Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jolie with Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday! 

Hi, it's that time of week again... and I've prepared a brand new project for you with Heartfelt Creations' newest release "Birds and Blooms"

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold on our Website:
HCDP1 250 Birds and Blooms Collection Paper Pad
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border die
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Institute Glue
Speedball Brayer 4"

 Other Products Used: Green cardstock x 2; Green lace; Prima Marketing Old Road ink; ruler; pencil; scissors; cardboard (3 mm); water mister; Tim Holtz scissors; 1 meter of pale green lace 2.5 cm wide; 23 cm of green ribbon 7 mm wide; Prima Marketing E. Pearls and crystals x 2 pkt; double sided tape 

The Layout size is 30.4cm x 30.4cm. The photo size is 9.1cm x 14.7cm. From the Paper Pad you will need two of the large leaf boarder papers, one of the soft turquoise paper and one printed layout paper. Wet glue the soft turquoise design paper to a 30.4cm x 30.4cm cardboard. Take the leaf boarder papers and fussy cut the borders, ink the edges of the leaves with the Old Road ink. Using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat  shape and curl up the leaves. Fussy cut the bloom clusters from the layout design paper, also ink the edges and shape them with the balling Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat .

Cut a 9cm strip from the green cardstock. Place and glue it in the center of your background. Adhere the fussy cut leaf boarders on either side of the green cardstock. Ink all around the edges of the layout background with Old Road.

To make the paper lace: Using the cut offs from the leaf boarder papers and HCD Decorative Lace Border die, die cut four borders and from the green cardstock die cut 8. Cut away the excess lace pattern in the lengths of all the 12 die cuts, so you will have at least a 5cm wide lace remaining. Keep the cut offs for another project. Wet glue the green lace die cuts together, matching and trimming so you don't see the joins. With the water mister, lightly mist the green paper lace to soften the structure. Mist again if needed. When pliable, pleat and scrunch to get it to look like gathered lace. Put aside to air dry. When air-dried this will be hard and will keep its shape.

Adhere double sided tape to both sides of the "straighter" edge of the lace. Place the ruler on the taped edge, leaving the frilled part free, roll along the top of the ruler with the Speedball Brayer to really flatten and make sure the tape is truly glued in to all the creases. You can roll with out the ruler, but be careful you don't slip and flatten the frill. If so, you get to start all over again. Trim away any excess paper and get it as straight as you can using Tim's scissors to do this, they are strong enough to cope with the thickness of the layers. Put the lace a side to prepare the photo.

You get to do a bit of puzzle work now. Cut cardboard 8.5cm x 14.3 (x1), 6cm x 12cm (x1), 5cm x 12cm (x2) Wet glue these cardboards to the back of the photo. Centering the boards as you go along. With the pencil and ruler, rule a line in the length, 2 cm from the edge. This will be your guideline for placement of glue and paper lace.

Apply wet glue to the leaf side of the pencil lines. Place the design paper lace die cuts on top of the glue, sliding the lace so it is aligned and straight to the pencil line. Halve the green paper lace, making sure you have enough on all ends to fold under to neaten. Remove from one side the protective layer of the double sided tape on the lace and place it on top of the already adhered lace layer. Remove the remaining protection layer for the tape. Cut 33 cm of pale green lace for both sides of the sides of the boarder place the lace on top of the green paper lace covering any nasties.

Adhere a 9cm length of pale green lace to the top right and lower left of the already attached lace. Adhere the green ribbon to the lace to cover the join.

Place and adhere the photo in the center of the boarder. Arrange and cut the fussy cut bloom clusters so when placed and adhered they will fall in the length. The lower right cluster has two layers. Adhere the pearls in a row on the ribbon and in the center of the flowers.

Till next time! Have a scrappy week!
inky hugs, sussypoppins

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Missing You card

Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday! 

Hi, it's that time of week again... and I just love working with Heartfelt Creations' newest release! 

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold On Our Website:
HCDP1 250 Birds & Blooms Collection Paper Pad
HCD1 556 Birds and Blooms Die
 HCD1 557 Leafy Branch Die
 HCPC 3644 Birds And Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3647 Hydrangea Bird Bath Cling Stamp Set
HCPS 3645 Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPS 3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
Double Dots 100 pc.
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Art Insitute Glue - dries clear

Other Products: Paper: Green Card Stock, Water color paper, Derwent Intense Water Color Pencils: Iris blue 0900, Willow 1900, Chilli red 0500, Sea blue 1200, Leaf green 1600; Archival Ink: Jet Black; Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink, Color Box Cats Eye black ink; Stickles Diamond; organza ribbon Blue; glue Dots; watercoloring pen; distressing Tool; double sided tape; fussy cut paper scissors. 

