Thursday, June 27, 2019

Recycling Sewing Patterns

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a few cards that use old sewing patterns for backgrounds.  I recently did an article on this topic for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine  and I am just enamoured with the old patterns.  They make such easy and pretty cards.  Here's a couple of examples:



Here's what you need to make your card background - an old sewing pattern, white cardstock and some gel medium.  I usually find old sewing patterns at thrift stores and one pattern goes a long way. Take a section of the patterned tissue and adhere it to a pre-cut layer of cardstock with the gel medium.  Gel medium is essentially an acrylic paint without the pigment so it dries clear, smooth and it is archivally safe.  It comes in different thicknesses and finishes - for cards, I'd recommend the matte finish.  This gel medium by Prima works really well.


When the gel medium is dry, about 10-20 minutes depending upon how thick you've applied it, put it in an embossing folder and run it through your manual die cutting machine to add a whole bunch of texture.


Then, simply add a Quietfire Design die cut word, or a stamped quote.  You can add a bit of ribbon, paper flowers or other embellishment but that's it.  Easy, huh?

Here's a card that was published in the summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine.   I created a sewing pattern flower by twisting strips of sewing tissue and winding in a circle on a sheet of two sided adhesive.  I coloured it by giving it a quick spray with dye ink spritzer.  Add the die cut small Happy Birthday and you've created a unique card.



Quietfire Design Supplies Used:  Celebrate and small Happy Birthday dies, I Will Write Peace rubber stamp

Other Supplies:  Prima gel medium and pink flowers, Multi-craft wooden bird and rhinestone trim, Sizzix and Stampin Up! embossing folders, Clearsnap ink








Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rosemary Notecard


Hey Quietfire Fans! I was busy this past weekend playing with the Gentle Thoughts stamp set which is perfect for creating projects for that gardener in your life. By combining the stamp set with a few other stamps and some A Way With Words dies, they were the perfect for creating my Rosemary Notecard. This notecard is perfect to give to that gardener in your life. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite summer time beverage and learn how to recreate my notecard at home.

To start, die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of white cardstock. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink onto the Rosemary word stamp from the Gentle Thoughts stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail banner. Place the notched end of the Stitched Fishtail Banner 2 1/4" from the Rosemary word. Run through your diecutting machine. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the banner. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly onto the banner as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Die cut a 2 1/2" Stitched Oval out of white cardstock. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink onto the Rosemary stamp from the Gentle Thoughts stamp set and stamp onto the middle of the stitched oval. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Antique Linen Distress Ink over the entire surface of the stitched oval. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly onto the stitched oval as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the stitched oval. Ink the edges of the stitched oval using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Garden Goddess patterned paper, choose a green paper. Die cut the 3" Stitched Rectangle out of one side of the patterned paper. Die cut the 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of the other side of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of both stitched rectangles. Ink the edges of both stitched rectangles out of Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the 3" Stitched Rectangle to the 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle.


Adhere the flourished oval frame to the stitched oval. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3" stitched rectangle.


Wrap some twine around the bottom of the oval. Foam square the rosemary banner to the bottom of the rosemary image on the stitched oval. Tie a bow with the twine.


To finish off the card, cut a cardbase that measures 4 3/4" x 7", score at 3 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished Rosemary Notecard.






Here is the finished Rosemary Notecard.


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen, Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Forest Moss & Ground Espresso and Blending Tool with Foam 
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals, Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtail Banners
- Graphic 45: Garden Goddess Patterns & Solids
- Misc: White Cardstock and Twine

- Katelyn




Monday, June 17, 2019

Wanderlust- watercolor and butterflies background card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Every Sunday on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group on Facebook is "Show me Sunday" where we show what crafts we are creating using Suzanne Cannon product.  Of course anyone can share a Suzanne Cannon project at any time on the group- but Sunday is a special sharing day.  (What makes it "special"?  Some Sundays we will have giveaways for those who share!)  Last Sunday I shared some backgrounds I had created and a completed card.  The backgrounds had some interesting details so I had a quick Facebook Live to show the backgrounds and the completed card:


The video quickly shares how I created the backgrounds.  After the backgrounds dried, I die cut them using a stitched rectangle die.  It was mounted on a tent fold base that matched the pink in the watercolor background.  Next I stamped Wanderlust onto white card stock and created a banner.
A couple of butterflies were die cut and added as shown.  The finishing touch was wee Nuvo Drop dots and the card was complete!
Isn't the stamp lovely?  It truly is a beauty!  Here is a link to the stamp on Quietfire Design:
Wanderlust
We would love to see what you are creating using Suzanne Cannon goodies!  Don't be shy!  Feel free to share your creations on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group page!

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Nothings says I love you like puppy dog eyes

Any dog lovers out there?  Then you are my kind of people!  :)  When I saw that Elizabeth Craft Designs had just come out with this cute Dog die, I had to have it!  (Now if someone wants to come out with a Samoyed die, I would be ever so grateful.)  



I used ECD's Soft Finish cardstock for my dogs and this paper is a beautiful thing.  It takes the Distress Inks really well and has this lovely soft texture to it.  You have to try it.


The Distress Inks and Oxides come in several shades of brown and I think I used all of them for the two different dogs.  The dog dies come with two different set of ears and I think it is a lot of fun to arrange them to give the dogs personality.  (I love watching my Sammy's ears twitch to different sounds.)  I had the two puppies appear to be popping out of two circle openings and I thought that went perfectly with the "Miss you" die.  


The Miss you was die cut on dark blue card stock and I used the same one to mat the card.  Again I used a long and skinny card base (1/3 of the standard 8.5 x 11 paper) so that it would fit inside a business envelope easily.

Miss You - Metal Cutting Die
Miss you Metal die (Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Happy Anniversary - The Door Was Marked - 60th

I
Yogi here today with an anniversary card. I got several new dies from Creative Expressions - Paper Cuts Edger dies and they are gorgeous... I thought the direction I was going would make a great anniversary card...

I'm using a couple dies "Happy Anniversary" 2pce set, from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design "HERE"    

I'm using rubber  stamp quote from Quietfire Design. ("The Door Was Marked...")

I'm using a clear sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design "Happy Birthday Collection" also available on Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE.

Also using an electronic cut file available on Silhouette onLine store. Click image to purchase. 

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/designs/142139?search=suzanne+cannon+flourished+60&sortby=relevance&submitted_search=true

Die cut the fuchsia paper cut edger from white cardstock. Inked with a Versamark mini pad and an embossing marker then embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Used the marker to edge the card as well and embossed with the gold.

Die cut the words from white cardstock and created a shadow layer. Embossed the shadow layer with the gold and adhered the two layers together..
 
On the inside: Stamped the quote on white cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals" die set. Edged the oval with a Krylon gold leafing pen. Adhered to inside of card.
Masked the stamp, ink and then stamped the "Happy" with the Versamark and embossed with the gold.

Electronically cut the "60" from white cardstock, inked with Versafine Clair "Golden Meadow" and embossed with the Queen's Gold. Added the "th" with a gold gel pen.


 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page


Hey Quietfire Fans! I was busy this past weekend playing with the Butterflies/Dragonflies stamp set to create my Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page. Combining the stamp set with a few other stamps and some A Way With Words dies, they were the perfect addition to my page. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my art journal page at home.

To start, choose two pages in your art journal. Once your pages have been chosen, spray both pages with water. With the water on the pages, spray Dylusions Ink Spray - Peony Blush, Vanilla Custard and Rose Quartz. Close the book. Open the book and roll paper towel overtop of the pages. Allow time to dry.


Choose four different stencils. Start with one stencil and use Dylusions Paint - Rose Quartz and a blending tool with foam to stencil overtop of the Rose Quartz sprayed colour. Next, you'll need the next stencil and use Dylusions Paint - Vanilla Custard and a blending tool with foam to stencil overtop of the Vanilla Custard sprayed colour. Next, you'll need the third stencil and use Dylusions Paint - Peony Blush and a blending tool with foam to stencil overtop of the Peony Blush sprayed colour. To finish the stencilling, you'll need the fourth stencil and use Dylusions Paint - White Linen and a blending tool with foam to stencil overtop of each page as desired.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp around the edges of the page. Reapply ink as desired. To finish off the edges of the pages, rub Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges of the pages.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the small dragonfly, small butterfly and large butterfly and then stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply the Jet Black Archival Ink to the small butterfly and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Use a waterbrush and the coordinating Dylusions Ink Spray to colour the butterflies and dragonfly. Fussy cut the butterflies and dragonfly out. Ink the edges of the butterflies and dragonfly using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Next, you'll need two doiles, leave one doily white. Spray the other doily with Dylusions Ink Spray - Vanilla Custard. Set the doily aside to dry.


Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of black cardstock.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Follow Your Dreams stamp set and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Reapply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Cut the sentiment out in strips. You will need to use both stamped sentiments. Ink the edges of each strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


On a piece of watercolour cardstock, spritz Dylusions Ink Spray - Peony Blush, Rose Quartz and Vanilla Custard. Die cut the Butterflies Sprays out of the coloured cardstock. Repeat the previous step. Ink the edges of all of the butterflies using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


First, we will assemble the right page. Adhere the white doily in the bottom portion of the page. Foam square the three butterflies one on top of each other on the doily. Adhere three die cut butterflies on the doily as desired.


Adhere the orange doily to the top portion of the left page. Adhere the oval frame overtop of the doily.


Foam square the sentiment as desired in the oval frame. Foam square the dragonfly to the right of the sentiment. 


To finish off the page, adhere the die cut butterflies as desired around the doily.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page.








Here is the finished Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page.






Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Dylusions Ink Spray - Peony Blush, Rose Quartz & Vanilla Custard, Dylusions Paint - Rose Quartz, Peony Blush, Vanilla Custard & White Linen and Dylusions Stencil - Holes Small & Honeycomb Small
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam 
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Mister
- Tim Holts for Stampers Anonymous: Typo & Plus Layering Stencil
- Misc: Waterbrush, Black Cardstock, Watercolour Cardstock and Doilies

- Katelyn














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