Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Snowflake Blizzard!




Hi there!  It's Suzanne popping in with a simple subdued holiday card.  I've use two of the new rubber stamp designs, If Kisses Were Snowflakes and Let it Snow Flourished Snowflakes.
Here is how I did it!



If Kisses Were Snowflakes
Supplies:
Quietfire If Kisses were Snowflakes, Let it Snow Flourished Snowflakes
Bazzill 28lb Vellum
American Crafts Black Cardstock
Tsukineko VersaMark Stamp Pad, Brilliance Graphite Black
Glue Dots

Instructions:
  1. Form a tent-fold card base measuring 6.5 x 5 inches from black cardstock.
  2. Cut a piece of vellum larger than the cardbase.  Stamp snowflakes randomly over the surface with VersaMagic.
  3. Let it Snow Flourished Snowflakes
  4. Trim vellum large enough to cover card base front and wrap at least an inch over the back. Score the vellum to match the fold on the card base and adhere it with Glue Dots so the stamped surface is facing down against the black card base.
  5. Stamp snowflake sentiment on the front as shown.

I hope this inspires you to create your own version of this card!
Happy creating! (and stamping!)
Suzanne



Thursday, December 1, 2016

If Kisses were Snowflakes Shaker Card

No snow yet - just rain!  But for those of you who get enough snow as is, you can restrain your blizzard within a shaker card with these new stamps.  I had so much fun with these stamps using one of my favorite techniques - resist embossing.  I first clear embossed the snowflakes from the Let It Snow Flourished Snowflakes stamp set and sponged in different shades of distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, and Blueprint Sketch.)  I did the same with the  If Kisses Were Snowflakes stamp and die cut out the sentiment with an oval die.  I used a slightly larger oval die on the snowflake sheet to create a window for my shaker card.



Using acetate and foam tape, I made my shaker cards with some shaped glitter and white beads.  


Thank you so much for looking!

If Kisses Were Snowflakes - Mounted

Let it Snow Flourished Snowflakes - Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas is the day....



Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a new Christmas card using a gorgeous Quietfire Design stamp.
It'll be Christmas in a couple of weeks (how time flies), so time to get Christmas creative!
For my card I used the Quietfire Design stamp "Christmas is the Day" and just one set of, die-templates...it's that simple :-)


By embellishing with gold accents and Pearls you get that rich Christmas look for your card.
Using 3D foam squares lifts up the wreath a bit.


Hope you like the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs from Holland,
Yvonne

Our Hearts Grow Tender Christmas Scrapbook Layout

Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a Christmas layout featuring the Believe Way with Words die and a Quietfire stamp with a most beautiful quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  My kids are getting older, but even as gawky teenagers, they still adore Christmas and all the special traditions that come with it.


I stamped onto a piece of BoBunny patterned paper and then trimmed and matted it to make a page embellishment.  Here's the stamp - perfect for so many Christmas themed scrapbook layouts.

Our Hearts Grow Tender - Set of 2 Stamps - Mounted

And of course, the word die 'Believe' is a perfect page title, although I suppose I could have used Merry Christmas!  

Believe - Metal Cutting Die

Make sure that you  take a few pictures to capture the memories this Christmas, even if it is not ideal!  This past Christmas we were still in the middle of renovations and the flooring had all been ripped up.  Plywood is not a very conducive environment for Christmas decorating but it is still a special time of year and I'm glad to have these photos to remember it by.  Happy scrapbooking!

Monday, November 28, 2016

A special gift for a friend...

It's a beautiful Monday here on the blog today and i hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and maybe even got a few projects in to do for the holidays.  Today i have a box i made for a friend  and a matching card.


I used the "Always be my friend" set of stamps for the pretty sentiment on the top.  I used a burgandy colored ink to match with my rose colored papers and embossed it with clear to make it stand out.  I love to make these fancy little boxes and this one was fun and easy to make. 


Here is a view from the top so that you can see the gorgeous sentiment.  It's timeless and all three of the sentiments are great for cards and projects.  Thanks so much for dropping by today!





Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sometimes I Look Up


Good Morning Friends.  This is Selma Stevenson today. To create my card,  I used Suzanne's beautiful new Sometimes I Just Look Up rubber stamp.  Just reading this makes you smile, doesn't it!

Sometimes I Just Look Up - Mounted

When I first saw this stamp, I imagined creating a card with it that included butterflies.  In my stash, I had a piece of design paper with butterflies, and of course flowers, to complete this card.

The verse was stamped onto a piece of white card stock, then die cut with a Dotted Scallop Oval die.  Before removing it from the die, light pink ink was sponged around the edges.  

To create a dimensional butterfly, the butterfly die from the Els van de Burgt Studio die set Small Butterfly was used.  A piece of tan dotted design paper was used for the bottom layer to match one of the butterflies in the design paper.  

The flowers in the design paper were duplicated by using Susan's Garden Notes Rose die set.  The smaller rose petals from this die set were used. To complete the card, one pink corner was die cut and added to the upper left side.

