Sunday, May 28, 2017

Welcome to the Quietfire Quick FX Blog Hop

Welcome to our Quick FX blog hop where we'll share quick ways to give your cards extra special effects with A Way With Stencils.

All the projects will be here on Quietfire Creations. Make sure you’re subscribed to receive blog updates by email!  The Quietfire Design Team does amazing things and we want to share those things with you and your friends.
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The A Way With Stencils may be found on the Quietfire website and the Elizabeth Craft Designs website.
There will be a prize (one of the new rubber stamps) for each blog post. That winner will be chosen from people who leave comments on the blog post and then there will be one grand prize of the complete set of A Way With Words Stencils!

Here is our schedule:
Suzanne (that’s me) today
Yogi, Yvonne on Monday May 29
Teresa on Tuesday May 30
Robyn on Wednesday May 31
Wanda, Diana on Thurs June 1
Kathy Jo on Friday June 2

We’ll give you the weekend to leave your comments with a deadline of midnight June 4!
Good luck and enjoy the hop!

 Here is my project!

I’ve been dying to put the Feathers stencil to work.  I think this idea came to me in the shower.  That’s where some of my best ideas happen!  Too much information?

This project combines a Quietfire Stamp, an A Way With Words die and an A Way With Stencils with the die and the feather complimenting the words in the sentiment.  I’ve never confirmed the author of this quote, although you usually see it attributed to Edward Teller although I now believe it’s not his.
Quietfire stamp WhenYou Get to the End
A Way With Words Faith
A Way With Stencils Feathers
Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea

Ranger Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet
Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Core’dinations Cardstock: Montego Bay, Valiant Violet
RangerInk Mini Blending Tool and Refills
3M Removable Tape
MISTI stamp positioner
Glue Dots Micro
Tombow MonoAdhesive Dots Dispenser Permanent

Scrapbook Adhesives CraftyFoam Tape


1.      Form a side-fold card base from Montego measuring 5.25 x 9”.  Die cut Faith from purple cardstock.

2.      Cut a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper approximately 4.5 x 7.5”.  This will be trimmed later.  Sponge and blend Oxide Inks over the surface.

3.      Place the feather down portion of the stencil near the top of the coloured panel and tape in place with removable tape.  Use a pencil to mark the registration dots at each corner of the down.  Sponge Pistachio ink through the stencil.  Be patience, it’s an intricate stencil!  Tap in some Broken China here and there.

4.      Remove the stencil and move it down so the top registration holes line up with the lower dots on the cardstock and repeat the sponging, using more Broken China for this set.

5.      Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the panel with VersaMagic ink.

6.      Position the larger feather above the quote as shown and tape down with removable tape.  Make sure you cover the smaller feather and any down you think you might accidentally sponge into!  Sponge Wilted Violet over the feather, then with the stencil still in position, lightly spritz the area with water to give it a little interest. Carefully remove the stencil and clean it. Allow everything to dry.

7.      Replace the stencil, taping it down as before and protecting the rest of the surface.  Stamp the sentiment through the stencil.  It’s perfect if you can’t read it, but rather gives the impression of a message that's just out of reach!

8.      Trim the decorate panel to 4.25 x7.25” and cut a mat about 1/16” larger from white cardstock and another from purple cardstock which is about 1/8” larger.  Adhere layers alternating Mono Adhesive Dots and Crafty Foam Tape.

Thanks for having a look!  Make sure you leave a comment below to be eligible for a prize.
Enjoy the blog hop and good luck!  See you back here on the blog tomorrow when Yogi and Yvonne (it's Y Day!) will share their A Way With Stencils creations.
Happy Creating, Suzanne


  1. The idea for the Sony Walkman can to the inventor in the shower, so you are not alone! Lovely card!

  2. My work partner used to laugh when we were in the midst of a major project - my best ideas came to me at 4 AM in the shower!!! And what a beautiful concept this card is - no matter where we receive the gift of inspiration - it is the work that has to be done. I love the soft colors and the feathers drifting down. This sentiment is one of my favorites! God is faithful! Thank you Suzanne.

  3. A beautiful card, love the colours, and the feather. Works perfectly with the sentiment. Christine

  4. Lovely! Captures the serenity that faith gives me. I love the softly inked text on the feather through the stencil. And shower inspiration is the best!

  5. Love love it! So pretty..thanks for always sharing...paper hugs

  6. Wonderful card with coordinated elements. Love the colors!

  7. Such an awesome card and the sentiment is out of this wold!!!

  8. wouldn't a video be fun of the project. Beautiful.

  9. Love the colours(never tried that combo but will do now), love the message( just lost a dear friend) and I love the design (no matter from where the inspiration came). Thank you for sharing.

  10. Love your beautiful card. This is one of my favorite sentiments. So true.

  11. Beautiful card. Love the color combo, and the stamp and stencil are perfect together.

  12. Wonderful card, Suzanne. I like the words captured in the feather as a teaser to the quote below. One of my favourite of your sentiment stamps. Aren't the oxide inks fun?

  13. Lovely card, Suzanne. I don' know if I would have the patience to wait for each step to dry :-)

  14. Love this card. The colors are especially pretty. And the saying is beautiful.

  15. I love the background and the soft stencils. it really makes the gorgeous sentiment pop.

  16. Hello Suzanne,
    Your card is so serene and thoughtful. I love birds so anything feathery is my thing. Did you know that water brings out the psychic ability of each of us. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Hugs, Sara

  17. Love the way you stamped the partial sentiment through the stencil. I need to try that!

  18. The colors on this card work beautifully together and the feather is perfect!

  19. So pretty! I love the feather stencil and your beautiful color combo! Lovely sentiment!

  20. This is beautiful...I love the color combo and that feather stencil is fabulous! Distress inks are so fun to work with! TFS!

  21. What a wonderful card. Carmen G.

  22. I love your watercolored background! But I have to admit your stencil really added just a bit more that took it over the top of anyone else's watercoloring! Should I order this stencil now or wait until I see all of them used so I only have to pay postage once!

  23. Love your colour choice for this beautiful card Suzanne!

  24. Beautiful card design with these products. I like the colors.

  25. Love the purple feather.
    this would be a good idea for
    a page in my bible journaling.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. I really like the look of the new stencils Suzanne. Looking forward to seeing them all used.

  27. A beautiful card with such a lovely sentiment, tfs.

  28. Love the colour combination you used!

  29. This card is gorgeous!
    The colors are so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  30. Love the colour combination
    and I've always loved
    feathers! The sentiment
    is inspirational!! So
    💖💖 Dana from Quebec

  31. This is such a beautiful card!

  32. Beautiful card with a lovely quote!

  33. Just lost my Mom and just saw this card. A reminder to have faith that all will be well. Thanks for the beautiful card.

  34. I have never used stencils, but have always loved Quietfire Designs' stamps. To see that such a lovely and poignant card could be created in just eight steps has caught my attention and made me realize that perhaps I can do it! Wonderful inspiration-- thank you!

  35. Such a lovely card. The feather stencil adds a very special touch and I have always loved this sentiment!

  36. Mmmm... the colors are SO gorgeous! LOVE the floating feathers!!

  37. Beautiful card. I love the colors that you chose.

  38. I really like the beautiful color combination, and the quote is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

  39. Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

  40. Wonderful card Suzanne! love the colour scheme, it's so soothing :)

  41. Beautiful! Love the gorgeous ombre effect and the sentiment is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.


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