Monday, July 16, 2018

Without Music.....

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with  a card using the Quietfire Design stamp "Without Music".
For the background I used piece of patterned paper onto which I attached a golden die-cut using 3D foam squares to lift it up a little.
The Quietfire qoute was stamped  onto a white die-cut circle with inked edges and then matted upon a scalloped die-cut circle.

Used materials:

  • Quietfire Design: Without Music #6470
  • black ink pad, acryllic stamp block, brown ink + ink blending tool
  • die-templates (Spellbinders)
  • cardstock: white, patterned, gold
  • 3D Foam Squares, pearls, mulberry flowers and leaves, berries

I hope you like the card and wish you all a happy crafty day!

With lots of love from a sunny Holland,

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Technique video tutorial: Coffee & Friends are the perfect blend

Hello Crafty Friends!

It was inky fun in my craft room last weekend using two newly released stamp sets from Quietfire Design: But First, Coffee and Tea & Thee.   The stamp sets are perfect for the tea or coffee lovers on your gift list.

I definitely wanted to share the techniques used to create the background as it is much easier to follow the technique via video.  (Here is the link to the YouTube video.)  You will want to have two pieces of watercolor paper handy as you will have ink left on your craft mat.  That's right, two cool backgrounds created at once.  :)

A closeup of the quote and the inky background.  After the background was adhered to the card front I added some sparkle with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The large torn upper left corner is actually a pocket for a gift card.  (Make sure you leave a large enough area free of adhesive or glue if you decide to create a gift card packet.)
Such awesome tea and coffee stamp sets!  I like that each set has many stamps to play with: the tea set has 7 stamps and the coffee set has 8 stamps.  Yay!  Imagine all of the different projects you can create!

Thank you for stopping by.  I do hope you enjoyed the project and the technique video.
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, July 9, 2018

See the Magic Art Journal Page

Hey Quietfire Fans! I'm excited to be back on the blog today sharing with you my See the Magic Art Journal Page which features a variety of Quietfire Stamps and A Way With Words Dies. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and I hope that you enjoy learning how to recreate my art journal page at home. 

To start, choose a page in your art journal. Apply Matte medium to the art journal page and adhere some book pages or ephemera pages to the page. Apply a coat of matte medium over top of the page. If needed, dry with a heat tool.

Apply a coat of White Gesso to the page. If needed, dry with a heat tool.

Sprinkle Magenta Nuance in Spring Green, Aquamarine, Rosebud and Ocean randomly onto the page. Spritz the powder with water. Dry with a heat tool.

Randomly place a linen stencil on the page and use a baby wipe to apply Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions paint through it. Repeat the previous three more times. Randomly place a hive stencil on the page and use a baby wipe to apply Fresh Lime Dylusions Paint through it. Repeat the previous step three more times. The last stencil you'll use is the A Way With Words - Feather, place the stencil randomly on the page and use a baby wipe to apply Slate Grey Dylusions paint through it. Repeat the previous step six more times. Dry with a heat tool if needed.

Rub Mermaid Lagoon, Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Crayons as desired onto the page. I rub mine into the ridges of the page.

Place the Tea Stain stamp from the Tea & Thee Stamp set onto a block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the tea stain and stamp randomly onto your page. Repeat the previous step four more times. Place the Dotted Harlequin Background stamp onto a block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the diamond background and stamp randomly onto your page. Repeat the previous step six more times. Set the page aside to allow the ink to dry. Rub Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon around the edges of the art journal page.

Die cut two of the leaf frames from the Rosebud Wreath & Elements A Way With Words Die out of white cardstock. Leave one leaf frame white.
Die cut a 3 1/2" circle out of white cardstock. Adhere the circle to the other leaf frame. Blend Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink to the frame. Spritz with water. Dry the frame with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Magic stamp and stamp onto the frame. Sprinkle Glacier White Embossing Powder overtop of the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Die cut two of the small flourishes from the Flourished Frame A Way With Words die out of white cardstock.

From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut two of the medium butterflies out of white cardstock. Sprinkle Spring Green and Aqaumarine Magenta Nuance powder overtop of each butterfly. Spritz water on the powder. Dry the butterflies with a heat tool.

From the same die, die cut the large butterfly out of white cardstock. Sprinkle Aquamarine Magenta Nuance powder over the butterfly. Spritz with water and then dry the butterfly with a heat tool.

From the same die, die cut the small butterfly twice out of white cardstock. 

Adhere one of the flourishes 2 3/8" from the left and 2" from the top of the page. Adhere the other flourish 3 1/8" from the left and 3 1/2" from the bottom of the page. Adhere the white leaf frame 3/4" from the right and 3 1/4" from the bottom of the page.

Adhere the large butterfly 2" from the right and 1 7/8" from the top of the page. Foam square the other leaf frame with the sentiment 1 3/4" from the left and 3" from the top of the page.

