Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard - Stencil release

 Hello there!  I'm not sure if you've been over to the Polka Dot Orchard store lately but you NEED to go there.  They have recently added a ton of new fall and Halloween digital stamps.  Wanna know what's even more exciting??  They have a new stencil release including slimline sqaure and mask designs.  If you want to head there now and shop before checking out my projects, I don't blame you.  Simply click HERE!

I've got SIX projects to share with you featuring 3 of the new stencils and two of the new stencil mask sets.

Let's start with the fall projects.

These two projects feature the Plenty O'Leaves square stencil.

Project 1 - features a sentiment from Beautiful Colors of Autumn (illustrated by Jeanie Hays).



Project 2 - also features a sentiment from Beautiful Colors of Autumn.



The next two projects feature the Plenty O'Leaves small masks.

Project 3 - sentiment is from Leaves and Lattes.




Project 4 is actually a home decor project using Plenty O'Leaves large masks. Sentiment and other images are from Autumn in Calling.



Project 5 features the Tangled Web square stencil.  Sentiment and moon are from Scare in the Air (illustrated by Lea Keisling).



Project 6.  I do believe this one is my favorite!  It features the slimline version of the Tangled Web slimline stencil. The fabulous witch and sentiment are from Wicked Good Day


There are so many awesome things in the store right now.  I do hope you'll come on over and take a look!  The best part is that all Fall and Halloween digital stamps are 31% off right now!  Remember, head HERE to start shopping!

~Kristina

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Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Canson Watercolor paper
Canson Watercolor paper
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Hero Arts Gold embossing powder
Hero Arts Gold embossing powder
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Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle dies
Tim Holtz Stacked Deckle dies
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Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Sparkle
Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Sparkle
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Golden Glitz - Delicata Ink pad
Golden Glitz - Delicata Ink pad
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Glitter Cardstock Stack - DCWV
Glitter Cardstock Stack - DCWV
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Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink - mini
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink - mini
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Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
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Metallic Gold Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
Metallic Gold Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
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Jewel Picker - Marvy Uchida
Jewel Picker - Marvy Uchida
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Champagne Mist  Metallix gel - Deco Foil
Champagne Mist Metallix gel - Deco Foil
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Transfer Gel Duo - Deco Foil
Transfer Gel Duo - Deco Foil
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Replacement blending foam - Ranger
Replacement blending foam - Ranger
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Fired Brick - Distress Ink
Fired Brick - Distress Ink
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Fossilized Amber - Distress Ink
Fossilized Amber - Distress Ink
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Rusty Hinge - Distress Ink
Rusty Hinge - Distress Ink
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Crackling Campfire - Distress Spray
Crackling Campfire - Distress Spray
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Metallic Silver Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
Metallic Silver Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
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Monday, October 5, 2020

Slimline Kitty

 Welcome back to my blog!  I hope you aren't tired of my slimline cards yet because I've got another one today.  I recently discovered an outstanding release of slimline stencils from Stamplorations. They have an impressive collection of 36 different slimline stencils.  Just...Wow!  I, of course, had to own some of these bad boys.  The card I created today uses the Kitty and Wavy Dots stencils.



Isn't it just lovely???  I was having so much fun I forgot to take step photos along the way!

I started with a white piece of cardstock.  I taped the Wavy Dots stencil to the cardstock and got out the Fall Harvest mini ink cube set from Altenew.  I started with the lightest color at the top and worked my way down to the darkest color at the bottom.  I removed the Wavy Dots stencil and taped down the Kitty stencil.  

I grabbed a flat back craft spatula and Deco Foil Glazed Pewter Metallix gel.  I spread the gel out until I had a fairly even distribution.  I carefully peeled off the stencil.  I cleaned off the stencil and the spatula while I set the piece aside to dry for a bit.

I created a card base by cutting a piece of mustard colored cardstock to 7 1/2" x 8 3/4".  When you fold it in half you get a card measuring 8 3/4" x 3 3/4".  I cut of a piece of dark gray cardstock using the largest die from Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped die set.  I glued it to the mustard card base and then added the cat stenciled layer.

