Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful Rose!

I am in love with this new Stamp and Die Collection!
Sadly I lost my uncle a couple weeks ago.  Even though they lived 50 miles from us, we all were close as he would bring the family over every weekend when my grandparents were living to see them and what fun times we had! I couldn't wait for weekends looking forward to seeing my cousins!
The same cousins who scrap and make cards, who I told I would NEVER become a paper crafter because of my love of sewing...Jillian changed all that!  Never say never!
Same card, just added some watercolor which gives a totally different look!
See the recipe below for both cards.
Let me tell you about this new Stamp and Die collection.  The stamp set is a 4 x 6 stamp set featuring the long stemmed rose as well as the rose that matches the die.  The long stemmed rose matches also you just will need to trim off the leaves.
The stamp set also features the word "beautiful" that you can arrange the other sentiments around AND it matches the die exactly! So stamp and layer as you wish!
I love to watercolor with Distress Inks, so this is a great set to play with some color combinations!
The Die Set features 3 dies:  a die that cuts the outer edge around stamp, a die that cuts the same inner lines as the stamp as well as the "beautiful" word die that is the same size as the stamp.
You can also use the outer die to mat the inner outlines on to give a small border as shown in white behind the roses on the above cards.
http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/beautiful-rose-die-set/ So you can do SO MUCH with these two products!You can purchase the Beautiful Rose Stamp Set here  and the Beautiful Rose Die Set here or purchase as a combination set HERE!
I am hoping once Jillian's classes are done she will be doing a video to show you all the ways to use this amazing collection!
AND I am betting there will be more in the works as this is such a fun yet elegant set!

Other products used:
Picket Fence Distress Ink by Ranger
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink by Ranger
Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ adhesive sheets and EZ Dot Runner
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Kiss me....Wall Decor

So this week I am doing something different.
No card but a fun decor project!
And yes still incorporating A Jillian Vance Design...in a roundabout way!
We have a bathroom that we are updating the wall color and changing the theme. 
We decided to go with a Navy by Sherwin Williams called Salty Dog...I LOVE this color!  Not too deep, not to bright, just right!
I really thought I would go with a Nautical theme, however when we were in Nashville we visited a very quaint store called A Thousand Faces.  It featured local artists and we found a print we wanted for the bathroom ~ which was name Starry Night in Nashville by Anna B. Webb.
And so the theme of Nautical became the theme of STARS!!
The colors in her print are perfect for this bath!
So this is my project for today.
Ed Sheeran is one of the greatest songwriters of today in my eyes.
This is my FAVORITE song by him, Thinking Out Loud!
It is the ringtone I hear when Sam calls my cell phone, it is just a beautiful song!
So "kiss me under the night of a thousand stars"  was SOOO perfect for this project and the bathroom!
So here is how I did it....Using Adobe Illustrator.
I chose a blue watercolor swatch from my Illustrator stash and used the star tool and modified the edges...don't ask me how just started adding effects!
Then laid out the verse using the font in black text.
I felt it needed something else so here is where the A Jillian Vance Design comes in. I took the file for our Stars Background Builder and sized it for this 8 x 10 print!
Then subtracted the stars I didn't want over top of the verse!
And TADA...my own little print for a frame!
BUT that wasn't all.
I printed my watercolor star on cardstock with the inkjet printer.
Then ran it through the laser printer using the stars and the sentiment. That way I could then add the Silver Foil by ThermOWeb to the stars and verse!
I am so pleased with that way it turned out.
We got a white frame and then....had a problem,  The white mat in the frame was not the white of my cardstock. SO....brough the can of paint from the bathroom up and painted the mat!
And here is the finished product!
LOVE IT!!!  So personalized to our taste and decor theme,  AND much cheaper than purchasing the ones you see in Hobby Lobby and Target! Photos were hard to get with the reflection!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

80 year old Birthday card!

80th Birthday!
That is something to Celebrate!  
I had a cute little man stop in Ink Responsibly looking for a special birthday card for his friend who was turning 80, so I whipped this up for him!  He was thrilled and here I found out I knew the gentleman this was going to!
I stamped the Stars Background Builder Stamp with Wendy Vecchi Signature Archival Ink in Tree Branch ~ Matches the Kraft cardstock perfectly!  I cut from the Balloon Trio Die Set,  black balloons as a shadow for the patterned paper ones.  Then the I Spy Magnifying Glass was perfect with the 80 (cut from our Numbers Die Set) under the "glass" which is acetate!
Divine twine completes the balloons strings!
A Jillian Vance Design goodies used:

Other supplies:
Wendy Vecchi Signature Archival Ink in Tree Branch 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dot Runner and 3D Foam Squares
Acetate sheets by The Paper Cut
Kraft Cardstock
Patterned paper from my stash
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Thursday, March 10, 2016


Today I am using the new Victorian Chair Die that Jillian just came out with! It is so fun to change up the colors and "fabrics" of the chair!  For this card I used Want 2 Scrap Baby Bling in black for the "buttons".  The buttons also die cut so you can change up the color if you wish.
There is a darling Stamp set that coordinates with this Die however today I used the
Hello {DIE}alogue Word die for the sentiment!  Easy Peasy and Quick too!

A Jillian Vance Design products used

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