Hello crafty friends, we are celebrating a new Kris Lauren release by Colorado Craft Company with a blog hop and giveaways.
My supplies arrived today and at the very last minute, I managed to make two mini slimline cards to share ideas with you.
To do this, I mixed and matched elements from the 3 stamp sets that are being released today.
the new Release
- Beehive Stamp Set [available at SSS here or CCC here] + Coordinating Beehive Die Set [available at SSS here or CCC here]
- Honey Crocks Stamp Set [available at SSS here or CCC here] + Coordinating Honey Crocks Die Set [available at SSS here or CCC here]
- Honey Jar Stamp Set [available at SSS here or CCC here] + Coordinating Honey Jar Die Set [available at SSS here or CCC here]
****All of these sets have coordinating dies
The Cardmaking Process
The cards in this post measure 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ inches
- to make them, I first stamped the images on Strathmore watercolour paper using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and the help of the Misti ( Stamping Tool).
- To add colours to the images and background, I used Zigs ( water-based markers) and I blend and spread the colour using Nuvo Aqua Brushes.
As I was very short of time not only to create but take pictures, write this post, and link everything, I only mind the colouring of the main critters.
I applied quickly and mindless colouring to the flowers ad other elements and to cover that I applied a technique that is actually quite cool and makes the backgrounds look very pretty also hiding colouring imperfections.
- So after colouring the images and when the panel was dry, I applied ink from a blue marker over a 3×3 inches piece of plastic bag (stamps packaging) and using a Nuvo Spray Bottle, I sprayed water.
- If you do this, You will see many little inky water drops over the plastic.
- All you have to do is to transfer those droplets to your panel.
- To do this you need to use the plastic bag as if you were using a stamp.
- Carefully and quickly place the droplets over your selected areas (Do not smooch it or make pressure over the bag )
- You can repeat the process when the ink is dry using another ink colour to achieve super cool effects.
- Alternatively, you can splatter your panel but trust me there is a visual difference between splattering and transferring drops of water this way.
To finish, I applied Distress Oxide Inks over one of the edges of panels using Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes and I repeat the process with the plastic bag.
Distress Oxide Inks used:
- Broken China and Blueprint Sketch
- Broken China and Wilted Violet
Sparke and Embellishments
- To add sparkle, I used Spellbinders Sparkle Silk this is my fav sparkling solution. I use it to refill my empty glitter pens and it last forever .. Love it!
- I also added Spellbinder Teal and Peach Opalescent sequins.
- To glue everything, I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. My fav glue as well.
- Adrienne Kennedy CCC
- Amy Tsuruta
- Bibi Cameron, You are Here!
- Caly Person
- Daniel West
- Emily Midgett
- Jenn Gross
- Jennifer Kotas
- Kassi Hulet
- Kelly Griglione
- Kelly Taylor
- Nancy Sheads
- Amy Young
- Sandi MacIver
- Nichol Spohr
- Colorado Craft is giving away one stamp set of the winner’s choice at each stop on the hop.
- For your chance to win please leave a comment below. Winners will be announced on the Colorado Craft Platforms on August 18th.
- For extra chances to win you can also leave a comment or tag up to 3 friends in my Instagram post here.
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