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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Garden Oasis

 Hi Friends,

Today I have a sweet little card for you featuring a beautiful older collection from Heartfelt Creations but one I have never played with before. Can you believe that? I have collections I have never played with? So it is my goal going into the New Year to make sure I play with all my HFC sets!!! I am going to make a list of those I have not yet used and make sure I create with all of them. So here I am starting a bit early. This is the Cottage Garden Collection featuring the beautiful Hydrangea Florals.

 
 
Directions:
  
Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Using the blue striped paper from the HCDP1-2111 Cottage Garden Paper Collection, cut a piece measuring 5 x 7” Ink the edges using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers along with Periwinkle Archival Ink. Attach to the card front. Next using the HCD2-7424 Rectangle Filigree Frame Die, cut out 3 pieces from the largest die in this set. One from white card stock, one from Luxe Silver Cardstock, and one from a scene from the Cottage Garden Paper Pack. With Dries Clear Adhesive adhere together the white and silver outer die cuts together, slightly offsetting them to form a two layer frame. Glue the frame to the card front. From the patterned paper die cut, discard the outer layer and use the center scene to glue into the frame on the card front as shown.

Stamp the smallest flower 4x from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set with Periwinkle ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Color the centers with Periwinkle and the petals with a light touch of Deep Purple Archival Ink. Then after die cutting with the coordinating die, deepen the edges with Periwinkle ink. Shape using the coordinating 3D Mold. Next stamp the branch without swirls from the HCD1-7193 Leafy Accents 2x with Leaf Green Archival Ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Lightly color with Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink. After die cutting with the coordinating dies, darken the edges with Leaf Green ink before shaping with the coordinating 3D Shaping Molds. To finish the Hydrangeas simply add a single HCS1-457-1 Pastel Pearl Stamen - Small in white. Top Tip: Cut thread stamen in half and thread threw just one single side and adhere with a glue gun on the reverse side for the simple single stamen look.

To complete the card simply arrange the leafy accents in the best way to frame the scene that was chosen from the paper pack, any scene can be used. Then attach the individual hydrangea blooms (with a glue gun) one at a time over the leafy accents clustered close together until the desired look is achieved. For the inside of this card the second largest die from the Rectangle Filigree Frame Die set was used which completed the card perfectly. 


  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Cyber Monday Special ~ Holiday Lattice Slimline

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations! Today I have a special treat for you. This special edition called the "Slim Star Lattice Rectangle Die is this years Cyber Monday special and is ONLY available while supplies last. It was just released this past Monday and I hope by the time this post goes live there is still dies available for everyone. This was such a treat to work with and I hope all of my friends get a chance to as well. It made for a fun quick and easy card since I had some left over flowers on my desk.... I just added some pearl stamens and fun leaves and here is what I have to share....


Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 8 x 9” and score in half at 4”. Cut sheet 7B from the HCDP1-2129 Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection to 4 x 9” and attach to the card front. Next using the HCD3-7445 Slim Star Lattice Rectangle Die cut both sections using the lattice and outline dies in white cardstock. This will create the background and center pieces of lattice as shown in the photo. Using the outline die only for the center piece, cut a piece of decorative paper from sheet 9B going vertically. Before gluing these together, use a hydra sponge and dries clear glue to apply glue to the white lattice areas and sprinkle the Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter. Once all glittered, attach the large lattice piece directly to the card front and adhere the inner lattice piece to the vertical stripe piece of decorative paper. Now using 3D foam tape attach this center section to the card front. For the sentiment, stamp the “Happy Holidays” sentiment from the HCPC-3993 Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set onto white cardstock using Encore Gold Metallic Ink and heat emboss using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. Die cut out using the smallest die from the HCD3-7433 Slim Line Lattice Oval Die Set. From this same die, also cut a piece from Sheet 7B and layer the two to create the sentiment. Attach to the card front.

Stamp the small poinsettia 3x from the HCPC-3957 Large Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set and the 2.5” poinsettia 4x from the HCPC-3958 Small Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, using the same gold heat embossing combination as above, onto white cardstock. Color using daubers and Red Geranium ink and die cut with coordinating dies. Shape using the matching 3D Mold and finish off by layering two flowers and adding gold stamens from the HCS1-459-2 Assorted Pearl Stamens Medium to the centers. Using the HCPC-3959 Holly Berry Spray Cling Stamp Set, stamp 4x onto Sea Foam Cardstock with Emerald Green Archival Ink. Stamp leaf 6x from the HCPC-3957 Large Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto Sheet 8B using the same Gold Embossing combination as above. Die cut all remaining stamped images with the coordinating dies. Shape the leaves in the coordinating 3D mold.

