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

Father’s Day from CTMH

Welcome back

Today is Father’s Day and I have made a few cards out of the new papers that have just been released at the start of this month in the new Annual Inspirations book.  There are some amazing papers and some really grungy papers for great masculine cards and layouts.  Here I have used a combination of papers and some new colours from the new book along with some steam punk cogs to make some very different cards.  I have used the new Sapphire colour to add a pop of colour to these grungy cards.

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I have used pattern 28 from the Make It From Your Heart Book Volume 2 for this card.

Materials used for this card:

Cardstock – Slate, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Perfect Fit Frames 2, Holiday Tags, Distressed Backgrounds

Inks – Slate, Whisper, Desert Sand

Artiste Cartridge

Studs – Durables Antique Gold

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This pattern has come from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 20.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Nevermore, Urban

Stamps – Holiday Tags

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Punch – Chevron 

Opaques – Liquorice

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I love the pop of sapphire blue to give this card a bit of pop.  This is from pattern 24 from MIFYH Vol 2.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), Flight of the Arrows.

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Opaques Liquorice 

Slate Bakers Twine

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This pattern is from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 23.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), A Thing Well Done

Inks – Slate

Silver Sequins

Artiste Cartridge

I hope that all the fathers had a great day today and were very spoilt and got given some lovely hand crafted cards to cherish.

All these products are now available from my website here.

Have a good week

Happy Crafting

Patricia

More CTMH Fathers Day Cards

Welcome back.

Next week is Fathers Day so I have made some more Fathers Day cards for sale at Gift Hutt.  Close to My Heart provides a wonderful range of masculine stamps and there is also a good range of papers in each Reflections pack that are suitable for masculine cards.   I have used  a mix of Timberline and Seaside papers for these cards.  And of course Black and White are New Zealand’s colours and worked really well with the fabulous cricket themed stamps that Close to My Heart have created especially for the Australasian market.  These stamps will come in handy later for some more scrapbook layouts for my son.

I have used a number of patterns from both the Make it From Your Heart books as well as the Originals Card Confidence books.  Also used was the new Chevron border punch.  It makes a great trim when backed with a contrasting colour cardstock or paper.  Again I have used my Twin Touch markers to colour in the small tools that I have cut out with the Memory Box die.

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Cardstock – Colonial White, White Daisy, Pacifica, Glacier, Lagoon, Bamboo, Black, Chocolate

Paper – Timberline (NLA), Seaside, Snowhaven, Pathfinding, Desert Sand

Inks – Glacier, Ruby, Pacifica, Black, Desert Sand, Chocolate

Stamps – Holiday Tags, Cricket, Your’e the Best, Seaside Greetings, Perfect Fit – Dad

Chevron border punch

Twin Touch markers – Grey, Clay, Bronze

Aqua dots

Durable studs (NLA)

Embossing Folders – Dots

Cricut Cartridge – Art Philosophy

Punch 1 1/4 (NLA)

I had better head off to bed now but I hope you all have a good week.

Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

Rugby Father’s Day Cards for Make Shift

Hello

Wow, we are getting so close with Make Shift opening for the public.  It has been a lot of hard work, but it is going to be so worth it.  I would like to thank my fellow Collective Members who have been amazing in their commitment and resourcefulness to help get this dream up and running.  It has been an incredible journey and I would love to think there is far more to come as well.

We have Father’s Day coming up next month and living in a rugby mad country  I have made some special themed cards for Make Shift.  In New Zealand, the All Blacks are our national rugby team and in the process of de-stashing I found some All Black stickers that I had bought to do some All Black layouts after we won the Rugby World Cup in 2011.  (James took so many photos of the victory parade that I ended up doing a photo book instead!)  These stickers became my inspiration for some cards instead and I am pleased how they turned out.  I kept to a simple black and white theme as it emphasised the clean lines of the stickers which meant they were very quick and easy to make.  I have also chosen the sentiments so that the cards could be suitable for both Father’s Day and birthdays.

Here they are:

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www.cardmakers.co.nz

Materials used for these cards:

Cuttlebug embossing folder – swiss dots

Peelcraft All Blacks stickers

Peelcraft stickers – silver lines

Creative Memories Epoxy stickers – Enchanted

Stampin-Up stamps – Best Dad Ever

Memento ink – black

Black and White Cardstock.

Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting

Patricia