Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moments of Silence with a double matting using washi tape

So I have no musical ability at all but I've always wished I was able to play the piano.  Music just adds so much to life and can evoke all sorts of emotions.  So when I saw this quote penned by Suzanne of Quietfire Design, I pretty much came up with this card all designed in my head.  I love it when it actually works out as imagined.  



I created a frame by using Rectangle dies to make a double layer of matting.  I used a black marker to add a black edge then used silver glittery washi tape leaving about 1/8th edging of black.



The frame is then popped up above the stamped image using foam tape.  I added the Memory Box Virtuoso Music die above the frame after coloring it with markers and brushing with Wink of Stella.



A clean and simple card for the music lover in your life!


Moments of Silence - Mounted






Monday, June 19, 2017

Always believe.....


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a card using the Quietfire Design stamp "Always Believe".
Usually I use black ink to stamp, but this time I chose gold to match the golden die-cut.


By using matching colours, you "pull" the different layers together even more.
Using 3D foam squares for each layer give the card an extra 3D effect.


I hope you like the card. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs from Holland,
Yvonne

Smile - Worry Does Not Empty - Overstamping Technique


Hi there, Yogi here today with an over-stamping technique...

I'm using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Sweet Smiles" 2pce set also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a couple Quietfire Design stamps "Worry Does Not Empty..." and "Leafy Acanthus Background"

Scored and folded my white cardstock to create a 5"w x 7"h card. Cut a piece of blue pearilzed Bazzill cardstock and then a piece of light blue cardstock, layering one on top of the other.

Used my Misti to stamp the Penny Black "Hidden Lane" using Versafine Black Onyx onto an Oxide background paper, making sure the black was nice and black all over.... Adhered to front of card.

Die cut the "Smile" from a white cardstock.

Inside of Card:

On a piece of white cardstock stamped the quote using the black and clear embossed.

Inked the "Acanthus" stamp with Versamark and stamped over the text. Clear embossed. Sponged and direct to paper using Distress "Peeled Paint". Used a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess ink on the clear embossed areas. Trimmed the piece down and adhered to the light blue and the pearlized blue cardstocks, then adhered to inside of card. (See detail images below - you can see the shine from the embossing and the steps to create it yourself.)




Step 1: Stamp quote using a black and clear emboss.
Step 2: Stamp with the background stamp using a clear embossing pad like Versamark and clear emboss. (you can see the shine from the clear embossing)
   
 Step 3: Sponge with you Distress ink color of choice. Preferable a deep toned color that will give contrast.
Step 4: with the same stamp pad color, go over your whole design direct to paper getting nice contrasts in shading.



Step 5: Mist a paper towel lightly with water and rub over the inked surface, removing ink on the embossed areas. Voila you're done - easy peasy. Now trim down and layer onto corresponding colors of cardstock and then onto your card.

Click on any image to enlarge.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Listen to the Music

There are lots of brand new stamps in the Quietfire Design store this month and wow are they ever t beautiful.  Today i decided to pick a few of them with music themes and create a few cards to share.


First up is a card i did using the brand new release stamp called "Moments of Silence".  I wanted to make something really special with this so i shopped around in my stash and found some pretty Bo Bunny papers that i just got and a chipboard frame from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and set to work.


So first i stamped my image on vellum and embossed it with clear embossing powder and let it cool.


Then i took my frame and inked it with Versafine ink so it was super black and then i added clear embossing powder and heated it until it was beautiful and shiny like the stamped image I did.


To assemble my card i cut a pice of pink the size of the frame and glued it to the back with the vellum stamped image on top.  Then i cut pieces of coordinating paper to mat the frame and glued them together like you see above.  And lastly i attached all of it to a white card that i trimmed to fit.




This was a really fun and super easy card to make and the chipboard frame really sets the sentiment off in the middle of the card.


Here is a link so that you can order one of these gorgeous stamps.... here


And i had time for another quick card with the new "Music in my heart" stamp.  This one i kept really simple too and stamped my sentiment on paper first and then cut it out with a circle die so that it was centered.  Then i created a basic card and tied pretty black bias ribbon around it and added the sentiment over it.  All it needed was a pretty bow and a rhinestone.  And it's ready to mail out.




Thank you so much for stopping and i hope you are having a fun summer and get in a little time for crafting... take care and enjoy your week.




Monday, June 12, 2017

The Music in my heart...

Hello Crafty Friends!  Did you all enjoy the Quietfire Quick FX stencil blog hop?  It was a great week here at Quietfire Creations as we were able to share projects using Quietfire Designs' Stencils along with other Quietfire Design products...such as the newly released stamps.  Oh- there are so many delicious new stamps released!  The stamp I used today is one of the new releases: The music in my heart.  I cannot help but think of my mom after reading this stamp as she used to love to sing and play a guitar.  Even though I cannot hear her music anymore, I have the fondest memories of her music.  The stamp would be perfect on a scrapbook page of her.  Also, it would be great on a card to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them or a happy moment shared together.  The project I am sharing today is a card for a friend.
Instructions:

  • A square tent fold card was created using ivory paper.  
  • Two layers of Tim Holtz paper was cut smaller than the card base and adhered as shown.  
  • Tim Holtz music patterned paper was torn, Distress Paint (Picket Fence) was applied and dried.  It was adhered to the card base.
  • A canvas doily was glued to the base.  
  • The quote was stamped onto scrap patterned paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.  
  • Tim Holtz' flowers (from Botanical Layers) was adhered to the sentiment and the scrap paper was fussy cut around the flowers.  
  • Double faced foam tape was used to secure it onto the canvas doily.  
  • Stickles and pearls were added.
  • A triple bow using Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon was adhered.  
  • A butterfly from the Botanical layers was the finishing touch- glued to the bow center.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the card!

May you always have beautiful music long after it was heard no more.

Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Moments of Silence are part of the Music


Happy Monday to You!!!!  Wanda here today from hot Southern Iowa.  Our highs are in the 90's F and it's only June!!  

Quietfire Design has beautiful new stamps - they can all be found HERE - and I've used Moments of Silence on this card.  It is stamped with Archival Ink Watering Can onto Specialty Stamping Paper, die cut, Vintage Photo ink stenciled while the paper is still in the die, edges inked with Antique Linen after removing from die, Vintage Photo ink splattered using a water brush.


The background is created on Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock with Distress Oxide Inks, embossed with a folder, inked over with Distress Ink, wrapped with Tissue Tape, and some of the edges distressed a bit.
The Monkey Hipster is stamped, die cut, colored and layered on.

I love how this card came out.  I think the monkey looks like someone that would enjoy writing/playing music.  

Thanks for following along!!

Hugs, Wanda

#hipforsummer


Supplies --

Quietfire Design Rubber Stamp - Moments of Silence
Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock (Ranger)
Watercolor Paper
Archival Ink - Watering Can, Jet Black (Ranger)
Distress Oxide Inks - Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce (Ranger)
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke (Ranger)
Distress Marker - Cracked Pistachio (Ranger)
Water Brush
Hipster Stamps (Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz)
Chimp Hipter Cutting Die (Sizzix)
Thinlits Stitched Ovals Cutting Die (Sizzix)
Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz Idea-ology)
Music Charm






Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wishing you Glitter and Sparkles....


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here wih a card that is all about glitter!
For my card I used the brandnew Quietfire Design stampset Wishing You Whimsy (set of 4 stamps).
The die-cuts as well as the usd inkpad all have a little sparkle.
A card that for sure will brighten up someone's day!


Materials used:
  • Quiefire Design: Wishing You Whimsy (set of 4 stamps)
  • Geo die template
  • Delicata gold inkpad
  • acryllic stamp block
  • cardstock: white, purple. gold, glitter
  • 3D foam tape, glue

I hope you like the card and wish you a sparkly day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs from Holland,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Quietfire Quick FX Blog Hop Winners

Here are our winners
Congratulations!
US prizes will be distributed by Robyn Josephs (once she has received them from me!)
If your comment is shown below, please email me with your snailmail address, so I can send off your prize!

Suzanne: 


Yogi:   Carla from Utah (please confirm your address!)

Yvonne:


Teresa: 

Robyn:
 

Wanda:  Janet Day (already sent!)
Diana: Deborah Jennings (already sent!)
Kathy Jo:  Charmaine Stack (please confirm your address!)

Grand Prize Winner of a full set of Quietfire A Way With Stencils:
Carmen  Galloway! 
(I'm pretty sure we're up to date with your address Carmen!)

Thanks for joining us!  We hope everyone enjoyed the hop and got some great ideas - I did!
See you, almost daily, right here with more great projects.
There will be more fun blog hops later this year.
Happy creating, Suzanne
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