Case Study Challenge #143 – XOXO Card

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a chance to hop along for the Get It Scrapped Blog Hop for lots of inspiration. You can see my colourful layout here but today’s project is very different.  I am playing along with the last challenge with Maile Belles at CASE Study.  You can see her inspiration card here.  I have kept things super simple for this card and fairly similar to the Maile’s card.  I grabbed some of the wood icons from Prima and some distress paint to colour 3 little birds.  I left the scalloped border strip plain and stamped my sentiment with archival ink. I got some new metallic distress paints on the weekend and have made some tag backgrounds so will be back soon to share.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

XOXOcard

Supplies: Kraft Card, Prima Wood icons in a box – birds and owls and Sunrise Sunset, Distress Paint – Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Archival ink – Jet Black, Hero Arts Stamp Set – XO

Butterfly Tag using New Distress Stains

Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend, I was able to get my hands on some of the brand new Distress Stains from Ranger.  The new colours are the same as the old seasonal distress inks (which have been added to the Distress Ink line permanently, so now you can get them and the re-inkers anytime).  Some of the new colours are a lot brighter than the other distress stains, but you can use them in the same way and can easily tone them down with other colours.

For this tag, I made the background on the tag by using a bit of a mixture between Tim Holtz’s  techniques Blended Stains and Marbled Stains.  When the background was dry I stamped the Happy Definition stamp by Hero Arts over it using snow cap paint and then dried with the heat gun.  If you leave the paint to air dry it will pick up more of the colours of the background underneath as they interact with the moisture of the paint (all distress products interact with water which is why you can blend them etc).

To colour the chipboard I applied the Picked Raspberry stain directly to the butterfly section. I used a snow cap paint dabber to colour the rest of the chipboard and then when it was dry I painted the butterfly with glue and seal and then tipped rock candy dry glitter over it.  I am in love with this glitter at the moment!  I made a pearl paint by mixing white liquid pearls and mixing it with a little of the Picked Raspberry Distress Stain, then painted it onto the flowers.

The tag was finished off with a flower, some ribbons, some washi tape, some bling and some twine that was coloured with the stains to match the tag.  The flower was left over from a different project and had been sprayed with Dylusions Spray Ink – Bubblegum Pink.

If you have any questions leave me a comment and if you are interested in more information about distress stains Tim Holtz has some great videos on his blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Supplies:  Manilla Tag, Distress Stains – Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Seedless Perserves, Manilla tag, Colour Me Crazy Chipboard by Petaloo – Butterflies, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Snow Cap, Twine, Washi Tape, Ribbon, Hero Arts – Happy Definition Stamp, Liquid Pearls – White opal, Gem Strip.

Hello card with Indigo Bleu

Hi everyone,

I have another Indigo Bleu card to show you today.  I mentioned last post that I had made 3 cards using this stamp and papers.  I decided to share another one, as this one has more inking and the image was not a first impression (ie I had already stamped it before and then had ‘huffed’ on it again) so it gives a bit of a different look.  I flicked a bit of water over the image to give it a bit more of a distressed look.

Lately I have been busy colouring different examples of hair and skin colour combinations with my copic markers to make a tag book.   I will be at the show this weekend with Stef and will be giving some demonstrations on how I colour with copic markers so if you are interested I would love to see you there.  I will also do my best to answer any questions you may have.  We will also be doing demonstrations with some other products too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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,

I Simply Enjoy You Card

Hi everyone,

This week has been a busy week for me with all the usual stuff but also putting the finishing touches on the layouts for the Weekend Workshop Stef is holding in October, and yesterday I made 74 yellow cupcakes for a fundraising activity the kid’s school is holding.  So I haven’t had time to make a new card for today but thought I would show a card I made a while ago that features tissue paper flowers.  This was one of the things I taught to the ladies who attended the workshop in June.  These flowers are really quick to make and super fun to spray with all kinds of mists, not just the bright ones! 🙂  I have got some fabulous new La La land stamps that I can’t wait to colour so I am hoping to get time to make some cards over the weekend.

Happy Friday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy.

A Bright Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Here is a card I created a long time ago which has never made it to my blog.  I have just been gradually feeling better so still haven’t done much crafting this week, but I wanted to share this card so now is as good a time as any.  Because I made it quite a long time ago I don’t remember all the details but I will give it my best shot.  The patterned paper is by Basic Grey, the stamps are by Hero Arts (I love that background stamp – it is called envelope pattern and is just great for adding that little bit of extra detail to cards), the border punch is by Fiskars (and is great for masculine cards).  The technique used on the card was emboss resist and I used distress stains over the white embossed image.  Hope you give this technique a try as it is fun and quick.

Have a great weekend.

Kristy