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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Holiday Season *Heartfelt Creations*


I love summer but I'm ready for a change of seasons!
 I struggle with reds so this was a nice challenge for me. Papers are from Alpine Frost by SEI.

I stamped and cut this sentiment with a Labels 4 die. I used a combination of brown and red Distress Inks to accent the edges.

I Googled "red bird" to find inspiration for coloring these birds. I'm always amazed at the variety of species in the animal kingdom!

My poinsettia didn't quite turn out the way I wanted. Guess I'll have to try again!!! :) Again, I used a variety of Distress Inks to color the edges. I think I used Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye. I absolutely LOVE the green tint in Old Paper.

I love the huge Decorative Lace Die. It's fun to cut up and use among multiple projects.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for some serious eye candy!

SUPPLIES:
HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3490 Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Die
393386 Labels 4 Die
376183 Labels 2 Die
Prismacolor Pencil Set 120 pc.

OTHER:
Paper from Alpine Frost be SEI. Distress Inks. Ribbon. White cardstock base by American Crafts.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut a background pattern paper and mat to fit a 6x6 inch card. Choose a complementary piece to fit through the center of the card and mat. Cut a piece cardstock with the Decorative Lace Die. Fit to the front. Add two strips of ribbon and set aside. Stamp, color, and die cut the Holiday Mail image. Stamp, color, and die cut the Brookside Manor bird. Stamp and die cut the sentiment. Use the dies as a template for inking the edges with Distress Inks. Use a variety of colors for effect. Use the same Labels 2 Die to cut a mat for the Holiday Mail image. Lay the die on a piece of cardstock, use a pencil to trace the outside edge and cut with scissors. Adhere the Holiday Mail image to the mat and fix to the card front. Layer on the sentiment- I used foam adhesive. Finish with a bow and the Brookside Manor bird. Attach the card front to a 6x6 top fold card base.

7 comments:

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card! those birds are beautifully matching the poinsettia!

Marisa Job said...

Love all your cards!!! They are always so pretty!! Love the layers and the fancy border!!!

Alison said...

I'm with ya- I'm so ready for fall! I love your card- you did a fantastic job for struggling with reds. I would have never known :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful Alissa! Love all your coloring, especially the birds! Beautiful sponging too! Blessings! Kathy

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great card. I love reds, so this is a fav for me! Love the combination of dies used! I'll have to try that!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous card! xx

Cibele Glazer said...

Gorgeous! It doesn't look like you struggled at all!