Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Designer Challenge

I'm excited to be sharing a post for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge for December.  This month the challenge is to use any of the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Nested Dies.  There are four different die sets in this collection … squares; rectangles; ovals and circles.

You can join in the challenge for a chance to win a prize OVER ON THE ECD BLOG by answering the challenge question, Which of the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched die sets would you use on a project and how would you use it?

These dies are a wonderful addition to your collection as they leave the stitch marks on the piece the shape falls out of.  I thought it would be really fun to use them to make a shaker card.  

Cut a 6" square piece of 100# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Die cut the Frame-It Square and Heart Spray from the piece as shown.

Add adhesive around the square opening on the back of panel and attach a piece of clear plastic (transparency) over the opening.

Cut another piece of 100# Soft Finish cardstock to 3 3/4" square.  Stamp hearts (I used the heart created with all the little "love" words) across paper with Archival Ink.

Back to the first panel.  On the back (the side you adhered the clear panel to) add foam tape all the way around the square opening.  You want the foam tape to match up at the corners and not leave any gaps so that nothing can fall out.  *I did take a picture of this but somehow that picture is damaged*  Add whatever you want on the inside of your shaker to this area.  I used some small beads, some holeless round beads, and chunky glitters.  Carefully remove the liners from the foam tape taking care that none of your pieces pop up and sticks to the tape.  Place the stamped square of cardstock over your shaker area, stamped side down so it will show through the window.

Add pieces of foam tape for support around the edges of the panel and in the Heart Spray area.

Cut a piece of red cardstock to attach over the back.  This will finish the back and show through the Heart Spray cut out area.  Back another piece of the same red cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and cut the word Love and the Hanging Heart element.

Stamp "Mine! You're all mine!" on a scrap of card, ink the edges and add a gold bow.

Die cut the Ladder Fern three times, ink and shape.  Die cut the pieces for Rose 2, ink, shape and assemble.

Ink the edges of the front panel.  Attach all elements as shown. 

I hope you've enjoyed this project.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Hugs, Wanda

Supplies --

A Way With Words, Hearts & Pawprints - (QF or ECD)
A Way With Words, Love - (QF or ECD)
A Way With Words, Calligraphic Elements 3 - (QF or ECD)
Love & Hearts Collection Clear Stamp Set - (QF or ECD)
Garden Notes, Frame It/Stitched Squares - ECD
Garden Notes, Rose 2 - ECD
Garden Notes, Ladder Fern - ECD
Soft Finish Cardstock - 100 lb. - ECD
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - ECD

Cardstock - Red, Green
Gold Ribbon
Archival Ink - Ranger Ink
Distress Ink - Ranger Ink
Foam Tape
Clear Plastic or Transparency
Beads & Chunky Glitter

Monday, December 17, 2018

CAS Not all who wander

Hi, there!  How crazy has your December been?  Mine is just shy of hectic so when this simple card came together, it gave me such a good feeling.  Sometimes simpler is better - especially in December!

I rearranged my craft room (will share pics later) and I found so much scrap paper - including this bit that I made into a background.  I added the Memory Box Evergreen trio to the front and I just loved how it looked.  It was perfect for one of the quotes from the Every Day is a Journey stamp set.

I'm not one to wander into a forest with just the stars as my guide but this is exactly the feeling this background with the tree silhouettes remind me of - just a sense of wonderment.

The quote was embossed in white on brown cardstock and I had matted the background with a 1/16 matting of white cardstock.  I wish I knew who made that paper - I am thinking a Recollection - Christmas theme paper pack but you can reproduce something similar with any starry night sky inking or stamping.

Hope you like it and that your season has been merry and meaningful!

Every Day is a Journey, Set of 4 Stamps - Mounted

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Brrrr - Christmas Waves A Magic Wand - Let It Snow

Yogi here today and I got a few more Penny Black stamps and wanted to use them right away... BIG GRIN - I LOVE getting new stuff...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Brrrr and Snowflake" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote and background stamp from Quietfire Design ("Christmas Waves A Magic Wand..."); ("Let It Snow" 6pce set)

 Scored and folded my dark brown cardstock to create the easel structure (5"w x 7"h card closed). Cut another piece same size and adhered to front.

