White Elegance

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I am now feeling a lot better now after some heavy duty hospital treatment (thank you for your kind words) and I have now got my new toy – a Fiskars Creativity Fuse System that embossess and die cuts together.  I am very happy with it as it is die cutting so much better than my little old cuttlebug.  Plus it also embosses in the one roll which saves me turning the dies over and re doing them.  I won’t retire the cuttelbug yet as it is still useful to have it for simple jobs.  I noticed that when I emboss now with the new machine that there is minimal distortion compared to what I was getting.

Today I have a couple of cards that I have made using my new dies and machine.   I love the effect of white on white cards using different textures and finishes.

First up is a wedding card made from CTMH White Daisy cardstock.  I have used a variety of products here from Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms to Spellbinders Dies and CTMH embossing folders and stamps.  It was amazing the difference it made when I put the embossing panel on the back of the card.  I embossed the die for the frame and then cut the frame out to add more dimension to the card.

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Products used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Stamps – CTMH The Happy Couple, Just a Note

Inks – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Ink

CTMH Embossing folder – Damask

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms stamp and die set

Ribbon from my stash

Here is another card that I have made with the Timeless Rectangle die.  This time I have kept the card simple and used another beautiful die I have had for a while on the front.  I couldn’t decide where to put the sentiment on the front and so I put it in the middle of the card instead.   The photo does not really do the card justice unfortunately.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTHM White Daisy

Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)

Ink – CTMH Black

CTMH embossing folder Dots

CTMH – clear sparkles

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Die-versions Butterfly Flourish

Glitter glue from my stash

As usual these cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I am very excited to be able to stock Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and will be looking forward to having classes there using their amazing papers, stamps and dies.  So watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Vining Fuchsias and Ariana Blooms

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I am a day late for my post but better late than never.  I haven’t had much chance to do much crafting lately as my house is on the market and I haven’t been too well either.  So I will show a card that I made some time ago.  I am discovering all sorts of products on the market place and it has been enjoyable playing with some new ones that I have purchased.

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For this card I have used a combination of Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps for a colourful card.  There is a lot of layering involved with the different dies and stamps.  I have cut two of the Raindrops on Roses die in White Daisy cardstock and then one oval using the inner oval with the pattern from the Elegant Ovals die also in White Daisy.  I then cut a plain oval out of the Pomegranate cardstock to place underneath the patterned oval.  I then stamped the Vining Fuchsia stamp on some White Daisy cardstock.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with copic markers.  I then partially cut the image out using the plain oval die and then fussy cut around the flowers to create a look of cascading flowers over the patterned oval.  I then stamped and die cut the Ariana blooms and coloured them in with copic markers.  These colours work perfectly with the Pomegranate cardstock.  I shaped the flowers and then finished off with the Gold Bling gems from CTMH.  I haven’t put a sentiment on as yet and may not do so.  It can then be used for a number of different occasions.

Materials used:

Heartfelt Creations

Stamps – Vining Fuchsia, Ariana Blooms

Dies – Raindrops on Roses, Elegant Ovals, Ariana Blooms

Copic Markers

CTMH

Cardstock – White Daisy, Pomegranate

Gold Bling Gems

Ink – Memento Black Ink

This card is available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

 

 

Having Fun with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms

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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.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.  The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.

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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.

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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.

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Materials used:

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

Patricia

Die Happy with Heartfelt Creations

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I should really be finishing off my last minute Christmas cards but I have just received some new goodies from Heartfelt Creations so I just had to have a play.  I am still waiting for some more products to arrive so hopefully I will be able to play over the Christmas and New Year break.

These cards feature the Le Vie En Rose papers and cardstock from CTMH.  I love the new Eyelet Oval dies from Heartfelt Creations and here are the first two cards I have made using it.  There are three dies in this set which makes up to six different cuts which makes it very versatile.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval

First up I have cut the oval with the lacy edge out of Pomegranate cardstock.  I then cut the beautiful floral paper out of the inner oval and adhered it to the Pomegranate die cut.  I used the damask embossing folder on the Black cardstock, but unfortunately, I did not go with the grain and the finish was not so good so I just sanded the rest of the cardstock and it gives a distressed look which highlights the Pomegranate die cut very well.  I have then matted the Black cardstock with more Pomegranate cardstock.  I finished with a flower that I made using this technique here with some lace and an organza ribbon from my stash.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval

This second card features Black cardstock cut out using the lacy eyelet die and this time I have cut out the centre of this and placed the cut over the oval floral paper to create the look of a frame.  I think that the white core of the cardstock was not so successful and I may look at using another brand next time.  I have used the black and white quatrefoil design paper for the background and matted it on Black cardstock.  I then used some complements from the Le Vie En Rose collection to add some dimension and finished off with an organza bow from my stash.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses

My final card features the Raindrops and Roses die.  I have used Pomegranate and Black cardstock for the back ground and then cut the circular die in half and place on either side of the black and white striped paper matted on the Black cardstock.  I found some black and white ribbon from my stash which went perfectly with the colour scheme.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH Cursive Birthday and the die cut is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Frame One.  It looks quite dramatic with the colours and shapes.

Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate

Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose

CTMH Le Vie En Rose Complements

Stamp – CTMH Cursive Birthday

Ink – CTMH Black, Pixie, Canary

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval, Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses, Spellbinders D-Lites – Frame One

Gold Bling Gem

Lace, ribbon, pearl string from my stash.

These will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa brings you lots of lovely craft supplies to play with in the New Year.

Happy Crafting

Patricia