Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!

I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Elegant Fuchsia Oval - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a cream on cream card to share with you using the Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps and dies.

I love the look of the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock when coloring with chalk inks. Such a soft and elegant look to it. Here's a little close-up of the fuchsias.

I used all Natural White card stock for everything except the pink/lavender mat in the background which is from the designer papers in the Cascading Fuchsia Collection.

To make the  fuchsia flowers, I used Emma Lou's video tutorial that you can see here.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #185 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #146 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!



Elegant Fuchsia Oval

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3668 - Cascading Fuchsia Cling
HCPC 3673 - Heartfelt Sentiments Cling
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf Cling
HCD1 762 - Decorative Oval Die
HCD1 763 - Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B
HCDP1 254 - Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Natural White (Neenah); Ink: VersaMark, Purple Hydrangea, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Zing Brown Sugar Embossing Power (American Crafts), fibers (my stash), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, glue gun, distressing tool, make-up applicators, adhesive pearls (Recollections), Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, water mister.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 6 3/8". Cut Natural White 6 3/8" x 9 3/4", score at 4 7/8" and fold crease. Cut pink/lavender designer paper 4 11/16" x 6 3/16", ink edges with Purple Hydrangea and glue to card base. Cut mat with Natural White 4 1/2" x 6", distress edges with tool, ink with Purple Hydrangea and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut Decorative Oval with Natural White and add to card using mounting tape cut into small pieces.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp flowers (1 large, 2 medium, 3 small) and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from underneath. Color flowers with Purple Hydrangea and Tea Leaves Chalk Inks using make-up applicators. Create flowers using the technique found here. Stamp and emboss leaves in the same manner using the Open Leaf Cling Set (1 5-leaf, 2 8-leaf, 2 9-leaf). Spritz back of leaves and shape with fingers. Arrange as pictured and glue in place using glue gun. Make multi-loop fiber bow using Bow-Easy Tool and glue as pictured with glue gun. Add adhesive pearls and Bisque Liquid Pearls.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Die cut with arrow die from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add as pictured using glue (left side) , mounting tape (right side) and Double Dots under the middle.


  1. Stunning. I love this so much. Hugs xx

  2. Kathy, this is gorgeous! Love the cream color and the embossing enamel makes the flowers look extra elegant!

  3. I am n love with your Fuchsias! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  4. Gorgeous work Kathy, so rich and elegant! Your coloring technique with the white enamel and chalks is divine!

  5. Hi Kathy, Stunning card design, love your beautiful fuchsias flowers on this gorgeous Decorative oval die.
    Perfect colours..
    Hugs Pam x

  6. Gorgeous card! All the details are so elegant!

  7. Kathy, this card is incredibly beautiful! I love the soft color palette. Ingenious use of the dies, too!

  8. this is gorgeous love the soft colours you create with your inking and colouring

  9. Such a beautiful card! Hugs and blessings!!

  10. Feminine, elegant and some classy elements
    A fabulous work of art.
    Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge

  11. Hi Kathy! I am in awe of this gorgeous card. I'm so glad you took a close up of the flowers - they are stunning, and I need to go check out the tutorial as well. I could NEVER do anything this amazing, and you never cease to amaze and impress me. When I say "I'm in awe"....I truly mean it! I also LOVE the incredible bow you made with all the loops of baker's twine (at least that's what I think it is). It's absolutely stunning. You obviously put A LOT into this card, and it shows. Truly beautiful! I can never thank you enough for sharing your amazing art with us, and I want you to know how VERY much I appreciate it. Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. This is a wonderful interpretation of this new colors shades...hugs Ada

  13. Hi, It's not for nothing you are on the Heartfelt Team! Hugs

  14. Oh my, this is gorgeous...I love the cream on cream with the intricate die-cuts and lush flowers. Gorgeous creation. Thanks a lot of blessing us with your entry this week at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure to stop by and join us again in another Challenges starting tomorrow. Leaving you with God's Word in Colossians 3:23-24 which says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, I love how this all come together!

  16. this is stunning, love your embossing and colouring and that bow is gorgeous


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