Using my Tim's Stampin' Platform and Distress pads stamped the Jingle Bells Trio. Moved color around with a water brush. Dried. Cut a mask for the bells and stamped the evergreen (Old Island #626D) on the left several times to create a more massive tree... Used the tip of the stamp to stamp smaller trees on the right side. Cut a piece of cardstock in a wavy design and sponged some blue to give shadows in the snow. Again with my Derwent Watercolor pencil and using the side of the pencil colored the sky background. Moved color around with a wet brush. Stamped the snowflakes with Distress Picket Fence and embossed with Emerald Creek "Glacier White" embossing powder. Masked the bells again and splattered white ink all over. Added a white snowflake button.

Stamped the "Let It Snow" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

On the floor: Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock. Clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Circles" die set. Sponged some blue around the edges. Adhered to floor.

Adhered the die cut snowflake embossed with the Glacier White.

Die cut the "Brrrr" from Dreamweaver Packaging cardstock and adhered to a piece of the brown cardstock, scored and adhered to floor to act as my stopper.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Metallic poinsettia with a golden Warm Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends!

Christmas is just around the corner...can you believe it?  This month is flying by and I am hurriedly finishing up the holiday cards.  Last week my hubby asked for a card intended for a work colleague.  The card turned out to have shimmer, metallic lustre and was mounted on an interesting corrugated base for extra texture.

The fun instructions:

  1. Create a 5.5 x 5.5 inch tent fold card base from corrugate (or purchase a set from your local crafty store).
  2. Cut red metallic card stock or construction paper to 5.25 x 5.25.  Dry emboss using an embossing folder of your choice.  Mount to card base using liquid adhesive.
  3. Cut gold glitter card stock smaller than red base and mount using liquid adhesive.
  4. Cut watercolor paper to 5 x 5.  Stamp poinsettia using brown archival ink.  Dry.  Apply distress inks along edges.  Color poinsettia using red distress inks and a water color brush.  Dry.  Apply sparkle glitter pens as desired.  Mount to card base using double sided foam tape.
  5. Apply gold Nuvo drops to poinsettia center.
  6. Use Versamark to stamp WarmWishes.  Heat emboss using gold embossing powder.
  7. Cut Warm Wishes to desired size and mount onto red metallic card stock.  Mount to card front using liquid adhesive.
  8. Create double bow and mount as shown using liquid adhesive.
  9. Cut watercolor paper to 5.25 x 5.25.  Stamp All Good Wishes for Christmas & the New Year using red ink.  Mount to inside of card.
The card is full of beautiful calligraphy, textures and finishes.  Love the way it turned out!

Quietfire Design product used:
Christmas Sweet & Sassy, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted
Home for the Holidays Sentiments, Set of 5 - Mounted
Merry Christmas Poinsettia stamp set
Merry Christmas Poinsettia - Set of 2 Stamps - Mounted

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

Monday, December 10, 2018

What is Christmas? Card

Hey Quietfire Fans! Christmas is only fifteen days away and I'm excited to be back on the blog today sharing with you my What is Christmas? Card that features a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps and A Way With Words Dies. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite holiday beverage as you learn how to recreate my card at home.

To start, die cut five snowflakes from the Brr Die out of white cardstock. To finish off the snowflakes, add a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the center of each one.

Next, you'll need a couple of Christmas patterned papers. I used three patterned papers from Modascrap's Christmas Holidays Paper Pack. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of one of the patterned papers you chose. Ink the edges of the frame using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut the 3" Stitched Rectangle out of cream cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the What is Christmas? sentiment and stamp in the middle of the stitched rectangle. Distress the edges of the stitched rectangle. Ink the edges of the stitched rectangle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut the 4" stitched rectangle out of the second piece of patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the stitched rectangle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut the 4 1/2" stitched rectangle out of the third piece of patterned paper. Apply Emboss It Ink to one of the corners of the Leafy Acanthus stamp and stamp in the bottom right hand corner. Repeat the previous step three more times in each corner of the paper. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop of the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the stitched rectangle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Adhere the 4" stitched rectangle to the 4 1/2" stitched rectangle.

Adhere the flourished frame overtop of the the 4" stitched rectangle.

Foam square the 3" stitched rectangle to the middle of the flourished frame.

Adhere two snowflakes in the bottom right hand corner of the sentiment rectangle. Adhere one snowflake in the top left corner of the sentiment rectangle. Adhere the other two snowflakes randomly on the sentiment rectangle. To finish off the card, cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 4 1/2" x 11 1/2", score at 5 3/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few close up's of my What is Christmas? Card.

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 card at home. 

Quietfire Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder 
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles, ModaScrap - Christmas Holidays Paper Pack and Transp, Glitter/Gold Dots
- Misc: White Cardstock and Heat Tool

- Katelyn

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