Thursday, January 8, 2015

Love You Forever - Tina McDonald Guest Designer

Hello!! I'm Tina McDonald and I'm So thrilled to be here as a guest designer for Quietfire Design!! Today I have 3 cards to share with you using the Calligraphic Love Bits, Item #5699. My plan was to create "a" card... but when I got going, I just couldn't stop at one!! I'm STILL coming up with ideas and creating more cards with this set, so feel free to stop by my blog once in a while to see the other creations I'll be sharing throughout the month. And with Valentines Day just around the corner, my projects will have a LOVE theme to them!!

So, let's begin!!


For my first creation, i went with clean and simple. I ADORE how elegant these stamps are,  I didn't want my design to take away from that. So I kept it simple.

How to create this:
1. Trim and score black card stock to create card base. Trim white card stock slightly smaller. Adhere. Stamp sentiment using Black ink onto bottom right corner.
2. Trim silver embossed paper and adhere to top 2/3 of the card front. Trim thin strip of black card stock and adhere along bottom of silver paper.
3. Add red mirrored heart stickers.
Supplies: Quietfire Designs  Calligraphic Love Bits, Item #5699Bazzill black card stock, Spellbinders Whirl White card stock, DCWV Embossed Foil Paper and heart mirror stickers, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Black Tuxedo ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Runner


For my second design, I went a bit more layered and colourful!! A bit more trendy in style.

How to create this card:
1. Create top fold card base. Trim black card stock slightly smaller. Adhere. Trim newsprint paper slightly smaller and adhere. Use sewing mating to stitch the edges. Sprinkle irRESISTible texture spray across card front and allow to dry.
2. Using Spellbinders standard Circles, die cut a black circle and a striped circle. Adhere together and machine stitch. Adhere to card front.
3. Cover polaroid frame with patterned paper and trim. Stamp XOXO using Versamark ink, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set. Adhere to card front using foam tape.
4. Diecut Spellbinders scalloped hearts and SHOOT! arrow. Adhere.
5. Finish off with small black sequins.

Supplies: Calligraphic Love Bits, Item #5699Bazzill black card stock, DCWV Candy Cane Lane paper stack (for patterned papers), Maya Road chipboard frame, IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Versamark ink, black embossing powder, Spellbinders die templates and embossing machine, Sequins, Sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive runner, foam tape, Beacon 3in1 craft glue

For my final project for today, I have created a horizontal design. I kept with a similar colour palate but changed up my design.

How to Create this card:
1. Create card base from black card stock. Trim Kraft card stock slightly smaller and adhere. Adhere strip of black striped paper, black card stock and red ruffled ribbon across bottom. Add rikrak.
2. Stamp VALENTINE using black ink onto white card stock. Diecut using Spellbinders Standard Circles. Also die cut from black card stock  Splendid Circles die.  Adhere together, trim bottom and adhere just under red ribbon.
3. Cut/emboss Classic Hearts dies from red glitter paper. Adhere, add flowers.
4. Use red marker to colour in heart on stamped sentiment.

Supplies: Quietfire Designs Calligraphic Love Bits, Item #5699Bazzill black and Kraft card stock, Spellbinders Whirl White card stock, DCWV Glitter paper, Candy Cane Lane Stack (striped paper), IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Black Tuxedo ink, Dual Tip Marker (Lady Bug), Score Tape, Beacon 3in1 adhesive. Zva Creative flowers

I had SO much fun creating these projects for todays post!! I am looking forward to sharing again with you later in the month!! Special thanks to Suzanne for this opportunity to use her GORGEOUS stamps!!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!
Tina McDonald


Kathy Eddy said...

beautiful cards! great job on all of them.

Anne said...

These are gorgeous stamps and what you have done with them is superb! All so different! Thank you for the inspiration!

CraftyJo said...

They're all lovely, thanks for the inspiration :)

Jean said...

Wow - so pretty!

Yogi said...

lovely cards and I know what you mean by not being able to stop... Have a great day

Laurie said...

great job showcasing this lovely stamp set - your cards are gorgeous!

Dorina D said...

Wonderful cards and gorgeous calligraphy stamps.

Jutta said...

Very lovely set of cards!

Diana Nguyen said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Art By Wanda said...

All wonderful cards!!!!

Unknown said...

AWESOME cards! LOVE them

2dogs2luv said...

wonderful designs!

Yvonne said...

Your cards are absolutely lovely!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Fabulous trio of cards! Great texture and patterns!

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