Thursday, August 17, 2017

Be-Leaf in yourself!

Good morning! Ardyth here with a simple autumn card that's full of colour and impact!

As a Canadian, I'm partial to maple leaves, especially red ones! lol! I love this new Grand Leaf Trio die set - it has 3 different, large scale leaves, perfect for making into focal images.

I created a mask by cutting the maple leaf from masking paper and laid it on a white panel. I used daubers to sweep Distress Inks from the centre of the leaf out over the edges, to create a starburst effect.

Here's a video:

A Jillian Vance Designs Products Used:

Grand Leaf Trio Die Set

BE-LEAF in Yourself Stamp Set

Basic Circle Backdrop

Other Products:
White cardstock
Dark brown Cardstock
Masking paper
Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick)
foam tape

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

happy harvest...

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  I know fall isn't here yet, but I'm in the mood to create fall inspired cards so I have another one to share today.  This card uses the cute new Perfect Pumpkin die set and a sentiment from the Autumn Blessings.

This card is a super simple design based on the current layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I started by blending some Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink on some white cardstock.  I did the same thing with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint distress oxides.  Once I had the depth of color I wanted I die cut the pumpkin, stem and leaves from each section.  I wanted the pumpkin to stand out in the center so I actually cut it apart and then applied some Fired Brick distress oxide and more Spiced Marmalade to each piece for some shading.  I trimmed a piece of patterned paper from Webster's Pages and adhered it to a kraft cardstock base.  Some vellum was die cut with the arrow die from the Minnie Pearl Bookmark die, stamped it with watermark ink and then heat set with white embossing powder.  I assembled my pumpkin and then added the banner.   Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, as well as Word Art Wednesday.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Autumn Blessings
Perfect Pumpkin
Minnie Pearl Bookmark

Have a wonderful day!


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Grateful Pumpkin

Hello everyone...Helen is here. Happy Tuesday!
Today I have a Fall/Thanksgiving themed card to share with you. This is a no-stamping card, it is done with A Jillian Vance Design {DIE}Sign sets.

First I used the one of the Stitched Dot Edges die set (COMING SOON!) to emboss the background border.
Second, I cut the pumpkin pieces out of orange and green foil cardstocks and put them together with liquid adhesive glue.
Then I cut the Grateful {DIEalogue} Word Die out of gold foil.
I added the natural twine ribbon on the card first with some mini thin glue dots, then I added the pumpkin with 3D foam tape, and finally I added the grateful die cut overlapping with the pumpkin with some liquid adhesive under the letter G and the rest I used 3D foam tape.

I hope this clean-and-simple- Fall/Thanksgiving card inspire your to create your Thanksgiving projects. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a blessed day!

A Jillian Vance Design Supplies:


Other Supplies:
Natural Twine Ribbon
Foil Cardstocks Assortment Colors
Creme A2 Black Card
Liquid Adhesive
Mini Thin Glue Dots
3D Foam Tape

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Boo! Fall is Coming…

Hello, Lisa here. You may still be broiling away in summer weather but kids are starting to go back to school and fall weather is on the way! At least it makes me feel a little cooler to look forward to crisp autumn days. We have lots of pumpkins growing in our garden but until they are ready I can play with the new Perfect Pumpkin die set.

 I made a little Halloween card, my first of the season! I stenciled bats on the patterned paper card base. The middle part of the card is made of glued together book pages with a layer of gesso over the top. I spritzed it with purple mist and then inked through a stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. It makes a great background for the pumpkin cutout and little Boo sentiment. For an added embellisment I looped baker's twine around the card front and dangled a bat charm and painted acrylic letter from a Pear Pin.

Thanks for coming by and go get crafty! ;-)

AJVD Products Used:

Other Products Used:

cardstock, gesso, book pages, mist, Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink, baker's twine,
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils – Shatter & Batground

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun birthday card with you...and no stamping is involved! Say, what?!!

Yep. Just some patterned papers and a little bit of die cutting. ;)
I started with my patterned papers, which for my main background paper I just trimmed it to fit my card base. Then for my black and white polka dot paper, I used it with the Stitched Fringe die.

After, I added my fringe piece to my card and then topped it off with a strip of black cardstock and some black twine. Once done, I used the 'happy birthday' die with black cardstock, as well as gold glitter cardstock. After having my die cut pieces, I layered them together and then added them to my card. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Stitched Fringe border die

Happy Birthday die

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Gold Glitter cardstock
Patterned paper
Black twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

I Be-Leaf in You

Good morning! Ardyth here, rushing the seasons a little, because I am so excited to play with some of the newest A Jillian Vance Design products - Grand Leaf Trio, Be-Leaf in Yourself and *coming soon* Elegant Stitched Dot Edger dies!

I started by trimming a white panel to 3.5 x 4.75. I then cut it twice with the curved *coming soon* Elegant Stitched Dot Edger die, moving it slightly to create this opening arc shape.

Then I cut two of the leaves from white and I cut another white panel the same size as the first. I love that the leaves also have stitching on them - they fit right in with the white focal panel. Next, I started blending with Distress Inks. Here are some tips for a 'perfect blend'.

  • Choose colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.
  • Choose more colours than you think you need. You may think that my blend is 3 colours - yellow-orange-red, but it's really  5: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick - the closer the colours are to each other, the better they blend.
  • I start light to dark and then work my way back to light - going over the blended area helps to make the transition more smooth
  • Splatter with some water droplets - it creates visual interest and helps hide any 'less than perfect' areas.

Finally, I created my own sentiment with some masking of some of the other punny sentiments included in the set - you can almost always find some flexibility to create a variation of your own in a sentiment set.

A Jillian Vance Products Used:

*coming soon*
Elegant Stitched Dot Edger Dies

Other Products Used:
White Cardstock, Brown Cardstock
Distress Inks
Dark Brown Ink
Foam Tape

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