The beautiful stamp used can be purchased from Quietfire Creations: 


Products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Dotted Scallop Oval, Small Butterfly, Corners 1, and Garden Notes Rose 1.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

`Christmas is the day that holds all time together`

Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here sharing a Christmas card using the beautiful Christmas stamp, Christmas is the day:
Christmas Is the Day - Mounted
Instructions:

Stamp the sentiment using black archival ink onto ivory card stock.  Die cut sentiment using Spellbinders Labels 47 die. Apply Barn Door Distress Ink along edges.  Die cut light blue card stock using Spellbinders Labels 47 Decorative Elements die.
Create tent fold 5.5" x 4.25" card using red card stock.  Cut Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas papers and layer as shown.
Mount both Labels 47 die cuts using double faced foam tape.  Die cut Memory Box's Hayden Twigs with green card stock.  Assemble as shown and apply red Stickles to berries.  
Fussy cut roses from Graphic 45 paper and adhere.  Apply Stickles (Star Dust) to roses.  Dye seam binding using Barn Door Distress Stain.  Crunch and create triple bow.  Tie together with green twine.
Isn't the stamp just gorgeous?  Love it!!

Before I close, I have to mention the awesome Black Friday sale at Quietfire Design.   It is a great time to buy goodies for your crafty friends...and yourself!  There is a large 50% off section and all stamps are 30% off!  Super sweet!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,



Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank You - Give Thanks - Alcohol Inks Stencil Leaves Easel

 
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog and I thought I'd play with a stencil and alcohol inks... There are several variations using the same stencil, so take a peek...

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thank You", also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a quote stamp  from  Quietfire Design  ("Give Thanks" 2pce set);

 
Scored, and folded my cream toned cardstock to create the easel. Cut a pumpkin colored cardstock same size as card and adhered to front.

Created my alcohol stenciled background using glossy paper I mentioned getting a while back. Taped it to my work surface, then taped the stencil (Pronto "Leaves) down. Dropped various colors of alcohol inks (all the yellows and oranges, some Limeade, Pesto and Espresso). There was a lot of wetness and of course it seeped under the stencil - sigh!!, so I removed the stencil and set it aside to dry.

Now the stencil had a ton of dried ink on it, so not to waste it I continued playing. See below for the various results.

After playing with the other variations, I came back to the original one. I taped the glossy paper down, matched up the stencil, and adhered one end firmly to my work surface. Applied lots of blending solution to my felt and pounced on part of my stencil, then immediately pressed it down on my glossy paper giving the bubbly effect between the solid leaves. Continued applying the blending solution on different areas of the stencil and pressing down on the paper till the whole negative areas were bubbled... 

Trimmed it down, adhered to a sage green cardstock, then onto my card front. Adhered a burgundy narrow ribbon and bow, adding an amethyst cabochon to the bow center.

Die cut the "Thank You" from a cream toned cardstock and a dark colored cardstock. Applied Versamark to the dark one and embossed with Emerald Creek "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder, then adhered both layers together slightly off set, then on to the card front.
On the Floor: Used the same stencil and Distress inks, sponged various colors of yellows, oranges, greens and brown. Dried thoroughly.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Adhered the 3 buttons to act as my stopper using a glue gun.


THE VARIATIONS: (Click on images to enlarge)I applied a generous amount of blending solution to my felt, then swiped it over the glossy paper all over leaving a nice wetness on the paper. IMMEDIATELY flipped it over on to my dirty stencil and pressed down, burnishing the wetness into the stencil to release the dried ink.I  started this one the same as above, then pounced with the wet felt, which released the dried up ink from the stencil.

Note: my stencil had ink on both sides, so the 1st step was the result on one side of the stencil and the 2nd step was the other side of the stencil.
For this one I just used a clean wet felt and and in a cleaning/sweeping kind of motion moved the dried ink off the stencil and onto my glossy paper.
 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dec. 25 Christmas Tag

As much as I love to receive gifts in bags (so handy!) I still love to wrap up Christmas presents and spruce them up with big fat ribbons and pretty picks. And if you do all that, you need a tag to top it all off!  I made this quick one (cause I'm going to need lots of tags!) using Quietifre Design Dec.25  Elizabeth Craft Designs Small PoinsettiaAlphabet 1- Caps, and Tags & More 2 - Deco.  Once you die-cut everything you need, assembly goes very fast!


Diana Nguyen, Christmas, tag, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Quietfire Design, Dec 25, alphabet

Oh, as always, I added a silver layer behind the Dec. 25 to make it pop.  I also added rhinestones and microbeads to the center of the small poinsettia.  I topped it all off with a triple bow using quarter inch ribbons.



Dec.25 - Metal Cutting Die


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"There is always something to be thankful for"

Hello Crafty Friends.  Kathy Jo here sharing a card that can be given to someone special in celebration of Thanksgiving or as a thoughtful thank you gift/card.  The card uses one of the stamps from the Quietfire Design stamp set, Give Thanks:
Give Thanks, Set of 2 Stamps - Mounted
Instructions:

  • Stamp the sentiment onto ivory card stock using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Die cut using die from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares.  While die cut is still in die, apply Distress Ink in Dried Marigold.
  • Die cut gold card stock using Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three die.
  • Create tent fold 5" x 5" card using Kraft card stock.
  • Cut orange and ivory gingham patterned paper from Graphic 45 (6x6 Time to Flourish pad).  Cut patterned band and image from Graphic 45's Place in Time patterned papers (8x8 pad).
  • Adhere all layers as shown. Create double bow from gold ribbon.  Adhere orange twine ribbon.  Cut postage stamp (Graphic 45's Place in Time) and adhere using foam tape.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  

For more beautiful Thanks and Thanksgiving stamps, be sure to check out Quietfire's Thanks-Gratitude stamps.

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,

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