Thursday, January 24, 2019

This is Bliss Scrapbook Layout

Hello Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring two dies of the new release by Suzanne Cannon. 


The word 'Bliss' is perfect for as a page title for all of those happy scrapbooking events - vacations, sitting by the lake, having a pedicure, drinking a good cup of coffee, and so many more things.  I cut the word out of cream coloured cardstock and pink cardstock, offsetting them just slightly.


I used the butterfly spray die from the butterfly and stars spray die set to create a temporary stencil out of cardstock.  You could also use the die cut butterflies to accent your projects.


Adhere the stencil to the corner of your page with a bit of washi tape and use ink or other media to add some butterflies to your page background.


I used molding paste because I like a little dimension and texture on my scrapbook pages.  Plain white molding paste would add a subtle touch or you can colour it up with a drop or two of spray ink or reinker.  I just scoop a small spoonful of paste onto a scrap of cardstock and mix it up.   Just smear it through your stencil and let dry.  Use washi tape to block off areas on the stencil that you don't want to use and then just toss it into the trash when you're done.  It's easy enough to cut another one any time you want it!


That's all for today.  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a blissful experience planned in your future!






Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brayered Embossing Just For You


Happy Tuesday!!  I hope your week is going well so far!!  I have a fun card for you today that would work well for Valentine's Day or anytime.

I've used Quietfire's Tulips rubber stamp and the cutting die set, Just for You.


For the background I've used a brayer, paint, and embossing powder.  I started with brayering a little bit of Fresco Finish Chalk Paint (Guacamoli).  This paint dries very quickly.  I had thought that maybe if I worked quickly some embossing powder would stick, but no.  It worked out well in the end.


Next I brayered some Distress Paint (Picked Raspberry).  This stays wet longer.


I then added Mixed Media Embossing Powder (Punch).  You can see it stuck well to the Distress Paint.


And here it is melted.


I stamped the Tulips with Archival Ink Jet Black onto watercolor paper.  I used the Stamping Platform so I could get a good image on the textured paper.  Color was added with Distress Inks and a water brush.


I die cut them into a deckled rectangle.


Just For You was cut from dark green cardstock and from gold Kraft Metallic.


I also cut a rectangle of the gold Kraft Metallic and ran it through an embossing folder.  The folded base is a gold metallic cardstock.


And there you have it.  A fun, easy card that could have many looks just by changing your paint and embossing powder colors.

Hugs, Wanda  (Art By Wanda)


Monday, January 21, 2019

Just A Note with New Quietfire Design Dies

I'm so excited to share with you a card I made with the new Quietfire Design dies!  There's just not enough happy snail mail nowadays - and imagine how happy the recipient would be to receive a card just because!



The first step to making the card above is to make a small envelope.  I dusted off my Memory Keepers envelope maker and made a tiny envelope out of some lined vellum.  Cut a square of 4" x 4" and score at 1 3/4" using the envelope maker.







To make the butterfly spray, I water colored a rainbow spray.  After running the die over the colored paper, I left the butterflies on the acrylic plate.


I used Press 'N Seal to keep the butterflies in place and added glue to the butterflies while still on the Press 'N Seal.


I flipped it over and added them exactly where I wanted them.  This is the easiest and fastest way I found to keep the butterflies in order of the rainbow.


Such beautiful cheer coming out!


I hope you like it and make one to send to a friend.  I mixed and matched the word dies to form the "Just A Note" sentiment.


Butterflies & Stars Sprays - Metal Cutting Dies


Notes - Metal Cutting Die
Notes Metal Die  (NEW!!!)


Just for You - Metal Cutting Dies




It's a Party - Metal Cutting Dies


Monday, January 14, 2019

You Are so Loved Art Journal Page


Hey Quietfire Fans! With Valentine's Day right around the corner and I thought that I'd share a love themed art journal page with you on the blog. My You Are so Loved Art Journal Page features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage as you learn how to recreate my art journal page at home.

To start, paint two pages in your art journal page with White paint. Once the paint has dried, randomly paint streaks in the middle of the pages using Peony Blush and Cherry Pie Paint. 


Once the paint in the middle has dried, place the Dotty Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Post Box Red Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Place the Heart Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Place the Stitches Stencil randomly on the middle of your pages and spritz Rose Quartz Dylusions Ink Spray overtop, stencil as many times as desired. Once the ink spray has dried, paint white gesso slightly overtop of the pink areas. After the white gesso has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background Stamp and Grid Background Stamp and randomly stamp in the pink painted areas.


