Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas


I love this Christmas card!  It is always fun to start creating Christmas cards when you have new gorgeous stamps and design paper from Heartfelt Creations to work with. I love to get a head start on these cards before the busy holidays. 

Heartfelt Creations is ushering in the wonder, warmth and joy of the holiday season with the release of the Festive Christmas Collection. These stylish stamps and papers celebrate the jubilant spirit of Christmas with time-honored symbols of peace, hope and majesty.  A luxurious color palette of radiant red, traditional evergreen, and glimmering gold is layered with soft neutral backgrounds. A bounty of deluxe card fronts, artwork, pre-designed layouts and original sentiment panels allows you to create exquisite handcrafted projects in a jiffy, freeing up precious time during this busy season.  Hand drawn images are combined with heartwarming Christmas greetings and versatile backgrounds in six coordinating stamp sets.  Put the “merry” back in your Christmas crafting with this festive collection celebrating the most wonderful time of the year!  

This week, Emma Lou posted a video to demonstrate how to perfectly place a stamped image on an open card front using the Stamp Positioner, and reveals a clever method for creating two die cut layers at the same time

Christmas time is perfect for creating cards with beautiful jewel tones. I am so disappointed I could not get a good photo of this beautiful card.  No matter where I placed the card, the beautiful shinny gold just would not come out clear in the photo.  The Festive Ornaments PreCut Set, which is a beautiful background stamp, was perfect for me to use some "Gilding Gold Leaf" flakes.  I brushed the "Flake and Glitter" glue to the background stamp, stamped it on black card stock,  then applied Gilding Gold Flakes over the glue.  I watched a video at this LINK to see how to do this technique.  I love the shinny metallic finish.  The gilded piece was layered onto a piece of shinny gold card stock then onto a piece of the Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas Paper.  The bottom layer is also a piece of gold card stock.  

To create the poinsettias, I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Poinsettias, using VersaMark onto a piece of shinny gold card stock; they were gold embossed. You use the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Die to die cut the poinsettias.  I used two different size die cuts for each of the three flowers.  Since the gilded flakes have a variety of colors, I used a mixture of colored beads for the center of the flowers.  Gold cording was placed behind each flower.  Down the right side of the card, I attached flat backed  gold beads. 

I love the elegance of this Christmas card.   I am looking forward to using this beautiful background stamp to create a variety of different cards.  

To get a lot more inspiration using the Festive Christmas Collection, go over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  

All the products in the Festive Christmas Collection at be seen at this LINK.  Be sure to check out the I Want It All Festive Christmas Collection for a great savings.  This special is only available until Sept 5.

Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas Collection
Heartfelt Creations "I Want It All"
Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Festive Ornaments PreCut Set
Heartfelt Creations Christmas Poinsettias PreCut Set
Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Gildling Flakes
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue


Olga said...

Gorgeous as always, your flowers are breathtaking!!!!! said...

Stunning! Love those flowers!

Eva Van Buuren said...

Wow Selma....this is Wonderful, this is Gorgeous, I love this Christmas card!! It's GREAT such a golden flowers!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Eva.


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