Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Springtime Cardinal Collection Release

Happy Wednesday, friends!! Today is release day by Heartfelt Creations for the beautiful Springtime Cardinal Collection which features 8 new PreCut Sets. These new sets coordinate with existing exclusive Heartfelt Creations dies manufactured by Spellbinders. The images in this collection are classic and elegant, perfect for your copic markers, and you will love that they coordinate with existing Heartfelt Creation dies, so this is an added value for some dies you might already own. Leave a comment on my blog, or the Heartfelt Creations blog and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $119.92!

For my project today, I have used an image from Spring Cardinals and the sentiment from Magnificent Cardinal Rose.


I know this is a cardinal set, but to my knowledge, there are no cardinals in the Foothills area of the Canadian Rockies. I do get excited every spring when the fist robin, and then the first blue jay shows up at my bird feeder. We have wax wings all winter and my dad tells me that bird species gave my grandma no end of grief on the farm.


I added a tiny, little line  at the base of the bird's head to change this bird from a cardinal to a blue jay. Sneaky, eh?! I left out the tail markings because the tail is so narrow and they would have just been a muddle.


In my Heartfelt Creations blog post on February 2nd using the Angel Trumpet Flowers set, I showed how I stamp the image several times and use the image components. This is the same technique I have used for this card. I stamped this cardinal image a total of 4 times and when I adhered the parts, I don't adhere them exactly over the original image creating an interesting fullness to the resulting image. It's a bit of a twist on traditional tole paper crafting. I have full instructions for this card including measurements on the Heartfelt Creations blog.


Hold on to your shorts - I coloured this image using... wait for it... Copic markers. I know, I know. But they are my FAVOURITE! I'm going to use copics with prisma colour pencils on some of my new Stampavie images next week. It's a twist on my favourite - kind of like honey OR jam with that peanut butter! Here's the run down;

bird; B04, B41, B91, B93, B97, B99, N0, N1, N3, N5, N7, colourless blender
flowers & foliage; R21, R30, YG0000, YG03, YG07, YG93, Y11, Y21, E35
background; B0000, B000, B00, B41

stamps; magnificent cardinal rose, spring cardinals (heartfelt creations)
paper; blind date, unknown corded card stock, white canvas (bazzill)
ink; black soot distress ink (ranger)
accessories; large & small petite oval dies, labels 16, fancy tags #2 (spellbinders), posy patch dies, cardinal family dies (spellbinders for heartfelt creations), dotted scroll punch (ek success), light blue silk ribbon (creative impressions), white sheer twinkle ribbon (may arts), rhinestones (heidi swapp)


some challenges I've entered today;
 kaboodle doodles - cute animals 
come & get it! - friendship
the crafty pad - spring is in the air 
gingerloft - blue 
I did it #50 - sing a song - somewhere over the rainbow 
pile it on #15 - say it in style 
quirky crafts #8 - sparkly, punchy, spring 
sentimental sundays - treasured memories 
catch the bug - 4 or more layers
one stop craft challenge #126 - monochromatic
secret crafter #125 - our feathered friends 
inky impressions #13 - flowers
stamping royalty #67 - spring has sprung

49 comments:

Olga said...

WOW, absolutley beautiful!!!!! Love all the layering you did!

Carla S. said...

This is beyond stunning, Loretta! I love the colors and all the layering! So many beautiful details!

Sue W said...

Loretta your card is beautiful......I love the layout and the gorgeous blue!

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous creation! Makes a beautiful blue bird and shows the versatility of the stamp. TFS "Hugs" Carol

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lots of layers...so very pretty! The colors are so cheerful...I'm loving the blues.

Olena said...

Love your creation with these beautiful HC products. Great job! Olena

TesaB said...

Amazing layering. it's sooo beautiful. Great colors too!!!

Clare Curcio said...

Beautiful card in blue and white!

Janette said...

WOW, what a stunning card, so gorgeous.xx

Clare said...

Congratulations on your second term!

Lori said...

I adore layers and you have so many...all the work certainly paid off.

Christie Anderson said...

Lovely beyond words. Love how you turned the cardinal into a Blue Jay. What is the fancy scroll work behind the saying. Thanks
Christie kikikay@hotmail.com

Leslie McGhee said...

