Tuesday, August 20, 2019

You are Amazing Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans! I'm thrilled to be back on the blog today as I've been busy my craft room creating this awesome You are Amazing Tag. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect addition to my tag. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite summertime beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home.

To start, you'll need a 3 1/8" x 6 1/4". Use a blending tool with foam to blend Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio over the entire surface of the tag. Spritz the tag with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Leafy Acanthus Background and stamp it at the top of the tag. Reapply the ink to the Leafy Acanthus stamp and stamp just below the previously stamped image on the tag. Sprinkle Molten Dimensions - White Wonder Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the tag. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 2 1/4" Stitched circle out of white cardstock. Apply Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink to the Grid Background stamp and stamp off. Then stamp onto the stitched circle. Distress the edges of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament out of a piece of white cardstock. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


On a piece of white cardstock, use a blending tool with foam to blend Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink on part of the cardstock. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to another portion of the white cardstock. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to another portion of the white cardstock. Spritz each inked portion with water. Dry the ink with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the small butterfly from the Butterflies/Dragonflies stamp set and stamp onto the Cracked Pistachio ink. Reapply Jet Black Archival Ink to the small butterfly from the Butterflies/Dragonflies stamp set and stamp onto the Cracked Pistachio/Mermaid Lagoon ink. You'll need to repeat the last step one more time. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the large butterfly stamp from the same stamp set and stamp onto the Peacock Feathers/ Mermaid Lagoon ink. Fussy cut each butterfly out. Ink the edges of each butterfly using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. If you want the middles of your butterflies sparkly, colour the middles with a clear glitter pen.


Use a blending tool with foam to blend Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink on part of the cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the You are Amazing stamp set and stamp onto the inked area. Fussy cut each word out. Ink the edges of each word using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle 3/8" from the left and 1 3/4" from the top of the tag.


Foam square one of the small butterflies to the top right corner of the ornament. Adhere one of the small butterflies to the large butterfly. Place foam squares to the back of the large butterfly and wrap silver thread on behind. Adhere the large butterfly to the middle of the ornament on an angle. 


Adhere the last small butterfly to the bottom right side of the large butterfly. Adhere the You are Amazing sentiment to the middle of the two butterflies.


To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished tag.






Here is the finished You are Amazing Tag.



Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon & Peacock Feagthers, Blending Tool with Foam and Distress Sprayer
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Molten Dimensions - White Wonder Embossing Powder
- Misc: White Cardstock, Tag, Twine, Silver Thread and Clear Glitter Pen

- Katelyn








Monday, August 19, 2019

And the Day Came - Betsy Birge, Guest Designer




Hello everyone!  I’m Betsy Birge and I am the Guest Designer for Quietfire Design for August.


For my project today I used the Butterfly Flourish Dies and And the Day Came stamp.  I started by cutting my cardstock: the base is A2 size top fold in gray, the dark violet panel is 4” x 5.25” and the focal panel is 3.75” x 5”.    

Next I heat embossed the sentiment on the smaller gray panel which I stamped in a violet hybrid ink and used clear embossing powder.


I next die cut my butterflies.  I used the same violet paper to die cut the solid image and a pearlized vellum for the single butterflies.  On the small butterfly I cut away the the curled bits.




For the bigger butterfly I curled the vellum wings with the handle of a small paintbrush.  I adhered them on to the corresponding shapes of the violet die cut adding glue just to the very middle of the butterflies.  Then I adhered them to my panel.  I cut away a small portion of the flourish where it overlapped the stamped text.  I added the curl bits from the small white butterfly die cut and added small violet and white pearls.



I hope you’ll give this easy card a try!  So beautiful with Quietfire Design elements!

Supplies I used:

          
         
Gray card stock
Violet Pearlized card stock
Pearlized platinum vellum
White and Violet pearls


Betsy Birge is a fine artist working in watercolor and soft pastel showing in local galleries.  She brings her knowledge of color and design to her card making.  She started her paper crafting journey 12 years ago and has been on several design teams, loving the challenges that they present.  She also enjoys digital stamping and says the techniques involved in card making are endless and fun!  You may visit her blog Caring Heart Cards but we found her on Instagram here where you'll see all sorts of good stuff!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Elegant "The best thing I ever did" card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Do you know what I love about Quietfire Design stamps?  Suzanne's stamps are elegant calligraphy and with wonderful quotes.  "The best thing..believe in you" stamp is no exception:
The Best Thing - Believe in You - Mounted
Isn't it beautiful?  It is a great stamp to create an encouraging or supportive project for someone special.

Card instructions:
  1. Create a top fold card 3" x 5.5" from white card stock.
  2. Mat floral patterned paper to card front.
  3. Use black ink to stamp quote onto white card stock.  Die cut using circle die.
  4. Die cut gold card stock.  Mount quote onto gold die cut.
  5. Mount stack from step 4 to card front using double sided foam tape.
  6. Create triple bow and mount to card front using hot glue.  Mount coordinating wee flowers to bow center.
  7. Add die cut corner to card front using foam tape and liquid adhesive.  Mount flower to corner.
Such a pretty stamp and looks magnificent as the focal point on this sweet card!
Did you know that there is also the Believe in Me stamp?  
The Best Thing - Mounted

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Even a Small Star

I'd like to welcome Nancy Nickel to the Quietfire Design Team!  Here is a little bit about Nancy in her own words:

Hello, from the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada! I live here with my sweet and tolerant husband. Our two girls are all grown up, and we have a lot of fun in our empty nest. It's a good thing we have snow half the year (or more), as I really like to hibernate. What a great excuse to stay at home and craft! To keep myself from becoming totally anti-social during my hibernation, I enjoy meeting and making new crafty friends online, from all over the world! The rest of the year I try to balance crafting with taking long walks along the river with my husband, popping in at the farmers' market, and having picnics in our favorite parks. 


Hello, everyone!
It's Nancy here with you today. I'm so excited to be sharing my very first official Design Team Post with you! I'm thrilled to be here! I find all the Quietfire products so creatively inspiring. My goal is to share some fun projects with you, in hopes of inspiring you to try these great products for yourself!

Today I have combined a Quietfire stamp with a Quietfire Digital Cut File  to create a fun card.

Here it is:


I don't usually begin with an angle photo but I wanted you to see the see-through nature of the card.
I have lots of photos to share in hopes you can really see how this card comes together.
It's so easy to make but it looks like it took some effort, doesn't it?

I began by cutting the Nesting Stars Folded Card out of a night sky coloured cardstock.
You can see that I already have my sentiment stamped and sparkle embossed.
I wanted to make sure it fit before I went any further.


Then I cut a second card out of a pretty gold shimmer cardstock.
I'll use this card base for another card. All I really needed was the smallest star cutout.
I really wanted it in the pretty gold shimmer, and using the same cut ensured the perfect fit.


I decided to make my card a tent-fold card.
I began with a side-fold card, so the cut does work either way.


This is what the inside of the card looks like.
I forgot to take one before the card was finished 
but it's important to see that little star cutout on the inside of the card.


I wanted the little gold shimmer star to be floating in the card.
To do this I actually laminated it, and then cut out a 4 3/4" square.
Since I recently bought a laminator, I am always looking for more ways to use it.
However, if you don't have one, you could easily adhere your star onto a piece of acetate,
sandwich it in two pieces of transparency, or adhere a star on each side of a piece of clear packaging.
The nice thing about the shimmer cardstock is that the sparkle shows through.
If you don't have the shimmer cardstock, just add some glitter or some other form of sparkle.
We want this little star to be special and have some twinkle! 


Next comes the only tricky part about putting this card together. 
The floating star piece is inserted under the front of the card, as shown in the photo below.
However, it must be lined up with the little star cutout that is in the inside of the car, shown in the photo above. 
It's really not all that tricky to do in person,
it's just tricky to explain with photos! lol 
I had a small piece of double sided tape ready.
Once I had my star piece just where I wanted it, I lifted up the corner edge of the card
and slipped the piece of tape in to secure the laminted piece securely to the card base.
Then I could open the card up and adhere the rest of it in place all the way around.


 It's also hard to get a good photo showing it because of the glare. 
If you look closely at the photo below, 
you can see how the gold star aligns perfectly with the cutout star behind it, 
when the card is closed flat.


Even when the card is standing open you can see how the stars all nest beautifully into each other.


Here's a closer look at the stamped sentiment:
It was stamped with embossing ink, and then covered with a pretty gold sparkle embossing powder
before being heat embossed.
Isn't that a lovely sentiment?
It works so beautifully with the card.
To finish it off, I simply added a few sequins.



Quietfire Design Products Used:




Other Materials Used:

Recollections - Cardstock, Holiday Shimmer Cardstock;
Stampendous Embossing Ink;
Ranger Embossing Powder - Enchanted Gold;
Unknown Sequins;
Hilroy Laminator.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I hope you liked looking at my card! I sure enjoyed making it! 
See you again soon! 
Nancy :o)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Summer Fun Party Time!


Hi there!  It's Suzanne here today with another of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Group Posts!  This theme is Summer Fun - and it just so happens, I have those words!  Make sure you pop over to their blog to see the other creations! https://blog.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/

I've created this sweet little bunting banner card to share with you today.  This would be an awesome birthday card!  Aren't these polka dots to die for?
Here is what you will need to make this card.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words 4 Seasons  or ECD
A Way With Words Fun Play or ECD
A Way With Words Please Join Us Collection or ECD
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Thinking About Rio de Janeiro 6x6" Collection
Clear Double Sided Tape

Others:
Yarn or string
Tiny clothespins or clips
Cardstock which coordinates with the decorated paper: Dark and light turquoise, darker and light pink, pale blue
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem
Glue Dots https://amzn.to/2LICozz 



Instructions:

  1. Form a 5 x 7" side-fold card base from pink cardstock.
  2. Die cut "Summer" and the largest Stitched Fishtail Banner from dark turquoise.  
  3. Die cut "Fun" from pink polka dotted paper and one of the second largest Stitched Fishtail Banner dies from darker pink cardstock.
  4. Die cut coordinating polka dotted and plain banners from pink, blue and turquoise from the middle and second smallest Fishtail Banners as shown and adhere them together.  Trim them to approximately 2.5".
  5. Stamp "Party time!" about 2.5" from the bottom of the card front.
  6. Cut a piece of twine or string and tie a knot in one end.  Stretch it across the top of the card and add another knot so the string appears slightly flexed. Trim and tack in place. Tack each of the banners in place with a Glue Dot near the bottom so the tops of the banners can be lifted and clipped with clothespins or other clips.  Hold the clips in place with Glue Dots. Slip additional Glue Dots under the banners to secure them.
  7. Trim the larger pink banner to 4.5" and the large turquoise banner slightly longer and attach them together.  Attach "Summer" and "Fun" to them as shown with Glue Dots and then adhere the banner with words under the "Party time!" stamp as shown.
  8. Voila!  a bright and fun card!  Happy creating!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Butterfly Flourish - Flourished Night Sky (Flowers) - The Earth Laughs - Just For You


Yogi here today and I've been meaning to do something with this little flower from Suzanne and finally got around to it... BIG GRIN

I'm using a couple dies "Flowers" 3pce set, "Butterfly Flourish" 3pce set and "Flourished Night Sky (Flower)" 4pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE   

And I'm using a rubber stamp sentiment, quote and design element stamps from Quietfire Design ("Just For You"  4pce set); ("The Earth Laughs..." 2pce set); ("Crackle Background")

I'm using a clear stamp sentiment from Quietfire Design ("Love & Hearts Collection") also available on Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

Cut, scored and folded my white cardstock to create the side fold structure. Adhered a piece of Olive toned paper edge to edge.

