Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop - Moments




Welcome to the Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects! 

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda (that's me!) and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma


What would a celebration be without a giveaway!? Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog. 


Make sure you leave a comment below before midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts! You can go back if you've missed any of them.



I had fun making this card for the hop!!  I started with a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Card (Ranger) 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  I used the new stencil, Dotty, and Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi).  Before the paste dried completely, I sprayed over the piece with Distress Spray Stain Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade and dabbed over the paste with a rough cloth creating additional texture.  


After drying it, I then went in-between the paste dots using ink through the stencil.  I put the largest circles between the smallest dots and inked half the paper.  Then I flipped it around, lined up the largest dots again and inked the other half the paper.  Dried the ink and distressed the edges of the panel.


Next I sprayed on a misting of Mica Spray.  As we all know, this is very hard to catch in a photograph but hopefully, if you enlarge the picture, you can see it a bit.  It's lovely as the card tips and catches the light.


Moments was cut from green cardstock as was the larger circle (Dotted Scallop Circles).  All the cutting dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   The quote  was stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black (Ranger) onto Mixed Media Heavy Card,  die cut and then the Butterfly Spray stenciled across it with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade.  I used a gold paint pen (Posca) right on top of the cut dots on the large circle.  This worked really well!!!  The Small Butterfly was cut from a scrap of the Mixed Media Heavy Stock, colored with Distress Inks and then Enamel Accents, Pink Gumball (Ranger) added along the body.  There were more pink dots added onto the card once everything was in place.  For the leaves (Leafy Branch cutting die) - some were cut from white cardstock and inked with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn; for the others, I glued a page from a hymnal to cardstock, cut the leafy branch from that and sprayed it with Distress Spray Stain Spun Sugar.  The leafy branches were cut into smaller pieces, leaf lines added with Susan's Garden leaf tool and leaf pad, and arranged as shown.  




67 comments:

christi said...

love the cool technique and the colors you used. the sentiments from quietfire are so great.

Debby said...

Very pretty and love the dot texture background!

Krista Hentges said...

Very nice!! Every flows so smooth!!

CraftyJo said...

I'll bet this is even more wonderful 'in the flesh' with all that texture going on - it's fab, tfs.

Jo Ann F. said...

So many textures and colors! Just beautiful, and the Quietfire sentiment and die are perfect together. Your card makes me hopeful that spring is coming as I sit here with snow on the ground and severe gusts of wind blowing!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely spring card with a beautiful sentiment! I love the fun stencil and the pretty word die too! Beautiful butterfly and details!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the bright colors you used and thank you for sharing how you made the background.

Sheila said...

On a very snow day today in Maine, your card brought a smile to my face...not only by the saying, but the bright, spring colors. Thank you for sharing how you created this card...a definite keeper.

Jutta said...

Your card is like a reminder that Spring is just around the corner. It is so very pretty with it's fresh looking background and wonderful sentiments.

Carmen G. said...

I love the colours. Thanks for your techneque in this card. CARMEN

Quietfire said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! <3

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the technique with the stencil. The shine is so pretty.

Janis said...

Beautiful greens....such pretty spring details!! Love your wonderful background technique and the gorgeous calligraphy.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Rebecca Billard said...

Love your card! The colors really pop out at you and awesome background!

dorothy harrison said...

Love the bright colors that just pop off the card. A dot is just a moment in time - so wonderful way you put it all together!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Beautiful card, makes one think of Spring.

Candy Meyers said...

I love the bright colors used. Helps on these gloomy winter days. So many textures on this card. Great idea.

SherylH said...

Wonderful card - so many details and techniques! Congratulations on being published in RSM - hoping I can find this issue in stores to see the article.

Vicki robertson said...

Wow, this card makes me think of spring! You have created a beautiful background with all of the different mediums and stencil. Love the mica sheen and lovely sentiment stamp. TFS!

Ann said...

So cool. More patience than I have unfortunately! Very pretty.

Stacey Kowbel said...

I love the colours. The sentiments and lettering are so beautiful!

Lindart said...

