Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It is time for a new release from Heartfelt Creations call "Western Elements Collection". There are five new stamp sets and one new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.
I have used these five sets to create my card:
HCPC 3466 Alpine Bungalow
HCPC 3459 Scenery Builders
HCPC 3465 Palisade Farmstead
HCPC Barnyard Elements
HCPC 3467 Woodland Growth
The cabin scene from the "Alpine Bungalow" set was stamped onto a card front. I wanted to add the fence from the "Palisade Farmstead" but needed some things in front of it. I stamped the rock from the "Scenery Builders" set; and the Mushrooms and Flowers from the "Woodland Growth" set, down on the bottom of the scene. In order to fit in the fence, I used a craft knife to cut around the top of the rock and around the purple flowers so I could place the fence behind them. The fence from the "Palisade Farmstead" was stamped using VeraFine Brown ink, colored by sponging with Distress Ink then swiping over it with Distress Stain "Picket Fence" to give it an "aged" look. These stains have a sponge top and are so easy to swipe and get the coverage you want. The fence was die cut using the matching Spellbinders die. There is also additional grass, from the "Scenery Builders" set, stamped behind the fence. I stamped the mushrooms a second time and cut out just the tops so they would be dimensional in front of the fence. Before placing the fence behind the flowers and rock, the images were colored using Copic markers. The Windmill, from the "Barnyard Elements" set was silver embossed and cut out with the matching Spellbinders die. The corners were die cut using the Spellbinders "Antique Frame" die set.
Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to see all the sets in this new Heartfelt Creations release. Also Joan will have a special price on the "I Want It All" package.