Time to Celebrate!

Time to Celebrate HC 04b

Time to Celebrate

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to celebrate with another edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today’s card features this adorable vintage alarm clock stamp, some fun banners and glittery ribbon.

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I stamped the alarm clock with the Alarm and Watch PreCut Set. I used Versamark ink and gold embossing powder to stamp the image onto green cardstock.  I wanted to have a base that looked like aged metal.  Then I went in and colored the clock with a silver metallic marker.  It really does look like vintage metal, and adding Glossy Accents to the clock face makes it look like old glass.  I have some other ideas I’d like to try with this great stamp, and I’d love to see how you use it, too!

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I used the Once Upon a Time Die to cut out my stamped circle sentiment from the Time Sentiments PreCut Set.  And since nothing says “Celebrate” like a trio of angled banners, I added those beneath my sentiment.

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I used glittery copper ribbon on top of a strip of natural jute ribbon to add sparkle, texture and visual interest.

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And here’s a peek at the inside of the card:

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It’s so easy to finish the inside of a card when you have a pre-designed card front and a sentiment ticket already done for you in the paper collection.

Here’s a detailed supply list and step by step instructions for creating this card:

Heartfelt Creations Products and Product Carried by HC:  Paper: HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection; Stamps:  HCPC Embrace Time Background PreCut Set, HCPC 3594 Time Sentiment PreCut Set, HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set; Dies: HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die; Other: 452255 Grand Calibur; DDots Double Dots Foam Circles
Other Products: Paper: teal cardstock, white cardstock, watercolor paper, black glitter cardstock.  sage green cardstock; Ink: Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Evergreen Bough;  Versamark Embossing Pad, Gold Embossing Powder; Silver Metallic Pen; Tea Dye Distress Stain; Copper Metallic ribbon, copper metallic button, copper rhinestones, game spinner hands, antique brass brad, Glossy Accent, craft mat, Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural 1.5” natural jute ribbon, water brush.
Create a 6” x 6” card base from teal cardstock.  Cut the clock collage card front from the paper collection.  Ink and distress the edges.  Stamp the Embrace Time Background onto the smooth side of watercolor paper using Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Press Tea Dye Distress Ink onto craft mat.  Spritz with water until small beads form.  Swipe the stamped image through this until the desired background is achieved.  Trim into a 3 ½ x 4 ¼” rectangular shape and cut a fish tail on one end.  Use the Tea Dye Distress Stain to create ink blots on the background.  Dry and mat onto sage green cardstock. Wrap the top with burlap ribbon and copper metallic ribbon.  Glue onto left hand side of card front. 
Use Versamark ink to stamp the alarm clock onto sage green cardstock.  Heat emboss with Gold embossing powder.  Cut out.  Color the large bells and the outer rim with Silver Metallic Marker.  Use foam dots to add to card, as shown.  Stamp the Time Sentiments PreCut Set onto white cardstock with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Heat Emboss with clear embossing powder.   Die cut. Use a water brush to add Tattered Rose and Tea Dye ink to sentiment circle.  Back with the fancy flourish sentiment that has been colored with Evergreen Bough DI. Use foam dots to add to card.  Cut three tapered banners from scraps of paper collection.  Mat with black glitter cardstock.  Tuck under the Celebrate seal.  Add copper metallic ribbon, bow and button.  Cut the celebrate tag from the paper collection and glue beneath the bow.  Glue the card front onto the card base.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog today where you’ll find wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team.  Or, you can click on their links in my side bar.

And that’s it for me today, friends!  I hope you’ll take time to celebrate the every day miracles in your life today.  Thanks for stopping by!  Your visits and comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.

Cheerio,

kathy

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10 thoughts on “Time to Celebrate!

  1. ncguygirl

    So pretty! I know this is one of those cards that knocks your socks off when you can see it up close and personal vs through a photo. Great job!

  2. smithgfb

    Wow! This piece just speaks to me! I have been watching this stamp and your card is really making me want it. Just a very beautiful piece!

  3. candycolwell

    Really pretty card, Kathy. You’re a girl after my own heart with this combination of browns and teals. 🙂 Love your design and the papers. The little alarm clock and the “celebrate” ribbon are such cute embellishments. I also love the interior of the card and those gorgeous paper flowers. <3 Candy

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