Monday, May 20, 2019

Dear Daisy ~ Part Die Cut Part Fussy Cut

Hello and Happy Monday!
Bunny here with my new favorite stamp set Dear Daisy!!!
Inspired by the coral tones of Tracey and Rosemary's cards last week, I decided I needed to try their beautiful color schemes too!
I am over on the AJVD Blog today with this card!

After using Wow Embossing Ink and Wow Silver Embossing Powder on Ranger water color paper, I colored with Catherine Pooler Ink available in the A Jillian Vance Design store, I used
Samba, Rockin' Red and Party Dress on the daisy's petals, Sauna and Limoncello in the center and Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt on the leaf using my Tim Holtz Fine Tip Water Brush.
Then deciding which die to cut it with, when I laid the circle on there, I had an IDEA!
Do a partial die cut and fussy cut the leaf! So that is exactly what I did!
The photos below shows my process....

Start with your watercolored image

Place your die where you want it to cut, however the part you DO NOT want to cut, do not put your top plate over that area....  Run it through your manual die cutting machine.


Then I rotated it to cut more of the other side of the circle, still without cutting the leaf off.

Here you can see the circle is cut out, except for the part of the leaf that I fussy cut the rest of the way.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Then I layer the colored image which I had cut with the Polka Dot Circle Die Set on top of a Black die cut of the Basic Circle Backdrop Die Set. Jillian's dies layer so that you get that 1/8 of an inch difference between sizes so that black just peeks out but still gives a nice backdrop.
My all time FAVORITE Cover Plate.... Stitched Plaid Cover Plate Die always makes a great background! Always remember with that die, you will need the Metal Adapter Plate because it is so intricate and may need run thru the die cutting machine a couple of times, rotation after each pass.

TADA!!!  And there you have card for Monday! No sentiment needed!

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I also did another quick card using Dear Daisy shown below and watercolored with Catherine Pooler Ink as well!

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Have a GREAT week!

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Black and White Butterfly!

Hello, Bunny here and I am sharing on of Jillian's new stamp sets!

I wanted to try the new Bold Butterfly Stamp set in a white and black color scheme and in person this card is striking!
Hard to capture it in a photo but I was pleased.  Using Wow Embossing Ink and Wow Bright White Embossing Powder I created the Butterfly.
I wanted the Weathered Wood INKboss Background to peek through but not overwhelm so I added that touch of Red!  This card really did not take long at all!
I used the Sentiment Strips and to make those banner ends, the Elegant Stitched Dot Edge Dies! EASY PEASY!
I can see this Bold Butterfly used in so many ways, watercoloring, embossed or just stamped boldly on the front of a card or offset as well!

Thank you for joining
me today and have a great week!

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Monday, March 4, 2019

EGGstra Daisy Card

It's beginning to look a lot like the craft room more than outside! We just got MORE snow!

I am loving this EGGstra Special Create A Card Die Set...So many options!!!
It works with so many AJVD dies!  Sized at an A2 size so I created a folded card this week (see below for creating a folded card).
Can't wait to try it with our Three Calvary Crosses Die Set!
For this card I chose a robin egg blue cardstock, base with soft pink, yellow and green for the Swirly Vine Die, and Open Daisy Dies! LOVE those Daisies, solid, or open perfect alone or for layering both styles! This is a quick and easy card!

I decided this card didn't need a sentiment and can work for any occasion!
So to create a folded card with a single die, any shape see below for detailed instructions.

Here are more detailed instructions:
Head over to the A Jillian Vance Design Blog!

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Have a great week!!!

Jillian has a Spring Break Sale going on now!!!
Ends tomorrow night!

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Easter Eggs!

Hello, Bunny here on this Happy President's Day Monday!
Happy Easter Eggs is what my Grandma Bartlett used to say...not just on Easter but every holiday!  Makes for great memories, so Jillian included it on her new EGGstra Special Stamp Set!

So for this card, I am using the new EGGstra Special Create A Card Die Set
This set will either MAKE an Egg Shaped A2 Card or as I did here you can add it to an A2 card as well!
Check out the A Jillian Vance Design Blog for more details on how I made this card!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Key to My Heart

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I wanted to make a sweet card...I showed Sam, said here is your Valentine...then will add it to our sample boards!  My dad always said I never get to keep a card from you anymore!  We always claimed them for Sample Boards at the shows!

Check out the A Jillian Vance Design Blog HERE as to how I created this card!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

So Watts Up 2019?

Hello, So who is ready for 2019?  This year brought great times, fun times but also a time of sorrow.  Jillian acquired a business and we sold a rental home...finally...we went to MANY concerts...and I mean MANY!!! The three of us volunteered at a 3 day music festival which was a fun family event.
But sadly, we lost my mother in law in mid-December.  Her passing was sudden and a shock for us. That just leaves my mom, who just turned 90 years old, November 30th, as Jillian's only surviving grandparent.  She is doing GREAT and makes 90 look like the new 60! (See photo below)

So Watts Up 2019? seemed like the perfect card!  With 2018 ending sadly for us, even thought we did take a short family concert run to Milwaukee and Chicago just before Christmas...we are ready to take on 2019 and see what exciting things are in store for us. With Jillian's new Graphic Design business acquisition, which is the perfect compliment to A Jillian Vance Design and her upcoming college graduation in May, I can't wait to see what her bright future holds!

This is a fun card using a lot of NEW goodies!!!
Check  out the AJVD blog for how I created this card!

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Jillian and her Grandma Bartlett!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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