Instructions: This card size is 19.3cm x 15.2cm. Cut the card base with the green card stock 19.3cm x 30.4cm. Make a fold at 15.2cm. Find in the Birds & Blooms Collection Paper Pad the layout print with the frames. Cut away the outer blue print edge leaving the corners intact, put aside. Cut out the large pink frame and one of the pink small frames. With the distressing tool, distress all the edges of the frames.

Cut the lace print from the same design paper. This is inked on the edges with the black Cats Eye ink and later attached with double sided tape or clear drying glue to the base card.

Back to the blue printed strips, cut, tear to fit as a background patchwork frame for the pink printed frames. When happy with the lengths and patching of the strips, distress with the distressing tool and ink the edges with the black cats eye ink. Arrange, stack and glue down all papers using Double Dots. Attach a length of blue organza ribbon to the card, on and to the left of the pink frame. Make a separate triple bow from ribbon. Using a glue dot, attach the triple bow on top of the already placed ribbon at the left top corner of the pink frame.

With black Archival permanent ink and watercolor paper, stamp the images from HCPC 3644HCPC 3647 and HCPS 3645 Cling stamp sets  (hydrangeas border and single image Stamp x 2 each). Color these images with the Derwent water color pencils then, use the matching Birds and Blooms Die and
 Leafy Branch Die to die cut. Sorry you will have to fussy cut the Hydrangea stamp images by hand. Ball and shape all finished images with the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and
 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat. Place and attach both boarders of hydrangeas and birds with Double Dots.

Using the Art Insitute Glue - dries clear, tuck the single hydrangeas and a few leaf images under the right side of the small pink frame. Look to the photo if you need help for the placement. Do the same for the leaves on the left side of the frame.

For the sentiment select the "Missing You" stamp from the HCPS 3354 Set. Stamp the image with black Archival ink on the right side, under the hydrangea boarder.

To finish the card, add Stickles Glitter Glue to the hydrangeas.

Until next time! Have an inky scrappy day! 

hugs, sussipoppins

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Hanging Around" and "Memories for a Life Time'

Hi! It's Wednesday again..

It is also the second Wednesday of the month....that means Heartfelt Creations monthly release!
Will we ever have enough?
NO, not when you see this one! It certainly is a must have. May be you might want to think about investing in the total collection...
"I want it ALL"
Paper, birds, bird houses, flowers, leaves and branches. To top it, fantastic packaging!
The flowers are small and sweet, these complement the stamps and dies you all ready have. The birds are plump and very cute. Color them to your needs, use them for LO's, cards, tags even mixed media......the sky is the limit!
You even get two sets of leaf types with dies to match....go and take a look for yourself.
This collection will be such fun, it can assist you to come even more out of the box and die hard scrappers, we are into that!

I call this "Hanging Around"....because it's a door hanger. Have fun....

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold On Our Website: 
HCPP1 250 Birds and Blooms Collection Paper Pad 
HCPC 3648 Home Sweet Home Cling Stamp Set 
HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set 
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set 
HCD1 757 Leafy Branch die 
HCD1 756 Birds and Blooms die 
Crystal Lacquer
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Stamp Mat Pad 
Speed Ball Brayer 
Zip Dry Glue 
Double Dots
Hydra sponges 

Other Products Used: Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers. Archival: Jet Black. Ranger: Water spritzer, Ink applicator. Other: Water color brush, card board box, gesso, white acrylic paint, paper to make a template. 

The size of this project is 25 cm x 10.2 cm. For the preparation work: To make the door hanger template shape, starting from the bottom, measure 17.5 cm, 4.6 cm for the circle hole, 2.9 cm for the hanger hook. This will give you a length of 25 cm. Cut it two times from cardboard. Chose papers from the paper pad. Cut two shapes from the paper with a soft blue/green color, one for each side of the hanger. From the same paper, cut a piece 14.7 cm x 5 cm. Using the template cut the same shape, but 3mm smaller and just above the circle line from the pink colored paper with the green swirl on it. 

Choose an oval with a boarder from the paper pad, fussy cut this out. Cut also a cardboard to fit the oval. Adhere them together. Using the HCPC 3648 cling stamp set, stamp the birdhouse image with Jet Black ink on the oval. Stamp the flower part of the image another three times on the off cuts from the pattern paper. 

