Friday, September 29, 2017

Friendship is a flower--KGC blog hop!

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!

Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store!

Here is what I have created for you:

I got to work with the gorgeous Friendship Blessing stamp set.  The Crocus flower in this stamp set is amazing!  Not to mention the great sentiments to go with it.  I had a hard time choosing which one to use.  Guess I'll have to make more cards with this set!

The flower stamp is an outline image and I knew I could just color it up as a solid but I wanted something different.  So I used good ol' Google to look up several pictures.  So many lovely varieties out there!  The one that caught my eye was a white flower with stunning purple veins.  I knew I found what I was looking for!

To start my card I stamped it once, made a mask, and then stamped the image again on either side of the central image.  Now we all know you can't really just leave white flowers white so I reached for some C Copic markers.  I used C5 for my darkest shadows and went all the way out to C00.  I may have even used a little colorless blender.

When I was happy with the "white' shading, I had to figure out what I was going to use to make the veins.  I knew from some online classes I have taken that you can used Triplus Fineliner markers with Copics.  I happen to have a set on hand!  I pulled out a dark purple and went to it.  I'm not much for drawing but I figured I could handle drawing lines. With the lines all drawn I added green to the leaves and yellow to the center of the flowers.

I VERY carefully fussy cut out the image.  I used a stitched detail line die to add the stitching right under the flowers and at the bottom.  I took a diagonal back ground stamp and stamped purple stripes on white cardstock.  I took a solid piece of purple cardstock and ran a Versamark ink pad around the edges.  I added the silver embossing powder and used a heat gun to melt it.

I cut a white circle with another stitched edge die and stamped the Friendship sentiment.  I sponged a little bit of purple ink around the edges.  The layer underneath is cut from vellum.  I also ran Versamark around the edges and added silver embossing powder.  I adhered all layers to a purple card base and added a couple sequins from Isabelle's Dream and Lemon Sorbet.

We will be giving away a prize package to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is join us for hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the Stamps and Sequins from our September release.

Your next stop is the lovely and talented: Berina 

But just incase you miss some one along the way I have included the entire hop for you!


Thank you for stopping by today! 


  1. Love this. The masking worked beautifully.

  2. Beautiful I just love how you placed the flowers xo

  3. Beautiful card!! I love the colors!

  4. I love how you tied the diagonal strip to the veins on the flowers. Beautiful card.

  5. Kristina, you pick to right flower as inspiration, this is gorgeous! I love the repetitive pattern and the texture of the embossing. Really...gorgeous is the word!

  6. Beautiful Crocus flowers on your pretty card!

  7. Such a great take on the flowers, love your rendition. Great card!

  8. Am enthralled with all your lovely details and how beautifully you colored it!