Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop


Welcome to the Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

We’re sharing our love/Valentine project ideas with you as we lead up to the big Queen of Hearts event on February 14th! 
Today is my turn!

Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using Quietfire rubber stamps.  Visit our blogs on the day of our featured project, post a comment on our Blog Hop post (see the schedule below) and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50! (yes, Suzanne doubled the value from the original announcement!)  Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented on all the blogs by midnight Thursday, February 14th.  Tell your friends!

All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Creations Blog on Sunday February 17th. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address.  (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Creations Blog)

Here is our schedule:
Saturday, Feb 9th: Terre, Holly
Sunday, Feb 10th: Wanda (you are here)
Monday, Feb 11th:  Sherry
Tuesday, Feb 12th: Yogi
Wednesday, Feb 13th: Robyn
Thursday, Feb 14th: Suzanne

Don’t forget to leave a comment! 




 My project is a pair of earring presented on a card.  These earrings would make the perfect gift for a mom, sister, or bff.  

Supply List - 
Quietfire Rubber Stamps - Valentine's Day/Love 2013 Set
Library pocket - short
Shrink plastic - white
Archival Ink - jet black
Kryon Leafing pen - silver
Distress Stain - aged mahogany, picket fence, brushed pewter
Distress Ink - spun sugar, worn lipstick, dusty concord, picked raspberry
Dylusions stencil 5 x 8 - Dotted Flowers
Sanding block
Jewelry findings and beads 
1/16" hole punch


Sand one side of shrink plastic with a foam sanding block.  Stamp flourished heart w/rose twice using jet black onto plastic.  Dry ink from a distance with a heat tool being careful not to get too close or too hot as you don't want the plastic to shrink yet. Color rose and leaves with colored pencil.  Color the rest of the heart with chalk.  Cut out hearts, punch a 1/8" circle in each heart, and shrink according to directions.  If the hearts aren't laying flat after shrinking, place an acrylic block gently on top while they are still warm to straighten them.  Go around the edge of each heart with the silver Krylon, let dry.  Seal hearts - I used a spray sealer.  Assemble earrings.  

The card used to hand the earring on is natural cardstock cut to 2 1/8" x 3 1/2".  Stamp the flourished heart border image at the top and the bottom with jet black and add colored pencil.  Stamp the Flourished heart w/rose image in the center of the card with spun sugar.  Add spun sugar ink to the edges using the blending tool.  Cut two slits in the card and at the end of each slit punch a 1/16" hole.  Hang earrings on card. 
   
The folded card is from natural cardstock and edged with spun sugar.  The background piece is natural cardstock colored first with aged mahogany stain going back and forth in one direction, dried, then went back and forth in the other direction and dried.  Added worn lipstick around the edges with a blending tool and then just a little dusty concord with a blending tool.  Layed the flower part of the stencil along the edge and sponged on picked raspberry - repeated to do all four sides.  Dabbed picket fence stain along the bottom wide enough to stamp the flourished heart border, dried it, stamped the border image in the center and then filled in by stamping again to the right and to the left, and added color with colored pencils.  Decided I really liked how the picket fence lightened the background and added just a bit along the other edges.  Added some dots using the stencil and brushed pewter.  Edged the whole piece with silver. 

The library pocket is edged with spun sugar.  Stamp the flourished heart w/rose in the center with spun sugar and then again to the left and to the right.  Stamp Happy Valentine's Day with jet black. Assemble card as shown. 





81 comments:

Anne said...

Incredibly beautiful! So pretty and delicately made! Bravo! TFS!

Quietfire said...

Oh, very cool Wanda! Earring. That's so awesome! Thanks so much for playing in the blog hop!

Lovely Linda said...

What a fabulous idea - love those earrings - thank you for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

Jane said...

What a great idea and a wonderful way to show Suzanne's Stamps.

Nancy said...

Great card/gift presentation!

Ally White Cat said...

so pretty. Pretty...delicate beautiful Wanda.
hugs
susan s

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh, how I love those earrings! So pretty and the presentation is awesome! I especially like the full size heart just behind the jewelry.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow- what a great idea! And the earrings are so sweet. :)

christi said...

love this idea. i played with shrink sheets for the first time this year. now i have another idea for them. these are so cute. great idea. tfs.

Linda Ward said...

Gorgeous earrings !!!! Anyone would love to have a creation by Wanda !!!

KC Inspired said...

Such a smart idea! The earrings are beautiful!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the shrink plastic hearts...and the presentation is lovely.

Nan G said...

Beautiful earrings!

Its In Our Hands said...

Really cool. I can see lots of possibilities for this combo,

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Peggy Parenteau said...

Clever girl! These are beauties!

Mary-Beth said...

HI Wanda! These are absolutely lovely!! Great idea.

darcydaydream said...

these are so cute.
Christine...x

dragonswing said...

Oh such cute earrings!! I love the way you displayed them. Thanks for the idea.

Yogi said...

oh super sweet!!! nice idea. Have a great day

Robyn said...

Wanda, I never though you could surpass the flourish bat earrings- and you have!
Stunningly lovely- on the coloring!
thanks for the inspiration

marilynwillauer said...

WOW you've taken stamping/coloring to a whole new level!!! I love your project. Totally Valentine's themed.
Thank you for sharing, for the tutorial on how to make the earrings.
Enjoy your day!

KVencel said...

Adorable gift idea & what a great way to use Quietfire Stamps! Never would have thought of this one. Thanks so much for the idea!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, how pretty!

Froggietalks said...

