Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Birthday Card

Hello! Here I am with a birthday card for my son. He turned 30 in May. Does that mean I am getting old? Ha! It kind of hit me. Lately he has been doing a lot of mountain biking. So that explains the card. The bike looks kind of ghost like but his bike is gray so there it is.

The background is a combination of stamping, ink blending and coloring with Copics.

The dirt is ink blended and then stamped with an old Stampin Up stamp I found in my stash that is perfect for dirt. The grass I think is ink blended. The trees and mountains are colored with Copics. The sky is ink blended. The birds are stamped using a Hero Arts set.

The bike stamp was a lucky find. I got it the same day I made the card which was either the day before his birthday or on his birthday. I got it at either Michaels or Joanns and neither one has that great of a selection so I was very lucky to find it. It may not look like a mountain bike but at least it doesn’t have a cute basket on it with flowers.

I put the sentiment on the inside because I didn’t want it on the scene.


  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry stamp set
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • American Crafts Bike stamp
  • Distress Oxide ink

Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Stamp

Hello to you all! I got these new stamps recently and they very cool. There are several sets that go with the create a ‘scape theme. What is cool about them is that you build a scene and the outdoor mountain vibe.

So to create this I used three different stamps pieced/stamped together to make the whole scene. Also a few things are die cut.

The first step was to stamp the three scene pieces and line them up to make the whole scene. Below is the stamp set and die set so you can see what I mean. You don’t have to do it this way but this is what I did. Then do some masking and color blending on the background. Then I die cut the canoe and a few things around it, the wolf, the big tree and the cabin. I colored everything and glued the pieces on to the scene. I used Oxide Distress inks and Copics to color the scene. There is a few rough spots but not bad for my first time doing this. I sent this to my brother for his birthday.

Here is the stamp set and dies since it is kind of hard to explain and the links so that you can see more examples and the rest of the stamps and dies if you are interested. I have nothing to do with Heartfelt Creations but I like the company and these stamps are really cool to me. They are part of the Wilderness Retreat Collection.





  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Stamps
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Dies
  • Copic Markers
  • Oxide Distress Ink

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Card Class

These are cards I made in a class at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo that was last weekend very close to me in Pleasanton. ¬†It was really nice to have my friend Beth come from Utah to take 2 classes and do some shopping. Always more fun to go with a crafty friend. I thought I was not in the mood to do holiday cards but they were fun and I like the way they turned out. Everything was cut out and some of it is a printed paper panel. We did inking on the snowflakes, snowman, skates, gate, wreath and flowers, the assembly and the glitter highlights. The gate on the second card opens which I would not have thought of doing. They make some awesome stamps and dies. It was fun to highlight with glitter which I don’t usually do to much of. I saw that it makes a big difference if you use the super fine glitter verses the chunkier stuff. Also using the right glue makes it look better too. I like the look of the fine glitter much better.

Wedding Card in Peach


This is a wedding card that I created for our neighbors. They are Giants baseball fans so I picked an orange kind of color for it.

Frame РSpellbinders Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight (S5-177) die.

The flower image is Heartfelt Creations stamp Majestic Morning Bouquet (HCPC-3582) which was heat embossed on vellum. I colored on the back side of the vellum with either Copics or Zig Clean Color pens.

The sentiment shape is cut out with a Spellbinder die Fancy Tags (S4-235). The greeting was embossed with gold powder. I cannot quite remember where the greeting came from.

The two hearts I also embossed with the gold powder and hand cut.


Heartfelt Creations Aster Thank You


I created this card for my sister thanking her for my birthday surprise and gift. My hub had her fly up and meet us and I had no idea she was coming. Super nice!

The background is stamped with an Impression Obsession background stamp called Wooden Plank and some Distress Ink.

The green layer was patterened paper cut out with a Spellbinders die called Romantic Rectangles (S5-090). The image was stamped with a Heartfelt Creations stamp from the Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set (HCPC 3499). I inked over the image with some Distress Ink. I colored the leaves and tiny flowers with Copics. I stamped some of the asters from the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters PreCut Set (HCPC 3494) and then cut out a couple layers of different asters using their dies Delicate Asters (HCD 726). I colored the asters with Copics. The sentiment and banner die is from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero set from March 2016.

Merry Monday Challenge 192

This card was created for Merry Monday Challenge 192. The theme for this weeks challenge is berries. I like the idea they have for creating one card a week for Christmas and of course I like that they have themes which helps me a lot. I had in mind to create Christmas cards all year so this is a great challenge.

Merry Monday Challenge


All of the holly and the berry stamps are from Hero Arts set Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787). I like that they have solid leaves and outline leaves in this set. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880). The two rounded corner rectangles are cut with Heartfelt Creations dies from Cut Mat Create 2A & 2B. The inks are from Hero Arts first card kit. I colored the berries in with Copics a little more after stamping to make them a little more bold. The sentiment is embossed with brown powder. The edges are inked with Quick Quotes Amaretto ink.