Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Wonderful Christmas...

I just LOVE the new Ornamental Light collection from Heartfelt Creations.  The Frosty Blanket designer papers that match are perfect for making beautiful, vintage Christmas cards.  I used some of the designer paper for my background.  I tore and distressed the edges and added lots of glitter to the borders and images.  You will find a complete product list, along with instructions for re-making this card below.

HCPC 3490-Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3488-Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCPC 3493-Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 725-Decorative Metal Fixtures die set
HCDP1 225-Frosty Blanket paper collection
other supplies: white card stock, watercolor paper, glitter, glossy accents, ivory burlap string by May Arts, Martha Stewart border punch, Black Staz-On ink, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain distress inks, kraft knife, blender pens (SU), tiny yellow gems
Fold white card base so it measures 4.25" x 5.5". Ink edges with distress ink. Cut 5.5" x 4.25" panel from Frosty Blanket paper. Distress edges with scissors and by ripping in places. Ink edges with distress ink and adhere to front of card base.  Stamp sentiment in lower left corner in black ink.  Stamp mailbox image and decorative post in black Staz-on ink onto water color paper. Color with various inks and a blender pen.  Use coordinating die to cut post and free hand cut the bird and mailbox image. You will need a kraft knife to get into the tiny spaces.  Use MS border punch to create border for top of card.  I used the left over strip from punching that for a border at the bottom.  Before adhering, cover with glossy accents and sprinkle with glitter.  After they have dried, adhere to the bottom and top of card.  Next, add glossy accents and glitter to foilage on mailbox.  I also added tiny, yellow rhinestones to the center of poinsettia.  When dry, adhere post and mailbox image to right of card base.  Some of the poinsettia and foilage will go off of the card.  Tie ivory, burlap string around decorative border at top and add a glittered button to the middle. I added the glitter using glossy accents.  I also added some glitter to the main panel in places on the designer paper.
 Here is one more card to share with you! Love the blue, text designer paper.  The product list and instructions are below:

HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 717 Scalloped Posey die set
354806 Standard Circle Nestabilities
HCDP1 225-Frosty Blanket paper collection
other products: white cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Night Of Navy and Pacific Point by SU, Silver cording, silver bell, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen by Sakura, foam dots
Fold white card base so it measures 4.25" x 5.5".  Cut blue Frosty Blanket designer paper to measure 4" x 5.25" and adhere to center of card base.  Use Scalloped Posey die to cut circle design from white card stock and adhere to middle of card.  Stamp sentiment in black ink onto center of white circle.  Stamp snow swirl in Pacific Point ink after stamping off onto scrap paper first. Ink edges of circle with Night of Navy ink. Adhere finished circle to center of decorative circle using foam dots.  Tie silver cording around center of card and tie in bow. Add silver bell to center of bow.

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the other design team gals have been up to!



Lynn said...

Gorgeous Emily. I really love the detail on the circle die on the second.

Sarah said...

Emily, your cards are so beautiful! Love the twine and button accent! Hugs

Caroline D. said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Super nice how you cut out the bird & mailbox image... know it took some time, but looks great! Also like how you make bow from the twine. Also you were creative to make a doily circle from the half round die cut!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, so pretty Emily!!! I love the whimsical sentiment:)
Sherrie K

Basement Stamper said...

very festive cards, I haven't even started really thinking about the holidays.

Angi Barrs said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and elegant. Love how you made these!

Kathy said...

Both are beautiful Emily! I love your twine bows! Blessings! Kathy