Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to Quietfire's Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop!  I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far.  Aren't the new dies amazing?  I love it that I can now take Suzanne's beautiful lettering to a literally whole new level!  :)

I started off with a watercolor panel made with the Twinkling H2O's Thankful set.  I think I'm in love with just how vibrant and shimmery this watercolor is.  I then die-cut the Thanks die twice - once on white cardstock and again on black fun foam.  Yes - it cuts through foam and the foam is not squished flat.  



I love to stack my die-cuts but I love the this new way too- it's a lot faster and when I used the black foam, it gives the die-cut a great shadow effect.  I added some dew drops and a Thanks Cuddler and my card is done.  



Hope you like it!  Please keep hopping throughout this week.  Below is a list of the rest of the amazing design team - you'll love what they've done!



Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 1 - Diana (you're here!) 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!


Good Luck!
Thanks - Metal Cutting Die
Thanks Cuddlers, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted






86 comments:

  1. I love this card the water color background is stunning! I like the way you used black foam to back the word Thanks, I will have to try this on some of my dies for cards. You did a great job!

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  3. OOOps sorry will start again,
    Loving these dies , a beautiful card made with the Lush dark colors , thanks for sharing . )

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  4. This background is just stunning! I haven't touched my Twinks in forever and now I need to find them and start using them again! I love the die cut on the black foam. Really makes it pop!

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  5. Beautiful watercolor panel and I like the use of the black foam.

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  6. Love H2o watercolors, also. Cute with the dewdrops. Thank-you.

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  7. Great idea using the black foam. Gives it a special look. The color is beautiful. So simple.

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  8. Beautiful card love the H2o watercolor panel and like how you did the Thank you gives it that little extra touch .

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  9. BEAUTIFUL card Diana!!!
    WOW - the black foam layer makes your DELIGHTFUL diecut "Thanks" POP - will definitely have to try it, same goes for Twinkling H2O's!!!
    The new stamps and die look SO ELEGANT!!!
    THANK YOU for the introduction and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  10. Thank you for the beautiful card and great ideas! Just love the card!! Mary

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  11. Beautiful card, Diana! Such happy spring colors- it makes me think of a lovely spring rain on new grass...refreshing!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL. love the contrasts and graphic look to your card. have a great day

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  13. I *do* indeed like it, it's simple and stunning :)

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  14. Great idea to use black foam! Love your card!

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  15. Beautiful -- love the colours of the background and how the black foam makes the diecut just pop!

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  16. Oh, those watercolors ARE fab!!! Thanks for the black foam tip... it's perf!

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  17. The gorgeous background panel shows off the die cut sentiment perfectly. Lovely card

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  18. Another lovely card, Diana! Must try to die-cut some sentiments...thanks for the tip. Gluing stacks of letters isn't much fun.

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  19. I love twinks and your card shows them off wonderfully with The diecut sentiment

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  20. This is a very pretty card, I love the background. I always love Suzanne's dies, this set is on my wish list along with her new dies :)

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  21. Love this card! So simple, yet really lovely! Those colors are yummy! This is definitely a great die set! Blessings

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  22. beautiful card. I love how vibrant the colors are and what a great idea to shadow with the fun foam.

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  23. Wonderful card and love the idea for shadowing.

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  24. Wonderful card and love the idea for shadowing.

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  25. Lovely work on your
    card. The coloring is
    so pretty and a great
    way to use the foam!
    Carla from Utah

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  26. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love it!

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  27. Love the watercolour treatment and the dewdrops! The thanks cuddlers stamp are so versatile, I just adore it.

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  28. LOVE your card. Backing the sentiment with another colour, especially foam, is a great idea.

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  29. I love the blues and greens. It gives you the feeling of looking down at the earth and how beautiful the colors are.
    thanks for sharing an amazing project.

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  30. LOVE, LOVE the card!!! Something like this is always nice to have extra's when needed!! Love the vibrant watercolors and the dew drops! The Thanks die font is beautiful, and the Cuddlers are a perfect set for this lovely die!!

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  31. This is so pretty and fresh looking with all the white space! The background is gorgeous!

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  32. Really love the card and the tip on the foam is great!

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  33. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing the tip about the black foam backing on the die cut!

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  34. What a pretty card and saying thanks is one of my favorite things to do plus it adds a smile to whomever gets it hugs Nikki

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  35. I love this beautiful Thanks die! Lovely card with such a gorgeous watercolor panel, and I like the idea of the black fun foam for the diecut word to add dimension!

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  36. Gorgeous card! Very simple, yet elegany! I love the script on these new dies.

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  37. Love the background you can get with Twinkling H20s and you used it to great advantage with the die cut Thanks.

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  38. Love ! Such a pretty background! Love that Thanks die!

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  39. Beautiful! I am in love with Twinkling H2O's almost as much as Quietfire :)

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  41. I love the card. And absolutely love the dew drops! I will have to get some of those. Thanks for your beautiful idea.

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  42. Fantastic card, love the colour scheme. And I am so interested in trying black foam behind the words Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Really like the colours. The black foam looks interesting.

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  44. Gorgeous, gorgeous card with that beautiful watercolor panel made from the Twinkling H2O's and that beautiful calligraphy Thanks stamp. Love the tip about using the black foam to create the shadow. Thanks for sharing the fun.

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  45. Absolutely magical! Beautiful colors and design!

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  46. Your card is amazing! Love the watercolor panel and how you shadowed the "thanks" die with the black. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Just LOVE the dies! I never thought about using the foam like that. I love how I learn so much from your hops. :-) Thank you for showing us your beautiful card. Love it! :-)

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  48. I really love this card. What a beautiful result. the dew drops are the perfect touch.

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  49. Awesome card. Great design - simple elegant and effective. Love the watercolour panel. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  50. I LOVE the idea for using fun foam for a die cut shadow. That's so cool! This is a lovely card. :)

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  51. This card is so beautiful. The simplicity makes it truly elegant! (And you've given me some new tips to try.)

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  52. WOW! Simply wow! I just love this card. Awesome watercolor using the Twinkling H2O. Love the clean and simple look to your card. Thanks for the tip with the black fun foam...can't wait to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. Great trick there with the foam creating a shadow. And I love the combination of die cut and stamp for the text. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Beautiful card! The watercolour is gorgeous.

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  55. Beautiful card! The watercolour is gorgeous.

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  56. Beautiful card! Love the watercolour panel. Thanks forsharing!

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  57. LOVELOVELOVE your watercolor panel! Great colors and the simplicity of this card makes it a stunner! So glad Quietfire has sentiment dies! Can't wait to get my hands on them! TFS!

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  58. Wow....that is one gorgeous card! Love love love the colours too :-))

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  59. Ohhhh I need to get my H2O's out what inspiration you have given, love the colors

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  60. CAS rules! I love how the dew drops mirror your watercolor background with the H2Os.
    thanks

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  61. This is so pretty!! Love the watercolor backround and the sequins on it :)

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  62. Yowza! What a pretty card. The gorgeous background just set off the die perfectly!

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  63. What a great idea to have the black under the white. Gives the die cut a wonderful effect. Your card is wonderful. (If you will just look the other way, I will careful lift ... I mean I will be inspired by your lovely card.) Well done.

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  64. I am in awe with these dies. just beautiful. Another great example.

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  65. Love the water colours and want to try working with them one day.

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  66. Clever Design!! Love your creativity :)
    Norma N

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  67. Love the cards and the design, Diana! Simple, but oh, so pretty!! And I love how you stacked the THANKS die with the shadow effect! Very effective!!!

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  68. Watercolor and die, a great combination!

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  69. Great card I love everything about it! From the background which is so vibrant to the Thanks backed with black

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  70. Really liked the contrast of 1/2 the card in color and 1/2 white...the contrast makes the colors pop! The shadow die cut also makes the Thanks pop. One of the best cards that I've ever seen. Kudos to your creativity!

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  71. Beautiful card! The panel you created with water colors is so lovely. I must give it a try! Thanks for sharing :)

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  72. This is beautiful! Gorgeous water colors and beautiful sentiment.

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  73. This is beautiful and the black foam shadow is a great idea.

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  74. I'll have to try the black foam for a shadow look. Love the effect!

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  75. I can't wait to try this! Thanks
    Mary

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  76. Love the black foam, that dimension it gives is great. What a lovely card, Diana!

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  77. An uncluttered card that says much!! Great idea!

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  78. Totally wonderful design work...love the look of the new dies!!! TFS and for a chance to win!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  79. Another wonderful card in this blog hop. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. What a wonderful background you created to really enhance the new dies from Quietfire !

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  81. Your card is so elegant I love it!! Love the floating look of the die cut also. thank you

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  82. So pretty! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  83. Diana, your card is beautiful!!! Love the foam idea!!!

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