Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Peace Card & Heartfelt Creations

My fav day of the week...hope for you too?
Yip it's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday again!
I have supprised my self with this one.
No distressing or gesso....just total soft and sweetness,
so is it suppriseing it is called
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Sold On Our Website: 

Other Products: Paper: SUP naturals White A4 (x2) Ink: SUP: Old Olive. Staz-On: Jet-black. Ranger distress ink: Broken China. Copic Makers: Holiday Blue BG05, Blue green BG09, Moss YG67, Golden Yellow Y17. Spellbinders: S4-356 Decorative Elements, S5-030 Fancy Tags Two. Ranger: Bone folder, craft mat, water spritzer, water brush, Heat gun. White seam binding ribbon, Masking paper, Diamond Stickles, Scissors for fussy cutting, Glue dots. 

 This card size is 14.5 cm x 21 cm. To make the card base, fold one of the A4 cards in half. Use a bone folder to sharpen the fold. From the remaining A4 card, die cut an oval using the S4-356 largest die. Using the die shape seen in the card photo, from the S4-030 fancy tag die set. Cut this 6 times. Glue the die cuts together making chipboard. 

 From the Paper Pad, find the background printed-paper with the flower clusters. Cut two of the clusters out, making sure you chose opposites. Having the leaves pointing down at the point of the cluster on both images. Cut also the same shapes from masking paper. Find the background paper from the paper pad with banners and cut out two of the Peace banners this will be the sentiment for the card. 

To prepare the ribbon, apply broken china ink to your craft mat then mist with water. Roll the ribbon into the mix. Add more ink as needed to get depth of color and an uneven color. You can dry the ribbon with the heat gun. Make two triple bows. To make the butterfly over lay, use the larger swirl image from the HCPC 3654 Stamp Set . Stamp the image with Staz-On ink on to clear card stock, repeat this so you have two. 

From the second stamping, you will only need the image of the butterfly. Flip the stamped image over. You will now be working from the backside of the stamped image. Bring the color to these butterflies, flowers and leaves using the Copic makers listed. To cut this stamped image so it will fit the tag you need to first place the clear card stock on top of the tag. Holding the layers securely together, with scissors cut away the excess clear card stock in the oval shape. Adhere the oval to the tag. Now, to put it all together: Not yet gluing down, position the embellishments on to the card base front. 1st, the die cut fancy oval, 2nd the tag, 3rd the bows then the flower cluster masks. So you can see that all is aligned, centered and balanced. 

Leaving the flower cluster mask in its place, remove all of the embellishments from the card. Using the stamp positioner, the small swirl stamp from the HCPC 3654 stamp set and Old Olive ink. 

Stamp the swirl so you will see the rose buds peeking out from under the flower cluster mask. Repeat this for the other side of the card. With the water brush, drag the ink from the edge of the image to fill the leaves in. Add a little broken china ink to the rose buds. With Double Dots adhere the fancy frame to the card base, then the flower clusters. 

Adhere the tag to the center with double dots, making sure you add enough height so the bows will be able to be tucked under the tag. Adhere the bows with glue dots so they will be tucked just under swirls of the tag. Fold the extra cut butterfly in half and attach in its place with a cut to size glue dot. For the sentiment, cut one of the banners in half and glue under each end of the complete banner. Place and adhere to the card. 
To finish, add stickles to the flower centers, rose buds, along the wholes on the fancy frame and to the swirls and butterfly on the clear card stock.
I hope you have enjoyed your scroll down my blog today. Don't forget to call in at Heartfelt Creations, to check out all that yummy talent posted on the blog....also a teaser for the new release next month.
I have good news for me...I am now feeling better. Getting over the bug since I got home from my travels I have been really sick with the bug, you know that in bed sick! Sleeping the whole day sick, and it wasn't all jet lag. I'm nearly over know when you want to get back into your life and get things I am not going out side yet....not till after the weekend. Ha!
great news....I can craft till then!
That is till I have to get back into the every day chores and, till then my fingers are getting inky for sure!
Wishing you all a happy scrappy day and don't forget to check in at Heartfelt Creations to make your day even better!

