Friday, February 17, 2017

Super Simple Bookmarks

Hey, everyone! Rachel here today with a quick and easy project using a variety of Kennedy Grace stamp sets!

I have 3 cats, two of which love to steal and eat my bookmarks. I read A LOT, so this is a problem for me! I decided to the situation by sitting down and creating several bookmarks to have on hand for when they decide to strike again!


I used my Bookmark die and cut out 8 separate bookmarks from white cardstock. I set four aside and then used a variety of stamp sets to stamp on my remaining four. I used my Copics to color in each image and then added my halo around each of them as well. To keep the bleeding from my Copics hidden, I took those first four bookmarks and adhered them to the backs of my colored bookmarks. It helps to make them a little more durable and it keeps any bleeding from showing - a win-win in my book! I finished them off by adding a little baker's twine. Super simple project, but it definitely solves my cat-bookmark problem. At least for now!

Thanks for joining me today!





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Less than 10 minutes card!


Hello!

Erica back on the blog today, probably still suffering a post-Valentine's Day sugar rush. I'm not much for celebrating Va-Da unless it involves chocolate or cake. I'd be lying if I said I would turn down a diamond but we are not big Va-Da people here. Va-Da is short and hip for Valentine's Day, don't'cha know? No? Maybe that sugar rush is making me say cray-cray things...

Right, so a card. That's what y'all are here for? Ok, then, let's get to it. It's gonna be short and sweet today (no, for real this time) as this card is super quick and simple. There is no colouring, just a quick stamping and diecutting and some adhesives and bam!



Using Kraft card stock I had laying around in a very convenient size, I grabbed my stunning Sweet Rose stamp as well as VersaMark ink and my trusted anti-static tool. Oh and my Mini-MISTI. Placing the stamp slightly off the piece of card stock, I dusted generously with the anti-static tool before inking it up with VersaMark. After stamping, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and set it with my heat tool. It's such a simple technique and the results are gorgeous. Next I stamped the sentiment 'Happy Birthday' from the same set on the bottom of the panel. The same routine was done here as with the flower: first anti-static tool, second VersaMark ink and third gold embossing powder.

The other card stock pieces are also bits I had lying around, another reason this card was so quick! Layering these with foam tape and double sided tape creates different heights and dimensions. As a final few touches I added a label with diecut numbers in sparkly gold card stock, 70 for my mother's birthday later this year as well as a twine ribbon bow. And no card of mine is complete without a few sequins, right? Yeah, you guys know me so well, don't you? A few from Pink Champagne did the trick.

And that, my friends, was it. This card was so quick to put together thanks to all the bits and pieces I have laying around, I'm really making an effort to use all those ready cut bits before cutting up new ones. Worked out quite well here, didn't it?








Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

Hugs from Erica

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Love

Hello there!  Cindy from In Love with Paper back on the blog with you today.  Sorry, I'm a bit late with this post today.  I got caught up in making Valentine's with my kids for their school friends. 

I've used the fabulously pretty stamp set Splendid Rose on my card.  I've embossed it with silver tinsel embossing powder and then used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the roses.
I hope I've inspired you to make something fabulous today :-)  Happy [early] Valentine's Day.

Thanks for visiting KGC.
Cindy---

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Clean and Simple Stamping and Copic Coloring with Splendid Rose


Hello cardmaking friends. Meg here, with a super quick and easy, clean and simple yet elegant, coral colores rose card. Perfect for any friend.

To create this card I used the Scalloped Stacked Stitched Rectangle dies, Splendid Rose clear stamp set and Rainbow Sherbert Sequins.

First, I cut the largest scalloped rectangle from Cryogen white, iridescent sparkle cardstock. This specialty cardstock had a gorgeous, subtle shimmer which is much more evident in real life versus in photographs. This is my preferred cardstock for coloring with Copic Markers.

I stamped the gorgeous rose and friend sentiment, both from the Splendid Rose stamp set, using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. This hybrid ink is Copic friendly.

