Saturday, January 18, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

I will write peace on your wings

Hi, Diana here today to share with you a card I made with the "I will write Peace" stamp and how I changed it up just a bit for a second card with the same layout to show you how different materials can be swapped in and out.

After I stamped the quote on a sheet of white card stock, I used the slope die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges.  Now you can simply sketch and cut out a wavy line but the dies makes it a bit easier and cleaner as I wanted to do this twice.

The second time I did it I had the bottom point touch and the top about an inch and a half apart to make a small V shape cutout.

I then used green and blue Copic markers to color the inside.  I popped the white layer up on foam tape on a blue card base but not the colored swatch to add depth to the card.  I also added a butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set covered in Elizabeth Craft Design Microfine Glitter Silver Sands.

After I did, I thought about how I could have made it using different mediums.  This time I stamped and embossed with Gothic Black Modern Gilding powders.  It made the quote defined and just more striking. 

The other change I made was to use a gradient of Silk Microfine Glitter for my swatch of color instead of Copics.  Since I used the glitter for the background, I switched to Burnished Silver Modern Gilding powders for my butterfly.

I love both of these cards - they each have their own beauty to them.  Hope that inspires you to play around - because that's what it's all about!  Have some fun.


I Will Write Peace - Mounted

 Butterfly Flourish - Metal Cutting Dies

Modern Gilding Powders:  Gothic Black and Burnished Silver

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy Anniversary Card

Hey Quietfire Fans, Happy New Year! For today's project, I'm sharing with you a Happy Anniversary Card. By combining a variety of stamps and the Modern Gilding Powders, they were all perfect for creating my card. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite winter time beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home.

Start, you'll need to die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Dotted Harlequin stamp and stamp onto the rectangle. Sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the rectangle. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Apply Emboss It Ink to the wreath from the Twiggy Wreath stamp set and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the stamp heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Twiggy Wreath stamp set and stamp in the middle of the twiggy wreath. Sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding Powder over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the heart out. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Die cut a 4" Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle.

Die cut two 1 1/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of black cardstock. Cut each banner down to 2 1/4". Adhere the two banners together. Distress the edges of the banners.

Foam square the fishtail banner to the middle of the 3 1/2" rectangle. Wrap twine around the middle of the 3 1/2" rectangle five times and then tie a bow on the right hand side.

Adhere the 3 1/2" stitched rectangle to the 4" stitched rectangle.

Use adhesive and 3D foam square to adhere the Happy Anniversary heart to the middle of the stitched fishtail banner.

To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of white cardstock that measures 5 1/4" x 8", score at 4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.

Here is the finished Happy Anniversary Card.

Quietfire Design Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtail Banners
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Twine, White Cardstock and Black Cardstock

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Happy Anniversary Card. 

- Katelyn

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sending Hugs

Hello Quietfire fans!  Betsy on the blog today with this beautiful rose gold card.  What
a beautiful way to send someone a paper hug!

I used
Quietfire  Design - Sending Hugs & Kisses #1304

This is such a beautiful die set.  To begin, I die cut one "Sending" and one "Hugs"
 of some rose gold foil paper.   Then I cut each word again twice out of some
heavyweight white card stock.  Next, I adhered these together.

I cut this many for several reasons.  For the "sending" I did it for the stability.  And for
the "Hugs" I did it for added height.
For my card base I used a white A2 size side folding card base using the fold on top.
I made another score line on the front at 2 1/8".  I covered the front with 2 panels
of patterned paper cut to 2" x 5 3/8" each.  I adhered these to the front leaving
the fold line with nothing adhered to it.  On the bottom I placed a 1/8" strip
of the rose gold paper.
On the inside I adhered a panel of patterned paper that was 4" x 5 3/8".
On the front I added my die cut stacked "Sending" placing the glue on the
bottom half of it and adhering it to the lower panel.  I added a crepe bow
and some paper flowers.

On the inside I adhered the "Hugs" and made sure it was in the proper place
to act as a stopper for the front of the card.

And that finished my project!  Not hard to do but so elegant!

Quietfire Design Products Used:

Other Products Used:

DCWV - Rose Quartz Paper Pad
Paper Wishes - Crepe Ribbon
Prima - Paper Flowers
ScraPerfect - Best Glue Ever
We R Memory Keepers - Scoreboard

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A Card Featuring the Even A Little Star Stamp

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here with you today!

Today I'm sharing a fun card that features a beautiful stamp,
  some gorgeous gilding powder, and a fabulous digital cut file! 

Here's the card I made:

Before I began, I knew that I wanted to use the Acanthus Teal Gilding Powder,
along with the Even a Small Star Stamp.
As I was trying to decide just what to make,
I popped over to check out Suzanne's section in the Silhouette Design Store.
I entered "star" in the search menu and many options popped up.
This is the one that caught my eye the most!
It's called: Knitted Star.

Isn't that a fun design? 
It could be made in so many wonderful colour combinations!
Since I was using the teal gilding powder, I opted for a teal and yellow combination.
The file includes one more smaller star mat.
I chose not to use it, as the stamp fit perfectly in the bigger space.

I cut all the layers out first.
Using embossing ink, I stamped the sentiment onto the star.
I sprinkled it with the gilding powder and hit it with my heat tool. 
In my photos the embossing looks greener than the paper
but in real life it's an excellent match!

I adhered all the layers together, and mounted them on a white card base.
Finally, I added a small ribbon bow, and a few matching sequins!

I think it's a fabulous design!
The star on the knitted background is just so cozy and fun!

Quietfire Products Used:

Other Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
VersaMark Embossing Ink;
Unknown Sequins;
Offray Ribbon.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon to share another fun project!

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Stamp focus: "Believe in You" elegant sweetness

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday in the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group, I shared a card using the lovely stamp, The Best Thing- Believe in You stamp:

The Best Thing - Believe in You - Mounted
It is beyond beautiful stamp with the elegant calligraphy and the sweet, heartwarming quote.  The card I created for Show Me Sunday had the stamp heat embossed using the Gothic Black Modern Gilding PowderKells Gold Gilding Powder was applied along die cut edges.
I really adore the stamp and couldn't bear putting it away until I created another project using it.  Lighter colored papers were used on the card and roses were fussy cut around the quote.  Again, the stamp was heat embossed using the Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder.  The Modern Gilding Powders have a beautiful smooth finish and really add a special touch to a crafting project.
The black "pops" against the light colors- emphasizing the wonderful quote.  Suzanne's gorgeous stamps and dies allow crafters- new and experienced- to create crafty treasures.

Product used:
The Best Thing- Believe in You stamp
Modern Gilding Powders in Kells Gold and Gothic Black

Are you a member of the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group?  Feel free to request joining (two simple questions to answer to make sure you are not a robot!) and you will find more inspiration, lovely crafty friends and a happy, crafty spot!
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Kathy Jo

Thursday, January 2, 2020

New Year Cheers Card

Happy New Year! Kim here, hoping everyone had a lovely holiday season, shared with friends and family! I certainly did! The New Year is certainly a time to raise our glasses with lots of good cheer! It’s also a time I love to send cheer to friends I may have missed sending a Christmas card to!

Today’s card share is a simple design that uses Quietfire Design’s Cheers die as the element that packs the most punch on the card!

Cheers Die from Quietfire Design / Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder

I layered 4 cuts of card-stock “cheers” and then embossed with Burnished Silver Gilding Powder. It looks amazing in real life, like a heavy, metal embellishment!

Cheers Die from Quietfire Design / Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder

Before cutting each layer of the word “cheers” I added a piece of double sided adhesive to my card-stock, making it easy to layer the pieces together.

Once my word embellishment was created, I layered patterned paper, acetate ephemera and  sticker phrase from Pink Fresh’s Just A Little Lovely collection with my DIY Cheers word. I love how it tuned out!

This is a great time of the year to send cheer to friends who live away. I promise it will put a smile in their heart!

Cheers Die from Quietfire Design / Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder


Pink Fresh Just A Little Lovely collection
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Distress Oxide
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Ultra Permanent EZ Runner Grand
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

Monday, December 30, 2019

Good Friends Are Like Snowflakes

Hello everyone!  Betsy on the blog today sharing this gorgeous elegant
friendship card that's so appropriate for the season.  It's an easy
card to make and gets the message across beautifully!

For today's project I used:

First I covered my A2 size top folding white card base with a silver pearl card stock.
Next I stamped my image.  Because Suzanne's calligraphy is so beautiful, I like to
be able to retain that meticulous elegance.  So, I stamped this with Versafine Clair
Nocturne Ink and then heat embossed it with Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder.
This always gives me a crisp edge when embossing.

I added my patterned paper cut on an angle and adhered it to the base.  Then I added
a 1/4" strip of gold paper and adhered it to the edge.

I added some silver gemstones and a few snowflake sequins and my card was finished.
I am always surprised at how fast simple cards work up.  And yet the finished
project was every bit as elegant as I hoped it would be!

Quietfire Design Products Used:

Good Friends Are Like Snowflakes:
Modern Gilding Powders - Kells Gold

Other Products Used:
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
A2 Size top folding white card base
Silver pearl card stock
Silver & Gold Snowflake card stock
Silver gemstones
Snowflake sequins

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The ABCs of I love you

Merry Christmas Eve!  This post is not about making a last minute Christmas card because I am busy baking and cleaning for tomorrow.  Haha!   This card makes me feel ahead of the game which I am not usually.  Thank you for checking out this Valentine's Day card.  Of course, it works for anytime you need a romantic card.

This I Love You Alphabet stamp is one of my first stamps I got from Quietfire Design.  It's still one of the most beautiful design I've seen.  I paired it up with the Heart Spray die and the Marvelous Square dies by Spellbinders.

After die cutting the hearts out, I used red Copic markers to add some shading to the die cuts and then gluing them onto ta white A2 background.

After stamping the Alphabet onto white card stock, I die cut it out using the Marvelous Square die.  I did an extra one in gold card stock and adhered it behind the front panel just a bit offset.

I had some Wild Orchid Flowers from a while back so I added a floral spray to a corner with some pearl bling. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas!

I Love You Alphabet

Hearts & Pawprints Sprays - 2 Metal Cutting Dies

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