Inky hugs sussiPoppins XOX

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Heartfelt Creations' Wednesday!


It is Wednesday again and it is tome for some Heartfelt Creations' inspiration!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPP1 251 Butterfly Medley Collection Paper Pad
HCPC3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
Double Dots
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products Used: Paper: SUP Neutral-white A4Yellow card stock, White stamping paper. Inks: Archival: Jet-black, Colorbox : Chestnut. Glimmer mist; Olive Green. Ranger: Bone folder, Distressing tool, Heat gun. Spellbinders: S4-189. Versa Mark embossing pad, Yellow organza ribbon, Self-adhesive gems yellow/orange, Needle and thread, Clear glue dots, White embossing powder. 

The size of this card is 21 cm x 14.3 cm. Fold the A4 card in half, use the bone folder to sharpen the fold. Taking the yellow card stock, cut 14.3 cm x 21.5 cm. This will be your card front matting. Ink the edges with the chestnut ink. Find the 30 cm x 30 cm paper in the paper pad with the yellow flowers and wings of hope sentiment. Cut this paper to 13.6 cm x 19.9 cm. Taking note to cut the paper so the design falls in the length on the bottom. See the photo of the card. This will be your card front.

Align and die cut the sentiment from the paper using the S4-189 cutting die. This sentiment will be replaced but turned later. Apply Chestnut ink to the edges of the die cut.

Prepare prick wholes .5 cm from the edge with the aid of the prick tool and mat. Back stitch with the gold thread. Taking the distressing tool, ravel and fray the four edges of this paper. Adhere the yellow ribbon across the front of the card front.

Adhere the card front paper to the matting card stock with Double Dots. Attach double, double dots to the sentiment, adhere in its place. Make and attach a triple bow with a clear glue dot to the right side of the sentiment. Stamp, emboss, die cut and shape the flowers and leaves.

First place and adhere the leaves then stack and adhere the flowers, using clear drying glue. To finish add the gems to the flower centers.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a scrappy week!

POST NOTE: I am finally back from a month of non stop exploring across the ocean to Miami,Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Los Angeles. Traveling by car from Los Angeles on highway 101 to San Simeon, Monterey and San Francisco. Then leaving the warm winter Californian sun to fly back home to Crispy Nederland. Apart from a big jet lag, I got the bug the second day I was I am sick as a Hushpuppy. Hopefully with a bit of VIP TLC I should be up and about and back to my scrappy self...all going well.... by next week. xox

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Heartfelt Creations February Release


It is the second Wednesday of the month and it is time for the February release from Heartfelt Creations. The new collection is all about beautiful blossoms, butterflies and spring feeling!
It is the "Butterfly Medley"!

Heartfelt Products and Products Sold On Our Website:
HCDP1-251 Butterfly Medley Collection Paper Pad 
HCPC-3655 Dream in Beauty Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3652 Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-179 Butterfly Medley Die
Double Dots 100 pc.
Hydra Sponges
Stamp Positioner Kit
Zip Dry paper glue
Funnel Tray
Crystal Lacquer
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Reversible Score-Mat Self-Healing 12 x 12"

Other Products Used: Paper: Cardstock: Lilac, Pale Green. Ink: Derwent ink-tense watercolor pencils: Teal green 1300, Apple green 1400, Sherbet lemon 0100, Sun yellow 0200, Fuchsia 0700, Iris blue 0900, Charcoal grey 2100, Tangerine 0300. Distress Inks: Mustard seed, Broken china, Chipped sapphire. Staz-On: jet-black. Ranger: Heat gun, Teflon scissors, Ink Tool, Water brush. Other: Versa-Mark pad, Small bowl of water, Fussy cutting scissors, Gesso, Craft knife, Diamond stickles.

