Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Christmas Cheer

It is a most happy Christmas Cheer Collection launch day at Heartfelt Creations!!! The Christmas Cheer Collection features 14 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. The possibilities with the classic images in this collection are absolutely endless. You will achieve handmade projects that will "wow" your friends and family this Christmas season. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by September 20 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $240.00.

I chose to use Scenic Christmas Bells and Snowy Winter Background for my project today. I coloured my image with the 'Black Magic' technique - stamp image on dark card stock using white ink and colour with prismacolor pencils. Since the Snowy Winter background has the first 2 lines of  'It Came Upon the Midnight Clear', I thought this was a perfect technique/image pairing.

This image lends itself beautifully as well to a little layered Paper Tole technique;

I love that all these layers have the effect of making the bell look as though it could sit on a table top or hang on a tree and be rung!

The bell could be hung by this darling bow! I cut several 1 1/2" snowflakes using my Winter Lace Cricut cartridge. I scored the snowflakes in half and then cut the snowflakes in half perpendicular to the score line. Each of the snowflake halves were glued together at the fold line, allowing the snowflake tips to flare in a fan effect, further creating bell shaped dimension - so loverly!

I created a little snowfall down the edge of the image by cutting out extra snowflakes using the Winter Lace cartridge and glittered them with crushed glass shards. I have links for the products used on this card in my recipe list below.

We invite you to see the rest of the projects using the newly released Christmas Cheer Collection on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, and do leave a comment to be eligible to win the entire new release!

stamps; scenic christmas bells, snowy winter background (heartfelt creations)
paper; midnight frost (bo bunny), amsterdam, raven (bazzill)
ink; moonlight brilliance pigment ink, versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; say it in crystals vintage swirl (prima), white satin ribbon (SU!), gala glitz white, dries white glue (art institute glitter), bridal embossing tinsel (ranger), winter lace cricut cartridge (provo), prismacolor pencils

pile it on - lots of layers
my mum's craft shop - layer it up
teapot tuesday - tattoo shop tea party (MMTPT163)
crafty catz - ribbon


Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation, fabulous colour theme, I love the ribbons and the image is adorable its just perfect for our Challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #99 Ribbons,

I hope you can join us again next week

I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Gitte said...

Waow that is the most wonderful christmas card I have seen for a long time, so beautiful and detailed

Olga said...

I love this, all the layers, you have created one of the prettiest pieces of art!!!!!

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loretta! I love all the layers and different elements you incorporated!


Such gorgeous colors and I love the layering. I just want to sit and look at this one!

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week

Lisa Lynne said...

Absolutely lovely! Beautiful technique I'll have to try!

Naomi said...

Fabulous card! I really love that LO and all of that sparkle and bling! Thank you SO much for joining us this week at DYSU!

marsha said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the layers, your colors and those fabulous snowflakes.

Stamping Becky said...

Wow, Loretta! That is meticulous colouring and layering of the main image. Wonderful work! The layout is beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty bell with scene, like what you did with the snowflakes at the top, lovely sparkle all around!

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