Friday, October 21, 2016

Sending you blessings...

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

Today, I'm sharing a simple fall card with you.

I started by doing a little watercoloring on a piece of watercolor paper and letting everything dry. Afterwards, I used one of the leaf dies with each of my dried watercolors. Once I had my watercolor die cut leaves, I then placed them where/how I wanted them on my card, though not adhering them down.

After having things placed, I added my sentiment, then adhered my leaves. To finish things off, I added some gold sequins and a little bit of twine. Nice and simple, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Leaves & Petals die set

Autumn Blessings stamp set

Pure Gold Satin sequins

Other supplies used:

Watercolor paper
White cardstock
Black ink
White twine
Adhesive/Foam tape

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

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blessed - Mixed Media Card

Hello this is Yolie, your Thursday Guest Designer.  Today, I am sharing a mixed media card featuring {DIE}alogue  Blessed word die.

I used several of Prima's product including paper, stencil, glass glitter, flowers and spray mist.
I first cut the card base to measure 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I distressed the edges and secured the stencil to the top panel and generously applied modeling paste.

The flowers were a bit too beige so I lightly used the Color Bloom Worn Leather to darken them.

I then applied the Soft Gloss Gel to a few of the petals, leaves, front panel and sprinkled the gold glass glitter.

I cut the word die, Blessed on gold foil paper, however I wanted a distress look, not a smooth finish.  So I placed the front of the paper down on the scratched cutting plate.

After the modeling paste and the Gloss Gel completely dried, I removed the Color Bloom spray nozzle and splattered a few ink spots.

Here is the completed card:

I simply love how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed it too.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy your day.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Wednesday AJVD fans!!!  Rosemary here with my regular Wednesday post.  Halloween is just around the corner so I have a Halloween card to share using a new stamp and die set called Charming Fall & Winter Holidays.   This set comes with a cute little circular tag and sentiments and images that fit perfectly inside the tag. 
I recently purchased a bundle of American Craft Halloween items.  One of the items in the bundle was a pad of paper and I used two different patterns for my card. I die cut a piece with an overall pattern done in orange using the second largest die from the Stitched Dot Rectangles set.  A tag was die from a second piece of patterned paper using the small tag from the Minnie Pearl tag set.  The sentiment circular Happy Halloween sentiment was stamped in orange on cream cardstock and then the word boo added to the center using black ink.  That was then die cut with the matching tag.  All the pieces were inked with Tea Dye distress ink.  I cut a length of black twine, wrapped it around the main panel, threaded it through the opening in the tag and tied it in a bow.  A black AJVD pear pin was used to attached the second tag to the bow.  I wanted the first tag to remain at an angle so I adhered that down with some foam adhesive.   For a little finishing touch I added the orange mini clothes pin.  The entire piece was then adhered to a kraft cardstock base. 
A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Charming Fall & Winter Holidays
 Black Pear Pins
 Minnie Pearl Tags
Hope you have a wonderful day...

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Frankly, My Dear, OWLoween Card

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, owl, Halloween
Frankly, my dear, I just love making Halloween cards.  Kecia Waters on the blog today, sharing a creation make with AJVD's "Happy {OWL}oween" stamp set.

To make this fun card, I drew the moon with Memento Tuxedo Black marker on a piece of X-Press It cardstock.  I lightly sponged some SeaShells Conch Shell dye ink onto the moon, as well as lightly streaked some Marvy gray dye ink across my moon.  Then, I colored the sky with Copic markers.  Using the tree branch image from AJVD's "Happy {OWL}entine's Day" stamp set, I stamped the image with Versafine Onxy Black.  

Then, with the AJVD's "Happy {OWL}oween" stamp set, I stamped the Frankenstein owl and screws with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers, fussy cut and adhered to the branch.  I then used white pigment ink and white embossing powder for the sentiment, which is also a part of "Happy {OWL}oween".  I framed the spooky scene with black cardstock and then placed it upon a white cardstock panel.

AJVD's Stamp Sets:
Happy {OWL}entine's Day

Other Supplies:
X-Press It cardstock, black cardstock, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, SeaShells Conch Shell dye, Marvy gray dye,  Versafine Onxy Black pigment, white pigment ink, white embossing powder

Frankly, my dear, I hope you have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by the AJVD blog!


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Thinking of You - Kelly's Hope

Hello and happy Friday. This is Yolie with today's project inspiration. I have been asked to Guest Design for the month of November, but I'm making an early appearance this month.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and my project features the inspiring Kelly's Hope stamp set designed by Kelly Klepstein.  Please note, for every stamp set sold, $1 will be donated to the Vera Bradley for Breast Cancer Foundation.

I used the Rossibelle collection by Prima; paper, flowers, ephemera.  Since the stamps are clear, I was able to arrange them on the stamping block to appear as they in flight.  

I then added a bit of wet glue to the heart shape balloons and sprinkled pink Prima glitter.  I adhered my layers and added a cluster of flowers, a pink doily and pink twine.
I also stamped the "thinking of you" and attached it with pop dots.  I randomly included clear rhinestones through out the card.  I additionally added a pink ribbon straight pin to the flower cluster at the bottom left.

I created the card for a very special family member fighting breast cancer at the young age of 31.  She is in my daily prayers.
If you are due for a mammogram, please schedule one soon.  Encourage your girlfriends, family members, coworkers to do the same.

Thank you for visiting today and enjoy your weekend.

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