Thursday, August 21, 2014

Emboss Resist Engagement

Hi bloggers, I needed to make an emboss resist card for a challenge at my local card club recently. I used Momento dye inks instead of distress inks because I heard that it would work similarly, that they could be used with water. I worked pretty good but I like distress inks better.

Since I went with pastels colors, without a plan, just because I liked them, I was stumped as to what to do with the finished piece. Then I remembered I needed an engagement card for my Boss's daughter. I heat embossed a MFT Butterfly with white and die cut it and embossed a Waltzingmouse sentiment with Silver EP, both on vellum. I used a SU doily stamp for the background. The purple card stock matches the card much better than pictured IRL. I added a few white and clear sequins to finish it off.
I think the feel of my card ended up classy and elegant in style yet simple because of the lack of layers.
I'm entering in the following challenges.

4kraftygirlzchallenges -challenge-25 Anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wed. Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-embossing-wet-or-dry
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Anything goes
Curtain Call Challenge -Tropical trip OR anything goes


Monday, August 11, 2014

Curtain Call Gus

Hey there,  I have my take on The Curtain Call Challenge-August 1, Bow Tie. I did not have a bow tie stamp or die so I used the inspiration photo for the colors, the stripes and I added a twine bow. 
I colored up Gus with Copics using colors in the bow tie photo, cut it out with a SB label die and mounted on foam tape. Then added it to a rectangle to follow the sketch. Since I got some TH texture paste in the mail from Simon Says Stamp, I used it with a Heidi Swapp stencil for the background. While it was wet I sprinkled glitter on the paste. I diecut a SSS word die in black CS as part of the sentiment. I stamped a Flourishes Birthday word on the MFT banner die cut. Twine and enamel dots were added to finish it off. 

This card fits several Splitcoast Stampers Dare to get Dirty Challenges.

Sketch Saturday-Sketch 322
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Aug.1 bow tie
Simon Says Stamp-Sparkle (my texture paste has glitter in it)
The Pink Elephant 263-Stencils (I used a stencil with Texture Paste)
Seize the Birthday -Birthday Card -Optional Yellow monocromatic

Thanks for visiting. Kim

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Catered Crop Shaker

                                                          Click on the card to see the whole thing.
 Hey friends! I made a shaker card for The Catered Crop. I used a Fawn Lawn Stamp and some Simple Stories 6x6 paper to make this card. I like the country feel to the card with this cute paper I've been hoarding. It's so fun to make a shaker.
I used an adorable Wild Orchid Crafts flower to accent the sweet jar stamp. For the sentiment, I cut the long stamp into pieces so I could fit it into a MFT Stitched circle die. I airbrushed the diecut but it didn't match the paper so I sponged some Scattered Straw Distress Ink around it and it looked soooo much better. I like the 2 toned look. The sequins are from Michaels or Joannes.
  Thanks for visiting today!
PS. This card fits a few Dare to get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoast Stampers!
The Catered Crop -Shaker Card
Crafting for the Weekend -Anything Goes
My Favorite Things Wed.Sketch Challenge 188

Friday, August 8, 2014

I'm "Glad" I have a new card to share!

 Hi Bloggy friends, Yay, I have a card to share finally. I will have to keep this short because I want to make more cards to submit to Dare to get Dirty over at Splitcoast Stampers. I have several in various stages of the completion. As you can see, I used the Color Throwdown for my color choices. I wasn't sure if these colors would translate well on a floral card but I like it. Not love, but like. I do like how neat and clean it is and love the gray stripes.

The sketch is fun this week at Deconstructed Sketch. If you are a Fan club member at Splitcoast you might recognize which challenges this card fits. Oh, I used a digital stamp from Power Poppy stamps, the Gladiolas. Right now it's the only one I have.

Color Throwdown.304 -Color Challenge
Deconstructed Sketch 163 -Sketch

Thanks for visiting, Kim

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


 Hi Friends, I played with my new Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit tonight. Most of the supplies on the card are from the kit. I had fun heat embossing the Popsicle on water color paper and water coloring with distress inks. The paper is from the kit too and I just love the bright colors of the Bo Bunny Lemonade paper. Since I don't have a SSS birthday sentiment I had to use My Favorite Things. I finally got my hands on the MFT stitched circle stax. So cute. The tag die is MFT too.

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 356 but made it A2 size.

Some Challenges this card fits are:
Seize the birthday -Birthday card with optional use of twine.
Simon says Stamp -Emboss
The Pink Elephant 261 -Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenges 111 -Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge Anything Goes
House of Cards challenge for July -Add a bow
Love to Create -Summer Lovin
Merry Monday Birthday Card for LeeAnn
Cute Daisy May Blog -Two or more die cuts
Avenue 613 Challenge-82 -Anything goes with sentiment
Thanks for visiting today! Kim :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Merry Monday 118

Hi friends! Yes, another Christmas Card...but in my defense there's a lot of Christmas in July challenges going on, lol, not that I need an excuse! I pulled out my Prisma Pencils to color this cute Recollections Santa. Love white pencil on Kraft CS, as I've said before. 
I'm following the Merry Monday Challenge 118 to use button(s) and ribbon on your card. I also used the Mojo Monday Sketch 355, do you recognize it? I changed it a bit by moving the flag element to the right side and changing the flags to tags! It fit my card better not to cover up the left side. The paper is K& Co. 
The tags and sentiment are from PTI Tiny Tags set. Sheesh, making flat cards for mailing is just not happening lately! 
Other items: Momento Rubarb Stalk and Cottage Ivy Ink. CTMH Black ink, Joannes ribbon, May Atrs twine, Button who knows? lol

The inside.

Some other Challenges I'm linking to are:
Bloggers Challenge -Xmas in July
Jelly Park Challenge -Xmas in July
Creative Knockouts -Xmas in July
There are a ton more challenges I could link to but I'm too tired! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Catered Crop-Use Vellum

Hi all, Today I'm sharing a card I made months ago for my local card club. I led the group to make variations of this card by coloring on the back of heat embossed vellum. I colored mine with Copics. Others used Stampin Up markers. The layout design of the card came from me casing several similar cards from Pinterest.

I used this SU stamp set ____ Flowers  which we heat embossed on PTI vellum with white EP. Then you simply color on the back and the color shows thru the vellum to the other side. To have these flowers really show up well they must have white paper behind them or they loose the wow factor. I added pearls to the centers of my flowers. The rest of the card is just layers of dry embossed and die cut white card stock. The sentiment is from a Flourishes set.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop -Vellum
Curtain Call -Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe -Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund -Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty 187 -Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters -Diecuts or punches (I used dies to cut out flowers and scalloped oval.)
Simon says Stamp Blog -Emboss it

Thanks for visiting!