 

To assemble the card begin by laying out the Holly Berry Sprays so that they frame the sentiment and trail up the left hand side of the card. Add the poinsettias with hot glue and then lastly add in the gold embossed leaves to finish the look. Decorate the inside of the card as desired.

 



  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Friday, November 25, 2022

Black Friday Special!!! ~ Poinsettia Elegance

Hi Friends,

I am super excited for today's BLACK FRIDAY release. You guys have asked for these and Heartfelt Creations has listened! We are debuting an entire collection of SLIM LINE dies. These are perfect for a quick and easy card or can be dressed to the max so they are perfect for everyone. Lets take a look....

 


Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 8 x 9” and score in half at 4”. Using the second largest die from the HCD3-7431 Slim Eyelet Rectangle Die cut the card base making sure the top cutting edge of the die just barely hangs over the fold line, so it preserves the fold. Next from sheet 5B of the HCDP1-2141 Holiday Star Paper Collection cut one from the same die as the card base and attach to the card base. From sheet 12 B use the second largest die from HCD3-7432 Slim Basic Rectangle Die to cut the next layer and using the HCDA1-449 Stack & Store Daubers ink the edges with Deep Purple Archival Ink. Using set HCD3-7433 Slim Lattice Oval Die, cut both the large and small dies once from white cardstock and once from Luxe Silver cardstock and layer the silver slightly offset behind the white. Once adhered together glue the layered rectangle to the dark purple rectangle and attach to the card base with 3D foam tape. For the sentiment, discard the Luxe Silver center oval piece and stamp the white oval with a sentiment from the HCPC-3993 Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set and glue down the 2 piece sentiment dies to the center of the card as shown.

Stamp the small poinsettia 3x onto white cardstock, and the large leaf 5x onto pale green paper (from the Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection) using the HCPC-3957 Large Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set; stamp the 2.5” poinsettia 2x onto white cardstock from the HCPC-3958 Small Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, using Versacolor White Pigment Ink and heat emboss using silver embossing powder. Color the flowers using daubers and Blue Violet and Deep Purple Archival Inks. Die cut and shape with coordinating dies and the 3D Mold. Finish the flowers by adding silver stamens from the Assorted Bead Stamens Medium. Add Dries clear glue to 3 deep purple HCS1-490 Rose Hip Stamens Large, using a Hydra Sponge, and dip/roll around in the container of Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter. Once dry adhere flowers, leaves, and stamens to the front of the card using hot glue. Finish the inside of the card as desired.

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Birthday Love ~ Friendship Rose Collection #2

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to my blog for my second card featuring the Friendship Rose Collection. With this card I did a little something different and used an embossing folder from my stash and lightly inked the background to give these beautiful heart dies the showcasing they deserve. Aren't they gorgeous dies? Lets take a look...



 

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Using sheet 8B from the HCDP1-2145 Friendship Rose Paper Collection, cut a piece measuring 5 x 7” With a Hydra Sponge apply Dries Clear Glue to the edges and sprinkle with Lion's Mane Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter, once dry, attach to the card base. Cut a piece of white pearl cardstock to 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” and emboss with a floral embossing folder. Lightly sponge the flowers and leaves with Coastal Coral and Leaf Green Archival Inks. Attach this layer to the card front. Using the HCD2-7430 Decorative Heart Die take the two inner hearts and die cut the pearl cardstock 2x, Do the same with both sheet 8B and 10A from the Friendship Rose paper pad. (For the pearl cuts use the outer hearts and for the colored cuts use the inner hearts for this project) With the outline heart only, cut Luxe Silver Cardstock 2x and adhere to the back of the pearl hearts previously cut. Using sentiment stamps from HCPC-3843 Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp Set and HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp set stamp the center of the colored hearts with the coordinating ink color. ( Bright Tangelo and Leaf Green Archival Ink) Glue the small hearts to the center of the larger hearts.