Die cut one 3 1/2" Stitched Heart and two 3" Stitched Heart out of watercolour cardstock. Die cut eight small hearts out of watercolour cardstock using the Entwined Hearts. You'll also need a scrap piece of watercolour cardstock. On the three stitched hearts and scrap piece of watercolour paper, spritz them with water and then spritz with Rose Quartz, Cherry Pie and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. Dry the hearts and scrap piece of watercolour paper with a heat tool. Spritz the small hearts using Postbox Red, Cherry Pie and Rose Quartz Dylusions Ink Spray. Set the hearts aside to dry. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Twiggy Heart Wreath stamp and stamp onto the coloured scrap piece of watercolour cardstock. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder overtop of the image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the heart out. Ink the edges of the stitched hearts and fussy cut heart.


On a second piece of watercolour cardstock, spritz Cherry Pie, Rose Quartz and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. Dry the piece of watercolour cardstock with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "You Are so Loved" sentiment and stamp onto the coloured piece of cardstock. Fussy cut the words out.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background and randomly stamp onto the three stitched hearts. Re-ink the stamp as desired. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background and randomly stamp onto the three stitched hearts. Re-ink the stamp as desired. 


Adhere the fussy cut heart to the 3 1/2" stitched heart. Adhere the 3 1/2" stitched heart to the middle of the page. Adhere one of the 3" stitched hearts to the left of the 3 1/2" stitched heart and adhere the other 3" stitched heart to the right of the 3 1/2" stitched heart. Adhere the "You Are so Loved" sentiment to the right of the right hand side stitched heart. To the right of the sentiment, adhere three small hearts. To the left of the small left hand side heart, adhere five small hearts.


 Rub Worn Lipstick Distress Crayon along the edges of the art journal page. To finish off the art journal page, splatter Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray randomly overtop of the art journal page.


Here are a few close up's of my You Are so Loved Art Journal Page.








Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my project! I hope that I've inspired you to want to recreate my art journal page at home. 


Quietfire Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Distress Crayon - Worn Lipstick and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber, White Gesso and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Dylusions Paint - Peony Blush, White Linen & Cherry Pie and Dylusions Spray Ink - Cherry Pie, Black Marble, Postbox Red & Rose Quartz
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Midnight Black Embossing Powder 
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Hearts and Stitched Layering Stencils
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Hearts and Stitched Hearts
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock and Heat Tool

- Katelyn












Saturday, January 12, 2019

New this Month!


I'm excited to share my new die release with you!  It's 6 items (10 dies) that will combine beautifully with other A Way With Word dies.  The whole collection is full of amazing possibilities - almost 100 dies and sets for every occasion!  I could never have imagined it a few years ago and am so grateful to Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs for producing them.


These new designs are on the Quietfire site and are available for Pre-Order immediately!  I should be shipping them before the end of this month.




Stay tuned to the Design Team blogs for projects sharing these new dies!  Here are some sneak peeks from Wanda (top) and Diana (bottom).



I look forward to seeing what you'll create with the new A Way With Word dies!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Love We Give Away Mixed Media Card


Hello!!!  I hope you are doing well.  Today I have a fun card to share with you.  

I cut a stencil from heavy cardstock using the digital cut file, Hearts Background.  I'll use this "cardstock" stencil as much as I can and then I'll cut it up to use in projects.  Fun!!!


Onto a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4 1/4" x 6" I added Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil.  After removing the stencil from the watercolor paper I scraped all excess paste off the cardstock stencil and then just left it to dry.


After allowing the paste to dry completely on my watercolor panel, I added color by dripping on Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink Spray and then spraying with water tipping my paper to allow the color to run both up and down and also using my finger to dab color around.  Later I also splattered Bubblegum Pink (no water added) over the panel.


I die cut the heart, Calligraphic Elements 1, from white cardstock.  I made a cut along the right inside edge of the heart so I could pass my stamped vellum piece through the heart.


I then embossed the heart using embossing ink and Mixed Media Powder, Punch.


Love, from the Baby Love set, was also cut from white cardstock and then embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.


I also embossed the edges of the next layer with the Queen's Gold powder.


I attached the watercolor panel to the Queen's Gold embossed panel.  The quote, The love we give away, was stamped onto vellum with Archival Ink Jet Black, dried, and the vellum torn as shown.  I put the vellum piece through the heart as shown, wrapped the ends of the vellum strip to the back and taped them down.  I added glue under some of the heart to help hold things in place.


Love was glued on as shown.  The panels were attached to a folded pink card.  Nuvo Glitter Drops, Honey Gold, were added as shown. 


I hope you like today's card!!!  It was really fun and easy to make.  If you have time, leave me a comment.  Thanks for following along!!!

Hugs, Wanda (ArtByWanda)

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