I have been published!!

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Today I am so excited to announce that I have had three cards published in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine.

Here are the original cards:

It is such a thrill to see your work in a publication and acknowledgement of all the hard work that I have put into my creative journey.   I couldn’t have done this without the amazing products from Heartfelt Creations and the support and encouragement I have had being a part of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

If you don’t try you don’t achieve!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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Floral Birdcage

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I am so excited to see that Heartfelt Creations has released foam paper for making flowers and there is such a fabulous range of stamens to choose from to add to the centre of the flowers.  When I saw this gorgeous birdcage from Imagine Iheartfeltcreations.us/…/debuting-art-foam-paper-and-flower-stamensf I knew that I had to make it with these flowers and I was very happy at how it turned out.  Luckily the Christmas Shop had opened just down the road and I was able to get the birds to finish it off.

For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.

Materials Used:

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose die

HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily stamp

HCD1-787 Sunrise Lily die

HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp

HCD1-760 Delightful Daisies die

HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals stamp

HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals dies

HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp

HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die

TSSZ22 Stazon Cherry Pink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP7054 Memento New Sprout ink

71026 Colorbox Lime Pastel ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy Small

HCS1-459-1 Pastel Pearl Small

HCS1-4593 Pastel Bead Medium

HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Others – Hot Glue Gun, Pearls, Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint – Antique White, Imagine If…Bird Cage, Cream Rosette Ribbon, Birds, Stazon Forest Green, Brilliance Blue Sky

Instructions:

Assemble the birdcage as per instructions.  Apply 3 coats of the Voodoo Molly Vintage paint and allow to dry.  Apply pearls around the top and on the middle as shown.  Apply pearls to the centre of the rosette flowers on the ribbon and adhere around the top and bottom as shown using Dries Clear Glue.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set in Stazon Forest Green onto the foam paper and die cut.  Colour with Lime Pastel ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Adhere to the birdcage from the top over to the right of the bird cage opening with the hot glue gun.

To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp in Stazon Cherry Pink on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and lightly sponge the outer petals with Pearlescent Coral.  Heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add a stamen from the HCS1-459-3 Pastel Bead Medium set to the centre of the smallest petal and using a hot glue gun make a bud.  Add the next size up petal and adhere with the hot glue gun.  Add more layers of petals to make bigger roses as shown

To make the Lilies stamp the images from the HCPC-3720 Sunrise Lily stamp set on foam paper with Black Cherry ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Colour the flowers with Pearlescent Coral, heat and shape by twisting the petals and using the flower shaping tools.  Add the stamens from HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy Small to the centres of the flowers and add the flowers to the birdcage as shown with a hot glue gun.  To make the leaves stamp the leaf image with Forest Green ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the leaf with Lime Pastel ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add around the flowers with the hot glue glun.

To make the daisy leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp set using Forest Green on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the leaves with Lime Pastel, heat and shape using the flower shaping tools.  Add to the sides of the doorway of the birdcage using a hot glue gun.

To make the daisies stamp the images from the HCPC-3656 Delightful Daisies stamp set in New Sprout on the foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Heat and shape the flowers using the flower shaping tools.  Add the stamens from the HCS1-459-1 Pastel Pearl Small set and then adhere to the sides of the birdcage with the hot glue gun.

To make the little forget-me-knot flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3769 Wildwood Florals stamp set in Pearlescent Blue Sky ink on foam paper and die cut with the coordinating die.  Very lightly sponge the edges with the Pearlescent Blue Sky ink, heat and shape using the flower shaping too.  Adhere two flowers together and add a stamen from the HCS1-459-3 Pastel Bead Medium set to the centre.  Trim the stamens and adhere around the base of the birdcage as shown with a hot glue gun.Add the birds as shown with the hot glue gun.

I had a lot of fun with the foam and stamens and I hope that you have fun with them too.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Frosted Autumn Roses

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Time for Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.  I have two cards up today and I will put them on separate posts to be easier to read and follow my instructions.

The first card I am featuring is a card that has a very autumnal/wintery feel to it for those in the northern hemisphere.  The warm fire looks very inviting with the frost around the windows and on the flowers.

I have done these roses before here,  but this time I used different colours and when I frosted them with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder they looked like autumn roses touched with a heavy frost.

 

Materials Used: 

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose stamp

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose die

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines die

HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines stamp

HCPC-3794 Window Frame Stamp

HCD1-7148 Window Frame die

HCD1-750 Window Box Elements Die

HCPC-3758 Encourage You stamp

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSBL63 Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy

TSMP301 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

TSMP801 Memento Potter’s Clay

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

GBKK811B1 Clear cardstock

CHST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

Other – Spellbinders Fancy Lattice die, Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers, Bristol Smooth cardstock

Instructions

  1. cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 12”, score and crease at 6” along the long side to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 6” x 6” and adhere to the front of the card.
  2. 2. Die cut the lattice out of the Lattice die and sponge with Rhubarb Stalk and Potter’s Clay ink and adhere to the left of the card.
  3. Stamp the image from the HCPC-3796 Winter’s Eve stamp set in Stazon Black on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Colour the image with the Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and trim to 3 ½” x 2 ½”.
  4. Stamp the window using image from the HCPC-3794 Window Frame Stamp using Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the window with a combination of Rhubarb Stalk and Potter’s Clay and inks.   Cut a piece of clear cardstock 3 ½” x 2 ½” and adhere behind the window. Adhere the window to the coloured image.  Add the frosted look to the window using Dries Clear glue and Frosting Powder.  Adhere to the card front as shown.
  5. Cut the decorative die from the HCD1-750 Window Box Elements Die in white cardstock and sponge with Rhubarb Stalk and Potter’s Clay and adhere to the top of the window.
  6. Stamp the leaves from the HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines stamp using Tuxedo Black on white cardstock.  Sponge with Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere up the lattice and around the window as shown.
  7. To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose stamp in Pearlescent Poppy on white cardstock.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and die cut using the coordinating dies.  Sponge the outside of the petals with the Poppy ink and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Instead of turning the petals over to shape in the centre keep the flowers in a ball.  Roll the smallest petals up and close with Dries Clear Glue.  Add the next size petal set and adhere over the bud.  Continue to add the larger sizes to make the roses in different sizes.  Add Frosting Powder to the flowers using Dries Clear Glue and heat for a frosted look.
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3758 Encourage You stamp in Tuxedo Black on coordinating paper from the Classic Rose Collection and trim.  Sponge the edges with the Pearlescent Poppy ink and adhere to the top of the card as shown.

For further inspiration – and a sneak peak at the Young At Heart collection due to be released – don’t forget to check out the Heartfelt Creation Blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/625/fun-new-inspiration-and-a-young-at-heart-sneak-peek

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Rose Pink Elegance

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I have another card today featuring more foamiran flowers, and a beautiful rose gold foil card from Bazzill.  I thought I would see how I can mix and match the foamiran flowers with paper flowers and leaves and I was happy with the results.

Materials:

Cardstock – Centura Pearl Pink, Bazzill Rose Gold Foil

Foamiran

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Window Box Fillers

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Window Box Fillers, Classic Rose, Elegant Sentiments, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4, 5 x 7 Matting Basics, Labels 4

Inks – Brilliance Coral, Memento Canteloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black

Stamens

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Glue Gloss

Heart of Gold Prills

Foam dots

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of cream cardstock at 10″ x 5″, score and crease along the long side to make a base card of 5″ x 7″.  Add the layers as in the next instructions.
  2. To layer the dies from the outside in: 1. die cut the largest size of the Matting Basics in the pink cardstock.   2. die cut the outer die from the Elegant Labels 4 in the rose gold foil.  3. die cut the second die from the Elegant Labels 4 in the pink cardstock.  4. die cut the largest Label 4 in the rose gold. 5. die cut the next size down Label 4 in pink cardstock.   I have used foam to layer between the bottom gold layer and the next pink layer for interest.
  3. Die cut the Best Wishes from the  Elegant Sentiments from rose gold foil and adhere to the card with Dries Clear glue.
  4. Stamp the leaves and flowers from the Window Box Fillers stamp set in Tuxedo Black.  Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and the flowers with Canteoupe ink using the Stack and Store daubers.  Die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape the flowers and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Glue Gloss and add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres of the flowers.  Adhere to the left of the labels as shown.
  5. To make the flowers die cut two large and two medium petals from the Classic Rose set in foamiran.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and the rest in the Pearlescent Coral.  Shape using a low heat source.  Adhere together with a hot glue gun.  Pierce the centres and add stamens to finish the flowers.  Adhere above the leaves and flowers as shown.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Special Occasion Card

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Today I would like to share a card I have made using foamiran flowers made from Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose dies.  Foamiran is a unique product that has taken a bit of practice to get flowers that I am happy with.  I will be looking at having foamiran in Gift Hutt and running classes once I am more comfortable using it.

