Hello, everyone! Rachel here today with a card without any coloring! Crazy, I know!
I decided to create my own patterned paper by stamping my Sweet Rose stamp multiple times across a colored piece of cardstock and then heat embossing the images in white. It really makes the images pop off the paper! I cut my piece down to just smaller than a card base (4 inches by 5 1/4 inches). I used some double-sided tape to adhere my panel to the front of a white card base and then set to work on my sentiment.
I wanted my "happy" die cut to be more dimensional, so I cut it from some white paper 4 times. I heat embossed one with silver embossing powder. To get it looking so smooth and shiny, I used 3 layers of embossing powder. Yes, I know, it seems like a lot, but it really makes a difference! I adhered it to my card front with some multi-medium matte. I stamped the next part of my sentiment on some scrap white cardstock and then heat embossing in silver to match my die cut. I carefully…
My theme this month has been quick and easy, cards that take very little time (as I have very little this month, gearing up to move house and country!)
Right, are you ready?? This is another "buckle up coz it's gonna be fast"card:
Step 1: grab coloured card stock. I went with bright and cheerful yellow. Fold into card size you want.
Step 2: run through die cutting machine with a scalloped frame die, just off the top of the card so it doesn't chop it in half.
Step 3: Stamp one of the gorgeous flower stamps from Kennedy Grace Creations in the middle. I went with Beautiful Bloom-Sweet Rose and stamped it in black to make the contrast as big as possible.
Step 4: Die cut a frame of black (or other colour if you fancy it) card stock and add around the flower to frame it prettily.
Step 5: Add sentiment. I used a die cut word and stamped another one to make it say 'Happy Birthday'. Again, I used black to keep it simple but elegant.
Step 6: Add embellishment…
Hello, Beverly Jordan, here today sharing a summertime favorite, the gorgeous Beautiful Bloom, Sunflower. I loved coloring it with my Copic Sketch Markers in the following: Y32, Y35, Y38 E37, E39, E59, YG11, YG13,YG17.
I fortunately have "distressed" seam binding in the perfect celery green. It actually has brown edges and is old and I thought it would be a perfect compliment to the earthy sunflower.
It's always nice to send "happy mail" that is handmade to friends to let them know how special they are to you!! Hope you are having a delightful summer, yourselves! Enjoy!!
Love and Laughter,
Its Karen with you on the blog today using the classic Sunflower stamp set. This is totally not what I envisaged when I started out but sometimes projects take on a life of their own.
I started by stamping my images in an orange toned ink and coloured it using pencil. I was going to fussy cut it out and I had some background paper in mind but I couldn't lay my hands on it so decided to use a stamped background instead. I masked off my flower thinking I could still cut it out if needed. I used a stamp with a language I think could possibly be latin and stamped it several times in brown ink. So now its taking on a vintage look so to I used distress ink to add some more depth and add to the vintage feel of the card.
I decided that the image needed to be on the edge so cut my card down. Added some hessian twine and a small tag before backing on brown cardstock.
Hello! Rachel here today with a simple watercolored card featuring the Time To Blossom stamp set!
I started my card by cutting a panel from some Ranger Watercolor paper. I stamped my image twice in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white embossing powder. I used Distress Inks to watercolor with.
I cut my "kindness" die from some white cardstock and adhered it to my panel with Multi Medium Matte. I selectively inked the rest of my sentiment to stamp above and below my die cut in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.
It's a little hard to see the sentiment in the picture, but it's very clear in person. The watercolor helps it stand out from the paper.
The long anticipated day is here!!! We have TEN new DT members to announce!!
First and foremost, I would like to personally thank all the amazingly talented applicants. We recieved a lot more applications than we expected, and thank each and every person who applied. I also encourage those who did not get a DT position to PLEASE apply again our next DT call. It was sooooo hard to pick as each and every one of you was so talented!!