What a neat technique! And I love the little bits of leaves and flowers tucked in between the circles!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and bright background and love the sentiment.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Wanda, I love your Spring greens, and the sentiment is wonderful. Sorry it's such a quick visit but I'm on a borrowed laptop! Have a great week. Sue xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Gorgeous!

Charmaine Stack said...

What a gorgeous card and lovely sentiment. Congratulations on the feature in RSM!

Karenladd said...

Your beautiful card is filled with texture and color! I love the stenciled background and all the layered diecuts, combined with beautiful fonts and sentiments!

donna said...

great looking card!

donna sherman said...

Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful color combo and design!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your card...sure feels like spring with the colors you used! Nadia W

Jean said...

So very pretty!

peaches234 said...

Lovin' the textures.

C. M. Taylor said...

Wanda, you did again! So many different things about this that I have to incorporate into my work. The mica spray (love the shimmer on the bright yellows and greens) the music paper for the leaves/greenery ( I love that you didn't color them) and your butterfly is just too sweet. TFS your art with us.

Robyn said...

Love this sentiment and your gorgeous setting! thanks for the step outs too!

Roni Johnston said...

Love this card!

Caroline Pollard said...

So Very Pretty!

SHartl said...

This card looks like a magical garden with all the different pretty dies and bright green colors. I would love to see this one in person with all the shimmer and shine!

sammi said...

Very cool technique! Love the effect and your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the beautiful garden with the
butterfly resting to read the sentiment.
Gorgeous project.
thanks for sharing.

Clare said...

This is very impressive! Colorful, full of life and variety!

Jaimi Bailey said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. I love the look.

stamper said...

Very bright and cheery!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Such a pretty card love the sentiment die ,thanks for the mini tutorial on how you made it

Kim Banas said...

Beautiful...

D.Ann C said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for showing how you used the stencil. I just love that sentiment!!

Katina said...

Beautiful card and the colors really POP! The photo is cool but would love to see all the texture in person.

c smith said...

Love the design of the card and interested in trying your techniques. Just Beautiful

Barbara Baxter said...

Wanda, this is a wonderful card! I'm so glad you included your instructions as there were so many steps. I don't know if I would have noticed everything you did if I didn't have the steps to read. (I.e., I didn't even notice the yellow butterflies and they add so much to the card.) I love the multi-sized dots, the colors, the elegant calligraphy. Thanks for sharing.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card with beautiful colors!
Gives me the feeling of Spring :))
Thanks for showing how to make it!

Janet L. said...

Love this card with such a fun technique and colors. It reminds me of spring!!

barbara macaskill said...

Stunning! I love the colors you chose! They are refreshing and pretty! I am so glad you have the tutorial here so I can give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

cghundley said...

Your card is
awesome! Love
the stenciling
and the butterfly
is gorgeous!
Carla from Utah

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Beautiful card!!! Love the sentiment!!!

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques with us. Love the finished product.

Dana Bennett said...

Thank you for sharing!!
You certainly can't go wrong
with Ranger Distress inks!
Beautiful card! 😍😍

Dorothy S said...

Beautiful - great look with the stencil.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Such vibrancy and texture on the background really make the sentiments pop, to create a beautifully made card. Great showcasing of these new release...and I'm the newest follower of your blog, hope you might pop over...
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
{Thank You Candy at Shaz in Oz Blog}

Polly said...

Sucha a fun background for your card...love the quote.

Turid said...

Just stunning, and a great tutorial. A card with meaning, and hope of spring to come!

Anonymous said...

Pretty colours and card.

Nanarama 4

SuzzieQ said...

The colors are wonderful and the depth of color is awesome.

Kathy Eddy said...

Beautiful card Wanda. Colors are screaming spring!

Rena Sawatski said...

Lovely colours and certainly makes me think of spring.

Gerry said...

Beautiful card. Lovely spring colors.

Ingrid_B said...

I'll have to give this technique a whirl :-)

Betty said...

Such a color fantasy. Love this sentiment and the die cut word.

Froggietalks said...

Love this card, especially the pink music note leaves :)