Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting the New Year with Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 238 Floral Key Paper Collection
HCDP1 237 Antiquity Paper Collection
HCPC 3569 Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCPC 3574 Journey of Love Keys PreCut Set
HCPC 3533 Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3507 Timeless Amour PreCut Set

HCD  741 Burnished Key Die
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die

HCD 734 Sun Kissed Fleur Die
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 
Crystal Sparklets

Other Products Used
Tsukineko Ink:VersaMark - Watermark Ink; VersaMagic - Perfect Plumeria; Memento- Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Desert Moon/Copper Pine
Zva Creative Bling
1 1/2"  May Arts Ribbon  QM16; Jute SM-17
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

Cut a dark purple cardstock base from dark purple paper for a 5" x 7" card.  Cut the base layer from the patterned paper 1/4" smaller around than the card.  Color the edges of the paper with PanPastels and distress the edges.  Use a lightly colored patterned paper, cut to 4" x 6" and stamp the background stamp with watermark ink and heat emboss.  Color the edges with PanPastels and distress.  Add ribbon to the right side, and adhere this piece to the base using foam adhesives.  Stamp the Hourney of Love Keys (heart image) using the Plumeria ink.  Cut with the corresponding die.  Color the leaves with colored pencil, and ink over the whole image using Distress Ink. Cut a contrasting lacey heart using the same die, and glue both to the card as shown.  Use the Gift Ensemble die to cut two pieces of greenery and add to the card.  Stamp, cut and shape layers for a large Sun Kissed flower and color with PanPastels.  Add a sparklet to the center and attach as shown.  Stamp and cut a small key using the Burnished Key stamp and die.  Add to the bottom of the heart with pink jute. Use small flowers from the Sun Kissed set to add to the top greenery.  Add bling to the flower centers.  Hand cut the ticket from the patterned paper and tuck behind the flower to finish the card.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Last Card of 2013

Can you believe that 2014 is almost here?!! This is another year that has flown by - but I wanted to thank all of my blog readers for stopping by and visiting me throughout the year.   I know winter is just getting ready to kick in full gear, so I figured a nice bright flower card would be a great way to end the year.  May you have many blessings for 2014!

 I used this color inspiration from Lindy's Stamp Gang December Challenge for the inspiration for my card.  The colors were brighter than what I normally work with, but I still managed to shabby-chic them up a bit.

 After I shaped my flowers, I embossed them using HollyHock/Scarlet Plum EP.  I also added the dots to my Hellebore flower using Twilight Blue Slate.

 I built up many layers of powder for this architectural element using Aurora Amethyst and Silver Moon Turquoise


I used a Sizzix folder to emboss the wood planks for my background with a bright blue paper and painted it with watered down gesso.  I added in some washi tape for texture and spritzed some Blue Hawaiian Blue Starburst spray over the top.  I kept layering the mist and the gesso, and added a little bit of the Silver Moon Turquoise and Hydrangea Blue Mauve embossing powders over the raised areas.  I really love how the background turned out.

I'll see you back in 2014~  Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Zva Creative December DT Blog Hop

Happy holidays to you! Zva Creative and our talented NEW 2014 Design Team welcome you to our December blog hop where we officially welcome many of our new team members to our monthly hops! We are very excited about this year’s team and are sure that you will be inspired by and love their work. Are you ready to hop along and get to know them better?

And as a bonus— today’s hop is EXTRA special because you will get a sneak peek of Zva’s newest products which are set to be released at the next CHA tradeshow!

The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE

I'm really excited to be hopping along for my first time as a member of the Zva Creative team! I hope you enjoy the card that I have to share with yo today.  I have featured one of our new crystal swirls - CR-07CA-114.  It is the perfect size to make a statement on a card.

 I also got a chance to play with the set of PanPastels that I got for Christmas.  After I embossed my patterned paper, I brought out the raised areas using the pastels.

 The roses were made from patterned paper and die cut with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.  I also tucked a large Zva Creative Crystal ( CRW-05CA-169) into my floral cluster.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, December 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December 31st.
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 1st on Zva Creative’s blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Carole Maurin. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on January 27th for our next Zva blog hop!