Wednesday 7 September 2011

Heartfelt Creations


I've a couple of cards to share for this week Heartfelt Creation showcase. You can see all the designers cards on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, but the girls would love you to pay them a visit! All the links are under the Design Team tag at the top of my page.

When I first saw this foliage stamp I thought of Christmas trees and just had to make one Christmas card with it........

4.25 x 5.75 inch - top fold card.

HC Products:  HCPC 3408 Woodland Fern PreCut Set.

Other Products:
RomanPrint: Ivory card in plain and textured. Scraps of Kaisercraft dsp. SU Pear Pizzazz ink. Martha Stewart: Florentine gold coarse glitter. LSS tiny red gems. Glintex: gold foil thread.  LSS gold gem star. EK Success: corner rounder. Piercing tool.
AnnaBelle: red/white twine. Paper Mill: foam adhesive pads. Zip Dry glue and Dries Clear adhesive.

1.     Trim textured A4 ivory card to 4.25 in wide, score and fold to make a 4.25 x 5.75” top fold card.
2.     Trim plain ivory card to 4 x 5.5” and stamp one complete fern image in the centre of the card using p.p. ink.  Mask the bottom of the fern stamp then stamp off the page either side of the main image 2 smaller images.
3.     Trim the scrap of dsp to make the tubs for the trees, using a corner rounder to shape the bottom of the tubs. Glue into position with Zip Dry. Tie a bow in the twine and add to the front of the centre tub, using Dries Clear to adhere.
4.     Add the tiny red gems to decorate the centre tree. Using a piercing tool piece a small hole fore and aft of the gems ready to add the gold foil thread.
5.     Starting from the bottom zigzag the foil through the pierced holes up one side then down the other. Secure the ends of the foil at the back of the ivory card.
6.     Add the star to the top of the tree.
7.     Run some Zip Dry glue around the edge of the card and sprinkle with the glitter.
8.     Add foam dots to the back of the stamped image and attach to the textured card base.

I really like the pretty colours in this second card Framed Wishes............

4.25 x 5.5 inch top fold card

HP Products:  HCPC 3397 Bella Rose Vintage Background PreCut Set
                        Spellbinders Hearts and Scalloped hearts dies
Other Products:
                        RomanPrint: ivory card, ivory ribbed card. Coredinations pink card. SU close to cocoa ink. Prisma pencils and OMS. Pink/Brown ribbon. PortaCraft: lilac gems. Zip Dry glue and dries clear adhesive.


Trim, score and fold ivory ribbed card to make a 4.25” x 5.5 top fold card.
1.     Stamp image from HCPC 3397 to ivory card using close to cocoa ink.
Trim to 4” x 5.25 inches and colour with Prisma pencils and OMS.
2.     Use a plain heart and a larger scalloped heart die to cut and emboss a frame from pink Cordinations card. Lightly sand the front of the frame.
3.     Position the frame over the sentiment on the background stamp and adhere with Zip Dry glue.
4.     Stamp a portion of the image to a scrap of ivory card, making sure you have captured the butterfly. Colour the butterfly and cut out. Position over the main image so that it overlaps onto the frame.
5.     Wrap some pink/brown ribbon around the bottom section of the image securing at the back and knot to one side.
6.     Add lilac gems to the centre of the posy flowers.
7.     Use Zip Dry glue to adhere the completed card front to the ribbed base card.

Thanks so much for your visit today I'm back tomorrow with the 1st AnnaBelle Stamps Birthday Challenge. Don't forget there are lots of great prizes up for grabs so come take a look..............


Pauline said...

Sue these are two stunning cards! I love the festive tree, and the gorgeous pattern and colour on the second! So pretty!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Hey Sue .... been a while since I popped past - you've not lost your touch! Looking good!

Hoping to pop past a bit more often now. I've missed seeing your marvels!

x M

craftieodmae said...

ah Sue, these are both gorgeous............

Theresa's Studio said...

Behind on commenting but have been stalking your blog. Love all the beauties that you have posted including these 2 lovely HFC cards. Will be back for the AB Birthday party.

Lisa Lynne said...

Both beautiful cards! I think everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are absolutely gorgeous GF! Really, really love the 2nd one... so pretty!

Olena said...

WOW! This is awesome! Olena

Carla S. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Sue! Love those potted Christmas trees! I thought Christmas, too, when I saw those ferns! Love the colors and design of the second card!

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are just super - I do like the pretty decorated Christmas tree. And the purple flowers, butterfly and heart are just stunning!

marsha said...

Both of your cards are stunning! Clever design for the Christmas tree and I really love your design and colors on the second card.

Glenda said...

Two stunning cards. Love the way you used the fern. I must say this is a great way to use it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards - wonderful way to use the foliage stamp!

Sue said...

Stunning cards Sue, a superbly clever way to use the foliage stamp and another one finished for the christmas card stash! the colours are magical in the second! :)

StampingbugKerry said...

Very pretty cards. I just love the fern stamp every time I use it for a Christmas Tree.