Stamp the curved branch 2x from the HCPC-3949 Sweet Magnolia Buds Cling Stamp Set with Versa Color Pigment White Ink onto Rajni Chawla’s Vellum. Using HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers color the back side of the vellum with Leaf Green and Bright Tangelo Archival Inks. Die cut using coordinated dies. Lightly hand shape on the back side with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Adhere a string of pearls along the outer edge of the white pearl cardstock using the Dries Clear Glue. Attach the hearts to the card front as shown using foam dots for the lower heart and Double Dots 100pc - 3D Foam Circles for the top heart for extra height. Glue the Magnolia buds along side the hearts to complete the project.


I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Nov 9 ~ Release ~ Friendship Rose Collection ~ Entwined Love

Hi Friends,

Welcome back to RELEASE DAY with Heartfelt Creations. Today I have my first card featuring the Friendship Rose Collection. This collection has beautiful rose wreaths that are perfect for so many occasions including Valentines Day, Weddings, Anniversaries, just to name a few. This set also has a Magnificent focal die set which I am showing off with my first card. Lets take a look see....


 


 

Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Using sheet 11B from the HCDP1-2145 Friendship Rose Paper Collection, cut a piece measuring 5 x 7” and glue to the front of the card base. From the same sheet of paper, cut the center scalloped heart and the center decorative heart dies separately from HCD2-7430 Decorative Heart Die. Next using the same Decorative Heart Die set, cut the largest die twice, once from white card stock and once from Luxe Silver Cardstock. Do these same steps with the smallest die in the set, the sentiment, cutting once from white and once from silver. In both of these cases, using dries clear glue, adhere the white layer on top of the silver layer slightly offsetting them so that the silver peeks out from behind the white. From sheet 9B from the Friendship Rose Paper Collection, cut a piece measuring 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 and ink the edges using the HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers with Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Glue this pink piece to the front of the card base. Now adhere the large white and silver layered decorative die onto the pink paper. Using some 3D foam dots, attach the black scalloped heart to the center of the card. Set aside the small black heart with the layered “love” sentiment on it, to be add later.

Stamp the focal image from the HCPC-31005 Friendship Rose Heart Cling Stamp set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. Using detailed coloring brushes, lightly color the roses and leaves with Magenta Hue and Vivid Chartreuse Archival Inks. Add detailed shadows using Pink and Light Green Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and blend a little with a fine paint brush and water. (Designer Tip: When using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper as I did, The paper can hold some water like with this technique.) Once colored, die cut with the coordinating die and attach to the center black scalloped heart using 3D foam dots. Add dots of glue using the Fine Metal Tip on the Dries Clear Glue bottle and sprinkle on Baby’s Breath Glitter for a finishing touch. Now add the sentiment off set to one side using Double Dot foam circles along with a single thinner 3D foam dot to achieve the correct height for the right side of the heart. For a finishing touch add medium size pearls for extra detail.

Inside of the card is always optional but for this design matching pink paper was used with inked edges just as described in the first paragraph. The HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents Die Set was used for a decorative center and corners. A single rose was added colored just like the roses on the front which came from the HCPC-31006 Budding Rose Heart Cling Stamp Set, and lastly a Valentine’s sentiment was stamped from the HCPC-31007 Friendship Sentiments Cling Stamp Set. This created a perfectly coordinated inside to the finished project.

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Framed Christmas Star

 Hi Friends,


Today I have a fun combination for you for inspiration Wednesday and I hope it truly inspires you to get those Christmas card making items out and begin or finish those holiday masterpieces. I am combining the Festive Poinsettia and the Holiday Star Collections today for a fun traditional inspired card. Lets take a look...





Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Cut sheet 7B from the HCDP1-2129 Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection to 5 x 7”.  Ink the edges of this red decorative paper with Red Geranium Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Glue this to the card front. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 x 7” and die cut top and bottom edges using the border die shown from the HCD2-7425 Filigree Border & Accents Die Set. Using 2 pieces of 1 1/2 x 7” Luxe Gold Cardstock, die cut 2x more the same border die to layer behind the white cardstock. Glue together with Dries Clear Glue, slightly offset so that the gold slightly shows behind the white. Cut sheet 9B to 2 15/16 x 7” and ink the edges using Emerald Archival Ink. Attach this patterned paper to the white cardstock between the die cut edges and glue the panel created to the card front down the card front centered horizontally. Die cut the 4 x 4” center doily from HCD1-7271 Rounded Window Frame Die set from both white cardstock as well as Luxe Gold Cardstock. Layer the gold cardstock behind the white doily slightly offset like in the step before and glue together before using 3D foam dots to attach to the center of the card front.