This card would be great for both a wedding or a special occasion as the sentiment I have used from the Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set is so versatile.  It is my go to stamp for lots of cards.


Materials used:

Cardstock – White Cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl White

Paper – Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Collection

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Sentiments, Classic Rose Vine

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Rose Vine, Everyday Heroes, Marianne Designs Anja’s Border, Anja’s Oval

Inks – Memento Bamboo Leaves, Canteloupe, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Coral, Versamark

Ranger Gold Embossing ink

Vellum

Yellow stamens

Foam tape

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Hot Glue Gun

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit

Nuvo Drops – Ivory Oyster

Instructions:

  1. Cut a base card at 10″ x 7″, score and crease along the long side to create a base card of 5″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 7″ x 5″ and adhere to the front of the card.
  2. Die cut two edges of the Anja’s Border out of the Centura Pearl cardstock and emboss.  Die cut the centre piece using the edge dies out of the Centura Pearl cardstock to fit between the fancy edge dies and to fit the base card.  Adhere to the base card.
  3. Die cut the patterned paper using the edge dies to fit within the centre piece and adhere to the panel.
  4. Die cut the pierced oval and adhere to the base card as shown with foam tape.  Die cut the centre oval from the Centura Pearl cardstock and adhere to the centre of the pierced oval.  Die cut the patterned paper using the centre oval die and adhere the inner oval to the centre of the oval.
  5. To make the leaves stamp the images from the Classic Rose Vine with Tuxedo Black ink.  Sponge the flowers with Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Leaves ink.  Die cut and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Add around the oval and up to the left side.
  6. To make the roses die cut the larger petals out of foamiran.  Sponge front and back centres with the Canteloupe ink and the outer petals with the Pearlescent Coral ink.  Shape with a heat source.  Adhere the petals together with a hot glue gun and adhere the stamens to the centre of the flowers.  Adhere to the card front with the hot glue as shown.
  7. To make the sentiment stamp the image from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set in versamark on vellum and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Die cut using the arrow die from the Everyday Heroes die set and adhere to the card as shown.  Add a pearl with the Nuvo Ivory Oyster drops.

Foamiran is a work in progress for me but it is very rewarding when you get beautiful flowers from it.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Elegant Wedding Card

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Today I would like to share a card that I have just completed.  I have just got in the new 3D embossing folders from Crafter’s Companion and I love this embossing folder – Ornate Lace.  The Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses in vellum complement the folder perfectly and I have nestled the rings from the Classic Wedding Roses stamp and die set amongst the flowers for a lovely and elegant wedding card.  I struggled with putting a sentiment on and ended up die cutting the congratulations out of gold foil card.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Heartfelt Creations White Cardstock, Gold Foil cardstock

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Wedding Roses

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose, Classic Wedding Roses, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiment One

Embossing Folder – Crafter’s Companion 3D Ornate Lace

Inks – Brilliance Pearlescent Coral, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Colorbox Frost White, Versamark

Ranger White embossing powder

Ranger Gold embossing powder

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Vellum

Instructions:

Base Card – cut a piece of white cardstock at 10″ x 7″, score and crease along the long side at 5″ to create a base card of 5″ x 7″.  Cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and emboss using the embossing folder.  Adhere to the front of the card.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the Classic Rose stamp set with the Frost White and heat emboss with the white embossing powder.  Colour the back of the images with the Pearlescent Coral and die cut.  I have pleated the flowers and then adhered them together with the Dries Clear glue.  Add Simply White Nuvo Drops to the centres and let dry.

To make the leaves stamp the image from the Classic Rose stamp set in Frost White and heat emboss with the white embossing powder.  Sponge with Bamboo Leaves ink on the back and die cut with the coordinating die.  I have lightly folded the leaves for dimension.

Add the leaves and roses to the card front as shown.

Stamp the rings image from the Classic Wedding Roses stamp set in Versamark ink and heat emboss with the gold embossing powder.  Die cut with the coordinating die and add Crystal Clear glitter to the diamond.  Nestle the die in the flowers as shown.

Die cut the sentiment from the Spellbinders Sentiments One die in gold foil cardstock and adhere to the bottom right with Dries Clear glue.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Classic Wedding Gazebo

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Church bells ring out and there’s an excitement in the air!  Loved ones have gathered together to celebrate two hearts joined in friendship being united in love!  Beautiful roses provide a classic and romantic décor while soft music lends to the ambiance as the bride and groom beam seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day!  Preserve those special “Happily Ever After” memories with the new Classic Wedding Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Filled with romantic imagery of stately church bells, classic roses and fanciful doves, this softly hued paper collection is sure to add to the nostalgia and romance of these precious moments while showcasing memories of such a special day.  Soft peaches, pinks, greens and blue tones lend a timeless and elegant backdrop to graceful swirls, lace like elements and romantic script!  Commemorate the special occasion with dreamily illustrated cling stamp sets depicting glorious heart shaped rose wreaths, elegant church bells, beautiful wedding rings and a delicate image of a bride and groom, complete with coordinating dies perfect for embellishing bridal shower, wedding or anniversary creations!  Five marvelous sentiments are included to ensure you have the perfect well wishes to complete your bridal or anniversary card or scrapbook layout!  Add a touch of splendor and sophistication with either of the two intricate and impressive lace like dies included in this sentimental collection!  So, please rise…and join with us in celebrating those special moments that represent “Always and Forever”!

I am so excited today with the release of the Classic Wedding Collection.  The papers are just divine and the matching stamps and dies are just gorgeous.  The Design Team has outdone themselves with some amazing projects here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/590/debuting-the-classic-wedding-collection

When I first saw these papers the first thing I thought of was a wedding gazebo and I was able to source an SVG file from Monica’s Creative Room here: http://monicascreativeroom.se/about/. Monica has a range of amazing gazebos and it was hard to choose from but I am happy with the one I have chosen.  The Classic Roses were just perfect for decorating the gazebo along with the lovely hearts from the Classic Wedding Collection.  And of course the dove from the Flowering Dogwood Collection set off the gazebo perfectly.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-279 Classic Wedding Paper Collection

HCPC-3788 Classic Wedding Roses Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7142 Classic Wedding Roses Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP904 Memento Summer Sky ink

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

H-401CST1 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

209277 Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Powder

Other materials – Crafters Companion Construction cardstock, SVG Files – Cre8ive Cuts (table), Monica’s Creative Room (Gazebo), Die cutting machine, Cricut Explore, Pearls

Instructions:

Cut the gazebo out with the Explore (or other electronic die cutting machine) using the white construction cardstock. Assemble according to the instructions.  Cut the decorative pieces from the silver embossed patterned paper and adhere to the gazebo with the Dries Clear Adhesive.  Cut the table out and assemble according to the instructions.  Decorate with pearls a rose and some leaves and adhere to the centre of the gazebo before adding the roof.

Stamp the small heart image with versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory Embossing Powder.  Colour in with the Pearlescent Coral and Bamboo Leaves using the Stack and Store Daubers and die cut using the coordinating die.  Trim the hearts to decorate the fretwork above the windows of the gazebo as a garland.

To make the leaves stamp using the HCPC3753Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set with versamark and emboss with the Aged Ivory Embossing Powder.  Sponge the leaves with Bamboo Leaves with the Stack and Store Daubers and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape the leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and trim and adhere around the base of the gazebo and the top of the gazebo.

To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp set with Pearlescent Coral and colour the images in with the Coral ink before die cutting them out.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and make different sizes.  Add Crystal Clear to the roses using Dries Clear Glue.  Add around the base of the gazebo as show and on the top of the gazebo.

Stamp the dove from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black ink on the construction cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges and tail with Summer Sky ink and add Crystal Clear to the tail using Dries Clear glue.  Add the dove to the top of the gazebo with Dries Clear glue.

Add the pearls around the edges of the roof of both layers.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia