Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - With Love at Christmas Time

Celebrate the “holly-day” season with the new Festive Holly Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Charming and elegant, with a hint of a country feel, this festive collection is filled with heartwarming imagery of falling snow, towering pine trees, and beautiful wildlife all woven together with lavish illustrations of abundant holly and berry clusters!  Immerse yourself in a paper collection revealing a traditional holiday color palette of rich reds and fir greens accentuated with sky blues, antique golds and crisp whites all melting together creating perfect backdrops to graceful background imagery of hand stamped post marks, floating music notes, delicate snowflakes, ribbon like swirls and lace like accents.  A charming assembling of three delightful cling stamp sets boast enchanting illustrations of red feathered cardinals, abundant holly and berry clusters as well as an antique candle lit lantern and vintage wooden wheel all at the ready to be paired with the coordinating dies and transformed into exquisite dimensional Yuletide embellishments!  An elegant, lacy decorative arch shaped die lends itself perfectly to create a breathtaking accent or die cut within your card front itself adding a touch of delightful holiday magic, while ornamental sleigh bells ready themselves to ring in the merriest of seasons!  Join us as we prepare for the Christmas festivities with the new Festive Holly Collection!

Festive Holly Paper Collection, HCDP1-280
Holly Berry Jingle, HCPC-3793
Holly Berry jingle Die, HCD1-4147
Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3792
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3680
Sparkling Poinsettia Die, HCD1-766
Desert Sand Memento Dye Ink, TSMP804
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink- Berrylicious, 71053
Memento Cottage Ivy Dye Ink, TSMP701
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Blue Iris, 71034
Double dots 3 D Foam Circles, Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive, 352854
Scot-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder
Stack & Store Daubers, HCDA1-449
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
Embossing Powder - White, REJ685

Olive green cardstock, bright red cardstock,  X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (Cardinal - R00, R20, R21, R22, T1, T2, YR24, YR28, Berries- RV55, RV63, RV86, Leaves - YG11, YG61, YG65), paper trimmer, hot glue gun, Misty, flower centers, Clear Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint, white gel pen, heat tool.  

Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card with heavy white cardstock.  Cut base layer from bright red cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the dark green designer paper from the Festive Holly Paper Collection and cut at 5 x 5 inches.  Apply a thin coat of crackle paint to the corners of the designer paper and sprinkle with Rajni's Frosting Powder.   Heat set to add a frosty, winter look.   As you apply heat to the frosting, it will become with and bubbles will appear.   Adjust the amount of whiteness and bubbles to your liking.   Apply various sizes of dots on the designer paper with white gel pen to give a snowy appearance.  Allow to dry and adhere the layers with double sided tape for added strength. 

Stamp the sentiment from the Festive Holly Cling Stamp Set with Versamark on the designer layer as shown.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set. 

Stamp the cardinal image from  Holly Berry Jingle Stamp Set with Desert Sand Ink on X-Press It paper.    Color the image with the following Copic Markers - (Cardinal - R00, R20, R21, R22, T1, T2, YR24, YR28, Berries- RV55, RV63, RV86, Leaves - YG11, YG61, YG65). Cut image with coordinating die.  Cut 3-4 additional die cuts of the image from dark green cardstock and adhere to each other for strength. 

Stamp the flower image from the Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp Set.  Sponge edges with a light touch with Berrylicious Ink.  Sponge the leaves with Cottage Ivy , Berrylicious and blue Iris Ink.   Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble.   Emma Lou has a great tutorial on shaping the poinsettias HERE > https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/95/create-sparkling-poinsettias-with-vellum-and-stamp-paint.
Apply a light coat of crackle paint to the petals and sprinkle frosting.   Heat set the flowers.     

Apply the focal image to the card with dimensional foam circles.   Apply the flowers with a glue gun to complete your Christmas card.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!   I love having you visit.



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Jan! Have a wonderful day!
      Hugs, Marie

  2. Gorgeous Marie - Very snowy and wintery just like the weather here!

    1. Thank you Patricia! I know! When I was visiting the Cook Islands, a crowd of people were coming in from New Zealand to get out of the snowy weather! LOL

  3. I just love all the frosty goodness of this!

    1. Thank you Glenda. Have a beautiful day!
      Hugs, Marie

  4. Love the frosting effect. Beautiful

    1. Thank you so much! the frosting is Crackle paste, Rajni's Frosting Powder and heat set! Thank you for your kind comment!
      Hugs, Marie

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    1. Thank you so much Donna. I am so glad you like it! :D
      Hugs, Marie

  6. Gorgeous card Maria Hugs Sand xx

    1. Thank you Sandra! Have a great day!
      Hugs, Marie

  7. All the snow looks wonderful!! Beautiful card!


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