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. 

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