Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall Birthday Card

Hello, Lisa Hoel here with a fall-themed birthday card. I've used the dies in a different way! ;-)

You can use your dies as masks and stencils! First I spritzed my cardstock background with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain to create an underlying layer of texture with the spatters. Then, I cut leaves out of cardstock to use as masks:

I carefully held each leaf in place and then used the Distress Oxide inks to blend around them.

I also used a diecut from the Quatrefoil Cover Plate as a stencil to add a final touch of detail to the card front. As a last step, I misted/spattered the card front to activate the Oxide Inks.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to get inky this week!

 AJVD Products Used

Other Products Used

Jet Black Archival Ink, Distress Oxide Inks -Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade,  Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Spray Stain - Antique Linen, cardstock

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pumpkin Pinata!

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

Today I'm sharing a super fun Halloween card with you! Just look at my post title...pumpkin pinata! Who doesn't love a pinata?!... :)
If you seen some of my other AJVD posts, you know I'm no stranger to making pinatas using the Stitched Fringe Border die. ;)

I started with my base pumpkin, which I used the Perfect Pumpkin die with orange cardstock. After, I used the jack-o-latern face (from the same set as the pumpkin) with black cardstock. Once done, I used the Stitched Fringe Border die with orange cardstock and then placed the pumpkin die over my fringe pieces and ran it through my machine. After, I layered them over my pumpkin die cut piece.

To finish things off, I added my jack-o-latern face and a string (using white twine). Before adding my pumpkin pinata to my card, I made a fun background using the negative die cut piece from the Boo word die. (I also added foam squares on the back of my pumpkin.) Fun, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Perfect Pumpkin die set

Stitched Fringe Border die

Boo word die

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Orange cardstock
Black cardstock
White twine
Black ink
Adhesive/Foam squares

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Falling for You

Good morning! Ardyth here with a masculine autumn-themed card. Many of us struggle to make masculine cards but really they're simple. In fact, I think the simpler, the better! But simple doesn't have to be boring!

Here are some tips:
  • Keep lines clean and shapes simple. 
  • Minimize any kind of embellishment. 
  • Limit your colour palette (both number and brightness of colours).
I started by adding some graphic interest to my background panel. I cut some 2 inch wide masking tape with the curved Elegant Edges Border die and placed them on some kraft cardstock. I sponged with Pumice Stone Distress ink to get a tone-on-tone look and really let the leaf be the focal point. The shape of my ink blended area adds movement to the card but not a lot of clutter.

My sentiment element is the layering panel in the Minnie Pearl Tag Die set. 

Finally, I blended browns, dark reds and orange distress ink on some watercolour cardstock before cutting out my maple leaf from Grand Leaf Trio. 

A Jillian Vance Design Products used:

Other Products used:
White cardstock, kraft cardstock, watercolour cardstock
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogony, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Foam tape

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

sending you blessings...

Hello!!! I have fall inspired card to share today.  This one uses that sweet little Perfect Pumpkin die set, as well as some of the leaves from the Leaves & Petals die set.   The sentiment is from the Autumn Blessings stamp set.

Yep... using up more patterned paper, lol!! This time I combined papers from October Afternoon and Webster's Pages.  The leaves were die cut from the October Afternoon paper and the pumpkin from the Webster's Pages paper.  Took me a little bit to an arrangement that I was happy with, but finally got it done!  I stamped the sentiment on a panel of kraft cardstock die cut with a Stitched Dot rectangle die.  Layered up the pumpkin and the leaves and then added a little touch of twine to two of the leaves.  Going to add this to the current Dies R Us challenge to use leaves.

A Jillian Vance Design product used:

Stitched Dot Rectangle

Have a wonderful day!!


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone...
Helen is here today with a Christmas card to share with you. I am working my Christmas cards since couple of months ago... little by little I am making progress :D

Today's card I used the Scattered Snow Background Builder Stamp to create the background. I stamped it on a heavy weight white cardstock with Versamark Ink Pad, and added some clear embossing powder. I heat set it with my craft heater. I did it twice.

I added some of the Iridescents Gelatos on the embossed cardstock and using finger with some water I blended the colors to create the night galaxy look. And then I used paper towel to remove the extra pigment from the embossed snowflake.

Look at the pearly-shiny look on the background!

I die cut the Holly and Swirls Die out of green cardstock and added some extra red gems on it.

For the sentiment, I heat-embossed one of the phrase from Big Christmas Greetings Stamp Set on a piece of vellum paper. I added the vellum paper on the card with some of the dries clear adhesive.

I finished the card with some of the Scarlet Satin Sequins. And the card is done :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Big Christmas Greetings Stamp Set

Scattered Snow Background Builder Stamp

Holly & Swirls Die Set

Scarlet Satin Sequins

Other products used:
Iridescents Gelatos Set
Heavy Weight White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Vellum Paper
Red Gems Assortment
Red Archival Ink Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Craft Heater
Dries Clear Liquid Adhesive
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
WRMK Evolution Advanced Diecutting Machine

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Jack O. Lantern Bookmark

AJVD, Kecia Waters, halloween, bookmark, jack-o-lantern, dies
I find my "To-Read" list keeps growing and I am in need of some bookmarks.  I'm loving the pairing of the Jack O. Lantern die set with the Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die Set.  Wouldn't these be a cute Halloween party favor?  Kecia Waters on the blog today with a guest post.

To make this festive bookmark, I gathered some orange, black and green cardstock.  Using the Minnie Pearl Bookmark die set, I cut an orange bookmark and a black bookmark.  I placed the face from the Jack O. Lantern die set onto the orange bookmark and cut.  Then I adhered the orange bookmark on top of the black bookmark.  Using the vine and stem from Jack O. Lantern, I cut from green cardstock and did a bit of sponging with Distress Ink Peeled paint.  I added some green and white baker's twine as a finishing touch.

AJVD Die Sets:

Other Supplies:
cardstock, Distress Ink, baker's twine

Thanks so much for visiting the AJVD blog today.  It's great that you took the time to stop by and visit.

Monday smiles,

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