Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Way With Words - ECD - Best Wishes Black & Silver - Christmas is a piece of home


Welcome to A Way With Words!  Each day during this event Quietfire Creations will be sharing projects made with the brand new Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) word dies.  All these designs are from original hand lettering by Suzanne Cannon and can be found on the Quietfire Design site.

I received my sample dies recently and couldn't wait to use them BIG GRIN. Today's card uses "Best Wishes" (at Elizabeth Ccraft Designs and at Quietfire Design)

And don't forget to visit the Quietfire Creations blog to see projects made by the Quietfire Design Design Team.

I was driving along and all of a sudden I had this urge to die cut real leather...it's the way my mind wanders... So went into my leather drawer and found this black suede leather with silver markings on it. I remember buying it along time ago with several other pieces... 

It die cut beautifully. I didn't even bother backing it.

Then I decided to use the new cardstock pad I recently bought at Michael's "Silver Foil" - a really good deal... 

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Cut the silver striped cardstock the size I wanted, adhered it to a black cardstock and used my layering ruler to cut a 1/16" border all around. Adhered a piece of silver wired ribbon vertically and wrapped it around the top and bottom edge, then adhered all of that to the card front. Tied a silver bow for later.

Stamped the holly corner (Penny Black "Holly Scroll set") onto white cardstock, scanned it and created a silhouette image to import into my electronic cutting machine (saves fussy cutting...). Cut out a bunch of them (a few for later projects), stamped onto the cut out using Distress "Pumice Stone". Used QoR watercolors to paint the leaves. Adhered the holly corner to the card front and then added the Liquid Pearls "White Opal" pearls to each berry. When dry, touched it with a black Bic marker. Glued the bow using hot glue.
 
Adhered the leather words using PVA glue.

On the inside stamped the same holly corner using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Painted with the Qor paints and when dry, outline the leaves using a gold gel pen and added white gel pen dots to the berries.

Stamped the quote ("Christmas is a Piece of Home") with the black and clear embossed.

And fits for these challenges: 
Papertake Weekly  spots & stripes (spots are the berries in the holly...)
TTCRD  #11 - 17 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #257 favorite occassion





 

3 comments:

Joyce N. said...

I really love this!! Fantastic Job! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
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Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Your favourite occasion” challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
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(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
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