Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rise and Shine with some coffee

Who's a morning person?  I am actually.  But I do have a need for caffeine - I thought I drank coffee for the warmth and taste but found out I get a headache in the afternoon when I don't drink my coffee.  When did that little addiction happen?!

I do have a couple of friends who do not function without coffee at all - like don't speak to me until I've had my first cup of coffee kind of people.  

So maybe give them a cup of coffee before you give them this card for them to actually appreciate it.  Haha!



For this card, I did a lot of sponging and blending.  I first made a background using a Sun Ray Stencil by Tim Holtz with Distress Inks.  I started with the yellow, went to orange then red.  I went back with the lighter colors to blend the inks.




For the letters (Alphabet Caps by Elizabeth Craft Designs) and words (Shine and & from QF, also available from Elizabeth Craft Designs), I used Copic markers to color the letters the same shades as the sunrise.  I kept the same color scheme with the coffee cups I fussy cut out.



Enjoy your morning coffee (or tea)!
Shine - Metal Cutting Die
Shine Metal Die Cut (Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Calligraphic Elements 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

Calligraphic Elements 2 (Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs)

But First, Coffee, Set of 8 Stamps - Mounted




Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy Anniversary Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and with the theme of love in the air I thought it would be fun to create this pretty mixed media Happy Anniversary Tag which features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as you learn how to recreate my tag at home.

To start, die cut the medium Entwined Heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam to blend Candied Apple Distress Ink overtop of a piece of scrap White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small entwined heart twice out of the red paper. Ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


On a second piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, use a blending tool with foam to blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink overtop of the entire surface. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Twiggy Heart stamp and stamp onto the coloured cardstock piece. Sprinkle Pastel Pink embossing powder over top of the heat image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the heart out. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Anniversary stamp and stamp in the middle of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut a white doily in half. Ink the left edge of the doily with Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Next you'll need two #8 Manilla Tags. Lay both tags out in front of you. Place the Heartstruck layering stencil overtop of one of the tags and sprinkle Raspberry, Orange and Rosebud Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the stencil. Spritz the stencil with water. Lift the stencil off, flip it over and place on the other tag. Lift off the stencil and dry the tag with a heat tool.


Once the tag is dry, place the Hearts Layering Stencil overtop of the tag. Take a palette knife and apply Texture Paste - Transparent Matte through the middle of the stencil. 


After the stenciled image has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp onto the edge of the tag. Reapply the ink to the grid background stamp and continue to stamp as much or as little as you'd like on the tag. Apply Candied Apple Distress Ink to the heart stamp from the Twiggy Heart Wreath and stamp randomly onto the the tag. Reapply the Candied Apple Distress Ink to the heart stamp and continue to stamp as much or as little as you'd like on the tag. Ink the edges fo the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the doily to the middle left hand edge of the tag. Adhere the medium entwined heart in the top right side of the tag.


Foam square the Happy Anniversary heart slightly overtop of the medium entwined heart. Adhere the six red hearts as desired on the tag.


To finish off the tag, tie cream crinkle ribbon to the top of the tag. Wrinkle the ribbon.


Here are a few close up's of my Happy Anniversary 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 tag at home. 


Quietfire Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Candied Apple, Spun Sugar, Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, #8 Manilla Tags, Texture Paste - Transparent Matte and Emboss It Ink
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Entwined Hearts and White Soft Finish Cardstock
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Patel Pink Embossing Powder
- Magenta Nuance: Raspberry, Orange and Rosebud
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Heartstruck and Hearts Layering Stencil
- Misc: Cream Crinkle Ribbon

- Katelyn











Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Celebrate baby: The Moment a Child is Born

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is baby month at Quietfire Design.  This month the Design Team will share baby projects using Quietfire Design stamps, dies, stencils and digital files.  Be sure to pop in every day to see all of the baby inspiration!

My baby project is a sweet boy baby card using the heartwarming stamp: The Moment a Child is Born.
The Moment A Child Is Born - Mounted
To make the sentiment pop on the card front, it is best to use a black ink.   It does not take away from the sweetness of the card front with all of the baby blues but it does accentuate the lovely quote.
The card can be assembled quickly with simple layers and embellishments.  A wee bow with coordinating button is a cute addition to the card front.  A doily behind the sentiment adds some frill and beauty.
Are you looking for more baby product from Quietfire Design?  Here is a link to some of the many Quietfire Design product.  How about baby digital files designed by Suzanne Cannon?  She has so many wonderful files to choose from here at the Silhouette design store.

Quietfire Design product used: The Moment a Child is Born stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  :)
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, February 4, 2019

Baby Love


Hello!!!  We have lots of baby love going on in our family as two grandbabies were born in the last 8 days.  One each to both of our sons - one was a girl and one was a boy.  The first for both of our sons.  Exciting times!!!!


