Snow Kissed Collection Shaker Card...

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It's another exciting Heartfelt Creations release day...and the new "Snow Kissed" Collection is absolutely stunning!  It's the second holiday/winter themed assembling that has been released this year and is perfect to compliment the "Celebrate the Season" Collection that was released last month!

Here's a little bit more about it...

Bring out the softer side of old man winter in all of your projects with the new “Snow Kissed” Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  An exquisite blending of classic winter scenes depicting gentle snowfalls, candle lit windows, countryside sleigh rides mixed with a sprinkling of fun filled images of frosty snowmen delivers the perfect compilation of winter themed imagery for all of your holiday and chilly season creations.  This newest collection features three cling stamp sets revealing illustrations of towering pine trees and frosty snowmen ideal for creating spectacular winter scenes, a large gift tag perfect for adding that special handmade touch to all of your beautifully wrapped gifts, as well as a wide variety of snowflakes which when paired with the coordinating dies will allow you to build one of a kind dimensional flakes as realistic and individual as those in a gentle snowfall.  The charming paper collection showcases beautiful hues of cozy blues and rich pine greens accented with deep burgundies creating exquisite backdrops to showcase patterns of elegant snowflakes, windswept swirls, playful polka dots and beautiful brocades resembling those found on a cozy handmade quilt.  And, this unique collection brings with it a special surprise…a small gift box die ready to be cut, assembled and embellished, making packaging smaller gifts quick and easy during the busiest time of the year!  So, grab your quilt, cozy on up in your craft room and join us as we bring just a kiss of snow to your craft table….we promise no shoveling required!
 
I have to admit that I am an old soul and I love the old fashioned image of the horse drawn sleigh in this collection.  I decided that I wanted to create a shaker card with the premade card panel featuring this gorgeous image.  I also knew that I wanted to incorporate the small snowflake stamp and die combination to create some tiny snowflakes to add to the inside of the shaker card, along with the gorgeous evergreen images!

Here's how this week's project turned out...



I've used the pretty evergreen tree stamps from this newest collection in the bottom corner to add to the scene in the centre of the card.  They've been shaped and made to be slightly dimensional.  
I've also used some of the elements from last years Sparkling Poinsettia Collection to dress up the top corner with some icy blue poinsettias!  I don't know what it is about using blue for me at Christmas time, but it's definitely one of my go to colors for holiday cards.  

Here's a closer peek at those poinsettias...


..and of course I want to give you a close up of the bits and pieces I've used for the shaker elements...


I've added some clear, sparkly seed beads along with the small snowflakes I've stamped, heat embossed and then die cut with the coordinating die.  I love the way they look paired with that gorgeous winter scene of the horse drawn sleigh headed home...or perhaps to Grandma and Grandpa's for the holidays!

There's just always a little something special about shaker cards, isn't there?  Perhaps I love the Christmas versions so much because they remind me of snow globes.

As you can see there are so many wonderful images, stamped illustrations as well as decorative die cuts within this collection that the creativity for your holiday cards will be sparked in so many different ways!

Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations online store to snatch up this collection early as I know the "I Want it All" kit will be selling out quickly!
And, once you've completed you shopping, head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more holiday and winter fun inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Snow Kissed Paper Collection, HCDP-1269
Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3749
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3751
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die, HCD1-7107
Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die, HCD1-7109
Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die, HCD1-7108
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3679
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-765
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Cut Mat Create 2B Die, HCD2-752
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Paris Dusk, TSMP608
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Baby It's Cold Outside Prills, ANC832

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, navy card stock, white card stock, white embossing powder, heat tool, distress tool, Glitter Ritz, clear seed beads, VersaFine Luxe Platinum Ink, sponge daubers, foam tape, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, clear overhead transparency/clear card stock, 3D pop dots, spray bottle, water

Watch this video to learn how to shape the Sparkling Poinsettia.

Watch this video to learn how to assemble a shaker card.

Create a 6"x6" card base from white card stock.  Next cut a piece of navy card stock just slightly smaller than the card base and distress all edges.  Adhere to card base.  Locate focal card panel as shown, as well as the preprinted decorative border shown on top and bottom of card.  Trim down card panel to fit over top distressed card stock and fussy cut decorative border to size and apply to card panel as shown. Using the Cut Mat Create die, cut out center image, apply VersaMark ink to edges of remaining outer frame, add white embossing powder and heat set. Stamp varying sizes of snowflakes onto white card stock with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.  Cut using coordinating dies and then using a sponge dauber apply some Platinum ink over top.  Adhere clear card stock to back of panel frame.  Next add foam tape around back center opening.  Place seed beads and snowflakes into center carefully and then adhere image to foam tape making sure your image is facing into front of card.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Stamp tree images onto white card stock using a dark green and color slightly with a lighter green using sponge dauber.  Cut with coordinating die and shape slightly using flower shaping tools.  Adhere to card as shown.  Cut out decorative corners and adhere to opposite corners, one on top and one on bottom as shown.  Cut out sentiment, ink edges with a light brown ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Stamp one of the large poinsettias, along with one inking of the smaller poinsettias onto white card stock using a dark blue ink.  Using a slightly lighter blue ink and sponge dauber, ink centers of the flowers working down through the centers of the petals being careful to not reach all the way to the tips.  Cut using coordinating die, shape with a spritz of water and flower shaping kits.  Assemble one large double poinsettia, and one smaller double poinsettia.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp one inking of the holly leaves in a dark green ink, and using a green ink use same coloring technique as used for flowers.  Die cut and shape.  Arrange around flowers as desired.  Shape white/blue berries and tuck into flower arrangement.  Add prills to flower centers. As a finishing touch, using the dries clear adhesive and a fine bottle tip, apply glue to veining in flowers and sprinkle with glitter.

       
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