Monday, February 24, 2020

KS February Release: Birds of a Feather

Thanks for coming back to my blog for another month of brand new Kindred Stamps products! This month, my design team projects are a little different, no pop culture projects! Gasp! My projects feature the 2 x 6 Birds of a Feather stamp set with a peacock and flamingo stamp. I made three cards with this adorable stamp set. Check them out below!

Project 1
For my first project I made a fun interactive card in which the peacock feathers can fan out. I used a SVG peacock feathers file and my Cricut Explore 2 to cut out the feathers. I used a hole punch to create a hole in all three layers of feathers and I used a grommet to make the feathers movable. 
Project 2
For my second project I created the dazzling background using KS Glitter Gloss and some Nuvo Drops. I matted the card onto a piece of foiled gold cardstock. On the inside of the card I stamped the "Strut Your Stuff" sentiment. 
Project 3
My last project features the flamingo. I ink blended the background with The Rabbit Hole Designs swirl stencil and I heat embossed the "Stand Out" sentiment with some Brutus Monroe embossing powder. 

The entire Kindred Stamps February release will be available Friday, February 28th at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

New Year, New Kindred Stamps Release!

With a new year comes wonderful NEW products from Kindred Stamps! For the January release I get to showcase a variety of new products: the Stay Strong stamp set and coordinating digital image, the Greek stencil (coming soon!), and the Damask stencil. Check out all the new products in the January release here. I have made 4 different projects with these featured items: three card designs and one journal page. At the bottom of the page I also included a copic coloring guide for the character images. I would love to hear which of these projects were your favorites!

Project 1
For the first project I wanted to feature the super strong hero. For the card background I ink blended yellow ink over the new KS Greek stencil. I matted the background on some vellum and royal blue cardstock. I stamped the "You're My Hero" sentiment with a coordinating blue ink pad. I cut out some layered column images in Cricut Design Space using my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. I propped the character onto some foam adhesive to add dimension to the card.
Project 2
For my next project I went into the pits of Hell to feature this demon. I used the Brutus Monroe Color Burst powders to create the flame-like backgrounds. The water color background looks like moving flames. I heat embossed the sentiments, "I'm dying to see you" with BM Sterling embossing powder on black cardstock. I matted these backgrounds with aqua and black cardstock. I made coordinating teal envelopes to match these cards for an extra color pop. 
Project 3
For my last card designs I used the KS Damask stencil and distress oxide ink. I wanted to make some Valentine's Day card inspiration with the damsel and the female flying horse. I heat embossed the sentiments and used Tonic Nuvo Dream Drops for the accents.
Project 4
For my final project I decided to make something a little different! Every one loves fitness trackers at the beginning of a new year  and the characters and sentiments in this stamp set are perfect to help you stay motivated with your fitness goals in the new year. I decided to make a daily step tracker leading up to the coliseum in the sky! I hand sketched the layout and used the MFT Cloud Stencil for the background. I placed the characters as if they are floating on clouds. I stamped the "Stay Strong" and "You'll Find Your Way" sentiments. The "You're A Goddess" sentiment and Steps Chart are all handwritten. It's always scary to make something outside of your comfort zone, but you won't grow unless you try!
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! The entire Kindred Stamps October release will be available Friday, November 29th at 8AM PST/11AM EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some store credit!!

Coloring Guide

Hero
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair:
Armor: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Cape: B14, B16, B18
Headband: R29, R27, E24

Damsel
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51
Gold: YR23
Dress: V12, V15, V17

Hell God
Skin: C0, C1, C3, C5
Outfit: C4, C6, C8 C10
Eyes: Y23
Hair: B0000, B000, B00, B02, B04

Girl Horse
Body: RV21, RV23, RV25
Hair: Y21, Y23

Guy Horse
Body: W3, W1, W0, W00
Hair: B06, B04, B02, B00

Trainer
*I forgot to write down the colors. My apologies!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Introducing i-Crafter: Launch Blog Hop - Let's Make Something Together

Here we are! A fresh new company, truly inspired by crafters, for crafters. Introducing, i-Crafter.

At the foundation of this new company, i-Crafter believes:
  • CREATIVITY lives in all of us.
  • It is the IMAGINATION made visible.
  • LEARNING new things can and should be fun.
  • Creativity flourishes when we take time to EXPERIMENT and make mistakes.
  • MAKING things with our hands is good for the soul.
  • CURIOSITY makes life infinitely more interesting.
This brand new company is backed by years of experience in the crafting industry. Built from the ground up with a lot of blood, sweat and tears {of joy} by people who truly like working with each other. I am so grateful to share this new company and its amazing products with all of you.

i-Crafter will be launching new product at the beginning of each month featured on an inspiring blog hop created by the talented Inspiration Team. New ideas and new crafty goodies to start your month off, as well as an entire 30-ish days of inspiration by the Team.

Because the company is so new, you may notice a few glitches here and there. Just know that they are working to make your experience with us as fun and inspiring as possible. i-Crafter wants to build lots of tutorials, videos and ideas onto their site. Each time you visit their page there is something new to see and learn! So here we are and here we go! - Let’s make something together.

