Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Lighthouse

Hello and welcome here.  It's time for some more Heartfelt Creations inspiration...and don't forget that next week is the June New Release!!

Card Size:  4.25" x 6.25"
I was wanting to use the Balmy Breeze 12x12 Collection and a lighthouse stamp for a nice masculine Father's Day card.  When I pulled out my paper pack and was trying to decide which paper to use, I was looking at the page of mulitple images (scroll the bar once on the site) and saw this lighthouse and decide to use it instead of stamping (I stamped an image inside my card instead).  And because you get 2 sheets of each pattern, I paper pieced the light house, small house to the right and the grass and's easier to see in real life, the photo doesn't pick it up very well.

I cut a piece of box board (like you get from your cereal boxes) and trimmed it to fit behind the whole image piece for stability...I wanted to add a frame with hemp and didn't want the patterned paper to rip.  I knotted some natural hemp I had laying around and used it to frame the image. You can see the light house is paper pieced and attached with foam squares to make it stand out...the fence and grass are too, but it's difficult to see in the photo.

Towards the bottom of the page of mulitple images there is a banner, and I chose to cut it out and hand write my sentiment, I thought it was the perfect personalized touch.

I used VivaDecor Inka-Gold and rubbed it onto my cardstock swirl diecuts, I then rubbed Distress Inks Black Soot to give it an aged metal look, and not freshly gold.

I also sponged Distress Inks Stormy Sky onto the main piece behind the image and was a little light and I wanted to darken it just a little.

Recipe:  HC PP-Balmy Breeze Collection, HC Die-Decorative Lattice Swirl Die, Bazzill CS-black & cream, Distress Inks-Stormy Sky & Black Soot, Box Board, Black Felt Pen, Natural Hemp, Foam Squares, VivaDecor Inka-Gold, Crystal Ice Stickles.  Inside card:  HC SS-Heartfelt Expressions & High Seas, CTMH Ink-Black & Twilight.

For more Heartfelt Creation inspiration head on over to their site and check out the rest of the amazing creations by the DT.


craftieodmae said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Deneen, this card is just spectacular. I love the gold outer frame...and then I see that fabulous inner frame made from twine and I am just thrilled. I love the delicate touches of ink you added. Such a fabulous masculine card.

Oksana said...

Very creative and beautiful

Paula said...

Spectacular card!... love the tied hemp frame. I am putting in a request for you to do a tutorial on how you tied that gorgeous hemp frame... just beautiful :)

Nikki Craft said...

Beautiful creation:)
Hugs Nikki x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is such a great guy card, Deneen! I love how you have framed the image with the natural material and then the swirl dies. And the gold is just the icing on the cake!


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