Stamp the large star from the HCPC-3993 Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set 3x in gold metallic ink onto the following papers… (1x onto Sheet 8B of the Festive Poinsettia Paper, 1x onto Luxe Gold Cardstock, and 1x onto Sea Foam Green Cardstock). Heat emboss using Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. Using the same stamp set, stamp the “Merry Christmas” in Red Geranium ink and die cut using the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die Set. (Designers Tip: The long narrow die in this set can be used to create any size die with flags on either one or both sides of your sentiment for great versatility! Also cut an extra piece from Gold Luxe Cardstock and add to the end for a coordinating look.) Using the same gold embossing technique as above, stamp the smaller star stamp 2x onto Luxe Gold Cardstock using the HCPC-3994 Large Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set. Stamp the small poinsettia 3x from the HCPC-3957 Large Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set using the same gold heat embossing combination onto white cardstock. Color using daubers and Red Geranium ink and die cut with coordinating dies. Shape using the matching 3D Mold and finish off by layering two flowers and adding gold micro beads to the centers. Stamp the leaves 3x onto Sea Foam Cardstock with Emerald Ink using the HCPC-3958 Small Festive Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set. Color slightly with Vivid Chartreuse Archival Ink and Emerald Ink and die cut and shape with the coordinating die and 3D mold. Stamp leaf sprigs 3x with White Versa Color Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Powder. Die cut all remaining stamped images with the coordinating dies.

To assemble the card begin by layering the large star on the center doily using 3D foam dots behind the gold layer. Then using a glue gun attach the leaves to the bottoms of the flowers and glue to the card. Finish the bouquet by adding the ivory foliage and accenting gold stars. Lastly add the sentiment by using Dries Clear Glue to the left of the banner and adhering double dot 3D foam for extra height, to the right side of the banner for an even sentiment. Decorate the inside of the card as desired.


  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Wonderful Petal Pink Roses

 Welcome Back Friends,

Today I have another card featuring the gorgeous Elegant Rose Frames Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I am having so much fun with this collection. I love how you can create stunning simple flat cards for easy mailing or you can add lovely 3D flowers to dress them up even more. The sky is really the limit and no matter how you use these your cards will turn out stunning each and every time. This was a fun new color scheme for me and I really loved the way it turned out. Lets take a look....



Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Cut sheet 9B from the HCDP1-2133 Floral Banners Paper Collection into 2 pieces of 5 x 7”. Ink the edges of this aqua decorative paper with Costal Cabana Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Glue these to the card front and to the inside of the card. Using
HCD2-7425 Filigree Border & Accents Die, cut out the corner die 4x and the center flourish 2x and glue to the card front as shown.

Stamp the frame from the HCPC-31002 Elegant Rose Frame Cling Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Versacolor White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with White Opaque Embossing Powder. Color over the embossed image using ink brushes and Coastal Cabana & Petal Pink ink pads. Stamp the Heart Banner from the HCPC-3968 Elegant Rose Banner Cling Stamp Set onto Luxe Silver Cardstock with Versacolor White Ink and Heat Emboss with Silver Embossing Powder. Stamp the “Have A Wonderful Day” sentiment with from the
HCPC-31004 Elegant Rose Sentiments Cling Stamp Set with Coastal Cabana ink onto white cardstock. Cut everything out with the coordinating dies and trim the sentiment so that the “Wonderful” fits perfectly on the heart banner. Adhere the Elegant Rose Frame using 3D foam dots and attach the heart banner using Double Dots 100pc. - 3D Circles. Then use Dries Clear Glue to adhere the sentiment.

Stamp the largest rose stamp 8x from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Petal Pink Ink. Use sponges to color the center of the roses with the same ink. Die cut with coordinating dies and ink the edges with the same ink using Stack and Store Daubers, this will darken the edges. Hand shape using Grooved Golf Tools and apply Dries Clear Glue with a Hydra Sponge and sprinkle with Crystal Ultra Transparent Glitter. Next Stamp the leaf from the Classic Rose 3x onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Costal Cabana ink. Shape with the coordinating 3D Classic Rose Mold. Lastly Stamp the HCPC-3888 Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set and stamp the spray 3x onto vellum with Versacolor White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Die cut with coordinating dies. Arrange the flowers, leaves, and sprays as shown to finish off the front of the card.

For the inside cut a piece of white cardstock to 3” x 7”. Die cut the coordinating border die from the Filigree Border & Accents Die set along the bottom of the cardstock. Using a stamping platform line up the “Have a Wonderful Birthday” sentiment from the HCPC-3843 Special Birthday Sentiment Cling Stamp Set and stamp in the center of the white paper. (Top Tip: Before cutting the bottom die, tape the die in place and use the bottom die as a guide to line up the stamp in the stamping platform) After sentiment is stamped, die cut the top portion of the border die creating a beautiful coordinating banner for the insider of the card. Adhere inside to finish the card.

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Elegant Translucent Roses

Hi Friends,

Today I have a brand new card featuring the Elegant Rose Frames Collection. With this card I focused on vellum for both the frame and the flowers. I hope you enjoy it.


 



As you can see from the details of this Fancy Classic Rectangle Stamp and Die it is the true HERO of the show. Your card does not need much else to really stand out from the crowd. A lot of people are scared of using vellum and heat embossing but let me tell you this technique below could not be easier and gives you such a clean and elegant look every time. I hope you really give it a go and give me a shout out when you do and let me know how it goes. Remember don't be afraid to experiment with your alcohol markers, water based markers, even colored pencils. See what different effects you get.

Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 1/4 x 10 and score in half at 5”. Using the outer die from HCD2-7384 Fancy Classic Rectangle Frame Die, lay the frame slightly over the scored edge so that the fold is preserved, tape in place, and run through a die cut machine to create the shaped card base. With this same die cut one piece from white card stock and another from sheet 12B from the HCDP1-2144 Elegant Rose Frames Paper Collection. Ink the edges of this green decorative paper with Majestic Purple Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Now layer and glue the white onto the card front, followed by the purple layer. Next using the second largest die layer from the same die set cut a piece of white and green matte foil cardstock. Glue these two layers together off setting the green slightly behind the white and attach to your card front.

Take a piece of vellum and pretreat it with an anti static tool. Then stamp the frame from the HCPC-31002 Elegant Rose Frame Cling Stamp Set using Versacolor Pigment Ink and heat emboss with White Opaque Embossing Powder. Using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers color in your roses and vines from the back of the vellum. Then Using the coordinating dies cut out the frame and cut out one extra piece from white card stock and glue to the back of the vellum. This will help the colors look more vivid. Designers Tip: When coloring on vellum it helps to use darker colors so that the colors show through to the other side. Attach this layer to the card front using 3D foam dots.

Using the same vellum techniques above, only using Rajni Chawla’s Vellum, Stamp the roses (Large 2x and medium 2x) from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set. Using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers color on the back of the roses in Majestic Violet Archival Ink. Shape either by using the 3mm tip from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit (Large Rose) or with the coordinating 3D Mold (Small Roses). Add Dries Clear Glue to the edges of the flowers with the metal tip and sprinkle on Ultra Transparent Crystal Clear Glitter. For the leaves, stamp 2x in Emerald Green Archival Ink using the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set. Color with Leaf Green, English Ivy, and Emerald Green Archival Inks. Shape using the coordinating 3D Mold.

Lastly using the HCPC-31004 Elegant Rose Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, stamp the “Thinking of You Today” sentiment onto Copic X Press It Paper and color using Copic markers. Cut out with coordinating dies and glue it down centered onto the card front. Arrange the leaves and flowers offset to only one corner so that the beautiful delicate vellum frame is still the main focal point of the card. Finish off the project by finishing the inside to match.

 

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Heartfelt Creations New Release ~ Elegant Rose Frames Collection ~ Birthday Elegance

 Hi Guys,

Guess what day it is???? Its time to Debut a brand new collection from Heartfelt Creations. This is the Elegant Rose Frames Collections and boy does this collection give you a head start when designing the most beautiful cards. Take a close look at the elegance without any actual 3D flowers.....Lets take a look at my first design. I have created a full step by step video to share my card making process with all of you.

 

 

 
 
Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 1/4 x 10 and score in half at 5”. Using the outer die from HCD2-7308 Majestic Swirls Frames Die, lay the frame slightly over the scored edge so that the fold is preserved, tape in place, and run through a die cut machine to create the shaped card base. With this same die cut one piece from white card stock and another from sheet 5A from the HCDP1-2144 Elegant Rose Frames Paper Collection. Ink the edges of this green decorative paper with Olive Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Now layer and glue the white piece onto the card front ,followed by the green layer. Next using the second and third largest dies from this same set tape these securely inside each other onto a piece of white cardstock and die cut the decorative frame. Designer tip: This step can be broken up into two steps if there is a concern of dies slipping. Us ample tape if doing it in one step as a cautionary measure. Do the same exact thing with a piece of Luxe Silver Cardstock and glue these two layers together, off setting the silver slightly behind the white. Attach this layer to the card front using Adhesive Foam Strips.

Stamp the frame from the HCPC-31003 Stylish Rose Frame Cling Stamp Set and the “Happy Birthday To You” Sentiment from the HCPC-31004 Elegant Rose Sentiments Cling Stamp Set onto Copic X-Press It paper with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and color using Copic Markers. (Any medium and paper of your choice can be used here) Die cut using both coordinating die sets. Using the dies from the Stylish Rose Frame set, also die cut a Luxe Silver Cardstock piece with both frame dies to create a shadow layer for the rose frame. Cut this shadow layer in half vertically and line up the right and left hand edges of the Luxe Silver with the Decorative Frame already attached to the card base so that it just covers the holes along the edges on each side, glue in place. This will also allow for a silver edge to appear equally on both sides of the rose frame when it is glued down.

Using the metal tip added to the Dries Clear bottle dot on lots of little dots of glue onto the baby's breath areas of the rose frame stamped image and sprinkle with Baby’s Breath Ultra Transparent Glitter. Once dry glue the frame to the card front. Carefully cut apart the sentiment to allow the “Birthday” portion to fit inside the frame and glue it to the inside layer. Add the “Happy” to the top left and the colored roses to the card in desired locations. Decorate inside to complete the project

 

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Angel Amoungst The Stars

 Hi Friends,

Today I have a super fun combination for your weekly Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations. I have decided to combine the gorgeous Holiday Star Collection with the Stunning Joyous Noel Collection for a magical design which I just fell in love with while creating. I had planned on adding poinsettias to it but as I designed it I realized it did not need them so I will save them for another project. Aren't these colors from the Holiday Star Paper collection just beautiful and so striking??? I am truly in love....



Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 7 x 10” and score in half at 5”. Cut sheet 3B from the HCDP1-2141 Holiday Stars Paper Collection to 5 x 7”. Ink the edges of this blue decorative paper with Night Sky Archival Ink using the HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers. Glue this to the card front. Cut sheet 4B from the same paper collection to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4” and ink the edges using Deep Purple Archival Ink and adhere to the card front. Using the second largest die from the HCD2-7426 Oval Filigree Frame Die cut a blue oval from sheet 3B. Ink this oval in the same manner using the Night Sky ink. From white cardstock cut the 3rd largest die from the Oval Filigree Frame Die set and adhere to the blue inked oval and sit aside.

Stamp the Angel from the HCPC-3997 Starry Noel Angel Cling Stamp Set onto Sheet 9B from the Holiday Star Paper Collection using Ranger Oxides Inks in Wilted Violet for the angel and Faded Jeans for the trailing stars. Heat emboss this ink with Ranger Tinsel Bridal Embossing Powder for a glistening sheen. From the HCPC-3994 Large Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set Stamp all the stamps onto Luxe Silver Cardstock with Versacolor White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder. From the HCPC-3993 Holiday Star Cling Stamp Set stamp the large star onto white card stock with Versacolor White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with white ink. With this same set also stamp the large star onto sheet 3B of the Holiday Star Paper Collection using the Versacolor White Pigment Ink and Silver Embossing powder. Die cut all of these stamped images with their coordinating dies. For the white embossed star only die cut out the center decorative snowflake from the center and from the last star stamped on the blue paper use the inner star die to also cut the inside out. Layer this on top of the large Luxe Silver embossed star from the previous step, as seen in the photos.

For the sentiment, stamp the “Seasons Greetings” Stamp from the Holiday Star Stamp Set onto the precut sentiment die cut from white cardstock. Also cut this die cut using Luxe Silver cardstock and layer behind the sentiment off setting a little. Designers TIP: A blue piece of scrap paper was used behind the star opening in the sentiment die to show a solid star there rather than seeing the layers underneath. This gave it a more finished look.

To complete the card attach the angel to the center oval using foam tape and add trailing silver embossed stars to the top of her. This gives great dimension having multiple layers and heights. Before attaching this oval arrange the stars in the background so that the trail of stars continues behind her, some raised and some not. Same with the ones in front of her. All of these are set at a diagonal. Then the one large star was placed in the upper left corner. Once all stars are in place add the oval to the center also using foam tape. Lastly add the sentiment to the lower right hand corner using a double layer of foam dots on the right hand side and a single foam dot on top of the oval on the left side for an even and balanced sentiment.

 I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Grateful Rustic Sunflowers

 Hi Friends,

Today Heartfelt Creations is debuting a beautiful new side release of gorgeous Filigree Frame & Border Collection. This collection contains 4 sets of dies which you can see by visiting the full collection page on their website HERE. It is a lovely collection with lots of opportunities to design in many versatile ways. Lets take a look at my first card using this collection...


 

 

 

Directions:

Cut a piece of white card stock to 6 1/2 x 7 1/2" and score the 6 1/2" side at 1". Cut a second piece of white cardstock to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 and glue to the 1" scored section with the scored section to the inside creating a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" card base. (Top Tip: HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper is perfect for all your card bases and white die cuts) Cut a piece from the top left hand corner of sheet 5A from HCDP1-2131 Rustic Sunflower Paper Collection to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" to place on the inside of the card to cover up the seam created when making the card base. Now cut a piece from sheet 10B (Turquoise) measuring 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and glue to the front of the card base. Next cut a piece from sheet 9B (green) measuring 5 1/4 x 7 1/4" and glue it to the card front. Using the largest die from HCD2-7424 Rectangle Filigree Frame Die cut the striped center decorative paper then set this aside until the following steps. Still using this same die cut 1x using white cardstock and 1x using HCGP1-488 Luxe Gold Cardstock. Glue these two pieces together slightly offsetting the gold beneath the white as shown in the photos. Do this same technique (cutting 1x with white cardstock and 1x with Luxe Gold Cardstock) with the next smallest die in this set, but this time use the inner cutting die so that the inside is cut out. Glue both of these gold/silver layers to the card base as shown making sure to add the previously cut patterned paper down inside the larger one before adding the smaller one. (see photos). From the HCD2-7426 Oval Filigree Frame Die cut the 4th smallest die 1x from white cardstock and 1x from Luxe Gold Cardstock and glue these together offsetting the gold behind the white as done in the previous steps. Stamp this die with a sentiment stamp from HCPC-3844 For My Friend Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in Archival Tiger Lily Ink. Attach this die to the center of the card using 3D foam tape.

Stamp the large Sunflower 2x, Medium 3x, and small 3x using the HCPC-3962 Rustic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set in Tiger Lily ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper . Stamp the small flowers 2x using the HCPC-3911 Wisteria Petals Cling Stamp Set with Archival Manganese Ink onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Then stamp the small leaves 4x and the large leave 2x using the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set using Archival Leaf Green Ink. Lastly stamp the HCPC-3933 Floral Shoppe Fillers Cling Stamp Set onto green cardstock using VersaColor white opaque ink, and then heat emboss with a white embossing powder. Die cut all the flowers out with the coordinating dies.


Color the sunflowers with Tiger Lily ink in the centers followed by Archival Sunflower Ink on the petals using the Stack and Store Daubers. Lastly add touches of Tiger Lily ink around the edges of the sunflower petals. Run the Sunflowers face down through the coordiating 3D Shaping Mold and then using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit simply press in the flower centers for a beautifully shaped Sunflower. For the largest flower glue together 2 large and 1 medium flower. The medium and small flowers both have 2 petals of the same size glued together, Apply Dries Clear glue with a hydra sponge and sprinkle on some Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter on the tips of the petals. Then once dry add a puddle of Dries Clear glue to the center of the flowers and sprinkle in Earth Elements to the centers of the sunflowers for a perfect rustic and natural finish. For the wisterias simply color with the stack and store daubers lightly with Manganese Blue ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Poke a hole in the center and add 2 of the Bright Pearl Stamens - Small to the centers of each adhering with a glue gun. The leaves are colored with Archival Vivid Chartreuse and then the edges are colored with Leaf Green. Then are then run through the coordinating 3D Shaping Mold and ready to go. For the Floral Shop Fillers add dots of Dries Clear Glue and sprinkle on some Minnie Pearls Prills.

To complete the card simply arrange the flowers and foliage as desired adhering with a glue gun.

 

  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Love, Melanie

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ A Special Hug For You!

Welcome Back Friends,

For this week's Wednesday Inspiration I am sharing my second card featuring the Hollyhock Garden Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I have created a non traditional vellum flower here by shaping the flower by hand using the Grooved Golf Tools rather than the shaping mold. Lets take a look at my design...




Instructions:

Cut a piece of 6 x 12” cardstock from the HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and score in half to create a 6 x 6” card base. Next cut a piece of 6” x 6” pink paper from sheet 12B of the HCDP1-2143 Hollyhock Garden Paper Collection and glue to the card front. From sheet 11A cut a piece of green and pink patterned paper to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4” and glue to the card front. Next using the largest die from the HCD1-7370 Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die, cut a piece of the same pink paper from sheet 12B, then using the large decorative die from that set cut 1x using white cardstock and 1x using HCGP1-493 Lux Silver Cardstock. Glue these together, slightly offsetting the silver behind the white, and glue to the pink background die. Glue the piece just created to the card front. Using the small two center dies from this same die set cut the background die from Sheet 11B (yellow), and then the center decorative die 1x from white card and 1x from Luxe Silver Cardstock layering them just like the larger medallion die. Attach this center medallion to the center of the card front with 3D foam tape, popping it up for added dimension.
Using the HCPC-3999 Hollyhock Petals and Leaves Cling Stamp Set, Stamp the large hollyhock flowers 4x and the medium hollyhock flowers 3x in Versacolor White Pigment Ink onto Rajni Chawla’s Vellum. Make sure to use an anti-static tool before stamping. Once stamped, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat emboss. Also from this same stamp set stamp the leaves 4x in Leaf Green Archival ink onto white cardstock. Also using Leaf Green, stamp the large leafy stem 1x onto white cardstock using the HCPC-31000 Hollyhock Stems and Blooms Cling Stamp Set. Next Stamp the yellow flowers by stamping the calyx stamp from the HCPC-3980 Sweet Pea Cling Stamp Set in Chrome Yellow Archival ink. Lastly from the HCPC-3966 Autumn Wreath Accents Cling Stamp Set stamp the small leaf 4x in Olive Archival ink. Cut all stamped images with their coordinating dies.

Using HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers color flowers and leaves in the following ways. For the Hollyhocks use a mixture of pink Distress Oxide inks onto the front sides of your images. Top Tip: Wipe any excess ink off the vellum with a damp cloth after the ink has had a chance to sit for a few minutes. This will allow for the white heat embossing to be more brilliant. Once colored hand shape with Grooved Golf tools and glue together 3 layers then add both HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens and HCS1-459-1 Rock Candy Stamens to the centers with a glue gun. For added sparkle dab on some Dries Clear glue using a Hydra Sponge and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. Next color the yellow flowers with Sunflower Archival ink and shape through the HCFB1-5010 3D Sweet Pea Shaping Mold before adding the HCS1-457-1 Pastel Pearl Small Stamens in the centers of each flower. For the Hollyhock leaves color with Vivid Chartreuse Archival inks and for the Autumn Wreath leaves color with both Olive and Leaf Green Archival Inks. Both styles of leaves can be shaped easily using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit stylus and shaping mat by giving a little extra dimension from the back.

From sheet 3A of the Hollyhock Garden Paper Collection choose a sentiment strip to add to the card front. Cut a flag out of one end and attach to the card as shown. To finish the card arrange the flowers in a circular design using the die as a guide. When adding the leaves rip off leaves as needed from the leafy stem for the larger flowers. Glue flowers and leaves with a glue gun. Add a coordinating center gem to finalize the project. Decorate inside of card as desired.

Please visit my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.


Crafty Hugs, Melanie

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