Creating with Romantic Roses By Dress My Craft

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am excited to share with you my latest card and video for Dress My Craft.

For more details on the materials that I have used please visit the Dress My Craft blog here.

Here is my video on how I have made this card:

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Introducing Sea Breeze from Heartfelt Creations

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I am excited to announce the new Sea Breeze Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

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!

Products Used:
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Ornamental Tags DieHCD1-7203
Sea Breeze Harbor DieHCD1-7264
Sand and Sunsets DieHCD1-7265
A Day at Sea DieHCD1-7266
Cut Mat Create 2A DieHCD2-751
Sea Breeze Paper CollectionHCDP1-2107
Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3846
Sea Breeze Harbor Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3890
Sand and Sunsets Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3891
A Day at Sea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3892
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – French UltramarineRACP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Paris DuskTSMP608

Other Products: 

Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond, White Cardstock, Bockingford Watercolour card 300gsm, Twine, Card Shadow Box Set – White (Retired)

For more tips on creating with the Sea Breeze Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FEQMFvu880o.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” and fold to make a 6” x 6” base card.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card.

To create the shadow box cut a piece of sky patterned paper with the outdoor scene from the paper collection 4 15/16” x 4 15/16” and adhere to the back of the box.  Cut a piece 6” x 6” of blue patterned paper from the paper collection and trim 1/2″ off each side to create a 5” x 5” piece of paper.  Using the shadow box as template draw around the inner edge with a pencil and die cut with the square die from the Cut Mat Create 2A die set.  Assemble the box and adhere the frame to the front of the box and the 1/2” strips to the sides.  Adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp two lighthouse images from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black in on watercolour paper.  Colour the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut one complete image and one rocks only with the coordinating dies.  Add the rocks to the complete image and then add Diamond glitter to the sea and trees with Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the image to the back of the shadow box.

Stamp two boat images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut one complete image and one boat only.  Adhere the boat to the complete image and add Diamond glitter to the sea.  Adhere to the right bottom inside of the shadow box with two layers of foam tape.

Stamp the fence image from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and adhere to the bottom left of the frame.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the birds with Dries Clear glue and trim one bird off and adhere the other two birds in front of the fence as shown.

Stamp the grass image from the HCPC-3892 A Day at Sea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and adhere to the left side of the fence.

Stamp the seagull image on the marker from the HCPC-3890 Sea Breeze Harbour Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.   Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the grass and seagull and adhere to the bottom left of the frame with foam tape.

Stamp two sea shell images from HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die the shells only from one image and the entire image from the other stamped image.  Adhere the shells to the entire image and then add Diamond glitter to the shells before adhering to the bottom of the oval frame under the birds.

Stamp the cloud images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the clouds and trim the small cloud from the large cloud.  Add the large cloud to the top right of the shadow box and the three small clouds to the inside of the shadow box as shown.

Stamp the seagull images from the HCPC-3891 Sand & Sunsets Stamp set in Jet Black ink on watercolour card.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add Diamond glitter to the wings and adhere around the sky inside and outside of the shadow box as shown.

Stamp the Father’s Day image from the. HCPC-3846 Thank You Sentiments Stamp set in Paris Dusk ink on sky patterned paper.  Die cut the tag out using the die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set. Sponge the edges with French Ultramarine ink and add to the top right of the shadow box frame.  Tie a bow using the twine and add to the tag as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Introducing the Wild Aster Collection From Heartfelt Creations

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today we at Heartfelt Creations are excited to introduce the Wild Aster 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!

Products Used:
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Go Man Go PrillsANC818
I Cannot Tell A Lilac PrillsANC822
Groove Golf Tool SetDMCT4185
Adorn It Pocket Accents DieHCD1-7245
Wild Aster DieHCD1-7257
Wild Aster Spray DieHCD1-7258
Wild Aster Paper CollectionHCDP1-2106
Wild Aster Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3887
Wild Aster Spray Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3888
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – SunflowerRACP005
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Deep PurpleRACP430
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475

Other Products: 

Blank card base, white pearl card, light green ink, hot glue gun, lilac ink, purple ink, ColorBox ink Wisteria

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 7 3/4″ x 7”, score at 2 3/4” along the long side to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of striped patterned paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″, sponge the edges with Wisteria ink and adhere to the back of the card.

Cut the large decorative die from the HCD1-7214 Ornate Pocket Accents Die set out of white cardstock.  Sponge with Wisteria ink and spray with adhesive and add Frosting Powder.  Adhere to the front of the card along the edge.

Cut a piece of striped patterned paper 2 1/2″ x 6 3/4″, sponge the edges with Wisteria ink and adhere to the front of the card over the edge of the decorative die.

Stamp the large aster spray image from the HCD1-7258 Wild Aster Spray Die set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock.  Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape and add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge.  Adhere to the front of the card over the decorative die.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Spray Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape using the larges groove golf tool and add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere to the base of the circle as shown.

Stamp the aster images from the HCPC-3887 Wild Aster Spray Stamp set in Deep Purple ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  Colour with Cactus Flower ink and Sunflower inks and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge the edges with Deep Purple ink and shape using the Groove Golf tool.  Assemble and add Crystal Clear glitter to the petals with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Add Go Man Go Prills to the centres and adhere over the leaves as shown.

Add Go Man Go Prills to the flowers on the paper and I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills to the buds on the paper.

Cut the sentiment from the paper collection, sponge the edges with Wisteria ink and adhere to the top of the card.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Thinking of You with Vellum Flowers

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have my very first video tutorial to share with you.  I made these gorgeous flowers a couple of weeks ago and I have had a lot of requests for a video.

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And here is the finished card that I have made with the flowers.

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Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Lace die

Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Lane stamp and die set

Papericious Vellum

Sweet Peony paper collection

Creative Expressions Aurora Sparkle embossing powder

CTMH White Daisy pigment ink

Distress Oxide inks – Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover

Golf tools

Heart of Gold Prills

Art Glitter Dries Clear

Wet Wipes

White silk ribbon

The bookatrix dies have been purchased through Aliexpress.  However, I am not terribly happy with them as they are flimsy and easy to bend out of shape.  I only got them as I am unable to purchase bookatrix dies from other companies.  I much prefer to purchase my products from the original designers so they get the benefits for all the hard work and effort they have put into designing the gorgeous products that we get to use.

I hope I have inspired you to create beautiful flowers with vellum.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Tutorial for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ Double Side Step Card.

Hello again

I have been overwhelmed by requests for instructions on how to do a double side step card for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ size.  The instructions I had given in yesterday’s post was for a 5″ x 7″ card which is great if you want to give a card personally, but here in New Zealand you have to pay twice for postage for an oversized card.  Plus most of the envelopes I use are for the smaller size.

For this tutorial I have just used a piece of paper to keep as a template for future use, which I found is very useful, especially for scoring and cutting lines.  You can lay it over the cardstock to help you with scoring and folding.

Here is the finished template with measurements.  Sorry this is all handwritten as I am not familiar with using word to draw diagrams and also I wanted to get this post out quickly.  I hope you find this easy to read and use.  Let me know if there are any problems.

Double side step card instructionsNow for the step by step instructions:

1) Cut a piece of paper/cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 6 ”

Double side step card instructions2) Using the ruler on your trimmer if you have one (or measure with ruler and pencil, and then cut with a sharp craft knife ) cut in 1 1/2 inches in from the long edge of the cardstock from 1″  to 7 1/2 inches along the 8 1/2 inch edge.

Double side step card instructions Double side step card instructions3) Turn the paper/cardstock around and do the same on the other side.

Double side step card instructions Double side step card instructions4)  Using a scoring product (I have used a ScorPal) or measure with a pencil and ruler score the first line between the cut edges at 1″ from the left.

Double side step card instructions5)  Score the next line at 1 3/4′ from the left side.

Double side step card instructions6)  Score the next line at 3 1/2″ from the left.

Double side step card instructions7)  Score the entire paper/cardstock at 4 1/4″ as this is the centre fold of the card.

Double side step card instructions8)  The final scoring line is at 5 3/4 from the left side.

Double side step card instructions9)  Now start folding the crease lines from left to right.  I have used the terms ‘valley’ and ‘mountain’ to describe a fold going up or down.  The first fold is a ‘mountain’ fold which appears to rise up towards you.

Double side step card instructions

10)  The second fold is a ‘valley’ fold.  That is the fold goes down away from you.

Double side step card instructions11)  The third fold is another ‘mountain’ fold to create a v-shape.

Double Sided Step Card12)  The fourth fold is a ‘valley’ fold.

Double Sided Step Card13)  The final fold is a ‘mountain’ fold

Double Sided Step Card14)  Finally fold the center folds of the outside pieces as a ‘mountain’ and there you have a double side step card.

 

 

 

Double side step card instructions

 

When I matted the cardstock and papers I trimmed down by either 1/4 or 1/8th inches on the short and long sides to create a nice even trim.  For further information about how I have done this please click here.

I hope that these instructions are easy to follow and I look forward to seeing what people can make with these instructions on Facebook.

Happy Crafting.