Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pink flowers and gingham card


Hi everyone!

What did I tell you about my next card being pink in my last blog post? Would anyone be shocked that this card is in fact pink? And very pink at that! No? No, I didn't think so, lol!

Well, I went for the Splendid Roses again but just a single bunch this time and I used Zig markers instead of Copics. Blending together 2 different shades of markers for each flower and bud I made them all look slightly different but still pink to keep it cohesive. The leaves got coloured using a single green marker but lots of water and swish-swooshing to create some texture and different vibrancy.

A light blue shade was added around the bunch of flowers as I seem unable to leave too much white on a card. Something to work on perhaps.

When the colouring was done and dry, I trimmed the panel until it was quite slim. This I adhered to a pink gingham card stock with foam to raise it up a little bit and finally added that to a pink card base. This card is slimmer than my usual cards but I wanted to try a slightly different format to see how I like it and I must say, it looks better than I thought it would. Not that I thought it would look awful! Maybe just too different?

To finish off the card, I also diecut the word 'love' first in the same pink gingham and then a fushia coloured card stock to create that shadow effect when layered together slightly off. I also simply had to add a few sequins from the Moonbeams fusion.

Now, how is that for short and sweet?? Hmm? Not bad, huh? Usually I babble on for ages but I'm going to try and make the effort to curb the crazy a bit and stick to the card making. Well, we will see how long that lasts, eh?


That's it for me for today but I'll be back soon with our newest release! You won't want to miss it, it's super adorable!

Happy crafting,

Erica

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Violets

Hello, this is Beverly from Beverly's blog here to share my Sympathy card using Grace's Little Note.


    Since Spring has arrived, I felt my card needed more of a bright feel to it so I colored the flowers as Aftican Violets with Copic Markers, and Prisma Pencils.  I did want to match Kathy Racoosin's Day 10 card sample of using distress inks on my background. I then fussy cut the flower and stems out, and tied it with a piece of burlap thread, as she had somewhat done. The Sequins are Kennedy Grace Creations Enchanted Evening. The sentiment is from the same set.
  To keep with the Spring feel of the card, I chose a floral design from Crate Paper. It matched the colors so well also.

Hope this brings sunshine in your life today,
                                           Beverly Jordan
                                           IG: @jordanbev5

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sweet Welcome Baby Girl Greeting Card Featuring Sweet Baby Mine



Welcome to the Kennedy Grace Creations blog. Today I am featuring the newest clear stamp set - Sweet Baby Mine.

To start off the card I heat embossed the star Hero Arts, star background stamp onto watercolor cardstock. I then used my Tim Holtx Distress Inks and ink blended a night sky background. I used Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistacio and Wilted Violet distress ink colors.

I then die cut the banner frame die, which I purchased on Amazon. I cut it twice from thick Bristol cardstock, and adhered them together for a little dimension. I then adhered it to the background star panel I created behind the banner frame, and cut off the excess.

I then used a Darice cloud embossing folder on some light blue Bazzil Cardstock to make my card base. I added the star frame to the embossed card front.

I then stamped the adorable Hippo from the Sweet Baby Mine clear stamp set. I colored her up with my Copic Markers and fussy cut her out. I then adhered this adorable Hippo to the bottom left side of the banner frame. I added some subtle sparkle details to the hippopotus' rattle, bow and diaper.

Thank you for visiting the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.

~Meghan Shea
IG: meghanshea3377
FB: chloeandphoebecrafts



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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Spendid Roses go retro

Its Karen on the blog today sharing a card using Splendid Roses coloured a little retro.  I used pencil to colour the roses choosing orange and pink a classic retro combination.  Its fussy cut and simply placed on top of a grey and white stripe to give it some impact.  I then aded sequins from the Mocha Vanilla Latte mix.


Thanks for stopping by today

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Friday, March 17, 2017

It's Your Day!

Hello, everyone! Rachel here with you today. I disappeared for a couple of weeks due to a death in the family, but I'm back and creating again. It feels good to get inky!

Today's card was inspired by my great grandmother (who is actually still with us at 101 years old!). She absolutely loves yellow flowers of all kinds. I find myself reaching for my yellows whenever I'm coloring beautiful florals because of her.


I started my card by cutting and folding a white card base and then stamping my image from Grace's Little Notes across the bottom 2/3. I set that aside and then cut a panel using a Stitched Scallop Edge die. I stamped my image one more time on the panel and then stamped my sentiment. I used my Copics to color my flowers. (Y000, Y00, Y04, and Y08 for the petals. YG00, YG01, YG13, and YG17 for the leaves. E55 and E57 for the stems. C00, C01, and C03 for the halo surrounding the image.) I adhered my panel on top of the base with some foam tape and it was done! Easy-peasy, but also beautiful!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Out of my comfort zone!


Hello! Erica back on the blog today with a card that's completely out of my comfort zone colour scheme-wise. I had several 'yikes' moments while colouring this one!