Foam square one of the medium butterflies 1" from the right and 1" from the top of the page. Foam square the other medium butterfly 1 3/4" from the left and 3 1/4" from the bottom of the page. Foam square one small butterfly to the top left side of the leaf frame. Foam square the other small butterfly 1 1/4" from the left and 2 3/4" from the bottom of the page.

To finish off your art journal page. Splatter Black Soot Distress Spray Stain over top of the page. Set the page aside to dry.

Here are a couple of close up's of the art journal page.

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 art journal page at home. 

Quietfire Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Peacock Feathers & Cracked Pistachio, Distress Crayons - Mermaid Lagoon, Hickory Smoke & Pumice Stone, Distress Spray Stain - Black Soot and Distress Collage Medium - Matte
- Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Dylusions Paint - Slate Grey, Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber, White Gesso and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Glacier White Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Hive Layering Stencil and Linen Layering Stencil
- Magenta: Nuance - Spring Green, Aquamarine, Rosebud and Ocean
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Circles
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Misc: White Cardstock, Ephemera and Heat Tool

- Katelyn

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A cup of Tea and Thee...

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a Tea-card using the Quietfire Design stampset "Tea" (a set of 7 stamps).
I love the Tea-stain stamp from this set!

The background of the card is not design paper, but all stamped!
First I stamped the stains on white cardstock and then randomly stamped "Tea"all over.
For some extra staining I used a baby wipe to dab over the cardstock while the ink was still wet...and voila...extra staining!

Used materials:

  • Quietfire Design: Tea (set of 7) #6263
  • Spellbinders die-template
  • mulberry flowers, leaves, stames, satin bow, pearls

I hope you like the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great and crafty day!

Hugs from Holland,

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thank you cards with Alcohol Ink backgrounds

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a set of notecards I made for my son to use as Thank You cards.  I'm running late so they needed to be really quick and easy.  But since I'm not big on mass producing, I needed a bit of variety to them.  Yay for Quietfire dies!  Did you know that there are 3 different "Thank you/Thanks" word dies available?  You would think you only need one but I find that having them in different sizes and arrangement really helps.

First, I finally jumped on the alcohol ink background so I had a bunch of them laying around.  Most were on the 5"x7" Yupo paper so I simply cut them in half and adhered them to a white card base.  And then I got a little more creative with cuts.

After deciding on the shape of the background layer, I die cut all of the different "thanks" type of die cuts to see which one would look best with the different layouts.  I came up with these 4 different cards:

For the first card, I simply die cut the new Thank you 3 metal die and placed in on the bottom of the triangle.  I did add a layer of Crystal Effects on the die to add just a bit of depth to the die cut.

For the second card, an older Thanks die went perfectly in the angled background.

For the third card, I embossed in silver and split the background along the diagonal.  

The last one is simply an oval with a bit of washi tape along the bottom. I'm really glad I had all these different dies that said essentially the same thing because it made the different layouts I had come together easily.  Which was your favorite? 

Thank You 2 - Metal Cutting Die

Thanks - Metal Cutting Die

thank you - Metal Cutting Dies

Monday, July 2, 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Hello!! It's Wanda with you today.  Wow, can you believe it's July 2nd?  Half of 2018 is already behind us.

For this post I've made my first Artist Trading Coins.  What is an artist trading coin you ask.  They are like artist trading cards except they are a 2 1/2" circle instead of a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle.  Cool, huh.  I found that one of the circles in the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Stitched Circles Die Set is exactly 2 1/2" and that is what was used to cut all the circles.

Also this post includes one coin (the last one) created by my daughter, Krista (her blog is )  Her and her partner are taking their vacation at our place and we have been having a blast creating together.  Mostly we've been learning about acrylic paint pouring but we've also fit in a bit of stamping.

Most of the stamps used in this post are from the newest releases.  Fabulous stamps!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope you are inspired!!!!!!!

Quietfire Supplies used--

The background on the tulips coin is Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink.  The Tulips were stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Sparkle Powder.  Distress Markers and Water Brush to color in tulips.  Distress Paint around the edge.  An Idea-ology Small Talk Sticker for the words. 

Tea Coin.  Distress Ink in the background.  Music stamped with Distress Ink.  Tea/Coffee Ring was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Potting Soil Powder.  TEA was embossed with Cactus Blossom Powder.  Around the edges I used Sticky Embossing powder and then leafing flakes.

Without Music Coin.  Background is Distress Oxide Inks.  Music stamped with Oxides.  Quote stamped with Archival Ink.  Butterfly stenciled with Oxide Ink and then with regular Distress Ink.  Queen's Gold Embossing Powder around the edge.

This last coin is the one made by my daughter.  She used Gelatos for the background.  Stamped and embossed the quote in Black.  Around the edges is Emerald Creek, Seth Apter Embossing Powder - Rocky Road.  The flowers and dragonfly are brads. 

Thanks for following along today.  If you are in the USA, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July this week.  Take time to enjoy family and friends!!!

Hugs, Wanda

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