Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sweet Friend

Hello!  I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Design blog today and you can see my Sweet Friend card here as well as the detailed, step by step instructions on how to create it.

Diana Nguyen, A Way With Words, Quietfire Design, Dancing butterflies, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Sweet, Friends, die cut, CAS, handmade card

Friday, May 26, 2017

I wait for the Lord

I've been busy with card making and not so much with blogging so I'm trying to make up for it! 

 Here I used an old Momenta Cherry Blossom die on watercolor paper and watercolor brush markers.  I then die cut the same die on vellum and sponged the flowers, trimmed them off, and doubled up the flowers.  From a much older project, I had all these pearl edged RSVP blank cards that had just the right amount of embossing and elegance so I used that as my card base.  I added microbeads to the center of the the cherry blossoms and a verse using Verve's stamp set New Mercies.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Celebrate Graduation revisted

Just popping in with a quick card that is a remake of a much older one... older than when I started my blog.  I love die cuts because they can go beyond frames and borders.  I used Quietfire Design Celebrate metal die on gold craft metal sheets and flower and leaf punches to add a pop of color.

Congratulations to all the graduates out there!  Best wishes on your next conquest.

Celebrate - Metal Cutting Die

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The greatest revelation is Stillness

Ya'll (my Arkansas roots showing) there are some beautiful new stamps from Quietfire Design right now.  I love how new stamps just get my mojo going again.  I made an elegant card using white embossing on kraft card stock.  I do like it when you can make a card using minimal supplies - because my desk is such a mess it's hard to find anything!

I first started by embossing in white the Leafy Acanthus Background twice so that I would have enough to make a panel piece behind my Lao Tzu quote.  I trimmed it with a rectangle die and then matted it with a thin white mat.  I used the same kraft card stock as a base.  The quote was then embossed in black on white card stock and then popped up with foam tape against the card base. 

Head on over to see what's new at Quietfire Design!

Leafy Acanthus Background - Mounted

The Greatest Revelation - Mounted

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

No substitute for a great teacher

I keep playing with the cute teacher appreciation themed stamps and dies.  I should be more prepared for next year then!

My central image is actually a negative die cut with the blue lined paper peaking out even though in the picture it looks like I die cut the apple out of the blue lined paper.  It would work either way!  I white embossed the sentiment on black card stock.  After looking through my stash of buttons, I could not find any red buttons so I used my Copic markers to color two of them red - it's a great way to get matching embellishments!