Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tea Gift Bag


Hey Quietfire Fans! I have a few of friends who love to drink tea and as part of their birthday present,  I love to them add a few bags to their gift. So, I created this awesome Tea Gift Bag which features the Tea Stamp as well as a variety of other Quietfire Design Stamps and A Way With Words stencil. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite hot beverage and learn how to recreate my gift bag at home.

To start, you'll need a cotton drawstring bag. Place the Dotty A Way With Words stencil overtop of the bag. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink through the stencil. Switch the foam on the blending tool and blend Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink through the same stencil. Switch the foam on the blending tool one more time and blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink through the same stencil. Remove the stencil.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Dotted Harlequin stamp and stamp randomly on the bag. Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp onto the bag six more times.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the tea ring and stamp in the middle of the bag. Reapply the ink to the tea ring and stamp slightly overtop of the previous stamped tea ring.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the splat stamp and stamp randomly on the bag. Reapply the Jet Black Archival Ink to the splat stamp and stamp four more times. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the splat stamp and stamp randomly on the bag. Reapply the Potting Soil Archival Ink to the splat stamp and stamp seven more times.


Die cut a 2 1/4" stitched circle out of another cotton bag. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Tea stamp and stamp in the middle of the circle. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the tea ring and stamp randomly on the circle. Reapply the ink to the tea ring stamp and stamp randomly five more times on the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using a blending tool with foam and Potting Soil Archival Ink.


To finish off your tea gift bag, foam square the Tea circle to the middle of the bag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished Tea Gift Bag.




Here is the finished Tea Gift Bag.


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber & Squeezed Lemonade and Blending tool with foam 
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Misc: Cotton Bag

- Katelyn



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

U R Beautiful, Unforgettable, and Amazing



Today I'm sharing a set of cards with you that I really enjoyed making - especially because they include butterflies and I was able to use both the negative and positive of some dies.

The Momenta alphabet die are pretty big so you can't fit too many letter dies on there so I had to resort to "text" lingo.  Any letter dies work for this design and even printing out a big U and R in a block font would work too.   


Suzanne has several Quietfire Design word dies that are great adjectives that would work with the "you are" including Brave, Bold, perfect, family.  

I centered and die cut the U and R out.  I popped up the negative on grey card stock so the letters would pop but not too much.  I had sponged distress inks on a sheet of card stock a while back (this is also a great way to use up scrap backgrounds out of watercolor paper).  I had enough to die cut several butterflies out so I made 3 cards with them. 


This last card was made by using the U and R from the other cards and stacking them on top of each other.  I did die cut another U and R to make it a little thicker.




Amazing Beautiful - Metal Cutting Dies
Amazing Beautiful (Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs)


Unforgettable - Metal Cutting Die


Butterfly Flourish - Metal Cutting Dies
Butterfly Flourish (Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday Inspiration: Destiny is not a matter of chance

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a happy, crafty weekend.

Are you ready for some inspiration?  Suzanne has designed so many gorgeous calligraphy stamps- many of which are inspirational quotes.  The focal point of today's card uses one of those stunning stamps, Destiny is not a matter of chance.
Card instructions:

  1. Create a 5.5 x 5.5 tent fold card using black card stock.
  2. Use double sided adhesive tape to mount 5.25 x 5.25 turquoise glitter card stock onto the base.
  3. Cut a piece of white card stock to 5 x 5 .  Use liquid adhesive to randomly apply Deco Foil in lime green around the edges.
  4. Apply turquoise wax (Spectrum Noir) randomly around edges.
  5. Apply gold marker along edges.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  6. Mount gold doily using liquid adhesive.
  7. Use black archival ink to stamp quote onto white card stock.  Die cut using circle die.  Mount using double sided adhesive tape.
  8. Apply coordinating flowers along perimeter of quote using liquid adhesive.
  9. Decorate inside of card as desired.

