Monday, February 18, 2019

Not One But Two

Today I have not one, but two cards on the Quietfire Creations Blog.  I hope you have time to check them out!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Baby Love

Hello!!  I'm sharing this card over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.

Hugs, Wanda

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Valentine's Day - ECD Group Post

Hello!!!  Today on the Elizabeth Craft Design's Blog is a group post sharing a picture or two from several designers with projects for Valnetine's Day.  All the projects will be linked to the designers' blogs for more information.  I've created a Valentine Centerpiece.  My first picture shows the centerpiece with the LED candle inside not lit up and the lights on in the room.  The picture below has the candle on and less light in the room.

And this next picture is with the candle on and no lights on in the room.

Let's walk through the project!!

1 - Die cut the Gable Box from Kraft Cardstock, fold in half as shown, line up the Heart Spray across the center, and die cut.

Here it is die cut and opened.  I love how the design goes around the box when it is closed up.

2 - On what will be the inside of the box, glue red vellum to cover all the cut outs.  I glued the vellum on with Distress Collage Medium dabbing it all across that center section of the box so the vellum would stick well across the hearts even after folding.

3 - Fold and attach box together creasing folds that the vellum crosses for a smooth fit. 

Here you can see the candle inside.

And a picture from the outside with the candle lit.

A picture with the candle not lit.

Another angle with the candle not lit.

4 - Die cut the Rose Wreath from red cardstock and the solid flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach the white solids behind the corresponding red outlines.

5 - Die cut Love from red cardstock repeating 5 times.

6 - Die cut a Dotted Scallop Circle from White Soft Finish Cardstock to fit over the center of the wreath.

7 - Stamp the leafy stem from the clear stamp set, Where Flowers Bloom, around the scalloped circle with Archival Ink stamping twice with each inking to get some lighter images.  Glue the scalloped circle to the wreath.

8 - Die cut the heart stem from the Wreath & Elements set from red cardstock.  Cut off the extra tale (stem) so you have just the heart.  Glue the heart to the from top of the Gable Box. 

9 - The large white hearts are paper doilies.  They are just sitting in a circle, like a flower.  Set the assembled wreath in the center of the hearts.  Set the box on the wreath.  Set a "Love" on each heart.  "Sprinkle" some chocolate kisses around the box. 

I hope you like this idea!!  I love seeing it sitting on my table!!

Hugs, Wanda

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words Gable Box
A Way With Words Wreath & Elements
A Way With Words Hearts & Paw Prints
A Way With Words Love
A Way With Words Clear Stamp Set - Where Flowers Bloom

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dreaming Of Spring

On the FaceBook Group, Tim Holtz Addicts, they've begun a monthly challenge that focuses on one of the '12 Tags...' series that Tim used to do.  The technique chosen for January's challenge is to use Tissue Wrap. Since Tissue Wrap is discontinued, Collage Paper is also acceptable.  I've used both for my tag.  I've have step out pictures that mostly speak for themselves so I'll just add where I think it might be needed.  If you have a question, just ask in a comment or email me.  I'd be happy to answer.

Composer Tissue Wrap on a #10 manila tag.

Distress Paint - while wet lay a stencil over it - wipe with a baby wipe or damp cloth to remove paint.

Dry each layer before adding the next.

Since the Collage Paper goes clear where there is no printing I put white paint where I was going to glue it on.

I decided to mute the color between the two collage paper areas by adding the Picket Fence paint lightly.

This paper doll is from the Christmas pack. 

The lid from an empty Collage Medium bottle was used to "stamp" the circles.  First with Hickory Smoke but I decided it wasn't dark enough and repeated with Black Soot offsetting the circles slightly.

Border stamping using Archival Ink Jet Black.

I die cut the letters from white cardstock and then decided they should be black.  I painted them with Black Soot and actually like that better than I could have liked black cardstock.  Highlights added with a white gel pen. 

A typed token - Hope highlighted using Distress Crayon.  An index clip at the top.  A small talk sticker and the green is Distress Marker.

It's been an arctic blast here in Southern Iowa.  The coldest in like 40 years.  I'm looking forward to Spring :-)

Hugs, Wanda

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Way With Words New Release Group Post

Inspiration abounds today for the new A Way With Words release.  There is a  group post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog you can find HERE.  

I'm sharing this card that uses the new set, My Garden Flowers (QF / ECD), combined with the Long Stem Rose (QF / ECD) and a stamp from the Where Flowers Bloom Collection (QF / ECD).

My background is very simply watery paint brayered on White Soft Finish Cardstock and then some splatters of the same paint.  I stamped the leafy image along the bottom after the flowers were all glued on.  It was an added thought because I thought it needed something along there. 

The flowers and the words were die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  The words and stems were inked with Distress Ink.

The flower outline pieces were inked with Embossing Ink and embossed with the powders you see.

The solid pieces were inked with Distress Oxide Ink sometimes combining 2 colors to get a match to the embossing powder I'd chosen.  

Some doodling for a border and then the panel was attached to a folded yellow card.  When I glued the flowers on I left the stems long and then trimmed them even with the card after it was put together.

This was a fun (and colorful) card to make and really brought some sunshine during this cold, snowy winter.

Hugs, Wanda

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Hello.  I have all the details of this card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  You can find it HERE.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Just For You

I'm sharing all the details of this card on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I hope you have time to check it out!!  

Hugs, Wanda