Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Autumn Leaves, Gilding and Card Making

Quietfire Design stamps and Modern Gilding Powders / card design by Kim Gowdy


Happy Wednesday! It’s me, Kim...here on the blog once again! I’m showing up today with a food hangover after our Canadian Thanksgiving feast over the weekend! My heart is happy and honestly there is so much to be thankful for. Autumn always puts a smile on my face, I would love to hold onto this season endlessly! Autumn was most definitely the inspiration for my card! 

Let’s take a peek at my steps.

Quietfire Design stamps and Modern Gilding Powders / card design by Kim Gowdy


I used the Modern Gilding Powders in ‘Copper Scroll’ on the chipboard wreath. I just LOVE the colour and shine. Copper scroll is the perfect autumn colour!

Quietfire Design Modern Gilding Powders Copper Scroll


Quietfire Design Modern Gilding Powders - Copper Scroll


To create my leaves, I used the Quietfire Design Leaves #6082 set. 

Quietfire Design stamps - Leaves #6082


I stamped them onto a mono-print that I had created earlier in the year using a gel plate. These were embossed using the Modern Gilding Powders in ‘Gothic Black’. It was perfect to capture all those fine details!


Next came the fussy cutting! Sorry folks...there is no way of getting around this step! It’s the perfect task to complete with some TV in the background!

Quietfire Design stamps and Modern Gilding Powders / card design by Kim Gowdy


I set all my leaves aside to create the background on a sturdy white cardstock. This was simply done using the Away With Stencils - Leaf Snowflake from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used some soft, muted Distress Oxide inks to add the colour. 

Quietfire Design stamps and Modern Gilding Powders / card design by Kim Gowdy


My sentiment stamp is from the Quietfire Design set Autumn Collection #5662. I used my favourite Versafine black ink to stamp the quote slightly higher than center.

Quietfire Design stamps - Autumn Collection #5662


The fun part was building the wreath and seeing the card come together. I used Glue Dots to secure the wreath and leaves. Nuvo Drops were used to add the little dots of yellow and a small bow finished it off. I honestly LOVE how it turned out!


Quietfire Design stamps and Modern Gilding Powders / card design by Kim Gowdy


Suppy list:

Southern Ridge chipboard 
Distress Oxide Inks
Versafine Black Ink
Glue Dots
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Superstock




Stay tuned to all thing Quietfire Design! There will be some amazing new products release soon!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sneak Peek with Falalalala

I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog today with a Christmas card featuring new dies and stamps that will be available later this month - hop on over for full directions and supply list.  Thanks!




Thursday, October 10, 2019

Trick or Treat Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! Halloween is only 21 days away and I'm excited to be back on the blog as I've created this spooky Trick or Treat Tag. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect for my tag. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite fall beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home.

To start, you'll need the Something Wicked stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Trick or Treat sentiment and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the tree and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Reapply ink to the tree and stamp again on the same piece of white cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bat stamp and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. You'll need to repeat the previous step three more times. Fussy cut the trees, sentiment and seven trees out. Ink the edges of the trees, sentiment and seven trees using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Next, you'll need a #8 Distress Tag. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink. Spritz the tag with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool.


Apply Emboss It Ink to the Leafy Acanthus Background stamp and stamp on the right hand side of the tag. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder overtop of the stamped image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on the tag. Dry the tag.


The tag was missing something, so I applied Emboss It Ink to the Leafy Acanthus Background and stamp randomly on the edges of the tag. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over top of the stamped image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Die cut a 2 1/2" Stitched Oval out of White Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the oval. Spritz the oval with water. Dry the oval with a heat tool. Apply Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on the oval. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to the Crackle Background stamp and stamp randomly on the oval. Dry the oval.


Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of white cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Distress the edges of the tag and oval. Ink the edges of the tag and oval using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the Flourished Frame to the oval. Use foam squares to adhere the oval to the middle of the tag.


Adhere one tree to the top right side of the oval. Adhere the other tree to the bottom left side of the oval. Foam square the Trick or Treat sentiment to the middle of the tag.


Adhere the seven bats as desired onto the tag. To finish the tag, tie a piece of black twine to the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished tag.






Here is the finished Trick or Treat Tag.




Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Ink - Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron & Wilted Violet, Distress Sprayer, Distress Tags #8 and a Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: White Cardstock and Black Twine

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Trick or Treat Tag!

