Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday America

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

Today I'm sharing a card using the new Cross Stitch Freedom set.

Perfect for the holiday, don't you say?! ;)

I kept things simple. I stamped the top portion of my star in red ink and the bottom of my star in blue ink. After I stamped on my sentiment, slightly overlapping my star.

Once done, I added some tiny silver stars and red, white, and blue sequins.  And to top things off, I added a touch of twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

AJVD products:

Cross Stitch Freedom stamp set

Royal Blue sequins
Royal Blue Opaque 4mm Sequins

Snowcap white sequins
Snowcap White 4mm Opaque Sequins

Scarlet sequins

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Red ink
Blue ink
Black ink
Tiny silver stars
White twine

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and weekend!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Birthday America!

Today I am showing you A Jillian Vance Design's Brand new Old Glory Quilt Block Die plus other new goodies such as Circle Chain Border Die, Scattered Star Strip Die and Cross Stitch Freedom Stamp set along with the good basic dies I use EVERYDAY:  Basic Rectangle Backdrop, Polka Dot Rectangle Backdop and Square Backdrop!
How fun is THIS!!!

Using the Scattered Star Strip Die I cut it three times, then cut the Polka Dot Rectangle Backdop
then layered it on the white Basic Rectangle Backdrop so those stars could SHINE through!

The Old Glory Quilt Block Die  is so much fun, just cut in your three colors, tape the back before removing each color from your die, then peal and replace!  Easy Peasy!  I cut a small Square Backdrop to put behind the blue so those stars could shine through as well.  There is also a USA stitched in that blue square, it is just hard to see with the lighting I had to work with.
Our new Circle Chain Border Die worked perfectly behind the sentiment die cuts!
And there you have it a Patriotic Happy Birthday America Card!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Other products used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares and EZ Dot Runner
Cardstock by The Paper Cut
Ranger Archival Ink in Cobalt

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

celebrate freedom!

Happy Wednesday A Jillian Vance Design fans!!   Rosemary here on the blog today.  Here in the USA the 4th of July is this coming Monday and so I have a fun patriotic shaker card I made with some of the new products to be found in the AJVD store
I am seriously shaker challenged, but I recently purchased some adhesive foam strips are definitely going to make it easier for me to make shakers!  I started my card by die cutting a dark red panel of cardstock with the largest Rectangle Backdrop die.  I then positioned the largest star from the new Stitched Dot Stars die set on the panel and die cut my opening.  I laid the panel on a white card base and stamped the fireworks image from Cross Stitch Freedom in the center using dark blue ink.  I stamped the sentiment (also from Cross Stitch Freedom) using VersaMark watermark ink on the panel, applied blue embossing powder and heat set.  A piece of clear acetate was cut and adhered behind the opening.  Pieces of the foam strips were cut and placed around the star so I could add the red, white and blue sequins for the shaker element.  In retrospect I should have cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped the fireworks image on that and then used that to close up the back of my shaker, but I didn't.   This created a bit of a problem for me when it came to closing up the back, but I think I got it pretty close to centered, lol! 
Cross Stitch Freedom
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Reach for the NEW Star!

Hello, today I have a fun card for almost any occasion!  Using our BRAND NEW Elegant 3D Star Die this star will just POP out from the card!  This die can be used for Christmas, Patriotic occasions, Graduation, Birthdays, the possibilities are endless!
It is designed to either lay flat or you can use the stitching lines to score on and POP it out!  You can also die cut two and put them back to back for a beautiful 3D ornament to hang on the tree!
This star was inspired by one we have in our dining room!
Those little stars I used as sequins, are cut from the Jingle Bell Die Set and they are the stars in the bells!

A Jillian Vance Design goodies used:

Other products used:
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam Squares
Ranger Archival Ink in Cobalt
Card Stock and Mirricard by The Paper Cut

This new Elegant 3D Star Die is a must have for all occasions!
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

A Patriotic Cup of Cheer

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, patriotic

Lots of red, white and booms will be happening this upcoming weekend in the United States.  I thought it might be fun to give the stamp set "Cup of Love" a patriotic look to celebrate.  Kecia Waters on the blog today.

To make this card, I stamped the image of the stained glass cup image from "Cup of Love" on a piece of X-Press It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using a star stencil, I drew the stars on the cup.  I colored the image with Copic markers, and then stamped the sentiment from "Simply Said: Perk Up" with white pigment ink and then adhered white embossing powder and applied heat.

I added Glossy Accents to the image for some stained glass shine.  A different looking effect.

AJVD Stamp Sets:
Cup of Love

Other Supplies:
X-Press It, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, white pigment ink, white embossing powder, Glossy Accents, star stencil

Thanks so much for checking out the AJVD blog.  Stay tuned for more inspiration.  And, if you are here in the United States, have a safe and fun holiday weekend ahead!


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