Monday, April 24, 2017

You are...

So have you ever bought a stamp set and used every single stamp in that set?  I actually have a hard time doing that - there's always that one stamp in the set that I must have and others I find I love to use but as much as I hate to admit it, there's usually a stamp in a set that never gets inked.  However, I am happy to say that is not the case with this stamp set You are from Quietfire Design.

I lined up all of the 4 descriptives and embossed in clear on white card stock.  I then used my blue and green Distress Inks and sponged over two third of the card stock to make the lettering pop.  The top third is gold embossed with flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Power.  I then embossed in white on black card stock the "You Are" and popped it up above the background.

And voila!  I used every stamp from the set! And I let the recipient know in no uncertain terms just what I think of them.  :)

You Are, Set of 5 - Mounted

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friends and Felt Flowers

Hello!  I'm breaking out the felt for this month's challenge at ODBD - Create your own die cut flowers.  I love felt flowers because they are still thin enough to go through the mail easily.  Here I used some dark pink and light pink felt with the Pretty Posies die along with the leaves from the Aster dies.  The  Lattice Background is set against a sheet from the Shabby Rose Collection.  I love this sentiment from To My Friend (this area is so transient!) and had it framed with Ornate Oval mid sized die.

I hope you can play along with this month's challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge:  Spring has Sprung- Create your own die cut flowers.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until April 30 to link to the ODBD blog.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Blessings on Dancing Butterfly

Hello, I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this card!  Hop on over there to read the instructions and the product list!  Don't forget to leave some love!

Friday, April 14, 2017

A friend loves at all times

Today I have a quick and easy card using emboss resist.  The dandelions in this months release from Our Daily Bread Designs is perfect for emboss resist because you can combine such fun colors to set off the beautiful and delicate petals of the dandelion.  And I love it that the To My Friend stamp set includes two different sizes of the dandelion!

My tranquil background is made using Distress Inks (Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon).  The Scripture is embossed on white in the same card stock as the card base and then matted with a white pierced circle.  My final touch is to add sequins matching the distress inks.

For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and the Design Team's blogs:
Dawn * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa 
Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Special Birthday

I have a niece who is turning 21 this month so I made this special card for her.  The message is made by combining two different Quietfire Design die sets:  Special Moments and happy birthday 2.  The "21" is from Lawn Fawn but the "st" is surgically cut the Christmas die cut!  I didn't want to mix too many "fonts" on the card.  The 21st is anchored on a doily and a cluster of Wild Orchid Flowers complete the card.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, birthday, Wild Orchid Flowers, Lawn Fawn, Our Daily Bread Designs, Doily

Purple is hard to photograph but it's one of my favorite colors to work with.

Special Moments - Metal Cutting Dies

happy birthday 2 - Metal Cutting Dies

Merry Christmas 2 - Metal Cutting Dies 1235