Friday, June 18, 2021

You're a Lifesaver!

This past week Jillian and I were in Texas for the Stamp Scrap Art Tour show in Mesquite.
What fun we had! We took a side trip to San Antonio and saw The Alamo and The Riverwalk!
Now we can cross those off our bucket list!
It was so nice meeting new friends at the show! Thank you everyone who came and supported the vendors! It was great to get out and see people again!!

Today I have a fun notecard using the Slimline Essentials Die Set and Surf's Up Summer Hootie Add On, Hootie the Owl is ready for Summer with this set!
Need a quick note? Just take the largest Slimline in the set and fold in half and add your die cuts and sentiment and you have a quick, cute card measuring 3.5 x 4.25

Don't you just love his mirror sunglasses?
I am so enjoying this Fun in the Sun Release!
Such cute things!!!
Find them HERE

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Hello Sunshine

Do you need a quick but elegant card?
This is it! (the photo doesn't do it justice!)

I embossed the Sunflower and sentiment using the Sweet Sunflower Stamp Set and WOW Rich Gold Embossing Powder and WOW Embossing Ink on a New Mini Slimline Backdrop in Black cardstock.
Just put it on a Mini Slimline Card base and you have a beautiful card ready to go!

You could also use the Ranger Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder on Black cardstock, then rub white chalk over it to give it that Chalkboard effect! It is a unique but fun look too!

Find the Fun in the Sun Release HERE

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

sunflower cards!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Rosemary here with two cards that I made with the brand new Sweet Sunflower die set and Sweet Sunflower stamp set.  This is part of the June release from A Jillian Vance Design.  This new release is AWESOME!  I love the Sweet Sunflower die and actually made a couple other projects that I will be sharing at a later date.   I actually got the idea for the cards I'm sharing today as I was making the other projects.   Here is a photo of the two cards together:

Here are the cards individually:

This is a mini slimline card.  I die cut the kraft cardstock with the largest Mini Slim Backdrop die.   I then die cut the Sweet Sunflower from some fun yellow polka dot patterned paper and the leaf from green polka dot patterned paper.  I also die cut the stem from the green polka dot paper (unfortunately I don't know which die set it belongs to!).   Additional pieces were cut from scrap cardstock.   I temporarily adhered the outline of the sunflower to the panel and then inlaid the pieces of the petals starting with the pieces cut from scrap paper.  Once I had the first layer down I carefully removed the outline and layered on the rest of the petals.  I adhered the stem and then adhered the leaf using the same method for the sunflower.   I was so excited to make the card that I made the mistake of putting the panel on my card base not thinking that it might be hard to stamp the sentiment.  I was able to to stamp the sentiment, but it would have turned out better if I had just waited!   Added some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle. 

This card happened because I looked at the outline piece that I didn't use for the first card and thought to myself "I really should use that for a card".  I layered the other outlines behind the yellow polka dot one and set it aside.    I pulled out distress oxide inks in Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber and ink blended the large circle on a piece of white cardstock.   The panel was then die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.  Once, again, I was so excited to get the card put together that I didn't think to wait until I had the stamp set to put the card together.  I adhered outline just around the center circle so there would be some lift to the petals.  I added brown sequins to the center and then popped up the panel on a kraft cardstock base using the AJVD 3D foam tape.  When I got the stamp set I tried to stamp the sentiment, but this time it did not work.  So I die cut a sentiment strip using the Sentiment Strips 2.0 die set, stamped the sentiment, trimmed it down and adhered it to my card front.  Problem solved!

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Another Day In Paradise!

Welcome back!  Have you seen the fun new stuff in the shop??  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the new Surf's Up Summer Hootie Add On Die Set!  This set is SO fun!

I cut all of my pieces from white Copic friendly paper and then colored them in with my Copic markers.  I love doing this with my die cuts to get a dimensional look... but it's just as fun to use cardstock and design papers to get the looks you want... maybe some floral board shorts??  That would be fun!

I cut the photo frame and then ink blended the inside square to use as a background.

I put all of the pieces together with various thicknesses of foam tape and then arranged them on the card.  Finally a sentiment from the new Oceans of Fun sentiment set and a few sequins.

That's me for today!  Hope you enjoyed it!   Come again soon for more A Jillian Vance Design Inspiration!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Tropical Hibiscus

Hello I am BACK! 

With another
Tropical Hibiscus card, only today it is in a Monochromic color scheme.

Check out the video and see how I did it! I also think a light pink with maybe a little bit darker pink shading would be gorgeous as well. Have fun with this tropical hibiscus and all the color combinations you can think of!

Please share your creations on our Facebook page or in the AJVD Social Stamping Club!

Texas Friends: We are going to be at an in person stamp show in Mesquite Texas this weekend Saturday and Sunday June 12th and 13th, with the Stamp Scrap Art Tour. Come see us!


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

best wishes...

Hey friends! Rosemary here today on the blog!  Did you see... Jillian has a brand new release called Fun in the Sun and it is jam packed full of fun dies and stamps.  I didn't get some of my new product in time to make something for today's post, but I will have several fun projects to post next week!  Today I'm sharing a slimline wedding card.  I have a niece getting married soon so I have weddings on the brain a little bit, lol!  I just LOVE the Beautiful Butterfly die set and had to use it for my card along with the Slimline Heart Window and Word die set.   I really love how this card turned out!

I dug through my still too large stash of 12x12 papers and found this pretty paper that had a soft yellow, blue, gray and cream color scheme.  I die cut the Slimline Heart Window die from that paper.  The Slimline Stitched Plaid die was cut from some paper that coordinated with the first piece and then adhered to light yellow cardstock that I die cut with the second la rgest die from the Essentials Slimline die set.  I then adhered that piece to my light yellow cardstock base.  I placed the Heart Window die cut on top so I could place the center heart back into the window.  I adhered the heart with Just Glue It adhesive.  I did this because the butterfly is so delicate that it got lost when placed on top of the window with the Stitched Plaid in the background.   The butterfly was die cut from some glitter cardstock that has a hint of yellow to it.  I have a close up picture below of the butterfly.   I used AJVD Studio Essentials 3D foam tape to pop up the Heart Window die cut on the card front.  I added the butterfly using two layers of the 3D foam tape.  The sentiments are from the Have Faith stamp set.  This stamp set is jam packed full of beautiful sentiments that can be used on all kinds of cards!  I found a light blue cardstock and stamped the sentiments using gray ink.  Those were die cut with one of the label dies from the Essentials Slimline die set.  I did have to cut them down a bit more using the label die, but that was super easy.  I popped up the sentiments with two layers of 3D foam, as well.   To finish off the card I die cut the word love from the Slimline Heart Window and Words die set from the light blue cardstock and then attached it to the butterfly so it looks like it is floating.   I then added some pretty light blue flat back pearls.  

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Check out all the new stamps and dies in the graphic below!

I cannot wait to get some project made with these fun new products to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!