I have been playing with the Italiana Riviera Collection from Heartfelt Creations

I have been playing with the Italiana Riviera Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I love this set of stamps, dies and co-ordinating papers.

AW Italiana 1AW Italiana 2AW Italiana 3AW Italiana 4AW Italiana 5

Materials from Heartfelt Creations:

  • Italiana Riviera 12 X 12 Paper Pad (for background papers and images)
  • Cut, Mat, Create 12 X 12 Paper Pad (for the wedding card sentiment)
  • Decorative Window Scene Die (HCD708)
  • Ornate Gateway Die Set (HCD737)
  • Italiana Grape Clusters Die and Stamp Sets (HCD1773 and HCPC3697)
  • Italiana Grapevines Die and Stamp Sets (HCD1772 and HCPC3696)

Other Materials:

  • Plain card blanks – A6 in purple and 6 X 6 in white
  • White stamping card (Sheena Douglass)
  • Waste black card (recycled packaging)
  • Happy Birthday sentiment stamp
  • Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens (Crafters Companion): Browns (Fawn, Dessert), Purples (Heather, Orchid, Purple), Reds (Crimson, Burgundy)
  • Inkpads: Versafine (Black Onyx), Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs), and purple dye based
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (Silver)
  • PVA and 3D glue gel

How it was all put together:

Backing papers were trimmed from the decorative paper pad. Images were stamped with waterproof ink, cut out and then coloured with watercolour pens. They were then shaped with a ball tool and soft mat to give them dimension. The gate and window decorative elements were cut and embossed from black card. Gilding wax was applied sparingly to give a metallic effect.

I have taken a quick pic on my phone to show you the elements that I used on each card.

Variation 1 – small A6 Birthday Card

AW Italiana 1a

AW Italiana 1

Variation 2 – 6X6 Birthday Card

AW Italiana 2a

AW Italiana 2

Variation 3 – 6X6 Birthday Card

AW Italiana 3a

AW Italiana 3

Variations 4 and 5 – 6X6 Birthday and Wedding Cards

AW Italiana 4a

AW Italiana 4

AW Italiana 5

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