To make the buds and blooms use the HCDC 3644 cling stamp set and the matching HCD1 757 die. For the 6 smaller rose buds you will need 1 bloom each, for the 12 blooms you will need 2 blooms each. 

To make the leaves use HCPC 3645 cling stamp set (the image with the four leaves) and the HCD1 754 die. Stamp and die cut it 8 times. 

 To create the twig, I choose the short fuller one. (Note: I first stamp all the images, color them with distress inks and then die cut or fussy cut them.) 

Apply the crystal lacquer to the green swirl on the paper already attached to the hanger, also to all the stamped blooms. Put aside to air dry. 

To make the blooms: you will need a water spritzer, Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat. First, turn the flowers with the not stamped side up and lightly mist all the die cut blooms. When almost dry, shape the blooms with the balling tool and mat. Flip over 12 of the blooms, stamped side up, press into their center with the balling tool. This will raise the petals. Put aside till all are air-dried. These blooms will stay hard when dry. 

 Now take the remaining 12 blooms, Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Molding Mat. Ball in the center so the bloom petals curl into a ball. Apply glue to the inside petals and hold till the glue dries, thus keeping its shape. Apply the same balling method for the rose buds. 

 Putting it all together: Glue both cardboard door hanger shapes together. Using a sponge, apply gesso to both sides and when it has dried another layer of white paint. Ink all paper edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. Attach to the hanger shape: 1st the blue/green paper layer, 2nd - the pink paper layer, 3rd - the rectangle blue/green paper layer. Curl the edges up a little then glue these papers down. The 4th layer is the oval paper glued to the cardboard. The 5th layer is the stamped and colored image of the birdhouse and blooms. This is raised by cutting 2 pieces of cardboard, stack and wet glue to the back. Slide a little so you will not see it from the front of your work. 

Once the glue is dry, you can start placing the embellishments you have already made. Tucking the blooms, twigs and leaves in and under the layers. Add the balled blooms. Wait till the glue is dry, then, add the crystal lacquer to the blooms. To finish, add a touch here and there of gesso on the blooms and the edges of the curled paper.
(A good tip: I dab my finger in a blob of gesso to do this. This lets me have more control of how much or little I use on the project.)


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold On Our Website: 
HCDP1 250 Birds and Blooms Collection Paper Pad 
HCD1 757 Leafy Branch Die 
HCD1 756 Birds and Blooms Die 
HCPC 3649 Birds and Blooms Collage Cling Stamp Set 
HCPC 3646 Fluffy Birds Cling Stamp Set 

Other Products Used: Paper: SUP Whisper white card, White card stock. Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz: Broken China, Pumice Stone. SUP Marker Pens: Regal Rose, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black. Spellbinder Die: Majestic Elements S5-160. Other: Diamond Dust Stickles, Water pen paintbrush, Heat gun, Wet Glue or Double Sided Tape. 

This card size is 15.7cm x 12.5cm. Cut the card base with the white cardstock 15.7cm x 25cm. Make a fold at 12.5cm. Using the pale teal blue design paper from the paper pad, cut 12cm x 15.2cm. Chose a matching frame from the paper pad. Cut this to 13cm x 9.7cm. Die cut the SUP Winter White card with the largest size die from the Majestic Elements die set.

Find the design paper with the sentiment "Memories for a Lifetime", cut this out. Ink all the edges of the cut design papers and Whisper White card, first with Pumice Stone then Broken China inks.

To bring the image of the birds and branch on to the Whisper White Majestic Elements die cut, using the SUP markers draw on the image lines on the stamp being careful not to add any extra lines. Just before using the Stamp Positioner Kit to stamp the image in the correct position, breath on the inked image to make sure the ink is still moist. On a separate Whisper White card, do the same with the image of the bird on a twig from the Birds and Blooms Collage stamp, the leaves HCPC 3646 and flowers from the HCPC 3644 stamp sets. With the water brush and water, drag the color from the ink outlines into the image. Use the heat gun to dry and seal the ink. SUP inks are not permanent. When this is done you can die cut the stamped images with the matching dies, HCD1 756 and HCD1 757. Sorry, you will have to cut the bird on the twig by hand. You can now ball and shape the leaves and flowers using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Mat.

