Thursday, March 29, 2018

Happy Birthday with Butterflies

Hi Quietfire friends it's Teresa here with a brand new card i created using the Happy Birthday Clear set of stamps from the "A Way with Words" collection.  This set has lots of gorgeous stamps in it so it was really hard to pick.  But there are always lots of birthdays in our family so i can always do more.

The papers i used for my card are from a new line from Prima called Lavender.  It's filled with gorgeous roses and butterflies and it's perfect to use for spring.  You could even pull out your favorite Mother's day stamp and use it too.  (Click HERE for mother's day stamp ideas).

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend :)

Supply List:

Prima Papers- Lavender Collection
Dies are by Becca Feeken

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Friendship isn't a big thing....Frame

Hello everyone,
Yvonne here sharing a project with a framed Quietfire Design quote about how valuable Friendship is...
For my project I used the gorgeous Quietfire Design stamp "Friendship isn't a big thing".

The frame is really easy to make....let's get started!

First glue a piece of (distressed) patterned paper onto a square canvas.
Then stamp a sentiment upon white cardstock and then trim the cardstock to fit a little photo frame.
Make sure the stamepd quote is centered.
Adhere a strip of self-adhesive pearls into the frame and then glue the photo frame onto the canvas.
Die-cut some borders from gold cardstock and glue around the photo frame.
Adhere some mulberry flowers, leaves and stamens and finish the project by adding (handcut with scissors) washi tape -coins.
Voila...a special frame to give to a special friend!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wish you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Monday, March 26, 2018

Friend forever with Clear Embossed Background

Have you ever made such a pretty background or found the most beautiful designer paper and then have trouble covering it up?  I do - all the time!  I think the best thing about word dies is how easy they are to use.  I don't have to worry about losing a good amount of real estate for a sentiment because of the blank space - it can just go right on top of most backgrounds.  

I love clear embossing and so I was playing around with the leafy acanthus background die and made this base layer by rotating the stamp and stamping in the corners.  After clear embossing, I used Distress Oxide ink Lucky Clover and Fossilized Amber to bring out those beautiful lines.

I die cut the Friends 3 times and layered them on the card.  I snuck a tiny addition underneath - a small over die with Forever all clear embossed and sponged with the same ink colors.

I still get to see much of my pretty background but I've also managed to get in a bold sentiment.  Hope you like it!

Friends - Metal Cutting Die

Leafy Acanthus Background - Mounted

Life Journey Words - Mounted

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Baked Texture Embossing Powders and A Way With Words

Have you seen the new Baked Texture Embossing Powders from Seth Apter and Emerald Creek?  I shared a Facebook Live video from Creativation about them and now I'm sharing a new Facebook Live video of my first time playing with them!  I had so much fun!

These embossing powders are mixtures of "things" - blended powders and chunks that create wonderful surfaces! I wanted to try each of the seven powders to see which would work best on this project.

I've also added the Facebook Live recording to YouTube where you can find it easily.  If you are receiving this blog update by email, click on the photo to view the video on YouTube.

Here are some closeups of the experiments.  Some things don't show their full beauty because the A Way With Words diecuts are quite fine, but the darker blends would make a fabulously rich backgrounds (more play required!).

Here are some of my experiments.  Hopefully you can see some of the texture in the photos!  There is lots of fun to be had with these.  They're available from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter and probably lots of other places soon!  Have fun!

Deep Sea

Ancient Amber

Patina Oxide

Rocky Road

Dirty Sand

Vintage Beeswax

Chunky Rust on black cardstock
Burnt Copper Leaves - not a Baked Texture, but is totally awesome!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

When This (Christmas) Day - Hoppy Easter - Egg Trio - easel basket

Yogi here today and it's almost Easter time ... So I thought I'd get one of those cards in for my final post this month.

I'm using another of those stamps that was meant for Christmas... but with a little masking it's now good for any time of the year. How many stamps or dies do you have in your stash that you only use for what they were originally meant for?? Why not look at them again and see what you can do with them - you'd be surprised... This one is especially meaningful to me because I have so many happy memories of Easter egg hunting. BIG GRIN

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("When This Christmas Becomes a Memory...");

Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase.

