Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Christmas cards with new stamps using one layout


Are you loving the new Christmas stamps by Suzanne?  It's just so classy and perfect!  I quickly realized that any of them would work with a favorite holiday layout and so I wanted to show you a couple of them with the same layout - just different colors for a different look.



My first card using the simple wreath from Rosebud Wreath & Elements die set in green.  The background is a snowy blue background against a white snowbank with snowy evergreen silhouettes.  I stamped the new May the holiday spirit stamp in black Versafine ink and then diecut it out with a stitched circle die.  The circle die was slightly smaller than the wreath and so some of the blue sky showed through.


For my second card, I did the same layout but instead of using a stitched circle die, I used the same wreath die to give it an inlay look.  I also changed the background to a night time sky and streaked the black card stock with oxide inks - need to get better at that to make it a more recognizable Aurora Borealis.  The wreath was diecut out of silver mirror cardstock.


Notice anything else different? The snowbank is in front of the stamped circle instead of behind.  This was because the scrap of mirror card stock  I had was not big enough to cut the whole wreath!  Lol!  Who else has a collection of scraps and find moments of justification like this to keep on to those pieces?





May Peace be your Gift, Set of 2 - Mounted

May the Holiday Spirit, Set of 2 - Mounted

Rosebud Wreath & Elements - Metal Cutting Dies









Saturday, September 14, 2019

A Bit of Fragrance stamp with 3 different backgrounds

Hi, I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog today with instructions and supply lists on how I made 3 different backgrounds to go with this one stamp.  Check it out!  Thanks!





Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fiddleheads' Scrapbooking Layout

Hello again! It’s Kim [instagram] here with project share using Quietfire Design’s Fiddleheads stamp set.

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / scrapbooking layout by Kim Gowdy


This sweet little stamp set is one I knew I wanted after visiting Big Island Volcano Park in 2018. After walking through the Thurston Lava Tube, we entered this sweet trail that meandered back to the parking area. There were lots of lush tropical plants and trees, but what grabbed my interest were the huge fiddleheads [maybe not their true name?] …they were beautiful!

My layout was created using some patterned papers from Wild Whisper [another Canadian company], some Ali Edwards embellishments and the new Chameleon Fineliner pens.

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / scrapbooking layout by Kim Gowdy / Wild Whisper / Chameleon Finaliner


Of course, the Fiddleheads stamp set became my number 1 supporting element to my photos. I love that it plays perfectly to emphasize the photos and story. 

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / scrapbooking layout by Kim Gowdy


I used Versamark with an Emerald Creek embossing powder to stamp the image, as well as to create a border around it. The word stamp was inked with Versafine ink. I love how they ‘pop’ off the page!

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / scrapbooking layout by Kim Gowdy / Emerald Creek embossing powder / Versamark

All papers and elements were adhered using Glue Dots’ adhesives. 

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / scrapbooking layout by Kim Gowdy/ Glue Dots


Bring your stamps onto your scrapbooking projects! They make beautiful, customized embellishments to help tell your story!

Supply List:

*Wild Whisper:   World’s Best paper collection
*Chameleon Fineliner pen:  colour OL3
*VersaMark
*VersaFine
*Emerald Creek Embossing Powder
*Glue Dots adhesives
*Ali Edwards:   Travel collection

Quietfire Design's Fiddlehead stamp set / Scrapbook Layout designed by Kim Gowdy


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

To Give Thanks Card

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy back with you today! I have a new card to share with you,
using a combination of a fabulous Fall stamp set from Quietfire Design,
along with a fantastic Fall card cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.

With our Canadian Thanksgiving fast approaching,
I decided it was time for a Happy Thanksgiving card.
These wonderful products made it so easy!

Here's my card:


I began with the cut file.
This is the Autumn Pumpkin Doily Card.
Here's what the pieces look like all cut out:


I opted to use all plain cardstock for my card this time. 
The front focal piece has some intricate cuts that I didn't want lost in patterned paper.
I knew I wanted to do some stamping with black ink, so I chose black for my card base.
It adds a great frame around the finished piece.


Then I moved on to the stamping, using the To Give Thanks Stamp Set.
I began by stamping the "Happy Thanksgiving" in the center of the front piece.
For my layered piece behind it I chose the orange cardstock.
That way all the little pumpkins would show orange through the green.
Using a stamp positioning tool, I positioned the little pumpkin in the corner and stamped.
Then I just had to rotate the cardstock, and the pumpkin was stamped the same in each corner.
Then I adhered all the layers in place, using foam tape under the top lay for added dimension.
Finally, I added a double-loop bow out of shimmery ribbon.


I didn't take a picture of them but all the little pumpkin cutouts are adorable.
They'd make wonderful confetti to add to the inside of the card! ;o)
  

Quietfire Design Products Used:




Other Materials Used:

Cardstock: Recollections, American Crafts;
Ink: Imagine Crafts - Memento Tuxedo Black;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.


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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I hope you liked looking at my card! I sure enjoyed making it! 
See you again soon! 
Nancy :o)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Autumn is the Hush Notecard


Hey Quietfire Fans! I'm excited to be back on the blog today as I've been busy my craft room creating this fabulous Autumn is the Hush Notecard. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect for my notecard. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite fall beverage and learn how to recreate my notecard at home.

To start, die cut a 3" stitched rectangle out of white cardstock. Die cut a 2 3/4" stitched rectangle out of white cardstock. Put the two rectangles side by side and sprinkle Magenta Nuance - Orange, Red, Olive and Chartreuse on both rectangles. Spritz each rectangle with water. Allow the rectangles to dry. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly on both rectangles. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Spiced Chai Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on both rectangles. Reapply ink the to the stamp as needed.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Autumn Hush stamp from the Autumn Collection and stamp on the middle of the 2 3/4" rectangle. 


Sprinkle Magenta Nuance - Orange, Olive and Chartreuse on a piece of white cardstock. Spritz the paper with water. Allow the paper to dry. Choose three of the leaves from the the Leaves stamp set. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to one of the leaves and stamp onto the now coloured paper. Reapply ink to the same leaf and stamp on the same piece of paper. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to one of the next leaf and stamp onto the same paper. Reapply ink to the same leaf and stamp on the same piece of paper. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to one of the last leaf and stamp onto the same paper. Ink the edges of the leaves using Potting Soil Archival Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut two Wreaths from the Wreath & Elements die. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the two wreaths. Spritz the wreath with water. Let the wreaths dry. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly onto the first wreath. Reapply the Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly on the other wreath. 


Distress the edges of each rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Potting Soil Archival Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose a fall piece of patterned paper and die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of it. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Potting Soil Archival Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Foam square the 3" stitched rectangle to the 3 1/2" stitched rectangle.


Adhere the two wreaths as desired to the middle of the 3" stitched rectangle.


Foam square the 2 1/2" stitched rectangle to the 3" stitched rectangle. In the bottom right corner of the 2 1/2" rectangle, adhere three leaves. In the top left corner of the 2 1/2" rectangle, adhere the other two leaves. 
To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 9 1/2", score at 4 3/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished notecard.






Here is the finished Autumn is Hush Notecard.




Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Peeled Paint and Blending Tool with Foam 
- Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink and Mister
- Imagine Crafts: StazOn - Spiced Chai
- Magenta Nuance: Orange, Red, Olive and Chartreuse
- Prima Marketing: Autumn Sunset Collection - Fall Flight
- Misc: White Cardstock

- Katelyn








Tuesday, September 3, 2019

"If you don't believe in miracles" Butterflies card


Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you looking for an inspirational card for someone special?  Quietfire Design has the most beautiful and inspirational stamps to choose from!  Today's card has a heart warming stamp as the focal point, If you don't believe in miracles from the same named stamp set:

If You Don't Believe in Miracles - Set of 3 Stamps
The butterfly background was created using the sweet butterflies from the Butterflies/Dragonflies stamp set:
Butterflies/Dragonflies set of 7 stamps
The background used both butterflies.  The butterflies were randomly stamped using two different shades of pink.  On a separate sheet of card stock I stamped another butterfly and fussy cut it out.  It was used on top of the gorgeous stamped quote.
The stamp sets look so lovely together!  If you are not a fan of pink then try it out in different colors.  Imagine how pretty it would be in a cobalt blue...hmm...I think I need to try that next!

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

Monday, September 2, 2019

Using Quietfire Design dies with mixed backgrounds

How often do you change your mind on a design as you're making the card?  For me, lots! Only once in a while does it actually turn out how I pictured it.

So my projects today utilizes Quietfire Design dies combined with those perfectly good "leftovers."  There are quite a few dies to pick out of but with back to school still in mind, I went with Be Yourself and Good Luck.  From my stash of backgrounds I found a couple of wreaths I had just painted to make table setting number placards as well as a colored stamp from a recent play date.  (The older the scrap, the longer they stay in the scrap pile unfortunately.)



These first two cards could easily be swapped with any word die (I was really tempted to use the small Happy Birthday in them).  The wreaths were my first attempt at painting tiny roses and greenery - my Koi clean color brush made it very easy to mass produce these.  If you have other tiny artwork that are in your practice piles, consider turning them into cards! 


This cute boy card combines Be Yourself with this tiny superhero from My Favorite Things - just another good fit, I thought.  Hope you like my rather random post.  :)



Be Brave Bold Yourself - Metal Cutting Dies


Good Luck - Metal Cutting Die

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sending Hugs - Betsy Birge, Guest Designer


Betsy Birge is sharing her second post as guest designer today.  Simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us Betsy!


Hello everyone!  So excited to be sharing this “Sending Hugs” card with you today.  There are so many ways to use this stamp set, as well as the dies.  I have chosen a very soft palette of pinks and greens.

First I stamped my hearts using 2 shades of Tombow Markers – keeping the darker shade along the outside edges.  I then lightly misted it with water to get a watercolor effect.  I used a stamp positioner to do this on Strathmore Bristol card stock.


Next I cut out the hearts leaving a small white edge.  I die cut my “Sending” and “Hugs” from lime green pearlescent card stock.



I next put my base together.  For the main base I used an A2 size white top folding card.  I covered that completely with a piece of lilac pearlescent card stock.  Then I cut a piece of the lime green pearlescent card stock to 4.125” x 5.75” and my patterned paper measures 4” x 5.25”.  I adhered all of these together.

I adhered my die cuts to the card gluing the “sending” and “Hugs” flat and popping up the hearts with foam tape.

For an added embellishment I used Nuvo Jewel Drops in Honeysuckle.  And that completed my card.


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:









Other Supplies Used:

Misti Stamp Positioning Tool
Tonic Pearlescent Card Stock – Lime Light/Gleaming Lilac
Strathemore Bristol Smooth Card Stock
Nuvo Jewel Drops – Honeysuckle
Tombow Markers - #703, #761
A2 Size white top folding card base – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb.
3M Foam tape – Art Glitter Adhesive
ModaScrap Patterned Paper – Let Your Soul Bloom


Betsy

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