Flamboyant Thanks Card

Hi everyone,

It has been the Australia Day long weekend here and we have been busy rearranging our house, having BBQs, swimming and catching up with friends.  Today’s card is a simple card that could easily made into a set of cards (I can imagine it in lots of different colours and sentiments). I have stamped the Flamboyant stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Some washi tape, natural twine and a Kaisercraft resin flower finished the card.  Hope you had a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Thankscard

Supplies:  Flamboyant stamp – Penny Black, Kraft Card, Bazzil card, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set – Everyday Sayings, Twine, Kaisercraft flower, Washi Tape – Hambly Screen Prints

Case Study Challenge #124

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post from me today – We having been playing tetris with our furniture and painting over the weekend, with some new carpet coming tomorrow so lots of house stuff to do.  I did grab a few moments this morning to play along with this week’s Case Study Challenge.  The current muse is Amber Kemp-Gerstel and you can see her original card and the cards of the design team here.  This card is pretty simple in design and uses Hero Arts Stamps plus that cute jar from some Dear Lizzie paper.  I pierced the holes using a paper piercer and the Tim Holtz Design Ruler.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Kisses-and-Hugs-Card

 

Supplies: American Crafts Dear Lizzie Paper – Twinkling Lights, Hero Arts You and Me Clear Stamp Set, White Card, Archival Ink – Jet Black.

Watercan Marci and Tea Thyme

Hi Everyone,

If you read my last post you will have seen that I have started experimenting with making youtube videos.  I started colouring this super sweet Watercan Marci in one of my practise videos.  I continued on colouring her and matched the colours to the Prima Tea Thyme patterned papers so that I could make this card.  I loved this paper and wanted to make use of all the detailed border so kept it to just one piece of paper and the card stock base.  I had laid everything out and was ready to stick the card together, when I accidentally smudged a little of the black ink on the paper.  I didn’t really want to waste the paper or have to re-stamp it so I just modified the design a bit and luckily that Sweet Tag from the Dear Lizzie Collection worked perfectly to cover it :).  In the end I was really happy with how it worked out.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Lace, Rose Ribbon, Twine, Cream Card, Patterned Paper – Tea Thyme Collection by Prima, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Prima Crystals, Stamp – Hero Arts, Stamp – Watercan Marci by La La Land Crafts, Sweet Tag – Dear Lizzie Collection by American Crafts, Heart – Dusty Attic, Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, R20, R000, R00, R02, E40, E41, E43, Hair – E71, E77, E79

Flamboyant Card using Distress Markers

Hi everyone,

Today’s card features papers from the Indigo Bleu collection kit by Pink Paislee and some direct to stamp colouring using distress markers.  The Flamboyant stamp from Penny Black was pretty easy to colour and I did just a little blending of the colours when I coloured onto the stamp.  When we went to Melbourne for Technique Overload, Tim Holtz said that you won’t contaminate your markers even if you use a dark colour first.  I think you just colour off the darker colour onto a piece of scratch paper.

This is a technique that I don’t tend to use that much anymore but making these cards (I made a set of 3) reminded me that the result you get is really lovely.  I was able to get a couple of images for each colouring by just re-‘huffing’ onto the stamp but bear in mind they do get lighter each time.  If you had the right Christmas stamp it would be a great technique to make a bunch of cards because since there is colour and detail in the focal image, you could keep the rest of the card really simple and still have a striking result.

For people not familiar with this technique, you just colour with your markers directly onto your stamp (I have found red rubber stamps tend to work better than clear stamps) and then ‘huff’/breathe onto the stamp (the moisture in your breath re-wets the water based markers) and then you just stamp onto your paper.  Another tip from Tim Hotlz was that you can check to see where you have coloured by tipping the stamp in the light and the areas that are shiny are the ones that have been coloured in (so this way you can make sure you don’t miss any areas!).  The colouring directly to stamps technique only works with water based markers, ie like the distress markers.  It  would  not work to do this with copic markers although I think there is a different technique using copic markers to get a similar result but I haven’t tried it.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Supplies: Bazzill card – Java, Distress Markers – Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss, Patterned Paper – Indigo Bleu Collection by Pink Paislee, Washi Tape – Bella Boulevard, Twine, Specialty Stamping Paper.

Butterfly Kisses Love Card

Hi Everyone,

I did have grand plans to show you a set of 3 cards today, showcasing the collectables from the Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses Collection but my daughter has been sick today so I didn’t quite get there.  The colours in this collection are bright and fun which is great but I wanted to tone it down a little and I always like using kraft coloured card when that is what I am wanting to do.    To add a bit more interest I have stamped the card with using the woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts (this is one of my favourite background stamps).  I used Snow (white) chalk ink as I like the effect on the kraft card.  When using bright coloured elements I quite often like to use a pretty simple design so it doesn’t become too ‘busy’.  I arranged the collectables I wanted to use and popped some up on foam adhesive.  Some twine and a bit of KindyGlitz – Crystalina finished off the card.

Hope your Monday is being kind to you!

Kristy

Tea Thyme – Thinking of You Card

Hi everyone,

Today’s card features the gorgeous new Tea Thyme Collection by Prima.  It is pretty and soft with gorgeous vintage patterns.  I have given the card a bit of shabby chic style and this is a little outside my comfort zone, although I love what other people make in this style.  I think I will have to just keep experimenting.  I have used one of the pieces from the Journaling/Notecard set and made this the main panel of my card.  The sentiment was stamped using jet black archival ink.  The edges of all the paper pieces and the card base have been inked with Hero Arts Snow Chalk Ink to give everything a soft look.  I misted some Calico Shine over the note card, being careful not to cover too much of the sentiment.  I cut a slit on both sides of the journaling card on the inside of the printed frame and then threaded the seam binding through.  A bow and  a prima flower finished up the top section of the card a resin fairy from the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures balanced out the flower on the lower corner.  The lace behind the notecard just adds a little more detail without overwhelming the card.

Hope you have a good weekend.  Mine is going to be filled with birthday party madness (we are having my middle son’s birthday party in our backyard on the weekend).

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Tea Thyme Notecards, Prima Shabby Treasures, Prima Flower, Mister Huey’s Mists – Calico Shine, Jet Black Archival Ink, Hero Arts Find Joy Clear Stamp Set, Hero Arts Chalk Ink – Snow, seam binding,

Thanks for Being There

Hi everyone,

Well I missed my usual post yesterday as we were returning home after having a great weekend.  I was able to meet some new lovely ladies and see some lovely ladies I have met before.  We did a bunch of scrapbooking, eating and everyone seemed to learn a few new things, so all in all the In-Store Weekend Workshop went very well.  I am already thinking of all the fun things we can do at the next one, which is tentatively planned for sometime in March/April.

I had hoped to make a new card for yesterday but unfortunately all the washing and organising of things on the home front meant that I didn’t get the time.  I have this card that I made a long time ago but haven’t shown here or on my old blog.  It features one of my favourite colour combinations of silver, dark grey and turquoise/blue.  The silver faux stitching looks great on Christmas cards too.

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy