Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Easter card and Design Team announcement

Today at Heartfelt Creations, we are wishing a fond farewell to 9 of the current design team members: Clare Curcio, Debbie Seyer, Peggy Cain, Selma Stevenson, Gini Cagle, Linda Payne, Dee Jackson, Rosemary Dennis, and Anita Hovey. We wish you a double blessing on all of your future creative endeavors. Visit their blogs and please thank each one of them for all the creative projects they have shared featuring Heartfelt Creations projects.

Ten of the current Heartfelt Creations design team members will continue for another 6 month term: Lisa Gregory, Angelica Turner, Kristina King, Olga Jewell, Lisa Somerville, Cheryl Walker, Giovana Smith, Loretta Lock (ME!), Olena Levchenko, and Kerry Urbatch. We are excited for another creative term with these ladies.

We would also like to extend a warm welcome to 10 new design team finalists that will be joining the Heartfelt Creations design team for the next 6 months: Glenda Brooks, Therese Broman, Carla Suto, Lori Leng, Jan Hennings, Heidi Erickson, Lisa Lynne Wright, Marsha Sanderlin, Sue Walsh, and Joelle Hancox. Congrats Ladies! We look forward to working with you and taking the paper-crafting industry to new heights of inspiration.

For my project today, I used the Wrought Iron Cross set released in February.

There are specific instructions including measurements for this card on the Heartfelt Creations blog. I used copic markers to give the cross a wood look (E30, E31, E33, E35) and  vintage colouring on the flower (V01, V95, V99). I love the wrought iron flourishes on this image and wanted to give my card a heavier, wrought iron look by using the smaller dies from Lattice Pendant Die set.

Many of the Spellbinders die sets have small dies and I absolutely love them, but I am often at a loss for how to use them since my cards are often large. This tiny die fetish has deep roots back to collecting the tiny china animal figurines that came in Red Rose Tea packages when I was very young. Later, I found a small store in our local mall that sold smaller porcelain figures and I fell in love. I've apparently always had a 'thing' for small shapes and it has transferred to my Spellbinders dies. I don't mind not using them as long as I can gaze at them and tell them how cute they are! *I know - so sad and verging on requiring therapy* Still, I think they are so sweet, but I don't want to use them only to get lost on my cards. Last week on my Heartfelt Creations card I used the smallest labels 4 die to mount tiny butterflies on and was so pleased with myself. This week, I used the smallest Labels 17 die for the sentiment on my Easter card. BOOYAH! {insert happy dance here}

Go on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the projects by the new design team! I am really looking forward to my next 6 months on this wonderful team.

stamps; wrought iron cross set (heartfelt creations
paper; blackberry swirl, walnut creme (bazzill), celeste paper pad (K&Co)
ink; black soot, antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain distress inks (ranger)
accessories; beetle black brads (bazzill), black satin ribbon (SU!), lattice pendant, labels 17 (spellbinders), piercing template #4.055.590 (Ornare)

let's ink it up #12 - easter
the crafty pad #115 - flowers 
I did it! #49 - anything goes
paper sundaes #63 - spring blossoms
pile it on #14 - fancy
all sorts #97 - bloomin blossoms
catch the bug - anything goes
everybody art - easter
papertake weekly - anything goes
tuesday throwdown #43 - spring
craft your passion - anything goes
craft us crazy - easter/spring 
stamp with fun - easter 
stamps R us - easter 
pink elephant - easter


Jan said...

This is one gorgeous card! So happy to be on Heartfelt Creations DT with you :) I'm your newest follower!

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Lori said...

Just stunning...I love that cross. It's beautiful. Can't wait to work with you on Heartfelt's new team...YEAH!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - love the added piercing!

sgc said...

Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

SuzanneK said...

Stunning!! Great colour combo. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

SuzanneK said...

Stunning!! Great colour combo. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Loretta! Your work is always amazing! Looking forward to working with you on the HC DT!

Sharon said...

Beautiful work on this card. That cross stamp is stunning.
THanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up easter challenge.
Stamping Hugs,
Sharon aka Celticrafter

Shirl said...

I adore this card and your cross is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

jimlynn said...

This is simply STUNNING! What a beautiful image and your entire card is just awesome. So very pretty and elegant.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

Carla Murphy said...

my oh my oh my - omg Loretta - this is just gorgeous!!

Angelica said...

Absolutely stunning, so beautiful, great color choices and love your layering.

marsha said...

This is so elegant Loretta, love your color choices and this is one of my favorites! Thanks for the warm welcome, looking forward to being on the HCDT with you!

Olena said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combination. Olena

brenda said...

Very elegant Loretta.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card, and wonderful added details thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion

uksharon said...

Simply stunning.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Stamping Becky said...

Beautiful Easter card! Very elegant and stunning!

Stephanie said...

Simply Beautiful, perfect for Easter! Thanks for playing with us at Catch the Bug!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever gorgeous, love all the trimming out in black, this needs to be framed!!!!

Julie said...

Your card is simply stunning. Great design and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

alicaz said...

Very nice, perfect for Easter!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card! Truly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at PTW this week. x

Crystal said...

this is so beautiful! i simply love everything you have gorgeous & moving! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs!

aqualeiga said...

Wow, this is beautiful! It has such a feeling of calm. Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

Heide said...

This is just stunning, I just love this cross.
Great paper piercing too.

You should check out Sugar Creek Hollow, our challenge is vintage Easter cards this week.

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous card Loretta, I love the layers, image and shapes you have used. It's perfect for our Easter challenge at LIIU, thanks for sharing it with us.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Loretta, this is gorgeous, what a fabulous card! Thank you for playing along with us at the Pink Elephant!

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