Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 9 Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Robyn

Welcome to Quietfire Design's 9 Days of Christmas - Day 4!
If you've been following along, you'll know we have a wonderful way to share these new stamps with you during this event.
If you are a subscriber to Scrapbooking.com you will have seen Judi Kauffman's Holiday Headstart article published Sept 1, 2013. In that article each designer created three cards of increasing complexity. We will be continuing that theme for all 9 days!

Each designer has created
  1. One "quick and easy" card - in a style you can make multiples of, but nice enough to send out to your friends.  Basically; cardstock, stamp, patterned paper.
  2. One "a little more" card - the same card as the "quick and easy", but adding some embellishment or more complex.  This one would take a bit more time or cost a bit more to make.
  3. One "over the top" card  - Enough said!  This would be an heirloom card, something you'd keep, frame, display every year - perhaps something with a removable ornament. For hand delivery or shipped in a box.

The new stamps may be found
in the New Stamps department
by clicking
here.

 Here are Robyn's creations!  Don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post to be eligible for a prize.





The first card took 15 minutes ( I timed it!)
Design time not included!
Use the frame as a stencil and colorize with Delicata Golden Glitz and Distress Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough.
Draw around the emboss line while the paper is still in the die with a fine line gold pen.
That's it!













The second card took 1/2 hour.
Draw the gold border around natural card stock- I used Neenah Classic Crest- with a gold leaf pen. This can be messy as your decorative paper panel will cover it.
Wrap a gold ribbon around the decorative paper and glue to the card base.
Cut , emboss and stencil the same SB poinsettia die and glue to your base.
The Christmas Quote is stamped with Versa Fine Crimson and thermal embossed clear on Spellbinders Splendid Circles .











This one took a little longer!







The frame, the focal image panel and the holly elements are cut with the Cameo digital cutter of the Neenah Classic Natural 80lb.
Digital cutting eliminates fussy cutting on the flourished holly and the holly cuts outs on the focal panel.
The SB poinsettia  panel is cut and embossed from craft foil and colored with alcohol ink markers.
I used the die to cut out multiple layers of gauze ribbon and colored that with markers to create the flower. 
The  flower center is made out of polymer clay and Stickles glitter glue.
The focal image  holly frame was stamped in VersaMark and thermal embossed with Queens Gold.
The quote is stamped and embossed as above.

I hope you enjoyed the progression! this was  a fun challenge and if you give it a try post your creations!
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Here are all three side by side. They are all the same size.


Be sure to leave a comment below to win prizes!



















49 comments:

  1. love these cards. i'm so going to have to get a cameo. i love all kind of swirlys and stuff. beautiful work on these cards!

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  2. Your cards are so pretty Robyn! I especially LOVE the last one, so pretty and soooo 'Christmasy' [is that a word :) Hugs, Sandi B.

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  3. These are all lovely cards - personally I prefer the first C&S one but I wouldn't say 'no' to any of them dropping through my letterbox! :)

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  4. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Love how you put the elements together!

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  5. WOW! Each card is over-the-top lovely! Very creative and inspirational!

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  6. I am loving these cards. I've been challenging myself to do the difficult ones. Thank-you.

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  7. I love your design and enjoy the way your card morphs from simply stated to super elegant. Thanks for the inspiration! Jutta

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  8. beautiful. Love the cut out design.
    Have a great day

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    1. thanks Yogi- you'll be doing that in no time, now that you have your Cameo

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  9. So delicate and beautiful. Getting me in the holiday preparation mood. Thanks!

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  10. These are great stamp-stretching ideas!!

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  11. Suzanne I love this card it is just really special. Must get the dies and stamps to make it.

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  12. WOW! So very pretty and such intricate cutting. Thank you.

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  13. Beautiful Card and I love all the pretty gold papers that you used... Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the timing of how long they tools too - that is really helpful!

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  15. Wonderful cards Robyn -- the third one is gorgeous! I had to look twice to see that you had used the same Spellbinders die as on the previous two.

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  16. Robyn, your cards are amazing! I love the lacy edges especially.

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  17. Three gorgeous cards, with great descriptions of your process-- thanks!

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  18. Just beautiful, love all the creativity

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  19. Wow! I love the first card, it's simplicity is lovely and I love the crimson ink....gorgeous colour!...wishlist....! The second card is very elegant and the third is simply stunning! Design time usually takes many more hours than the actual making of a card, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing your making times as well as your gorgeus design! That really helps!

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  20. Wow! These are gorgeous! I am in love with the 3rd one.

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  21. Hi Robyn. That gauze ribbon is simply stunning. Brilliant!

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  22. Love all the cards, but really motivated by the most advanced. Thanks

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  23. Pure elegance. Thanks for the information regarding the time to completion you provided-- that helps!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! So Christmassy.

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  25. What a fast and beautiful card!

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  26. I loved all 3 of your cards Robyn, especially the last one, but am mystified how you got it to hold together at the fold side?? Mickey Drake

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  27. Robyn, I really enjoyed your cards. Thanks for taking the challenge.

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  28. I especially love the third card with the beautiful lace border on the front of the card as well as inside!
    Leonora

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  29. Beautiful cards all 3 of them. Than ks fort sharing your ideas with us.
    Linda Gibb

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  30. Robyn, they are all gorgeous, but I am totally smitten with the sheer poinsettia. Genius, girl!

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  31. Your cards are beautiful...especially like the poinsettia!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  32. Robyn, What a gorgeous card. I too am in love with your poinsettia!

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  34. Francie in MontrealSeptember 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Very nice. Love the cut out!

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  35. I especially like the poinsettia on the card..what a nice added touch.

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  36. Just love the ribbon poinsettia - spectacular!

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  37. Great cards! Nice progression through the 3 steps. TFS

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  38. That pointsettia literally pops out! Beautiful work!

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  39. I am really enjoying how everyone uses the same stamp set and yet they all turn out totally different. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I think the simple card looks far from easy. That's more my style. I can't even conceive of the fussy one. So beautiful and way out of my comfort zone. Stunning!

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  41. Beautiful cards, all of them. I think I prefer the simple one for some reason. Lots of work went into them. Love the stamp set you can use it in so many ways. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

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  42. I love the borders that you created with the stamp set and i really love what you did with the last card design...all three are very pretty and would be a treat to receive in the mail for a christmas card...tfs.

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