- Katelyn







Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Kindness is Like Snow

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here with a new card to share with you. 
This card features one of the great New Release Stamp Sets. 
It's called "Kindness is Like Snow", and it's such a beautiful quote!

Here's my card:


I've combined the beautiful quote with the Noel Snowflake Card Digital Cut File.
The cut file creates the lovely snowflake background, and provides the layered ovals.
I added some white cardstock behind the card front, to show off the cut snowflakes.


I stamped the quote onto the teal cardstock, using white ink.
After layering the teal oval onto the white oval, I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.


Finally, I added a pretty shimmery ribbon bow!



Quietfire Design Products used:






Other Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
Simon Says Stamp - White Ink;
Celebrate It! Ribbon.

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Thank you for stopping in today!
I'll see you again soon!

Nancy :o)

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Gift of Friendship

I cannot  tell you how much I love this beautifully lettered sentiment - so much so that I stamped it twice without having an idea of how I wanted to use it.  This is one of the stamps from There are Many Gifts set- part of the new releases for Christmas this year.  It turned out it was pretty easy to use because it's a good-sized stamp - and it can work landscape or portrait mode on an A2 card.

I went through my stash of  Christmas paper and I think this is from a very old stack of KC&Company - not sure as my scrap pile has grown larger than my pile still with the cover.  I also used a very old Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die.  After die cutting them out, I sponged this edges in different shades of yellow and green Distress Inks.

For my first one, I added a Penny Black die cut of Winter Berry colored with the same Distress Inks and then Copic Markers for the berry for that pop of red.  I decided to splatter some gold Finetec paint on the die cut to bring out the bit of gold in the border paper I found.


Check out that lettering!  So pretty.


For my second card, I used the same die and paper (this paper was two sided) just rearranged.  A little less sponging on the sentiment and gold splattered on the layer with the sentiment also.  I love how traditional this second card looks.



So which do you like better and how many of these would you make for your friends?



There Are Many Gifts - Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Meet the Quietfire Modern Gilding Powders!

Meet the Modern Gilding Powders!

I'm so excited to share this brand new product with you!  We now have bright beautiful detail embossing powders that can take on the look of hammered metal or brightly burnished precious metals. They are so much fun to play with!  You can't imagine how many times I've said "Oh, Wow!" when I've used them.  These powders are co-branded with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

There is nothing that equals traditional gilding, but we don't all have the time or inclination to spend the time learning it.  That's where these come in!  They're fast and beautiful!

We have six gorgeous colours and there is so much you can do with them! I've named them with a nod to calligraphic tradition:
Kells Gold
Burnished Silver
Copper Scroll*
Gothic Black
Acanthus Teal
Dragon Berry

*Did you know this was the name of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Now are you wondering how Dragon Berry fits into calligraphic tradition?  Rumour has it there was dragon blood in ancient inks..... okay.  I thought that was a bit harsh sounding and the colour is more berry coloured (it's gorgeous!) so it became Dragon Berry!

Let me show you a few things that you can do with these Gilding Powders.
Use them with rubber stamps.

Gilded with Kells Gold with May Peace be Your Gift


Always Believe with Dragon Berry

Use them on diecuts.
Moments diecut with Kells Gold
Here is an example of raised gilding - Modern Gilding Style!  Beautifully smooth raised gilding.  Sure beats stirring slaked plaster for a week, huffing and puffing and painstaking burnishing!  (Although I have had great joy doing all that.)

Faith diecut with Burnished Silver



Use the Modern Gilding Powders to make backgrounds.
You can have the hammered metal look or smooth surfaced.  You can spread multiple powders to created a variegated surface as I did by using Kells Gold and Burnished Silver.

Copper Scroll hammered metal background (Flourished Star is here!)

Burnished Silver smooth background (Cherish is here!)
Kells Gold and Burnished Silver mixed background (Shine is here!)


Use them with your hand lettering - and again you can get  the smooth or hammered look!

Kells Gold and hand lettering


Burnished Silver and hand lettering with the hammered metal look
Gothic Black with hand lettering - glossy black black BLACK!

Join us here on Quietfire Creations to learn more great ways to use the Modern Gilding Powders.  Also visit us on Facebook where we are live most Thursday afternoons with all sorts of projects!  Watch for hand lettering and gilding videos, too.
Enjoy the Modern Gilding Powders!

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