Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Foam Peonies

Howdy to all my crafty friends!



Before I show you some Wednesday inspiration, I have to show off my first grandson, James.  He arrived last week and I can't tell you  how much joy he's already brought to my world!

Now, on to some gorgeous inspiration.  If you get a chance, pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to find tons of beautiful new projects.


For my card today, I started with paper from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Paper Collection.  I used it for the background and the sweet framed rectangle piece, both are matted with black card stock.  The corner dies were created with the leftover piece from the Regal Border & Pockets Die that you can see on the right.


I love playing around with the new Art Foam Paper and created all of my flowers with the Large and Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and Die sets.  Several colors of Bead Stamens were added to the centers, as well as lots of glitter. 

To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.
For more tips on creating with the foam paper & stamens, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oma6ctVmUD0.


Heartfelt Creations Supplies:


Blessings,
DJ

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rino Birthday

Today I'm bringing you a card I made for the MFT Sketch 385.


For my card, I used the new MFT Safari Party and Aussie Animals sets.  The images were colored with copics on watercolor paper.  The background stamps and all dies are from MFT also.


Blessings,
DJ


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Coneflower Frame

Greetings Friends!
It's that time of the week where we celebrate inspiration at the Heartfelt Creations blog, there are so many wonderful projects to inspire, don't forget to pop on over.



I'm bringing you a frame that shows off the pretty Backyard Blossoms Collection, when I saw the gorgeous corner coneflower stamp, I knew it would be perfect to decorate a mat and I decided to add an inspirational verse and surround it with these lovely wildflowers.  The background paper is a scene from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection.  All of the flowers were heat embossed in black and water colored with Zig markers and water pen.  The flowers are from the Garden's Edge Coneflower, Backyard Blossoms, and Blossoming Coneflower Cling Stamps sets with corresponding dies.  Crystal Clear Glitter was added to the large coneflowers and butterfly.




The verse and mats were cut out with the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large and Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Dies, the purple mat is also from the paper collection.



The butterfly is from the Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp and Die sets and was heat embossed and water colored also.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:


Blessings,
DJ

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wonderful Birthday

Happy Wednesday!
It's New Release Day over at Heartfelt Creations and they've really got a treat for you this month!


For my card, I started with paper from the Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection and created a lace oval by cutting two of the circle doily in the Butterfly Kisses Die set in half and adding them around the border of my oval mats.  The ovals were cut with the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large and Small die sets, distressed and layered with foam tape in between. You can see the lace border peeking out on the sides, that's the Sweetheart Border Die.  For my coneflower, I stamped and cut out three flowers from the Blossoming Coneflower stamps and dies and sponged them with ink, cut the flowers off of two and layered them on the third with foam tape after adding a little sculpting to the backs.  The flowers were then sponged with glue and covered with Crystal Clear Glitter.



The sentiment also comes from the paper collection and was cut out and distressed.


The butterfly was stamped and cut out with the Butterfly Kisses stamps and dies, sponged with ink and covered with glitter.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
HCPC-3826 Blossoming Coneflower Stamp Set
HCD1-7180 Blossoming Coneflower Die
HCDP1-290 Backyard Blossom Paper Collection
HCD1-7157 Eyelet Oval & Basics Die Large
HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics Die Small
HCPC-3825 Butterfly Kisses Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7179 Butterfly Kisses Die
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Border
PGM15015 Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter
RACP632 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Buttercup
RACP412 Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Forget-me-Not
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves
71082 Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Harvest


Other Supplies: 
Foam Tape, black card stock


Before I go, I'd like to warn you about a new danger to crafters everywhere, be prepared, the next picture you see is gruesome.



Yes, this is a brutally dismembered paper poinsettia.



And this is the culprit, looking like an innocent R00mba (automatic vacuum) charging.  Notice that her red light is on, a sign that she's probably full of other crafting supplies that she's eaten that I swear I left on top of my desk.  I'm also missing an Eyelet Oval die and I'm very suspicious that she may be involved.  Last week I found a mangled paper butterfly, it was too horrifying, I couldn't photograph it!


Blessings,
  DJ

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Calendar

Howdy Friends!
The SCS Ways to Use It Challenge this week is to use pattern paper.


For this fun and easy challenge, I used designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Paper Collection, the background is a 6x6 panel and the sentiment is also from the same paper pad.  The peonies were created with the HFC Large and Small Sweet Peony Stamps and Dies.  Once stamped the flowers were sponged with Archival Ink - Leaf Green, MFT - Wild Cherry, and MFT Cranberry Cocktail.  To see how to shape the peony, watch the video at https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.  The leaves were made with the Classic Rose Vines stamps and dies and were stamped and sponged in Leaf Green.


For the easel, I used a tutorial at Splitcoastampers.  



The flower stamens are from the Bright Bead Stamens - Medium stamen set.  To finish, sponge the flowers with glue and sprinkle with Crystal Clear glitter.



Blessings,
Darla

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sweet Peonies and Butterfly Dreams

I'm so excited to be part of the Heartfelt Creations Design team for the next year!  Many of you may already know that I'm a huge fan of Heartfelt and already use their beautiful stamps and dies in most of my cards, and love to use them when I play along with Splitcoaststampers challenges.
Be sure and head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see lots of beautiful inspiration.


For my card today, I'm combining the beautiful Butterfly Dreams Collection with an all-time favorite of mine, the Sweet Peony stamps and dies.  The background was created with designer paper from the Blushing Bride Paper Collection (aqua) and the Classic Petunia Paper Collection (magenta paper), and two strips were cut out of the aqua piece with the Butterfly Dreams Border Die, then the corresponding stamps were sponged and added on top.  I trimmed it out with the lovely lacy Fleur Border Basics Die.

Just between you and me, I looked at the card when it was complete and realized that I'd put the butterfly background panel on upside down, the words on the aqua designer paper were upside down, so I created two new corners with the words right side up.  I apparently needed another double espresso!



My floral spray was created with the Large and Small Sweet Peony stamps and dies and pretty gold stamens from the Assorted Bead Stamens - Medium.  If you'd like details on sculpting peonies, you can find a video here.  The tiny yellow flowers were created with the smallest flower in the Classic Rose stamp and die sets and yellow stamens from the Pasted Bead Stamens - Medium were added.  Lots of Crystal Clear glitter was added to the flowers.



The string of butterflies from the Butterfly Dreams Border set was sponged, cut out, and the butterflies cut apart to place among the spray of flowers. Stickles glitter glue was added to the butterflies.


Other Supplies:
floam tape, Stickles glitter glue



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Peony Shadow Box Garden

Hello to all my friends,
I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for a year! I'll be making projects for them on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, and of course, displaying them here on my blog.

I thought it would be fun to create a project for a friend who was going through hard times, spending time in the hospital or nursing home, something that they could set on their bedside table and bring them joy.



I created a garden in a shadow box, full of blooming flowers, birds, and also a very inspirational verse,
to bring a little cheer and hope.














Directions:
Create cardbase 9 1/4 x 7 inches with black cardstock
Cover with paper from Sweet Peony Paper Collection that has been distressed, add lace piece from paper collection along the bottom.
Cut out larger Sweetheart Borders Die in white cardstock and glue to upper left side.
Create shadow box using the shadow box in the 6x6 Foldout Cards - Black.
Cut out the paper for the back panel of the shadow box from  the large garden paper with birdhouse in the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.
Stamp scripture verse from Words of Comfort Cling Stamp Set on the blue sky portion of remaining paper and cut out with Eyelet Oval Dies, cut out black circle and White Eyelet Oval (Small), add foam tape in between layers for dimension, glue to the back of the shadow box.
Stamp and cut out bird from Wildwood Bird Haven Stamp and Die set, sponge with inks and accent with smallest flowers from the Small Sweet Peony set with Fuzzy Naval Prill centers, glue beside the verse.
Stamp and cut out greenery and flower from the Rainboots & Blossoms, as well as the greenery from the Wildwood Florals sets and glue to the bottom of the shadow box, add the birdbath from the Wildwood Cottage Accents.
Create more dimension with various shaping of the Small Sweet Peony and Small Camelia Carnation on wire stem stamens and place in the front of the shadow box.
For the outside of the box, cut out a 6x6 square frame from the paper collection and cut out the center square and glue outer frame to the front of the box.  Cut strips from the matching pattern 6x6 piece to decorate the sides.
Create peonies using the Large and Small Sweet Peony sets, sponging with Memento Dye Ink Pad -  Rose Bud, cut out stamens from the Sunrise Lily Die cut in yellow cardstock.  Sponge all of the flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive and cover with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter.  The peonies will be glued on stems from the Peony Bud & Blossom set in Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves.
Stamp and cut out scroll from the Sweet Lilac Scroll & Notes stamp and die sets and sponge with inks, add Small Sweet Peony flowers with prill centers for dimension.  Glue the scroll to the left bottom corner on the front of your shadow box.  Glue lace border from the Sweetheart Die to the bottom of the shadow box and glue shadow box to the upper right side of card.
Add distressed tag and ticket from the paper collection to the left side of the shadow box and two peonies with stems, add sheer bow to complete.



Heartfelt Creations Supplies:
Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
Large Sweet Peony Die
Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
Small Sweet Peony Die
Peony Bud & Bloom Cling Stamp Set
Peony Bud & Bloom Die
Sweet Peony Paper Collection
Color Box Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral

Other Supplies:
Foam tape
Stickles glitter glue
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Summer Sun
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Bermuda Bay
Stampin Up Dye Ink Pad - Taken With Teal
MFT Color Box Dye Ink Pad - Lavender Fields
Sheer Ribbon


Blessings,
DJ