Wednesday, January 17, 2018

flower burst thinking of you...

Hello everyone!!!  Hope you are having a fabulous week!!  Remember last week when I told you there were lots of fabulous new items in the AJVD store??  Well... there are even more in there now!!  Today I'm using one of those new products... the gorgeous Flower Burst Cover plate die.  My mind is swirling with all the ways I can use this die so you will definitely be seeing more cards using it from me!!

This card was a bit fiddly to make, but I think so very worth it!  I started out by inking up a piece of off white cardstock with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.  When I got a shade and fade out that I was happy with I die cut the piece with the Flower Burst Cover plate die.  I did have a bit of a problem keeping all the pieces straight, but I think I got most in the right spot, lol!  A second panel was die cut from the same off white cardstock, all the pieces removed and then adhered to a kraft cardstock base.  Then the fun (or maybe not fun) part began... putting all the pieces back into the openings.  I used Ranger Multi Medium (matte) to adhere each piece at just one point.  That allowed me to lift up each little petal slightly.  Once I got everything done I stamped the sentiment from Get Well Wishes in brown ink.  Probably should have stamped it before I started adhering everything, but it still worked out!  Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of add a sentiment.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Magnify-cent Friend Shaker Card

Hello everyone... Helen is here today with a Valentine theme card. Valentine's Day is less than a month away! Can't you believe that?

My daughters go to school and they always have class party for Valentine's Day and they also always need treats. I mostly would send in bags of treats for their friends. But this time, I am making these shaker cards for them to write and give to their friends.

When I mass producing cards, I always use clean-and-simple style, just like this one.

First I stamped the sentiment from I Spy Love stamp set with London Fog Memento Dew Drop ink pad.

Next, I die cut the magnifying glass using the die from I Spy Magnifying Glass Die Set using light grey cardstocks. I added piece of acetate plastic on it with strong double-sided tape.

Before I added the magnifying glass on the cars, I stamped the heart image from the I Spy Love stamp set with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop ink pad.

I added some of the Scarlet Satin Sequins on the heart, and then I tied up some twine on the magnifying glass, then I added some 3D foam tape, and added it on top of the card. The shaker card is done.

I hope you all can enjoy this card and it inspires you to start creating some Valentine themed project early :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day.

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Other product used:
Heavy White cardstock
Natural color Neenah cardstock
Memento Dew Drop Inks - Sorbet Scoop Set
3D Foam Tape
ScorTape 0.25 in.
Ribbon Twine

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Monday, January 15, 2018

A Frosty Thank You

AJVD, Kecia Waters, snowman, Copic markers, thank you
Around these parts, spring seems very far away.  We had lots of snow and ice over the weekend, so I'm thinking a snowman is still quite appropriate to adorn a thank you card.  Kecia Waters on the blog today, sharing a card I made using the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection.

I stamped the adorable snowman image from the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection using Marvy dye ink.  I colored the image and the snowy scene with Copic markers.  A white gel pen provided the snow falling from the sky.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and is also from the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection.

The Frosty Stamp and Die Collection is wonderful.  It is a great set to have on hand.  It will get you through the Christmas season and the winter season too with its versatility.  

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks SNOW much for visiting the AJVD blog today.  Stay warm.

Monday Smiles,
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy 'heart' day

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

Today I'm swinging in to share another love card with you! I know, I know, another love isn't 'love in the air'?! ;)

I kept my card nice and clean. I started with my background heart, which I used white embossing paste for. I simply made a heart stencil using on of the Stitched Dot Hearts die. Then I placed the stencil on my card base and added white embossing paste over it. Once done, I removed my stencil.

(*Note: I tried my best to capture the embossing paste. Hopefully you still can see it some?...The 'Happy' is over the middle of the heart. ;))

To finish my card off, I added a 'happy' using the Happy die with red glitter cardstock and a handful of different color sequins. Simple, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Stitched Dot Hearts die set

Happy word die

Scarlet Satin sequins

Snowcap White Opaque sequins
Snowcap White 4mm Opaque Sequins

Pure Gold Satin Gold sequins

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Red glitter cardstock
White embossing paste

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Happy Birthday to You

Good morning! Ardyth here with an simple, elegant birthday card, with lots of sparkle!

I started by using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the flowers from Well With My Soul Bookmark with Versamark ink in the top right corner. Then I flipped my panel around and stamped again in the other corner. Using the platform allows you to stamp multiple times (in case you don't get full ink coverage) and flipping the panel and stamping again means that the placement of the two bunches of flowers is perfectly symmetrical.

I then embossed the flowers with silver embossing powder and coloured them with 3 colours of aqua/teal Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterpen. This panel is Bristol Smooth cardstock - I find that the markers blend easily with the water on this.

To create my sentiment, I performed stamp 'surgery' on one of the sentiments included in the Happy Birthday Set. I cut the 'happy' away from the 'birthday' with a small, sharp pair of scissors. This is simple, doesn't harm the stamp and gives you more flexibility in placement. You can achieve a similar result by masking the stamp, but you will need to make sure that the stamp is really clean when you use it. Again, I stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

Once the watercolouring was dry, I 'coloured' my flowers with Stickles, to give them some sparkle! The small tip on the Stickles makes it easy to fill in the petals of these flowers, and since it's waterbased, it helps blend the watercolours even more.


Bristol Smooth cardstock, Gray cardstock
Versamark Ink
Silver Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Star Dust Stickles
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

here for you...

Happy second week of the year new everyone!!  Hope your year has been off to a great start!  I'm stopping in today with a super simple "thinking of you" type card.  But... before I get started have you seen all the fabulous new products in the AJVD store???  If not you need to get over there right away (after you check out my card, of course, lol!!) for a look in the new section of the store and do some shopping!  You won't be sorry, lol!!  Sadly, my card doesn't use any of the new goodies... mine are on there way to me and you will see some next week!!  This card uses some oldies, but goodies:  Daisy dies and Get Well Wishes.

I have been trying to not purchase patterned paper, but I fell in love with the Prima Zella Teal paper collection and purchased a pad.  I used several pieces from that pad to create my card.  The top piece of paper was embossed with the INKboss Inkpression Vintage Floral Flourish plate, trimmed down and adhered.  Love the soft embossed look it provides to the paper.  The daisies were die cut from another piece of the paper creating this sort of ink-blot look to the flowers.   Before adhering the flowers I laid the largest one down so I could get the right placement for my sentiment.  Once the sentiment was stamped if adhered all the flowers and I was done.  Like I said... super simple! Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use patterned paper.

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Have a great day everyone!!


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