Here is a complete list of the Kennedy Grace Creations Team:
Owner: Michelle Dorland Creative Coordinator: Meghan Shea (that's me ;)) DT Coordinator: Beverly Jordan Senior DT Members:
Cindy Gress Messer
Please lets give a warm welcome, to the following, NEW Kennedy Grace Creations Design Team Members:
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez
Erica on the blog with another super simple, but rather eye-catching, card.
Recently I got the second lot of Distress Oxide inks and ooooh, that Picked Raspberry... L-O-V-E!! Well, I simply had to use it on several projects right away because #lovepink, am I right?
Getting a piece of smooth water colour card stock out, as well as arming myself with Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber in the Distress Oxide inks too because options. Right-o, I basically went to town with blending and adding colour as I wanted the background really, REALLY vivid. Once I was happy it was colourful enough, I spritzed some water drops on it and lifted that off with a piece of kitchen roll. To hurry up the drying process, I used my heat gun on it until it was bone dry so I could run it through my Big Shot with a stitched die.
Then it was time to add images and sentiments. As my plan was to heat emboss the image in white on vellum I picked the one I think makes the biggest splash…
Hello there! It's Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog with you today. I've got a feel good card to share. I'm using the stamp set Time to Blossom. If you'd like more details on my card please visit my blog.
Karen with you today and its my pleasure to share this little card with you. I took my colouring inspiration from a magnolia tree that I pass on my way to school which had one random flower come to life. I think it must have been testing the weather after a couple of nice days to see if spring had sprung. It hasn't and no more flowers have bloomed since.
I had some die cuts sitting on my desk from a card I posted a couple of days ago. I used the reverse cuts on that card so had these left aside. Shame to waste them so I added them to the background of my flower. My flower is coloured in pencil and fussy cut then popped up on foam.
To finish it off I added a pretty ribbon and some Kennedy Grace Mother of Pearl sequins.
Hello, Erica back on the blog today. I've swapped a day with poor Rachel who has done her back in but she's going to cover one of my dates while I'm moving house at the end of the month and beginning of next. A Thank You card seemed appropriate for today's post with that in mind.
I stamped up the lovely bloom from Just A Rose and coloured it in with my Copic markers. I wanted a light and bright look so I used a flicking motion and left plenty of white space on the petals. The leaves I did in a similar manner but the stamens in the middle got a dark pink colour.
I fussy cut the flower out and added foam tape to the back of it while I was in a cutting frenzy. Once that was done I set it aside and started on the background.
Grabbing my new Distress Oxide inks I blended some green shades all over a card panel. My first idea was to stamp up some leaves on it and make it look like a rose bush on which the flower would sit. I decided on trying something new instead and got a…
Buckle up people, today's card and post is a super quick one! Ready?
I got some pink card stock out and used a scalloped square card die to create a card base. In the middle of the front I also die cut a scalloped circle to make a peek-a-boo card.
On the inside of the card I stamped Just A Rose in black ink and added some details with Copic markers. Just some simple shading on the petals and some green on the leaves as well as some colour to the stamens.
On the front I added a few clear gemstones and then it was done! Bam! Anyone got whiplash from that? LOL!! Sorry if you did but there isn't much more to add to this post so I will leave you to recover in peace now.
Hello, Beverly here today, sharing a card I made for a sick friend of mine:
So many times I go blank when I am wanting to make a quick card for someone special. Sketches for cards seems to help me get my mojo in gear and make something so remarkable because of getting my creative juices flowing!! Today's post is using Kennedy Grace Creations Time To Blossom Stamp set, which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink in my Misti tool. Using my Cricut to make a fun shape, and mat, I cut the cute little bracket. The Get well sentiment is from Grace's Little Note Stamp set and fit perfectly!!
For coloring I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: RV04, RV11, RV21, YG06, YG93, YG 95.
I chose the Pink Passion sequins and even added one small seed bead to the sentiment bracket. Love these mixes just for that reason!
The Papers are Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring, Giselle pattern papers, and deep plum dimpled cartdstock by Bazzill.