Hello everyone! Soon Eileen Hull's new Heartfelt collection from Sizzix is available and the new dies and embossing folders are wonderful. This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team are showcasing projects made with the new collection.
I made a mixed media card featuring a cute felt house. This would be perfect for someone who has recently moved, but also works for many other occasions. I love house dies and the new House/Pocket Stitchlits is very versatile and can be used for many types of projects. The windows, scalloped eaves and chimney are all great shapes, which can also be used without the house itself. I particularly like the windows and the half-circle window above the door.
I started out with a folded piece of watercolor cardstock (12 x 6 in) and embossed the top two thirds in the Sunburst folder. I carefully rubbed a tiny bit of Distress Micro Glaze into the centers of the sunburst and here and there on the rays.
The color was added with Paper Artsy Infusions. I misted the water pretty heavily with water and sprinkled on A Bit Jaded and Golden Sands Infusions. Infusions are waterbased colored stains. More water was misted on the background to make them blend and run.
The house parts are die cut from wool felt. You might be able to spot that the die cuts holes into the house that you can use for stitching, but I decided not to do that on my house.
Cut old book paper, ink and place behind the windows.
Glue the house together. I added a piece of lace trim to the base of the house.
A cute butterfly, heart and flowers were die cut with the Birds & Butterflies and Stitchy Flowers & Leaves sets.
This pretty butterfly is from the Birds & Butterflies set. I colored the pieces with the same Infusions as used on the background.
The Sunburst background turned out pretty cool.
A sentiment was added with Chit Chat stickers.
I glued the butterfly to the roof and added some pink sequins.
Every house needs a number, and this one is number four. If you make this card for someone's birthday, you can use their age as house number.
Between the sky and the ground area, I adhered two pieces of Tim Holtz Design Tape, as a border.
Thank you so much for visiting today and don't miss checking out all the other beautiful Heartfelt projects by the Inspiration Team.
I have mentioned it before, but in case someone missed it, you can also find lots of die cutting inspiration with Eileen's die in her e-book Die Cutting Magic by Bella Crafts.
Die Cutting Magic is full of inspirational projects using Eileen's dies and embossing folders by Sizzix. It is a really great mix of projects: 3-D home decor and storage items, flowers, cards, mini-books, wearable art, holiday projects, baby and wedding items, scrapbooking layouts and much more, for many different themes. Over 100 projects and 154 pages full of inspiration, both for beginner and advanced papercrafters. I am happy to have eight projects in the book, of which four are tutorials. You'll also find projects by Eileen, the other Inspiration Team members, and a whole bunch of other designers.