It is a bright and cheerful card to inspire a friend, family member...or yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Real Voyage of Discovery Wall Hanging


Hey Quietfire Fans! Spring has arrived and with the thought of Spring on my mind, I created this pretty The Real Voyage of Discovery Wall Hanging which features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps and A Way With Words dies. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite spring time beverage as you learn how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

To start, die cut a 4" Stitched Fishtails out of white cardstock. Die cut a 3 1/4" Stitched Circle out of the same piece of white cardstock. On a gel plate, put Coral, Blush and Spanish Mulberry Acrylic paint on the plate, use the brayer to combine the paint colours together. Press a stencil in randomly on the plate. Place the stitched fishtail facedown on the gel plate and press it into the plate. On the same gel plate, put Coral, Blush and Spanish Mulberry Acrylic paint on to the plate and use the brayer to combine the paint colours, press the stitched circle into the plate. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and randomly stamp the background onto the stitched fishtail and stitched circle. Reapply the ink as needed to the stamp. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and randomly stamp the background onto the stitched fishtail and stitched circle. Reapply the ink as needed to the stamp. Distress the edges of the stitched fishtail and stitched circle. Ink the edges of the stitched fishtail and stitched circle using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the "real voyage of discovery" stamp and stamp onto the middle of the stitched circle. Sprinkle Glacier White Embossing Powder over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Die cut the leaf wreath twice, from the Rosebud Wreath & Elements die, out of white cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the wreaths. Spritz the wreath with water. 


From the Rosebud Wreath & Elements, die cut the three tulips twice out of white cardstock, the single tulips four times out of white cardstock, six tulip overlays out of white cardstock and two heart flourishes out of white cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink on the four tulips and two three tulips. Spritz the tulips with water.


Die cut the 4 1/2" Stitched Fishtails out of white cardstock. Distress the edges of the stitched fishtails. Ink the edges of the stitched fishtails using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the 4" Stitched Fishtail to the 4 1/2" Stitched Fishtail. Adhere the Stitched Circle to the middle of the 4" Stitched Fishtail.


Adhere the first leaf wreath around the edge of the Stitched Circle. Adhere the other leaf wreath overtop of the first leaf wreath, but making sure that the leaves don't over lap.


 Adhere an overlay tulip over top of two of the single tulips. Adhere one of the overlay tulips over top of the middle tulip on the set of three tulips. In the bottom right hand side of the leaf wreath, adhere one heart flourish. Foam square the three tulip bunch slightly overtop of the heart flourish. Adhere a single tulip with an overlay to the left of the tulip bunch and adhere another single tulip with an overlay to the right of the tulip bunch.

 Adhere an overlay tulip over top of two of the single tulips. Adhere one of the overlay tulips over top of the middle tulip on the set of three tulips. In the top left hand side of the leaf wreath, adhere one heart flourish. Foam square the three tulip bunch slightly overtop of the heart flourish. Adhere a single tulip with an overlay to the left of the tulip bunch and adhere another single tulip with an overlay to the right of the tulip bunch.


Punch a hole in the top left and top right corners of the 4" stitched fishtail. Pull some twine through the holes and knot the twine at each hole. 


Here are a few closeup photos of the wall hanging.




Here's the finished The Real Voyage of Discovery Wall Hanging.


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot, Worn Lipstick & Peeled Paint, Blending tool with foam and Distress Sprayer
- Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Bubbles - Small stencil
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Fishtails and Stitched Circles
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Glacier White Embossing Powder
- PaperArtsy: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Coral, Blush and Spanish Mulberry
- Gel Press: 6x6 Gel Plate
- Misc: Twine, Brayer and White Cardstock

- Katelyn



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Merci - Grid Background, Tulips, The Best Thing - Easel card

 

Yogi here today and I was in a mood to do something French...

I'm using a die "Merci"from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote and design element stamps from Quietfire Design ("The Best Thing"); ("Grid Background"); ("Tulips") 


Scored and folded my red textured cardstock to create my easel structure. Cut another piece same size as card (5"w x 7"h) and adhered to front.

If you've been watching Suzanne on Facebook Live on Thursday evenings, you'll have noticed she uses a clear plastic in her Stampin Platform. Great idea. I usually just shove a piece of tracing paper...

So I used the clear plastic technique and the "Grid Background" stamp and repeatedly stamped the design on white cardstock using Versafine Clair "Glamorous" stamp pad until my grid covered the whole of my cardstock. Trimmed down and adhered to card front.

Stamped the Eiffel Tower image (Darice "Paris") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on white cardstock. Sponged a bit of Distress "Salty Ocean" very lightly to create a cloudy sky. PS use any large stamped image or die cut or digital image of an Eiffel Tower...

Created a silhouette file of the tulips and electronically cut several from white cardstock. Stamped with a red and a green Distress pads. Applied some of the color to a craft sheet and picked up the color with a wet paintbrush. Adhered several to card front.

Die cut the "Merci" from red cardstock and adhered to card front.

Added a couple of linear flying birds with a black marker.

On the floor:

Created another piece of the grid background as well as stamping the quote with the "Glamorous" pad and clear embossed then die cut with Spellbinder's Oval die set.

Adhered one of the Tulip stamped images (the whole design with the flourishes) partially to the floor to act as my stopper.





Monday, April 1, 2019

Easter Rejoice


It's Suzanne dropping in with a little project for you.  The group challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs today is .... wait for it.... Easter! It's a good time to start - Easter is even a little later this year, so there is plenty of time for creating! Here is my card for this challenge.  It's simple, but elegant.

Supplies:
A Way With Words Rejoice  Quietfire | ECD
A Way With Words Rosebud Wreath & Elements  Quietfire | ECD
Soft Finish Cardstock 100# White  ECD

Ranger Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
Ink Blending Tool
Glue Dots - Micro

Instructions:

  1. Form a 6.5 x 3.5" tent-fold cardbase from Soft Finish Cardstock.
  2. Die cut Rejoice and the Wreath from Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut the Wreath in half so there is a bouquet at the top of the arc. (and you have another half a wreath to make another card!)
  3. Gently sponge colours on the diecuts as shown.
  4. Mount diecuts on card base with Glue Dots.
That's it!
Happy creating - Happy Easter, of course!
Suzanne


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Congratulations Card


Hey Quietfire Fans! Spring has finally arrived here on the west coast of Canada and with the thought of Spring on my mind, I created this bright and cheery Congratulations Card which features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps and A Way With Words dies. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as you learn how to recreate my card at home.

To start, using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink overtop of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Star spray from the Butterflies & Stars Spray out of the yellow paper. You'll need to choose nine of the stars.


From the Flourished Frame die, die cut the scrolls twice out of black cardstock.


From the Flourished Oval Frame die, die cut the frame out of black cardstock.


Die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the 3" Stitched Rectangle die out of a piece of watercolour cardstock. On the watercolour cardstock rectangle, sprinkle Rosebud, Aquamarine and Mango Tango over the cardstock. Spritz the powder with water. Once the piece of cardstock has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on the piece of cardstock. Reapply the ink as desired to the stamp. Distress the edges of each rectangle. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 2 1/4" Fitted Oval out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Rosebud Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the oval. Spritz the powder with water. Once the oval has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Crackle Background and stamp randomly onto the oval. Reapply ink as desired to the stamp. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Congratulations stamp and stamp in the middle of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere one of the scrolls to the bottom portion of the 3" coloured rectangle. Adhere the other scroll to the top portion of the 3" coloured rectangle, making sure the scrolls match up at the top and bottom as close as possible. Foam square the 3" coloured rectangle to the 3 1/2" White Soft Finish Cardstock rectangle.


Foam square the Congratulations oval to the middle of the 3" coloured rectangle. Adhere the Flourished Oval Frame to the congratulations oval.


Adhere the stars as desired around the Congratulations saying. To finish off the card, cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 9 1/2", score at 4 3/4". Adhere the card front to the card base.


Here are a few close up's of my Congratulations Card.




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 card at home.


Quietfire Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot, Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: White Soft Finish Cardstock, Fitted Ovals and Stitched Rectangles
- Magenta Nuance: Rosebud, Aquamarine and Mango Tango
- Misc: Black Cardstock and Watercolour Cardstock

- Katelyn




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