Saturday, April 2, 2011

Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop!

Quietfire Design is celebrating the honor of being chosen as a Preferred Stamp Partner with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts! 

Every day a different Quietfire Designer will post their creations combining Quietfire rubber stamps and Spellbinders products in a blog entry (days and links to each blog are below).  Each day a lucky participant will win one of the Quietfire Rubber stamps used that day plus Suzanne's choice of Spellbinders™ die! 

To enter, simply comment below by midnight EST and you will be eligible for a random draw. 

The winner will be announced here tomorrow.  If your name is announced, please claim your prize by emailing me within 48 hours or we will draw again! 

Here is our list of blogs and their special Quietfire Blog Hop days.


Saturday, April 2: Wanda  Hentges 
Sunday, April 3: Becca Feeken
Monday, April 4: Monica Black 
Tuesday, April 5: Yogi Grunwald 
Wednesday, April 6: Robyn Josephs 
Thursday, April 7: Suzanne Cannon





My finished card is about 4 7/8" x 6 7/8".  All the printed paper is from one sheet of Kanban English Riviera Green.  If you haven't checked out all the new Kanban papers Suzanne is carrying, you need to!!  Gorgeous papers - beautiful patterns and designs, lots of metallic and holographic highlights, and double sided.   The paper for the folded card is from the Core'dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection.  

Quietfire Design rubber stamps used are A smile that you send out and a flourish from the Flourishes 1 set  (bottom left stamp shown in the set).  

Spellbinders dies used are Labels Fifteen, Lacy Squares, and Labels Seventeen.  

All layers including the folded card are inked on the edges with Distress Ink.  Colors used are stormy sky, bundled sage, crushed olive, and brushed corduroy.  

A smile that you send out was stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  The flourish was stamped (upper left hand corner of bottom printed paper layer) with bundled sage.  

The ribbon (13mm white silk) was colored using bundled sage and stormy sky - alternating colors along the length of the ribbon.  Spray on a little water to help the colors blend and dry with the heat tool scrunching up the ribbon as it dries.  

Embellishments are white pearls and the fleur de lis from the Tim Holtz Adornments set.  Using my finger I rubbed on a little silver Krylon to the high spots of the fleur de lis.  



151 comments:

lizzie said...

what a beautiful card. so much detail.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in this card. Well done! Diane Armstrong, ON

Sally Taylor said...

Fabulous card, Wanda.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card with a lovely saying.
Margriet

kathy gourd said...

Lovely card! Great layering and dimensional effect.

olamama said...

Love the stamp quote and the colors are beautiful, a fabulous card.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just gorgeous Wanda. They have the pretties verses and love the caligrophy style.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the elements. Linda R

Barb said...

WOW WANDA, Love your card... I like the effect on your ribbon, it is all very nice. What a fun thing this blog hop. The colors are beautiful.. thanks for sharing. Hope I WIN. your Minnesota neighbor!

Lindart said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Wanda!! Lots of work went into this one, anyone would be honored to receive it! And I love the sentiment!

Jenny L. said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the new paper. The verse is so true! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Chris said...

card is fantastic and love the paper too

Cyndee Scholet said...

I like how you colored the ribbon. I like the saying also. There was a similar affirmation I heard this week "to have an inner smile". I really liked that and that was a nice thing to strive for.

Have a great day!

Robyn said...

love the quote, love the flourish and great tonal colors.
thanks for the inspiration and for celebrating the new partnership on this hop.

Marjie K said...

Love the colors and all that beautiful layering

lzech216 said...

Lovely ideas.

bethann d said...

beautiful and my colors, love the sentiment.

Denise said...

Love the colors and papers. You are very talented indeed. :D

artfuljourneys said...

Beautiful Card. love the papers. thanks for sharing

Yogi said...

beautiful as always. That Kanban paper is really nice. Still have to get some of it and the ribbon...

Love the layers

Elizabeth Golden said...

Your card is quite lovely! With all the layers and textures I want to reach and touch. Thank you so much for sharing...

Lillian Mederak said...

love this
Lillian
sugarbirds@eastlink.ca
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/

SherylH said...