My main panel is watercolor paper and the color is embossing powder.  Using an embossing ink dauber  I made streaks of ink leaving space between the streaks.  I added once color of embossing powder to the ink and heated to melt.  After allowing a minute to cool I repeated with the dauber, added my second color of embossing powder and heated.  This was repeated for the third color.  I allowed the bands of color to overlap slightly and, as you can tell, I only worked in the center area (from top to bottom) of the card.  Once I was done with the embossing and it was cool I added white paint through a stencil for the hearts.  Gold paint was added around the edges.  Thinned gold paint was splattered over the panel.


All the die cut elements were cut from both purple and white card.  The words were layered together offsetting the pieces.  The feet were inked around the edge with purple ink.  I added the white heart dropout to the purple feet using tape behind the feet to keep the heart in place.  Using punches from my stash I added smaller white hearts on top putting foam between them for dimension.  All die cut pieces were attached as shown.  I punched two small purple hearts and added them as shown.  The panel was attached to a folded white card.


When I made the card, looking at it in person, everything looked good.  It has since been used for a baby shower but looking at these pictures, 'love' looks crooked to me and it's driving me crazy, LOL.  But overall I hope you like the card.  It was fun to make!!!

Hugs, Wanda


Quietfire Supplies --




Thursday, January 31, 2019

Notes - The Music In My Heart - Split Easel



 Yogi here today and I'm using another of the newest dies from Suzanne.

I'm using a die "Notes" 3pce set  from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a rubber stamp quote from Quietfire Design ("The Music In My Heart...")  



Cut, scored and folded my white cardstock (see diagram at left). Adhere the 2 side panels to floor. Adhered music scrapbook paper (Design Originals "Musical Notes") leaving a small border around each..

Stamped the violin player (LaBlanche "Composer w/Violin") using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock. Fussy cut and adhered to front.

Die cut the word and notes from black cardstock and adhered to front.

On the floor: 


Cut a layer of black cardstock and then some of the note paper and adhered both to floor.

Stamped the quote onto white cardstock using the black and clear embossing. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" die set. Used a black bullet tipped marker for the edge. Adhered to floor. Adhered a musical note. 


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Destiny Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! The weather here on the west coast has been dreary and that has me longing for the warmer weather. With thoughts of warmer weather on my mind, I created this bright Destiny tag 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 tag at home.

To start, cut a #8 Manilla Tag down to 5 3/4". Ink the edges of the tags using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Tear a piece of Collage Paper that measures 4 1/2". Sprinkle Aquamarine, Raspberry and Wisteria Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the collage paper. Spritz the powder with water. Dry the collage paper with a heat tool. Trace the tag around the collage paper. Cut the tag out. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp randomly onto the collage paper. Reapply ink as needed to the stamp. Ink the edges of the collage paper tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose a piece of patterned paper. Trace the tag around the patterned paper. Cut the patterned paper tag out. Ink the

Monday, January 28, 2019

Stamping technique: Mix and Match stamp sets

 
Hello Crafty Friends!

Often times when crafting I tend to focus on one particular stamp set- forgetting that I have stamp sets to mix and match.  Quietfire Design has so many lovely stamp sets that work well together and it is fun to mix them!  Why not experiment and create a project using more than one set?  Mixing and matching is easy to do and is a great way to get even more uses out of your Quietfire Design stamps and dies.

Valentine's Day is just under three weeks away and I wanted to create a sweet love card.  I have a lot of white scrap paper so I challenged myself to create a card front using just white card stock.  First, I had to determine what stamp I wanted as the focal point.  I chose "I love you" from the I don't tell you often enough stamp set:
I Don't Tell You Often Enough, Set of 5 - Mounted
This stamp set has already had a lot of use on different cards and I welcomed one of the stamps to be used again.

Next I wanted to frame the sentiment.  One of the newly released stamp sets was an easy choice: Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments.
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments, Set of 5 Stamps - Mounted

The sentiment is beautiful inside the twiggy heart:
Last, but certainly not least, was the background.   I am lucky enough to have each of the Quietfire Design stamp background stamps.  The crackle background called my name and I answered!  It was heat embossed in gold.  Next, three different shades of pink ink were added to the background.  The result is a stunning gold and pink background with the oh-so-heartwarming "I love you" elevated above.
The different stamps sets do work well together.  Challenging yourself to mix and match stamp sets or dies or digital files will definitely increase your creativity and projects. 

Do you have a favorite Quietfire Design mix and match?  We would love to hear about your favorites and/or see your projects!  Feel free to do so in the comment section below or share on the new Facebook page: Suzanne Cannon Fan Group!

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

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)


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