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New release blog hop with Erica

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!

Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store!

Here is what I have created for you

I have had my Faber-Castell Polochromos pencils for quite a while now, I do believe they were part of my wedding anniversary present last year.. in July... so yeah, they have been around for a while but I've felt too intimidated to try them out. Nuts or what?? Well, for today's card I decided to be brave and just get on with it. And wow. Now I can't believe I waited to long to try them! I decided to use black card stock and gold glitter heat embossing for my card and the colours practically glow!! It's so cool!

Right, I'm skipping ahead a little bit here, let's go back to the beginning. I have used the Kindness Medley stamp set which I stamped with VersaMark on smooth black card stock and heat embossed it with Ranger Inks Gold Tinsel which is nice and sparkly. Then I jumped in the deep end with my pencils and started colouring. As the card stock is black I started with white pencil all over the petals to make sure the other colours popped. I went for teal blue colours, which I thought was a nice contrast to the gold and black. Plus I love blue. In pretty much every shade. I coloured all the petals and the leaves, and this took me quite a while but boy was it worth it. I love this look! 

As I didn't want to take away too much focus from the flowers themselves, I decided to keep the sentiment super-simple and just stamp 'Kindness' and heat emboss that in smooth gold embossing powder on a small banner. This along with a sparky gold stitched rectangle die to frame the card, was all I added. I thought that was very restrained of me, I'm usually an 'let's add all the sequins and layers and a bit of this and that' kind of gal. 

Well, with that, I'm all done! 

We will be giving away a prize package to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is join us for hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the Stamps and Sequins from our September release.
Your next stop is the lovely and talented:

But just incase you miss some one along the way I have included the entire hop for you!

Erica you are here

Thank you for stopping by today! 


  1. Gorgeous Erica that blue on black is stunning xo

  2. Wow! This is gorgeous Erica!! Love the color combo.

  3. Time for me to do the same. Beautiful.

  4. Pretty card, thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful. The gold tinsel embossing is wonderful.

  6. Erica, I had to chuckle when I read your post. I got a set of Prismacolors last Christmas and just can't bear to use them. Part of it is they are just so pretty, right, all perfect and gorgeous (a bit intimidating too, I agree). Your card is gorgeous and if you were intimidated, you certainly shouldn't be now!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the flowers against the dark background!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the vibrant blue on black on gold! Very eye catching!

  9. I love colored pencils on dark cardstock. This is wonderful!

  10. Love this on black, really great job.

  11. Such a stunning card and gorgeous coloring!


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