Unveiling the Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations....

Hello and Welcome!
Can you believe it's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
Are you ready to walk the beaches and take in some gorgeous sights with me...dip your toe in the ocean, climb the rocky stairs to the top of the lighthouse?
Today we unveil the NEW Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations...and with it's gorgeous imagery, you will feel like you are at the seaside!

...here's a little more about the collection...


Warm balmy breezes, glistening sun baked sand, and the sound of frothy waves lapping at the shoreline are the perfect assembling of elements to create a tranquil and soothing haven where a tired soul can find rest. The sights, smells, and sounds of the ocean somehow know how speak to your inner most being and conjure up feelings of fresh hope, renewed dreams, and a sense of well-being, as troubles are cast aside, drifting off to the bottom of the sea. A large, towering lighthouse stands vigilant, ready to bring those at on the water safely home while at the same time beckoning you to come for a closer look as you stroll across the gritty ground, bending low to gather tiny, opalescent sea shells as your meander along the shoreline. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that sea breezes carry as you immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of the new Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Roll up your pant legs and stroll through a captivating paper collection filled with hues of crisp ocean blues, light sandy browns, glistening corals, and stunning sunset oranges intertwined with faded yellows and fiery reds. Discover beautiful beach scenes displaying stately lighthouses, soaring seagulls, and elegant sailboats as you saunter through every page of this peaceful and calming assembling of artistically styled decorative papers. Stamp, color and die cut your very own seaside harbor retreats for all of your paper crafting creations with the wonderful assortment of cling stamp sets and coordinating dies, boasting detailed illustrations of sand engulfed fences, rocky lighthouse abodes, charming row boats, and pretty sea shells. So, shed your sandals, breathe deeply, and join us as we take in the soothing ambiance of the seaside with the breathtaking Sea Breeze Collection!


...here's a peek at how my first project turned out...


I spent several evenings in front of the tv doing some coloring with this collection!
I chose to color with my Zig Markers as I felt this was the perfect collection to do some water coloring! I am so happy with how the colored images turned out!

For the card base, I chose one of the premade 6" x 6" background card panels that had just a bit of imagery on it. I die cut a circle into the side of the card base and then die cut an eyelet circle frame to go around the opening. Using a Stack and Store Dauber, I inked the edges of the card panel using Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee. I adhered the circle from the card panel to the card base and then using pop dots I added in the lighthouse image. I stamped a second lighthouse image, colored up the rocks along the shore and then die cut them with the coordinating die. I then adhered them to the lighthouse illustration once again using pop dots. 

...here's a closer peek at the lighthouse scene...


I then adhered the rest of the premade card panel to the card front using dimensional foam tape. This way, it would pop up off the page and allow room for the dimensional lighthouse scene!

I stamped, colored, and die cut some clouds, seaside weeds and the lovely little seagulls...both those flying in the air and those below the lighthouse scene!

I adhered the greenery to the bottom of the lighthouse scene, and added the little feathered friends along the bottom! I staggered the clouds, applying them to the card base with dimensional foam tape.

I trimmed out a portion of a sentiment strip from the Sea Breeze Paper Collection, inked the edges with Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, and adhered it to the top of the card as shown, and then proceeded to add in the seagulls in flight in and around the clouds. 

As a finishing touch, I added just a hint of shimmer to the clouds, as well as the greenery and the sand using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Crystal Ultrafine Glitter.

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the amazing projects the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies
HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3891 Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7264 Sea Breeze Harbor Die
HCD1-7265 Sand and Sunsets Die
HCD1-7266 A Day at Sea Die
HCDP1-2107 Sea Breeze Paper Collection
RACP468 Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
RACP451 Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee
478455 Zig Color Clean Brush Markers
409311 Color In Water Brush - Fine
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Aster Gate Fold Sympathy Card...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so happy to be able to spend a few minutes with you today!
It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!
Today I'm sharing one last Wild Aster Project, but have paired it up with the Booklet Frames and Accents Dies!

For today's share, I opted to do a gate fold card.
I just think that this style of fancy fold card always looks so elegant and would be perfect for a Sympathy Card featuring the Wild Aster Collection!

...here's how my project turned out...

To create my card base, I cut a 12"x12" piece of white card stock in half. I set one half aside to use as a card base for another project, and then proceeded to create my gate fold. I scored my 12"x6" card base at the 3" mark, and again at the 9" mark. It was then easy to fold over toward the center of the card.

