Friday, October 30, 2015

Thanks for all you do

Hello!!!  It's Wanda here today to share a couple of cards.

This is a really quick card and you can change the feel just by using different stencils and colors so if you need some thank you cards during the busy holiday season, these would work great!!!  

I went with bright fall colors and a leaf on this card.  I taped the stencil (TCW) to soft finish cardstock (Elizabeth Craft Designs) with removable tape putting extra tape anywhere I was concerned that I might get ink on the cardstock where I didn't want it, applied Distress Inks (mowed lawn, carved pumpkin, barn door, picked raspberry) with a mini ink blending tool, dried it, stamped the words (Thanks Cuddlers Set) with Archival Ink jet black, dried them, and roughed up the edges using a Distress tool.  For the next layer I used a piece of soft finish cardstock, embossed it using the Dot Matrix folder, inked around the edges with the same colors of Distress Ink as used on the leaf, and distressed the edges.  I attached the two layers together, wrapped a piece of twine around them, and attached the piece to a folded white card. 

Here is another card.  Distress Inks through a stencil (TCW) for the ornaments and then I used a white paint marker to add the dots to the hangers making it really look like links.  Distress Ink and a water brush were used to splatter the background.  Thanks is stamped with jet black ink.  A Zig pen was used for the doodling around the edge.  The main panel is attached to a red panel and then to a folded white card.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thank you so very much....

Hi Everyone it's Teresa here today to share a fun card that i did using the "Thanks" metal cutting die and the "Thanks Cuddlers" set of 7 that goes with it.  I wanted to make something different this time so i used Basic Grey Aurora papers, die cuts and pockets and then used the Thanks to create a die for the title of my card on the front.  It was fun and easy to do and that always makes it great!!

This was a fun cosmic inspired paper line so i added gold around the edges of the layers
and then embossed one of the layers of the Thanks die cut in gold too.  The black staggered
layer really made it pop and the gold makes it fun and shiny.  I love that!!

Here is a closeup of the Thanks die cut and the embossing.  Embossing things with ink and
gold or silver powder is a great way to achieve a gorgeous effect without having to find
the perfect paper, especially when it's late into the evening and stores are closed :)

Inside of my card i stamped 3 of the sentiments in black but you
could do whatever you needed since there are so many to chose from....

And ... that's all for today and so glad that you stopped over to see what
was new!!  Have a really fun and happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Free eBook!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has created a fabulous ebook full of projects and *discounts*!!

I have two projects in there, but you'll see the new Quietfire A Way With Words dies used by a number of the the other talented designers in their amazing projects. So sweet of them!!

There are 14 projects and a discount code as well as special project-specific Buy it Alls!
 Get your free copy!

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Scary Halloween Layout - Guest Designer Connie Nichol

Hello everyone!  Today I created a Halloween layout featuring stamps from two Quietfire Design stamp sets, Crows and the Halloween Wicked Collection.   

I have a lot of photos from when my kids were little and (not so) scary that I want to get scrapbooked.  Here’s what the stamp sets look like – there are a lot of different stamps in each set and they go so well together.  They are perfect for accenting a Halloween themed scrapbook page.

Halloween Wicked
I stamped the Venom/Eye of Newt stamp from the Wicked Collection onto the left side of a piece of cream coloured cardstock and then mounted three photos on the same sheet to form the main element on my scrapbook page. 

I stamped and fussy cut crow (the largest from the Crows stamp set) was the perfect accent – note that I left a little border around the edge of the crow and adhered it with foam adhesive to make it pop just a little from the page.  I also brushed the crow with a little Crystal Effects to give it a bit of a glossy lacquered look.  Happy Halloween!

Quietfire Design stamps
Stampin Up! patterned paper
Crystal Effects and washi tape
Clearsnap ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wickedly Good Halloween Cards! - Guest Designer Connie Nichol

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with another post as a guest designer. 
 Today I am showcasing some Halloween cards I made using Quietfire Design's stamps and a digital cutting file.  I don’t know why, but I always have trouble making just ONE card.  Ha!  So I ended up with three cards before I made myself stop.  I always seem to like the last card best…..  see what you think.  

For this last card, I made my own musical note background paper with the music stamp in the Crows stamp set.  Just keep stamping row after row until you fill the sheet of paper.


Here are the Quietfire Design products I used to make the cards.  The stamp sets are large and versatile and I adore the kitty with moon cutting file.  I cut some extra tiny bats to use as embellishments on the second card.  You can never have too many bat embellishment around Halloween!

Halloween Wicked Collection
Kitty with Halloween Moon

Quietfire Design stamps and digital cutting file
Stampin Up! patterned paper and cardstock
Sizzix Eclips 2 electronic cutting machine
May Arts ribbon
Clearsnap ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thinking of You - Leaves

Hi there, Yogi here today on the Quietfire Creations blog using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Thinking of You" (also available on Quietfire Design  HERE) as well as the "Woodland Leaves" die set as a stencil, to emboss and as a regular die... So many options with one die set BIG GRIN. I'm also using the  soft finish cardstock which is fabulous with Pan Pastels and other media.

 Scored and folded my black cardstock (5"w x 7"h).

Cut a piece of white cardstock  and ran through my machine with all the leaf die shapes, repeating until I had a pleasing arrangement for my stencil.

Cut a piece of soft finish cardstock and used various autumn colors of Pan Pastels through the stencil. (PS Pan Pastels work fabulously on the soft finish cardstock...). Trimmed down, wrapped a piece of dark green/gold Sari ribbon, and adhered to card front.

Used the drop out leaves from the stencil and layered/adhered 2 of them together to use to emboss my design. Positioned them on my machine and sandwiched with the Spellbinders Tan mat. Ran through my machine. Trimmed down. Hit the high points with Distress "Wild Honey" and "Scattered Straw". Ran "Ground Espresso" around the edge and adhered to card front with 3D foam tape.

Die cut the "Thinking of You" from blue fun foam. Heat shrunk. Inked with Versamark and embossed with Hot Stuff "Burnt Copper Leaves" embossing powder. Repeated to get a thick coating. Adhered to card.

Die cut some leaves from black cardstock. Scored veins using a small balled stylus. Painted with ArtQuest Pearlescent watercolor set. Adhered to card.

Final touch, tied a triple loop fork bow and added  a heart button in the center.

Hope you give some of these techniques a try. Lots of fun. BIG GRIN

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Christmas is a piece of home....


Hello everyone,
Yvonne here with a Christmas card using the gorgeous Quietfire Design stamp "Christmas is a piece of home".
This card is all about die-cutting....and of course stamping.
I tried to get the look of a front door on my card and I kind a hope I succeeded ;-)
For the layering lots of foam squares were used to get an extra 3D effect.

Used materials:

I hope you like the idea. really do not have to have all the dies I used to make a card looking like this one... just scrolle through your die-templates and combine different shapes to get a special effect.
And don't forget to use lots of foam squares (or foam tape) to make your card extra dimensional :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy crafting!

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