Monday, November 24, 2014

Ohio State Coaster

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters
What have you done today to Beat Michigan?  Kecia Waters on the blog today with a coaster I made in preparation for Saturday's Big Game.  Did you know that it was the Emerald Backdrop Die Set and the "Ohio Game Day" stamp set that made me a A Jillian Vance Design fan?

To make this coaster, I used the AJVD Emerald Backdrop Die Set to cut a "Block O" from red cardstock.   I then stamped the O shaped background stamp from the AJVD "Ohio Game Day" stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black.  I edged the "Block O" with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  Using the leaf die from the AJVD Emerald Backdrop Die Set I cut three leaves from a patterned paper scrap from American Crafts.  The "buckeye" was hand-drawn with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker onto X-Press it cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I assembled the "Block O" and adhered it to a square of gray plaid paper framed with patterned paper from K&Company.  The sentiment from the "Ohio Game Day" stamp set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  

I sprayed my design with Workable Fixative because I read somewhere that this helps keep the colors vibrant during this process.

Then, using a 16 cents ceramic tile from Home Depot, I spread Artsy Collage Decoupage gel with a foam brush onto the tile and adhered my square creation.  I then took the same brush and applied more gel on top of the image, smoothing out the bubbles as best as I could.  I allowed the coaster to dry overnight.

Upon waking the next day, I sprayed an acrylic glossy sealer to waterproof my coaster.  I affixed felt to the bottom of the coaster to prevent scratches on table services.

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters

 AJVD Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Versafine Onyx Black, Home Depot ceramic tile, Artsy Collage Decoupage Gel, Grumbacher Matte Workable Fixative, Aleene's Glossy Acrylic Sealer, red cardstock, patterned paper, red cardstock

With this coaster, I'm ready for The Game.  Are you?  And even more importantly, are the Buckeyes!  Go Buckeyes! Beat Michigan!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Shake Shake Shake Snow Globe

Hi there everyone! Laurel Beard bringing you a super fun and easy project to make! I will be making a total of 5 of these cuties... I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I can't. I saw it on another blog and just knew these would be so cute decorated with A Jillian Vance goodies!!!! So let's get to it! 

I decorated the inserts of this globe (from Michael's Crafts) with one stamp set, Winter Wonderland! I love it when you get a good stamp set filled with a ton of fun images. Makes crafting so much easier when you just have to reach for one set.... I used the tree image, the bear and the snowflakes to create this Winter scene, perfect for a snowy setting! The tree was stamped with the same color ink! I just didn't re-ink between stamping (2nd generation stamping).

Here it is all shaken up! Look at the snow falling against the cute bear!

And look as the snow starts to puddle on the ground near the bear's feet! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

And don't forget about the back side. This one was made for my nephew so I just signed my name (I despise my handwriting)... For the backside, I used the snowflakes as I did on the front side as well as the landscape trees, again all from the same set! SCORE!

Shake, Shake, Shake!

See? So fun and easy to do!!! :) It sure does help when you have the perfect stamp set to use along with it! :) Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Hoop'la

Hello, it's Amy and I'm back with a holiday decor project!

If you've been following my blog, you know that I'm on a 3" embroidery hoop kick.

Here's one that uses felt:

I'll add some ribbon on the top and hang it in the kitchen.  All my Christmas decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving, what about your household?

I used these supplies:

Holly & Swirls Die Set
Holly & Swirls Die Set

Holiday Greetings Stamp Set
Holiday Greetings Stamp Set

supplies:  3" embroidery hoop, wool felt, vellum

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!

Nov/Dec Guest Designer

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merry and Bright Card

Hi, it's Beth! Today I'm featuring the Majestic Deer Die Set on my card.

Merry & Bright Card by Beth Pingry for A Jillian Vance Design

My original thought was to create a whimsical mounted deer head with Christmas lights in the antlers, but once I die cut the shape, I decided to leave it as is. 

The elegant antlers make a pretty silhouette against the green, so I layered the Chalkboard Backdrop die cuts with various patterns to create a focal point.

The stamp is from the O Christmas Tree set.
I cut the deer from the same textured paper as the background, DCWV Pebbled, so it does have some unexpected texture to it. The edges are inked, and I used E-Z Dots Permanent to adhere the head, antlers and papers. 3D Foam Squares give it a pop of dimension between the layers.

I used these supplies:
Majestic Deer die
Majestic Deer Die Set by Whimsie Doodles
Chalkboard Backdrop dies
Chalkboard Backdrop Die Set
O Christmas Tree die and stamps
O Christmas Tree Stamp and Die Set
Other Supplies used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Dots Permanent, 3D Foam Squares
Ranger Ink: Distress Old Paper ink
DCWV- Pebbled Stack
Basic Grey - 25th & Pine Collection papers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Leave a comment!

Beth Pingry

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Peppermint Swirls Card

Who doesn't love Peppermint candy?  We have a favorite restaurant we go to that always has these by the door when we leave!  Yum!

Using the All About Swirls I decided they could look like peppermint candy!
So I stamped the swirl using Wendy Veechi Signature Archival Ink in Red Geranium
die cut them using our Polka Dot Circle Backdrop ~ because you KNOW they just happen to fit {wink, wink} and wrapped it with good old Saran Wrap and TADA . . .  a peppermint candy!

I am loving the new Ric Rac Die Set.  There are so many possibilities with them! Each one will nest with the others if you wish and that stitching is just like you were sewing it on!

The sentiment is from Merry & Bright Stamp Set stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger.
I die cut the Holly leaves from Holly & Swirls Die Set and then added Glossy Accents to the berries and popped out the leaves for a 3D effect (Thank you Kecia Waters for that idea!)
A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Other Products:
Archival Ink by Ranger
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ E-Z Dots and E-Z Runner Permanent Strips
Saran Wrap
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy!
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