 The order of placement and gluing onto the White card stock base is as follows. Glue down with wet glue or double sided tape, the largest prepared design paper. Attach Double Dots to the back of the prepared design paper frame and stamped Whisper White Majestic Elements frame die cut. When placing the layers, make sure you have them aligned and centered. Attach the sentiment with Double Dots. Glue the flowers down with wet glue. Add the leaves by tucking them under the flowers. Add three flowers and leaves to the left of the sentiment. Place the hand cut bird on a branch with Double Dots on the right of the card. Place a single flower to the bottom left of the bird. Apply stickles to all the bird bodies and flower centers. When dry, use the Black marker pen to dot the eyes, the Tangerine Tango marker pen to high light the beaks and claws on the birds.

I hope you had fun taking a look at one of many examples from this collection you will find over at Heartfelt Creations this month. 
Don't wait to order your sets on time as this will be a quick and best seller in my opinion.

I am leaving tomorrow to fly yonder.....30 glorious
Being waited upon! Have to deal with that one!
Down side is no room for any craft gear in the baggage.....not if I want to bring some new toys back with me...seam binding ribbon on the top of the list. Got to wait for all the CHA goodies till I get back home......I am sure I will find something to bring home with me! LOL

You all have a great time crafting in the next month. I will be posting but it will be fitted in so it will be basic posts.
Inky hugs sussipoppins oxo

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Best Wishes"

Hi! A bit late today...had nett problems. Better late than never.

Here is something that matches my eyes today!
I have blue eyes....but this week they are turning GREEN! Why, you may ask?
I'm not at the CHA....and a few lucky design team members are! 
You Gals have fun. I truly mean it. Really, I do.
The real sad news is....wait for it....I will be in the area a week after the event! 
Now, that is real sad. 
Life happens....but I won the second prize and that is........ a cruise with my DH ......19th Jan till 2nd Feb. Back home on the 17th. Never been to the US of A before, so this will be one for the scrapbooks. LOL.
The only down side is, I will be posting but it will be kept sort. I am sure you will understand. LOL. 
You want to have a laugh? Picture this.....
my suit case is in my workroom packed but still open  waiting to be weighed. I am doing some last minute creating. I know, can't help myself, I am now sorted for the after 5's for the Captains the glimmer and glitter sorted. It's every where! And I'm not cleaning it out! LOL.

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Sold On Our Website: 

Other Products Used: Paper: White cardstock Ink: Archival jet black, SUP ink markers: Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke. White seam binding ribbon, Paper towels, self adhesive Half pearls, Distressing tool, Bone folder, Post it note pad, Pencil, Fussy cut scissors, Double sided tape. Clear glue dots 

This card size is 13.4 cm x 13.4 cm. Cut 27 cm x 13.4 cm piece from white cardstock for the card base. Fold in half and use the bone folder to sharpen the fold. For the card front, find the paper with the white broken hearts and green background from the paper pad. Cut this to 13.8 cm x 13.8 cm. 

To make a heart shaped whole in the center of the card. Take the HCD728 heart shape die and align in the center of the card base front, secure the die with post it notes, die cut. Put aside. Using the same heart die cut 3 times extra the shape out from white cardstock. Glue the 4 hearts together to make chipboard. Use the Brayer and paper towel to secure all is glued flat. The paper towel will ensure the glue does not get onto the Brayer. Adhere the Bridal Embossing Powder to the chipboard with the Essential Glue Pad. Put aside. 

Taking the Stamp Positioner Kit, jet black ink and the best wishes stamp image, stamp on the inside of the card so it shows through the heart shaped whole when the card is standing. 

Taking the card front paper, center the heart die, trace around it with a pencil, cut this out. Ravel and fray the out side edges of the paper with the distressing tool. To place the ribbon across the front of the card: Start from the heart opening, adhere the ribbon ends to the back side of the paper then take the ribbon across to the paper edge, adhere. Repeat for the other side keeping the ribbon line straight. Adhere the card front to the card base with double dots. Adhere the heart chipboard with glue in its place. Make two triple bows with the ribbon. Using glue dots attach a bow to each side of the heart on the ribbon line. Taking the Vellum Paper, Bleeding-hearts flower stamp and die, make enough for the raised flowers for the inside card best wishes sentiment. Add color to the flower shapes with the markers, then shape and ball with the balling tool and mat. Adhere in their place with the clear glue dots. Place a few pearls in the corners to finish a cute simple card.

Signing off to get that suit case closed. I have a week to do that. Boarding for a 11 hour flight on the 15th.
Stay tuned for next will be the second Wednesday of the month...believe me, it is a bomb shell of a release. I think so any way. Heartfelt have changed their packaging for the better, more value...and the stamps and will see next week. To die for!
Till then have a inky scrappy week.
Hugs sussipoppins oxo