What an amazing card! Never thought of using a cardinal image for a blue jay. Your layering is remarkable and very pretty. Now I am going to make a card with a blue jay from my cardinal stamp. Thanks for the inspiration. Thank you for taking part in our 'Come and Get It Challenge'.

aqualeiga said...

This is beautiful! The 3D layering is stunning and I LOVE the colours! So pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Shelley said...

This is beautiful, love the image and colours. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful image! I love the colours & the 3d effect!
So pleased that you shared it with us over at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good luck!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great job on the card, and when I first seen it I loved it, but then again you have to know me, I'm the bird lady of Aurora, ON. I own 4 birds a parrotlet, conure parrot, cockatiel, and a lovebird. So you've won my heart, great coloring and layering. Thanks for playing along with us over at Come and Get it Challenges.
Cindy

michele hileman said...

WOW That is awesome. Your coloring is great too. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your card is awesome. I love the blue jay coloring for a different look. Thanks for including the Copics used.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your layout and colors. Great job with coloring. Love the new images

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful monochromatic card, love the splash of peach! Wonderful coloring!

Julie Temple said...

Stunning Card! Love the Stamp AND the dies...going to check them all out! ( thanks for the lead!) Thank you so much for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges!

Julie

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is GORGEOUS ! The image is so lovely and so is the sentiment ! Good luck !

Jeanette said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. I saw my first Cardinal of the season just a couple of days ago. They are beautiful whether they are blue or red.
Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Selma said...

Loretta this is a gorgeous card. I love all the layering.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful!!! Such lovely layering and dimension and coloring!

Cheryl said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love your use of white space and dimension.


Thank you for joining our “Treasured Memories” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~


**Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh My Goodness this is gorgeous Loretta!
I love all the different layers that you used,both under your main image and the image itself!Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Spyder said...

This is just gorgeous, beautiful card I love the frame behind the ovals!Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time round! Don't forget to pop back in two weeks, Friday 23rd and/or Saturday 24th April to vote for your favourites and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!
((Lyn))

Judy I said...

Your card is awesome. I really like the coloring on the blue jay. It gives the cardinal a whole new look.

sgc said...

Absolutely gorgoues! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

*Vicki* said...

Loretta, this so beautiful!! Love the image and elegant layout!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us at the Inky Impressions Challenges!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Sr. Inkette DT

P.S. Hope you join with us in the ROCKIN' Blog hop!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Dorcas said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous, Loretta! I’m so glad you could play along with us at SS this week! We really appreciate your sharing your creation with us.
Hugs,
Dorcas

Ps) I have blog candy on my blog if you’d like to check it out!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love how you've layered the image!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

A Walk With Faith said...

Loretta this is gorgeous! Love all the layers and that beautiful bird. Of course your coloring is awesome.

Melissa said...

This is very eye catching, Gorgeous!

Amy said...

This is so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug

Lynn's scraps said...

really nice love the layers,
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges Lynnm

Carla Murphy said...

LIKE!! (Oh wait, I'm not on facebook am I? lol) Then... LOVE!!! This is just gorgeous Loretta. I'm on a bit of a bird kick lately and I just adore this card.

Georgeann Manning said...

Oh, my, my my.....can i just say i am speechless? Stunning. Thanks for posting, and thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Nicole said...

What a beautiful layered card. All the elements you used are just wonderful. I love the coloring you did on the image. Thanks for joining us at IDIC Challenge Blog. Please come again

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is just a lovely card!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...! Thanks for this chance to win.

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Caro said...

This is so beautiful. I love that bird. Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Hand and Homemade's Blogspot said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours, the die cut shapes and, well, everything really!
Thanks for joining the Inky Impressions Challenge. Dont forget the Blog Hop!!!!!
Lisa (Inkettes DT Member)

Tami said...

Just a heads up that you are invited to be on our GDT at Gingerloft for our next challenge. Email me at Alyssasmom98@aol.com for details CONGRATS

nicoleqmullen said...

What a stunning card, it is just beautiful and your colouring is just fantastic too! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!!

Cathy (Corbin) Keevill said...

The Cardinals are lovely! The way you layer is always delicate and elegant all at once. The jewels are a lovely touch as well.
I always enjoy your posts. Funny, being neighbors and all, you would think we could catch up in person rather than read each others blogs.

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