Dear Friends Card

Hi everyone,

I got some time to play with the Theresa Collins Stationery Noted Collection.  We used some of these papers for the Weekend Workshop for Stef’s Paper Crafts and I just love the blues, greys and whites with the pop of red that this collection has.  I kept my card super simple with some fussy cutting and simple stamping.  I added a little more dimension to the centre of the poppies and the leaves by just dotting some additional colour with my Fired Brick and Pumice Stone Distress markers.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Supplies : Patterned Paper – Theresa Collins Stationery Noted – Poppy, Flourishes Stamp – Heart Lines, Fired Brick and Pumice Stone Distress Markers, White card, Versafine Black ink.

Hello Sunshine – Case Study #138

Hi everyone,

I am back again playing along with the CASE Study challenge.  This is the last week with muse JJ Bolton and you can see her card at the CASE Study blog here.  Although my card looks nothing like JJ’s card I took inspiration from the colours – blue and yellow, the butterfly and the sentiment when I made my card.

I have had some embossing diffusers for ages and have never used them so decided to give one a go and I was quite happy with the result (it was easy to use and I felt a bit silly for not giving it a try sooner!)  I used the circle part of the diffuser as a mask and misted the embossed panel with blue glimmermist.  I ended up adding more blue using some faded jeans distress ink (TIP: I used a piece of cut and dry foam,press the inkpad onto my craft sheet and then pick up the ink off my craft sheet rather than taking the ink directly from the ink pad since this stops my ink pad from getting shimmery bits on it from the glimmermist).

I stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with copic markers.  I decided to add some shimmer by painting some twinkling H2Os over the butterfly.  I used some yellow over the whole butterfly which helped give the butterfly a more blended look over the part where the blue and yellow meet.  They don’t interact at all since the copic marker is dry though I think it is just because the yellow paint is translucent over the light blue so it makes that area look a bit more green.I also added just a touch of blue around the edge of the butterfly.  I stamped just the antenna of the butterfly onto the embossed panel and adhered the butterfly to the card.  Some stickers to make the sentiment finished the card, along with the white card base.

I really like the look of the twinkling H20s over the copic markers so I will definitely be trying this out again.  I first saw the technique over a year ago and have no idea where that was now so I am sorry I can’t provide you with a link.

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you have any questions just leave me a comment.

Kristy

PS. I don’t normally photograph my cards in the sunshine but I wanted to capture the shimmer of the Twinkling H2os.  It has made the white look super bright and almost like it is glowing 🙂

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Supplies: X-press It Blending card, Copic Markers – B91, B95, B99, Y32, Y35, white card, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Twinkling H20s, Snap Life Alphabet Stickers, Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp – Soft Wings, Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Grid Matrix, Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffuser Set #1.

Happy Wishes 4 U – CASE Study #137

Hi everyone,

I am back to playing along with the CASE Study Challenge #137 for this week after a few busy weeks, and I was inspired by the rainbow of colours in the inspiration card.  JJ’s interactive card is very cool and well worth checking out at the CASE Study blog.  For my card though I have gone with a different look but still with the bright colours.  I have stuck some foil tape sheet onto a piece of white card and die cut the ornamental die by Sizzix.  I embossed it using one of the Tim Holtx Texture Fades – Riveted Metal and then applied drops of different colours of alcohol inks.  I dabbed the inks a little but didn’t end up using any blending solution to blend the colours as I just wanted to see what would happen but I was still really happy with the results.  I wanted the edge of the die cut to stand out a bit more against my black card base so applied some white paint using my finger.  I also added a little white paint to the metal flower.  When the paint was dry I created the sentiment with some foam thickers and alpha stickers, and assembled the card.  I had fun making this one which is always good!

If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will get back to you 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Supplies: Tim Holtz Foil Tape sheet, assorted adirondack alcohol inks, Ornamental die, black card, Prima metal flower, washi tape, paperclip, American Crafts Foam Thickers, Alpha Stickers, Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Riveted Metal, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Snow Cap.

Look at the Beauty and Be Happy Card

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card uses some  beautiful stickers by Basic Grey, some wooden Prima embellishments and some papers from Prima’s Divine collection. I mounted the sticker onto some black card and then added some foam adhesive to the back.  I coloured the wooden leaves using some Black Soot distress ink but decided to leave the flower uncoloured, just adding the tag sticker and pearl to the centre.  I did some stamping on the some of the striped patterned paper and then cut another piece to go over the top, since I decided the stamping and inking made the paper a bit too dark for the card.  I lined up the stripes of the paper and adhered together.  I added some washi tape and the paper clip and adhered the card together.  In the end I am happy with how it turned out and it is always interesting to see if you can ‘fix a mistake’ 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,

Kristy

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Supplies: Cream card, black card, Prima Divine 6×6 paper pad, Prima wooden embellishment, Kaisercraft Pearl, Foam adhesive, Basic Grey Stickers – Serenade, Black Soot Distress Ink, Kaisercraft Tigerlily Clear stamp and Script Background.

A quick update

Hi Everyone,

I had a great time teaching at the weekend workshop but came home feeling pretty tired, with a mountain of washing to do and lots of pretty papers, stencils, inks etc to put away.  I am getting on top of the house stuff now and looking forward to getting back into creating something new, but for today I wanted to share an idea that I really like that comes from one of my favourite photography blogs.  I have mentioned Karen Russell before and how much I learnt when I took her online course “The Photographer’s Workshop” but she also has a blog where she shares regular life stuff and her photographs.

She gives her children a couple of ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ cards each Christmas and I love this idea.  I have to confess I haven’t used them yet as I think they will work better for kids a bit older than mine.  I am definitely planning to use them when my kids are teenagers (which is a while away yet) and hope that if they have a get out of jail free card they will be honest with me if they have done something perhaps they shouldn’t have 🙂  Here’s hoping anyhow.  If you are interested in the idea, she has made some templates that you can download here.

I will be back on Friday with a new project to share.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kristy

 

Sending You A Smile

Hi everyone,

Another super quick post from me today!  I haven’t had too much time for making cards or other projects since I have been preparing the make and takes for this weekend’s workshop but things will settle back down into more regular posts next week.  I found this card as I was looking at some photos and don’t think I have shared it here.  This card uses some gold perfect pearls mist and some vintage papers from the Timeless Collection by Kaisercraft.  I also thought I would add in just one of the sneak peaks for the weekend.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Bye for now,

Kristy

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Hi everyone,

I have been kind of absent from my blog due to our hard drive crashing, being away with family, going to a great wedding and just general life I guess.  I have also been busy finishing off projects for Stef’s weekend workshop this weekend.  You can see sneak peaks of what we are creating over on her blog.

But now on to todays card.  I coloured in this tulip border die cut in November last year when I was demonstrating colouring with copic markers at the Albany show but I hadn’t made a card with it yet.  So I grabbed some chipboard, some Twinkling H20s, a Jenni Bowlin paint dabber (brown sugar) and set to work making this card.  I used a card base that had already been folded and had the scalloped edges so it was relatively quick to make this card.  Some cute Maya road twine (I am loving the thin thread of silver through the natural coloured twine) and some wash tape added some colour and detail to the top of the card.

My little boy is still not sleeping so I need to head off now.  Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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