Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'You're the best' card

Thinking out of the box with.....using the Celebrate the Season and Under the Sea collection from Heartfelt Creations...yes...I am using two collections together...nothing new for me...but you can not have a sleigh with out horses...even if they are sea-horses. 
I could not resist! 

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Other Products Used:
Memento Inks: Pistachio, Pear tart, Dandelion, Grape jelly, Angel pink, Tangelo.
 Card Stock: Crafters Companion-snow white hint of gold. Ranger: Paper distressing tool, Star dust stickles, Heat Gun, Water Coloring Brush, Water Mister, Inking Foam Tool. Gold , Bone folder, water mister, Water coloring brush, distressing tool, Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Seedless preserves. Other: Versa-mark, Fussy cutting scissors, Double sided foam tape, Red micro beads, Martha Stewart Turquoise flakes, Needle and gold thread, Pink pearls. Gold mini string of pearls.  

Click HERE to see the  Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit .
Click HERE for tips on making the Hibiscus flowers…
The finished size of this tent fold card is 21 cm x 4.8 cm. Please note all the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder. Cut and fold the cardstock to make a tent fold card to the above measurements. 
Cut from the paper collection 2 matting layers. 1st 20.5 cm x 14.3 cm 2nd 19.7 cm x 13.4 cm Stitch the edges with the gold thread. 

Distress the edges of these papers with the paper-distressing tool. Adhere to the card base with foam dots or tape. 

Stamp, color, die cut and shape the embellishments for this card. The seahorse is cut a few times extra to make chipboards. 

The sleigh is attached from the base, the flowers are tucked and glued, into the sleigh then the leaves are added from behind. 

Make the sentiment and adhere with the coral swirl peeking from behind.

The mini gold string of pearls,  are adhered to the seahorse’s neck and sleigh front swirl. 

Cut the shell corner border in 2, then adhere in a line. 

Add a flower to hide the join. 

Apply crystal lacquer or clear glue in thin lines along the border then sprinkle the Turquoise flakes.  This makes it so... yum!

Add the pink pearls to the flower centres. The pearl centres makes the under water scene so much more appealing and luxurious.

To finish, as always, apply a layer of stickles to the flower stamens, swirls on the sleigh and to the seahorses. Can't not have any bling!

A close, close up of the stickles placement...and this wonderful sea-horses!

You can see how the stickles, follows the swirl lines. You also get a angled close up of the gold string of pearls connecting to the sleigh front.
Well, I hope you had fun on this visit, seeing how it can be so much fun thinking out of the box. This sleigh can be used in so many ways in combo with other collections...another reason why getting each collection can be a wise investment....hahaha.
I ask we really need an excuse?

With that thought in mind I wish you all a very inky scrappy week. 
Till next Wednesday, Inky hugs,


  1. You have really inspired me with this creation! I love that you combined the Under the Sea Collection with this one! Very creative!

  2. Love love love the sea horses and why not !!!! Fab card xxxx

  3. What a fabulous idea and a stunning card!

  4. OMG how creative! I love the flowers in the sleigh but my favorite is the seahorse leading the sleigh! Amazing and creative!
    Hugs, Marie