Monday, November 18, 2019

May Peace be Your Gift Gift Bag


Hey Quietfire Fans! With November here and Christmas right around the corner, I decided I would share with you a fun gift bag perfect to put a little something in to give to a special someone in your life. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect for my gift bag. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my gift bag at home.

To start, you'll need a muslin bag. Apply Fired Brick Distress Ink to the Merry Christmas Background and stamp randomly on the bag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Grid Background and stamp randomly on the bag. Reapply ink to the stamp as desired.


Die cut the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder over the entire ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the embossed ornament. Sprinkle Acanthus Teal Modern Gilding Powder over the entire ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2, die cut the snowflake twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut a 2 1/4" Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the May Peace be your Gift stamp and stamp in the middle of the circle. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Grid Background stamp, stamp off on a piece of paper and then stamp on the circle. Repeat the previous step until the circle is covered with a grid pattern. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Peace on Earth die, die cut the stars twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to seven of the stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to seven embossed stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Adhere one snowflake to the top right side of the bag. Adhere the other snowflake to the left middle of the bag.


Adhere the stitched circle to the flourished Christmas Ornament. Use foam squares to adhere the flourished Christmas ornament to the middle of the bag,  slightly overtop of the snowflakes.


To finish embellishing your gift bag, use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the stars as desired around the flourished Christmas ornament.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished gift bag.






Here is the finished May Peace be Your Gift Gift Bag.




Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles and White Soft Finish Cardstock
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Forest Moss & Walnut Stain and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Misc: Muslin Bag

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my May Peace be Your Gift Gift Bag.

- Katelyn






Thursday, November 14, 2019

Flourished Deer Holiday Card Tutorial - Margie Higuchi, Guest Designer


Greeting from Chicago IL! I’m MargieHiguchi and am so thrilled to be guest designing this month. Many thanks to Suzanne and Kathy Jo for letting me play with some of Quietfire Design’s wonderful products. I hope that my project will inspire others to try a new idea or two. Featuring the Flourished Deer DieSetModernGilding Powder in Copper Scroll and in Burnished Silver, I will create a dimensional element with heat embossing and a sheet of 3D Foam Creative Sheet.



Holiday Card Details
To make three rectangular card panels, cut a piece of white vellum and red cardstock to 5 x 3 3/4-inches, and a 5 1/8 x 4-inch in ivory cardstock. For a horizontal fold A2 size card base, fold in half a piece of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2-inch Kraft cardstock.


With the red card panel, stamp the snowflake design from the May Peace Be Your Gift stamp set with VersaMark Ink and an acrylic block.


Next, pour Modern Gilding Powder in Burnished Silver over the card panel. Tap off excess.



Flourished Deer Element

Using a sheet of 3D Foam Creative Sheet SM, die-cut the Flourished Deer Die. Note: For easy removal from the die, use a piece of wax paper.



Using a heating tool, melt the powder to a beautiful metallic silver finish. Set aside to cool. Let's work on the beautiful Flourished Deer Die :)


Take the backing off of the deer die cut and center it to the white vellum card panel. Note: I dusted the vellum with anti-static powder for any pesky and unwanted embossing powder.



Then take the top liner off of the deer and pour Modern Gilding Powder in Copper Scroll over the die cut. Tap off excess. Melt the powder with a heating tool. Be careful not to burn the vellum.





Bringing It Together
Adhere the ivory card panel to the Kraft card base. Place the vellum card panel to the red card panel with Adhesive Dots Large behind the deer. I did this because I placed a Creative Photo Corners Silver on each of the corners to also secure and for a shiny accent. With the Crafty Foam Tape, I secured the panel to the card front to lift the layer.




Stamp the inside with the sentiment from the May Peace Be Your Gift Stamp Set and black ink to finish. Here is a second look at the finished project.




What was your favorite part about the Flourished Deer Holiday Card? Comment below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Time:40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Quietfire Design

Other:
Adhesives: 3D Foam Creative Sheets SM, Crafty Foam Tape Black, Creative Photo Corners Silver, and E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Red, Ivory and Kraft Cardstock; Black Ink; Heating Tool; Acrylic Block; Manual Die-Cutting Machine

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Cup of Tea & Thee


Hello Quietfire fans!  I hope you are all having a crafty day today!  Betsy on the blog here with you bringing a sweet card using the "Tea & Thee" stamp set.


I really wanted my paper to compliment my stamping so I used a tea-themed paper from Stamperia.

I cut my card panel to 4" x 5 1/4" carefully placing the design where I thought it would best enhance the stamping.  I stamped the circle stain first after carefully laying out where
 I wanted all of the elements placed.  I used a brown hybrid ink for this.


Next I stamped the word "tea" inside the circle using the same brown hybrid ink.  I stamped the tea cup and steam images onto scraps of the paper carefully stamping it on the design elements of the paper that I wanted.  I then cut a separate panel for the sentiment and stamped it as well.  
Both the teacup, steam and sentiment images were stamped with a black hybrid ink.
I fussy cut the tea and the steam and then I inked the edges of all my elements: the panel itself, teacup, steam, and sentiment strip using Distress Tea Dye ink.


Before adhering my card together I also used the Distress Ink on my A2 size cream top folding
card panel.  I adhered my inked panel to the card, then the sentiment strip and I mounted the cup and steam with foam tape to give my card dimension.  And that finished my card!  


