Tuesday, October 27

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers OCTOBER blog hop


and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers OCTOBER blog hop!

as CHRISTMAS is approaching fast all i can think of is poinsettias, CHRISTMAS trees and presents! and of course what is better than a hand-made card full with sparkles and glitter!!!

today's inspiration from me is created with my favourite HEARTFELT CREATIONS christmas releases - SPARKLING POINSETTIA collection -

HCPC3323 large elegant word background cling stamp set
HCPC3681 sparkling poinsettia candle cling stamp set
HCPC3682 sparkling poinsettia swirl cling stamp set
HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

for my background i used white cardstock, which i stamped with HCPC3323 large elegant word background cling stamp set and embossing ink. then i heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and coloured the cardstock with a mix of TIM HOLTZ distress ink TEA DYE and OLD PAPER.

i stamped the candle {HCPC3681 sparkling poinsettia candle cling stamp set} on white cardstock, coloured the flame and the poinsettias with TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads - WORN LIPSTICK, FIRED BRICK, SQUEEZED LEMONADE and PEELED PAINT and fussy cut the image.

the greenish leafy swirls i stamped with HCPC3682 sparkling poinsettia swirl cling stamp set and embossing ink, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and fussy cut the swirls. then i coloured them with TIM HOLTZ peeled paint distress ink.

for the poinsettias i used HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set and HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die. to shape them i had the best helper ever - HEARTFELT CREATIONS' deluxe flower shaping kit. once i was satisfied with the result, i coloured the poinsettias with WORN LIPSTICK, FIRED BRICK and SQUEEZED LEMONADE distress ink pads and adhered a few gold pearls in the middle of the flowers.

i hope you enjoyed my project today!

if you followed the right path, you came here from mary faus' blog and
your next stop is lisa allen's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
glenda brooks
alissa wells
sarah miller
kathy clement
amarilys doria
gini williams cagle
ujjwal gupta
mary faus
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
lisa allen

this hop starts today, october 27th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, october 30th, 2015 at midnight EST. and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

 the winner will be announced on the participating blogs at noon on saturday, october 31st, 2015. 

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,


merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous embossing! I love the golds and colours you combined in your card. Beautiful!

Glenda said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love all that pretty embossing! Well done girl!

Carol Sterenstein said...

The embossing and the dimension and the color--you really created a beautiful card, Emmy! Thank you!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely use of gold!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the distressed look.

Becca Cruger said...

In answer to your question: NOTHING is better than glitter. :) And boy does this card deliver on the sparkle. It's amazing.

Regena said...

Gorgeous christmas card!!love the gold embossing

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and so rich looking with the gold embossing.

Caroline D. said...

Stunning! When I saw the first photo, I loved the softness of the colors, but then when I scrolled down a little and saw the photo taken at an angle, I honestly said "WOW!" when I saw the dimension. Love it!

Unknown said...

Love your flowers.

kartkadopolski said...

wow! I definitely must try to do card like this! LOVE IT!

nannapat said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us, it is truly stunning. I love this stamp and your poinsettias are absolutely perfect. Pat x

D.Ann C said...

Gorgeous poinsettia and distressed layers behind it!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the script background!! It's awesome.. The poinsettia is gorgeous!!
Moxie Craftie

Darlene said...

Just GORGEOUS! Love your flowers and the dimension is fabulous!

C. M. Taylor said...

You have done a spectacular job of bringing all the beautiful elements of card art together, and you did it in such an elegant manner!
Your design is so rich. The colors you choose are stunning and subtle. The layers add just the right dimension to make the embossing background just pop. The embossing on the candle and leaves just takes them to the next level in detail and your pearl caps top it all off. What can one say...........this card is special and the artistic work stunning. TFS

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, this is amazing! Ilove all the layering you did here...and your use of gold embossing powder makes everything feel so rich and festive. Gorgeous work!

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

I love the gold embossing it's very elegant. Beautiful card!

Kara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

CarolN said...

Love the candle & poinsettia stamp. Beautiful card!