Friday, September 10, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks

Stamp Set Available from Joan's Gardens

I was so excited to receive a package from Joan's Gardens today because it included a stamp set I fell in love with as soon as I saw it listed on Joan's Blog.  It is from Heartfelt Creations and the name of the set is "Clematis/Cottage Precut Set".  Isn't it beautiful. 

The image was stamped and colored with Copic markers.  I wanted to use the Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" embossed background with this stamp so I cut around the stamped image.  I thought it would be fun to put a fence in front of the design and I really like this Martha Stewart fence but it had "bats" on some of the post, so I cut them off.  It doesn't look like a "spooky" fence, does it???   I cut a thin piece of card stock and extended the post of the birdhouse so all the flowers would be above the fence.  I then added some grass made with a Martha Stewart punch.  A Sizzix die was used for the extra leaves behind the birdhouse.  The greeting is from the Heartfelt Creations "Elegant Autumn Swirls Leaves" stamp set.  The whole verse says "day of Thanks".  I only wanted the "Thanks" so I used a VersaMark marker to ink the word, then black embossed it.  I didn't have much room for the greeting since this is a small card, so I cut around the word.  This was a fun card to work on because I was adding lots of different elements to it. 

I LOVE working with the Heartfelt Creations stamps.  Have you checked out all the new releases coming out -- they are listed here at Joan's Gardens.  While you are there, be sure to check out the weekly challenge -- if you use a Heartfelt Creations stamp this week,  your name is entered twice in the Random Drawing, and if you also use a Heartfelt Creations Die, you name is entered three times.  You can read all the details here.

It is hard to believe it is already Friday.  Have a great weekend.


Payne Holler Cards said...

a knockout! your fence does not look spooky (-: your cutting is awesome - can you still see ?? LOL, seriously this is one beautiful card!!!
I know I want this set now - headed over to Joan's to check out this weeks challenge - have a great weekend!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Selma. I'm loving that stamp set so think I'm going shopping in a bit. Sorry I'm late getting around this week but I haven't missed one post......
"Hugs" Carol

Myrna said...

Absolutely darling card. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love
how you extended the
post. Fence looks nice.
Gladys R.

Sue W said...

Such a beautiful card Selma - what patience you have with all the fussy cutting too!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, oh my this is so gorgeous.
I love your embossing and cutting out the leaves really adds a lot.
your fence is perfect and does not look spooky! Everything about the card is just great!!!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card, so much fine detail, and colouring is just perfect!

Clare Curcio said...

Good morning, Selma! I'm totally awed by this card! I am not worthy! I am not worthy! (bowing down on the floor in front of you) I'm going to Selma's class with Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations! Will I meet you there? I can't wait!

Patti said...

Pretty darn awesome... love the summer feel! Wish it was still here!

Anonymous said...

The sweetest of sweet cards, thank you Selma.

Mary Mac


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