Now I just needed a sentiment.  I cut the word 'Bestie" out two times from the same dark gray cardstock.  I used the PinkFresh Studios Phrase Builder: hello set.  I cut the shadow layer out of white cardstock and glued them all together.  To add a bit of bling I went over the gray with a Nuvo shimmer marker.  I stamped the word hey on a white piece of cardstock.  I trimmed it down and cut it at an angle.  Then I added a piece of foam on the back and added it to the card.

For the final bit of bling I added some flat backed gold gems.  There you have it!


I'm linking my card up to enter the STAMPlorations Stencil challenge.




As always, I appreciate you stopping by!
~Kristina

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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
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Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
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Glazed Pewter Metallix gel - Deco Foil
Glazed Pewter Metallix gel - Deco Foil
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Metallic Gold Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
Metallic Gold Jewels - Pretty Pink Posh
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EH
Jewel Picker - Marvy Uchida
Jewel Picker - Marvy Uchida
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EH
Slimline Modern Embossed Frames - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Modern Embossed Frames - Trinity Stamps
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Phrase Builder Hello - Pinkfresh Studio
Phrase Builder Hello - Pinkfresh Studio
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SBC | EH

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

SheetLoad of Cards

 Hey friends!  I know it's been a bit since I had a blog post.  Life has been keeping me busy.  I found Crafty Al over on YouTube who does these awesome templates to create "SheetLoads" of cards!  You can find her channel HERE.  I've been meaning to try one of them out but hadn't made the time.  Then she came out with a slimline "SheetLoad" for September.  I knew this was the time to jump on in!

I combined this with my current favorite patterned papers from Stampin Up called Gilded Autumn.  It has such an amazing fall color palette accented with lots of foil!  Let's see what I created.

I'll start with the group shot of all six together and then show the individual cards.








These cards were so much fun to make.  Fall is really my favorite season!  Remember to go check out Crafty Al on YouTube and her awesome "SheetLoad of Cards"!!! #suyssep2020 #showusyoursheetload

Thanks for poppin' in!
~Kristina














Sunday, August 30, 2020

You've got this

 Happy Sunday friends!  I'm here today with another slimline card featuring a svg cut file from My Scrap Chick.  I may have mentioned my excitement for the availability slimline svgs.  I had to use this as soon as I got it downloaded to my computer!


I am in LOVE with this card!  I had absolutely no plan when I started.  I grabbed some stamps, some inks, some dies and the cut file and just played around.

The lattice layer is cut from white cardstock.  The solid layer is actually navy, not black.  Then layered onto a white card base.  

The flower and leaves are from Altenew's Zig Zag Floral set.  I stamped the flowers using Altenew's Golden Sunset mini ink cubes set.  The leaves were stamped using Altenew's Lapis Lazuli mini ink cubes set.  My mini Misti came in really handy to help me line up the stamp layers.  The gray centers were stamped with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks from Stampin Up.

The sentimet is from Gina K Design's Just Because stamp set.  I used the darkest blue ink from the Lapis Lazuli ink set.  I stamped it onto a stitched diamond die from Gina Marie Designs.

I don't have the dies yet that match the Zig Zag Floral set so I fussy cut them out using my favorite scissors from EK Success, Cutter Bee.  I laid all of my pieces out and messed around until I was happy with the layout.  I used a piece of Glad Press 'n Seal to pick up all of my pieces.  I flipped it over and carefully lifted the edges of pieces so I could glue the pieces together.  Then I added liquid glue all over the back of the whole cluster.  I picked up the piece of Press 'n Seal and laid it in place.  I gave it a firm press a let it sit for a minute or so before I peeled off the Press 'n Seal.

The picture does not pick it up but I gave the whole card a spritz with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spray in "Sparkle".

Oh, if you want to get your hands on the lattice svg cut file you can snag it from the My Scrap Chick store HERE.  It includes four different lattice pieces, the layering piece and the card base!

Thanks for stopping in!
~Kristina

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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Sparkle
Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Sparkle
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Zig Zag Floral - Altenew
Zig Zag Floral - Altenew
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Zig Zag Floral dies - Altenew
Zig Zag Floral dies - Altenew
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Golden Sunset ink cubes - Altenew
Golden Sunset ink cubes - Altenew
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Lapis Lazuli ink cubes - Altenew
Lapis Lazuli ink cubes - Altenew
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Just Because - Gina K Designs
Just Because - Gina K Designs
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Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
Cutter Bee Scissors - EK Success
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