Friday, July 21, 2017

Not your circus...

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

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun card using the new Not My Circus stamp set.

I started with my 'tent' which I simply stamped and then did some simple coloring with it. Once done, I did a little fussy cutting with my image. Next, I stamped on my sentiment piece. Which I didn't want my background to be too plain (so to speak), so I chose a little woodgrain patterned paper.

Once having my image stamped on my paper, I simply added my colored tent and to top things off, some twine. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Not My Circus stamp set

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Patterned paper
White twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas Blessings Ornaments - Christmas In July

Hello, everyone! Welcome to another Christmas in July post. Today I'm bringing you a super adorable card that is super simple to make. For 2 of the Christmas balls, I used the Basic Circle Backdrop Die, but for one of them, I actually just used the center from the French Horn die! It's a great way to reuse scrap pieces and make something adorable from it. I stumbled across this idea while working on a make-and-take idea and decided to run with it! It's such an adorable card and so simple to create. Christmas cards are my favorite to make, because there are so many ways to go about them. Make sure to check out the AJVD recipe below to see what other goodies from my line I used!
A Jillian Design Products Used:

Non-AJVD Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picket Fence
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink by Ranger in Red Geranium
Gold cardstock
Red cardstock
Green cardstock
White cardstock

Thank you, everyone, for checking out my card today! I hope I could offer up some inspiration!
God Bless,
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

succa for you...

Happy Wednesday AJVD fans!!  Succulents are all the rage right now and AJVD has some fun products that can help you create cards and gifts using these fun little plants.  The card I'm sharing today uses the fun Stand Out Succulent die and the Succa for You stamp set.

I started my card by watercoloring some watercolor cardstock with several shades of green ZIGs and then dabbed in a bit of pink here and there.  Once it was dry I die cut it with the Stand Out Succulent die and then pulled some of the parts of the succulent forward to give it some depth.  The watercolor background was something I made awhile ago that I found in my work space so I just die cut it down with a Stitched Dot Rectangle and stamped it with the sentiment.  I created the ground that the succulent is sitting on by watercoloring some watercolor cardstock with two shades of brown ZIGs and then die cutting it with one of the slope dies from the Slippery Slopes and Stitched Clouds die set.  Put everything together and I was done!  

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Birthday Wish

Good morning! Ardyth here with a simple but bold birthday card, with a pop-art feel.

I started by stamping the centre rose with leaves and then creating a mask. I then stamped the other two roses (using the rose with the stem).   Instead of blending my Copic colouring, I left hard lines between the different shades on each rose and the leaves. This gives this classic rose a modern, almost animated look. 

I created my sentiment by matching up one of my favourite bold script Christmas sentiments with additional words in a simple font.

A Jillian Vance Design Products

Other Products:
White and black cardstock
Black Ink
Copic Markers
Post It Notes

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunflower....Have Faith!

Hello, back again with another Sunflower card!  I am loving the Poinsettia die used to create a sunflower! Perfect for these summer days!
The sentiment "have faith" is from A Jillian Vance Design's new Darkest Nights Stamp Set.  It is a collection of encouraging verses for those going through trying times. Whether it is illness, cancer or a loss of a loved one, we know that God is still good and this storm will pass, we just need to have faith!

For the Sunflower, I cut 3 of the large Poinsettia leaves, folded them a tad on the stitching lines to give it a 3D look,  then just rotated them a bit and adhered the layers together.  I added the leaves from the Leaves and Petals Die Set to create a gorgeous Sunflower...all with dies we already had!
I love the soft yellow sunflower on that bold navy Quatrefoil background! Just makes it POP!
And elegant but relatively easy card to make!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Other products:
Cobalt Blue Archival Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dot Runner
Tonic Funky Glue

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed week!

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