Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Water Colored Lights!

I have discovered I really like watercoloring!
I remember those watercolor books as a kid that you just dip that paint brush in water and
start brushing on the pages.  Well my technique is very similar!
I tap some Distress Ink or scribble some watercolor marker on a stamp block and just spritz with water and start painting!

By using Clear embossing powder, it gives the lights a very unique floating on air look!
A simple, quick and easy card!

Check out my post over on the A Jillian Vance Design  Blog HERE
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Other Supplies
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Distress Ink in Festive Berries & Everygreen Bough
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
WorldWin Hunter Green Cardstock
Silver cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Introducing AJVD's New Grandpa's Glass Series

This is a hard post to write, tomorrow it will be 6 months since my dad passed away (Jillian's grandfather).  It hasn't been easy as we miss him so much.  There are so many great memories we have together and one is all the stained glass he did for us and many others as gifts.  After retiring from farming he became a stained glass artist!
So Jillian decided we needed a series of dies to honor the memory of her grandpa.
Introducing Grandpa's Glass...
There are two dies in the series so far, Grandpa's Glass: Candles and Grandpa's Glass: Lantern
which is the one I used for this card.
They are designed to layer and mat with our Basic Rectangle Backdrop and our Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop die sets for the perfect matting! Jillian and I love layering on a card!
Check out the blog post on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog here!

There are so many options with these dies, you could use vellum and color in the areas, inlay colored pieces such as the holly or candles, use for a luminary ~ the possibilities are only limited to your imagination!
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Faux Shaker Cards

So I was thinking, how can I make a shaker card without having to cut and glue craft foam?
Well then it dawned on me... Gloss Accents!!!
So here is my first (of many) Faux Shaker Cards.
I am using the fun new Christmas Lights Shaker Dies by A Jillian Vance Design!
So to make my "green cord" I used the NEW Slippery Slopes & Stitched Clouds die set.  It features several options of 4 different line shapes.  Each border die only cuts the line and stitching on each side of that line.  So you can make slopes, wavy lines etc.  BUT if cut once, then placed close to that first cut line, you can make a CORD for your Christmas Lights!
I then arranged my Scarlet Satin Sequins how I wanted them trying not to have them too perfectly lined up. Then here is where the MAGIC begins...take your Glossy Accents and put it just inside the cardstock line, then work toward the middle being careful NOT to touch the nozzle to the paper ~ or you will pick up sequins with it.  In that case, use your craft pick to place them back where they need to go.  And let dry over night.  Do not touch them or you will have your fingerprint embedded forever! 
And there you have the look of a Shaker card, without the layers of acetate and craft foam.
This is just another fun option!
I stamped the sentiment in Classic Cherry Ranger Dye Ink on a new sentiment strip that is included in a die set we can't reveal just yet.
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