Saturday, September 29, 2018

Flourished Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Hello Again!!!  I'm back today to share another project using a new release die from Elizabeth Craft Designs by designer, Suzanne Cannon.  The Flourished Christmas Minis (ECD / QF) are such a cool set.  Each one is great on it's own or combined with whatever but they are also sized perfectly to match the ornament in the Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament Set (ECD / QF) which is what I'm sharing today.  

I cut the Flourished Ornament from gold metallic cardstock.  I cut an ECD Stitched Circle from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the top of the cardstock. The stitched circle is a little bit bigger than the opening in the ornament but not larger than the ornament making it the perfect size to place behind it.  I removed the liner from the adhesive and stuck it to the back of the ornament.  This adheres it well to the ornament and the center is all adhesive.  I cut the Flourished Reindeer from an extra adhesive release sheet (or you could even cut it from the release sheet you take off the stitched circle).  I placed this release sheet onto the exposed adhesive inside the ornament pressing it down well with an extra release sheet.  Next I added ECD True Red Silk Microfine Glitter to the exposed adhesive, being sure to cover it well, tapped and brushed off the extra glitter and put it back into the container.  I then polished (burnished) the glitter by rubbing my fingertip over the glitter pressing well and brushed off any excess glitter that might have rubbed off.  I removed the Reindeer liner and applied Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, lightly tapped off the excess (you don't want to brush any extra off because you could get a little red and that would contaminate you cool diamond) and put it back in the container.  Again polish the glitter by rubbing over it with your fingertip.  Add a hanger and you have a pretty ornament for your tree!!!  You could also use it as a gift tag or add it to a card.  You could "dress it up" as much as you'd like or leave it simple as I've done here.

Remember there are posts over on Quietfire Creations every day for a week showcasing the new dies and there is a give away. 

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christmas Candle

Happy Friday!!!  It's a cool, windy day with rain on the way here in Southern Iowa.  

It is new release for the A Way With Words collection at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The A Way With Words collection are all designed by Suzanne Cannon, owner of Quietfire Design.  Just like Suzanne's stamps, all her dies include her hand calligraphy.  They are just gorgeous!!!  There are 4 new skus -- the Flourished Candle (ECD / QF), Flourished Christmas Minis (ECD / QF), Merry Christmas SMALL (ECD / QF), and Rejoice (ECD / QF).  

This card is made using the new Flourished Candle.  The set comes with the complete candle as one die plus the flame and wax drip by themselves allowing you to cut and layer.  I cut the complete candle from red cardstock.  I cut the flame and drip from white cardstock.  The flame is inked with Distress Ink Mustard Seed.  The drip is colored with Nuvo Mousse Mother of Pearl.  

For the background I used white cardstock, added color with Distress Ink Evergreen Bough using the dip in ink on your craft sheet technique, embossed it with the Spring Leaves embossing folder (ECD), die cut the panel with Stitched Rectangles (ECD), lightly sponged more Evergreen Bough around the edges, and added gold on the edges and a line of dots with Smooch Ink Gold Lame.  The red panel is also die cut with the Stitched Rectangles and Smooch Ink added around the edges.  I got some extra gold along the edge on the lower right side so then I purposely did that along the upper left side.  I probably should have just made a new panel or added the extra spots all the way around.  I thought it looked ok until I was editing pictures.  Everything is attached to a folded white card and a gold cord bow added.

Except for the extra gold spots, I really like the card, it would make a beautiful Christmas card, and they wouldn't take too long to make either.

Over on Quietfire Creations there is a week long celebration of this release beginning today and going through next Friday complete with a give away.  Be sure to follow along there and comment every day on Quietfire Creations for your chance to win.

Hugs, Wanda

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Happy Birthday with Butterflies

Hi!!!  Yep, two posts in two days.  It's amazing, I know :-)  Today I have a birthday card to share.

I started with a piece of sticky back linen from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Textile Surfaces pack.  I cut one of the linen pieces in half for this project.  I sprayed the linen with Distress Spray Stain and dried it.  It wasn't completely dry, but enough.  I cut a piece of cardstock a little smaller than my linen piece, removed the backing from the linen and stuck the cardstock to the back.  This left the edges uneven which I really like. Next I placed a Tim Holtz stencil over the piece and put Texture Paste Opaque Crackle through the stencil scraping it mostly flat to the stencil - removed and cleaned the stencil and left the piece to air dry.

I die cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Flourish (designer Suzanne Cannon) from Idea-ology cork surface.  I die cut the individual butterflies from white cardstock and inked them Distress Ink.  The larger butterfly was then sprayed with Mica Spray Crushed Grape.  Once the background was dry I removed the liner from the back of the cork and the die cut to my background.  The butterflies were glued on just in the body area.  Sticky back gems were added.

Happy Birthday (from Quietfire Design's new set, Twiggy Heart Wreath & Sentiments) was stamped onto a scrap with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, trimmed to size, the corners rounded, holes punched and eyelets set, a scribble added to the edge with a gel pen, and tied around the panel.  

The main panel was attached to a purple panel and then to a white folded card.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nature - Autumn

Autumn is in the air!!!  I'm looking forward to the beautiful changing leaves!!  For this Autumn card I've used a newer Quietfire Design stamp from the Autumn Collection and an Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil designed by Suzanne Cannon, Leaf & Snowflake Spray.

I stenciled the leaves onto a piece of kraft cardstock with Distress Grit-Paste.  I left that to air dry and once dry put the stencil back on and inked the leaves with Distress Ink.  I used the same colors of Distress around the edges of the panel.  The quote is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  After being sure all the ink was dry I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz paper distresser.  I also distressed the edges of the white cardstock layer.

I had to do something about all the kraft that was plain, lol.  I splattered on watered down PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint (color - Peach Nectar).  The gold leaf is from my stash and probably came out of a decorative button package.  The folded card is a shimmery pink color. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Autumn Is Lovely

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

Hugs, Wanda

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Playing With Reinkers

Hi There!!!  It's a beautiful day in Southern Iowa!!!  I have a post today over on the PaperArtsy Blog for their current topic, Reinkers.  I hope you have time to pop on over there!!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Voyage of Discovery

Hello!!!  I'm sharing the how to's of how this card was made over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I hope you have time to check it out!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Live - Wendy Style

Hello and Happy Sunday!!!  For this weeks UYS (use your stuff) challenge Lori challenged us with --  "Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi style..also include Studio 490 stencils and paste in your project". 

We went to MN to visit family and I didn't think I'd have a chance to do this challenge which made me a little sad because I Love Wendy and her products!!!  However, we got back in time this afternoon for me to throw together a quick one layer card.  Yay!!!

The flower is from her new set, Friendship & Art (SCS161).  It is stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink.  I then used the matching stencil that comes with the stamp set to add color with her Make Art Blendable Dye Inks.  The flower was first sponged with Garden Patina.  Shading was added using Bluebird with a detail blending tool.  In the center I added Sunflower with a detail tool.  The leaves were sponged with Prickly Pear and then shaded with Fern Green, again using a detail tool.  Wendy is right, the detail tools are fabulous!!!!  

Next I used the circle mask from her Stencils for Art set, Four Spotlight Frames & Masks.  I inked around the mask with Sunflower Blendable Dye Ink using a mini blending tool.  This puts color right up to the mask.  Then with mask in place I stamped her new background, Fancy Foliage (WVBG047) with Archival Ink Garden Patina.  The image doesn't stamp all the way to the edge of the mask and I love the kind of halo effect you get.  Way Cool!!!  

Live from her Artful Words stencil was stenciled using her white paste mixed with a drop of Garden Patina reinker.  A thin line of Garden Patina was sponged around the edges, the panel attached to a folded white card, and then a snap glued to the center of the flower.  I remember when there were some snaps in the Idea-ology line of products and Wendy loved using them :-)

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Every Possibility

Happy Saturday!!!!!!!  I've made this card for a young man's birthday.  I've also created it with Lori's FB Use Your Stuff challenge which is - Blue and Dry Embossing - in mind. 

I began with a piece of light blue paper and embossed it with the Sizzix, Tim Holtz Mechanical 3D Texture Fade.  After embossing I sprayed it with Distress Spray Stain (Stormy Sky & Rusty Hinge).  Then I added Distress Ink Rusty Hinge over the high spots using a mini blending tool.  

Then to bring in some metallic, I went over it lightly, using my fingertip, with Treasure Gold Copper.  The edges are embossed with Baked Texture Chunky Rust.  For the panel, I grabbed a scrap that had blue paint on it, stamped the sentiment from the Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz Set Stuff To Say, tore the edges, added Treasure Gold to the edges.  

The large gear (Sizzix, Tim Holtz Gadget Gears) was die cut and embossed with Chunky Rust.