I started with cardstock 8.5 x 11". Scored and fold the cream cardstock at 7" point. Score the remaining 5" at 3.5" from the first score line. You'll have a 1.5" piece to adhere your basket to.

See template image to cut the basket. Emboss the lower section using a basket weave embossing folder (I used Darrice). Sponged all over and hit the high points with Distress pads in various browns. Adhered to front flap leaving about 1/4" on the top edge to slip my eggs and grass into. Cut a strip the width of my card and 1/2" h. inked with a darker brown and adhered to basket. (that's that solid wooden piece that usually keeps the basket sturdy...)

Wrapped some pink narrow ribbon around the handle. Tied a multi loop fork bow and adhered that with hot glue.

Electronically cut my eggs and grass, colored with Distress pads in fun color combinations and used both the negative and positive of each egg. Adhered under lip of basket.

Electronically cut the "Hoppy Easter" from the cream cardstock and swiped Oxide pads across in Easter color streaks... Adhered to front.

On the floor: Stamped the quote, minus the word "Christmas" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Raided my stash of alphabet die cuts (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Upper Case Alphabet") and spelt the word "Day". Die cut with Nellie's Multi Frame dies setMFD007, first cutting around the bottom flourish and placing it above the die so it wouldn't be cut off. Sponged around edges with some yellow and orange dirty sponges. Adhered to floor.

Electronically cut the rabbits, coloring with some browns and using a clear embossing pen for the tails and embossing with white embossing powder. Folded 2 of them and adhered to the floor to act as my stopper. Adhered the last one where it fit...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Framed Fragrance - Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge

This month's challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog is to create a project with a frame. Make sure you hop over to their blog to be eligible for a giveaway. For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?  
They will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  Good luck!  (P.S. I like comments here, too!!!)

For this project, I chose the A Way With Words Flourished Oval Frame.  And I was itching to play more with my Distress Oxides! I completed the framed sentiment with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's rose buds from Garden Rose 2.  Did you know that all the quotes from the A Bit of Fragrance Collection come from Susan?  I just lent my hand (literally) to the endeavour!

Here is how you can make this card!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies (with links):

A Way With Words Flourished Oval Frame  Quietfire | ECD
A Bit of Fragrance Quietfire | ECD
Susan's Garden Rose 2
Soft Finish Cardstock - 85lb white
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Beacon Kids Only Glue
Susan's Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set

Other Supplies:
VersaMagic Ink - Hint of Pesto
Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick
Pink, white, light green and dark green cardstocks
Stamp positioner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Tabs

  1. Form a 7 x 5" tent fold card base from dark green cardstock.
  2. Die cut Flourished Frame from Specialty Stamping Paper once and twice from light green cardstock. Stamp sentiment using Pesto ink onto center die cut from the Specialty Stamping Paper version. Allow to dry.
  3. Create the background paper:  Wipe one colour of Distress Oxide ink on a craft sheet, spritz it lightly with water and wipe a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper across the ink.  Allow to dry.  Repeat with the other colour.  Allow to dry.  Repeat several more times building up the colour until you are please with the result.  Trim to 6 x 4".  Mat with pink cardstock and adhere. Mat with white cardstock and adhere. Adhere these panels to the cardbase with foam tabs.
  4. Adhere all three Flourished Oval Frames together with a light green one on the top.  Adhere the frame in the center of the card front as shown.  Adhere the stamped sentiment in the middle of the frame.
  5. Create the rose buds as shown in Susan Tierney-Cockburn's video tutorial.  (My buds and leaves were coloured with Distress Inks.) Adhere them to the Flourished Oval Frame as shown.
Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to enter the giveaway at Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge Blog Post!  Good luck!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Be Brave, Each of Us has a Song to Sing

Hello Again!!!!  It's Wanda and I hope today finds you well!!! 

