Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Escape to the western plains with the Western Elements Collection. Featuring Grandpa's antique wooden carriage and super-sized mushrooms, this set will delight with a brand-new twist on a traditional theme. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by April 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $109.99. The winner will be announced on April 18 on the HC Blog.

This week I created three cards using the new Western Elements Collection.  I decided to make the first card a Fall country scene.


The trees on the stamp have no leaves on them so I decided to add Autumn Flower Soft to make this a Fall scene.  This scene is very versatile - you could leave the image as is and it would be a winter scene or you could add Spring or Summer Flower Soft for the other seasons.

The next stamp from the new release I colored is a beautiful fishing cabin.  Doesn't it just make you want to grab your fishing pole and take that little row boat out for a relaxing day on the lake!


The final card I created I simply stamped the images on kraft paper using Ranger Distress Inks.  It was a very simple card to create, but it also turned out very elegant!
Please head on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to check out all the creations by the other Design Team member this week.  While you are there don't forget to vote for your favorite Semi-Finalist to be on the HC Design Team and for your favorite Designers to continue for the next HC Design Team term from May - October 2012.
If you would like me to continue on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, please vote by Friday, April 13, 2012!

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3464 - Barnyard Elements PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3465 - Palisade Farmstead PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3312 - Uplifting Scripture PreCut Set
  • HCD  721 - Rustic Western Elements Die
  • Product ID 393386 - Spellbinders Labels 4
  • Product ID 354802 - Classic Ovals LG
  • Product ID 354803 - Scallop Ovals LG
Other Products:
  • Paper: Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White; Bazzill; 7 Gypsies - Venice
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap
  • Copics:  C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, BG000, BG10, BG11, R22, R24, R29, YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99, G99, E15, E19, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37
  • Embellishments:  May Arts Ribbon; Flower Soft - Autumn; Jenni Bowlin Stick Pin
6" x 6" Card
Start with a piece of 6" x 12" beige cardstock and score at the 6" mark to create a 6"x 6" card base. Next adhere a 6" x 6" piece of patterned 7 Gypsies cardstock to card front.  On Cryogen White paper with Memento Ink stamp the Psalm 19:1 sentiment from the Uplifting Scripture Set.  Cut out with the appropriate Classic Ovals Spellbinder and distress edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and matte on brown cardstock cut from the coordinating Scalloped Ovals Spellbinder.  Stamp the Barn image from the Barnyard Elements Set on Cryogen Paper cut out with the Spellbinders Label 4 Die.  Color image with Copics.  Distress edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and add Autumn Flower Soft to trees.  Stamp Fence image from Palisade Farmstead on Cryogen White paper, color with Copics and cut out with Rustic Western Elements Die.  Make bow with brown ribbon adding a stick pin to center for embellishment.  Assemble card as shown adding small pop dots to fence for dimension.

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3466 - Alpine Bungalow PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3363 - Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
  • HCD 720 - Western Broncos Die
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White; Bazzill; Echo Park - This & That
  • Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Brushed Corduroy
  • Copics:  YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67, YG95, YG97, YG99, G46, G85, G94, G99, W00, W1, W3, W5, C00, C1, C3, YR12, YR14, YR18, BG0000, BG000, BG10, Y06, E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E35, E37, E53, Spica - Lemon
  • Spellbinders:  Labels 15 & Petite Scalloped Ovals LG
  • Embellishments:   BoBunny Brads - Et Cetra & Darice Hemp Cord
6" x 6" Card
Start with a piece of 6" x 12" brown cardstock and score at the 6" mark to create a 6"x 6" card base. Next adhere a 5 1/2" square piece of patterned Echo Park cardstock to card front.  Then at an angle adhere a 4 1/4" square piece of light green cardstock at an angle on top.  Next stamp the Cabin image with Memento Ink on Cryogen Paper cut out with the Labels 15 Spellbinder Die.  Color with Copics and distress edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Matte on a 4 1/4" piece of orange cardstock and adhere to card front.  Out of green cardstock using the Western Broncos Die cut out the leaves and adhere to right lower corner.  Next out of kraft cardstock cut a Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Oval and with Walnut Stain Ink stamp the "Have a Special Day" sentiment from the Inspire Me Sentiment Set.  Adhere to card front with pop dots.  Wrap twine around the top of card front and add brad.

Heartfelt Creations Products:
  • HCPC 3454 - Barnyard Elements PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3456 - Western Bronco PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3432 - Magnificent Spruce Trees PreCut Set
  • Product ID 386265 - Getaway Dew Drops
  • Product ID 159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:
  • Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White; Recollections; Bazzill, 7 Gypsies - Venice
  • Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy & Black Soot
  • Embellishments:  Twine; BoBunny Brads - Et Cetra
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock and score on the 5 1/2" mark to create a A2 card base.  Next cut the striped 7 Gypsies paper to  4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base.  On kraft colored cardstock in Walnut Stain Ink stamp the Carriage from the Barnyard Elements Set, in Forest Moss Ink stamp the small Spruce Trees from the Magnificent Spruce Trees Set and in Black Soot Ink stamp the Sentiment from the Western Bronco Set.  Cut image to 3" x 5 1/8" and distress edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Adhere to card base.  Add twine around the top of the card and finish with decorative brad.  Add Getaway Dew Drops to bottom left of card adhering with Dries Clear Glue.
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Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh Candy these are so wonderful! Your colors are the versatility of these stamps.
You always have such wonderful designs.
I am excited to hear the announcement, crossing my fingers you come back sweetie


You did such a good job showcasing these stamps! Love your coloring and everything just pops off the cards. Well done!

Caroline D. said...

All 3 of your projects are gorgeous!!! You were a busy stamper this week! Your coloring is just wonderful and make the scenes come to life!

Angelica said...

Gorgeous cards Candy, I love how you added the flower soft to the trees and gave them the fall look.

thestampingbug said...

Pretty! I love the rope treatment at the top!!!

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