Blast from the Past...

It seems like it's been forever since I've had something to share with you!
Life has been super hectic, but I'm happy to say that I'm today sharing with you a project I created with the newest collection released last week by Heartfelt Creations...the Young at Heart Collection!

Here's a little about this assembling which to me is such a blast from the past...

Hit the open road with the new Young at Heart Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Retro in style, this fun and playful transportation themed assembling of designer papers, cling stamp sets and coordinating dies will have you reminiscing and reliving past road trips with family, taking in a flick at the local drive in, sitting at the late night hamburger joint with friends in your classic automobile, or soaring the open skies in a vintage airplane! The classic style paper collection is filled with far out transportation graphics from an era in time where life was carefree and the journey was wherever the open road would take you! Diamond checkered patterns, retro themed signs, beach scenes and late night diner script mixed with vintage vehicle graphics are enveloped in a groovy color palette of bright stoplight reds, yellows, and greens, with a hint of electric pinks, flashy teals and glowing orange tones. Two sets of nifty cling stamp sets with coordinating dies reveal high wheeled bicycles, old fashioned airplanes, classic coupes, vintage pick-up trucks as well as several nostalgic banners and signs! A third fun filled cling stamp set flaunts hip and amusing sentiments sporting 50’s era style script perfect for completing the styling of days gone by on all of your retro themed creations! So grab your main squeeze, make sure you’re the first one to call shotgun and travel along with us as we cruise back in time where we will always be forever young!  Warning: use of this collection may cause feelings of youthfulness, feeling carefree or a desire for adventure!

I found a specialty fold card online that I decided I wanted to give a try and thought that this collection was perfect for it...especially for a masculine card as they are sometimes hard to make interesting!

I decided to try a corner pop up card!  You can find many tutorials on YouTube or even written instructions online if you google. 

Here's how my project turned out...

This is a smaller sized card, measuring 4.25" and is the cutest thing!
It's not complicated once you get the hang of creating the card base, and the majority of the work just fell to layering all the different panels!
(Sorry, this post is going to get a little picture heavy!)

Here's a peek at how the card appears when you open it!
The one corner pops up as it's been created with a diagonal fold so opening and closing is done quite easily!
(Sorry for the blur in the photo...I have to admit that photographing this card was a bit hard.)

...moving along, allow me to share with you a close up of each of the panels...

This layer was quite straight forward...some matting onto black paper, a sentiment strip added and then a fussy cut image from within the paper collection which I popped up off of the panel for some interest and dimension!

For this second inside panel I've created a little scene by just using one of preprinted images on one of the scrapbook layout pages.  I've stamped a sentiment onto the panel, added some grass and a piece of fence from the Wildwood Cottage Collection and voila!

...and here's a top view with a peek at the last panel where you would write your well wishes...

I loved that the vintage post mark image worked out perfectly for this panel and thought it added a vintage flair to where you would write your message.
A touch of glitter to the palm tree on the front of the card, as well as all of the flowers in the classic car trunks and the card was complete!

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!
For more fun and creative ideas, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where the rest of the design team have come up with more inspirational projects for your browsing!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Young at Heart Paper Collection, HCDP1-283
Good Times Sentiments Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3802
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, TSMP800
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter

Other Products: white card stock, black card stock, paper trimmer, VersaFine Black Ink, MISTI, pop dots, scissors, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Flannel Grey

Instructions: Card Base - Begin with a piece of white card stock measuring 8.5" x 8.5". Score all the way down center, turn and score down center once again which will give you a card base with four equal sized squares. Next, using a pair of scissors, cut up the score line of one square stopping when you get to the center of the card base where all score lines meet. Score a diagonal line into box on top of box that you just cut into running from where cut stops to top corner. Slip cut square over other bottom panel of card base and adhere together. Your scored diagonal panel should be on top of the finished base. For a visual tutorial, please look to YouTube or google Corner Pop Up Card Tutorial.

Decorating - Trim black mats for all sides of card measuring 4" x 4". Trim out desired decorative papers for all panels measuring just slightly smaller than black mats. Ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink. Adhere designer paper and mats together. For main front panel of card, locate premade card panel displaying classic car and palm tree with racing strips and lace accents along the side. Fussy cut image using scissors as shown on card front, ink all edges with a brown colored ink and stamp sentiment onto image panel using a black ink. Locate sentiment strips and trim one sentiment from the Forever Young strip and a strip from the Road Trip sentiments to fit the bottom of card as shown, as well as the Journey image from another premade card panel found in the paper collection. Ink all edges with a brown colored ink. Adhere background sentiment strips to card as shown. Using pop dots, adhere fussy cut card panel to card front and then adhere Journey sentiment over top, along the side. Adhere to card base. Moving along to panels on the inside...trim out Forever Young sentiment with stars and stripes and Adventure classic car image, ink all edges with a light brown ink and add to panel as shown. Adhere panel to left side of card base. For the panel that will face you, trim out classic car image from scrapbook page within the paper collection. Stamp sentiment onto panel using a black colored ink. Stamp and die cut the grass and fence image from the Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink. Die cut, color, trim fence, shaped slightly and adhere to card panel. To adhere panel to card base, apply glue to top are of the diagonal score line only - bottom portion of panel will remain free so card is able to fold together and close. For bottom panel, adhere a fairly plain piece of coordinating decorative paper matted with black paper to allow for a written message. Add glitter to palm tree, and all flowers in the trunk of classic car on all panels using a dries clear adhesive with fine tip.

I Think You're "Beary" Special...

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
Are you ready for another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday?
Have you been checking out all of the creative projects made with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection?
It really is the perfect cozy fall time collection, isn't it!

I have another share for you today featuring one of the lovable, fuzzy friends taking center stage!
Today's card is a quick and simple project and definitely something you could whip up if you were short on time but still needing and extra special card for a friend or loved one!

Here's a peek at today's creation...

As you can see, I've opted to make this card super dimensional!
I've die cut out the center portion of one of the premade card panels, have popped up the background portion of it using just regular pop dots, and have added the oval portion back over top using doubled up pop dots!  I've accented the background with several of the intricate die cuts from the Festive Holiday Die from the Festive Holly Collection.  I just thought these dies gave the piece such a nice country feel when paired with the sunflowers and the plaid background. 

I've stamped, die cut and colored the bear eating his honey snack, as well as one of each of the standing sunflower images found in the Beary Fun Retreat Collection. I've accented his little outdoor scene with the grass and the mushrooms from the Wildwood Cottage Collection.

I've then gone ahead and shaped each of the embellishment pieces lightly with my flower shaping kit just so they have a little dimension to them as well.  The sunflowers have been adhered to the card with a dries clear glue, and the little bear has been added with double pop dots so he really stands off the card. The grass has also been adhered to the card with double pop dots and the dome of the large mushroom has a single pop dot under it while the bottom of the grassy portion of the mushrooms has just a small amount of dries clear glue.

Here's closer peek at the super dimension of the little scene I've created on the card...

Don't you just love that Glossy Accents on the honey in the honey just makes it look all sticky!  LOL

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!
Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog if you haven't already!
The design team have a wonderful array of projects for your inspiration this week!
 Thanks for stopping by...I hope to chat with you again real soon!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions 
Sunflower Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3799
Beary Fun Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3797
Happy Time Treehouse Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3798
Wildwood Cottage Darlings Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3770  
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Sunflower Accents Die, HCD1-7153
Beary Fun Retreat Die, HCD1-7151
Festive Holiday Die, HCD1-7146
Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die, HCD1-7126
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small Die, HCD1-7156
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle, TSMP802
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Harvest, 71082
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Olive Pastel, 71012
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter

Other Products: white card stock, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink Pad, paper trimmer, MISTI, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, pop dots, Glossy Accents, scor tape, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Grey Flannel

Instructions: Create a 4.25"x5.5" card base using white card stock. Locate plaid paper and premade card panel in paper collection. Trim plaid background mat just slightly smaller than card base. Using Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Die, die cut center of premade card panel. Ink all edges of pieces with a rust colored ink. Adhere plaid card mat to card base, then rectangular premade card base to plaid mat using pop dots. Locate navy decorative paper in paper pack and die cut two intricate die cuts from the Festive Holiday Die. Adhere to card base, one to top and one to bottom where oval has been die cut from card panel. Stamp sentiment onto oval die cut image using MISTI and dark blue ink. Adhere to card base with doubled up pop dots. Stamp one honey bear image and all three small standing sunflower images, one leafy branch, grass and mushroom images onto white card stock using a dark brown ink. Die cut using coordinating dies, color and shape using flower shaping kit. Adhere sunflowers to card as shown using a dries clear glue, and little bear, grass and mushrooms using doubled up pop dots. Using a dries clear glue, apply glitter to images on sentiment panel as well as on shaped sunflowers. Add a touch of glossy accents to honey on bear image.

It's Time for a Beary Fun Autumn Retreat...

How are all of you doing?
With all of the natural disasters happening in the world today, I hope that wherever you are reading this from you are safe and sound!

Here in Manitoba, Canada we are just heading into the fall season.  
As I type this I am looking out my living room windows periodically and the leaves on the shelterbelt trees have all started turning to golds and rusts.  
Very pretty...although I'm not sure that I am really ready to let go of summer.

That being said, autumn is my favorite season.
I love the crisp autumn air, the fact that I get to bundle up in warm sweaters, the crunching of the leaves when I'm out for a leisurely walk...and of course the colors!
I was super excited to see that Heartfelt Creations was coming out with a fun and cheery autumn release!
The Beary Fun Retreat stole my is just adorable!

Here's a little bit about it...

Long days filled with sunshine begin to fade and the crisp evening breezes begin to call for cozy wool knit sweaters as the fall season slowly ushers out the lazy days of summer! Along with the falling leaves and a last surge of floral blossoms, autumn brings with it a more relaxed and reflective way of life and a reminder that winter will soon be around the corner. Autumn also brings with it a fun that only autumn can bring…playing in crisp piles of fallen leaves, picnics with warm beverages, cozy evenings spent around the campfire and exploring fields filled with rows and rows of sunflowers bowing their heads giving way to the season! Even the animals of the forest recognize and celebrate the subtle arrival of autumn, spending their last few days before hibernation playing and making preparations for the arrival of the upcoming winter season. Come along with us and join in our fall festivities as we go on one final fun filled retreat with the Beary Fun Retreat Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Filled with delightful and captivating illustrations of adorable bears, this autumn themed collection is sure to appeal to all ages! Perfect for celebrating an array of occasions, this fun loving assembling of stamps, dies and decorative papers will bring a whimsical and lighthearted touch to all of your paper crafting creations. The dynamic paper collection boasts a color palette filled with beautiful tones of burnt oranges, rusty reds, midnight blues, along with leaf like greens and golden yellows all mixed with checkered plaids, decorative stripes and gorgeous imagery of blooming sunflowers and falling leaves. Three sets of detailed cling stamps with coordinating dies allow you to join in the fall themed fun of a charismatic bear family enjoying their last retreat before winter sets in. Whether sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows near an adorable treehouse, enjoying songs strummed out quietly on guitar, or filling up on delightful meals of honey, these cute images are ideal for embellishing all of your fall themed cards and scrapbook layouts! So throw on a cozy sweater, grab a cup of hot cocoa and join in the fun as we enjoy one last “beary” fun filled autumn retreat!

This weeks share with the new Beary Fun Retreat collection is something a little different for me.
I found a CAS card technique online that I'd wanted to try and thought that this collection would be perfect for creating a little clean and simple watercolor scene perfect for a masculine card.

Here's how the card came out...

I've masked off all edges on a piece of water color paper and have proceeded to stamp my image onto the water color paper using a grey VersaFine ink and the MISTI.  I've then cleaned the stamp and restamped over the image using the clear VersaMark ink pad.  I've quickly heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder and set to watercoloring.

Here's a peek at the card with a bit of a different angle...

I've used distress ink reinkers to do the watercoloring (I'll leave you the link below that I used to follow along with all of the different watercoloring/inking steps I watched to create this project.)
The give such beautiful, bold and rich colors when water coloring. After all of the water coloring was completed, I went in with an ink blending tool and added in some darker blue just around the edges of the tape for the sky to give it some clear definition, some darker green around the grassy portion and then a soft brown around all of the edges.  Then came the fun part!  I removed the masking tape from the water color panel and I have to say, for this being the first time I tried this technique I was very happy with how it turned out! 

I then chose my sentiment and using the MISTI and a black ink I stamped it onto the colored image.
I trimmed a piece of decorative plaid card stock from the Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, inked all edges with a soft brown ink and then adhered it to my 5"x7" card base. I've used foam tape to pop up and adhere the colored panel to the card base.
And was complete!

I think I will spray this card with a sealer as I don't want anything to happen to the water coloring as I have used distress inks which will react should water land up coming into contact with them.
For the first time trying this version of a colored card, I was quite pleased with how it turned out!
I think this would make a great card for any male in your life!

I do hope you've enjoyed today's share!
I'd love to know if you've tried anything like this before!
Also, be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog and the "beary" cute creations the rest of the design team have created to showcase this newest collection!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
 Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection, HCDP1-282
Beary Fun Retreat Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3797
Pampered Pooch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3762
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607

Other Products: white card stock, Ranger Distress Ink Refills - Stormy Sky, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Ripe Persimmon, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Tool, Ranger Distress Ink Pad - Gathered Twig, dimensional foam tape, watercolor paper, blue painters masking tape, water, water color paint brush, MISTI, acrylic stamp block, VersaFine Gray Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, scor tape, VersaMark Clear Ink, paper towel, clear embossing powder, heat tool, spray sealer

Instructions: Create a 5" x 6.5" card base from white card stock. Trim a piece of plaid decorative paper from Beary Fun Retreat Paper Collection just smaller than the card base. Ink all edges with the soft brown colored ink and adhere to card base. Trim a piece of water color paper just slightly smaller than the plaid decorative background. Using blue painters tape, mask off all four sides of the water color panel. Position panel in MISTI and arrange where you wish to have stamped images appear. Stamp images using a gray colored permanent ink. Double stamp to get a crisp clear impression. Clean stamps with paper towel and restamp over image using VersaMark clear ink. Remove panel from MISTI and sprinkle image with clear embossing powder. Set with heat tool. Water color image with Ranger Distress Reinkers by placing a drop of each color onto acrylic stamp block. Using a small water color brush, pic up water and small amounts of color and apply layers to images. Using a sponge or distress tool, apply a dark blue around edges of top of sky and green around bottom of grass. Add a light layer of brown to all edges of image for some extra definition. Peel away painters tape. Allow to dry thoroughly. Place image back into MISTI and add sentiment. Seal image with a spray sealer. Apply image panel to card base using dimensional foam tape.  

As promised, here's the link that intrigued me to give this watercoloring technique a try...

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