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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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Llama talk about it

 Hi there!  I was looking around for a fun card to make and found the latest SVG release over at My Scrap Chick.  The Llama slimline card totally stole my heart!  Here is my version of it.



He is just so darn fun!  I paired it with a sentiment stamp from the Frantic Stamper Llama Sentiments set which was just so perfect for this card.


I wanted you to be able to see the layers I created.  The head was adhered with foam tape and then the fluff portion was also adhered with foam tape.  I love all of the dimension!


Can you see all that awesome gold splatter?  And you can see the shine from the black glaze pen I used to add the dot details.

If you love this cut file as much as I do, you can pick it up right HERE.  I am not affiliated with myscrapchick.com I just love their products.  I'm so happy to see them starting to carry slimline items since it is so popular right now.  And you can find the llama sentime stamp HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope to be back soon with more new cards to share!

~Kristina






Saturday, August 8, 2020

Let's get tropical!

 Hello and welcome!  Right now I'm dreaming of lounging on a beach with a fruity drink or two.  Well, it's just not possible at the moment.  The next best thing?  Channel my dreams into a card!

Isn't it just so fun??

It features images from two different Polka Dot Orchard digital stamps sets.  Foundations of Friendship and Pool Hair Days.  These sets and many more are on sale right now in the Polka Dot Orchard store!



Here is another view of the card.


I cut a panel out of Cryogen Curious Metallic White cardstock using the Slim Braided Circles die from PinkFresh Studios.  I grabbed my blending brushes and some distress inks.  For the beach I used Scattered Straw and Antique Linen.  For the sky I used Mermaid Lagoon near the beach and Tumbled Glass near the top.  Then I went back in with Mermaid Lagoon and the awesome Cloud Edger stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  This makes it SO easy to make very realistic looking clouds.

Next I lightly spritzed the panel with water.  I let it sit for a few seconds and then dabbed it up.  Once it was dry I went in with Copic markers to some detail and shading to the sand.  I used E87, E84 and E81.  After that I printed the two drinks and the sentiments out onto the same metallic white cardstock.  For the pineapple cup I used an undercoat of YG61 and YG63.  I went over it with E39, E37, E35 and E33.  Umbrella is Y19 and RV25.  The straw is V05 and the drink is BG05 and BG02.  For the cup on the right I used some of the same colors with the addition of RV23 and BG0000 for the cup base.

I lined up the colored images behind the open circles in a panel and glued them in place.  Then I glued the whole thing to a brown slimline card base.  That's all there is to it!

Thanks for stopping in!
~Kristina

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Pinkfresh Studio Slim Braided Circles die
Pinkfresh Studio Slim Braided Circles die
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
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Copic Marker Y19
Copic Marker Y19
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Copic Marker Y15
Copic Marker Y15
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Trinity blending brushes
Trinity blending brushes
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Copic Marker YG63
Copic Marker YG63
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Scattered Straw Distress Ink - mini
Scattered Straw Distress Ink - mini
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Antique Linen Distress Ink - mini
Antique Linen Distress Ink - mini
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Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink - mini
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink - mini
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YG61 Copic Marker
YG61 Copic Marker
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RV25 Copic Marker
RV25 Copic Marker
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V05 Copic Marker
V05 Copic Marker
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BG0000 Copic Marker
BG0000 Copic Marker
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BG02 Copic Marker
BG02 Copic Marker
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BG05 Copic Marker
BG05 Copic Marker
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E81 Copic Marker
E81 Copic Marker
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E84 Copic Marker
E84 Copic Marker
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E87 Copic Marker
E87 Copic Marker
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E39 Copic Marker
E39 Copic Marker
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E37 Copic Marker
E37 Copic Marker
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E35 Copic Marker
E35 Copic Marker
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E33 Copic Marker
E33 Copic Marker
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Like a Sister

Hiya!  Thanks for stopping by at my little corner of the crafty world!  Today I'm making a 5" x 7" card featuring the Like A Sister digital stamp set illustrated by Jeanie Hays for Polka Dot Orchard.  

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This is such a lovely set and can be used for a variety of occasions.  I really wanted to show off the gorgeous floral image and felt a 5" x 7" card would be a better format to use.  Let's see what you think.


I didn't take any process photos (I forgot!) so I'll talk you through the process.  I printed out two flowers on a piece of Bristol cardstock.  One image I set aside to use as the base.  On the second piece I grabbed a couple hexagon dies and played around with placement.  I looked for areas I thought would make the most impact.  I lightly drew around the dies so I would know where to apply color.

I used Karin Brushmarkers and a Silver Black Velvet 4 round brush.  The smaller flower portion is colored with a combination of Orange Red 051 and Magenta Red 170.  The larger flower was done in just the Magenta Red.  The green is Ocean Teal 377 and the gray is Cool Grey 1 160.  I would draw the marker where I wanted it the darkest and then blend out with a brush and water.  I did that until I had all 3 hexagon areas colored.  Then I taped my dies in place and ran it through my die cut machine.

I added foam tape to the back and then lined the pieces up very carefully with the uncolored flower.  I added the panel to a dark gray 5" x 7" card base.  I added splatters with black acrylic paint and some white pearl acrylic paint.  While I waited for the paint to dry I printed out the two sentiments I wanted from the Like A Sister set.  I cut off the "I" from the "I Miss You".  I added a black layer behind both of the sentiments, added liquid glue and tucked the sentiments in place.  For the finishing touch I added 3 Clear Drops from Studio Katia.  I thought they looked like dew on the flowers.




Toodles!
~Kristina

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Clear Drops mix two - Studio Katia
Clear Drops mix two - Studio Katia
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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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Stitched Hexagon dies - Paper Rose
Stitched Hexagon dies - Paper Rose
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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A7 Layer dies - Waffle Flower
A7 Layer dies - Waffle Flower
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
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