Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blended Jack O Lantern

Do you need a quick and easy Halloween card?
Have I got one for you! and I mean EASY!!!
Bunny here with a quick ink blended Jack O Lantern card.

I used the Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set Jack O'Lantern image for the face and the sentiment "oh my gourd!"
There are several sentiments on the set that would work perfectly for this card I just thought that was pretty fun.
Normally I do a lot of layers on a card, but I decided I wanted to try this pretty much one layer card. 
I ink blended, with our Signature Ink Blending Brush using Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Inks, on the largest layer of the Stitch Dot Rectangle Backdrop.

Then stamped the face using Delicata Ink in Black Shimmer and the sentiment from Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set in Jet Black archival.
Added a Black cardstock, Basic Rectangle Backdrop for the base and there you have a quick and cute Halloween card, that would not be hard to mass produce for a classroom of students or for nursing home residents.
Thanks for joining me today, See you in Fort Wayne this weekend for the Toomuchfun Promotions Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Review of our OOAK Virtual Craft A Long Cool Cat Pumpkin Cards.

Happy Tuesday!
for this month we did 2 Cool Cat Pumpkin cards! How adorable are they?
The bundle is still available here:

See the video below and follow along if you already own these darling Die Sets and Stencil!
There is also a sneak peek of the next Craft A Long Bundle for October!

Please enjoy the video!

Thank you for watching!
Join us tonight on our Facebook Page for Tuesday Night Live, we will be doing a quick Halloween card and then we are off to the Toomuchfun Promotions Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway this weekend!

A Jillian Vance Design products used.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Best Witches

Welcome back!  I've got some more inspiration for the new Witch Hat Shaker Die set!

I created my background from a gel print and I added some polka dots with the Signature Polka Dot Stencil and some Glitz Glitter Gel.  I die cut the largest hat in the set from black cardstock and then used a floral embossing folder to add some pretty flowers... this was always gonna be a stylish hat!  I die cut the hat band and some flowers and a ribbon from the same gel print and the buckle, the best witches sentiment and some stars from holographic paper.  I also cut flowers from a black gel print and a couple of the spiders from the Witch Hat set and the frame in black.  

I put it all together using glue and foam tape and done!  Didn't even need any sequins on this one!  Don't you just love that hat set?!  You'll be seeing this one again before Halloween!

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and you come again soon!

Friday, September 23, 2022

Building Backgrounds with Joy

Good morning! Ardyth here again, with another idea for using die cuts to build a background. This time I used 4 of the Eight Point stars to build an unexpected pattern.

I cut them and took them apart to separate out all the pieces that needed to stay white from the pieces that I blended ink onto. I used two colours of ink to keep the colours from being too 'flat'. 

When I'm blending ink onto a lot of little pieces at once, I like to use temporary adhesive on a piece of scrap paper to hold them in place. It goes much faster, makes sure that I don't lose any, and keeps my fingers cleaner than if I was blending ink onto each piece individually. 
When everything was dry, I inlaid the pieces back in to create a 6x6" panel, which I cut down with a square die to fit on my 4.25" square card.

You could also cut 4 more of the stars, using coloured cardstock to create a similar look. BONUS: You'll have enough pieces get 4 reverse stars (white outlines with blue stars) if you do it this way!

I finished the card with a small circle and a die cut Joy sentiment from the Vintage Ornaments set.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hello! Welcome to our recap of our Tuesday Night Live.
We did a quick Witch Hat Card showing how to use tone on tone ink blending with our Scattered Stars Stencil!

Placing our Scattered Stars Stencil on our largest Stitch Dot Rectangle Backdrop cut in White cardstock, Mom used the White Shimmer Delicata ink. It gives a subtle but fun shimmery effect!
Then using the Black Shimmer Delicata Ink, and the Scattered Stars Stencil on Black cardstock, for the Witch Hat, again it is subtle but gives a fun tone on tone look.
We were going to add the Fringe Flower but decided against it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

We fly tonight!

Now arriving soon, very soon...our Witch Hat Shaker Die Set!!!
How darling is THIS!! 

For this card, I used the 

Dylusions Shimmer Sprays

in Black Marble for the hat, Pure Sunshine for the star and buckle, and Crushed Grape for the hat band.  I just wanted to add some bling to this card. Scattered Stars Stencil with Delicata Gold Shimmer ink makes a great background on our Stitch Dot Rectangle Backdrop which is layered onto our Basic Rectangle Backdrop!
The sentiment is one that is included in the die set! Those darling Bats are also dies in the set! How cute!

          See details below from the Tuesday Night Live post when we showed it for the first time!
Introducing the new A Jillian Vance Design Witch Hat Shaker Die Set.

Just how cute is THIS!!! So many options including 2 sizes of hat, which when layered together, you can create a darling shaker hat. Also several word dies as well as a bat, spider and eyelashes for the glamourous witch!
One of the dies features, stars and moons, that can be used to die cut within the hat and then layer a piece of metallic card stock behind it, OR cut several times and use as shaker filler! Again, Jillian gives you so many options!
Here is our Tuesday Night Live video from last week, September 6th, 2022, showing this brand new die set available for pre-order.

Thanks for stopping by today!