Brandy has been at it again. Tell me this isn't drool worthy! Tell me! Heartfelt Creations recently released the Timeless Amour collection. Before you click through on the link. Call a friend. Confess your infection. Hand your wallet to someone trustworthy who owns a big knife and is not afraid to use it. Tell them not to give your wallet back no matter what you say. Be afraid of the big knife! Now, you are properly prepared to take a look. Go ahead and jump...
This is the first of (I hope) many of the cards that Brandy has/will make from this beautiful collection. Brandy would gladly tell you that she followed this recipe on the Heartfelt Creations website. If you haven't visited the Heartfelt Creations website, do so. If you click to view a particular product they are helpful (?!) and provide the coordinating products as links at the bottom of the product listing. Coordinating products can include paper collections, die sets, additional stamp sets, etc. They combine their own original designs with Spellbinders dies and make their own dies (that work exactly like the Spellbinders dies). Each product will often also have a Related Project Samples tab. This is a link to the projects their designers completed using the product listed. In this case, the "recipe" link I provided above.
One caution, sometimes (not often) the recipe will not include one instruction or another. I don't think Brandy and/or I have figured out why this might be. It could be that the complexity of the design just resulted in one thing being left out, that a particular item/product used is no longer available, etc. Brandy and I have a philosophy on blogging and recipes. Maybe it is self defense, maybe it is delusional. We believe that any creation should be yours and yours alone. What makes it yours is your own talent and skill and sometimes even those little "mistakes" that turn out adding charm and sentiment to projects. So, no need to agonize over "how did they do that", just roll up your sleeves and give it a go. Maybe it doesn't work and you throw your try straight out the window. Maybe it doesn't quite work the way you thought and turn out how your mind envisioned the creation. However, it is sure to be uniquely yours.
Finally, a comment on Brandy's creation. If you clicked through to the recipe link you'll notice right away the color scheme change. I'm a girl that loves the color green. In fact, when I first saw the recipe sample I loved it. However, I think Brandy's pink with a splash of green actually is more eye catching and makes green (to me) the star of this card rather than a monochromatic player that it is in the recipe. Small change, big reward. I think Brandy's card is lovely, don't you?
Andie (for Brandy)