Friday, March 16, 2018

Tangling with Joy

Many of you who visited the Quietfire booth in Edmonton will know my friend Susan! I met Susan when we both lived in Surrey, BC and our friendship has lasted through many years and moves.  She was one of my calligraphy students and she's a very determined lefty calligrapher.  Although she's not doing as much lettering as she used to, she still loves picking up pen and paper.  In the last year or so she's been Tangling.  When we visited at Christmas, she showed me her sketchbook filled with tangles and Zentagles.  It was amazing!

Joy- Fill 'er Up Stamp

So.  Fill 'er Up stamps from Quietfire + Zentagle Inspired Art in Susan's hands and we get this awesome artwork!

Susan stamped with Imagine Crafts StazOn ink then used a Sakura Pigma Pen to do the tangling.  She says she has been inspired by the books Totally Tangled by Sandy Seen Bartholomew and One Tangle a Day by Beckah Krahula.  She has also been inspired at - I get almost daily emails from them and find it overwhelming (because I want to do it, but will need to clone myself first)!  But it's a great place for inspiration.

Here are all the Fill 'er Up stamps for you to tangle in.  So far, there are eleven letters!

Fill 'er Up Caps

Here are some more from Susan's play time! Doesn't it just make you want to get out your pen and paper?
Happy creating and a big thanks to Susan for sharing!  (She had no idea these were going to become a blog post!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fairies and Flowers

Hi and it's so nice for you to drop by and see what is new on the Quietfire blog today.  It's Teresa here today with a share for all of you looking forward to spring coming in the weeks ahead.  I found some brand new paper called Cherry Blossoms from Prima and i thought it was a perfect match to go with the stamp i had called "A Rustle in the Wind".  This is a set of 4 stamps, 2 are sentiments and both are just adorable.  

To make my card i created a simple layered backround and then added a few beautiful die cuts in white to frame the sentiment.  Then i added some beautiful flowers from Prima and just a few pearls to make it sparkle a little more.  

I also did a card a while back with the bottom sentiment so i thought i would attach it below so that you can have 2 ideas for this set.  Its fun to add extra glitter to this one with stickles or even use some of that superfine glitter you have stashed away for something special.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

You are my Sunshine...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a Spring card using two Quietfire Design stamp sets:
"Always be my Friend".

The card is all about stamping...both sentiment and background.

First stamp lots of butterflies onto white cardstock using green and grey inkpads and then trim the cardstock to the size you like.
Then use some brown and grey distress ink and an ink blending tool to alter the edges of the cardstock.
Glue the stamped background cardstock onto kraft cardstock (using 3D foam Squares) and then upon a white cardbase.

Stamp the  sentiment upon white cardstock using a black inkpad and cut a banner.
Mat the banner upon kraft cardtsock.
Glue the banner to the cardbase using 3D foam Squares.

Glue two flowers to the card and finally add some glitterglue to the butterfly wings.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Wishing you a wonderful and crafty day.

Hugs from Holland,

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Find yourself a cup of tea with Distress Oxides

Today I pulled out a couple of oldies but goodies... 

Ever since I saw this Find yourself a cup stamp, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  But then I got side tracked and never got to ink it up.  But today I sat down with purposeful intention and made this card that is perfect for old friends who might just happen to enjoy tea.

I used Distress Oxides to make a gradient of soft colors with which to die cut my teacup stack (by Poppystamps).  After carefully stamping my sentiment on the top right corner of my 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" white layer, I masked and sponged a line to make it look like my stack of cups were on a table.  I also added a bit of steam from the flourish die from the Calligraphic Elements 3 die set.

The best news about this oldie but goodie is that it is now a mounted stamp!  Yay!

Now I'm thinking this might be a cute little sign on a tiny easel next to some pretty tea cups.  Hmm...

Find Yourself a Cup - Mounted

Calligraphic Elements 3 - Metal Cutting Dies

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dark Pointed Firs and Beautiful Lake Louise Scrapbook Layout

Hello, it's Connie Nichol here today.  I seem to be on a bit of a Lake Louise scrapbooking binge lately, but it's not intentional.  This Quietfire Design quote stamp about dark pointed firs was just a perfect accent to these are pictures I snapped last month when I visited the mountains.  The trees were SO pretty after a huge snowfall!

I hand cut some triangles to simulate mountains and dabbed them with a bit of white molding paste.  The title combines the Way with Words die Beautiful along with some alphabet stickers.  Beautiful comes packaged with the die 'Amazing', which would also have worked on this layout.  And Lake Louise is truly a beautiful and amazing place at any time of the year.  Have a wonderful week.  I hope you are inspired to use the 'here and there the dark pointed firs' quote stamp for your winter layouts and don't hesitate to  combine word dies with alphabet stickers to come up with the perfect custom title for your page.  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Acrylic Paint on an Acrylic Block; Mothers Hold their Children's Hands

Hello!!!  It's Wanda (Art By Wanda) here today with a couple of cards to share including a tutorial for creating the background color.  It's hard to believe it's March already and as quickly as March has come, May will be here in a flash so it's not too early to think about Mother's Day.  My first card uses a stamp just perfect for that occasion.  

For my background I'm using acrylic paint, specifically Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics (colors - coral, orchid).  I put a small puddle of each color on my craft sheet.

I spread the color using my finger, blending where the colors came together, and making sure it was a large enough area for the acrylic block I wanted to use.

Press the acrylic block into the paint.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

"You are sunlight to my heart"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Kathy Jo here sharing a card using a classic Quietfire Design stamp, You are Sunlight:
You are Sunlight - Mounted
Isn't it the sweetest sentiment?  I remember the first time I used the stamp- it was on a card I made for a wonderful friend of mine.  That card was shared here on Quietfire Design on December 31, 2014!
Wow- time has flown!   Even though it was released a few years ago- like all Quietfire Design stamps- it is a timeless stamp to be used again and again.  This time I paired it up with the lovely heart die from the Calligraphic Elements 2 set:
Calligraphic Elements 2 - Metal Cutting Dies
I think the stamp and die were made for each other as they look so happy together.  :)
The flower ribbon is a beauty, too. The ribbon tucked under the heart is from the Prima ribbon set, Nature Garden Trimmings:
Nature Garden Trimmings
Oh!  And I had to add some bling that shimmers in the light.  The bling looks quite content on the heart:
The shaped card has several soft layers that allow the beautiful stamp and heart to be the focus of the card front.
I do hope you enjoyed the card...I know I enjoyed making it!  It felt great to pull out one of the Quietfire classics and create another project.

What are your favorite older Quietfire Design stamp sets?  Do you have a favorite one that you use often?  Or that makes your heart smile whenever you use it?

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