Boo Bag for RRR Challenge 104

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 02Boo Bag for RRR Challenge 104: Happy Halloween

Note: This is my second post today.  Please scroll down for my Heartfelt Creations Wednesday post, or click HERE.  Thank You!

Hello, Friends!  I have the cutest little Boo Bag to share with you today!  In our area, Boo Bags have become a big trend.  You make a little goodie bag, decorate it and hang it on a neighbor’s front door, ring the bell and run away!  Well, this Boo Bag is all treats and no tricks.  I used Graphic 45’s An Eerie Tale and a small brown bag along with delicious ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club.  Here’s a peeky:

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 05The bag was folded so that it has a pocket that measures 6″ wide by 4″ tall. I lined it with designer paper from the collection then stitched it up along the sides and bottom.  It’s surprisingly sturdy!

There’s a lollipop bouquet in the upper right hand corner along with some fun black curlicues I made with black jewelry wire.  The bag is also stuffed with three little tags where you can add a spooky greeting of your own.  The tags also make great bookmarks.

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 03I can’t get over how well these ribbons coordinate with this paper collection.  They are spot on perfect!  I love that!

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Lots of stitching and a little bit of fussy cutting add so much fun texture and layering to this cute little bag.

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 06Here’s a photo without the tags so you can see the handle and lining.  This Boo Bag is ready to party!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own Happy Halloween project and link it up at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  I can’t wait to see YOUR Spook-tacular projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Pocket Full of Posies

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Hello, Friends!

Welcome to the first Heartfelt Creations Wednesday in October!  I have a Pocket Full of Posies to share with you today, made with the amazing Classic Sunflower Collection.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

Sunflower Pocket Card 01aThis 6″ square easel card has a Hello Honey cardstock base and is accented with Yellow Burlap String and Natural Burlap String .  Rustic Natural Mesh Ribbon was added below the denim pocket.

Sunflower Pocket Card 03You can’t have a pocket full of posies without a pocket watch, right?  So I stamped the vintage pocket watch from the Once Upon a Time onto more Hello Honey cardstock , fussy cut it and added it to the card.

Sunflower Pocket Card 04Stitching adds to the cozy, homespun feel of this card.

Sunflower Pocket Card 04I created the pocket and tucked in some cute tags, cut with my favorite Luggage and Tags Die. I use this die several times every week, and often wonder how I managed to craft without it!

Sunflower Pocket Card 06The tags are decorated with some of the beautiful artwork found in this collection.

Sunflower Pocket Card 02I had to show you the inside.  This Polka Dot paper is so much fun to work with.  The stamped sentiment is from the wonderful All Occasion Sentiment Set.

I wouldn’t mind getting a year older if I got this cheery pocket full of posies in the mail box, would you?

That’s all for me today, folks!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Pocket Full of Posies Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
Stamps: HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower Background PreCut Set,HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set, HCPC 3600 All Occasions Sentiments PreCut Set
Paper: Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Dies: HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die, HCD 745 Luggage and Tags
Other: 452255 Grand Calibur
Other Products: Paper: Gold Cardstock; Ink: Ranger Sepia Archival Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; buttons, burlap string, rhinestones, Burlap Mesh Ribbon, Tiny Staple Gun, Sewing machine, Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls
Directions:
Create a 6″ x 6″ easel card base from gold cardstock. Cut a second 6″ square from gold cardstock to use as the face of your card. Cut the plaid paper from the collection to 5 3/4″ square. Cut the blue denim paper to 5 1/2″ inches square and stitch onto the plaid paper using a zig zag stitch. Add the burlap ribbon to the base with Scor-Tape and leave the frayed ends showing. Glue onto the card face.
Stamp the pocket watch onto the gold cardstock using the Sepia ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Tear along the bottom of the stamped image to give it a rustic look, then fussy cut around the rest of the image, using a craft knife to evacuate when necessary. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo DI. Set aside.
Fussy Cut the pocket from the blue denim paper and mat it onto gold cardstock, leaving the top edge open so you can tuck in some tags. Tie gold, navy and natural burlap string around the pocket and tie a knot on the left hand side. Cut a piece of the plaid paper to fit inside the pocket and mat it with gold paper. Glue only the bottom edge and sides down, leaving the top open to form a pocket. Slip this into the denim pocket. Use foam adhesive to secure the pocket to the card base, as shown, then add the prepared pocket watch with foam adhesives.
Die cut two of the scalloped tags from gold cardstock using the Luggage and Tags die. Add artwork and paper to decorate, cutting the artwork with the ticket die. Top with a rustic brad and tuck into the pockets. Use the rounded tag die to cut “Celebrate” from the artwork and attach to the twine around the pocket. Add a rhinestone and small bow. Attach the card face to the prepared easel card base.
For the interior, cut a 5 3/4″ square from the polka dot card front paper, and line the card interior with it. Cut the button strip from the second piece of blue denim paper, mat with gold paper and use the tiny stapler to attach it, 3/4″ from the card base. Wrap with burlap string and tie a bow. Fussy cut a sunflower from the paper collection and add to the card. Use Sepia Archival Ink to stamp the Classic Sunflower Background onto gold cardstock. Heat emboss, die cut and use one small blossom on top of the fussy cut sunflower. Add rhinestones. Cut a journal spot from the artwork and stamp with the sentiment. Tuck behind the denim strip on the interior of the card. Thread a button with yellow burlap string and add to pocket. Spritz the pocket watch and sunflowers with Perfect Pearls.

Vintage Halloween Card with Zipper Flower

Crafty Secrets Vintage Halloween Card with Zipper Flower

Hello, Friends!  I’m back with another sweet vintage Halloween card featuring images from Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I’ve been finding loads and loads of wonderful images for all occasions on this CD.  If you don’t have it in your crafty toolbox, you might want to think about adding it, as it contains gorgeous papers, printable images, templates for 3-D projects, die cuts and more.

vintage illustrationsI was delighted to find gorgeous Halloween images and papers here, and used them to make this sweet vintage Halloween card.

Crafty Secrets Eat Drink be scary 01I created my own paper tole by printing this page out twice.  After they were colored with Distress Markers and a water brush, the trick or treaters were fussy cut and embossed with UTEE to give them added strength.  I cracked the image slightly , to give it a real vintage look.

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Foam dots were used to layer them over the base panel, which had been spritzed with Distress Markers.

The background was pieced together using two papers from the CD.  Lots of stitching was added along with some fun ephemera from the Digital Halloween Printables Download.

Crafty Secrets Eat Drink be scary 04I pulled a black zipper from my sewing basket, separated it into two halves, and sewed a simple gathering stitch down the side.  The thread was gathered, and this spooky black zipper flower was made in a jiffy.  I backed it with lots of loopy Halloween plaid ribbon that I had in my stash.

Crafty Secrets Eat Drink be scary 03The little sentiment banner, “Eat, Drink, and be scary” was also in my stash of Halloween goodies.  I cut a fishtail banner on the end and matted it on metallic orange and black papers.

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I love this distressed orange polka dot paper!  And the bingo cards, too!  They are so perfect for Halloween!

If you’re looking for goodies to make your own vintage Halloween cards, be sure to check out the Spook-tacular sales Sandy has going on in the online store.  There are SEVEN of these creativity kits available right now:  Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Kitchen, Girlfriend, Summer, Christmas and Halloween/Fall.  Here’s a look at the Halloween and Fall kit.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

613 Avenue Create Challenge 91: World Heart Day

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( and an exciting announcement!)

Hello, Friends!  I have an exciting announcement to share with you today.  I’ve been asked to do freelance design over at the 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog! I couldn’t be more excited!  I’ve been assigned to Team A, and I’ll be sharing challenge posts here twice a month along with my inspiration piece.  I explained to Chana that I am not a “colorer” (although I wish I were, because I think coloring is awesome!).  Those of you who have followed me for some time know that my design strengths are in collage, mini albums and paper engineering.  Chana said that was why she was bringing me on board…to freelance.  So I will follow the theme of each challenge, but most of the time,  I will not be using the digi images provided by the sponsors.  I hope you will play along with this fun group of crafty ladies!  Here’s the info you need to know about 613 Avenue Create Challenge 91: World Heart Day.

The rules this time around are pretty simple: use a heart in your project.  That’s it!  The sponsors for this challenge are:

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The winners for this challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to Lacy Sunshine stamps or 3 free digital images from Oak Pond Creations.  Sweet!

Couture TP Mini Album Tutorial

I gave a lot of thought about what to make for this challenge, and decided I wanted to create something with words for the heart…encouraging and uplifting quotes.  I went searching online, and found a page dedicated to quotes from Audrey Hepburn, and that was the spark that ignited the idea for my Couture toilet paper roll mini album. Audrey Hepburn, in my opinion, was the epitome of style, class and grace, so I used Graphic 45 Couture paper in my design because it is also classy and stylish!  I have lots of photos and tips coming, so go get yourself a drink and a snack and then we’ll move along.

Ave 613 Heart Challenge 01This is the finished TP Mini album in all it’s glory.  If you look at the two red roses, you’ll see a pair of little pewter hearts tucked in…and these little hearts appear on almost every page of the mini album.  To make this album you will need 5 toilet paper rolls and 2 12 x12 sheets of designer paper.  Oh, and lots of ephemera and ribbon!

Step One

Select 5 clean TP rolls that are identical in size and flatten them with your hand.

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Step 2

Use a warm iron to completely flatten the TP roll

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Step 3

Choose a double sided sheet of 12″ square designer paper. Cut 4 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ rectangles, 5 from each side.

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Step 4

Ink the edges of all the paper and all the TP rolls.  I used black soot Distress Ink because of the colors of my paper.  Pick a color that will work well with your chosen paper.

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Step 5

Stitch around all the edges of the paper and then distress all the edges.

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Step 6

Lay out your pages so that they will alternate as you add them to the album.  Do not glue down the pages yet.  It’s much easier to decorate them BEFORE you glue them to the TP rolls.  But you will want to keep the order straight so that your album has a continuous flow.

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Step 7

Use a 3/8″ circle punch and add a thumb hole to one side of each INNER page of the TP album.  Line the pockets you’ve created with 2 3/8″ x 2″ contrasting papers.

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For the pages with the thumb hole, you will need to punch a hole in the page as well.  I just traced around the hole in the TP roll onto my paper and then lined up my punch with those lines.  Easy peasy!   Go ahead and punch the holes in your TP album now, too.  I just did one hole at the top, about 1/8″ in from the side and 1/4″ down from the top.  Line your papers up with these holes and punch them as well so that you don’t add some crucial element right in the spot where you need to punch a hole!

Now, just go ahead and decorate your pages, gluing them on as they are finished.  When that is all done, just add “O” rings to bind the book together and tie ribbons along the rings to finish.  Here are the photos of my finished pages.

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Can you find the hearts on these two pages?  Also, see the tags inserted in the TP rolls?  Here’s a look at one of those.

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I cut the all the tickets and tags using a tag die from Heartfelt Creations.  The black gingham ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I don’t know where the little heart brads came from.  I’ve had them in my stash forever.  I computer journaled the quotes onto parchment paper and added them to the tags.

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The clock was punched from the paper and then treated with UTEE.

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I used one of the cardstock envelopes to make a holder for a couple of little journaling tags.

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I love this final quote about people needing to be restored, renewed, revived and reclaimed. Audrey Hepburn was one amazing lady, and her words really do speak to my heart!

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This is the mini mini album opened so you can see the front and back covers and all those yummy ribbons!

So, now it’s your turn! Like all the fun challenges at 613 Avenue Create, this is an “Anything Goes” challenge with the optional twist of using hearts in your project.  The challenge runs for 1 week and the rules are simple:

Challenge Rules

We are a fun challenge and we do not seek to limit what you do with your projects so here is all we ask:
1. New Creation
2. Link to your post and not your main blog url
3. Mention our challenge
4. Limit your entries to 3 (for the sake of our designers. Plus, Kathi and I like to try to comment on every entry)
5. HAVE FUN!!!
That’s it!!

I’m also entering this in the following challenges:

1) 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog #109 Anything Goes with a Twist of Ribbon or Lace

2) Word Art Wednesday # 151  Anything Goes

3) Little Miss Muffett Challenges #95   Make it Mini

I hope you were uplifted and encouraged by these “words from the heart” on World Heart Day.  If you have any questions about the construction of this “mini” mini album, just ask in the comment section below, and I promise to get back to you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio

kathy

Halloween Owl Home Decor

Whoooo wall hanging 03Crafty Secrets Halloween Owl Home Decor

Hello, Friends!  Autumn is finally here, and Halloween is knocking on our doorstep!  To help you get ready for a frightfully good time, I’ve created a little Halloween Owl home decor using a “not too spooky” vintage image from the Crafty Secrets Digital Halloween Printables Download.  These printable images are wonderfully vintage, and so much fun to work with. Best of all, you can download these right to your computer, so no waiting for stuff to arrive in the mail!  And with the countdown clock for Halloween ticking away, you have to love that feature!

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The hardest thing about creating this project was choosing which cute image to use!  But I have a fondness for owls, so went with that venerable fellow.

Whoooo wall hanging 01I printed the image out to measure about 5 1/4″ x 8″ then used a free font I found online (Blackboard) to add the sentiment.  I love this aspect of working with digital.  You can create your own custom sentiments, print them in your own custom colors and eliminate the tricky process of trying to computer journal it in the right place.  Once I was happy with the sentiment, I printed it on 80# text paper.  I did add a little color with my Spectrum Noir markers, especially around the owl’s eyes.  I really wanted them to pop! Once that was done, I matted the image  onto orange felt and added decorative stitching around the sign and the black background.  I cut a slightly larger piece of natural burlap, fringed the edges, and stitched the whole thing together.

Whoooo wall hanging 02I raided my orange button jar and glued these cuties onto black ric rac then added my fall leaves, some vintage buttons and that cute pumpkin brad.  I filled his mouth with yellow Stickles, just for fun!  The stick was sewed onto the top of the wall hanging using Halloween Baker’s Twine which was tied in a bow. Halloween Chevron Striped ribbon makes a perfect hanger along with a big orange button and a couple of decorative leaves.

If you’re looking for some great Halloween goodies, be sure to check out Sandy’s Halloween and Fall BLOWOUT SALE.

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Are you busy getting ready for Halloween?  I’d love to hear what you’re up to in the comment section below.   Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Trick or Treat Owls

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Hello, Friends!  I have the cutest card to share with you today.  I found this adorable owl quintet on the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I fell in love with these little Trick or Treat owls, and had to make them up into a card to share with you.

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Every time  look at these adorable little birdies, I want to go “squee!”  Something about their sweet expressions and the fact that they are all clustered together just gets me!  They are actually only one portion of this gorgeous sheet of paper which features these cuties along the bottom border, and two more darling owl images in both top corners.  And I used all three to make this card!  The Bingo card is from Digital Halloween Printables and the owl postage stamp is  from Halloween Cuts.

Halloween Owls CS 02 I used my craft knife to cut along the outline of the three owls on the left, then just tucked my Bingo card in behind, using foam dots to add a little extra dimension.  Copper glitter embossing powder was added to the bottom.  The Trick or Treat label is also in the Halloween Printables download, along with bunches of other fabulous Halloween images. I covered a chipboard raven with Black Diamond Stickles and perched him in this die cut flourish, added some jack-o-lantern buttons and a chipboard key to spice things up a bit.  The owls eyes were dotted with Glossy Accents and a touch of Diamond Stickles to make them “glow.”

Halloween Owls CS 03I lined the envelope with digital papers from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  It just seemed like the perfect match for the card.  I also covered the envelope flap with one of the Halloween papers found on that same CD.

Halloween Owls CS 04Whooooo doesn’t love a good distressed orange polka dot paper, right?  And I used this owl on the inside of the card, along with two more Bingo cards.

Halloween Owls CS 06I love this guy!  I giggle a little every time I see him.

Halloween Owls CS 05I think this must be Mama Owl, and she is very serious about keeping these Trick or Treat owls in line.  I used her to decorate the front of the envelope.  Three amazing owl images on one piece of gorgeous paper!  Color me happy!

That’s it for me today, folks!  Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear what you’re working on in your craft room right now, and hope you’ll share it with me in the comment section below!

Cheerio,

kathy

Balmy Breeze Altered Frame Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and Creative Embellishments Cross Promotional

Hello Friends!  It’s a special edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today, we’re joining the lovely design team from Creative Embellishments in a cross promotional.  You can visit the Creative Embellishments BLOG to see how their design team used Heartfelt Creations in their projects. I used their wonderful Nautical Compass to complement my altered frame. I have a photo step out to show you how I made the frame, and you will find my Balmy Breeze Altered Frame tutorial at the end of this post.

HC Sept 20 01aI started with a $1 naked wood frame from Michael’s, and this is what I ended up with.  I wanted to create a frame that had a worn, beachy feel.  I love how that Nautical Compass Chipboard pops off the side of the frame.

Painting the Frame

I began by lightly sanding the entire frame with a fine grit sandpaper.  Then I completely wiped the frame down with a clean damp cloth.  Next, I added a thin layer of gesso to the front, sides and inner rim of the frame.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 01Once this dried, I dry brushed Americana Decor “Everlasting” paint onto the frame.  To dry brush, I simply picked up a small amount of paint on the edge of my paintbrush, then I brushed most of it off onto my non stick craft sheet.  Then I just brushed the remaining paint randomly onto my frame. When I needed more paint, I picked it up from my craft sheet instead of dipping back into the jar.  This leaves neat brush strokes and gives a light coverage and gives you a sort of whitewashed, weather beaten look.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 02Once this was dry, I dry brushed the next coat, Americana Decor “Yesteryear” over the frame in the same manner. See how sun bleached and weather worn the frame is starting to look?

Balmy Breeze altered frame 03I did a third layer in this same way, using Americana Decor “Vintage” paint.  I repeated this process until I was happy with the way the frame looked.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 05Next, I inked up my Burlap Background Stamp with Pumice Stone Distress ink and randomly stamped it all over the frame.  I immediately coated the frame with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  Here’s a close up of what that looked like.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 04I wanted to emboss it so that when I did the next step, the texture from the burlap stamping would stand out.  The technique is called “Emboss Resist” and it’s a great one to use when you want to have a stamped element resist additional layers of ink.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 06I rubbed the entire frame with Tea Dye Distress ink, then used a barely damp paper towel to wipe it off.  See how the embossed stamping resisted the ink, while the painted frame accepted it?  Cool, huh?

Balmy Breeze altered frame 07You can repeat this step until you are happy with the finished result.  Here’s what my frame looked like at this point.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 08To finish my frame, I inked up my Vintage Life Background stamp with Ranger Coffee Archival Ink.  It’s important to use a solvent based ink pad or this step won’t work.  I gently dried the ink with my heat gun. Then I put a small amount of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint onto my craft sheet and tapped it onto the frame very lightly, using just the tip of my pinkie finger.

Balmy Breeze altered frame 09I love all the cool texture and layers I ended up with.  This frame looks old, vintage, weatherbeaten…exactly the look I was going for.

To add the image to the frame, I just traced around the cardboard insert that was in the frame and cut out my lighthouse image. I computer journaled my sentiment onto a piece of plain cardstock, then held my cut out focal over the paper, holding it up to my window so I could see where the text was going to end up.  Yeah, I’m real high-tech like that!  LOL  I just taped my focal image over the computer paper and ran it through the printer again.  Voila!  Perfectly placed sentiment.

