Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to my first post as part of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team! Each month, on the last Tuesday of the month, the Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 28th, at noon. The November Hop starts 8am EST on Tues. November 24th and closes Fri. November 27th at midnight. (For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.

You should be coming to my blog from Amy Doria's Blog

I created a 6" x 5" Christmas card from Sparkling Poinsettia and Festive Christmas papers. This card has all the gold and silver gilding and sparkle you need for Christmas! 

I created two flowers one using the Botanical Rose Stamps and Botanical Wings Dies, and one using Arianna Blooms Stamps and Dies.  I stamped the flowers onto ivory cardstock with black ink and then colored them with gold and silver ink. Once the ink was dry, I dabbed the edges of the flowers with more ink and sprinkled them with gold and silver embossing powder. 

I added bells and "snowballs," plus a white Christmas tree. Sparkling twine and a gold doily add to the rustic elegance.

I stamped the Classic Leaf onto ivory cardstock and cut it out with the matching Classic Leaf Die. I colored the leaves with green metallic inks and then "gilded" the edges with gold and silver embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set onto antique gold cardstock with silver ink. I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and cut it out with the arrow banner from the Everyday Heroes Die. A piece of gold and silver satin ribbon wraps the bottom of the card.

As always, I added some simple decoration to the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my rustic-elegant card! Hop on over to Alissa Wells' Blog next. DON'T FORGET...LEAVE A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

November Heartfelt Creations Alunni Blog Hop List:
Gininy Cagle
Emilia van den Heuvel
Glenda Brooks
Kathy Clement
Vicki Dutcher
Mary Faus
Regina M. Hamilton
Amy Doria
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Alissa Wells
Sarah Miller
Lisa Allen

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCDP1-256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
HCPC-3681 Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCPC-3608 Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCPC-3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1-246 Festive Christmas Paper Collection (retired)
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black, Natural, Antique Gold
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Top Boss Watermark, Delicata Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer, Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment (Pheasant Gold, Verdigris, Gold Brocade, Turtle)
Embossing powder: Stampin' Up Sterling Silver, Gold Glory
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Silver and Old Gold Diagonal Stripe Satin Ribbon, Iridescent White Metallic String
Tree, bells, snowballs, doily: craft supply


  1. Gorgeous festive card Gloria!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Stunning! I love the look of the flowers! Well done!

  3. Stunning card love the layout and those flowers are gorgeous love how you embossed the edges with gold/silver EP.

  4. I just love the silver and gold combo and these glorious blossoms! Now it can be Christmas! xo

  5. Comfort and Joy a beautiful vintage design.

  6. I love the combination of papers, enamel, embossing and embellishments. So pretty and festive.

  7. I love how the flowers and leaves look almost molten in spots. What a great affect!

  8. I love how the flowers and leaves look almost molten in spots. What a great affect!

  9. Love your rustic silver and gold. Beautiful.

  10. Wonderful work, Well Done .

  11. Stunning card...love those flowers and the texture added over it..they look beautiful! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Those flowers with the extra embossing on the edges are gorgeous!!

  13. beautiful job on the flowers!!

  14. beautiful job on the flowers!!

  15. Wow, Gloria! You are such an inspiration! I love those gold and silver embossed flowers and adding the tree, the snowball and the jingle bells just stole my heart! Beautiful card!

    1. :::waving at Sara::: Thanks, Sara! I am happy you like the card. It is very different for me to use so much EP, but once I got into it, I had fun! ;)

  16. Gorgeous and I just love love love those flowers....

  17. Such lovely layere!
    Carla from Utah

  18. Love your roses on the card. Beautiful!

  19. Wow a lot of nice touches on your card! The flowers look great with the embossing powder on them, the bells are fun and also the doily.

  20. Beautiful card, love your roses