Monday, December 6, 2021

Happy Owlidays

Welcome back! I've got a fun Mini Slimline for you today using Hootie The Owl and those fabulous new trees from the shop!

I cut my trees from a gel print again and cut some more glittery snowflakes for the background.  then I cut out all of my Hootie pieces from Copic friendly paper and colored them in and used design paper and cardstock for his outfit and gift.

And I just love the Owl Occasions Stamp Set with all kinds of owlsome sentiments!

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Vintage Ornaments with Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone, it's Ardyth and I'm excited to be back here as a guest designer this week!

I created some stunning but really simple cards using the new Vintage Ornaments set, along with the Inside and Out Stitched Circles, Diagonal Stripe coverplate and some older goodies too!

I love the versatility of the Vintage Ornaments set - you can have 4 sizes of ornaments or combined the dies to create frames for shakers. There are dies to add stitched details to your ornaments, 3 sentiments and of course toppers. I used the little dots created with the toppers as my embellishments!

These cards could easily be made with patterned paper, solid cardstock or even mirror or glitter cardstock, but I used a no-fail alcohol ink technique with stencils to get these gorgeous designs on my ornaments. 

Here's my video showing how I used my alcohol ink panels to quickly make 8 of the ornament cards plus the Christmas tree card.


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Stenciled Tags ~ Social Stamping Club

Hey, everyone!

Today I'm sharing the projects we created this week during our Tuesday Night Live over at the AJVD Facebook! Every Tuesday (until show season starts) mom and I go live at 7 PM EST to make a project, show a technique, and just chat! It's always such a great time and the link to our Facebook is below; just click the logo at the bottom of this post. If you can't attend, we always publish them on Facebook and YouTube for you to watch later! 

This week we used some of our dies as stencils to ink blend in order to make some fun gift tags! Check out the video below for all the details. 

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Happy first day of December everyone!  I can't believe we are already at the end of the year!  Where did the time go?!  I have a pretty simple card to share today that combines an older die set and a newer die set along with some a mixed media element.

For my card today I used the older Fresh Cut Pine die set and the recently released Vintage Ornaments die set.   The Fresh Cut Pines is a favorite of mine and so I had to try to use it to create at least one Christmas card before the season is over!  I die cut the pine branches from dark green cardstock and then covered them with the new Tim Holtz Snowfall grit paste.  I love the frosty look it give to the branches.  Once that was done I looked through my Christmas patterned papers for something with a bit of a rustic look.   I found the background piece and die cut it.  I love how it has the little splatters of white on it.  I then die cut the ornament from the red snowflake paper that was from the same pad.   it is hard to see in the photo, but I also used one of the detail dies to add a star detail to the ornament.  I then die cut the topper from silver mirror cardstock and the word noel from the same dark green as the pine branches.  I adhered the background to kraft cardstock and the attached the pine branches.  The ornament was popped up and then I added the little red bow as a finishing touch.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Season's Greetings Slimline

Hello!  Have you seen the cool new trees in the shop??  I love that they are the perfect size for both the Mini Slimline and regular Slimline cards. I created a slimline for today using all three!

I cut the trees from a previously created gel print.  I cut the slimline panel and blended some light blue ink onto it and then die cut some snowflakes from glitter paper and glued them on in a random pattern.  Then I added the trees with foam tape and fit a few more snowflakes on.. cutting some in half and tucking them behind the trees... extra snowflakes with no more cuts!

Finally, I cut the season's greetings sentiment from a darker gel print and the background from white and adhered them and popped them up on the bottom.  Finally a few sequins.  I added a green and then white base to finish it off.

Pretty and simple!

Thanks so much for sotpping!  Hope you'll come again soon!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

I truly am thankful for all of you. It has been a challenging two years and you all have gotten me though it by Crafting A Long and attending shows we have done. We couldn't have done any of it without your support and love.
I am so grateful, thankful and blessed.