Friday, May 14, 2021

Iris Mini Slim

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you the card that I created during this week's Tuesday Night Live. And just a note about those; after next week, we will be dedicating time to doing video content rather than lives. We understand that things are beginning to open up and everyone is busy, and can't always make the lives, which is totally fantastic that we can find some semblance of normalcy now. This way, you can watch the videos at your leisure. We'll still do lives from time to time but mom and I agreed this would be the best option since summer is approaching and people have lives and commitments. 

We found a variation of this card in my grandma's drawer that we had made for her 92nd birthday, and decided to do a re-creation of it! So I made a mini slimline card. You can watch the live on our Facebook page, and it'll be available soon on our YouTube.

Another cool thing is that these featured products; the Iris Bloom Die Set and the Vase Die Set are on sale currently! Check that out and grab them if you're interested! :) 

Mom also used the Iris die and created a different flower by consistently layering! She said it looks like a Begonia, which is absolutely stunning. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Getting More from Beautiful Butterfly

Good morning! Ardyth here, dropping in for a visit, with a fun way to get more from the new Beautiful Butterfly die!

I thought I would see if this gorgeous die could be adapted to make a 'side' butterfly and yes! One cut along the body, and then removing one of the antennae and we get a whole other side of the butterfly!

I used the negative portion of the die cut to trace the shape of the solid wing onto some pearlescent vellum cardstock, cut it out, then glued it to the back of the butterfly.

I finished the card with a rainbow sentiment strip inlaid with the small celebrate word die from Slimline Rectangle Window & Words set.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

you are my anchor...

Hello friends!  Rosemary here with a more masculine card created with the Anchors Aweigh 2.0 die set and an alcohol ink background.  

When I first joined the AJVD design team Jillian had recently released a stamp set called Simply Said: Anchor.   That stamp set immediately became a favorite of mine.  A few years later she released a die set called Anchors Aweigh which included an anchor die that cut out the anchor in the Simply Said: Anchor die set.  I was so happy when that happened!  Now she has released the Anchors Aweigh 2.0 die set that includes a larger anchor die, as well as a smaller one.  I just love this new die set and had been wanting to use the large anchor die on a card.   With that in mind I created an alcohol ink background using blue and green alcohol inks, along with Sterling Alloy.  Once the background was done I set it aside to completely dry.  I die cut the anchor and the chain from silver metallic cardstock.  I cut additional anchors from thin white cardstock and then stacked them with the silver metallic one.  I die cut the alcohol ink background with one of the wave dies and then to give the piece a finished look I die cut it with the largest basic rectangle die.  White cardstock was also die cut with the same rectangle die and then I adhered the alcohol ink piece to that.  The chain was attached to the anchor and then I adhered the anchor to the panel.  The sentiment is from You Are My Anchor stamp set.  I die cut vellum with the smallest die from the basic rectangle die set, stamped it with watermark ink and then heat embossed in silver.  I adhered the sentiment by placing rolled up glue dots behind the embossed words.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Join Us Tonight for Tuesday Night Live!

Hey everyone! Just reminding you and giving you a sneak peek at tonight's Tuesday Night Live! Remember to join us on Facebook at 7 PM EST! We'll be making a super cute and fun card with a lot of meaning to mom and I. 

The live is always up on YouTube later for you to watch if you can't join us! Hope to see you there, it's going to be so much fun!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Grande Word Dies On a Gel Print Background

Hello!  I just love the new Beautiful Butterfly die so much and I love love using it as a mask with my Gel Plate.

For these I added the butterfly die cut onto the plate, peeled it off and then printed it onto the panel.  (I'm still saving this butterfly die cut to use on another project!)

Decided to make this one a Mini Slim and to avoid covering up any of the yummy background, a simple word die for each... of course cut three times and stacked for dimension.

Promising you something different for next time!  Thanks so much for stopping and come again soon!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Bird Cage

Hi everyone! Jillian again. Today I have a fun Christmas card (I know, it's May), to share with you all using the brand new Tweet Bird Cage and the Spring Birdie! I absolutely love these sets together, they're so much fun. This is also proof you don't need a sentiment for a super fun card! All I used was the Eternal Spring set for a gorgeous scripty background! 

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Best Mom Ever

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun card that was kind of Tuesday night's project. However, we deleted the video because it wasn't our normal quality and it was just a mess; sometimes cards just don't work out the way you want them to! So... alas I remade it. 

It's really helpful when making a wreath project to have a guide; i.e. cut out a circle so that you're able to bend your paper to create the wreath in the correct shape. Also, instead of an A2 size, I created a background that's around 5 x 5.

I used our brand new Fresh Foliage and Budding Branches dies. I also used the Mini Spring Mix, as usual, as well as the Daisy die to add some flower accents! The full product list is below, click those products and it'll take you to the website where you can order them!

Thank you so much and I hope you all have a wonderful day!