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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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

This is unusual - I had to chance to play today for World Cardmaking Day - normally Saturdays are filled with chores and family but everyone had their own things to do and I entrusted my boys to do their chores.  And I even had time to photograph and blog it all in one day - most unusual!

I saw that Casology had a Feather challenge and since I hadn't played in so long, I decided to start there.  I found this beautiful stencil of a feather in my stash by Quietfire Design (also available at Elizabeth Craft Designs) and then the perfect stamp (Hope is the things with Feathers) to go with it.  (It's like I was meant to play today - lol!)

After using washi tape to tape down the stencil and masking off the rest of the area, I used Distress Inks to color the largest feather in the stencil.  I did blues and purples and splattered a bit of water when I was done.  I then masked off the flourish above the Hope stamp and centered it next to the feather.  After everything was dry, I thought it was missing something - so I added some veins (??) to the feather with a white gel pen.  It made a huge difference!  

I really liked how it turned out and since the stamp was already centered on my Misti, I did another one with a different color scheme.

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