Mar 28, 2018

Hey Gorgeous - Heartfelt Creations

Hi Friends and welcome back to my blog today. I really love the large peony images on this stamp set from Heartfelt, and i wanted to try something a little different.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a CAS card.  Although using the Zig Clean Brush Markers may not have been so CAS; the card itself lends to a CAS style.

I invested in these markers last year and have only used them a few times, with these wonderful coloring images in this collection i wanted to use them. 

I started out by stamping with versa mark ink and heat setting with white embossing powder. I colored the images before i cut them out. Using Pink; Light Pink, Dark Red and Yellow along with a water brush. I kept my paper towel close by to dab off excess color. 

Although this is not my normal style, i love making this gorgeous image a focal point.  It really needs to be one.  And the Hey Gorgeous sentiment from the Heartfelt Love Collection was perfect

See you next week! thank you for dropping by today

HC PRODUCTS USED                              
HCD1 7175 Peony Bud and Blossom Die
HCPC 3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp
HCPC 3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
TSMP 900 Memento Dye Ink Pad- Tuxedo Black
RPE 1685 Embossing Powder White
RAHT Ranger Heat Tool
359503 Funnel Tray
DDOTS Double Dots – 3D Foam

<p> <b>Other Products: </b>
OTHER PRODUCTS White Cardstock; Versa Mark Ink; Canson Water Color Paper; Antique Linen Distress Marker; Zig Color Crush Markers in ( Pink; Light Pink; Deep Red; Yellow)  Water Brush; ; Blue painters tape. Wink of Stella Clear; paper towel.
For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony collection, watch the tutorial at
</p><p> <b>Instructions: </b>
PARAGRAPH 2For Card Base: Card base is 5x7 on white card. Stamp out one large blossom and 2 small blossoms from the Peony Bud and Blossom Cling stamp using versa mark ink onto canson water color paper, Apply a coat of white embossing powders and heat set. Do this to all three. 
PARAGRAPH 3Using your Zig Clean Color Brush Markers color all three images using the colors mentioned.  I placed yellow in the centers first then went from lightest to darkest, blending out with my water brush.  The dark red I only needed to add very small amounts to the tops of the petals.  I kept paper towel close to dab off excess color
PARAGRAPH 4 Once you are happy with your coloring set aside to dry, In mean time cut a 4.75 x 6.75 on Canson water color paper, tape off edges with blue painters tape.  I did this to create a border.  Take the Antique Linen distress marker and using the brush end go around the taped edge and create a thick line.  Take your water brush and blend this edge out to the center.
PARAGRAPH 5 Check your colored images and make sure they are dry; die cut these out using the coordinating die set.  Set on taped off card to get an idea where you would like them to go.  Use the antique Linen marker in the area where the cluster of peonies will go and add some shadow, blend out edges to smoothe the line. Heat set to dry
PARAGRAPH 6Using the small peony bud image stamp in three random areas on outside edge with versa mark ink and apply white embossing powder; shake off excess and heat set. Place down colored images again to decide where you would like your sentiment to go and stamp with black tuxedo ink. Place large peony down first and tuck in one of the smaller ones in bottom left. I decided to place the second smaller peony on lower right corner and trimmed off the edge. I went over the peonies with wink of stella clear. Attach to card base

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