Monday, December 15, 2014

Quietfire Hop: Blessed by the Christmas Sunshine

Welcome to Quietfire Design's Winter Wonderland Blog hop!  And what would be a hop without some prizes?!  

We’ll be giving away a stamp or set on each of our designers’ blogs. All you have to do to enter is leave a sweet comment on each of the designers' Winter Wonderland Blog Hop post! 

Have all your comments in by midnight on Friday December 19, 2014 to be eligible. The winners will be announced on Quietfire Creations on the weekend.  Happy hopping and Merry Good Luck!

I'm so excited to start off my first hop with Quietfire today and share one of Suzanne's amazing stamps. I love this quote by Helen Keller.  I remember learning about her and her amazing teacher Anne Sullivan.  As I grow older, the more incredible and inspiring they became.  I knew I wanted to do a card with texture in it - to feel as pretty as it looks.  First, I stamped with black pigment ink and then clear embossed it.  This is a great way to emboss if you don't have super fine embossing powders.  You still get the beautifully elegant raised lettering and not lose the crispness of the stamped lettering.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Blessed by the Christmas Sunshine, Helen Keller, Christmas, card

I then threaded some glass beads with a very thin gauge wire - much easier than using thread!  Now here's a quiz for the observant... can you guess the pattern for the beads I used?   I like my cards' embellishments to go with the sentiments - even if I'm the only one to "get" the connection.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Blessed by the Christmas Sunshine, Helen Keller, Christmas, card

 It's Morse code for the words "love" and "Christmas" where the rounded beads are the dots and the longer cylinder are the dashes.  And yes, I totally googled Morse code!  :)  Hope you like it!

Please leave a comment for a chance to win!  Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week.  Only 10 more days until Christmas!

Blessed by the Christmas Sunshine - Mounted

Dies:  Spellbinders Matting Basics A
Accessories:  Darise Damask embossing folder, glass and silver beads, and wire

The rest of the design team will be hopping throughout the week.  Here is our schedule starting today... I hope you have a chance to visit everyone!

All Quietfire rubber stamps are on sale 25% off the regular price during this event!

Monday: Diana (that's me!)
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne  
Wednesday: Wanda,  Teresa  
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne  
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi

Challenges I am playing in also: