Heartfelt Creations Gateway to the Seasons Reveal

Heartfelt Creations Gateway to the Seasons Reveal

Good morning, folks!  It’s another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday on Kathy by Design.  This week, we reveal the stunning new Gateway to the Seasons Collection.  Here’s the official description of these lovely products:

Today we are pleased to present the Gateway To The Seasons Collection. This collection includes an Ornate Gate Die that is adorned with a flourishing design and a large, exotic accent piece. Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face. These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection. The Daphne paper pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown. Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with stripes, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever! Buy It Now

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00.

Always Dare to Dream

I have to be honest with you…when I opened my design team package and saw the Daphne papers, I was just thrilled….they are soft, shabby and truly lovely.  I couldn’t wait to get busy with them.  Then I saw the amazing ornate gateway dies…and I swooned!  And then I saw the detailed stamps….and I got nervous!  The images are gorgeous, but my coloring skills are not that refined and I was afraid I would not do them justice.  But I got my Brave Boots out of the Closet of Shame, along with my water brush and my water color pencils and went to work on  my favorite image: the summer scene.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun I had watercoloring this beautiful scene.  Here’s what I came up with:

My "Always Dare to Dream" card featuring the summer scene, ornate gateway die and embellishments.

My “Always Dare to Dream” card featuring the summer scene, ornate gateway die and embellishments.

And here’s the view once these pearly gates are opened:

009 (2) I love how nostalgic this image is for me…those of you who follow me know how much I love images of laundry being hung on the line!  Now, here are some close-ups of the details on the front of the card.

Here you can really get a sense of the dimension in this card.

Here you can really get a sense of the dimension in this card.

Sweet vines and flowers and a look at my messy stitching technique.

Sweet vines and flowers and a look at my messy stitching technique.

012 (2)I decided to make this a tri-fold card.  Here’s the first “layer” when the card is opened. The flap on the right opens out once again:

Heartfelt Creations June 8 006 The card will stand on its own for display, which is always a nice feature.  Here are some close-ups of each individual panel.

Far left panel, featuring gorgeous Daphne papers and journaling cards from the cut apart page.

Far left panel, featuring gorgeous Daphne papers and journaling cards from the cut apart page.

The center panel quote: "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith...vision, hard work, determination and dedication.  Remember, all things are possible for those who believe."

The right hand flap, before the fold is opened all the way.

The center panel where I added an inspirational quote about pursuing one's dreams.  The page was overstamped with the Summertime image in very soft colors to give it a watermark appearance.

The center panel where I added an inspirational quote about pursuing one’s dreams. The page was overstamped with the Summertime image in very soft colors to give it a watermark appearance.

The far right flap features the same image cut from the beautiful Daphne papers and a grouping of wonderful wishes cut from the All Seasons Sentiment Pre Cut stamp.  This stamp will be used over and over and over again!

The far right flap features the same image cut from the beautiful Daphne papers and a grouping of wonderful wishes cut from the All Seasons Sentiment Pre Cut stamp. This stamp will be used over and over and over again!

And, of course, I lined the envelope and the envelope flap:

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The lined envelope and envelope flap with the card...I almost forgot!

 

The full list of materials used and directions for making this card can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  You will also find a glorious array of beautiful creations from the other members of the Design Team, so be sure to pop over there this morning for a dose of inspiration and beauty.  And, while you are there, if you leave a comment, you will be entered into a giveaway for the entire Gateway to the Seasons collection!  Isn’t that nice!

That’s it for me today, folks!  I hope you enjoyed the Gateway to the Seasons Reveal. I have to tell you, I have really enjoyed working with the Gateway to the Seasons collection.  I’ve been busy creating all kinds of different projects featuring these wonderful dies, stamps and papers. I’m excited to share them with you in the coming weeks.  I so appreciate your visits, and your kind comments….they make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations Gateway to the Seasons Reveal

  1. Lee Ann

    This is simply gorgeous, Kathy! No need to be afraid of coloring, your coloring turned out amazing! Love the sky! And I have to agree with you- the perfect word for this card is nostalgic.

  2. ncguygirl

    This is such a gorgeous card! I love it! Your actions in trying all these new endeavors embody the spirit of this card. You inspire me not only with the beautiful things you create, but by being an example of daring to follow your dreams. Beautiful! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  3. Glenda

    Kathy this is stunning! So much attention to detail! You always go the extra mile to make such gorgeous projects and you can see that in this one! I still hang clothes on the line…love the outdoor smell!

  4. Vicki Chrisman

    love ,love, love… how pretty! What a beauty! Laundry on the line… the best ever!!

  5. Tanya Turner

    Everything. From the colors you chose to the gate opening up to a different world…and the words. Pulls you right in to a place of belonging and belief.

  6. Melody

    Gorgeous! Beautiful collection, too. I love how you used the swirly vines in the corners and all the little flowers all over 🙂 Swirly vines and flowers are my favorite!

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