For this launch blog hop, I am showcasing the Zip Gift Tag die!
With this die you can interchange symbols and words cut into the tag to fit multiple occasions. You can even add a pull tab onto the front of the tag so that a recipient can find a gift card inside! Below I have shared some design inspiration with the various symbols and sentiments. For more information check out the product post here. This die pairs nicely with patterned paper, background stamps and stencils! I even created a shaker tag with one of my designs.

Fun designs with the zip gift tag die:
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you check out all the other crafters on this blog hop to get a sneak peak of other new products and more craft inspiration:

Jenn 
Brianne (You're Here!) 
i-Crafter

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kindred Stamps Holiday Card Challenge

One of the best parts about joining the Kindred Stamps Fan Club page on Facebook is getting access to the challenges. The challenges are so much fun because its a way that everyone can share their creativity. The winner of this challenge wins a random prize pack. Find out more about this challenge on the Kindred Stamps blog here. The challenge ends tonight at midnight! But don't worry there will be more challenges in the future.

For my submission for the challenge features the Mine Workers stamp set as holiday carolers. Instead of their normal outfits I colored each of the dwarves with red holiday outfits with Santa hats with my copic sketch markers. The dwarves were cut out and layered onto the cardfront. I used the musical notes from the retired KS You're Purrfect stamp set. I also used the Stacey Yacula Studio Front Door stamp to create the card background as if the carolers were singing in front of a house.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions. Check back later this month for more Kindred Stamps card designs.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

January 7th Christmas Card Showcase

Over the next few days I'm gonna be featuring a really cool foiling technique using the Spellbinder's Glimmer Hot Foil System. Today I am sharing my cards using the Reindeer Games die. The Glimmer Hot Foil system is SO easy to use and makes wonderful cards in minutes. TIP: *The Glimmer Hot Foil System only works with the Spellbinder's special foil. For more tips on how to use this system check out Jennifer McGuire's YouTube video here.

To make these cards I just used some simple layering techniques. The foiled lettering makes these cards stand out. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Make sure to come back tomorrow!
   
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Monday, January 6, 2020

January 6th Christmas Card Showcase

For Day 6 of my Christmas Card Showcase I decided to switch it up and share some holiday tag make-n-take projects! I used my Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine to do most of the work. The print-n-cut feature worked nicely to make the different color tags. I used the holiday character stamps from Kindred Stamps Advent Calendar (retired). As always, I colored the images with my copic markers. I used the Classic Snowflake Scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby for the background. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Check back tomorrow for more creations. 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

January 5th Christmas Card Showcase

Thanks for checking back to my blog for the 5th day of sharing! Today's card features an icy character from Kindred Stamps Winter Friends (retired) stamp set. For the card background I used the Classic Snowflake Scrapbook Paper from Hobby Lobby.
For the snowflake images, I used my CTMH Snow Flurries (retired) thin cuts. I cut two shapes out of vellum and white cardstock. I used my silver shimmer pen on the white snowflake and the ice princess's dress. I used foam tape to adhere the princess to the card to add dimension.
Coloring Guide

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50
Dress: B02, B01, B00, B000, B000


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Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 4th Christmas Card Showcase

This holiday card is perfect for the cat lovers in your friends and family. I tried to stick with the basic color wheel with this card. The digital image is from Conie Fong and you can purchase it on her Etsy website here. I love the different personalities of these cute kitties!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check back tomorrow for more Christmas card designs.

Coloring Guide

Reds: R00, R20, R22, R24, R29, R59
Yellow Reds: YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
Yellows: Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15
Greens: G00, YG03, G05, G28
Blues: B00, B12, B14, B16, B18
Cool Grays: C00, C02, C04, C06, C08, C10
Warm Grays: W00, W1, W3, W5
Earth: E000, E11, E13, E15, E18

Friday, January 3, 2020

January 3rd Christmas Card Showcase

For the third day I am sharing another digital image that I colored for a card front. Check out the free digital image from Di's Digi Stamps here. For more information on Di's Digi Stamps check out the company's facebook page here. I kept the card background simple to focus the attention on the critters. Make sure to check back tomorrow for my Day 4 holiday card design. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

January 2nd Christmas Card Showcase

For the second day of my holiday cards, I want to share the card I made with the Kat Scrappiness Merry Critters stamp set. To create the background I used the Purple Onion Designs Pine Tree Farm stamp set designed by Stacy Yacula. Her stamps are very useful to those who do not feel confident sketching backgrounds (like myself). I colored the characters and the trees with my copic sketch markers. I masked these images with Gina K. Masking Magic to create the ink blended background with distress oxide inks. *TIP: When masking start from the front of the card to the back, in other words, mask the front images first, then work towards the background.
I used a gelly joll white pen to create the snowfall. I heat embossed the sentiment with Brutus Monroe Alabaster white embossing powder.  The sentiment reads, "There's Snow One Like You."
 Finally, I stamped the reindeer on the envelope to coordinate with the card design.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Come back tomorrow for more holiday card designs.

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