Friday, November 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Floral Key Collection

We are pleased to present the Floral Key Collection.This collection contains a neutral color palette with card panels, papers, stamps and dies that will enable you to create quick cards while achieving the "wow" factor. The Floral Key Collection is a set of key and lock stamps and dies with a paper pack that contains a variety of card fronts, 6" x 6" pieces and 12" x 12" layouts with borders and frames. It's a creative, fun exploration of the vintage spirit. The Floral Key Collection will unlock your imagination to creating incredibly beautiful, "fine art" cards. Take advantage of extra savings when shopping with Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by December 3rd to be eligible to win the entire Floral Key Collection valued at $200. The winner will be announced on December 4th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 238 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCD 741 Burnished Key Die
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCPC 3569 Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCPC 3576 A Prayer for the Day PreCut Set
HCPC 3571 Keys and Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Silver 3D Stamp Paint
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Products Used
May Arts Ribbon: 1/2" Woven Burlap Ribbon 408-05-10;
 1 1/2" Crochet Ribbon NP33
Tsukineko Ink: Versamark; Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Crimson Copper; VersaMagic - Pixie Dust
Copic Markers: V12, V17, YG95

Embossing Powder - Brown, black
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Want2Scrap pearls
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

Create a base for the Prayer for the Day Card using the Double Zig Zag Card Tutorial ( using green cardstock. Cut panels for the inside and outside of the card and distress all of the edges.  For the small outside panels, stamp the Keys and Roses image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Copic markers.  For the center, inside panel - stamp the sentiment on the patterned paper with watermark ink and heat emboss. Fussy cut the flowers from a 2nd piece of the same patterned paper. Shape with the mat and tools, add 3D stamp paint to the edges and apply to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp, cut and shape the smallest Posy Patch flowers and add to the flower cluster.  Add pearls for the center of the flowers. Stamp the Burnished Key image with watermark ink and heat emboss using black powder.  Cut the shapes with the corresponding die, ink the edges.  Choose keys and locks for each of the inside panels.  Add leaves from the Sweet Juliet die and Posy Patch flowers.  Create a belly band to hold the card closed.  Fussy cut the patterned border and layer with ribbons.  Cut a flower cluster from the patterned paper and add a large flower  created with the Vintage Floret stamp and die and small Posy Patch Flowers to complete.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

30 Days of Holiday Project Ideas with Xyron

Xyron has been cooking up some fun with the 30 Days of Holiday Project Ideas!  Be sure to watch the Xyron Facebook Page  each day to see all of the amazing projects.

I decided to decorate a jar - perfect for adding candy canes or some other little treat.

Begin by painting a mason jar with spray paint.  Using American Crafts Peppermint Express Collection, cut a 2.5" strip  ( Santa Stripes), and 1 1/2" strip (Ornamint).  Use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to apply adhesive to the two strips.  Glue the small strip to the center of the wider one.

Apply Xyron 1/4" Double-Sided High Tack tape along a stripe on each side of the paper. Remove the lining paper and sprinkle with ultra fine glitter.

Use your finger to burnish the glitter into the tape.  Brush away the excess glitter.

Wrap the paper around the jar, and trim the excess paper away before peeling off the backing.  Then remove the liner and adhere to the jar.  Tie a ribbon around the center.

Stamp the Crafter's Companion image Trimming the Tree from the Makey Bakey Mice collection, color with Copics and hand cut the image.  Use the Xyron/Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives to attach to the jar.  Finish with the American Crafts Peppermint Express Remarks Dimensional Adhesive Stars .

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bleach Stamping

This weekend I tried a stamping technique that I haven't tried before - bleach stamping.  It sounded a little intimidating, but it was really easy - and the results are a fun surprise depending on the color of cardstock that you use.

I choose to use ColorMates Deep Creamy Cocoa - along with JustRite Stamp's Fancy Labels.  The results reminded me of gorgeous batik fabric.  If you would like to try this technique, just fold a paper towel several layers thick, place on a glass plate, and pour enough bleach on the towel to saturate it.  Then just use this as use would a stamp pad.  I did not have to leave the stamp on the paper extra time - the bleach effect was almost instantaneous.

 The sentiment was stamped from JustRite's  , and the edges were ink distressed in brown.  I also used a flourish from this stamp set at the top of the card.

The bottom half of the card was dry embossed and then inked to bring out the detail.  I die cut 2 of Spellbinder's Fantastic Flourish One (one in pink and one in green).  I cut the pink flowers off of the vine and glued them down on the green base.  I added pearls to the centers.  The large flower was made using Spellbinders Rose Creations, and water distressed to produce a more realistic look. Finally, the leaves were cut from Spellbinder's Foliage set, and the debossed areas were colored with a Copic marker.

Tsukineko Ink
Viva Decor 3D Metallic Stamp Paint
Copic Markers
Sizzix Embossing Folder- Regal Flourishes
WorldWin Papers: