image off by shaping and gluing multiple 3D leaves around the bottom of the  image. 
 
 
In this close up angle shot you can see the 3D leaves a little better along with the glitter detail added to each leaf. To finish the card both the sentiment and the focal images were mounted onto the card base layers atop of a piece of designer paper from the Emerald Fall digital paper collection.
 
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Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Heartfelt Creations ~ Candlelit Christmas Collection

 Hello Beautiful Friends,

I am coming to you today with a simple yet striking 5x7" Christmas card. I actually created this while waiting for my new Festive Poinsettia Collection to arrive but had not had a chance to post it. I just love the small poinsettia blossoms from this older collection, which is still available on the Heartfelt Creations Website. (Some items are currently upto 50% off in the Limited Edition section of the website HERE)


Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

Candlelit Christmas Creative Essentials - 10% off!  

Glow of Christmas Stamp Set - 20% off!

Glow of Christmas Die Set - 50% off! 

Intricate Swirl Frame Dies Archival Ink - Red Geranium

 Archival Ink - Red Carnation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For this focal image I have stamped the Glow of Christmas lantern in versa mark and heat embossed in gold before coloring with Zig Clean Color Markers. I then added a holly sprig and a red Nuvo drop to add a berry to finish it off.

For my flowers I have stamped in Red Geranium Ink and colored in Red Carnation. Tips of flowers are heat embossed in gold using dries clear glue and a hydra sponge for application. Lastly Prills are added to the center also with the Dries Clear glue. For the leaves I used the Olive green for stamping and leaf green for coloring. All coloring was done with the Stack and Store Daubers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I love sharing my creations with you and I hope they inspire you to get creative yourself. Stay crafty! Melanie
 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Blushing Fairy

Welcome Back Friends,


Today I have a fun whimsical card to share. I was inspired by this soft piece of butterfly paper from the Soft Blush digital paper pack by TLC Designs. I coordinated my coloring to it and the design began to blossom.


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I have used Prisma Pencils to color my stamp and have glittered her wings with Nuvo Glitter Drops. The flowers were made using 3 layers of card stock and vellum with an added gem for the center.



Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Heartfelt Creations Festive Poinsettia Collection ~ Ice Blue Vellum

 Hi Friends,

I played all last week with the brand new Heartfelt Creations Festive Poinsettia Collection. I created poinsettias with multiple techniques and in different color schemes which I will share with you in upcoming weeks. This weeks card features a delicate vellum design. See below for step by step instructions.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies Used:
 
 
Other Items:
Silver Embossing Powder
versa mark ink
Green Glitter Paper
Blue Foil Paper
Archival Ink Cobalt Blue 
glue gun

Vellum Poinsettias ~ Step By Step 

When making vellum flowers I recommend using the Heartfelt Creations Vellum Flowerite Paper by Paperlicious. This is a heavy weight paper which molds beautifully and creates a nice sturdy flower.

1. Stamp poinsettia flowers onto vellum using Versa Mark ink and heat emboss in silver
2. Using a blending sponge color the back of the vellum. I like to do my coloring before die cutting.
3. Die cut with the coordinating dies
4. Run flowers face down through the shaping molds.
5. With your deluxe flower shaping kit pierce a hole into the center of each flower. 
6. Using numerous bright bead stamens and your glue gun to assemble your flower.


I hope this has inspired you to begin your Christmas cards. I have my Christmas card list all written out and now need to just begin getting them completed!!!

Crafty Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Handmade Roses with TLC Designs

Welcome Back Friends,

Today I have a floral card featuring the Rosie Sentiment Die Set by TLC Designs. I am following this months sketch challenge over on the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook Page.

TLC Design's Supply List:

Rosie Sentiment Die Set

Happy Dragonfly Circle Die Set

Blooming Medley Designer Series Paper


Each month there will be a brand new sketch special so check back each and every month because we can't see wait to see your projects. For this months special make sure to enter before the end of the month for your chance to win. See details below.

Sketch-EZ #101 Bundle Challenge graphic

Now onto the details of my card. I use the sketch as my main layout idea but changed it quite a bit because I wanted to focus on this fun new die set. First I figured out how to cut the diagonal piece by cutting along one edge of the die then fussy cutting it out to create a stripe. Then using the outside die and inside mat layer of the die I cut a frame. I really like the way this turned out. Since the designer paper was purple and white I decided to stick to those colors throughout for the most part. Now lets take a close up look at my flowers.

For each flower I used 2 large petals, 1 medium, and one small. Plus one leaf. All were cut from white paper (110 weight) and hand colored using archival inks. The petals were then hand shaped using a flower shaping ball tool and mat from the back side to form the curve of the petals. Lastly turn your petals over and press down with a small ball tool in the center to create a plunging center. To finish the flowers off I used silver stamens and a glue gun to build the flower and added glass glitter to the petals with dries clear glue for a final touch.

Here is one last look at the final project.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Heartfelt Creations ~ Trifold Gateway Card Featuring the Climbing Clematis Collection

Hi Friends,

I have a gateway card to share with you today which is a tri fold card full of handmade Climbing Clematis flowers cascading down the front. These hand colored and shaped florals were made to perfectly match the papers from the collection. Then I hand colored the butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Dreams Collection with alcohol markers ti coordinate as well.


Heartfelt Creations Supply List:

Climbing Clematis Collection

Butterfly Dreams Collection

5x7" Gateway Fold Card Base

Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die 

Eyelet Frame Gateway Die

Assorted Bead Stamens Medium 

Lush Lilac Collection (birdhouse) 

Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 

 Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle


The inside features a simple birdhouse die cut with fluffy birdies and a birdhouse with climing clematis flowers adorning it. All coloring here is by alcohol markers. The third panel is now shown as it is just the are to write your personal message. Here is a close up of the bird house...


And one last look at the front of the project.


I hope you have enjoyed todays project and it inspires you to create with Heartfelt Creations Products. If you are new to Heartfelt Creations I have a 50% offer for you. Simply follow the below link and spend $40 on your first time order and you will automatically receive $20 off!!!! I in turn will also receive a $20 store credit. Win Win!!! http://fbuy.me/v/melanie_10154 

 Crafty Hugs, Melanie

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Smiling for Zinnias

HI Friends,

I have a fun slimline card for all of you today. TLC recently had a new release and I have been playing with the 3 new die sets.  I had a lot of creative time mixing and matching the sets and this is what I designed.

Oh my goodness....Cuteness overload right??? I have used the following TLC products in my project...

TLC Supply List:

NEW Slimline Multi Slider Die Set

NEW Zinnia Slimline Die Set

NEW Rosie Sentiment Die Set

Turtle-Licious Stamp Set

Perfectly Precious Slimline Designer Paper Pack

I have colored my little turtle with my Stampin' Blend Alcohol markers.

The amazing flower dies that come as part of the Zinnia Slimline die make for beautiful layered flowers. I simply cut the different sized dies in white paper, inked in pink archival inks, shaped with a standard ball tool, and layered with added stamens. Lastly they were attached with a glue gun to the final project. 

Here is a final photo showing you lots of the amazing dies that I have used. The "Smile" die is not shown but is from the Rosie Sentiment Die Set. I just love all the extra dies you get with TLC Design's Die Sets. Take a look at all of them available by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration, please join us over on the TLC Designs Creative and Sharing Facebook Group and check us out our YouTube channel as well. Have an amazing day and thank you for supporting my work! Melanie

 

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