Sunday, January 17, 2021

Let's make a Valentine's Day card!

Hi friends!  Kristina here.  I'm super excited for my first blog post as a guest design team member for Scrappy Tails Crafts!  My card today features two products from the brand new Spring Fling release.  I'm using the adorable Sweet Bear stamp set (HERE) and the Flower Vase Pop Up Card dies (HERE).


I started with a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I then used ink blending tools with Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet distress inks.  Once I had a smooth blend, I splattered it with water and dabbed it off.

While it was drying, I took XOXO die from the Flower Vase Pop Up dies and cut my own stencil from heavy cardstock.  I applied a clear glitter/texture paste through the diy stencil on the blended background.  I set aside to dry.

Next I stamped the bear onto the same Bristol smooth cardstock using a watercolor safe black ink. I grabbed a couple of colors of Zig Real brush markers, a waterbrush and got to watercoloring the bear. Once it was dry I fussy cut the bear.  The Sweet Bear stamp set does have a matching die set (HERE) but I haven't added it to my collection yet.  I also stamped a sentiment and trimmed it down with a banner end.  

Back to the background.  I splattered it with white paint and a black shimmer paint.  After it was dry I added it onto a top fold, A2 sized white card base.  I added foam tape to the back of the bear and placed on the card panel.  I used a little liquid glue and tucked in the sentiment strip. 



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

~Kristina

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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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Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
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Jet Black Amalgam  ink pad - Gina K
Jet Black Amalgam ink pad - Gina K
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Deep Brown 68 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Deep Brown 68 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
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Brick Beige 75 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Brick Beige 75 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
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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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Sweet Bear dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Sweet Bear dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Sweet Bear -Scrappy Tails Crafts
Sweet Bear -Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Flower Vase Pop Up dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Flower Vase Pop Up dies - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Victorian Velvet distress ink
Victorian Velvet distress ink
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Worn Lipstick distress ink
Worn Lipstick distress ink
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Light Carmine 21 Zig Real brush marker
Light Carmine 21 Zig Real brush marker
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Black 10 Zig Real brush marker
Black 10 Zig Real brush marker
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Friday, November 27, 2020

Slimline greetings

 I guess it's time to start switching gears to winter and holiday cards since Thanksgiving was yesteday.  Almost all of the fall colors are gone too in my neck of the woods.  I'm sad to see them go  Now, winter and Christmas cards can be tons of fun to make too!  I've got a bright and cheery slimline card to share with you today.  Not only does it feature the new Tree Farm slimline stencil I'm also showcasing the Beary Best Friend digital stamp set.  All from Polka Dot Orchard


You can purchase the stencil HERE and the stamp set HERE.

Let's check out my card.


I cut the green panel 3 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I took the Tree Farm stencil and randomly arranged it a couple different times over the green pane.  I applied Gina K Glitter Glitz gel with a plastic palette knife. Remember to clean your tools and stencil right away!

I set the panel aside to dry.  I printed the bear stack onto some Copic friendly paper and got to coloring.  I used B24, 26 and 29. G 14, 17 & 19. R30, 35, 37 & 39. N1, 3, 5 & 7. E30 & 31. E13, 15, 17 & 18.  As well as 0.  I went ahead and fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border.  I added Star Dust Stickles to the fringe on the scarf, the bird's hat trim and puff, and the ribbon on the present.  I added a touch of Icicle Stickles to the red berries.  Now I set this piece aside to dry.

The glitter gel was dry on the green panel so I got out another slimline stencil from Polka Dot Orchard, Spot On.  This one can be used for so many things.  I decided it looked like snow.  I used a white pigment ink to place bits of the "snow" in different places on the panel.  I applied foam tape to the back of the critters and added it to the card.  The sentiment was printed on the same white cardstock and trimmed down to fit the green panel.  Then the entire panel was added to a white slimline card base.

I love all of the added fun details on this card!



Oh, did I mention the Black Friday sale happening right now on the Polka Dot Orchard website?


Head to the store HERE to stock up on all the goodies!

