Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quietfire Design Blog Hop

Today is the last day of the Quietfire Design Blog Hop. I'll tell you about how to win today's prize and the grand prize after I tell you about my project.

My creation is a criss cross card with a twist. The insert is made so that it can be used as an ornament. I used Bazzill cardstock from the purple monochrom pack. Create the criss cross base card. For the right side triangle stamp mini Dotted Harlequin borders repeatedly with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. For the left side stamp the small bow flourish from Flourishes 1 repeatedly with Versamark ink and holographic embossing powder. Press reindeer charm into Versamark inkpad and apply holographic embossing powder. Cut small strips and pieces of Sookwang double-sided tape. Smush and press liberal amounts into channels on back of charm, using scissor tip to push excess into channels. Press firmly onto card.

Ornament: use Spellbinders Labels Five to cut and emboss two large layers and one smaller layer. The smaller layer should be embossed on the smooth side of the paper. Stamp Take time saying on smooth side of lavender layer with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple ink and holographic embossing powder. Use Versamark pen to trace around embossed edges of cut layers and apply holographic embossing powder. Work on small sections at a time, heat setting as you go. Sandwich a length of purple fiber between the two larger layers with several strips of double-sided tape to create hanging loop. Attach saying layer. Press snowflake charm into Versamark inkpad and apply holographic embossing powder. Attach to ornament.

Back of ornament: Press The Essential Glue Pad over Spellbinders Snowflake Impressabilities. Put cardstock textured side down on top of Impressabilities and run thru die cut machine. Pour snow glitter over cardstock and allow to sit a few minutes. Shake off excess and allow to dry. Spray with Krylon Workable Fixative to avoid shedding. Cut out with smaller Spellbinders Labels Five. Use Versamark pen and holographic embossing powder as on other layers. Attach to back of ornament with Sookwang tape.

For the daily prize, leave a comment about this post to be entered for a chance to win a $25-$30 grab bag of Quietfire Design Rubber Stamps. A name will be chosen randomly from the list of comments on this blog entry and the name of the winner will be posted on this blog tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 24). The winner must contact suzanne@quietfiredesign.com to claim their prize!!!

For the grand prize...
Tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 24th, you return to Suzanne’s fresh new blog entry and make a comment. Surprise! You don’t have to list the Quietfire Rubber stamps used by the Design Team in this blog hop! Just make a comment and Suzanne will choose a winner!

Hugs,
Monica

94 comments:

Rene said...

Great colours and lovely cards.
Rene from OZ

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful card and sentiment, very inspiring and thank you for the opportunity to be entered in the draw.

Rob Keogh

Quietfire said...

Beautifully done Monica! Thanks so much for taking part in the Blog Hop! *Love* the purple!!! lol!

Bonnie said...

I love that your card is a 2 in 1! The ornament is beautiful and the sentiment is great. Don't we all need to take a little time to enjoy the season considering it is one of the most hectic ones we celebrate. The "reason for the season" can sometimes get smothered by the preparations. Thanks for such a beautiful inspiration.
Bonnie G

Cindy Cade said...

Monica,
What a lovely card. Who knew that shades of purple could make such a nice Christmas set? Well done. :-)

Donna said...

A lovely card and purple is my favorite color. How thoughtful to make the card with ornament inside. A wonderful keepsake for friends and family. What a group of talented designers on this Quietfire Blog Hop! Thank you for taking your time and sharing your talents. Thank you Suzanne for the beautiful stamps.

shirleydrul said...

The various purple cardstock cooridinates very well in this project and the idea creates a nice keepsake to the recievers of the card/ornament. Thank you for the great ideas and giveaways.

Val said...

Love the card. What a unique idea and purple is my fav. colour and the QF sentiment is one more people should take to heart. Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity for a chance to win.
Val B.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful ornament and lovely design.

Delores said...

What a neat idea ~ very pretty! I had not thought of spraying the fixative over the glitter to cut down on shedding. I will have to try that.
This has been a fun blog hop!
Delores Azary

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous, Monica! It's been a fun time seeing all the creations and playing along in the blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

forrestwife said...

thanks for the inspiration,
blessings,
Robyn

Sandi said...

I love your card Monica. Purple always looks great for holiday cards I think. I especially love how you finished off the back of the card, what a super idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Sandi

Jenny L. said...

Monica,
Beautiful creation! I've not made a criss cross card in a while, thanks for the inspiration. Purple is my favorite color also. Great use of Quietfire stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

Marg said...

Monica, I love your card. I also love how red and green are not the only colours we can use for our Christmas cards any more. Anything goes!

Marg

Marg said...

A lovely card. I like the technique you described re the reindeer. Thanks for the heads-up re not having to list the stamps :<)

Jill P said...

beautiful card and an ornament too.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooh...what fun! Beautiful creations!!!

leenda said...

WOW! Very unique & very creative! Your ornament is a gift by itself! Great job!

Nancy said...

This card is great. Love the use of non-traditional colors and the ornament is a great keepsake. (I know many people who keep all handmade cards they receive. This one can be kept and brought out to re-enjoy on an annual basis.

stamper said...

This card is beautiful. I am very anxious to try this design myself. I also love the fact that it is an ornament, to be admired year after year.

Wanda H said...

Monica, your ornament card is fantastic!!!! What a way cool idea!!! Love the stamps you used and embellishments... all the embossing... everything!!!!!

Nena said...

Wonderful design! Thank you for offering the
details. I didn't know you could emboss charms.
Also putting the glue on the embossing die is
brilliant. I am so excited to try these things.
I would love being the recipient of your card!!

nej26 said...

What a great idea. Never thought it can be used like this.Thanks for the giveaway!

paperbrd said...

Lovely colours, I love this complicated card.
Very impressive.

paperbrd

SherylH said...

Beautiful card and ornament Monica. Love your use of the Spellbinder dies and impressibility plate.

Kathy O said...

Monica, this is a great idea...a beautiful card and a keepsake ornament, too! Love the color since purple is my favorite! I'd be very pleased to receive this card!

Yogi said...

very nice card. I love the criss cross fold. Very nice

Irene said...

What a great idea. Cards with an extra bonus to me are more enviromentally friendly. I'd be happy to recieve and/or send this to someone special. thank you for entering me in your draw.

lilabber said...

How Royal, the colors are so magestic and really suit the design, what a found treasure it has been to come along on this blog hop, you are all a very talented bunch of designers.

Michelle said...

What a brilliant idea to have an ornament and a card in one!

Rachel said...

Great Idea!!! Lovely Design. The Hop has been amazing!

Karen said...

What a great idea for an easy-to-mail gift! I love how you've showcased the beauty and versatility of these stamps.

Lynn Stevens said...

How Wonderful your project is. A card and gift in one! You are so clever.
I have so enjoyed seeing everyones art this week. TFS
Lynn

TN Granny said...

What a great idea for a gift card, I love the design and might just have to borrow your idea. This has been a fun week with your blog friends.
God Bless,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

Lynne Phelps said...

I love your hybrid project! The idea of the card insert being a ornament is great!

Patrica said...

Thank you for posting this beautiful ornament... Now I have something to use my labels 5 on that is different, I love the Take Time verse you used.. nicely done.

dotygirl said...

Great card, love the colors and saying, very nice.
bjcraftdiva@centurytel.net

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful card love the sentiments and the snowflake . Very nice

Nimue said...

What a lovely idea making the inside an ornament! I love how you used the impressionability. I doubt I would ever have thought of that. The card is beautiful - Nimmy

Froggietalks said...

I love the idea of a card with the sentiment as an ornament Monica. I definitely need the pattern for that.

Karen G (BC)

Vicki Holdwick said...

Another beautiful card.

xoxo

Phyl said...

Great work Monica/ I bet this is awesome in real life. I like your style of stamping.
Phyllis J.

sweetpz said...

Beautiful card! i love all the colours you used and the embossing..

Glenda said...

Love the originality of your "twist" Thanks for inspiring me, again. All the Blog Hop Visits have been wonderful, thanks to all who participated.

donna said...

Wonderful card and ornament Monica. I love the colours you have chosen.

crazy4atc said...

Love your card,beautiful color and design!

okanagan_spirit said...

Beautiful card Monica and I like the bonus of an onrnamet inside. I see I'm not the only one to use purple.

Elaine A said...

Monica -

What a lovely card! I love the harlequin stamp, have it myself, but you've shown me a new way to use it. And I really like that now only will the receipient get a beautiful card, but a stunning ornament for the tree to pass down through the years. WONDERFUL!

Elaine Allen

Patty said...

What a beautiful, elegant card - and what a great idea, making it an ornament, too! Thanks for sharing!

julieB said...

Monica, What a great card and little gift. After seeing all these beautiful Christmas designs on this blog hop, I opened my order from QF that I got awhile ago just knowing that I had pre ordered the 2 new UM sets one being the Christmas. Waaahhh! I must have been in a thrifty mood and decided I had enough Christmas, 'cause I only ordered the new quotes. What was I thinking? Bah humbug!

Wendy said...

I love the idea of an ornament as part of the card, I will definitely have to try this. Thanks

Rena Sawatski said...

Love the look of this card with the folds. Great idea using the ornament a little gift for the recipient.

Angelartistok said...