This Lay Out size is 30 cm x 30 cm. From the Paper Pad, find the design paper with the trellis print, pink flowers and butterfly’s. Using the Self-Healing Mat, craft knife and fussy cutting scissors, cut away the background from the trellis and the lower butterfly, leaving the flowers and leaves intact. Cut the trellis from the paper. Cut to size the Double Dots with the Teflon scissors to fit the trellis frame and attach to the trellis back. Put this aside.

Taking the Lilac card stock and the Butterfly Medley Stamp Set, stamp the butterfly images. Color images with the Derwent pencils then die cut with Butterfly Medley Die. Cut the photos out and attach Double Dots to the back, put aside for later.

Take the pale green cardstock, Versa Mark, Jet-black ink, embossing enamel, the Stamp Positioner Kit and Dream in Beauty Stamp Set. To get a idea where you want to position the stamping, place the trellis on the card stock then put aside. Using the Stamp Positioner, stamp with jet-black on the left bottom side. Do the same, but using the Versa Mark and embossing enamel instead of ink. Stamp this just shy of the first stamping. Repeat the same with the embossing, this time a few cm shy of first stamping.

Emboss stamp once on the upper right side of the trellis, this time featuring the butterfly. This embossing stamping makes a resist on your work. Apply the distress inks with the Ink tool, shading with different colors. Always adding a little color at a time, add more ink if needed to taste. With a small bowl of water, dip your fingers in and flick to splatter on the card stock. Dry with the heat gun. From out the center of the cardstock with horizontal strokes apply the gesso with the aid of the sponge. Again starting with a little gesso, you can always add more but it is hard to take it away. Repeat, the flicking of the water. This will, again give you water marks on your paper. The same applies, you can always add more but you cannot take away. Attach your Double Dots trellis paper to the center of the card stock.

Attach the photos with Double Dots to the trellis. The placement of the photos: to cover the whole from the cut away butterfly. Cut one of the large die cut butterflies in half and do the same for the cut butterfly from the paper. With the balling tool and mat. Shape and curl the butterfly wings Adhere in place with the cut to size Double Dots.

The butterfly girls: One girl has a single half wing, the lower girl has a double half wing. The remaining half wing is placed on the flower center on the bottom left. See photo of LO. Apply crystal Lacquer to each pink flower center and all the butterfly bodies. Carefully spoon or sprinkle the clear crystals on the lacquer. Leave to air dry. When dry, gently tap off into the funnel tray. To finish, apply stickles to the butterfly wings and dot a little to each white flower center on the trellis.

Have a scrappy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Beautiful Moments With You layout


It is my favorite day of the week again - Wednesday posting at Heartfelt Creations!

And here is my creation this week:

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 Other Products Used: The Crafter's Workshop Masks: TCW 437, TCW 457; Derwent Intense water color pencils: (leaves) Leaf green 1600, (twigs) Willow 1900, Bark 2000, (flowers) Fuchsia 0700, Chilli Red 0500, Sun Yellow 0200, (bird and water) Iris Blue 0900, (bird house) Baked Earth 1800. Ink: Archival Black, Versa fine crimson red, Versa fine vintage sepia. Glimmer Mist: Olive Vine, Burnt Red, Pink Bubblegum. Other: Gesso, Sponge, Chipboard, Distress tool, Prima Marketing E. Line stones x 2, fussy cut scissors, Galeria Iridescent medium, spatula, heat gun 

This layout is not easy for a beginner so please, refer to the photo often for guidance, as to where and how placement of the embellishments should be. The layout is a standard size of 30 cm x 30 cm. The photo size is 9.1 cm x 15 cm. Find the pink design paper from the Birds and Blooms Paper Collection. With Archive black ink, the stamp Birds and Blooms Collage Set, stamp the background. Stamp the image a few times so the stamping will show from under the layering later. 

