Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It is time for the new Heartfelt Creations Release "Chateau Gate Collection". This collection features 9 PreCut stamp sets and one beautiful new, exclusive, Spellbinders die designed for this collection. This collection is very versatile and you will be able to create projects for the men in your life, invitations, graduations, love, congratulations and much more. Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to see the entire collection. If you fall in love with this collection, Joan is offering a great savings on the "I Want It All" package.
Today I am posting two cards, a feminine and a masculine card, created with these new stamps. The feminine card was created using one of the new, beautiful gate dies. It was cut out using white card stock then scored down each of the sides of the opening, using the ScorBuddy so the panels will open easily. The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Musical Flourish" embossing folder. Spellbinders corners were die cut and added to each corner. Small oblong pearls were added to the door panels for knobs. In the top corner, an arrangement was created using the Heartfelt Creations "Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set" (HCPC 3438). Under the arrangement I placed one of the Marianne (LR0192) leaves plus the leaves from the Marianne (LR0117). The scene behind the open panels is from the Heartfelt Creations "Scenic Vista PreCut Set" (HCPC 3444).
On the inside you can see the stamped "Scenic Vista" image. It was colored with Copic markers. In order for you to see this image from the front, I die cut two of the gates - one for the outside and one for the inside of the card. The panels were cut off the one die cut, to be used for the inside, and I used that one as a template in order to cut the opening in the top of the card. By attaching the second gate on the inside, it created a finished look to the opening.
This is a closeup of the stamped image. The sentiment is from one of the new stamp sets in this collection called "Door to My Heart PreCut Set" (HCPC 3449).
This is the masculine card I designed using the "Chateau Gateway PreCut Set" (HCPC 3441) and "Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set" (HCPC 3445). I began by stamping the "Chateau Gateway" image on white card stock. I cut the wooden door out of this image using a craft knife then colored it using Distress inks. Next the "Mystic Hideaway" was stamped on clear card stock and again on white card stock. The reason I did this was so I could put the vine over the gateway entrance and have the scene behind the gateway - the vine is part of this stamped image. Only the vine was colored on the clear card stock and the entire scene colored on the white card stock. The clear card stock was attached over the "Chateau Gateway" around the outside edges using ScorTape, placing the vine around the gate opening. The same adhesive was placed around the edges of the scene on card stock and was placed behind the Gateway matching up the design on the clear card stock. To create a frame, I used brown card stock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug "Heritage" embossing folder. The corners are from Marianne Designs. This panel was attached to a white card.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are 9 beautiful stamp sets, one being a set of sentiments, in this new Heartfelt Creations collection, plus new matching Spellbinder dies. Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to see the entire collection where you can also place your order.