Welcome to the Quietfire Design Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop
My card features the Hello die and I've cut it from colored cardstock (the deepest teal color in the Roy G. Biv Assortment) and white cardstock layering them together to create a shadow and allowing the ends of the flourishes to flip - that is the color moves to being on top of the white instead of under. It wasn't planned but just happened and I thought it looked nice so made sure they all did that.
For the background I've used Specialty Stamping Paper, a 3" x 4" acrylic block, Distress Stains (tumbled glass, pine needles, mustard seed), and water from a spray bottle. I dabbed the stain colors onto the acrylic block, sprayed on a little water, carefully turned it over, and pressed it to the paper. The Specialty stamping paper has a matte coating so it takes a little work to lift the block back off without it sliding around or dripping excess stain but it can be done. If you were to do this technique on a more absorbent paper, the results would be different. I dried the piece and then added some splatters of tumbled glass by putting some stain on my craft sheet, dipping a paint brush in it and flicking it onto the paper. Friend is stamped with jet black Archival Ink. I used a white gel pen in the little hearts to make them pop more. The butterfly is stamped on a scrap of Specialty Stamping paper with broken china Distress Ink, dried and cut out. It is glued on just under the body area so the wings can pop up and there are white pearls glued on top the body area. The edges of the piece are distressed and it is layered to a piece of cardstock the same color as the cut Hello. The edges are distressed on this panel also and everything layered to a folded white card.
March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 1 - Diana and Teresa
April 2 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn
For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or die (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Die-ing for Spring blog posts, there will be a winner drawn from each blog!