Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bleeding hearts, cracked ice and glittery snow.

Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday!

Hi, it's that time of week again...has this year not gone so fast!
we have not got snow here in Holland...not yet any way...
I thought I'd bring in a little of my own cracked ice and white glittery stuff that I love so much.
Not to mention those wonderful bleeding hearts! You can do so much with them!

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Other Products Used: Spellbinder Dies: S5-022 Labels Ten, S4-356 Floral Ovals, S4-110 Classic Ovals. Paper: White Watercolor paper, White Cardstock. Other: Green organza ribbon, Diamond Dust, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Pencil, Double sided tape, Chipboard, Derwent Intense Water Color Pencils, Water coloring brush, Archival ink Black, Sewing Machine (optional), Glue dots

Begin first with the paper cutting. Cut from white card stock, using the Spellbinders Labels Ten die set, cut the largest size twice, one size smaller cut once. Using the S4-356 die set, cut the largest size once. Using the Classic Oval set, the largest size, cut once in water color paper and once in chipboard as follows. Place the die on the chip board and trace inside the die shape. Cut out and put aside. With the Fancy Frame die cut, using the Versamark pad, stamp along the left and right sides of the frame, so the lace part is covered. Emboss this with the clear embossing powder and heat gun. Attach double dots to the back. Glue the Fancy frame down to one of the large Label Ten frames. 

The die cuts will be glued together in layers, making a card stack. 

Now working with the smallest die cut from Labels Ten, the piercing tool and mat. You will see a imprint around the edge of the cut paper, this is the guide line to use as you prick around the edge. See the photo as to how far apart to make the wholes. When done, attach double dots to the back and glue it down on top of the Fancy Frame on the card stack. Taking the watercolor paper. Stamp with permanent black ink and the image from the HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans Precut Set. Color the image in using the Derwent Intense pencils and watercolor brush. I used reds and greens. Add water to get the different tones wanted. Have a play on a scrap paper to get the colors you are wanting. When dry, using the Versa Mark pad, stamp all over the oval shape. Do this two times to make sure you have covered all of the shape. Pour the clear embossing powder over the oval. Tap any excess powder away then apply heat with the heat gun. When dry and hard (leave over night to make sure it is completely dry) the paper will curl up. When you bend the paper back, it will crack. Keep bending it till you get all the cracks you want. Place the chipboard oval on top of the card stack, making sure it is centered. Using the pencil, draw lightly around the shape. This will be your placement guideline for your double-sided tape. Put the chipboard aside. Apply the double-sided tape to the inside of the pencil line. With the ribbon, make a pleat as you place it following the line. An option- you can sew in the peats with the sewing machine. With the oval chipboard and pencil draw 0.5cm inside the cut edge of the shape. Cut the 0.5cm away. Glue the chipboard oval and the stamped oval together. Next, glue this to the card stack, making sure the ovals are centered on the stack and the ribbon shows evenly around the edges. When the glue is dry, take the Crystal Lacquer and place the lacquer along the edges of the out side oval and the top of the Label Ten edges where the shaping is. Both sizes. Using the Funnel Tray, sprinkle generously the Diamond Dust over the lacquered areas. When dry, tap away any excess Diamond Dust.

With the remaining die cut, Label Ten card piece, on one end trim a little from the rounding away so it becomes straight. On the other end where the pattern begins, make a fold line from point to point.  Apply wet glue to the area above the fold. Glue this down to the back of the stacked card, making sure the shapes are aligned so they marry perfectly. The card should stand straight with out toppling over, if not trim a little more from the bottom. To finish the card, make a triple bow from the ribbon and attach it to the card front with a glue dot.

Thats it for this week. I hope you find the time to try this out...or have a play with the heartfelt Creation stamps. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment and I will get back to you....... for those that love snow as I do....I wish you much snow balling fun!
I just hope I get a chance to throw a few balls of white stuff this year....
Till next time have a scrappy week,
Inky hugs sussipoppins. oxo


  1. How incredible, Sussi! I especially LOVE the pleated ribbon tip! Thank you very much! hugs, de

  2. WOW This is an awesome technique!!! Liz
    Love your project.

  3. Gorgeous, Susan! The color palette is just breathtaking!

  4. gorgeous technique, cracked glass is one of my favorites and this makes the image look so vintage.

  5. Stunning card! Most perfect for the holiday season. You've given me inspiration to think outside the box. Merry Christmas! Hugs

  6. Great technique Susan! Just love the colors and glitter!