Gorgeous card, Wanda! I love the colours and layers that you have used. I am assuming that the metallic highlights are embedded in the Kanban paper -- looks like a beautiful paper line.

jennifer said...

gorgeous card! love the paper, it is now on my must have list...

SusanK said...

I think I'm in love! This is so pretty!

Peggy said...

That card is spectacular. Love it! Directions are well-written. Thanks.

Candy Meyers said...

Beautiful card. I love the added glitter. It really makes the frampe pop out and the verse is so neat. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Candy Meyers

cdjcape521 said...

This is beautiful, TFS!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Wanda!

donna said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the colors you used. What a great quote. I am so glad that Quietfire has been honored this way. Suzanne's stamps and Spellbinders dies do go together so well....Donna

Dottie Harrison said...

Truly beautiful - this one goes in my "idea document". Thank you for sharing your art!

saskalon said...

Wow, everything about that card is totally awesome, the sentiment the embellishments the layering with the different dies, the papers used and the shades of colors on the papers. WOW!!!

stamper said...

Beautiful card Wanda!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,
Hopping ove to your blog.
Your card is loverly, great colours
You ae a pro!
Anne Atkinson

Chookarooni said...

What a lovely card - and what an opportunity - for someone to win some quietfire design rubber and spellbinders.....does it get any better?

Therese said...

I love the look of that ribbon. Makes so much sense to colour white ribbon to coordinate with your project - that is a very thrifty way of doing things! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

Nimue said...

A lovely card! The inking is wonderful.

Mary O.K. said...

Quietfire designs are so very classy and speak from the heart. Add the die-cuts from Spellbinders and the superb talents of someone such as yourself... A card as a keepsake and a gift. I'm in love with the glorious colors you've combined!
Best Wishes,
Mary

Sandra said...

Beautiful Wanda! Love your style.
Sandra ltb

Thea said...

Love the metallic effect. Intricate card.

Sassy said...

Stunning! So many different elements that blend to make a priceless card to treasure forever.

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

These are my favorite colors and you used them so beautifully! Just exquisite :)

okanagan_spirit said...

Very pretty card and lovely sentiment. The colour is beautiful.

Ruby's Girl said...

Lovely Card Wanda! All my favourite colours in one spot. Of course the Quote of Suzanne's and the layering of the spellbinders make it just perfect too.
Judy

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful Card Wanda!! Love the colors & all the detail!!

Turid said...

What a totally amazing card. Q.F. stamps are just so beautiful, I love the texts, they have a real message, and I love your style! You put a lot into this card, I bet hours.
hugs
tea

wendy said...

Great card! Al that work means it is for somebody special. I love the stamp.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card - the colors, layering and quote make this a true piece of art.

Froggietalks said...

That is a gorgeous card Wanda!! I love the colour combination you used, and all that Quietfire goodness is awesome!

June Campbell said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the colors you used. The attention to detail is amazing.

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous!TFS

Quietfire said...

Oh Wanda, this is just beautiful! Thank you so much!

Dawn said...

I think your card is fabulous, I love the colors you have chosen, you colored the ribbon perfectly. The dies are great, and I love the flourish stamps. You've done a wonderful job.

daffy said...

beautiful card love the colors

Julie Benge said...

Wanda, I love the soft green colors. And the paper! Those shiny loopy edges are beautiful. Thanks for showing off. jBenge

Michelle Morlan said...

Very elegant!! Just enough sparkle and shine to make you go ,AHHHHHHH!

hartdesigns said...

Your card is so detailed and colorful it really makes me smile.

Mary Dee said...

A nicely done piece; very restful colors.

On a side note, my maternal grandmother was born in Mondamin (Missouri Valley), IA :)

Mary Dee

Anonymous said...

What a lovely, "cool" card, Wanda! Evokes cool, tropical seas and many smiles. The papers you have used are just fantastic!

christi said...

very pretty card. i really loved looking at it and seeing what was giving it all it's glitz. i had to read about it twice before i figured it out.

