Friday, January 20, 2017

Gentle Hugs

Its Karen on the Kennedy Grace blog today and I'm a couple of days late due to it being summer holidays and being away at the beach.  I Thought I had scheduled this post but alas I didn't publish it....oooppps!

Anyway my card uses the lovely stamp set called Splendid Roses matched with Peaches and Cream Sequin Mix.  I went for a very soft and subtle palette to create a gentle hugs card.  I used a white gel pen for a little bit of outlining to give the petals a little more definition  as I stamped them in a very pale pink ink.  I think this is a nice alternative to your usual sympathy card, sometimes all you need is a gentle hug.


Thanks for stopping by today.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Any Occasion Floral Tags

Hello, everyone! Rachel here today with a trio of tags that can be used for any occasion.


I like having a few tags on hand that I can grab at a moment's notice. That was the inspiration behind these tags! I left them without sentiments so that I can either stamp/heat emboss a sentiment on the front or write something on the back. They're so versatile! I can use them for a wedding present, get well gift, birthday, new baby...pretty much anything!


For this tag, I used the Splendid Roses stamp set and offset the image so that I had a little white space in the upper right hand corner for a future sentiment. I used my Copics to color it and then adhered another blank white tag to the back to cover any bleeding from the markers. I tied a bit of natural twine through the hole and it was finished!


This tag features Grace's Little Notes, but the process was the same. There's not as much room for a sentiment on this one, so I would either heat emboss over the image or write my sentiment on the back.


This is another image from Grace's Little Notes. Again, the process was the same for creation.

I hope you enjoyed my tags and you may be inspired to create a few of your own! Thanks for joining me today!




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Something a bit different


Hello, hello!

Erica on the blog today with my second card of 2017. Boy, does time fly.. I can't believe it's the 15th of January already! Yikes. It's not just me, is it? Where is the time going? I can't quite keep up at times, it feels like. And I'm not even overly busy to be perfectly honest but still it seems like the days just poof by.

With that in mind, I'm going to keep it relatively short today. Short for me anyway, lol! I know I usually jibber-jabber away about all aspects of the card of the day but today, I don't really see how I can drag it out too much. It really is a super simple card!

My (current) favorite colour combination is navy and gold. I can't quite put my finger on why I love it so much but it just works in my mind. My original idea was to have a cutout saying 'thanks' but I made the navy panel too small and I had already heatembossed the lovely Just A Rose in gold embossing powder on it by the time I realised this. So a quick rethink and 'hugs' ended up being the backup plan.

The word 'hugs' is a creative cut from Winnie & Walter, I love this font and the robustness of the words cut out. I cut it out twice, once in white linen textured card stock and once in vellum. These two pieces I layered on top of each other so that the vellum created a 'shadow' to the linen one. On the back of the piece I added foam tape to raise it up a bit from the navy panel.




Before I added the cutout, I wrapped some gold twine around the navy panel just to the left of the heatembossed rose and tied a little bow. Once the bow was arranged and securely tied, I added the 'hugs'. As usual, I can't seem to leave a card without enamel accents or sequins, so I sprinkled a few sequins from the Moon Beams sequin mix.

The navy panel was then adhered to a card base also in the linen card stock to keep everything matching.





And that, my friends, was it! How easy and quick was that??

Happy crafting from Erica

PS See those lovely backdrops? They are from a company called PhotoBoards and I have a giveaway on my Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) where you can win one out of two gift voucher to their shop! So do pop over and enter for your chance to win! Or if you can't wait to order, use the discount code 'CACACRAFTWINTER' to get 10% off at www.photoboards.org.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mini Valentines

Hello!  It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog today.  I've got a couple of mini Valentines to share with you.  They are sized at 4" x 3".  I've used 3 different Kennedy Grace Creations stamp sets to create the sentiments.  For the 'Love' stamp you will find it on the Splendid Rose stamp set.  The 'hello' can be found on the Grace's Little Notes stamp set.  And the mini heart is on the You Inspire Me stamp set.  It's so fun to mix and match them :-)



Thanks for visiting Kennedy Grace Creations today. 
 
Cindy
 
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Beautiful Rose Cards with Heat Embossing and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Hello friends. Meg here with some BEAUTIFUL and EASY floral, rose cards! This gorgeous card trio was created with the Kennedy Grace Creations stacked stitched rectangle dies, stacked stitched scalloped rectangle dies, Just a Rose clear stamps and/or Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamps.

Do you see how perfectly these rose stamps fit into our layering dies??? It's a perfect pair!

To start, I die-cut two stitched rectangles and one scalloped rectangle using our wafer thin die sets and Strathmore Bristol smooth paper. I then stamped the roses, inside the white Bristol panels, using VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink. I coated each image with clear embossing powder and heat set to a smooth, raised finish.

To color I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers without any water! They blend together alone like a dream! For the leaves (on all 3 cards) I used only 2 Zig markers; 053 Yellow Green and 047 May Green. See below for exact rose color combinations.


To color this two-toned Just a Rose stamped image I only used 3 markers! I used 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow and 021 Light Carmine.


For the yellow Just a Rose stamped image I used 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow and 052 Bright Yellow. 


The red rose was colored with the following Zig brush marker colors; 021 Light Carmine, 029 Geranium Red and 024 Wine Red. If you notice this rose is slightly different than the other two. This is the Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set.

All of these Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker colors blended like a dream! I colored all three of these images in less than 30 minutes!!!

The last step was adhering the colored panels to other black, die cut backgrounds then adding to a card base. The two die sets work so beautifully together and make designing a card so fast and easy!!! I highly recommend them!!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed my trio of roses today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave me some love if you enjoyed this post!

~Meghan Shea
IG: meghanshea3377


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Its Karen on the blog today with my first Kennedy Grace Creations post for 2017.

Today purple is my colour of choice.  I used the gorgeous Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose stamp set to create my card.  Its such a pretty stamp.  I stamped it in purple ink to soften the outline and to blend with my colouring.   Its coloured using Derwent Coloursoft pencils.  The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.  Finished off with some pretty Lilac Garden sequins.



Wishing you a wonderful day
filled with

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sympathy Roses

Hello, everyone, Rachel here today. It kinda stinks, but I had to start out my new year with a sympathy card. It's a part of life, I suppose, but it's definitely not fun. I wanted something simple, but striking, so I used my very favorite Splendid Roses stamp set and came up with this.


I know, the sentiment's a little crooked, but I think it gives it character, so I left it. Besides, I really didn't want to do all that coloring again!

I started by stamping the roses to cover my panel and then used my Copics to color them all. When coloring white, I use my Warm Grays to color the roses and then used my Cool Grays to create a halo around them. It really helps to make the images pop out from the white cardstock. I wanted to keep the colors muted, so I used some dark Yellow Greens for my greenery. I cut a circle from the panel and removed it before adhering the panel to a card base. I used the same die to cut a circle from white cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment in gold embossing powder.

Now here's where I screwed up. I used foam tape to adhere my new circle into the circle that I had removed. I should have just removed a little backing before adhering it so I could line it up well, but I removed it all and just plopped it down. Oops! I'm sure the recipient won't care that the sentiment is a little wonky. After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

Thanks for joining me today!