Using the gesso and sponge apply the gesso, spreading from out the center to the sides. This gives a darker to light effect. When dry, bring on the texture with the masks, iridescent medium and a spatula. When using masks and mediums, be careful not to smudge between extending a pattern and layering on your work. It takes time and patience but it is better in the long run, to let it dry between the layers. I always like to air dry rather than heat dry mediums. When the medium is totally dry, spray liberally glimmer mist to the right and left center of the page, forming puddles. Tilt the page so the mist puddles will form running drip lines, let them run to the bottom of the page. Repeat again, but tilting the page so the drip runs in the opposite direction. If needed, with your lips, blow to direct and help the movement of the flow. 

To speed up the drying process you can use the heat gun. Don't panic, the mediums and heat will curl and wrinkle the paper. To correct this and to enable the paper to support the weight of the goodies that will later be added, cut 30 cm x 30 cm from the chipboard. Glue the paper to the chipboard. Wet glue will allow a small time frame to enable you to move and straighten the paper to fit the chipboard. Place the paper towel over the board, with the Brayer firmly roll over the board to flatten away all wrinkles and bumps not wanted. 

In the Paper Pad you will find the card frames with lightly printed out line images for coloring in. Select two of these frames. To stamp the images onto the frames use the Versa Fine Crimson ink and the following stamps: HCPC 3648 Home Sweet Home, the image of the bird and birdhouse, HCPC 3647 Hydrangea Bird Bath, the image of the birds on the birdbath. Color the stamped images in with the watercolor pencils and brush. Attach the frames to the layout with Double Dots

Prepare the photo by backing it with chipboard. Attach this also to the layoutt with Double Dots. Look to the photo for an idea of where to position the frames and photo. 

To make the blooms and embellishments for this layout, start by using the HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms, the blooms on a branch and 6 single blooms stamp. Stamp the images onto watercolor paper 3 times each, color in with the Derwent watercolor pencils and water brush. Then die cut them with the matching die. Ball and shape with the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and  Paper Blossom Molding Mat

For the larger blooms, use the HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms Set and HCD 748 Arianna Blooms die and die cut enough for 3 large, 3 small blooms plus 1 bud. Spray the stamped die cuts with the burnt red and pink bubblegum glimmer mist. Shape and ball the blooms using the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and  Mat

For the twigs use HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch Set and HCD1 757 Leafy Branch die . Cut 2 long twigs and 1 short twig. As above stamp, die cut, color and ball the images. The 2 butterflies are taken from the HCPC 3649 Birds and Blooms Collage Set. Ink up only the butterfly image of the stamp with vintage sepia ink. Stamp twice to make two butterflies. Color in the image with watercolor pencils then fussy cut. 

Now for the real fun part, that is, putting it all together! Start first with the large Arianna Blooms, using Double Dots and wet glue, attach the 3 large blooms in their place. From now on, only wet glue will be used to attach all embellishments. Placement of the twigs: cut the short twig in two, place and glue down under and to the right side of the frame, on the right side of the layout. Place one of the small Arianna blooms under this frame and next to the photo. 

For the 2 long twigs, one is placed above the frame on the left of the layout, the remaining twig, place on the right of the same frame, under the photo. Place one of the small Arianna blooms and the bud on top of the twig and next to the large bloom. Place and attach the branch and bloom die cuts. Use two cuts for the top left corner, one tuck under the bloom on the right and the other lay on top of the left corner of the photo, draping over the bloom and down on to the frame. Place the remaining Arianna bloom in the center point of the branch. 

For the lower left side cluster, place the branch on the frame draping one of the branches up onto the photo. Now glue all the small single blooms onto the bloom image on the branches. Put a spot of glue here and there on the back of the leaves to attach. But do not do this too much, or you will lose the 3-D effect. Place the two butterflies to the lower right of the Lay Out. Take the E. designer stones from the packet and cut to look like leaves. Take off the plastic backing and put in place as shown in the photo. Add 3-D Crystal Lacquer  to the bird on the birdhouse and to the single flower centers. To finish add Stickles to the butterflies.

I hope I've inspired you to try this! 
Any questions, please leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

scrappy inky hugs,