Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Cards

Hi to you all.

I've been busy fiddling with some of my stash over the school holidays (don't tell my husband - he thinks I'm cleaning up my stash). I've been making up some of the kits that I haven't had time for last year. (I'll post photos of them in the next few days.) But ... I couldn't help myself buying the latest Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Card kit (as well as some other of their bits and pieces) because of the gorgeous bright colours they've used in this collection. I don't know if you are familiar with Heartfelt Creations, but their papers and stamps etc are usually more muted, antique in their colours; so this collection is a lovely surprise.

I also love using kits when I'm not making cards for commissions, because I get to try out someone else's style and I don't have to think too much - they're like a card-making holiday!

Anyway, I'll start with the card my son appropriated to give to his "girl"friend for her birthday party last weekend. (They've been special friends since Prep and they've always said they will get married when they're older. Even now (just finished Year 5) they still have a special regard for each other and it's lovely to see the bond they share.)

I had to colour and shape the flowers for this card. They are a new design called Majestic Blooms and can be used to create chrysanthemums,  carnations, grevilleas, etc. The sentiment stamp is great - by stamping twice, you can get the ring and then the banner that threads through it. You can't really see it in the photo, but the ring is raised with foam tape and the banner is shaped. Around the edge I placed drops of glue and then sprinkled with glitter. 

This second card used similar techniques as the previous card. Everything was precut which made it super quick and easy.

The centre oval is raised on foam tape and the flowers were coloured and shaped before being adhered in place. The centres of the flowers uses a glue dob with "brown gala glitz" sprinkled over top. This mixture is amazing as it has a variety of metallic looking spheres and mica shards; and really looks like a collection of stamens when it's dry.

I didn't realise how wobbly my line of glue and glitter was when I outlined the plaid area. IRL it doesn't really look that bad. I should have used a fine tip on my glue.

The images and colours on the card toppers are gorgeous and made such easy cards. Even without the added flowers etc.

This was the most simple of the cards as there was only one flower to create.

The dots around the green shape are the glue and glitter again. Looking at Emma Lou's video again, I could have just spread little smears of glue and glitter all across, or even a spritz of glimmer mist to add a little more texture.

This last card I'm going to give to my Mum as a condolence card, as she's got a funeral tomorrow for a dear friend she's known for almost 60 years. I'll find a little "memories" tag to tuck under the sentiment and then attach a nice verse inside.

Even though it's bright and colourful, I think it's appropriate because there were so many fun times had with that family when I was growing up, and that's what we should remember.

I hope you've enjoyed my precis of this card kit, and now I can try out some of my own ideas using the paper and stamps I bought that match. Yey!

Anyway, bye for now,


1 comment:

  1. Oh my, these are absolutely beautiful Janelle, I've not tried card kits before and am totally interested, it seems like such a great way to have things go perfectly together... maybe I should try it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


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