Monday, November 28, 2011

From Heartfelt Creations . . .

Artistic Gatefold VideoWatch this video for valuable tips and techniques for working with the Artistic Gatefold Collection Dies demonstrated by Emma Lou Beechy.

by Emmalou Beechy
for Heartfelt Creations

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3437 Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3436 Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
Carnation Creation Shapeabilites
Paper Blossoms Mat
Paper Blossoms Tools
Glue Pad

Print the saying on white cardstock first, if desired and then construct the card base as illustrated in this video. Randomly stamp the background of the inside and out with the Rye Grass Swirl using Pearlescent Tyme Brilliance ink and heat emboss with Bridal embossing powder. Stamp multiple flowers from the Carnation Florals on vellum and lavender cardstock with the glue pad and sprinkle a dk. pruple glitter over the design. Spray the glitter with a sealant spray when using the glue pad to ensure that the glitter doesn't rub off. Cut them out with the coordinating Carnation Creations Die and bend and shape the flowers with the Paper Blossoms Mat and embossing tools. Assemble everything as pictured and add bling as desired. I designed this specific card as a wedding card for my sister-in-law. This card makes quite a statement, since it can stand alone in a centerpiece for a display in their home.


From Elizabeth Craft Designs . . . I thnk Els has been extremely busy as you can see from the various postings shown here.

by Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs
"I made this Valentine votive candle holder using the Gold Shimmer Sheetz and a heart border punch from Martha Stewart. Put a strip of the 12mm Be Creative tape at the bottom, used the 34 Fire Red micro fine Glitter Ritz glitter and finished it off with the red Glitter border nr 7010 and the red Glitter dots nr 7018. Picture does not do this project justice at all but I wanted to share it with you anyway. Can be a wonderful Christmas gift as well when you use a snowflake border punch."

by Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs
"Inspired by Judy her snowflake cards and ATCs she shared with
us earlier this week I made this card. The snowflakes are punched
out of the white Shimmer Sheetz using a Martha Stwart punch.
In the center you see the glitter Peel Off snowflake nr 7055.
A strip of the 65 mm Be Creative tape and the Silver
Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter as a background. To
finish it off a glitter border Peel Off nr 7010 in
silver and you have an elegant and very simple
Christmas card with a 3D effect. I do have one leftover
snowflake. This one will end up on a gift tag but
these snowflakes will look beautiful on your Christmas
dinner table as deorations on menu's etc."


From Magenta, a best wishes card from Fabienne, a member of Magenta's Design Team.

Steps to follow:
On watercolor paper
Text stamp as a background
Foliage Stamps + versamark + clear embossing
Light ink resist technique to begin and then fad with a wet cloth
Distress using Tim Holtz tool with a darker brown
Corrugated stock border embossed and punched
Cork bird cold embossed in a embossing binder with versamark
and embossing with termal bronze powder
Magenta Stamp: Fern (42.121.N)
Magenta self-adhesive Cork:  Winter Cardinals (CORK12)

Tonight, we are in St. Raphael at San Lucia port after a day's travel from Milan and a side-trip to Portofino.
Portofino, Italy -- Nov. 28, 2011

Photo op with the chef following
the most delicious pasta lunch
Of course, only in Italy would you
enjoy fabulous Italian cuisine in a quaint
ristorante on the water in Portofino,
with Murder She Wrote playing in the
background . . . before today, I had never
heard Jessica Fletcher speak fluent Italian.

If you're ever in Portofino, La Critta is a great place for a delish dish.

I loved this gate.
Perfect beef dinner for Tom at La table du Boucher
at San Lucia Marina in Saint Raphael.
Tomorrow, it's Cannes and whatever else along the path between here and there, and we plan to end the day in Saint-Tropez. Au revoir!
Tomorrow would be a great day to visit Art 'n Soul . . . Dianne would love to see you because the Impression Obsession order arrived today!

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