I had fun putting this project together.  I started with Distress Oxide Inks onto Distress Mixed Media Heavystock paper.  I put the inks onto a craft sheet, sprayed with water, and dipped my paper in repeating until I was happy with it.

Next I did some layers of stenciling with the A Way With Words Dotty Stencil (from Quietfire Design or Elizabeth Craft Designs).  First I put the stencil on, sprayer some water, removed the stencil, blotted the paper and dried it.  This left light colored circles that you can make out a bit.  Next I put the stencil on and inked through it with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean.  Finally, using just the largest circles along the edges, I inked through with Snow Cap Pigment Ink.

The crow and the music are both from the Crows - Set of 9 stamp set.  After being sure the panel was completely dry and tapping an anti-static pad over it, I stamped the music and embossed it with Detail Black Powder.  I stamped the crow and embossed it with Black Sparkle Powder.  Each of Us has a Song is stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black, no embossing, and I wish I had embossed it or used a stamping platform to stamp it, but I didn't.  To help it show from the background a bit better, I used a water brush to brush water over that area, blotted off some of the color, and dried it.  I inked around the edges of the panel with Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap and finally embossed the edges with Black Sparkle Powder.  

The next layer is paper cut from an old music book.  I crumpled the piece well, flattened it back out (but not too much), rubbed a Distress Ink Tea Dye pad direct to the paper, sprayed the paper with water, and dried it.

I die cut Be Brave (from Quietfire Design or Elizabeth Craft Designs) from black cardstock, set it on but it was just too much black.  I thought silver might work well so embossed the black words with Silver Embossing Powder... 

 but I didn't think they stood out enough so I embossed right over the silver with Wendy Vecchi's Cactus Blossom Powder - I liked that.  The final detail was dots of Cactus Blossom Enamel Accents.  It's all attached to black cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and that you find some time to play with your inks and stamps this week.

Hugs, Wanda

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tangling with Joy

Many of you who visited the Quietfire booth in Edmonton will know my friend Susan! I met Susan when we both lived in Surrey, BC and our friendship has lasted through many years and moves.  She was one of my calligraphy students and she's a very determined lefty calligrapher.  Although she's not doing as much lettering as she used to, she still loves picking up pen and paper.  In the last year or so she's been Tangling.  When we visited at Christmas, she showed me her sketchbook filled with tangles and Zentagles.  It was amazing!

Joy- Fill 'er Up Stamp

So.  Fill 'er Up stamps from Quietfire + Zentagle Inspired Art in Susan's hands and we get this awesome artwork!

Susan stamped with Imagine Crafts StazOn ink then used a Sakura Pigma Pen to do the tangling.  She says she has been inspired by the books Totally Tangled by Sandy Seen Bartholomew and One Tangle a Day by Beckah Krahula.  She has also been inspired at - I get almost daily emails from them and find it overwhelming (because I want to do it, but will need to clone myself first)!  But it's a great place for inspiration.

Here are all the Fill 'er Up stamps for you to tangle in.  So far, there are eleven letters!

Fill 'er Up Caps

Here are some more from Susan's play time! Doesn't it just make you want to get out your pen and paper?
Happy creating and a big thanks to Susan for sharing!  (She had no idea these were going to become a blog post!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fairies and Flowers

Hi and it's so nice for you to drop by and see what is new on the Quietfire blog today.  It's Teresa here today with a share for all of you looking forward to spring coming in the weeks ahead.  I found some brand new paper called Cherry Blossoms from Prima and i thought it was a perfect match to go with the stamp i had called "A Rustle in the Wind".  This is a set of 4 stamps, 2 are sentiments and both are just adorable.  

To make my card i created a simple layered backround and then added a few beautiful die cuts in white to frame the sentiment.  Then i added some beautiful flowers from Prima and just a few pearls to make it sparkle a little more.  

I also did a card a while back with the bottom sentiment so i thought i would attach it below so that you can have 2 ideas for this set.  Its fun to add extra glitter to this one with stickles or even use some of that superfine glitter you have stashed away for something special.  

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