HC Sept 20 02Before adding it to the frame, I “doctored” it a bit with Viva Decor White Stamp paint on the clouds and a little watered down Tumbled Glass .  I also used my Versamark embossing pen along the shaded edge of the lighthouse and the roof of the keeper’s cottage, then I embossed it with Frayed Burlap Distress Embossing powder.  This added great texture and dimension.  It’s hard to pick up with the camera, but in real life, it’s pretty awesome!

HC Sept 20 04I die cut two lattice swirls from pearlized cardstock.  These gorgeous die cuts always make me think of ocean waves, and I just love them! I glued them down on either side of the frame using Zip Dry glue.  The bow was tied using my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool and glued down with my hot glue gun.

HC Sept 20 03I traced around the inside of the Nautical compass onto a piece of tan paper from the Balmy Breeze collection.  Then I painted the frame with Folk Art Coffee Bean paint.  While it was still slightly wet, I sprinkled it with Copper Embossing powder and then heat set it.  I embossed the compass letters with gold embossing powder, then I tapped everything with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.

Then came the fun part!  Adding all those beautiful shells I’ve scavenged from the North Carolina shore!  Ooh-la-la!  Almost as good as a walk on the beach!

HC Sept 20 05aI hope you enjoyed this Balmy Breeze Altered Frame tutorial.  If you have any questions or comments, I hope you’ll leave them in the comment section below this post.  I’d love to hear from you!

Be sure to visit the rest of the design team for more inspiration, and check out the Creative Embellishments blog, too!  I know you’ll be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Balmy Breeze Altered Frame
Heartfelt Creations Products:
Paper: HCDP1 232 Balmy Breeze Paper Collection
Stamps: HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background, HCPC 3531 Burlap Background
Dies: HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
Other: 452255 Grand Calibur
Other Product: Oval Wood Frame; Chipboard: Creative Embellishments Nautical Compass; Paper: Pearlized white cardstock; ; Paint: Americana Décor Chalky Finish paint: Vintage, Everlasting, Yesteryear; Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass; Viva Décor Stamp Paint: White; Coffee Bean Folk Art Paint; Distress Stain: Picket Fence; Ink: Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Pumice Stone; Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee; Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Versamark Embossing Pen; Embossing Powder: Zing: Copper, Gold; Distress: Frayed Burlap; Bridal Embossing Tinsel, Clear; Ribbon, Shells
Directions: Remove the back from the oval frame and trace around the lighthouse image . Cut out and computer journal the Scripture Verse. Use the embossing pen to trace over the shadowed areas of the lighthouse and the cottage roof. Emboss with Distress Frayed Burlap. Add White Viva Décor Stamp Paint to the clouds. Tap your finger into the Tumbled glass Distress Paint and lightly smudge onto the background paper. Set aside to dry.
For the frame: Sand it lightly and wipe it clean. Next paint with the Americana Décor Everlasting chalk paint. Let it dry and add a second layer of paint. Paint with Americana Décor Yesteryear, just dry brushing over the white. Let it dry. Next do the same with the Americana Décor Vintage paint. Repeat until you are satisfied with the paint coverage. Let the frame dry.
Ink the burlap background stamp with Pumice Stone and randomly stamp all over the surface of the frame. While still wet, emboss with clear embossing powder. Ink the Vintage Word Background with Coffee Archival Ink and stamp the entire frame, trying to keep lines as straight as possible. Let dry. Rub the entire frame with Tea Dye ink using a sponge applicator, then lightly wipe off with a damp paper towel. Tap on some random drops of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint. Let everything dry.
Paint the Nautical Compass with Folk Art Coffee Bean paint. While still slightly wet, sprinkle with Copper embossing powder. Tap off and heat set. Tap the N, S, E, W letters with Versamark and heat emboss with Gold embossing powder. Glue onto the compass. Back the compass with paper from the collection. Tap the compass and letters lightly with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.
Die cut 2 of the decorative lattice swirl dies from pearlized white cardstock. Glue onto the frame as shown. Add the bow and shells. Glue the prepared lighthouse image onto the oval frame backing and place into the frame.

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