Wednesday, July 27, 2016

to the moon...

Happy Wednesday A Jillian Vance Design fans!!  Wow... can you believe it... July is almost gone!! We are half way through the year and the summer is speeding by!! So crazy!!  Rosemary here on the blog today with a card that I made using lots of fun AJVD products.  And can I tell you that I absolutely love how this card turned out??  Yep... I love it, lol!!
I recently got the AJVD Scattered Stars die and have been wanting to use it on a card.  I decided to die cut it using some thin chipboard to create a stencil.  Once my stencil was created I then laid it over some dark grey cardstock and applied Doodlebug silver glitter paste to the stencil creating some pretty sparkly stars.  Once that was done I let the cardstock dry and the die cut it using a rectangle backdrop die.   Now that I had my starry background created I needed a stamp to go with it.  I decided to use one of my favorite AJVD sets Simply Said: Moon & Back.  I stamped the largest sentiment from the set in VersaFine Onyx Black on white cardstock.  Because I was using my mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment I overstamped it with VersaMark watermark ink and applied iridescent embossing powder to give the sentiment some sparkle. Then the sentiment was die cut it using a Polka Dot Circle backdrop die.  Some yellow cardstock was die cut using a Circle backdrop as a mat for the sentiment.   The two were adhered together and then adhered to the card front.  To finish things off I die cut some stars using the smaller star from the Stitched Dotted Stars die set and adhered them to the card front.  I'm going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to use texture.  I'm also going to add this to the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Enjoy The Beauty of the Season

Hi! It's Jillian on the blog today, and I have a Christmas Card! It's never to early to start thinking about the holidays. This is such a fun card and it really didn't take me that long. I used Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to transform the white sled into something that looks like wood grain to give it a little more detail. I'm obsessed! Below is the A Jillian Vance Design products I used along with the other products that I used to put the card together!

AJVD Recipe

Non-AJVD Recipe: 

Blue Cardstock
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cobalt Archival Ink by Ranger

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Daisy in an Oval Card

AJVD, Kecia Waters, sponging, daisy, CAS
Happy Monday to you!  Hope this day finds you smiling!  Kecia Waters on the blog today, sharing a card made using the "Simply Said: Happy Daisy" stamp set.

To make this card, I cut an oval with X-Press It cardstock using the AJVD "Oval Backdrop Die Set".  I stamped the daisy image from "Simply Said: Happy Daisy" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then colored the daisy with Copic markers.  I then stamped the daisy onto masking film and made a mask for my colored daisy.  I sponged Adirondack Sunshine Yellow and Adirondack Sunset Orange onto the oval panel.  Once completed, I removed the mask and placed the oval onto a white cardstock panel.   I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the card with Versafine Onyx Black.  What a quick CAS card!  I'm thinking I'd like to play around with some other colors for the background.  I just love to pop white against color.

AJVD Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Copic markers, X-Press It, masking film, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Adirondack Inks, sponges

I'm guessing you'll see me use this set again soon, so make sure you return to the AJVD blog.  Make it a great week.  Give a smile or two along the way.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Stitched Star Birthday

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

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun birthday card with you!

I decided to play with the new Stitched Dot Star dies, again. This time though, I thought it would be fun to do some simple inlaid die cutting.

I started with my card base, which I used with the Polka Dot Rectangle die. After, I stamped on my sentiment piece using two different colors of ink. Once done, I used the Stitched Dot Star die on top of my sentiment and ran it through my die cutting machine.

After having my die cutting done, I decided to add some black cardstock peeking out at the top and bottom of my card. To finish things off, I added a little bit of twine. Simple and fun, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Stitched Dot Stars die set

Birthday Art stamp set

Polka Dot Rectangle die set

Other products used:

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Pink ink
Orange ink
White twine

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3 daisies...

Happy Wednesday A Jillian Vance Design fans!!   Rosemary here on the blog today with a card I made using the Simply Said:  Happy Daisy stamp set
I have been playing with my ZIG Clean Color markers a lot lately and I used them to create my card.  I used my mini MISTI to stamp all the flowers with VersaFine Vintage Sepia.  Vintage Sepia is my most favorite ink to use for watercoloring.  I then colored up my daisies very simply with just a three markers.  I was able to achieve the deeper shadow on each flower by adding just a touch more color to each flower once I had done the initial blending of the color with a damp number 2 watercolor brush.  Once the flowers were all colored I added the sky by mixing a blue marker with water on my craft mat and then brushing it on the panel.  The grass was created by brushing the green directly onto the panel and then blending out a bit with clean water.  After the panel dried completely I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black.  Mounted it on a plain white cardstock base with foam dimensionals.  Going to add this to the current Less is More challenge of repetition.
A Jillian Vance products used:
Simply Said:  Happy Daisy
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

HoHoHo... a Water Colored Santa Claus!

Christmas in July continues with this card, featuring the Santa Claus Die Set by A Jillian Vance Design along other cute dies and stamps by Jillian.

So as I was closing the store on Thursday, I got an idea! Santa needed a Portrait!  
So I grabbed the Vintage Frame Die Set and the Santa Claus die and went to work on this card! I am very please as to how it turned out.  Kind of whimsical and oh so cute!
The Santa Claus Die Set is designed to make a solid face or you can use the inner die to cut a section to create a shaker card! Either way it looks darling on your Christmas cards, tags and projects! AND his moustache POPS out!!!
Rather than color him and use smooth cardstock, I grabbed my Ranger Watercolor Paper ~ my favorite kind so he would have some texture and I could watercolor his skin, nose cheeks and give his beard some curls!  I love how he turned out!
Added the holly and berry from our Sam E. Snowman Die Set for the perfect embellishment for his hat!  Then to give that background some texture, the Scattered Snow Background Builder using Picket Fence...if you notice I use that A LOT!
And there you have a cute but easy peasy Santa Claus card!

Other products used:
Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Distress Ink by Ranger in Picked Raspberry, Tea Rose and Black Soot for Santa, Picket Fence for the Scattered Snow background.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dot Runner and 3D Foam Mini Squares

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