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

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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

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