Purple is one of those colours that I'm not a fan of personally, I can't wear it without looking like I'm on my way to my own funeral. It sucks any rosiness right out of my face and I look pale and grey. Not the best of look, is it? I'm not that good at using purples when it comes to colouring either but this year I'm making an effort to step out of my comfort zone and trying things I tend to stay clear of. It can be a painful process and often my husband will know when I'm doing it as instead of a serene and happy wife colouring away, he has a grumpy and grunting red-faced grizzly bear impersonator..!

This card was no different but I think it turned out very pretty in the end as I kept working on it for a couple of days without throwing it in the bin (this is huge progress for me) I ended up turning it into a card for an 18th birthday and this particular young lady is very artistic herself so it couldn't be any old thing, so yeah, no pressure eh??

Taking the Splendid Roses stamp I stamped it all over an A2 sized copic friendly piece of card stock, with lots of help from several masks I had already cut out. I keep my masks with the stamp set they belong to for easy use, it makes life very easy when you need one for a project so don't throw them out when you are done.

Very hesitantly I got my purple and lilac Copic markers out and started colouring. I wanted a quite dark and gothic look to the flowers and kind of jumped in the deep end! I tend to keep a little piece of paper on the side where I can try out different colour combinations and see how the colours look when they overlap and this was very helpful for this colouring as I'm not overly confident with purples as mentioned before. The smaller buds I used soft lilacs for, to make sure they stood out a little bit too and didn't disappeared with all the dark purples. I'm not joking when I say that I was sweating from nerves during this colouring... so that makes colouring cardio, right?

For the leaves I used cool greys and dotted them generously with both black and a darker shade of cool grey. While I was on a roll with the dotting, I did the same on the smaller flower heads too but with a colourless blender instead of a colour.

All around this big bouquet of flowers I started adding a shadow of soft lilac and using a C00 Copic marker I blended some of the colour out around the edges and the bottom. I didn't really know how this was going to turn out but I went for it anyway and I like it! Phew, right?? Aaaaaaand I had to add more dots in this shadowed area too which I did with a couple of cool greys.

As this was for Georgia's 18th birthday I wanted to have both her name and the age on the card and using some letter and number die cuts from My Favorite Things I cut the required bits out in silver metallic card stock and glitter card stock. Playing around with the panel and the diecuts I placed the sentiment where I needed it but the 'birthday' bit was in the way. Now, I could have masked this off but instead I cut it off. I have never before cut up a stamp. Ever. EVER.  *ooooooh, what a rebel I am*

Before I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, I dusted the panel with my anti-static tool to make sure no stray bits of embossing powder ended up all over my card. Once the embossing powder was set and cooled down, I glued all the letters and numbers on. Now, some people would have stopped here but not me. No, ma'am! Sequins from Moonbeams got added, rather generously too as it is for a special birthday. Some people would now sit back and say 'yes, that will do nicely' but not me. Nope. Why not go to town if you can?? Hmm? Grabbing a bottle of lilac Nuevo drops (the transparent kind) I added this in little droplets all over the big roses, kind of like dew drops.



After doing the Nuvo drops thing I had to set it aside to let it dry and then finally decided that it was done. I mean, what else could I possibly have added at this point, right?

Well, hopefully Georgia will like her card and I hope you do too. If I have inspired you to step out of your own crafty comfort zone I'll be very happy but I don't blame you if you don't, I have rarely stressed so much over a card as I did this one, simply because of the colour choice. Purple isn't my friend but after seeing what I can possibly achieve by sticking to it, I might try it again sooner rather than later. But the next card is quite likely going to be pink...  

Happy crafting and see you next time!

Erica






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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Sneak Peak of Upcoming Sweet Baby Mine Set and sequins

   Hello, this is Beverly from Beverly's Blog for today to give a sneak peak at the upcoming Sweet Baby Mine stamp set that is coming at the end of the month.  Also, a sneak peak of the upcoming sequin mix, Baby Blanket.
   I was drawn to this adorable Giraffe and started coloring it with my Copic Markers. I cut a white doily, and circle cut the image. The background features a bright pink gingham to bring home the sentiment, "It's a Girl". The 3 loop pink bow tied and then added a cute white heart button to finish it!







Stamp: Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Baby Mine
Sequins: Kennedy Grace Creations Baby blanket
Copics: YG11, YG13, YR24, Y21, Y32, B0000, B000, BV0000, BV000, BG10, BG11, R00, C01.
Background Pink Gingham: Pink and Main's new 6x6 pad.
Doily: DoCrafts X-cut from Neenah Bright white.
Pink Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon February ribbon
Dies/punches: Spellbinders Standard Circle Large (used 2 of the dies), and Marvy large circle punch
Button: DoCrafts embellishment mix.

Hope you enjoy my card,
               Beverly Jordan
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