Dry embossed the ivy frame (Gemini "Ivy Frame") on white cardstock and hit direct to paper with Distress "Antique Linen" and then with "Bundled Sage", Trimmed down and adhered to front.
Created the vase from a basic oval die cut cutting away about a 1/4" from the bottom and an 1" from the top. Stamped with the crackle stamp inking with Versafine and clear embossing then sponging with Distress "Tumbled Glass" and a touch of "Faded Jeans" for shading. Adhered to card front.

Die cut  a whole pile of the little flowers and leaves from a bunch of scraps laying around including some alcohol backgrounds. Adhered them to front and then added a mini nail art rhinestone to each center with Gem-Tac adhesive.

Stamped the sentiments with Versafine Clair "Rain Forest".

Die cut the "Flowers" word from white cardstock, inked with the green and clear embossed. Adhered to card front.

Die cut the small butterfly from a scrap piece of alcohol background and adhered to card.

On the inside: Die cut the flourish butterfly and colored with Tombow markers. Adhered to inside. Adhered mini rhinestones to the body.

Adhered a bunch of leftover flowers from the front adding the mini rhinestone centers.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Clair "Verdant" and here and there with "Rain Forest" and clear embossed.






 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

I Need Coffee Card


Hey Quietfire Fans! I was busy creating this past long weekend to create and created this fabulous I Need Coffee Card. By combining a variety of stamps as well as dies from A Way With Words, they were the perfect addition to my card. You'll want to grab a cup of your favourite summertime beverage and learn how to recreate my card at home.

To start, you'll need the To Go Cup stamp from the But First, Coffee stamp set. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. Reapply ink to the to go cup and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the steam stamp and stamp onto the same piece of white cardstock. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink overtop of one of the to go cups and the steam. Fussy cut the steam, coloured to go cup, the top of the white to go cup and the middle band. Colour the heart in on the white middle band using Tombow Marker 847. Ink the edges of the cup using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink over a piece of white cardstock. Spritz the paper with water. Dry the piece of cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the I Need Coffee Stamp set from the But First, Coffee stamp set and stamp onto the coloured piece of cardstock. Cut the sentiment into two pieces. Distress the edges of both sentiment pieces. Ink the edges of both sentiment pieces using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of white cardstock. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 5". Use a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink over the entire piece of cardstock. Spritz the cardstock piece with water. Dry the cardstock piece. 


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the ring stamp from the Tea stamp set and stamp randomly on the cardstock piece. Reapply ink the ring as needed and stamp six more times. 


Apply Emboss It Ink to the dot stamp and stamp randomly on the cardstock background piece. Reapply Ink to the dot stamp as needed and continue stamping on the cardstock piece eight more times. Sprinkle Just Java Embossing Powder over the dot stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss it with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the cardstock piece. Ink the edges of the cardstock piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink over the entire piece of white cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the ring stamp and stamp randomly on the now coloured cardstock piece six times. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Die cut the 2 1/2" Stitched Oval out of now coloured cardstock piece. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 2" Stitched Oval out of the Spring Farmhouse - Gather patterned paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the same piece of patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 4" x 5 1/4". Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the paper using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the custom background piece to the patterned paper piece.


Adhere the 2" stitched oval to the 2 1/2" stitched oval. Adhere the flourished oval frame to the 2 1/2" stitched oval. Foam square the 2 1/2" stitched oval to the middle of the custom background.


Foam square the to go cup to the middle of the 2" stitched oval. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the sentiment to the bottom right of the flourished oval frame. 


To finish the card, cut a cardbase that measures 4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.



Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.






Here is the finished I Need Coffee Card.




Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso & Walnut Stain, Blending Tool with Foam and Distress Sprayer
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder and Just Java Embossing Powder
- Tombow Marker: 847
- Prima Marketing: Spring Farmhouse - Gather
- Misc: White Cardstock

- Katelyn





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