Prize: $25 gift certificate
This company offers a wonderful array of products: Stamps, diecuts, Stamps with matching dies, paper, etc. I bought my stamps and dies a few years ago. I really enjoy using them. I mostly use my religious ones, but the others are alot of fun too. I decided to do two different cards to showcase what Heartfelt Creations has to offer. My first card is a cheater card. Heartfelt Creations offers a gallery of beautiful cards that will inspire you to create your own wonderful creations. I chose to copy one of those cards and make my own. I do not have the same stamp, but the effect is the same. Here is what my card looks like:
I guess I should have checked the website against my products. This card was done using the Fancy Ornament Precut Set and Holly/Ornament Diecuts. Unfortunately these are no longer available. Thankfully I bought both of them when I did. I used the matching dies to cut out the ornaments. The sentiment and verse, however, are still available. They belong to a precut set called Wiseman Ornament Precut Set.
The scallop punch is by Martha Stewart. I ran the red strip through an embossing folder. I traced the ornament lines with my Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter. I also popped the outside ornament with foam squares. The DP is from a christmas stack pack that I have had for years. I didn't look at the gallery to see if this card is still on there. I had printed it off years ago when I bought the stamp.
My next card features a stamp set that is still available. It is called Shepherd Scene PreCut Set. This card is my own design:
The website says to use Heirloom Ornaments 2011 dies to cut out the image. I do not have this die set, so I chose the Spellbinders Majestic Elements set. This image is fairly good-sized so I used an A7 card base instead of A2. I had to use the largest die in the set to cut out the image, so to make the mat I enlarged it on a piece of paper. I cut it out, traced around it and cut that out. It is not as neat looking as the die cut obviously. The outside sentiment is part of the stamp set. The inside verse is from Stampin Up. The inside dies are from the same Spellbinders set. This image is also popped with foam squares. It is colored using Prismacolor pencils and Gamisol. I added yellow Stickles to the star.
I made matching envelopes as well using the star from the shepherd image and the small ornament. I used my gold Wink of Stella pen instead of Stickles on the star.
I am entering the following:
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Christmas in August
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/08/bi-weekly-sketch-challenge-18.html Sketch challenge (card #1)
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-challenge-stamps-die-cuts.html Stamps and Dies (card #2)
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/ Use Die Cuts
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ Polka Dots and Pearls (Card #1)
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/ Anything Goes