Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker Magazine & Quietfire Design Blog Hop ~ Card & Gift Tag

Hello, it's Gaylynn with two matching projects for the blog hop with CardMaker Magazine and Quietfire Design.

I want to extend thanks to Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design store for sponsoring this wonderful hop.  These beautiful red rubber cling stamps are designed and lettered by Suzanne.

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I get to make something pretty with her sentiment stamps.
And so, for the handmade card and gift tag, I made a mixed media style base in watercolor and with wet embossing using a houndstooth stencil.

Once dry, I blended two colors of distress ink onto the background.  To soften the look, I added a heat embossed vellum sentiment panel.  It was what I was going for, perfect for Christmas, yet in alternative colors.

Here are the stamp sets that I used in my projects.

Christmas Eve was a Night of Song, Set of 2 Nature is Full of Genius - Mounted

Here is a closer look at the card:

And here is the matching gift tag a little closer:

Here is the hop lineup.  Visit and comment on each of the blogs below.
Quietfire Design / Suzanne Cannon will be hosting a giveaway of $50 gift certificate to their online store.

Gaylynn Martling {You are here.}

Your comments are always welcome.
Have a great day.


  1. Beautiful card and tag, Gaylynn! Love the background and the colors you used!!! The embossed vellum sentiment is perfect on both of these!!! VERY nice!!!!

  2. Such a pretty card and tag! A perfect sentiment!

  3. Lovely verses and gorgeous backgrounds. Love the colors and the vellum
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. lovely combo featuring the beautiful sentiments. thanks for the inspiration.

  5. gorgeous! love those sentiments!

  6. Such pretty cards. I love the use of vellum. The sentiments are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Wonderful card and tag! Thanks so much for playing in the blog hop.

  8. Wow - these are just beautiful! Lovely sentiments!

  9. Awesome projects! Love the backgrounds and the sentiments!

  10. Love the colors and the sentiments on your beautiful card and tag!

  11. Love your use of vellum! Beautifully done.

  12. What a gorgeous card and tag. I love the colors and the sentiments you chose. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  13. Love the use of the vellum.
    It tones down the background
    and makes a great base for the
    thanks for sharing.

  14. WHAT A LOVELY JOB you've done on your card & tag! The stenciled backgrounds looks FABULOUS! (I thought you used designer paper. LOL) LOOOOVE the alternative colors you've used too! AND THE SENTIMENTS ARE WONDERFUL!!! GORGEOUSLY DONE on the vellum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  15. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Very fresh and bright for Christmas. Lovely!

  17. Very pretty. I like the colors and the vellum sentiment panel.

  18. The vellum is so
    pretty over the
    Both are lovely.
    Carla from Utah

  19. It's really cool how you used non-traditional colors for a Christmas project with great results. A great sentiment from Quietfire.

  20. The use of the stencil, Distress inks, and vellum showcase the sentiment. Adding a tag to the mix - nice touch!


Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn