Monday, November 28, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop


It is time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  We have a lot of participants this month. We enjoy designing with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies and hope we give you a lot of inspiration.  If you started at the beginning of the hop, you came from Dina's blog.  You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is visit each blog in this design team hop and leave a comment; maybe you will be the lucky winner.  This hop ends Friday, December 2nd at midnight and the winner will be announced Saturday at noon. 

My card was created with the Heartfelt Creations "Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set" (HCPC 3419) and the "Petite Poinsettia Precut Set" (HCPC 3415).   The design paper is from the  Basic Gray "Sweet Threads" paper pack I received from my friends, Dianna and Marsha, that came to visit and stamp.  The wreath was created using the Cheery Lynn Pine Branches (B146). 

The beautiful Heartfelt Creations candle was stamped with VersaMark Ink and gold embossed.  Extra flowers, from the Petite Poinsettia stamp set were also stamped and gold embossed.  These flower match the  Spellbinders Poinsettia dies.  The candle image was cut out using scissors.  The flowers were shaped using tools from the Flower Tool Kit and a gold flat backed bead was added to the center of the flowers.  The pinecones were created by using the Sizzix "Tattered Pinecone" die.  Bright gold glitter was added to some of the poinsettia leaves and the edges of the pinecones.

The wreath was created by die cutting a lot of pine branches and were shaped by gluing them on a round, open center, doily (Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily).  The pine branch die comes with two dies in the set,  so it made it faster to die cut them.  Gold round beads were added around the wreath and gold glitter added to some of the branches.  The Candle arrangement was placed on top of the wreath.  A pinecone was added to each side of the flowers and a gold cord bow added.  A piece of gold trim was added along the bottom of the card.`

The next person on this blog hop is Karen Taylor (Creative Yearnings).  

All products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

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55 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love your card Selma, it's beautiful! Makes me want to reach out and touch it!

Mary G. said...

Oh, Selma! This is just gorgeous! It isn't a card- it's a piece of art worth framing!!!!

Olga said...

Love this, wait til you see mine, I used the candle too LOL, great minds think alike LOL

Nan G said...

You knocked this one out of the universe Selma! Truly a piece of art! Amazing how you've made the wreath look so real one wants to touch it. Must of taken hours to cut all those pine branches!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wow Selma... this is simply amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

Judy I said...

OMG this is truly awe inspiring. It should be framed or put on an easel.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Love the candle and poinsettias. Beautiful. TFS.

Oma said...

Gorgeous card Selma!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Selma! I love all the dimension! Really wonderful artwork!

Caroline said...

Just beautiful!!! That sure is a lot of pine branches you die cut!! But it was worth your time 'cause the card is awesome!

Janett said...

Beautiful card. The gold on the green adds just the right punch.

Loretta said...

Wow, Selma! It's stunning!!!!

TesaB said...

Wonderful! Simply wonderful!!! :)

connie said...

Love the wreath! This is beautiful.

Patti J said...

Selma, you know me...I am rarely speechless, but girl, this is absolutely fabulous. I'm in the majority here - it is indeed a piece of art, and I, too, want to touch it!!! You will have to make a few more, and mail one out to each of us! lol...... Hugs, my friend, and thanks for sharing this beautiful art with us!

Lynne said...

Selma: I never get tired of looking at your fabulous creations. Joan is right, this one deserves a frame and a place of honor. Your talent is never ending.

Anita said...

Your wreath is magnificent! Would love to be able to do this... maybe wit a few adjustments and using the tools I have.... Nah.. wouldn't be the same!

Brenda Evans said...

This is so creative. The wreath actually looks real. Beautiful!

Donna said...

Terrific card Selma, as usual, love all your cards,and especially love heartfelt creation stamps, they are wonderful! Love that die from cherry lynn, makes an adorable wreath, and yours is so cute!!!
Thanks for sharing
hugs
Donna

Judy Studer said...

Stunning, art work, you are far beyond card making....Love IT!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Selma, this is a slice of die-cut heaven! You worked hard on this, I can tell. It is gorgeous. Those pine needles look real!

Thanks for visiting my blog today; that was very sweet of you!

Drifty Wright said...

I absolutely love this--I can almost smell the pine!! Beautiful!!

Dot said...

Such a beautiful card! Love those stamps!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

This is simply gorgeous!!

shellybob said...

Very cute idea. Love the wreath

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Selma this is stunning would never guess that it was made from paper.Beautiful .
Marilyn

Newbie said...

Stunning, as always!! Very real looking! Love the pine on the wreath! Your poinseitta and candle-love them both! Superb job!!

marsha said...

This is truly a masterpiece! What a great design you have used to showcase HC's beautiful candle. Love all the elements you added and the wreath look so REAL!
Hugs,
Marsha

Jane K said...

This is an amazing card! I love all the detail. Thanks for sharing it.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Love the candle.

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Becky said...

Just beautiful, Selma!

Lana said...

Selma ,
This is beyond awesome!! I love everything about it. It looks real ! Great project you are so talented!
Hugs

Deb said...

Love your card! I just ordered this stamp and can't wait for it to arrive.

Karen A. said...

Such a simple, beautiful card.

creativearts said...

Your card is so beautiful! I have the candle stamp but would never be able to make a wreath that is this gorgeous! All of your designs are beautiful but this is one that tops the list!

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous. Love the tiny poinsettia.

Bonnie Pruett said...

Very beautiful, as is all your work! I love the gold edging on the poinsettia.

D'Bee said...

Wow! This is an amazing card. The wreath is so lifelike! Great job!

Marg said...

What a wonderful card. I love the feathery look of the wreath.

Pat Lavender said...

Great work as usual. Love all the detail you added. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Selma,
I love seeing all the beautiful creations you all do with the heartfelt dies and stamps! I would love to try a wreath like that!
It is gorgeous!

lisa808 said...

Breathtaking card. What a stunning creation.

Cheryl Lynn 2011 said...

Wow - very pretty cards!

Valley said...

Love the great texture!!

ecclesp said...

Oh Selma, you don't know what your beautiful Creations have done to my spending!! You and Joan make a fierce team! I am giggling with delight because I bought the pine branch die before I saw your gorgeous card! Wow..can I really make something like this??!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my dont think I could part with this one!!! frame this one in a shadow box frame!!

Linda SS said...

SUCH A NICE CARD.JUST MADE A WREATH AND IT TAKES LOTS OF BRANCHES. BUT IT IS ALWAYS WORTH IT.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of punches!! How's your hand? :)

Rufus said...

Oh my this is stunning! Sure hope whoever is lucky enough to receive this treasures it!
R/

Judi said...

You never fail to impress. I have that Cherry Lynn die and must try my hand at a wreath. TFS

Clare Curcio said...

Very pretty Selma! I'll have to get that die.

Marian B. said...

I love your card! Your work is always so beautiful! I showed some ladies at work your card and they couldn't believe all the branches you had used. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Rose said...

This card is amazing. You do such beautiful work. I love it.

Sue D said...

What a gorgeous wreath you created!

Angelica said...

Wow, Selma, this is gorgeous. Look at all those details.

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