Thursday, July 10, 2014

May Arts Ribbon DT - Round 2 - Video Tutorial

It's that time of year when I am giddy with excitement- but quite nervous as well - You see, my term on the design team for May Arts Ribbon is coming to an end, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be blessed to continue working for this amazing company for another year. I'm a ribbon lover - I always have been, always will be, and of course, May Arts has the best ribbons around!

I always stress over what project to submit for the final round, and this year, since I am making more and more mixed media pieces, I decided to create a canvas.  But don't fret - even if the mixed media bug hasn't bitten you yet, you will still find tons of techniques that you can add to cards, layouts and all sorts of projects.  And if you do love this trend in the industry, then I hope you will be inspired  as well.

So now if you are ready to play along, here is my video to show you just how my project was created.

Here's a glimpse at some of the fantastic May Arts ribbons that I used.
May Arts Ribbons:
1.50" Textured/Two Tone Ribbon NR47
5/8" Faux Canvas 444-58-47
2" Metallic Gold Ribbon G99
3/8" Lace 390-28-09
1.5" Lace 390-15-09
Leaves Ribbon BY16, BY66
1" Leaf XL30
Other Supplies
Art Anthology Colorations, Velvet Dimensional Paint
Faber Castell Gelatos
Creative Embellishments Chipboard, Stamps
Joggles Stencil
DCWV Burlap
Golden Paints, Mediums
Wow Embossing Powder
Jacquard InkJet Printing Silk
Digital Image - Free Vintage Digital Stamps

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Cut, Mat, Create Collection

Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create Collection
Have you ever wished for a magic wand that creates professional looking layouts, perfectly matted cards, and multi-layered paper crafting projects in the wink of an eye? The revolutionary Cut, Mat, Create Collection from Heartfelt Creations is a unique system designed with stress-free crafting in mind. You can finally liberate cherished family photos hidden away in dusty shoe boxes and create stylish scrapbook pages with ease—and without restrictive plastic pockets!  The dies create a grid that fits perfectly on a 12" page, allowing for limitless layout possibilities.  Use with stamps and papers to create precisely matted cards or mini albums.  The 4 die sets contain 27 individual dies. The 6 coordinating stamp sets also complement previous collections. The luxurious papers work hand in glove with both dies and stamps. Whether you are a paper crafting novice or a design diva, you will love the freedom, simplicity and versatility of this innovative, must have collection.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 245 Cut Mat CreatePaper Collection
HCD 746 Sweet Lullaby Die Set
HCD 749
HCD 750
HCD 751
HCD 752
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCPC 3616 Vines and Blooms PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)

Other Products Used 

May Arts 1" Lace 390-1-01; GC07 3/8" Wired Metallic Iridescent ribbon

Versamark Watermark Ink
WOW Embossing Powder

Xyron 9" Creative Station, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Box

WorldWin Papers - vellum

Begin with a 12 x 12 base of patterned paper.  Cut photos and mats with the dies from the Cut, mat, Create Collection - I used dies from all four of the sets. For the photo mat in the upper right corner, I used a Spellbinders Oval die to cut the center of the mat, and adhered the photo behind the opening.  Cut embellishments from the die sets to decorate the photo mats.  Die cut the printed tag, and use alpha stickers for a title.  Embellish with ribbon and a die cut from colored vellum.  Adhere lace down the page before adding the photo mats. Stamp the floral border with watermark ink and heat emboss.  Finish as shown.