Sunday, September 17, 2017

Queen of Everything - Judi Kauffman, Guest Designer

Thank you for inviting me back as today’s guest designer, Suzanne! It gave me a chance to play with your fabulous new Queen of Everything stamp set and the Leafy Acanthus Background. (I didn’t experiment with the flourished heart stamp from the set this time, just the five with words.)

 Leafy Acanthus Background - Mounted  Queen of Everything, Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted

For experienced cardmakers: I think looking at the project photos and supply list will tell you everything you need to know. For new cardmakers: I’m providing a step-by-step tutorial to ensure your success!

For all: I hope you have fun with this project and will vary the colors, switch things around, and make cards that are uniquely your own.


1. Take the four queens out of a deck of playing cards.
2. Choose a color palette that goes with the playing cards. Gather assorted solid color cardstock, glittered papers, large adhesive-backed gems, faux watch faces, and other embellishments of choice that are within that palette.
3. Stamp larger pieces of cardstock with the Leafy Acanthus Background. Stamp smaller pieces with the words.

4. Using the photos for layout ideas, tear, cut, layer, and adhere all stamped pieces.

5. Add the embellishments to the card fronts.

6. Optional: Die cut a sparky ‘Romantic Corner’ from Black Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz to accent the upper corner of a 6” square card. (Reminder – Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.)


Instead of a full size playing card, find a mini deck so you can vary the size of the card, or make tags and Artist Trading Cards.
Stamp in your art journal!

Instead of a real playing card, use a rubber stamp or embossing folder. That way you can make as many as you want and don’t have to stop at four.

Incorporate a photo of someone who would like to be Queen of….Everything, way too much, the last minute, or hearts (Patti, this project has your name all over it!). Fussy cut the face and glue it to the playing card, or simply use a 2.5” x 3.5” photo and skip the playing card.

Or perhaps the queen in your life is your cat or dog (Bree and Ulla, I’m talking about you two, my favorite poodles!). Use photos, rubber stamps – as shown, or freehand drawings.


Quietfire Design –

Other –
Romantic Corner die (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Large adhesive-backed gems
Faux watch face (Stanislaus Imports)
Solid color and glittered cardstock in assorted colors
Inks in black and purple
Foam tape
Double-sided adhesive tape
Poodle and crown stamps (Rubber Dance Art Stamps)


yup said...

Have to ask.. what brand was the deck of cards you used. Those Queens are perfect!

Jean said...

These are gorgeous! Love the colors!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What fabulous cards, Judi!!

paulaj said...

love the stamps! Love the cards, too.

Anonymous said...

Diane, I don't have a box or any packaging for the deck of cards so I can't be useful. I wish I knew the brand, too. I'd like to have another deck myself.
Jean, Little Teapot, Paulaj - Thank you all for the kind words!
Jujdi Kauffman

Bibi Lindahl said...

Wonderful cards, Judi! I'm honoured to see the poodle stamp from my company combined with these fun and beautiful stamps from Quitefire! Incidentally, the Standard Poodle is known as 'King Poodle' here in Norway, so whenever people ask what breed my dog Ulla is - I tell them she's a Queen Poodle :-) I love that one can use the 'Queen of' stamp with several suggestions - what fun!! I will have to add this set of stamps to my ever-growing collection of Quietfire stamps.

yup said...

Thank you anyway. Really love your card.

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