Gorgeous earrings and card Wanda! I have some shrink plastic somewhere, I've GOT to make myself a pair of earrings now :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Sonia said...

What a great gift! Love both the earrings and the card.

Stephenie said...

These are beautiful earrings!! I Love the way you packaged them as a gift!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Knight said...

Well, I think a lot of work went into this lovely card and gift, Wanda. The Earings are so delicate and pretty and displayed so nicely on the card. You did a wonderful job on creating this Valentine.

CraftyJo said...

So beautiful! Anyone would love to receive these for a valentine gift, or any other occasion. Thanks for the detailed instructions too.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just so pretty and dainty Wanda. I wouldn't know hwere to begin to make the earrings but could do the rest of it. Never really tried beading yet. Great job!

donna said...

What a great idea---lovely presentation!

grannypoppy said...

What a great idea, Wanda! I'm off to look for the "shrinky dink". LOL!

Joy H said...

Beautiful handmade earrings - anyone would be very happy to be getting those as a present! Thanks for the great idea Wanda - I have that plastic sitting in my craft area, never used.

Diane Standish said...

Oh my gosh! the earrings are DARLING! what a beautiful card and idea!

BlackCats said...

Beautiful gift in an elegant presentation card.

BarbaraW said...

What a gorgeous pair of earrings. They make a fabulous embellishment on your card.

Beach Girl 115 said...

These earrings are so cool! What a clever way to use the stamps, and a thoughtful gift.

Dottie said...

Great idea for earrings with the shrink art! Yea! Thanks for sharing.

Angelartistok said...

Beautiful! I'd wear these anywhere! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Jewelry and stamping!! It just doesn't get any better than that. Both are absolutely lovely.

Faith in Florida

Linda Carson said...

Oh how beautiful and such an unique way to give a priceless keepsake!

studiorose said...

Totally sweet! It doesn't get much better than pink & roses; what a beautiful, shabby chic gift.

Beth Akins said...

What a fabulous idea and so beautiful, too!

PatS said...

The earrings are beautiful, love how you incorporated into a card for giving.

lizzie said...

So pretty

Charmaine Stack said...

So beautiful and a lovely presentation idea.

Anita Houston said...

LOVEly! Perfect hearts!

Shirley said...

These beautiful pair of earrings are delicate. How I wish to have a set of these. Thank you Wanda

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is a wonderful little gift giving idea. Great colors and this heart is so unique. I love Quietfire's sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

Nelda said...

These earrings are absolutely so wearable - and not just at Valentine's! Great work! Nelda Deakins

Layne said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
These are beautiful... packaged perfectly too!

Thank you for the in-depth instructions!
Very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea, oh so sweet too. Love it. maxk@mymts.net

Alicia NDC said...

I make earrings and put on cards for gifts BUT not like this! Plus I have been curious how to stamp and color shrink plastic. Your coordinating set is inspiring and I want to make some like this too! Thanks!

Lynne said...

Great presentation of the lovely heart earrings. since I give earrings to my grand daughters regularly, this idea will serve well.

Andrene said...

What a great idea!! The earrings are gorgeous as is the tag holding them. TFS

Sheila B said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing:)

Roaw said...

A very neat idea of giving a small gift.

Rena Sawatski said...

Love this. What a great idea to include a gift.

Janet L. said...

Cool card, great earrings and terrific instructions! I love it all!

C. M. Taylor said...

What a wonderful way to present your precious gift. Thank you for sharing.

Janice said...

What a terrific way to present your earrings and a keeper of a card. You have great talent for design.

Jutta said...

Totally awesome presentation and the handmade earrings are an oh so special gift!

McStamper said...

What a great idea and the card is very pretty.

Auntie Em said...

Your card and gift make such a lovely presentation, not to mention a thoughtful gift. I love the stamped heart in the same design from the stamp you used to make the earrings right behind them and all the pink edging around the little pocket make it look so soft and romantic.
Thank you for sharing this pretty idea! :)

SherylH said...

What a great idea to use this lovely flourished heart on shrink plastic!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely earings...this will make a wonderful gift!

Ms Linda swtanxiety94@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful WAY TO DESPLAY A GIFT. earrings are darling.

cal8007 said...

Oh Wanda, those earrings are so pretty. I'm taking a jewelry class and I can combine my card making and jewelry making knowledge. Thanks for sharing!

Hus,

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Shannon said...

What a great way to combine the gift and card. Never would have thought of that for earrings and they look great too.

Pat Moore said...

Perfect gift card. So special.

Anonymous said...

I love the little gift envelope with the earrings :) This is a very pretty card.

Anonymous said...

OOPS, I forgot to NAME myself! Mickey Drake :) I really enjoyed your creativity!

artbyjolis said...

Love the shrink plastic so you can use the same stamp on the earrings as the card. Lovely!

Mary O.K. said...

I saved the blog hop for Valentine's Day-- and now I wish I hadn't! This is such a pretty and inventive way to tie a gift and a card together, and of course I love the stamps used. Superb!

Daphne said...

Wanda, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity...these are so sweet!

Caryn S said...

I had planned to make some earrings for my girls for an upcoming holiday. Your packaging idea is terrific!

betjunroe said...

What a great idea to make a card and gift combination--simply stunning! Bette

Mary Esther said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation! A gift of jewelry on a card is a wonderful idea!

Jo4Him said...

What an adorable card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

julieB said...

I do love a handmade card with a second life! Just beautiful!

Versalka said...

i love it! <3