Beautiful! I love the design and color.

Anna said...

Thank you Monica! What an excellent idea to make the insert an ornament. And I too love using alternative colours rather than only traditional ones for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration. Anna

Donna said...

I LOVE this card, and especially the ornament. You must have a very creative mind. I think I'll try to make one for myself. Wish me luck.

DonnaWB

Theresa said...

A card and an ornament??? Does it get any more creative? I think not!! Fabulous job with this, very rich colors for the holiday season!

Linda said...

Oh Monica, this card and ornament is just magnificent. I love the use of the color purple for Christmas. It's so unique, and what a great gift this makes. Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Linda Epstein

Gail O said...

Hi Monica. The criss cross envelope is such a good idea and sets off the "ornament" beautifully. Your detailed instructions are so helpful because they allow you to think in different directions than you might normally take.
Gail O

DB said...

Your card and ornament are beautiful, I love the purple and gold.

Madison said...

Love the colors and that little reindeer is very cute. Awesome card!!!

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love the cross over look of your beautiful card. It is like being wrapped in a hug!

Lindart said...

Lovely card Monica!

christi said...

this is a very cute card and i love how versitle it is. i have never seen holografic embossing powder. now i will have to go shopping.
thanks,
c

Colynn Krull said...

Hi Wanda

You did a beautiful job on this card. It will be a nice gift for some and once again i see the many uses of the Spellbinder dies. They are
going on my wish list

Take Care
Colynn

lizzie said...

i love criss cross cards and this one is beautiful.

MrsRandMrR said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful idea.

Farmgirl said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing!

Daphne said...

I love this card! It's sweet, soft, and fabulously elegant. And a giftie enclosure too!

Marge said...

WOW, what a gorgeous ornament and card!!! Thanks for the detailed instructions you've provided! May just have to give this a try (since I have the Label 5 dies)! TFS!!!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hope you didn't burn yourself embossing the snowflake brad:) I love the scalloped edges and the purple shades!
Love Karla Jackson

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful card, one of many beautiful cards.

doodlebug said...

what a good idea for a card/gift in one! Thanks!

Jan Castle said...

Such a beautiful card/ornament!!!! Love the colors and how you put the entire card together!!!
Jan Castle

Beth Ann said...

Wow! That is all I can saw at the first glance. God has given you a wonderful talent. Second & Third glance are also WOW!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, and you made it so pretty!

cheryl ben at earthlinkdotnet

trish said...

What a beautiful card and I love the idea of giving a gift as well- absolutely gorgeous
Hugs,
Trish

cindy said...

Ooooooo, I love these colors! Beautiful card Monica.
cindy b

L. Brown said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the choice of colors. Colors fit for a king. I also love the sentiment--in addition to the little joys, the angels brought us tidings of "great joy".

ArtCricket2 said...

This is beautiful and so creative! I love that it is a card and an ornament. I've had a great time on the blog hop. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Miriam said...

Another fantastic card! I love the ornament insert! What a clever idea. You are an inspiration to us all! Thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity and for the chance to win some wonderful products!

Karen Krumbach said...

Gorgeous card - love the "2 for the price of 1" theme.

Karen Krumbach

Erica Philip said...

Oh what a wonderful design! And I like the idea of having an ornament in the card - that is so cool! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us :D

Rhonda said...

Lovely design! The blog hop has given me lots of ideas. I love the monochromatic effect of this piece and love that it has two purposes. Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers!

Mary-Frances said...

I've never seen a criss-cross card, so what a wonderful introduction. I love the colours, the choice of stamps, and the ornament insert. It's always inspiring to see what others do with particular stamps. Thank you for sharing.
Mary-Frances

wendy said...

I like the idea of incorporating an ornament as part of the card.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. It's been amazing going to places I've never been and seeing so many beautiful creative cards! Yours is lovely! Connie K

quinn57 said...

Pretty shades of purple and beautiful design. Thanks for the step by step. This blog hop also introduced some fabulous work by a very creative bunch of ladies. Thanks so much!

Lynda M said...

Lovely card, so many details. I'll be getting out my hollographic EP soon. Beautiful sentiment.

PaperCat said...

What an interesting card - love having an ornament within. Very nice.
Moe

sparkling stamper said...

What a creative card...very pretty!!! Truly a card that IS a gift!

Anonymous said...

I tried to say it earlier, but now i can tell how much i love the idea to incorperate an ornament in a card. Something to keep and use again and again. Lovely!
Margriet

munroegirls said...

What a great idea. An ornament that you can enjoy for years!
Erica

Sharp said...

Thank you Monica! What an excellent idea to make the insert an ornament. And I too love using alternative colours rather than only traditional ones for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration. Anna