Denise said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! Such soft tones @ pleasing color!!! Loves & Hugs Denise

Vic said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Janice said...

O my!
That is so beautiful, love all the layering

Anonymous said...

I love how how the colors blend so subtley! The sparkle is just the right amount.

VR from Seattle

CraftyJo said...

Wanda this is lovely, so restful and yet very 'busy'. I guess it's the colour scheme which makes it so serene.

Carolyn said...

Wanda, your card is gorgeous. Not surprising coming from you as your art is always top notch. Beautiful art on your blog.

Lala said...

Beautiful card. I love all the layering and of course the glitter!

Elle said...

I love the way you put together your card! Stunning.

BarbaraW said...

Love your beautiful card, Quietfire and Spellbinders--a match made in heaven.

Rena Sawatski said...

Great card. Love the saying that you used as well as the glitter on the frame.

Mary-Beth said...

Wanda, this is absolutely lovely!! Blues and greens are one of my fav colour combinations and I just love all the wonderful detail provided by that gorgeous paper! Beautiful!!

bravo26 said...

beautiful card. Love the Kanban papers. The holographic foil on the edge really makes it light up.

artbyjolis said...

Beautiful card, Wanda. Love all the accents-outstanding!

Short Scrapper said...

Oooohhhhh, so pretty! I love the colors!

Phyllis Freese said...

This is such a pretty card with the metallic accents and the great sentiment.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited about the partnership of these two companies. What a gorgeous card to show them both off. Thank you.

Gwen M. said...

What a wonderful use of color!

SueMac said...

Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE IT.
Susan McF

Cindy said...

Love the layers and colors you've chosen.

Carmen said...

Love all the colour combinations, layering, glitter and of course the quote. You're card is an inspiration.

McStamper said...

Fantastic card. I love sentiment stamps and Suzanne has such beautiful ones. Thanks for you creative idea.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors... NadiaW

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a great card with lovely colors.

Betty said...

MY kinda card, lotsa bling, but so tastefully done. Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing with us.

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What an elegant beauty! Fabulous details!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Wow, your card is amazing! The colors and details go together so well.

Don the Diner said...

Love the detail, layering and coloring

Queenie said...

Love everything about the card. Great job.

Ruby said...

Absolutely lovely, the embellishments gave it the right touch!

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Simply gorgeous!
Linda

quinn57 said...

I love the beautiful blues and greens together. So elegant and your details - gorgeous.
TFS and a chance to win :)

Marianne

Heather said...

Beautiful colors. Makes me think I'm under the sea. :)

Marge said...

What a lovely (and true)sentiment! Love your beautiful card! Have SBs Labels Eighteen on my wish list as I came into the world on 5-18 in the State of Iowa many years ago! Small world, huh?!

Monica said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love all the shine to it! This card makes me smile!!

TinaH said...

Nice card, and great use of dies and a little sparkle! Love it, and thanks to Quietfire, I will be visting your blog again!

anni said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the metallics!

Rene said...

I love your card Wanda.
Rene from OZ xo

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card. I love all the elegant layers.

Deb said...

I love you card, this is one of my favorite coloe combos. Beautiful!

Neesey said...

beautiful card. lovin all the bling!
Tfs
neesey2008@gmail.com

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Wanda,

What a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your beautiful art with us.

Charmaine Stack said...

Oh, Wanda, such a lovely card. I am sure I am too late to be entered in the contest but I don't care - I just wanted you to know how pretty I think your card is!

Northern Stamper said...

Thanks for the tip about wetting the ribbon to blend colours - I hadn't thought of that, although it seems obvious now! What did you use for the metallic flake?

Morris said...

MY what a gorgeous card--love the spellbinders and have so many I'm running out of storage space for them

Vickie Merrick said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so soothing and the layering is just right.

normajeanr50 said...

This card is so pretty. I can't stop looking at all the detail! Fantastic job Wanda! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Beautiful card. Love all of the extra detail. The scripted quote is so elegant. Well done!

ibazell said...

incredible detail!!!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and great dies and image. Very nice.

rush said...

what a wonderful sentiment...and glitter!

