Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quietfire Design Blog Hop Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the very first Quietfire Design blog hop. I hope you enjoy this simple card and that it inspires you.


The stamps used on the card are Glory to God in the highest and one of the images from Flourish 1. For the background I stamped the flourish with Versamark ink repeatedly on white cardstock, rubbed over it with red and green chalk using a cotton ball, and then stamped more flourishes using Brilliance galaxy gold ink... used a corner punch on each corner and then pierced holes along the edges using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl. Lastly I sponged a little galaxy gold ink along the edges. The main image is stamped on white cardstock with black Versafine ink and cut out with the largest Spellbinder's Label Four die. Before removing the paper from the die, I rubbed some red chalk (again using a cotton ball) along the inside edges of the die. The background in layered to a folded red card. The main image is added using foam mounting tape. The card is finished off using Prima flowers (poinsettia) and a gold brad.

Leave a comment on this post to be entered for a chance to win a $25-$30 grab bag of Quietfire Design Rubber Stamps. A name will be chosen randomly from the list of comments on this blog entry and the name of the winner will be posted on this blog tomorrow (Sunday Nov 22).

The winner must contact suzanne@quietfiredesign.com to claim their prize!!!

Here is the list of participating blogs and dates.

Monday, Nov 16th - Yogi Grunwald
Tuesday, Nov 17th - Kristy Christopherson
Wednesday, Nov 18th - Kim Prince
Thursday, Nov 19th - Deborah March
Friday, Nov 20th - Suzanne Cannon
Saturday, Nov 21st - Wanda Hentges
Sunday, Nov 22nd - Becca Feeken
Monday, Nov 23rd - Monica Black

You need to take note of all the rubber stamps used on each DT's blog. At the end of the blog hop, go back to Suzanne's blog and list all the stamps used this week on everyone's cards to win a grand prize.

88 comments:

leenda said...

Absolutely beautiful! It is simple & yet elegant! Love your use of chalks!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card, Wanda! You have inspired me to get some of my chalks out and have a 'play'.

Oh, and thank you so much for giving us the opportunity of winning some stunning QF rubber stamps! :D

Best wishes.

Sharon Neill x

Val said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Love the effect of the Versamark and chalk. It's something I'll have to try again.
Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win the fab. Quietfire stamps.

Val B.

Sandi said...

Your card is so beautiful Wanda. It has nice clean, crisp lines and it's soft looking. I've never tried the chalks as you have used them but I definitely will and I thank you for the inspiration. Your card all around is 'awesome'
Hugs, Sandi

nise said...

Sure do like how you did the corners and paper piercing on that background paper you created. Lots of wonderful little touches that highlight the beautiful verse. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful sentiment and lovely card!

Cynthia J.S. said...

What an elegant Xmas card. I enjoy your work.

Rachel said...

Beautiful!!!

Polly said...

Stunning card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card, Wanda! I do love the flourish stamp, use it all the time.

Lindart said...

Lovely card Wanda! I love the holes around the edge - very nice!

Anonymous said...

You say simple - I say beautiful.

Debbie C
Bothell

Jenny L. said...

Wanda,
I love the soft elegant background; it lets the sentiment shine! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

paperbrd said...

Love the use of chalks. the whole card is very traditional Christmas looking and I like that. Congratulations on a very professional looking card......

paperbrd

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful card ,great blending of the chaulks .

Cindy Cade said...

Wanda,
What a great example for Christmas cards. It is easy enough to duplicate yet intricate enough so each recipient feels especially gifted. I love it.
Hugs,
CindyC

Irene said...

What a lovely card, and one I can manage. I'm always so amazed at how many times I use my flourish stamp and Tim Holtz ruler, but never as creatively as you. thank you.

stamper said...

Wanda, I absolutely love this card! I don't know what it is, but it just makes me feel good to look at it. Very, very nice!

donna said...

Very lovely card. I love the softness that chalk creates. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card for the sentiment. May be simple when it is done, but to create a good background is never easy.
Margriet

Jill P said...

your card is very pretty

Lynda M said...

Beautiful "Soft" card, easy on the eyes. Love your layerings and sentiment on that Nestie die.

SherylH said...

Simple and elegant is good! Love the way you have used the flourish to make the background paper.

Rhonda said...

Love the chalk technique, your background is gorgeous, Wanda, it sets off your main image perfectly. Cheers!

Nadia (nadkos@yahoo.ca) said...

Enjoy your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Izabela P. said...

Wanda,

Very, very elegant. Simple and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Izabela, Iceland

Gail O said...

How timely! I have been trying to figure out how to dress up a blank white card and your techniques have inspired me. The card is beautiful and elegant--thank you.
Gail O

Froggietalks said...

Wow, what a lovely card Wanda. I love the colours you have chosen for it, and the verse is to die for. I am so going to have to tell my friends about it!!

Karen G (BC)

jan said...

What a great way to use those flourishes with holiday coloured chalks. Lovely card.

Chookarooni said...

Love your choice of colors - thanks for the inspiration

Mary-Frances said...

What a lovely card, Wanda. I have some chalks that I've never used - never quite knew what to do with them! - so now have some great inspiration. Mary-Frances

Trish. said...

Wanda love your card and I aminspired to get out my chalks and have a go with them. Your stamps are just wonderful. Thank you.
Trish.

Rena Sawatski said...

Lovely card. Very simple but elegant. Great idea using the ruler to punch holes around the edge for a framed look.

Phyl said...

Wow Wanda, that turned out excellent. Love the chalked background perfect look for that saying.
Phyllis J.

Anonymous said...

Great card! Simple, uncluttered, and truly Christmas. Thanks for sharing, Pat

lizzie said...

This is a beautiful card Wanda, I love it.

Nancy S said...

Great technique, nice blend of chalk colors!

Daphne said...

Very beautiful!
So very soft..you want to just hug it.

Cathie said...

Classy and beautiful - you do beautiful work and I'm enjoying going through your blog archives!

Anna said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely card and the techniques for making it.
Anna

okanagan_spirit said...

Very pretty card Wanda. The colours, quote and flower all go so well together.

Anonymous said...

The chalk adds a nice touch. Tons of work in this card--don't think I'll try to duplicate it for the 100 or so I need to do :-)

Anonymous said...

This is lovely card! Very Christmas!--Kathy O

Daria said...

Very pretty! Thank you for describing how you made your card. I love the background.

marla said...

A beautiful card!!

Alcyon said...

Very pretty card indeed. I love the Versamark/chalk technique you used.

Ann Harvey

inkybru said...

An absolutely stunning card, Wanda.
I really like the softness created by using the cotton ball to apply the inks. Also the punched holes around the edges added great texture. I am going to try the cotton ball and inks on some cards I'm making this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win some rubber stamps. ")

sharon bruner
inkybru at sbcglobal dot com

forrestwife said...

thanks for the inspiration,
blessings,
robyn

Marcia P. said...

Beautiful card.

shirleydrul said...

Your card is beautiful, great inspiration

Linda said...

Hi Wanda,

I love the Christmasy look of this card. The Poinsettia and the pierced holes really make the colors and the scripture stand out. Lovely card.

Linda Epstein

Glenda said...

Wanda, another great inspiration card. This blog hope is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creation.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card Wanda...so pretty see and enjoy...the soft colors enhance the beauty, and the detail is lovely without being overpowering. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jan Castle

Wendy A said...

Beautiful card, I haven't used chalks in a while but will have to get them out and experiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

ArtCricket2 said...

Another beautiful card, simple but elegant and soft. So many ideas-so little time!

sweetpz said...

Beautiful card! i really like how you blended all the colors!

Francie said...

Gorgeous work.Loved the way you use the spellbinders labels four and the beautiful quote from Quitfire.
I'm really gonna have to get some of these things! Thanks for the chance also to get in the draw.
Have a fantastic day everyone.

Lorraine said...

Just absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lorraine Revalee

Mary-Beth said...

Wanda, this is absolutely lovely, love how your chalks look. I tried them once, made such a mess I swore I'd never try them again! maybe now I'll try again! Thank you for the chance to win!

Carolyn F said...

Thanks for sharing your card. Good message!

Carolyn F

Marg said...

Just love your card Wanda, it inspired me to get moving on my Christmas cards!

Jane said...

Beautiful card Wanda! Love your use of the chalks... Thank you for sharing your work.
cheers
Jane Super

cindy said...

Oh yes, christmas cards. hmmmmm : ) I'm glad for any and all inspiration and your card is lovely.
cindy b

quinn57 said...

What a very inspiring sentiment and lovely use of the Christmas colours. Thanks for sharing the technique tips - it will be fun to try this one too.

Lorelei Heisler said...

Thank you for the lovely inspiration!!

Colynn Krull said...

Beautiful card. I love the back ground paper you made with the flourishes stamp. Very nicely done.

Take Care
Colynn

Nimue said...

Lovely lovely colours. A beautiful card. - Nimmy

Mark and Angela said...

Hello. Very elegant and meaningful. I love the little pointsetia flowe and brad and your colour choice. Well done.

Karen said...

What a beautiful background to showcase this lovely image! I've enjoyed browsing through your posts - what a treat to find this blog through the blog hop!

Angelartistok said...

Great background, beautiful card.

KarenK said...

Gorgeous card! I love the background - a great look.

Karen Krumbach

sparkling stamper said...

I'm impressed! I thought you had airbrushed this, not used chalks...Very Beautiful!!!

Elaine A said...

Wanda -

As always your art is impeccable. I love this card, it is festive, yet elegant and I love how you've used Suzanne's Flourish stamp. I think I am going to try the chalk technique, I love the look it gives.

Elaine Allen

Charmaine Stack said...

Lovely, Wanda. I especially like the red shading of the Labels 4 die cut.

PaperCat said...

Lovely job! I really like what you did with the flourishes... both rubbing chalks over the image, and some with gold. Lots of great ideas... thanks, Wanda.
Moe

Quietfire said...

This is beautiful Wanda! Thank you so much! You make me want to go play! Thanks for the inspiration.

Connie K said...

Beautiful card Wanda!

Marlene Letendre said...

Beautiful card. Loved the soft hues of colors

Anonymous said...

Love your card. It's beautiful...
Katina
kjkoukla(at)hotmail (dot) com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is fabulous!!! I love the background, and love the sentiment and your embellishments. Gorgeous!!!

Bonnie said...

Such a gorgeous card! The calligraphy font on the stamps is so pretty and special. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Stevens said...

So beautiful, gosh I'm getting home so late from work these days. I'm almost missing all the wonderful creations!
Lynn

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Love your Christmas colors.

loftylass said...

Hi Wanda. Beautiful card. I love how you toned it all with chalks - great effect! Of course Suzanne's caligrahy stamps are so gorgeous too.
HW(UK)
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda

I've just gotten some word stamps and and now have inspiration to use them like you have here, with the Spellbinders labels and chalk, it looks so sophisticated! Thank you !

Brenda

Sara said...

Hello Wanda,
Beautiful work and thank you for sharing talent with all of us. Keep sharing and inspiring.

Sara

Donna said...

Love the pastel colors! Very nice design.

Theresa said...

It's alsways nice to see a card decked out in the traditional christmas colors!! Fabulous!