Friday, January 10, 2014

Wishing I was at the beach......

Today I have a quick post for you ..... This is a necklace I made using Ice Resin.  I molded a sea shell and cast with colored Ice Resin enhanced with some glitter flakes.  After the shell had set up but not all the way I ran some sterling sliver wire through the top and added the hardware.  The ribbon necklace finished it off along with a sterling silver handmade clasp. 

Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!!!!! Keep on crafting.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Heartfelts Release of Majestic Morning Collection

Winter certainly has started where I am and it's so refreshing to be working with such bright springy colors in the new collection from Heartfelt Creations.  It's like a breath of fresh air. 
The Majestic Morning Collection is stunning!  It has a new flower die and coordination stamps, along with a lovely paper collection that is just plain HAPPY. 
Would you like to win the whole collection?  Be sure to hop over to Heartfelt Creations Blog and see how you could do that, plus check out some more gorgeous creations from the rest of the design team.  Click Here to visit their blog.
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background
HCPC 3580 Majestic Morning Blooms
253867 Fancy Lattice
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

other products used: ribbon, dimensional tape, embossing powder, versa mark ink, cream card stock, pan pastels. 

Directions: Cut 7 1/4 x 5 1/4" base.  Cut decorative panel from patterned cardstock.  Hand cut the center out in an oval shape, the scrolls will help guide you.  Cut out lattice from die cut and adhere to the backside of the cut oval with dries clear glue.  Mount the oval/lattice onto the card base with dimensional tape. With dries clear glue apply a thin line of glue around the oval and finish it off with ribbon. Fussy cut the sentiment. Stamp with Versa Mark Ink the Vintage Morning Background onto the card stock, cover with black embossing powder and heat set. Repeat the last step.  Color your flowers with pan pastels.  Curl the edges of your flowers and stack to form three different size blooms.  For your center bloom on each flower take the smallest petal and curl inside out and into a ball so the stamped image is shows.  Use dries clear glue to tack some of the petals together to help hold it into a tight center and add to the middle of each bloom.  Stamp the Majestic Morning Blooms, color with Pan Pastels and fussy cut out the stamp.  Cluster your three 3-dimensional blooms on top of your colored stamp image with the leaves from the stamped image left peeking out.  Mount the entire cluster to bottom right of card.  Finish off the card by adding the sentiment with dimensional tape.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Masculine Card with Garage Days by KaiserCraft

KaiserCraft had a super cute Father's paper collection a few months back called Garage Days.  I loved the vintage shabby feel of the collection.  This is a card I created in no time by stacking collectables and a doing a little hand doodling.  Threw a few flowers on to finish it up and I had this adorable Father's card done so quick.