I like to create cards, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and altered art. I love pretty paper, glitter and coloring with Copics. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 28 years and we have two daughters. I share my craft creations on my blog at www.candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com .
Heartfelt Creations is absolutely delighted to bring you the Balmy Breeze Collection. Old world vintage has been combined with tranquil seaside scenes (including a rustic compass, beach chair, fantastic surf, beaming lighthouses) and the Balmy Breeze paper pack, composed of a neutral color palette of peach and mint hues. This set is perfect for the crafter that loves creating vintage projects or for the stamper looking to create a project for her favorite man.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog by April 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $180.91. While you are on Heartfelt Creations Blog don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite (current) designer and semifinalist. Voting ends on Friday, April 13, 2013. So if you would like to see me continue on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, please make sure you vote for me under the "favorite designer" section before Friday. I truly enjoy designing for Heartfelt Creations and would love to continue bringing you weekly projects featuring HC stamps and dies. Also for taking the time to vote you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.
The first card I made this week features this beautiful lighthouse I colored with Copics. I created an easel card with the compass image adhered with pop dots on the base of the card to make the easel stand up.
LIGHTHOUSE COMPASS EASEL CARD
Here is a closeup of the colored image. I added Art Glitter - Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the beach to make the sand "sparkle".
The next project I made is a cute mini tag with envelope. I used May Arts Twisted Burlap Cord for the strings and added the die cut anchors from Heartfelt Creations HCD 733 - Decorative Lattice Swirl Die to the end of the cords with a knot.
SEASHELL MINI TAG WITH ENVELOP
Here is a close-up of the tag so you can see the Copic colored image better and the sweet anchors!
And my final project for the week is a fancy fold card featuring a sailboat stamped with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This card would be perfect for the man in your life!
SAILBOAT FANCY FOLD CARD
This is how the card looks when it is open.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week. Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog and check out all the great projects the other HC Design Team Members have made this week and while you are there don't forget to vote and also leave a comment on the HC Blog for a chance to win the entire Balmy Breeze Collection. Have a great week!
Other Spellbinders: Lacy Squares; Classic Squares LG
Embellishments: Art Glitter - Crystal Ultrafine Transparent
4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Card
Begin with a 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Bazzil cardstock and score on the 4 1/4" and 6 3/8" mark to create your easel base. Next cut a 4 1/4" square piece of Bazzil cardstock and adhere to 2 1/8" x 4 1/4" section of easel base with Scor-Tape to create your easel card front. Then adhere a 4" square piece of Balmy Breezes Paper to easel card front. On Cryogen White paper die cut with Classic Squares LG with Memento Ink stamp lighthouse image from Sand and Sea and color with Copics. Matte on Bazzill cardstock die cut with Lacy Squares Spellbinder. Adhere with Double Dots to card front. on card base adhere 4" square piece of coordinating Balmy Breezes paper. Then on Cryogen White Paper with Memento Ink stamp compass from Surfs Up Set and color with Copics. Distress with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Detail cut out and adhere to Fleur De Lis Doily Motifs die cut and adhere to card base with Double Dots.
SEASHELL MINI TAG AND ENVELOP
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles LG; Petite Scalloped Ovals SM
Embellishments: May Arts Twisted Burlap Cord; Robin's Nest Dewdrops - Safari; Art Glitter - Crystal Ultrafine Transparent
3" x 3" Envelop with Tag
Begin by tracing around tag and envelop with Balmy Breezes Paper and then cutting to fit. Next adhere paper to tag and envelop with Zip Dry Paper Glue. For envelop with VersaFine Ink stamp "Have . . . beautiful day" from Beautiful You Set on Balmy Breezes Paper die cut with Petite Scalloped Ovals SM Spellbinder. Adhere to envelop. Add Dew Drops with 3-D Crystal Lacquer and self adhesive Crystal Champagne Flourishes. For tag with Memento Ink on Cryogen White Paper die cut with Classic Rectangles LG Spellbinder stamp seashell image from Seascape Set and color with Copics. Add Crystal Glitter with Dries Clear Glue to image and then adhere to tag. Add cord to hole in tag. On Cryogen White Paper with Memento Ink stamp four anchors from Seascape Set and color with Copics. Die cut with Decorative Lattice Swirl Die. Adhere together with Dries Clear Glue to create two double sided anchors. Add to end of cord and finish end with a knot.
Other Paper: Bazzill; Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Antique Linen
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles SM
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Begin with a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of teal Bazzill cardstock and score on the 5 1/2" mark. Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Balmy Breezes Paper to the inside of the card and a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of Balmy Breezes Paper to the outside of the card front. Next cut a 3" x 8" piece of peach Bazzill cardstock and score on the 4" mark and adhere to inside of card base as shown to create a fancy fold. Cut 3 piece of the Balmy Breezes Paper to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere one to peach cardstock base, the second one to the inside flap and and the third piece to the outside flap. On inside of card base with Walnut Stain Distress Ink stamp "best wishes . . . " sentiment from Heartfelt Expressions Set. On Cryogen White Paper die cut with Classic Rectangles SM with Walnut Stain Ink stamp sailboat from High Seas Set. Distress edges with Angique Linen Distress Ink and adhere to card front. With Walnut Stain Ink on Cryogen White Paper stamp ship's wheel from Surfs Up Set and then detail cut out. Distress with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then adhere to card front with pop dot on upper left corner. Tuck corner of peach cardstock base behind ship's wheel to keep card closed.