Monday, December 5, 2022

A Collage of Leftovers - Merry & Bright

Welcome back!  Today I have a pretty card made with almost all leftovers from previous projects!  I started with a gel print in the colors I was planning on using and then cut an overlay with the Knit Stitch backdrop and glued it over the top.

Then I created a collage using the Fresh Cut Pine branches, Poinsettia splattered with gold and the snowflake and leaf vine from a foiled gel print... all sitting in my stash and waiting for their turn on a card.

Finally I cut the Merry & Bright greeting from Gold foiled paper using the Holiday Scripty Greetings!

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Come again soon!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Brutus Monroe Haul Video

Hello, everyone! 

Jillian here. Today I don't have a project, but I do have a super fun video!

You guys know I love Brutus Monroe and love visiting the store. We were supposed to stop by next week while we're in Pittsburgh, but we have a jam packed weekend and won't be able to. 

So... we decided to place an order. There were some great Black Friday deals. I did a haul video, which you can watch below. 

We stocked up on some ribbon, sequins (The sequin grab bag was an awesome mystery box!), and some glazes, namely the Glitter, Velveteen, and Chroma.

Thank you so much, I hope you guys enjoyed! Check out the video below, and I'll see you next Friday!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bricks in the Wall - Part 4

Stained glass bricks? Why not?! I cut the Brick coverplate from Black cardstock, and embossed it on white cardstock.

I coloured all the bricks on the white cardstock with Copic colours, making a darker outline and a lighter colour on the inside, to give each brick a bit of a 'glow'. I added sparkle with shimmer spray and gold watercolor splatter.

Then I laid the black outline over top to add definition. 3 snowflakes complete the look and make this a Christmas card, but this technique could be used at any time of year!


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

In the meadow...

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Bunny here with a pretty cute Sam E Snowman card.
I even did a video!

For this card, I started with a Mini Slimline Backdrop base in textured navy cardstock. I also cut another Mini Slimline Backdrop in white, then used the Elegant Edges to create my mound of snow! 
I stamped the sentiment from Snowman Sentiments in Jet Black Archival ink using my MISTI.
I used Picket Fence Distress Ink and a Jillian Vance Signature Baby Blending Brush to ink up the Scattered Stars Stencil and edges of the Mini Slimline Tall Tree. I wanted it to be there but very subtle.
I used Want2Scrap Baby Bling in Black for his eyes!

 Now for the fun NEW Die Set...
Feathered Friends Die Set, aren't they adorable?
We had many requests from customers at shows, to do a small bird die set, just like the birds in the Tweet Bird Cage Die Jillian did it! THEN added a mini set just for Sam E. Snowman.
But they can be used in so many ways! Like in the Mini Slimline Tall Trees too!

Enjoy my video...keep in mind, I called them Featherly Friends...not sure why I thought that is what Jillian named them! I love the Feathered Friends name!

Thank you for joining me today and have a great week!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

It's a Hootie Christmas!

Hello, everyone! 

Today I wanted to recap this month's One of a Kind Craft Along! It was this past Saturday, and we had so much fun! If you're not in the One of a Kind group, you should join. There are so many awesome companies that create some amazing projects for all of you!

I did 3 projects this time, all using Hootie the Owl! There are a few different Hootie sets but for this month, every Hootie can be made with the original base set! 

We also sneak peeked some new products, so definitely check the video out!


I decided to create an ornament that could also be attached to a card with tape if you want! And with that I used the Signature Polka Dot Stencil and the AWESOME Brutus Monroe Unicorn Horn Glitter Glaze (I LOVE these!)

Gift Card Holder

Next, I made a gift card holder. Again, make sure to watch the video to see, but the Slimline Essentials is awesome to create these!

Mini Slimline

Finally we have the classic Mini Slimline! Once again I've used the Polka Dot stencil and paired it with this awesome Delicata Metallic Ink in white. 

I also used Elizabeth Crafts Glitter in Teal on Hootie's eyelids. You know me, I love my makeup!

Thank you so much everyone, I'll see you soon!

Monday, November 28, 2022

But First, Pajamas!

I am interrupting my previously scheduled Holiday cards to bring you this product of my sleep

I had made the deco foiled star background a while ago and it didn't work for the project I created it for so I was thinking about it when I should be sleeping and came up with this!  I decided I could create a moon using the Stitched Dot Circles... by cutting one circle and then laying the same circle over the top and running it through again.  Because the circles are stitched on the inside and outside of the die it created the perfect stitched crescent moon!  I thought a picture would help:

As you can see, I had created the starry background on some light blue cardstock and added more color with some blue and purple Distress Oxides. Then I splattered some gold Color Shine over the top.

I colored the moon with Distress Oxides as well and popped it up onto the background.  Cut a couple clouds and then I cut out the pieces for my Hootie.  I cut two sets of eyelids because I wanted to make him a sleepy boy.  I cut the Santa Hat from a cute print to be more of a night cap and the board shorts from the Surf's Up Hootie Add On set as pajama bottoms.

That's it... and well... the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming!  Hope you'll come again soon for more inspiration!