Sunday, February 12, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

Welcome to Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!


This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects!

Before we get to the good stuff, I'll share my project!  I've been wanting to mask one of the diecuts for ages and I've finally got a plan together. I really love the subtlety of this project.
Here is how you can make it, too!

Supplies:

A Way With Words – Together die   Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs Site
A Way With Stencils – Heart and Paw Prints Sprays stencil                                         Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs Site 
Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Midnight Black
Cardstock - Light Pink, Dark Pink, Black
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper
Glue Dots Permanent GlueTape
Foam Adhesive
MISTI stamp positioner or similar
Die cutting machine
Scotch Removable Tape

 Instructions:
1.       Form a side-fold card base measuring 6” x 7.25” from dark pink cardstock. Cut a rectangle panel from Specialty Stamping paper measuring 5” x 6.5”.  Cut a panel slightly larger in pale pink to create a mat.  Cut another panel slightly larger again from black to mat the pale pink panel.
2.       Lightly sponge Spun Sugar in all over the white panel. Allow to dry.
3.       Die cut Together from Stamping Mask Paper. Weed out the counterspaces and peel the release paper from the back. 


4.       Adhere the mask near the bottom of the white panel as shown. (Designer Tip: If the Distress Ink is not dry, the mask will not stick to the cardstock!)  Lightly sponge over and around the mask with Victorian Rose.  Remove mask. The masking paper uses a removable adhesive so it is easy to peel off.  AND it’s reusable!
 

 
 

5.       Stamp the sentiment just above Together.  Allow to dry.  This is no time to smear it!
6.       Adhere the stencil in position with removable tape and lightly sponge the hearts with Victorian Rose. The stencil doesn't have to be straight.  Position it the way you'd like to see the spray arc over the quotation. I like the hearts to appear as if they are fading out.  If you happened to be using a larger piece of white paper, now is the time to trim it!
 
 
 
7.       Assemble the main panel with the mats behind as shown.  Adhere this to the card base with foam adhesive to give it a bit of dimension.  Lovely!
 


And now for the good stuff!
 
Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne (you're here right now!)
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma
   
What would a celebration be without a giveaway!? I'm giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog. 

Make sure you leave a comment below before midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts for chances to win on their blogs! You can go back if you've missed any of them. 

Good Luck!
See you over on Wanda's and Connie's blogs tomorrow.

79 comments:

  1. Such a perfect sentiment with such beautiful meaning for soulmates! Love the subtle background, so pretty!

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  2. I have a young couple very dear to me that is going through a bit of a rough patch. This sentiment would be just perfect for an encouragement card for them.

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  3. Lovely card with a beautiful sentiment! I love the subtle background with the sponged hearts and masked die cut! Pretty colors!

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  4. So elegant and exquisitely simple. Very inspiring.

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  5. So elegant and exquisitely simple. Very inspiring.

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  6. So very beautiful!!! I love the soft effect of the masking and the wonderful sentiment.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. Sentiment is lovely
    Will have to try this with the diecuts x

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  8. I love the softness of the background and the sentiment is perfect.

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  9. lovely sentiment and great card for a wedding or anniversary or just in time for valentine's day.

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  10. What a beautiful card and sentiment! This sentiment would be perfect for my son and his new bride.

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  11. So soft and beautiful, perfect for that special someone. Thanks and have a lovely day!

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  12. Gorgeous project Suzanne, subtle, pretty and a perfect sentiment.

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  13. I love your beautiful card and the demonstration of how to create a background for stenciling from the die!

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  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing how you created it.

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  15. So lovely and soft and great combo of die and stamps! I should try masking with the word dies too!

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  16. Beautiful! love the stencil and the masking!

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  17. Lovely masking effect. The softness of this card is beautiful.

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  18. I love the soft beauty the sponging adds to your lovely sentiment! (even tho it's the kitty paw prints on that stencil that really make my heart go pitter-patter. lol!)

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  19. Your card is so beautiful! I love the word together and thank you for sharing how you made it.

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  20. The combination of the softness of the distress ink, the stamped image, and the die cut make this a card worth framing.

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  21. Beautiful card. Thanks for the how-tos.

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  22. I never thought of using the die cut as a mask - I LOVE the softness of the look. Then, we still have the die cut to use on another project - two for one!!!
    Thank you Suzanne - I don't know what I'd do without your beautiful stamps and diecuts!

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  23. Very beautiful plan! Love the sentiment!

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  24. Love this quote. Perfect for weddings coming up.

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  25. I love the idea of using a die cut word as a stencil. Must try it.
    Thanks for the idea.

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  26. Beautiful card with a breathtaking sentiment that would make one swoon! This would be perfect for a wedding invitation! Love!

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  27. So very pretty. Got engaged on Valentine's Day so it is a special day.

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  28. I love the masking technique. Makes it so much more subtle!

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  29. What a beautiful card! I so love the calligraphy!

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  30. What an awesome tutorial and a beautiful card.

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  31. Beautiful card and great techniques! Love the soft background!!!

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  32. Great techniques and lovely simple card! Love it...Nadia W

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  33. You always amaze me with a new technique. This is so soft and subtle. Perfect for this week! TFS

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  34. Thanks for sharing a great technique and a beautiful card!

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  35. Wow, this card is just fabulous! Such a subtle, yet, striking effect! I love everythign about this! So elegant! Thank you for the tutorial on this technique! Can't wait to try it!

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  36. I love the way you used the die as a stencil. Pinks are great. I love pink. Carmen G.

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  37. the colors are subtle.
    Beautiful project.
    thanks for sharing.

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  38. What a great project! Very impressive, light and inspirational!

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  39. Beautiful - Love the sentiment!

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  40. Beautiful sentiment. Love the muted background Suzanne.

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  41. I love everything about this card. It is so soft and elegant. Thank you for the tutorial! Can't wait to try it.

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  43. Beautiful card - Beautiful thought.

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  44. Love this card so beautiful with the soft pinks and the sentiment is perfect

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  45. The soft stenciled background, combined with stamps and beautiful dies couldn't be more perfect!

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  46. I like the use of the die image as a stencil. Loved the pink colours.

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  47. Love the "Together" Die and the words from the stamp. Great presentation

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  48. Love the way you used the diecut as a mask. Brilliant! And it turned into such a sweet, sweet card!

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  49. Love this card I pinned it the other day. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

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  50. I love the quiet simplicity of the design that focuses on the stamped verse. I always enjoy your creations!

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  51. What a beautiful card! It is so soft and romantic with the pale pink color, the hearts, the elegant calligraphy! I'm so glad you included your instructions!

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  52. I really love the beautiful and elegant font in your die cut words, so pretty.

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  53. Beautiful card!
    Love the design of it - thanks for the instructions!

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  54. Love the card! Thanks for the info about how to make it, too.

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  55. This is absolutely stunning! I love this sentiment stamp and the masked "together" is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  56. Just joining in today and I love what the designers have created! your word dies are so beautiful and I love seeing them in action!! So glad that you decided to do the dies with your lettering! TFS!

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  57. Gorgeous card! I
    love the stenciling
    and the masking you
    did. So pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. Beautiful card!!! Love the sentiment!!!

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  59. I always love your work, it is at all times: elegant.

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  60. Beautiful - this is a great idea to try.

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  61. Hi Suzanne, a great stencil and Die combination, love the soft and subtle tones you've used, showcasing these new products so well!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
    {Thank You Candy at Shaz in Oz Blog}

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  62. Love your style. I have always wanted to learn calligraphy and your beautiful stamps mean I can get the look even though I don't have the skills! Thanks for the inspiration. ��

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  63. Lovely sample card...great idea to use your die cut as a stencil.

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  64. I absolutely love this. This is so beautiful. I will definately be trying this! I wish I were 1/2 as creative! Cindy from Spring Hill, Florida

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  65. Thank you for sharing your technique and your beautiful fonts with the world!

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  66. So pretty. I love the softness created through the stencil.

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  67. Pretty card and love the sentiment.

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  68. Adore this sentiment and the vey soft pastel colors used in the masking.

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  69. Quiet fire has such lovely sentiments. This one is so appropriate for so many reasons.

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  70. Absolutely ADORE this card Suzanne :) it's the perfect anniversary card :)

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  71. So enjoyed this hop, seeing all the wonderful creative uses of the new sentiments and dies. Could never comment on Diana's. Blog. Tried twice but hers was lovely as were the others. Thanks for sharing the new products in this way!

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