Monday, May 20, 2019

But First, Coffee Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! I was busy this past weekend enjoying the long weekend here in Canada and playing with the But First, Coffee stamp set to create my But First, Coffee Tag.  Along with a variety of other Quietfire Design Stamps as well as A Way With Words stencil, they were the perfect addition to my tag. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home.

To start, you'll need a #5 Manilla Tag. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the tag. Spritz the ink with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool. Place the Dotty stencil overtop of the tag and dab Emboss It Ink through the stencil. Remove the stencil and sprinkle Canadian Maple Embossing Powder overtop of the stenciled image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Crackle Background and stamp randomly onto the tag. Repeat the previous step seven more times. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Die cut a 1 1/2" Dashing Rectangle out of light kraft cardstock. Die cut a 1" Dashing Rectangle out of dark kraft cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the ring stamp and stamp randomly on the 1 1/2" dashing rectangle. Repeat the previous step four more times on the 1 1/2" dashing rectangle. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the ring stamp and stamp randomly on the 1" dashing rectangle. Repeat the previous step two more times on the 1" dashing rectangle. Distress the edges of each dashing rectangle.Ink the edges of both dashing rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the But First, Coffee sentiment and stamp onto a piece of light kraft cardstock. Cut the sentiment down to 3/4" x 1 1/4". Distress the edges of the sentiment. Ink the edges of the sentiment using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Coffee Cup stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the coffee cup using Tombow Markers 969, 977 and 847. Fussy cut the coffee cup and steam. Ink the edges of the coffee cup and steam using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the medium Flourished Corner and stamp onto a piece of light kraft cardstock. Reapply the ink to the same medium flourish stamp and stamp onto the same piece of light kraft cardstock. Sprinkle Just Java Embossing Powder over top of the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the two flourished corners out. Ink the edges of each corner using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere a flourished corner in the bottom right corner of the 1 1/2" dashing rectangle. Adhere the other flourished corner in the top left corner of the 1 1/2" dashing rectangle. Foam square the 1 1/2" dashing rectangle 1/8" from the left and 5/8" from the bottom of the tag.


Adhere the But First, Coffee sentiment 7/8" from the top of the 1" dashing rectangle, making sure the 1" dashing rectangle sits right against the But First portion of the sentiment. Adhere the 1" dashing rectangle right to the left hand edge and 3/4" from the bottom of the tag.


Foam square the coffee cup and steam to the middle of the 1" dashing rectangle. To finish off the tag, tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished But First, Coffee Tag.






Here is the finished But First, Coffee Tag.



Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Dashing Rectangles
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Canadian Maple Aroma Embossing Powder and Just Java Aroma Embossing Powder 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain, Distress Sprayer and Blending tool with foam 
- Ranger Ink: #5 Manilla Tag and Emboss It Ink Dabber
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Tombow Markers: 969, 977 & 847
- Misc: Light Kraft Cardstock, Dark Kraft Cardstock and Twine

- Katelyn




Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Always Believe Butterfly wreath

There must have been a challenge on Instagram about butterflies and rainbows - I saw a lot of cards on there with that theme - or I'm just drawn to those!  Here's my take on that theme - inspired by those same cards.


I made a rainbow wash with Zig clean color brush on watercolor paper and die cut the Butterflies spray from it.


 After stamping in the center of the panel, I die cut out the wreath to help place the butterflies in a circle.  I initially planned a circle without a wreath but I liked how the wreath tied the blank space together. 


To fill in more of the blank spaces, I used my Copic markers to color some pearls in different colors.


This came together very quickly- lots of white space but colorful and with butterflies - my kind of card!



Always Believe - Mounted

Butterflies & Stars Sprays - Metal Cutting Dies

Rosebud Wreath & Elements - Metal Cutting Dies



Monday, May 13, 2019

Foil Fun! "You are never to old"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday on the weekly "Show Me Sunday" on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Page on Facebook, I shared the start of the card posted today.  The card uses three of Suzanne's stamps: Butterflies, the Grid Background, and "You are never too old".

The butterflies and Grid Background were stamped using watermark ink (such as Versamark) and embossed using adhesive embossing powder (by WOW).  Next, foil was placed on the hot glue stamped image, rubbed into the glue, and removed to show the beautiful foiled results:
 In the negative areas I applied Postbox Red Paint Pen (by Ranger).  Love the grey, red and gold color combo!

The quote was stamped onto the grey paper using back dye ink.  The red paint was applied on the stamped quote as shown below.
 The grey card stock was cut to size, mounted on coordinating paper and then mounted on a tent fold grey card.  The final touch was were some half pearls and gold bling.
Crafting and playing with different stamps is a great way to explore creativity and to use your stamps in ways you never considered.  If was fun to play with this card and see where the creative road lead me.  How will Suzanne products inspire you?  Feel free to share your creativity on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Page!  We would love to see it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Thank You Mom


Today we're celebrating Moms.
I really have to thank my Mom for everything she did for me.  I'd love to start listing the things I have to thank her for, but there are just too many.  I guess unconditional love covers it all.

This card and gift box could be given for so many reasons, not just Mother's Day.  It's also part of the group post with Elizabeth Craft Designs today. You can head over to their blog to see what other designers have done to celebrate Mother's Day.

Here is how you can make this set:

Instructions:

  1. Form a 6x6" tent-fold card base from white cardstock.
  2. Die cut the Rosebud Wreath and 4 flourished rosebud elements from white cardstock.  Die cut the Gable Box and Thank You 2 also from white cardstock.
  3. Assemble the Gable Box.
  4. Sponge green and red inks on all the elements sparingly, as shown in photos.
  5. Use Glue Dots to attach the rosebuds to the back of wreath as and to assemble the flourished rosebuds for the side of the box.  Attach the flourished rosebuds to the sides of the box.
  6. Center the wreath on the card base and adhere the wreath using the dimensional clear tape to pop it off the surface of the card.
  7. Use Glue Dots to attach Thank You.
  8. Give to Mom with your thanks. <3


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Rosebud Wreath and Elements  QFD | ECD
Gable Box  QFD | ECD
Thank You 2  QFD | ECD
Soft Finish Cardstock 12 x 12"  ECD

Others:
Glue Dots - Micro
Kool Tac Clear AdhesiveTape (3D)
Ranger Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Ink Blending Tool


Happy Mother's Day!


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cherish Moments - There are Always Flowers - Lupines


Yogi here today. I LOVE Lupines. They remind me of good times when I lived in PEI. I have several in my garden here in Calgary and they always put a smile on my face.

I'm using a die "Cherish" and "Moments" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm using a rubber stamp quote and design element from Quietfire Design. ("Flower Banner & Quote - There Are Always Flowers..." 2pce set) 



Printed and manipulated a digital image of the lupines onto my white cardstock, aligning it to the right side of the cardstock. Trimmed it down, scored and side folded it to create a 5"w x 7"h card.. 

Colored with Prisma colored pencils. (PS find your favorite flower image, enlarge it and print it out.) Sponged some Distress
blue lightly around the edges.
 
Die cut the "Cherish Moments from a dark blue cardstock and from tissue box cardstock. Adhered the 2 layers together. I like the thickness I get this way... Adhered to card front. Wrote out my word "the", trimmed down and adhered to card.


 
On the inside: Stamped the quote and border using Versafine Clair - "Morning Mist" and clear embossed. Colored with the Prisma colored pencils.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wonderful ATC


Hey Quietfire Fans! I was busy this past weekend playing with the Life Doesn't Have to Be Perfect stamp set to create my Wonderful ATC.  Along with a variety of other Quietfire Design Stamps and A Way With Words dies, they were the perfect addition to my ATC. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my ATC at home.

To start, you'll need to cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". Next, you'll need a gel press and brayer. On the gel press, put a dot of Ruby, Magenta and Tangerine Heavy Body Acrylic Paint on the plate and use the brayer to move the paint on the press in order to cover the entire press. Place the 2 3/4" white cardstock piece overtop of the press and press the paper into the press. Remove the cardstock piece. Give the piece of paper a few minutes to dry. On the same press, put a dot of Lime and Turquoise on the press and use the brayer to move the paint on the press in order to cover the entire press. Place some bubble wrap into the press and remove, repeat as desired. Put the same piece of white cardstock over the press and press the paper into the press. Remove the cardstock piece. Ink the edges of the piece of cardstock using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp as desired on the cardstock piece. Reapply the ink to the crackle background stamp and stamp as desired on the cardstock piece as many times as you want. Distress the edges of the cardstock piece. Re-ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam if they need them.


From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut the small butterfly three times out of black cardstock. Trim off the swirl part on the butterflies.


From the Flourished Frame die, you'll need the single flourish. Die cut the single flourish twice out of black cardstock. Cut one of the single flourishes in half. You will use the bottom portion of the flourish.


Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". Distress the edges of the cardstock piece.


Die cut a 2 3/4" Stitched Circle out of White Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Life Doesn't stamp and stamp in the middle of the stitched circle. Apply Vermillion Archival Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp as desired along the edges of the circle. Reapply ink to the stamp and stamp as desired as many times as you would like. Distress the edges of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the 2 1/2" cardstock piece to the 2 3/4" black cardstock piece.


Adhere the full single flourish to the middle of the 2 3/4" cardstock piece, making sure the top of the flourish hangs over 1/4". Adhere the half flourish to the middle of the 2 3/4" cardstock piece, making sure the bottom of the flourish hangs over 1/8". Foam square the stitched circle of the middle of the 2 3/4" cardstock piece.


To finish off the ATC, adhere the three butterflies as desired around the circle.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished Wonderful ATC.




Here is the finished Wonderful ATC.


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending tool with foam 
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Vermillion Archival Ink
- Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Lime, Magenta, Turquoise, Tangerine and Ruby
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Gel Press: 3" x 4" Gel Press
- Misc: White Cardstock and Black Cardstock

- Katelyn





Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Some people, like flowers

Morning!  Today I wanted to share with you how you can be flexible with a particular set of cards.  I've been on a spring kick lately - making lots of flowers. So naturally I gravitated towards a quote that had flowers in it.  Garden Delights is a large set of stamps and my favorite one from there is "Some people, like flowers, give pleasure just by being." What a nice way to let someone know you appreciate just who they are.

I centered the quote on a white card base.  I then framed it with the Spellbinders Tiara Rondelle die.  The die is a bit bigger than my card so I trimmed off the excess on the bottom.


I added the 3D roses by Altenew.  Here you can change the color scheme as you would like as well as the number of flowers in your floral spray.


(Hmm... I should have shown you that instead of the Tiara die you can use any frame die for this - even a rectangle or square one.)


My last example is a leftover sticker I picked up at Michaels for a scrapbooking project.  Don't limit yourself!


Garden Delights, set of 8 stamps - Mounted


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