Laura /sandytoz art said...

Very pretty card, love the sentiment too!

Pati said...

Very nice stamp, love the script. Very nice card.

Melanie said...

Love the card especially the words and the metallics. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

kathy s said...

What a beautiful stamp and so glad I'll be able to co ordinate these with my spellbinders dies fantastic card. thanks for sharing

lavenderlass said...

Absolutely elegant!

Debmom4ca said...

I haven't seen holographic paper used yet. There is always something new out there.

Carol B said...

Beautiful card. I love the idea of the stamps to go with the Spellbinders dies!

bernietom47 said...

I think I'm to late for the give away but just found out about the hop and had to say this card is absolutely stunning. Love the sentiment. Beautiful script.
Blessings Bernie

Carol Southern said...

A very beautiful verse to match this beautiful card.

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

This is such a wonderful card. There are so many beautiful layers and embellishments. Thanks for your creativity.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card beautifully done!!! Love the saying!
Jan Castle

GinnaG's Paper Fun said...

Beautiful card. The hop begins.
Thank you. I will enjoy seeing the combo of stamps and dies.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! Love the sentiment.
leylamarielaanderson@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

Hello Wanda
Love your choice of paper and touch of glitter.
Best wishes
Trisha

Maryann said...

WAUW what an amazing card. It´s just gorgeous and it has all my favorit colors in it. I admit, Ihad never heard of these stamps before, but it´s definately not the last I´ve seen of these, that´s for sure. They´re gorgeous and just what I´ve been looking for.

sharon said...

Although I just found out about this blog hop and past the deadline for the blog csndy but I want you to know what a beautiful card you have made. I love anything Spellbinder creates, the Kanban paper is superb and this stamp is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork.
Sharon L

Paper Bagley said...

What a beautiful concept of the art...love your work, it has a different feel in which the card making world needs...Thanks for sharing...Tootsie

Tanja said...

I think my comment is too late to be considered in the blog hop prize draw, but I still thought I'd day that this sentiment and the card are so nice. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a pretty card. Thank you for sharing your technique.

Sheila - Ginger said...

What a beautiful card Wanda ..I just kove the colours and the layout. I have only just come across your blog through Becca on Amazing Grace and I'm so pleased I did.

Love Sheila xx

Sharlene L said...

Very pretty card Wanda

Dianne said...

Love your card Wanda. Pretty colours. Dianne

KarenB said...

Your card is just stunning!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'll have to try your technique with the krylon, it is lovely.

dinkuminkum said...

Oh Wanda, your card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Anne.

Chrisd said...

Ever so beautiful with the masterful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

what a great card I love the colors you used

Anonymous said...

Your card is just lovely. I really like the soft colors.

Sandy Duley

ladybugg61 said...

Love the different hues of blues and greens on this lovely card!

Becky said...

This is lovely. Gorgeous colors and Love the elegance of the sentiment.

Angela T said...

This is the first time that I have visited your site. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I will be visiting again!

Linda Wareham said...

Gorgeous card Wanda and lovely sentiment. I really love the colors you've used and the way you've put it together; you've certainly given me lots of ideas.

SavedbyGrace said...

I'm probably too late to comment, but I only found out about this blog hop when I received my email from Becca this morning. Maybe a Gmail problem? Your card is lovely, I love the colors, the sentiment is beautifully done. Iris, Saved by Grace

Diane MacDonald said...

Just received the blog hop notice through Becca's blog this morning so I'm too late to enter. However, I can still comment on your gorgeous card, Wanda. Quietfire Design has certainly got a winner with you on board.

crotnem said...

Beautiful card. Hope to win this!

Marg said...

I love the sentiment. What a wonderful card.

Lil said...

I love the card Wanda. I really like the the touches of sparkle. Great job.

Diane said...

Love the colors and your detailed instructions for making the card. I learn so much from the blogs. I have added your to my list:o)

BlackCats said...

Another gorgeous creation! You are a great source of inspiration.

Maryann said...

What a wonderful card, and the sentiment is just going right in and always soo true. Stunning creations, just gorgeous.