Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY WITH HEARTFELT CREATIONS

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and  be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly.  Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air.  Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows.  Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see them...you have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment!  Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection.  Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here.  The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and cattails....now aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!
Products Used: 
Winking Frog Paper Collection
Water Lily Die
Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Squares
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Project Instructions: 
Other products: Liquid Pearls, Twine, Brad, Brown and pink card stock, embossing folder, Spellbinder Classic Oval dies, Forest Moss Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir PL1
Watch this video https://youtu.be/MdCjrtRUcFU to learn how to create and shape the flowers.
Instructions: Prepare a card base 5" x 7" and layer a piece of Brown card stock on top slightly smaller, then a piece of the Winking Frog Paper on top of that. Cut a piece of the brown 2" x 4 3/4" and top a piece of the Winking Frog paper slightly smaller on top of that one. Adhere to card after wrapping the twine around those layers. Emboss another piece of the brown 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and off set it at an angle. Cut a card front from the paper collection and using the oval die, cut the frog picture out, cut a piece of the Winking Frog paper 3 1/4" x 4 3/4", using the Foam Squares, adhere this to the top of the embossed brown piece. Using 2 of the oval dies, make a frame and add around the Frog picture. Stamp the flowers on the pink card stock, cut out, shape and add to the bottom as shown. Make a bow from the twine and adhere to the card with a brad. Cut the sentiment out from the paper collection, mat on the brown and add to the card. To finish add liquid pearls around the oval and stickles to the flowers.

Products Used: 
Winking Frog Paper Collection
Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
Water Lily Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Squares
Minnie Pearls Prills
Bottle Cap Inc Vintage Magnets .5" 12/Pkg
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Project Instructions: 
Other products: Recollections White cardstock, Spectrum Noir BP1
Watch this video https://youtu.be/MdCjrtRUcFU to learn how to create and shape the flowers.
Instructions: Prepare your card base using this tutorialhttp://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/gatefoldscorpal/. Add pieces from the Winking Frog paper pack to the card base. I added magnets to my card to help keep it closed. I added two to the back of the card before adding the Winking Frog paper and then 2 to both of the front folding fronts before adding the paper. I cut one of the card fronts down, added the Foam squares and adhered to the left side of the card. Cut the Sentiment tag out, add foam squares and adhere to the right side of the card. To finish stamp the flowers, cut out, shape and add to the card adding Prills in the center of each flower.
Thanks for dropping by, be sure and check out my team mates blogs for more inspiration!!!!

13 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous my friend! I love this collection and think you have done it proud!

Lena Misquitta said...

Such a pretty collection. You've done a marvellous job. Lena

*Vicki* said...

Now how stinkin' CUTE are these designs!!! I really love your description in your post too!! BEAUTIFUL my friend!! HUGS

Caroline D. said...

Both are beautiful cards and those frogs are so fun! I've been hearing the peepers down by the creek since it's finally warmed up and I imagine they are having fun like the HC frogs. :)

Rosemary said...

what a cute set of cards... the little frogs are so fun!

Patricia said...

Great cards, love them.
Hugs
Patricia x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours on your creative card today...love it.xx
{aNNie}

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a cute collection, and you've captured the fun of it perfectly with these great cards!

Patricia St Martin said...

The more I see the frog set the more I love it. Lovely cards and wonderful coloring and layouts.
Hugs Pat

Becky said...

Love the new frog collection and your designs are fabulous, as always. Thanks for providing us with inspiration Olga!

Lena Misquitta said...

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, Olga. Hugs Lena

SussiPoppins said...

Hiu, love the folds in the card. Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful designs, beautiful cards! Olga, I love your pretty cards with the darling little froggies! hugs, de