Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thank-you Heartfelt Creations

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It's a happy Saturday and the ladies on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team have put together a blog hop featuring the theme 'Thank-You'. If you have arrived here from Dee Jackson's blog, you are in the right place and Welcome! If you just popped by to see what my crafty self was up to today, *wave* and I'm so glad you are here. If you want to do the whole hop right from the beginning, start at Linda Payne's blog and work your way back here.

We are a thankful group, truly. Linda and Emma Lou at Heartfelt Creations are absolutely wonderful - Linda is so very talented and Emma Lou is a joy to work with. My time with Heartfelt Creations has been such a joy and their stamps inspire me in a very unique way. Their images are elegant and oh so lovely!


I chose the very simple and elegant 'Thank You Script' sentiment for my project. Sometimes simplicity is the most effective way to use a stamp. This Thank-you stamp is such a classic font that it is good for either masculine or feminine cards. I decided to use the butterfly die from the Flourish, Border, Butterfly Die set for a touch of feminine whimsy.

I pulled out my Capella paper for this card because I think it is the most elegant pattern paper I've ever seen and I love it! I distressed and sponged the edges for a vintage feel and added some black crochet trim. I used the largest 3 of the 5 dies from labels 14 to layer and then I mucked about with a border punch to created the striped base. I used my Xacto knife to trim it up in a way that I found artistically pleasing and cut nice straight edges with the aid of my metal ruler. I like the look of it and might just muck about more in the upcoming weeks!

To finish up our thankful hop, carry on to Cheryl's blog.

I hope you have a wonderful, inspired weekend, friends!

stamps; thank you script (heartfelt creations)
paper; capella (basic grey), raven (bazzill)
ink; pumice stone, brushed corduroy, black soot distress inks (ranger)
accessories; labels 14, sm petite oval nestabilities, fancy tags (spellbinders), flourish, border, butterfly dies (heartfelt creations), black crochet trim (may arts), black rhinestones (heidi swapp), unknown border punch (martha stewart)


24 comments:

Olga said...

This is totally totally gorgeous!!!

Anita Hovey said...

Goregous card Loretta! Love all the dimension & layers.

Rosemary said...

so very elegant!! love it!

isu.alum said...

What an awesome combination of dies. The colors are so calming too!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Kerry

Giovana said...

Loretta this is so beautiful, love the colors and textures!! Fantastic job!

Dee Jackson said...

This is FABLUOUS!! I love everything about this. card

Debbie Seyer said...

This is just beautiful! That butterfly die is one of my all-time favorites!

Clare Curcio said...

Loretta, this card is out-of-this-world gorgeous! I love the layering! And the colors!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks such a gorgeous card! love that b-fly and your dp is fantastic!

Lisa Lynne said...

Wow - this is just beautiful!

HappyCrafter said...

This is so beautiful Loretta! I just love your design style and always am trying to emulate something I've seen you do, thank you so much for the inspiration. This is the second design team we've been on together, and I have so much enjoyed getting to know you and share bits of your life and photos of the dogs and puppies.

Angelica said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Amazing design, dimension, color combination, everything is just perfect. What a beauty :o)

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Kym Weber said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the layers of die-cuts! The color combination is so warm! Beautiful embellishments! Stunning job!

Carla Murphy said...

Gasp! Loretta - this is utterly sensational. Wowzers! =)

Sue W said...

Fabulous........love your card!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Loretta! I love the elegant papers and details! Outstanding design!

beadz said...

Loretta, what a lovely card. All of the layers are fabulous. I have enjoyed serving with you on this DT.
hugs,
Gini

Mari said...

Totally gorgeous! I love that paper as well, it's one of my favorite lines. Of course *you* did amazing things with it! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE all the layers on this! Love the frames you used :)and the colors!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is am amazing layering of elements! Love it!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty layering and like how the black just makes it more classy, and love what you came up with just mucking about :) Lovely card!

Candy said...

Very pretty. Love the layers!

Scossie Jane said...

Wowzers - love tyhis card. The butterfly is too gorgeous. Hugs xx

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