Sunday, March 17, 2013
Today I created a masculine card using the new Heartfelt Creations "Sweet Serenity" collection. One of my favorite things to do is find a covered bridge when we go out for a ride in the countryside. We always have to get out and take a lot of pictures. This new collection from Heartfelt Creations has four beautiful scenic stamps I am sure you will enjoy working with.
For this card I used an older piece of Heartfelt Creations design paper for the background. To distress it, I used the Zutter, Distrezz-it-All to rough up the edges of the paper. To create the stitches around the edge of it, I used the Tim Holtz "Idea-ology" ruler which has little holes along one edge, and punched every other hole. Next I used several Distress Inks to color the edges of the design paper, then used the Ranger "Perfect Medium" bullet marker to draw lines for the stitching. Ranger bronze embossing powder was then sprinkled over the edge of each side. Because I had used Distress Ink to shade the edges of the paper, some of the embossing powder stuck around the edges, which gave it a really cool look - like aging. The Distress Inks stay "wet" for a while so if you don't want that added embossing, you must let it dry before creating the stitches and embossing them.
The stamped image is from the "Natural Beauty PreCut Set". It was colored using Derwent Inktense pencils and Faber Castell Pastel Pencils. The frame was created using the two largest Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" dies. I just taped the smaller one down inside the larger die and ran it through the eBosser. It was run back through with the embossing pad to get the embossing around the frame. Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks were sponged on it prior to placing it over the stamped design. The larger die was used to cut out the stamped image, then it was glued to the back of the frame. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations "Sweet Serenity" design paper pad.
You can purchase all these products from Joan's Gardens:
Heartfelt Creations "Natural Beauty PreCut Set" HCPC 3526
Heartfelt Creations "Sweet Serenity" Design Paper
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ruler
Spellbinders "Labels Twenty"
Ranger "Perfect Medium Bullet" marker
Ranger Bronze embossing powder