I then quickly colored the rose using 3 different YR Copic Marker colors; YR61, YR02 and YR65.  I wanted to achieve a coral colored rose....however, it came out a little more orange than I expected. I love how it turned out, although it wasn't exactly what I anticipated when I began coloring.

Lastly, I added Kuretake, Wink of Stella shimmer pen to the roses and adhered the panel to some Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock in the color, Marmalade Blast.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Copic colored greeting card! Thanks for visiting my blogpost!



~Meghan Shea
IG: Meghanshea3377


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello, everyone! Rachel here today with a quick clean and simple card created with the lovely Time to Blossom stamp set.


I started my card by preparing a white card base and then stamping my image repeatedly over the base with some light gray ink. I set that aside and stamped my main image on a separate piece of white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my copics. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut it out because I'm super lazy and hate fussy cutting. I heat embossed my sentiment in white on black card stock and cut a fishtail in the end with my scissors. I positioned it behind my colored image and cut off the excess that stuck out behind it. I used foam tape to adhere my sentiment strip and image on top of the card base. I finished the whole thing by adding a sprinkling of Moonbeams sequins across the card.





Sunday, February 5, 2017

Soft Pink Love card


Hello and welcome February! Where did you come from?! January just rushed past in a bit of a whirlwind for me to be honest, at times I didn't even know what day of the week it was!

It's Erica on the blog today by the way, hey hey hello! I'm bringing in romance with a really soft, feminine card. Valentine's Day is coming up, rather rapidly too and it's never a bad idea to prepare ahead.

This card is super simple and quick too, win-win right? Not to worry, it's also got a personal feel to it with the sentiment and cut out word 'love' adding a romantic look to it. If you are a Gal-entine's Day kind of girl, you can swap out the word 'love' for 'friend'.



To begin with, I cut out a square of water colour card stock. The next step was to pick out distress ink colours and I choose Spun Sugar for my pink flowers and Bundled Sage for the leaves. I placed the card stock in my Mini MISTI and placed the stamp, the lovely Splendid Roses, where I wanted it. To avoid mixing the inks too much, I used a small piece of card stock to wipe off any excess ink in places where I didn't want it to go. It took a few tries so thank goodness for the MISTI!

Once I thought I had enough ink on my panel, I used a small paint brush and some water to gently blend the colours from the lines. I wanted a really soft look so it didn't take much water. This technique can take a bit of practice before you get the results you want, but just hang in there. It's fun to practice and it's important to remember that it might look really rubbish during the process. Don't give up, just keep at it!

When I liked what I saw, I set the piece aside to dry and started working on my card base and the frame for the front. I cut out a stitched rectangle frame using Lawn Fawn dies in a whitewashed pink card stock. The word 'love' was cut out in the same card stock. Matching cardstock is another recent obsession. As is layering cut out words, to make them pop a little more. For the 'shadow' bit I cut out another 'love' piece and glued these two together.
















After I had put it all together I grabbed some sequins from the Rainbow Sherbet. Now, I say "some" but really, I kinda went nuts with them and added loads! Oh well, it's for a romantic occasion, so sue me... (not really though, I need my money to spend on crafty stuff! 😜)

I don't make a lot of square cards nowadays but maybe I should try and break that habit. This turned out ok, didn't it? This will be my only contribution before Valentine's Day itself, but if you need inspiration, the design team here at Kennedy Grace Creations never fail to deliver so pop back and check out what the team come up with. We also have some new designers joining us so keep an eye out and make them feel as welcome as you have me.
















Big hugs from Erica

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Planner Shakers


Hello there!  Cindy, from In Love with Paper back on the blog today.  I'm excited to share some shakers I made for my planner. 

The first shaker I made using some cut apart pages from a Crate Paper pack called Hello Love.  I used a photo sleeve along with my fuse tool and some fabulous sequins from Kennedy Grace Creations called Frosted Cupcake sequin mix .  Sorry about the glare in this photo.  It was hard to get a great shot. 
The second one I used a black and white photo of my husband and I.   And more wonderful sequins from Kennedy Grace Creations - Leather & Pink Lace sequin mix.

Thanks for stopping by KGC.

Cindy---