Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Live and Giveaway!

2016 has been a tough year.  There's been a few losses this year and that's inspired this simple card.  I had found this Momenta clock die on clearance - when I went to glue my clock on I realized why.  The die is backwards!  Haha - the clock numbers were in the wrong direction - easy fix - just flip the die cut over.  The edges of the die cut won't be curved downward  but I think that's only something that would bother a few of us with OCD tendencies.  

The background was sponged with white opaque Staz-On ink and a Memory Box Mesh stencil.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Live, A Way With Words, Stencil

The Live die was used with silver craft metal sheet and popped up by cutting the same die on black foam.  This ensured that the whole letter would be popped up evenly.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Live, A Way With Words, Stencil


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P.S.  I did put the clock slightly rotated on purpose- since the LIVE die is on an angle also. But the effect is kind of lost when you try to rotate a circle! Haha!


Live - Metal Cutting Die


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sending Smiles

Another felt card today - clouds just call for felt!  I did a quick card for this week's CASology FAST challenge and combined it with CAS(E) the Sketch.  I did have to turn the sketch upside down so that my airplane was taking off and not landing.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's Up and Away.

Diana Nguyen, CAS, felt, card

Diana Nguyen, CAS, felt, card




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Monday, May 23, 2016

Congrats


When I made my Dream felt card, I had a lot of leftover pieces from the  Rainbow Sky die cuts.  I used them to make this abstract background for this Congrats card.
Diana Nguyen, Congrats, Quietfire Design, Rainbow Sky, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Congrats - Metal Cutting Die



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

SOL cards

The SOLs (Standards of Learning) testing for my kids are this week and next.  I made a few cards for the boys to encourage them - teacher's idea!  Of course, I waited until the last minute so CAS cards are the way to go! It also fits perfectly for this week's CASology challenge: Stencil.

Diana Nguyen, stencil, CAS, MFT



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blessed Is She

I have had this Top Dog doily die for a while - just never sure how I want to use but then I saw this second sketch for Viva la Verve and thought it would be perfect.  I found the perfect stamp from Verve to go in my center panel.

Diana Nguyen, Verve, Scripture

And of course I can't resist adding a butterfly!

Diana Nguyen, Verve, Scripture



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