Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Bright Future

New Heartfelt Creations Release!

Are you ready for a new Heartfelt Creations' release! This new Chateau Gate Collection is magnificent! The intricate detail in each of the designs is absolutely beautiful. This collection features 9 PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. And, of course, be sure to leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog to give some compliments on all the gorgeous designs by the team this week - they have outdone themselves! If you comment on the HC Blog by January 17 you'll be eligible to win the entire Chateau Gate Collection release valued at $174.90. The winner will be announced on January 18! I have a couple of cards on the blog today, so I'll have another post tomorrow with my second card.

And, by the way, if you're in the Dallas area, Heartfelt Creations has a booth at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Mesquite this Saturday & Sunday. I'm doing the make & take at the booth - stop by to see me & pick up the new collection!

Inspiration

As soon as I saw the New York City stamp in the new Scenic Vista set and the and the "bright future" sentiment in the new Door to My Heart set, I knew exactly what I wanted to create! Designs don't usually pop into my head, but this one did. And it's a pretty easy one - I used my COPIC airbrush, and did some sponging to create the lighting effect - I like the way it turned out.

ABrightFuture

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Paper

Early Espresso7" x 10", and
4 1/8" x 4 3/4", and
1 1/2" x 3 3/4"
2009 Specialty Designer (SU!)4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)4" x 4 5/8"
Metallic (Wassau)4 1/2" x 5"
So Saffron (SU!)3/8" x 2 1/2"

Ink

Versamark (Tsukinko)
Early Espresso (SU!)
Peach Parfait (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3444: Scenic Vista PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3449: Door to My Heart PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

HCD 710: Decorative Oval Window Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Ribbon Tag Trio 2 (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Copper Tinsel embossing powder (Judikins)
Heat gun
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
COPIC Airbrush system (Imagination International)
Eclipse Masking Tape (Judikins)
Ribbon (Michaels)
Sponges
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Scor-Pal
Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a dark brown card base measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold.

MAT LAYER and SENTIMENT

Cut a patterned mat layer measuring 4 7/8" x 6 7/8". and mount onto the card face. Cut/emboss a ribbon tag from dark brown card stock. Stamp the sentiment in dark brown ink onto yellow card stock measuring 3/8" x 2 1/2", and mount onto the ribbon tag. Thread ribbon through the tag, and mount across the bottom of the mat layer. Mount the mat layer onto the card front.

IMAGE

Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 4" x 4 5/8". Stamp the buildings using Versamark ink, and heat emboss with copper powder. Mask the building and a horizon line. Airbrush a sunrise, working from a light center to an orange/red border. I used these COPIC colors: Y21, YR23, Y38, and R05.

Before unmasking the building, use a straight edge mask, and sponge light orange ink in straight lines out from the buildings to create the sun rays. Now remove the horizon mask from the lower part of the image, and mask the entire upper part of the image. Finish with a darker orange/brown spray with the airbrush. I used E08.

Mount the image onto a piece of dark brown card stock measuring 4 1/8" x 4 3/4", and mount at the top of the card front. Cut/emboss the decorative window die from copper paper, and cut out the inner frame. Use foam squares to mount over the image.

Comment on the HC Blog!

Remember to leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by January 17 to be eligible to win the entire Chateau Gate Collection release valued at $174.90. The winner will be announced on January 18!

Stop by the HC Booth in Mesquite!

I'd love to meet you - please come see us at the HC booth at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Mesquite this Saturday & Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your use of color on this is quite amazing Lisa! Those beams coming from behind the cityscape are done perfectly! Just a gorgeous card!

Cibele Glazer said...

I love the sunrays you created in the background! Just gorgeous!!

Caroline D. said...

Those airbrush light beams behind the city are fantastic! Great choice of color!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lisa, this is fabulous. I love the background you created for the stamped image. You are really mastering the airbrush system

Angelica said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous. I absolutely love how you did the background.

hlm said...

What a beautiful card!

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