Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Autumn - 4 Seasons


Hello Quietfire fans!  It's Betsy here today sharing with you this lovely
autumn card using 

This is such a lovely set of dies and the "Autumn" die is just perfect for this time of year!

Let me show you how I made my card!

I first started out with a piece of 140lb watercolor paper.  This paper was a sample set that had every kind of watercolor paper that this company makes. I lightly sprayed it with water.  Then I sprinkled on - very lightly - PaperArtsy Infusions in Olive Tree and Golden Sands.

These pigments are like ColorBurst pigments and are very strong.  I really wanted to retain the mottled look you get when you first sprinkle them on wet paper.  I allowed this to dry thoroughly.  Then I took my "Autumn" die and die cut the word.  I already had my paper chosen.

I love the effect I get with the pigments on this die cut.  Next I gathering all of my supplies
together that I would be using.

My paper comes from Kaisercraft "Fallen Leaves" collection and I really felt the color
palette was sophisticated and blended well with the die cut.
My card base was from Brutus Monroe called "Martini" card stock -  it's a lovely olive color.  I cut that 
to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored and folded it in the middle.  My darker patterned paper
measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"I adhered that down first.  My next patterned paper measures
3 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Before adhering it to the base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen
Distress Ink.

This gives the edges just a bit of definition.  I also inked the little flag.  I adhered down
the patterned piece and the flag with the addition circle piece on it.  

Before adding my
die cut "Autumn" to my card I cut it out 3 times out of a golden color card stock scrap.

I stacked these together and then adhered them to my project.  And that finished my card!
I decided against any embellishments...I liked the softness and elegance that it had.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  You can find these dies and more at:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, October 19, 2020

Mid-Month Inspiraiton for Jan's Digistamps Challenge


Hello everyone!  It's mid-October already and it's time for some
mid-month inspiration for

Today I'm using:

This is a awesome digistamp set, wonderful sentiments and 2 great images.

To start I composed & sized my image in the computer and printed it out onto
Neenah 80lb. Classic Crest Solar White card stock.

I decided to use Copic markers for the coloring.  I love how vibrant fall colors are
when using Copics.

Even though the colorways I chose were muted they still appear to be lively!

Copic markers used:
Tub: C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, Blender
Sign:  E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, W0, W1
Pumpkins:  Y17, YR15, YR18, E19
Stems:  YG91, YG95, Y28
Gourd:  Y21, Y28, YR31
Corn Husks:  Y00, Y21, YG91, YG95
Corn:  Y15, BV23, BV25, R59, R02, YR04

Once the coloring was complete and fussy cut, I made my card.  My base is an A2 size white
card base.  I adhered a piece of textured solid orange that measures 4 1/8" x 5 1/2".
On top of that I adhered my plaid piece which measures 3 1/4" x 5 1/2". Along
the edges of the plaid piece I used dark green mirror peel-offs.

Placed my focal image in the middle using foam tape.  For embellishments I used
dark red enamel dots and a very small twine bow.  And that completed my card!

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  I just love making fall cards.  This set from
Jan's Digi Stamp Shop is gorgeous along with many other sets.

Please enter your cards and follow us to win!  Our theme is always "Anything Goes"
and if you use one of Jan's stamp sets you increase your chances of winning!
We love to see what you create!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  We hope YOU win!!!


In my capacity as a design team member for Jan’s Digi Stamps, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Conversation with Snow Friends


Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a bit of winter inspiration!  Actually I'm hoping
winter is still a long ways away!  Today I'm using products from:

Let's get started!  I first used the Conversation Die with the White Glitter Paper.
This glitter paper cuts wonderfully and it's no-shed!

Next I cut a panel of navy card stock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I placed the panel in my
MISTI and placing the die cut over the navy piece.  I laid 3 of the snowflake stamps.
I did it this way to place where my snowflakes would be.  I stamped 3 different
snowflakes in 3 alternating speech bubbles and heat embossed them with the
Alabaster  Embossing Powder.

After heat embossing, I sprayed this panel with an iridescent spray.  The particles of
glitter in the spray were exactly the same colors as in the White Glitter Paper.

I stamped out 3 of the snowmen onto alcohol marker friendly white card stock.

I kept the coloring simple.  I tried something on the pom pom of the hat and
didn't like it.  I do something different for the final project.

I marked with pencil where I was going to cut the snowmen before coloring.  

Copic markers used:

YR04, YR07, B60, BV000, BV00, BV13, B23, B32

I fussy cut the snowmen when I was finished with the coloring.  Next I put my card together.  I adhered the glitter die cut to the navy base.  I adhered my snowmen in alternating speech bubbles.  In the middle of each snowflake I placed a silver flatbacked bead.  I applied Stickles to the pom poms on the hats.  I added white Nuvo Drops to the background and Glossy Accents to the noses.  And that finished my project!  I imagined that snowmen would be talking about...SNOW!!!!

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  I love the expressions on the snowmen's faces!
So cute!!!

You'll find the products I used at the Brutus Monroe online store!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them.

 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Homeroom Bookmark Kit with Brutus Monroe


Hello everyone!  Today's project with Brutus Monroe is a bit different - I made a
bookmark kit!  So easy to do!!!!

Brutus Monroe Products used:

I started my project by cutting panel to stamp the locker image on.  These 
measure 2" x 6".  I stamped the locker image on each panel with Raven
Detail Ink.

Next, with a craft knife, I cut along the inner edges of the lockers leaving the left uncut so it could be folded open.  These were very easy to cut.

Next I took a half sheet of white card stock and stamped out my images with Raven Detail Ink.

I admit, I did fussy cut these out.  It only took about 15 min as these images are very easy to cut.  Next, with my envelope maker, I made a small 2 1/2" x 3 1/3" envelope to contain all the little images.  All of the images have pieces of Double Sided Tissue Tape on the backside.

I backed each of the locker panels with another piece of white card stock.  This gives a surface for sticking the images inside and also gives more stability to the bookmark.  I punched a 3/16" hole in the top of each one and also included bakers twine in the kit.
And lastly, I wrote a little poem (please feel free to copy) to be included in the kit so it could be given as a gift.  I printed it out onto notebook paper.

With a nice box of pens/markers/colored pencils, this is complete to give as a gift.  An adorable bigger envelope could be decorated with stamped & colored images for an adorable presentation!

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  This was so different for me to create but I love how
it turned out!  I did have a creative mentor for this project - my 11 year old granddaughter!
She loves this kit!

You'll find the products I used to create this kit at:

Brutus Monroe.com

Thank you so much for your interest today!  I appreciate it!


In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

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