Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pretty Posies....Watercolored!

I love the new Pretty Posies Stamp and Die Combo!  The flowers are so fun to color and shade using distress inks!  
They come in three sizes with matching dies including one for the leaf that is not shown.
For the flower above I embossed the largest flower using Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and Ranger Emboss It ink.  Then I only used Abandoned Coral but used it at different "strengths" and layers to achieve the shading.  It ended up matching the Crafters Companion Shimmer cardstock perfectly!
The sentiments on the set are great for everyday cards, or  use sentiments from some of our other sets to personalize the occasion.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Other supplies
Shimmer cardstock by Crafters Companion
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Watercolor Brush by Ranger
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  3D Foam Squares, EZ Dot Runner

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

lucky stars...

Hello A Jillian Vance Design fans!!!  Rosemary here with a little black, white and silver number that I made using a suite of star related A Jillian Vance Design products:  Star Sentiments, Stitched Dot Star dies and Scattered Stars die.  A few other AJVD products were used, as well.

As I stated in my post last week I love the Star Sentiments set and as I had not put it away after I made my last card I decided to use it again for this week's card.  I also knew that I wanted to include at least one of the smaller stars from the Stitched Dot Stars die set.  I thought it would be fun to create something that had a star (or two... but I ended up with only one) dangling from it.  To create my dangle I die cut the small star from silver glitter cardstock.  Since the star has the stitched/dot line embossed onto it I used the dot to poke a hole and then threaded the star onto an AJVD silver Pear Pin.  Now how to attach it to my sentiment...  That issue was solved by using the smaller tag in the Minnie Pearl Tag set.  I stamped the sentiment in Onyx Black ink on white cardstock and then die cut it with the tag die.  The dangle was then threaded through the opening on the tag and secured.  For a little more pizzazz I die cut a strip of black cardstock using the Scattered Stars die.  That was then adhered to a white cardstock base.  The tag was the attached with foam dimensionals and I was done. 
A Jillian Vance Design products used:
 Star Sentiments

 Minnie Pearl Tag
Stitched Dot Stars
Silver Pear Pins
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Control What You Can

Hello everyone! Jillian on the blog today. I created this Get Well card a few days ago; and though it is a get well card, it could also work as a sympathy or thinking of you card. The sentiment, "Control what you can, confront what you can't" is a lyric from my favorite band, The Maine, so I just had to use it on this card! Below is both the A Jillian Vance Design products I used, and the other supplies. The Pretty Posies Stamp and Die set just came out, and it is so much fun! You can watercolor, emboss, and everything else under the sun! For this card, I stamped each of the posies with Ranger embossing ink, and then I embossed with silver Ranger powder. After that, I watercolored! It's definitely a great, versatile set and a great addition to my line!

  • Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks by Ranger
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock
  • Silver Embossing Ink by Ranger
I hope you're all having a beautiful day, and I hope this card could give you a little bit of inspiration!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Jack O. Lantern Patch Note Cards

AJVD, Kecia Waters, jack-o-lantern, Halloween, die-cutting
In less than a month, we'll start visiting the pumpkin patches in search of the perfect pumpkin.  Well, I have found the perfect die and had fun making my own jack-o-lantern note cards with AJVD's "Jack O. Lantern Die".  Kecia Waters on the blog today.

Since pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, I know note cards can too.  I've got two A2 cards, one portrait and one landscape.  And, I've got one square card.  It only took minutes to make these.  I placed the "Jack O. Lantern Die" onto orange cardstock and cut, planning on using the negative cut as the pumpkin.  Then, I simply placed onto a black panel of cardstock.  Each jack-o-lantern was then placed on a white card panel.  Using green cardstock, I cut the stems, also a part of "Jack O. Lantern Die" and adhered them to the jack-o-lanterns.  So cute and easy. I'm thinking these cards would make the perfect Halloween party invitations.  I'm telling you, you are going to want this die.  

AJVD, Kecia Waters, jack-o-lantern, Halloween, die-cutting

AJVD Supplies:

Other Supplies:
orange, black and green cardstocks

Have a wonderful week!  Thanks for dropping by the AJVD blog!  Come back often!


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Friday, August 19, 2016

All creatures great and small...

Hey y'all! Shelly, here!
Happy Friday!! :)

Today, I'm sharing a sweet card with you, using some of the new goodies! I decided to play with the new Noah's Ark stamp set along with the new Stitched Dot Rectangle dies.

I kept my card pretty simple and just did lots of coloring. ;) After I was finished, I used the largest  Stitched Dot Rectangle die with it.

To finish things off, I made a little banner for my sentiment and then added a little twine around it. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Noah's Ark stamp set

Stitched Dot Rectangle die set

Other products used:

White cardstock
White twine
Black ink
Foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend!

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