Sunday, October 20, 2019



Today's card is part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanksgiving Projects post.  As parents, my husband and I want to instill an "attitude of gratitude" with the kids and as cliche as it sounds, I really think that counting our blessings is one of the best way to do it.  That thought inspired my card for today.  

I started with the Beaded Circle die and cut that out of white card stock.  I sponged the inner piece with different shades of blue Distress Ink.  I then die cut the Blessings and the mushrooms out of white cards stock and used Copic markers to color them.  I arranged everything as in the picture below on a 5x7 card base.

I thought the mushrooms were so fun to color I made another card with them with another Thankful theme, this time using the a stamp from the Quietfire Design Giving Thanks set.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sneak peek with new dies and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs

I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog with a Christmas card featuring new dies and stamps that will be available later this month - hop on over for full directions and supply list.  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Gilding Powders from Quietfire Design

Last Saturday was World Cardmaking Day and I received some happy mail from Quietfire Design.  I had to play immediately and it was so much fun.  I recorded setting the heat gun to it in my instagram account (@yourstrulybydiana).  I tried it on the Joy and Peace from the Quietfire Love Joy Peace Ornament die set.

I also took the opportunity to try a technique I saw on the Memory Box blog.  By folding a napkin over cardstock and then die cutting, it made a compressed layer that was similar to watercolor paper.  It took paint very well and gave it a neat texture.  On the first card, I added silver Finetec to match the Burnished Silver Gilding Powder

The Joy card features the same Penny Black Winter Berry die with gold Finetec paint to match the Kells Gold Gilding Powder.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Be still

Here's another card I made yesterday during World Cardmaking Day.  I used Copic markers to make a blended background from which I die cut the Memory Box Fresh Foliage.  After that, I stamped an old Verve stamp that is a favorite of mine.  Using a gray card base is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. 

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