Thursday, November 15, 2018

Joy, Love, Peace, Merry Christmas word tree - What Is Christmas

Yogi here today with and Xmas word tree inspired by something I recently saw and that clicked in my brain... an Xmas word tree rubber stamp, so I thought I'd create one using Suzanne's word dies. BIG GRIN

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Flourished Circle - Joy, Love, Peace"; 4pce set, I used this love because I wanted something larger than what was in the flourished circle set... "Love" and  "Merry Christmas" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE
I'm also using one of the newest quote and design element stamp sets from Quietfire Design  ("What Is Christmas..."2pce set)

I scored and folded my red textured cardstock to create the easel structure. Cut another piece same size as card and adhered to front.

Dry embossed white cardstock using Sizzix "Flowers" embossing folder. Trimmed down and adhered to front.

Die cut all the words using various cardstocks, red, DoCraft gold mirror, gold decorated Kraft, and a pretty tissue box cardstock. Adhered to front. Cut a small rectangle to mimic a tree trunk, inked with Distress browns and adhered to tree. Die cut the star from the gold mirror cardstock.

On the floor: Stamped the quote onto white cardstock using Verafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" die set. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.

Stamped the flourished stars with Versafine "Toffee" and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Fussy cut around the image. Applied Quickie glue to the stars and sprinkled with gold micro fine glitter.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Video Tutorial: mixed media Reindeer flight

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here with a video tutorial to create this peaceful and beautiful mixed media card.  The card uses several Quietfire Design product for a whole lot of crafty fun!

Here is a link to the tutorial.  Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section on this blog post or in YouTube comments.  Enjoy!

Quietfire Design product used:
Flourished Christmas Minis die set
Home for the Holidays Sentiments stamp set
Leaf and Snowflakes Spray stencil

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Quick and Easy Christmas Card With Zing

Hi There!!!  I'm not sure if zing is the right word but this card sure does have a pop because of the beautiful embossed metallic along with the glitter tape.  (hmmm, maybe pizzazz would be better)

Isn't this quote wonderful?  We all need a Christmas heart .. every day of the year!!!  This is one of the new Christmas stamps - Let Us Remember.  

The gold paper is Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Metallic Paper.  I die cut a rectangle (ECD - Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles) from the paper and then embossed it with a 3D folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Kaleidascope).  I added just a bit of Distress Ink (Festive Berries) around the edges.   

The quote is stamped in black on white cardstock - a piece smaller than the gold paper but larger than the die cut rectangle.  This way I could stamp the quote and then line up the paper behind the opening.  Glitter tape was added before attaching it.  I cut another piece of white a bit bigger than the gold, distressed the edges and layered the gold on top after adding the glitter tape as shown.  A red folded card and a poinsettia and it's done.  

I hope you like this quick card!!!  Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stamp Focus: Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you checked out the Quietfire Design store new releases and sales?  One of the newly released sets is the Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments stamp set:
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments, Set of 5 Stamps - Mounted
The beautiful and elegant stamp set is a perfect must have stamp set to keep in your crafty stash.  The lovely heart and calligraphy make it a timeless stamp set that you will be glad to have on hand.  Lucky for you, the stamp set is 20% off!

Admittedly, I am not a fast crafter but the stamp set helped me make this pleasingly pretty Get Well card in a short time.  Here are your easy-peasey instructions:

Card Instructions:

  1. Create a top fold 4.25" x 5.5" card using ivory card stock.
  2. Cut and mat gold card stock to card front using double sided adhesive tape.
  3. Cut white card stock (to mat on gold card stock).  Use pink ink to stamp Twiggy Wreath.  Use black ink to stamp Get Well Soon.
  4. Create and mount washi tape and gold card stock banners to card front.  (I used double face foam tape under one of the banners.)
  5. Mount to card front using double faced adhesive tape.
  6. Decorate inside of card as desired.
If this card has your crafty mojo motivated, feel free to create your Quietfire Design project and share with us on Instagram using #qfdcalligraphy or tag us on other social media.  We would love to see your creations!

Have fun creating!
Big crafty hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Don't Even Think About Opening This Till Christmas Gift Tag

Hey Quietfire Fans! I'm excited to be back on the blog today sharing with you my Don't Even Think About Opening This Till Christmas Gift Tag which features a variety of Quietfire Stamps and A Way With Words Dies. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my gift tag at home.

To start, die cut two ornaments from the Love, Joy & Peace Ornaments out of White Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick Distress Ink over the entire surface of each ornament.

Apply Emboss It Ink to the Merry Christmas Background stamp and stamp overtop of one of the ornaments. Sprinkle Midnight Black embossing powder overtop of the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous steps for the second ornament. Ink the edges of each ornament using a blending tool with foam and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Die cut a 2 1/4" stitched circle out of white cardstock. Apply Red Geranium Archival Ink to the "Don't even think" stamp and stamp in the middle of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut a second 2 1/4" stitched circle out of white cardstock. Apply Red Geranium Archival Ink to the "To/From" stamp and stamp in the middle of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the May Your Heart Be Warm Stamp set, you'll need the branch stamp. Apply Fern Green Archival Ink to the fern stamp and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Reapply the ink to the fern stamp and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Fussy cut both fern branches out. Ink the edges of both fern branches using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Adhere the "Don't even Think" circle to the "To/From" circle. Adhere one of the ornaments over top of the "Don't even Think" circle. Adhere the other ornament over top of the "To/From" circle, making sure the two ornaments match up.

Foam square the fern branch at the top of the ornament on the side of the "Don't Even Think" circle. Foam square the fern branch at the bottom of the ornament underneath the "Don't Even Think" circle. To finish off the fern branches, add a small pearl in the middle of each branch.

To finish off the gift tag, tie a piece of twine at the top of the ornament.

Here are a few close up's of my Don't Even Think About Opening This Till Christmas Gift Tag.

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 gift tag at home. 

Quietfire Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Fired Brick & Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Emboss It Dabber
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Red Geranium and Fern Green Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Midnight Black Embossing Powder 
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Misc: Pearls, White Cardstock, Twine and Heat Tool

- Katelyn

Monday, November 5, 2018

With every leaf a miracle

The leaves are changing colors brilliantly - some still green but the yellows and red are there too!  Know what else is out there?  Cherry blossoms!  How crazy is that the cherry blossoms blooming in November?  It made this sentiment every more apt, don't you think?

I cut the shorter of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pair of Leaves out of watercolor  paper that I had used Zig Markers on - I find those markers very vibrant and easy to use.

I added the sentiment on a fish tail banner on the card to complete it.

Leaves, Set of 6 - Mounted

Friday, November 2, 2018

Coffee & Friends - Kim Gowdy, Guest Designer

Hello! I’m Kim Gowdy and I am popping in today with a quick card share for Quietfire Design.

I had the pleasure of helping Suzanne at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in September. I have worked her make-N-take table for the past few years, and always look forward to the “in-person” catching up.

It’s also a great time to take home a few new stamps to add to my growing collection!

The card I am sharing today, uses the But First, Coffee collection [#5697]! I LOVE it! I LOVE coffee…it was a match made in heaven!

The card itself was pretty simple to put together. I started with some Therm-o-web toner sheets and foil by Brutus Monroe! I have been on a bit of a foil kick lately…who doesn’t love some shimmer!

I inked over the foiled paper with Distress Oxides by Ranger Industries, completing the backdrop for Suzanne’s wonderful sentiment and coffee cup, which were embossed using some Emerald Creek embossing powders!

This fun all occasion card easily came together…now to decide which wonderful friend to gift it to!

Thanks for checking out my card! If you are a coffee lover as well…you NEED this awesome stamp set!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to Make a Wintry Card with Reduction Stenciling

Hi!!  I really like today's card... and... I'm glad it is not snowing outside!!!  I have, however, been outside on a day when the snow was falling and the temperature was just right to see each snowflake when it landed.  Truly beautiful!!!!

1. Glue Tissue Wrap to cardstock with Collage Medium.  Trim excess from the edges and check to be sure the tissue wrap is adhered all the way to each edge.  Apply a thin layer of Collage Medium over Tissue Wrap.

2.  Paint over the tissue wrap with a mix of Snowflake and Pewter paint allowing it to cover some areas and keeping it thin in other areas to let the print show through.  Go back in with just Pewter on some areas.  Let dry completely.

3.  For this next part you need your paints, the stencil you are using and a baby wipe ready to go.  You don't want the baby wipe too wet.  I used my finger to paint on Blue Oyster and Glass Blue blending in some areas and keeping the center more Blue Oyster with the Glass Blue more around the edges.  While the paint is still wet, set the stencil on and use the baby wipe to remove paint by rubbing it in the open areas of the stencil.  Move the stencil to another area and repeat.  If you want, clean the back of the stencil in between moves which I did when moving the stencil to the center.  Let dry completely.

4.  I did all the stamping using a Stamp Platform.  Stamp quote with Manganese Blue.  I thought it would be fun to pull in some purple so I stamped the flourish with Majestic Violet.  After stamping I didn't like it (so glad I was using the stamp platform), so I stamped it again with Manganese Blue.  This made a deep blue color.  The snowflakes were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Snowflake Tinsel.

5.  Let it Snow was die cut from white cardstock.  I added color by lightly rubbing the ink pad over the die cut.  I rubbed over the die cuts with both Majestic Violet and Manganese Blue so it would match the color of the flourish.

6.  Again I used both colors to rub direct-to-paper around the edges of a white cardstock panel so the next layer would also match.  

7.  I inked the edges of the main panel with Emboss It Dabber and embossed with Snowflake Tinsel.  Attached it to the inked layer.  Wrapped it with silver fiber.  Attached the layers to a folded white card.  Glued on "let it snow".  Die cut the snowflakes from white cardstock and added them to the card with foam tape.

Quietfire Supplies --

Other Supplies --

- PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints: Snowflake, Pewter, Blue Oyster, Glass Blue
- Ranger Ink: Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder, Emboss It Dabber, Manganese Blue Archival Ink, Majestic Violet Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger: Distress Collage Medium Matte
- Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive
- Scotch Create Tacky Glue
- Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap - Postale
- Misc: White Cardstock, Heat Tool, Silver Fiber, Baby Wipe

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