Saturday, June 12, 2021

For Dad

Hello there!  Father's day will soon be here so I figured this was the perfect time to share a card just for Dad!  I'm using a fabulous digital stamp set from Rachel Vass Designs called Summer Leaf Background.  You can find this beauty in her Etsy store HERE.




And here's what I created!


I printed the Summer Leaf background out onto white cardstock.  I cut a piece of lime and a piece of turquoise foil to cover two parts of the background.  I ran it through my Minc.  Here's a second photo so you can actually see the color of the foils.


From there it was a simple process.  I cut the background into 1" wide strips.  I added foam tape to the back and mounted them on a lime piece of cardstock.  

I made a side fold card base out of turquoise cardstock.  I used a background stamp from my stash and a a matching ink to give it a little texture.  Then I adhered the lime panel to the card base. 

I cut the Dad out with the same turquoise cardstock and a die from Pretty Pink Posh.  I cut it out two more times out of black cardstock and glued all of the layers together.  Then I glued them onto the card.

Thanks SO much for stopping by.  I do hope you'll check out the Rachel Vass Design Etsy shop HERE.  

Toodles!
~Kristina

Supplies used:

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Teflon bone folder
Teflon bone folder
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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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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iCraft Deco Foil - Turquoise
iCraft Deco Foil - Turquoise
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Lime Deco Foil
Lime Deco Foil
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Dad/Father Scripts - Pretty Pink Posh
Dad/Father Scripts - Pretty Pink Posh
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Guest Designer - Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hi there I'm Kristina Hein and I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Designer Pick from the last blog hop AND to have the opportunity to be a guest designer!


I'm a mom (empty nest is fast approaching!), a wife, a full time employee at a local college and a lover of cats.  We currently have 6.  It's almost like a zoo!  Oh, did I mention?  I'm a total card making addict?  I have pretty much been a life long crafter doing all different kinds of hobbies.  I was a pretty serious scrapbooker and then got sucked into the world of cardmaking.  Here I have been playing around for the last 16 years or so!  There are so many fabulous products out there to try out and so many techniques to explore.  I like to challenge myself by working with all sorts of mediums.  I feel like these things help to keep my love of cardmaking strong!

Wanna talk about my card?  Well, let's check it out!


I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock cut to A2 size.  I ripped a piece of the wide purple tape in half-ish to create my own wavy lines.  I positioned it four different times on the cardstock and blended on Distress Inks.  From the bottom up it is Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye.  I also splattered on a bronze metallic paint.


Next I grabbed the Coffee Bean stencil from Jaded Blossom and some translucent crackle paste.  It looks semi-opaque in the photo but it was still wet.


I set the panel asided to dry and got to work on the stamped elements.  I used two of the adorable coffee cups in Newton's Nook Newton Loves Coffee set.   I stamped them in the same colors as the stripes I created.  So the Ground Espresso cup will go over the Ground Espresso stripe.  I added some quick touches of color with dye inks that I used like watercolors.  I don't have the die set so I fussy cut them out.  

I then cut four circles out of the Neenah with a stitched circle die.  I sponged each of the edges again with the same distress inks.  Time to build a card!

I glued the panel onto a white card base.  I added foam tape to the back of all of the circles and all of the coffee cups.  I played around until I got a pleasing line up.  The sentiment is actually a sticker from Stamplorations.  It's part of their Just Caffeinate sticker set.  I added it to a piece of white cardstock, trimmed it down and added it to a piece of gold foil.  I stuck a piece of foam tape on the back and added it to the card.  And...done!



It's been a blast getting to be a guest designer here on the blog!  Thanks so much!!

Crafty hugs!
~Kristina