Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas is in the air!

In the past few months I've watched so many of my fellow bloggers get a head start on Christmas preparations, and finally I have gotten on the bandwagon.  Here is a fun Christmas card  I used combining a number of different elements:

I used a fern stamp and die cut as tree branches, and then decorated them with liquid pearls and stickles and some ornaments.  All stamps are from Heartfelt Creations.  I had a lot of fun with this one, I hope you like it!

This weekend I have plans to spend Saturday making Christmas cards with a group of gals, I'm so looking forward to it!

Have a great Wednesday.

Products Used on This Project 
Other Products Used:Stickles, liquid pearls, Versafine Vintage Sepia, pop up dots Copics: Y28, YG67, Y15, R46, G21
Card size is standard 4.25x5.5 Stamp background stamp on card stock, then add ink along edges using sponges, and stamp fern image on top left hand corner a few times.  Cut out lacey circle and stamp sentiment, then cut bottom part off as shown in photo.  Stamp fern 3 times on green card stock and then cut out with coordinating die cut.  Stamp ornaments, colour with copies.  Adhere all items as shown in photo.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Friday!

It's finally Friday!  Yay!!  I am super happy the weekend is here, but have plans to spend most of the weekend finishing a big school project that is due next week (insert big sigh here!).  And after that I'll have no schoolwork for a while (even bigger YAY!).

I thought I'd share a card I made a while back but never posted, down below.  I worked hard on my Copic shading on this one, and like how it came out.  I'm looking at taking the Copic intermediate course, and am wondering if any of you have taken it and what your feedback is???  ie. did you find it worthwhile?  I'd love to read your comments if you have taken it....since of course(!) I'm wondering if I want to spend $200 on another course, or buying more markers LOL!

Anyway, another thing I wanted to do today was give a huge shout out thank you to Laurie (Doodle Pantry) for the fabulous watermarks she's made me in the past and now made for my mom, she is just so nice and does such great stuff...totally recommend her if you need a custom made graphic for labels or a watermark.

Oh yes, and instructions for the card--all stamps from Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3393 Tea With Bella PreCut Set
Fancy Tags 3 Shapeabilities

Labels 1

Other: Copics: Y02, Y06, Y08, E70, W1, YG63, G85, B000, B32, B45 Basic Grey Pearls, White paper is Staples 110lb, Coloured paper is SU
Card size is standard 5.5x4.25 Stamp image on white cardstock and then cut out using label die cut.  Use airgun to add colour in background, then colour image.  Cut out swirly tag using die cut, then using scissors cut in half.  Adhere over base layers as shown.  Embellish with pearls.  Adhere main image over top using pop up dots.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fleeting summer days

Well, it seems that before it even really began, summer is almost done!  I hope you are all enjoying these last few weeks before back to school and autumn tasks pay a visit.  I've got a big school deadline to meet by September 1st (eek, not too many more days) but then after that I'll have more free time, so I'm hoping the sunshine will stick around for a while after that.  I'm looking forward to catching up with some of you then.  In the meanwhile, I have managed to put together some cards using the images I coloured while listening to my online to love multi tasking!
Here are two cheery flowery ones, both featuring images from Heartfelt Creations.

Products Used on This Project 

 Other products used: Spica glitter pens, liquid pearls, Stickles, organza ribbon Copics used:  E43, E41, E40, V14, V17
Fold card in half, and stamp the basket image so that it overlaps the fold -- that is, goes off the edge.  The goal is to create a crease that is uncut.  Use coordinating die cut to cut the image out--so you are cutting through both the top and the bottom layer, and the crease is on the inside of the die cut.  The result is a card with a crease at the top and the whole card, front and back, is shaped like the die cut. Then colour the basket, use Spica glitter pens over the scroll design, and add liquid pearls over the circle dots in the image.  Colour the flowers.  Stamp the image a second time on another piece of paepr and cut out the flowers, colour and add glitter to edges.  Adhere over the flowers on the card.  Tie ribbon in a bow over the edge as shown.

Products Used on This Project 

Other Products used: Copics (G40,YG63, V09, V15, V17, Y06, Y08), brads
Cut base card stock and add brads in each of the four corners.  Cut out doily with die cut and adhere to centre of card.  Stamp image on white card stock, colour and then and cut out with circle die cut, ensuring to avoid cutting edges of leaves (accomplish this by precuting edges of leaves and pulling them "out" of the die cut before running through die cut machine).  Adhere to centre of card.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Decorative Basket collection

I've got another card to share with you today using a stamp from the new Decorative Basket collection that Heartfelt Creations recently released, plus two other cards for you (I'm enjoying a bit more time back in my craft room!)

Here's my favourite one I've done lately:

Products Used on This Project 
Other products used: Gold stickles, pop up dots, red ribbon from my stash, SU fine tip black marker, floral DP Copics used:  Y08, R35, R37, G85, G24, V15, V17, E43, E41, E40
Card size is 6.5x4.78 To create tiles cut out squares of DP, and then slightly larger squares of cardstock, adhere together, then glue to the base card stock leaving space in between.  Stamp main image, cut out with die cut, use die cut as stencil and use fine tip marker to add faux stitching along edge.  Colour image and then adhere to card using pop up dots.  Make a bow with ribbon, add a flower pearl centre to it, then adhere that to the card with a pop up dot as shown in the photo.

Next, is one I made featuring a wishing well stamp, I think this could be used for so many different things:

Products Used on This Project 
787G Wishing Well 
HCPC3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set 
HCPC3411 Woven Basket PreCut Set (sentiment) 
Rose Creations Shapeabilities 
Fancy Tags Nestabilities 
Labels 17 Nest abilities
Other products used: Liquid pearls, red DP, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, lace from fabric store, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Adirondak Espresso Ink, SU dark green marker, SU real red marker. Copics used:  C1, C3, C5, E43, R44, G24, G85, G20, G21, Y26, R35, R37
Card size is 4.25x5.5 Cut cardstock, then emboss background panel.  Adhere lace to card base and middle layer.  Stamp image, cut out with die cut and colour.  Then use sponge to apply distress ink along edges.  Adhere to card using pop up dots.  Stamp sentiment, using SU marker to colour just the words of the sentiment wanted.  Cut out with die cut, and then use die cut as stencil to add faux stitching using a fine tip marker.  Adhere to card.  Stamp flowers on coloured dp using coordinating ink, cut out with coordinating die cut, and then adhere to card.  add centres to flowers using liquid pearls.

Finally, here is a wedding one...this is the time of year for them!

Products Used on This Project 
Other products used: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copics (B34, B63, YG63, Y02), pop up dots.
Card size is 5.5x4.25 Stamp flower image twice, on the main panel, as shown in the photo.  Add colour to background (Copic airgun used here, but you could use sponging).  Colour images, and then add distress ink along the edges with a sponge.  Stamp sentiment, and cut out with oval punch or die cut.  Cut out fancy label using die cut.  Adhere layers as shown in photo.  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Birthday card

I've got a cheery birthday card for you today, with bees and flowers and happy birthday wishes :-)  I hope you are all having a good week!

Products Used on This Project feature Heartfelt Creations 

Other: Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Versafine Ink Black, Spica Glitter Pens, Sewing machine Copics used: Y06, Y17, RV10, R85
Card size is 4.25 x 5.5 Cut background size to layer over base out of tan cardstock.  Stamp with Basketweave background stamp, then crumple up and distress using light coloured distress ink.  Use sewing machine to add stitching along the edges, then adhere to base.  Stamp sentiment and then cut out with oval die cut, adhere to centre of card.  Stamp bee images, cut out with coordinating die cut and colour and then bend up wings.  Use glitter pen on wings.  Adhere body of the bees to the card leaving the wings uplifted.  Stamp the flowers, cut out with coordinating die cut, colour and adhere as shown.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesdays with Heartfelt Creations

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've been online--life has been kind of crazy the last few weeks with work being especially busy, taking a university course, and all kinds of other stuff.  So I have to apologize to those of you who've missed my posts here and my visits to your sites.

I have taken a couple of days here and there to play in my craft room---while listening to course lectures online LOL!  So I do have some artwork to share with you, I just haven't had time to do the postings.

Here is a card that was featured today at Heartfelt Creations.  It was really hard to photograph, so you can't see, but it comes out looking 3-d in person since there is pop up dots in the centre of the bell.

Products Used on This Project 
Other: Copics: White cardstock base is Staples 110lb, White cardstock used for main image is Neenah, Coloured cardstock is SU, Organza ribbon (brand unknown)
Card Size is standard 4.25x5.5
Stamp image of bell on lower portion of cardstock that is cut to 4x5.25.  Then stamp it twice on other white cardstock.  Colour the bell and flowers on the main cardstock.  Then cut out the bell portion from one of the other ones (only the top part, not the back part), and the 3 flowers from the third one.  Colour these too.  Then adhere the bell over the main image using high pop up dots on the lower edge, to give it a 3d effect.  Add the flowers over top.   Attach the ribbon and adhere all layers together. 

I am hoping to have time to make a couple more cards this week using the new release that we'll be showcasing next week--it is really beautiful and you can see a sneak peak at the HC site.  I've got a bunch of images coloured since that's easy to do when listening, but need some quiet time to turn them in to cards.  So stay tuned!