I wish you much luck if you are doing some holiday shopping today!

Kristina






Monday, November 23, 2020

Slimline hedgehogs

Hey there!  Welcome back to my crafty corner.  Today I have fall slimline card with cute hedgehogs from Polka Dot Orchard.  The stamps set is called Autumn is Calling.  You can pick it up in the store for 37% off!  Grab it HERE.


And I'm also using the newly released Fancy Leaves slimline stencil which is also on sale.  You can find the stencil HERE.

Now, how about that card?




I colored up the hedgehogs using Copic markers.  E40, 41, 42 and 44.  E70, 71, 74, 77 and 79.  I used the stencil with Aladine Izink 3D texture paste in Gold over a plum piece of cardstock.  

I cut out a piece of vellum using a die from the Gina Marie slimline Double Roped die set.  I sprayed it with a metallic gold spray and spread it out with my fingers.  I used a heat gun on low to dry it.

I printed out the sentiment from the same digital stamp set and cut it out with a stitched, scallop square die.  I also fussy cut out the two hedgehogs.  I layed the pieces over the vellum to find a good placement as well as where I could hide the adhesive for the vellum.  I attached the vellum, then the sentiment.  I cut pieces of foam tape for the hedgehogs and adhered them to the card.

Remember that all digital stamps and stencils (even the 7 new ones!) are on sale for 37% off.  Now is a great time to stock up!

See you soon.
~Kristina






Thursday, November 19, 2020

Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade

 Welcome to my blog!  Today I'm super excited to be participating in the Scrapbook.com Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade hop.  This hop is actually taking place over on Instagram but I thought I would share my projects here too.  If you'd like to come check out the hop, head HERE to my IG page.


I was so thrilled to be a participant that I came up with THREE different projects to share with tons of Scrapbook.com exclusive products.

Card #1 This card focused on using these Scrapbook.com items: Metallic Gold pigment ink pad, Little Rainbows stencil, Wordfetti Christmas stamp set, Christmas smooth cardstock and double side foam adhesive.






Card #2 This card features the following Scrapbook.com products: Metallic Frost pigment reinker, Smart craft glue, Wordfetti Christmas stamp set and Classic Type alphabet dies.






Card #3 For my third and final card I used these awesome Scrapbook.com items: Christmas smooth cardstock, Metallic Frost pigment reinker, Magical Day stamp set and Permanent Adhesive roller.





Whew!  As you can tell, I had a whole lot of fun challenging myself to use items that weren't necessarily Christmas specific.  I loved it!

Come on over to Instagram to be inspired and find out about your chance to win a prize Scrapbook.com!

Toodles!
~Kristina

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Metallic Gold Pigment Ink Pad -SB.com
Metallic Gold Pigment Ink Pad -SB.com
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Christmas Smooth Cardstock - SB.com
Christmas Smooth Cardstock - SB.com
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Double Sided Foam adhesive small rounds - SB.com
Double Sided Foam adhesive small rounds - SB.com
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Little Rainbows stencil - SB.com
Little Rainbows stencil - SB.com
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Wordfetti Christmas stamps - SB.com
Wordfetti Christmas stamps - SB.com
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Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
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Permanent Adhesive Roller - SB.com
Permanent Adhesive Roller - SB.com
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Smart Craft Glue - SB.com
Smart Craft Glue - SB.com
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Mint Tape - SB.com
Mint Tape - SB.com
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Metallic Frost pigment reinker - SB.com
Metallic Frost pigment reinker - SB.com
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Classic Type Alphabet dies - SB.com
Classic Type Alphabet dies - SB.com
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Cornflower Blue Wendy Vecchi dye ink pad
Cornflower Blue Wendy Vecchi dye ink pad
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Stitched Rounded Rectangles - Elizabeth Crafts
Stitched Rounded Rectangles - Elizabeth Crafts
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Magical Day stamps - SB.com
Magical Day stamps - SB.com
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Gold metallic cardstock - Lawn Fawn
Gold metallic cardstock - Lawn Fawn
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