I then used the smallest swirl decorative edge die in the Swirly Accent Spray Die to die cut the decorative edges to my gate fold. Using the same decorative die, I die cut two matting background pieces from a lilac designer paper within the Wild Aster Collection, and also two decorative pieces from white card stock. I adhered the matting and the decorative die cuts together using Designer Dries Clear Glue and then added pop dots to the back. It was then ready to adhere to folds on the card base and the elegant edges matched up beautifully!

I then got to creating my Aster floral cluster! I have just so fallen in love with the Asters! They are so easy to shape, and the gorgeous floral fillers that come in the collection make it so very quick and easy to build a beautiful spray! I opted to die cut two of the swirls from a dark purple decorative paper using the Swirly Border Acents Dies and added them to the top and bottom of the cluster. I finished it off with some pretty Rock Candy Stamens - the silver color- just so they would blend in nicely and give the arrangement some interest! Of course all of the the asters, leaves and baby's breath have been brushed with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and then covered in Crystal Clear Glitter for a fabulous sparkle and shine!

...and here's a close up of hose gorgeous aster flowers...


Next... the inside view! Since the inside stays a true 6"x6", one of the premade card panels from the Wild Aster Collection is the perfect finishing mat. I fussy cut one of the border strips and then added it to the top and the bottom of the card panel.

...the inside view...


After I had that added to the inside of the card base, I went ahead and cut the smallest Booklet Frames Die from white card stock, as well as the smallest Booklet Basics Die from a patterned paper also from the Wild Aster Collection. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Cheerful Note Sentiments Cling Stamp Set onto the patterned booklet, scored both and then adhered them to the center of the card!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the amazing projects the designers have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies
HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die
HCD1-7262 Swirly Border Accents Die
HCD2-7261 Booklet Frames Die
HCD1-7260 Booklet Basics Die
HCD1-7257 Wild Aster Die
HCD1-7258 Wild Aster Spray Die
HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3888 Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-2106 Wild Aster Paper Collection

Introducing the New Booklet Dies from Heartfelt Creations...

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so excited we get to visit together today!

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, but...today is a super special release!
There have been a new assortment of specialty dies released today!
Did you have a chance to take in the sneak peek?
If you have, I'm sure you've fallen in love with the Booklet Dies!

When I first saw the Booklet Dies, the first thing I thought was that they would make beautiful Sympathy Cards...both as a die cut shaped booklet card, but also used on a 5"x7" card base.
For this first project, I decided to go with the latter!

...here's a peek at how this project turned out...


I felt the Wild Aster Collection would be a most beautiful floral to cluster for a sympathy arrangement. I began by die cutting the largest Booklet Frame from white card stock, followed by a die cut of the largest Booklet Basics using a dark purple patterned paper within the Wild Aster Collection. I then die cut the next size down in the Booklet Basics from a little purple patterned paper. I inked all of the edges in Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. I scored both booklet pieces down the center. I added the deep purple booklet die cut to the white decorative booklet die cut, first gluing down the center fold, and then along the outer edges so the booklet piece has some flow to it on the top and the bottom, but the sides remain stationary. I've than adhered the next booklet die cut to the larger, but just in the center. I've die cut the book marker from the coordinating dark purple patterned paper and then adhered that to the booklet card as well.

For my next step I die cut two of the smaller decorative die cuts from the Swirly Accent Spray Die. I adhered a die cut to the top of the book, as well as one to the bottom.

Next, I moved onto creating my Wild Aster cluster!
I stamped the largest image from the Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp Set onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet. I colored it using my Stack and Store Daubers using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower And Leaf Green. I shaped it slightly using my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Next, I stamped several of the baby's breath style illustration from the same cling stamp set! I chose to stamp it using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower and opted to not color the image at all, but rather leave it as is to add a softer appearance. Again, I die cut with the coordinating die and shaped slightly using my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 


Since I had several different sizes of Aster petals left from a previous project, I opted to mix and match a variety of sizes and then got busy building my floral cluster. I added in leaves as needed and the baby's breath to add in a light and airy appearance. I went with prills for my flower centers and of course sprinkled them with Crystal Clear Glitter for a beautiful sparkle and shine!

For my sentiment I used one of the smaller versions of the arrows from the Arrows and Banner Die. I die cut the arrow from a decorative paper within the Wild Aster Paper Collection, and then snipped off the pointed portion of the die cut, stamped the sentiment from the Cheerful Note Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple, and lastly inked the edges in the same color!

For an extra pop of color, I opted to use some of the dark pink flower stamens from the Bright Bead Stamens - Medium as accent pieces in my floral cluster! They are an excellent way of adding some interest, texture and draw the eye to all areas of the card!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
I can't wait to show you the rest of the projects I've created with these fabulous dies!
Be sure to watch for a Facebook LIVE announcement from me towards the end of the week!
And, be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the gorgeous design team projects...you will leave inspired! I promise!

Until next time...

Debuting the Wild Aster Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening...depending on where you
 are reading this in the world!

It's new release Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations!
I'm sure by now you've seen the sneak peeks of the Wild Aster Collection!
It is stunning, and has become a fast favorite of mine!

...here's a little more about the collection...


Warm summer breezes have begun to cool, and daylight hours have started to shorten…tall grasses rustle in the wind preparing to make their way to seed, and leaves slowly begin their tumble to the ground to insulate the earth for the cooler upcoming season. As summer begins to fade, and the bright hues of heat loving florals dim, it is then that the graceful aster takes the limelight and becomes the crowning glory of the autumn season, lending it one last burst of color with their blends of pretty purples, pleasing pinks, and blazing blues! Join us as we bid summer farewell and celebrate the arrival of the autumn season with the Wild Aster Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Take a walk among the last perennial wildflowers of the waning summer season as you delve into a paper collection draped in light and airy asters hued in vibrant fuchsias and pretty purples, all accented with glorious greens, precious pinks and tranquil creams. Enjoy alluring backgrounds filled with dainty lace like accents, grand vintage style stripes, and beautiful brocades, all ready to set the stage for captivating aster arrangements! A lovely assembling of cling stamp sets filled with pleasing aster illustrations unite to create pretty wildflower sprays and elegant bouquets, while a stunning collection of beautifully illustrated aster petal images, when paired with the corresponding dies, join together harmoniously to create light, airy, dimensional aster flowers perfect for creating elegant autumn inspired floral clusters! So, grab your sweater and join us for one last walk through the garden as we take in the simplicity and beauty of the glorious wild aster!

I can't tell you how beautifully these asters shape...both by hand, as well as in the 3D Basics Shaping Mold! If you're new to the flower shaping crafting adventure, this is definitely a flower that will help you build your confidence quickly!

If you are part of the Heartfelt Creations Official Facebook Group, you will have seen a teaser photo I posted of today's project...ready for assembly...

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Don't you just love the varied looks you can achieve with this Aster flower!
Beautiful singles, gorgeous double blossoms, blooms just starting to open, and gorgeous full blossoms filled with multiple repeating sizes which have yet another look!

...let's take a peek of the card I created for this release...


I decided to keep it all about the flowers on this creation!
A pretty white die cut behind the cluster to add some interest, a variety of asters shaped in different ways, along with some gorgeous filler accents and foliage, and this pretty card didn't take too long to put together!

...and here's a close up of one of the floral clusters...

A simple sentiment from the paper collection finished off the card quickly and easily!
I just love how fast this card came together!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share! 
Be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the rest of the stunning projects created by the super talented design team!

Until next time...
 
Project Supplies & Instructions

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, paper trimmer, water, mist bottle, scor tape

Create a 6" x 6" card base from white card stock. Trim out premade card panel from Wild Aster Paper Collection and trim down slightly smaller than card base. Ink all edges using Stack and Store dauber and Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. Attach to card base. 

Trim out sentiment shown from Wild Aster Paper Collection. Ink all edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. 

Die cut a decorative die cut from the Elegant Pocket Accents Die from white card stock. Adhere to the left side of the card as shown. 

Using Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, stamp Wild Aster petals from Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Ink - Deep Purple. Stamp entire page full with all sizes. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color center of flowers with Ranger Archival Ink - Buttercup and some flower images with Ranger Archival Ink - Majestic Violet, and some with Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower. Die cut with coordinating dies.

Using a small spritz of water to the flowers, shape each flower using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 
Assemble one large double blossom, one mid sized flower with double layers of each size blossom decreasing in size, one small flower with bud center, and one single mid sized flower as well as one single smaller sized flower. 

Stamp foliage illustrations onto Deluxe Flower Shaping using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green. Using Stack and Store Daubers, color centers of leaves using Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green, and outer edges using Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green. Die cut using coordinating die. Hand shape using same technique as you used for flower shaping. 

Stamp two inkings of the airy flower filler image from the Aster Spray Cling Stamp set onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Ranger Archival Ink - Cactus Flower. Die cut with coordinating die. Shape slightly using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  

Assemble flower cluster over top the decorative die cut already adhered to card base as shown. 
Add sentiment to card as shown.
Lastly, apply Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles.

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