I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to work with patterned paper to enhance your stamped elements!  I just love making them work together.

Quietfire Design products used:

Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamps - Tea & Thee - #6263
          


Other supplies used:

Patterned paper - Stamperia - Patchwork
Hybrid Ink - Versafine Clair - Nocturne & Acorn
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
A2 size Cream card base
Adhesive/foam tape

Please visit the Suzanne Cannon Facebook Fan Page for more inspiration!





Monday, November 11, 2019

Fourished Deer ~ Believe in the Magic!

Flourished Deer die embossed with Modern Gilding Powders / Burnished Silver


Hello! Kim here again on the Quietfire Creative Blog. I’m excited to share another card using the new seasonal release! With so many new dies and stamps, it’s hard to choose what to play with! The Flourished Deer is definitely one of my absolute favourites!

Flourished Deer die embossed with Modern Gilding Powders / Burnished Silver


So I had this wonderful idea for my card...that failed! I was a bit frustrated, walked away and came back to salvage my idea and in the end, I LOVE the final result!

First I used the snowflake die from Flourished Mini 2. I die cut several snowflakes and placed them on top of my gel plate. 

Flourished Mini 2 / Snowflake used for masking on Ranger Gel Plate


I brayered a few acrylic paints over them in blues and black, allowing the Dior cuts to be some masks. I carefully lifted them from my gel plate before taking my pull. I splatters some white acrylic paint on my mono print to keep the snowy feel to my print.

Flourished Mini 2 / Snowflake used for masking on Ranger Gel Plate


I was quite pleased with my final print and was ready to use it as a background for my card. I die cut a Flourished Deer and embossed with Burnished Silver, a Modern Gilding Powder. I was pretty excited with how gorgeous it turned out. 

Burnished Silver / Modern Gilding Powder


This is when it went downhill. My thought was to have the Flourished Deer flying through the snowy sky! How magical!? Not the case! Individually my parts where all great! However, when I added the deer...he got lost. There was too much going on and the scale wasn’t working. Despite turning and flipping the background, it was not going to work for me! This is when I walked away, frustrated!

The next day I came back with one last attempt to salvage the card. I had an old piece of light blue vellum in my stash. I cut it down, placed it over my busy mono-print and it instantly softened the look and made it recede to the background allowing the gilded Flourished Deer to take centre stage, where it belonged! 

Flourished Deer die embossed with Modern Gilding Powders / Burnished Silver


My sentiment is from the Let Your Heart be Light collection, also part of the newest release! It is perfect for the magic the Flourished Deer brings to the card. I’m happy I stayed the course with this card, it really makes me smile! 

Let Your Heart be Light / cardmaking


Be sure to put some of these fabulous new releases in your creative stash, they will not disappoint!

Flourished Deer die embossed with Modern Gilding Powders / Burnished Silver


Supply List:

Ranger Gel Plate
Ranger Archival Ink
Glue dots
misc acrylic paints


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Glittered Peace on Earth

I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with full directions and supply list on how to make this glittered Peace on Earth Card and a bonus card featuring the Flourished Deer.




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gift of Your Friendship Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! It's hard to believe that it's already November and Christmas is right around the corner, so today, I decided I would share with you a tag perfect to add to a bottle of wine or a gift. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect for my tag. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home.

To start, you'll need the Flourished Oval Frame. Die cut the frame twice out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the flourished area on each frame. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over each frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the frames using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Peace on Earth Die, die cut the Peace on Earth sentiment out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the sentiment. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the frame has cooled, cut the frame in half. Ink the edges of the frames using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Peace on Earth, die cut the stars twice out of white cardstock. You'll need seven of the stars. Apply Emboss It Ink to each of the stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star and tap off the excess powder. Emboss each star with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the stars using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 2 3/4" Fitted Oval out of white cardstock. Apply Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink to the Gift of your friendship sentiment and stamp in the middle of the oval. Once the ink has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Grid Background and randomly stamp on the oval as desired. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple, Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of a #8 Manilla Tag. Spritz the inked tag with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Merry Christmas Background stamp and stamp at the top portion of the tag. Reapply the ink the stamp and stamp at the bottom portion of the tag. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the tag. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Graph Background stamp and stamp randomly on the tag as desired. Reapply ink to the graph stamp as needed.  Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere one of the flourish oval frames to the bottom right side of the oval. Adhere the other flourished oval frame to the top left side of the oval.


Adhere one of the halves of the peace on earth sentiment to the top right side of the oval frame. Adhere the other half of the peace on earth sentiment to the bottom left side of the oval frame. 


Foam square the oval 1/8" from the right and 1" from the bottom of the tag.


Use adhesive and thin foam squares to adhere the seven stars as desired around the sentiment oval.


Cut a piece of twine and tie it through the top of the tag. To finish the tag, splatter Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain randomly on the tag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished tag.






Here is the finished Gift of Your Friendship Tag.




Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Ovals
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Fired Brick, Candied Apple & Festive Berries, Distress Ink - Black Soot, Distress Spray Stain - Brushed Pewter, Distress Sprayer and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink and #8 Manilla Tag
- Misc: White Cardstock and Twine

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Gift of Your Friendship Tag.

- Katelyn







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