The second Wednesday of the month is always fun with Heartfelt Creations! It's NEW RELEASE day!! The Western Elements Collection is new this month, and coordinates beautifully with last month's release. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.
As always with a new release, leave a comment on the HC blog by April 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $109.99. The winner will be announced on April 18 on the HC Blog.
And remember that it is only a few more weeks until Heartfelt Creations chooses a new design team - the team will be announced April 25th. This time, they are asking YOU to help them decide on the team - they would like your votes for your top 5 CURRENT design team members, AND your votes for the top 5 SEMI-FINALISTS. Your votes will determine the style of creations you will be seeing on the blog for the next 6 months!
Here's my first card with the new release. I used another technique from the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 class - creating a blended background using Distress Stains.
Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"
Heartfelt Creations Products
|Kraft (SU!)||7" x 10", scored at 5"|
|Watercolor Paper (Canson)||4 1/2" x 6 1/2"|
|Early Espresso (SU!)||1 1/4" x 3 3/4"|
|Vintage Ivory (PTI)||4 1/4" x 5 1/2", and |
1" x 3 1/2"
|Jet Black Archival (Ranger)|
|Sepia Archival (Ranger)|
|Distress Stains (Ranger): Broken China, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey|
|Distress Ink (Ranger): Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Black Soot|
|Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamp positioner|
|Colored Pencils (Prisma Color)|
|Chocolate SPICA pen (Imagination International)|
|Ink Blender with foam (Ranger)|
|Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)|
Cut a piece of kraft card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold.
Cut a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Mist with water, then spread Distress Stain ink to create a landscape: Broken China, then Dusty Concord, then Crushed Olive, and fill in with Wild Honey. Dry with heat gun. Use the blender tool to add Vintage Photo ink around the edge of the background.
Stamp the fence and ground images in Sepia ink on the background. Stamp the windmill tower in jet black. Stamp the fence again onto a piece of ivory card stock, and trim closely. Color with colored pencils, and blend with Gamsol on a paper stub. Stamp the boot image twice in Sepia on ivory card stock. Cut the images out with the matching die. Color with colored pencils, blend with Gamsol, and decorate with Chocolate SPICA pen.
Stamp the solid windmill blade in Pumice Stone on ivory paper. Use the stamp positioner to stamp in Black Soot the windmill blade outline over the solid image. Use the matching die to cut out the blade. Use a paper piercer to put a hole through the stamped windmill blade, and through the background at the top of the tower. Fasten the blade to the background using a silver brad. Use Zip Dry to glue the fence onto the background, and glue the boots to the picture, as well.
Cut a brown card stock piece measuring 1 1/4" x 3 3/4", and an ivory card stock piece measuring 1" x 3 1/2". Stamp the sentiment in Sepia onto the ivory piece. Mount the sentiment onto the brown piece, then mount this to the upper left of the card front.
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