I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of new craft supplies. I have just received the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set and I just love these stamps. It is strange using the rubber stamps again but these stamps had good adhesion to my acrylic blocks and gave a nice crisp image. It is also great to have a matching die to save my hands for fussy cutting. I have had some fun with using different inks and finishes and here are my first efforts.
I have used a combination of Le Vie En Rose papers and Black and Pomegranate cardstock from CTMH for my first card. I love the combination of the gold embossing on the flowers and the gold Peelcraft edging and corners and the black of the Heartfelt Creations eyelet oval die. I have cut two sets of flowers to create these flowers. I haven’t put a sentiment on the front as it blocked the beautiful paper. I am waiting for some beautiful Spellbinders dies and will look at doing something inside the card instead. However, I do find that some people like to have blank cards for different purposes.
Here is a close up of the flowers. The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.
I have stayed with a very elegant cream and gold combination for my second card. I have used Peelcraft stickers for the corners, edging and the tag and sentiment.
Finally here is a little fun 4″ x 4″ card I have made with this single layer flower and the Raindrops on Roses die from Heartfelt Creations. I have sponged the centre with Buttercup ink and the edges of the petals with Pomegranate ink.
Cardstock – CTMH Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Colonial White, Buttercup
Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose
Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Ariana
Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana, Eyelet Oval, Raindrops on Roses
Inks – CTMH Black, Versamark, Pomegranate, Buttercup
CTMH Gold Bling Gems
Peelcraft stickers from my stash
Pearl string from my stash
These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt when it reopens early in the New Year.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting