Book Dragon Bookmark – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

I have a fun gift idea for you today for those kids heading back to school! This is a super cool bookmark I created using the stamp Book Dragon from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! It is the perfect size! 

I also have a color along video for the dragon down below.



I stamped my image on Neenah White Cardstock and colored it with copic markers. Once it was completely colored, I cut it out with my Scan and Cut machine. For the bookmark, I cut a piece of patterned paper to 2 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ and attached it to a piece of white cardstock measuring 2 1/2″ x 6″. I rounded the corners of both pieces before adhering then together.

I attached the dragon and sentiment to the bookmark and ran it through my laminator. This will be my daughter’s bookmark so I need it to survive middle school! I poked a couple holes with my Crop-a-dile and attached some yarn that I had handy.


I do no claim to be a professional at coloring with copics – this is just how I like to color and my process for it. I try to apply some theory behind my coloring but it most cases … it’s a mix of theory and just what I think look good to me.

 

I start with my darkest color first and I’ll work my way down to the lightest, blending those out. Sometimes I’ll go back over the areas I’ve colored and this can start to desaturate that depth which is one of the reasons why I go over them again in the same order.  

Copics Used
Dragon Body – B37-14-12
YG09-05-03
Book/Glasses – R59-27-24
Horns – N6-4-2
Book pages/Teeth – W1

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Together – Neat & Tangled

Normally you see my cards with something on it that is copic colored … but not this time. I decided to step away from the copics … but not the Oxides ! haha! 
I created this simple but stunning card using the new Neat & Tangled Together stamp and die. 
The background is created with ink blending Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides. 
I cut the script word Together from some beautiful gold cardstock I had purchased from My Favorite Things and the background in black cardstock. Tweezers come in very handy when adhering these together. 
I used some foam squares to give the word a little dimension and finished it off with some Pixie Dust sequins. I also have a video on this card down below. I hope you enjoy it! 
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Other supplies used
Golf  Foil Cardstock

Sea Jewels – Kraftin Kimmie Challenge

It’s time for another challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Today is water challenge! Of course I absolutely HAD to use the new (old) Sea Jewels set. This is a re-release from Kraftim Kimmie stamps and I adore it ! I mean…. who doesn’t love mermaids?! 
Be sure to check out the Kraftim Kimmie Blog for more details on entering the challenge and chance to win some goodies – plus there is soooo much going on this weekend – you don’t want to miss out ! 
I decided to try something a little different for my card today. I’m sure this has been around a while but last week was the first time I’ve seen something like it … so …. I hit up youtube to figure it out haha! I created a water (gel) card. Soooooo cool in person. Great interactive card! 
I started by coloring up my mermaid. There are actually 3 mermaids on this set and I chose the one sitting down – I thought she would work well with my “water” window. I used my copics and cut it out with my Scan n Cut. 
Next, I started my card. The part in the middle is actually a small jewelry type of ziploc bag filled with hand sanitizer and some sequins mix. Cool right?! I cut a window from some patterned paper and white cardstock. The patterned paper wasn’t real thick that is why I cut the rectangle frame from both and glued them together for my window. 
I laid my bag down where it will go and added foam tape around the bag and the rest of the paper. I adhered this to another piece of patterned paper with fishes on it. Then my little baggie just slides in and I taped the little extra part of the top down behind that was sticking out . The rest is just matting the card up and adding a sentiment. For some fun…. I also added some Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze.
Sea Jewels

Krafty Kimmie Komeback – Smarty Pants

ok – TONS going on over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps today!!! You don’t want to miss it! I’ll give you a brief rundown and then be sure to head over to the Kraftin Kimmie blog for more detailed info.
First off, we’ve got a super KRAFTY KOMEBACK set that is being rereleased! This is an amazing set for the kiddos heading back to school! 
It’s SMARTY PANTS!

Next up we have our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS
with FOUR of our fabulous clear stamp sets 
on SALE 40% OFF for the weekend while supplies last!
You can find ALL the SPECIALS in the Krafty Shop.

And lastly…..we are thrilled to tell you that…..
the Chamber of Krafty Secrets has been opened!!!!
That’s right! We have some of our RETIRED older stamp sets that have been reproduced in high quality red rubbah!!!

A few weeks ago we released the BEACHY KEEN and SEA JEWELS stamp sets and today we are releasing…..

There will be a limited number in stock right away and then we will be taking PREORDERS!

Of course our brand NEW JULY RELEASE is also available with new clear stamp sets from all of our fabulous artists!
WHEW!  Catch a breath ….. now on to my project for today.
I love love love this stamp! I see some amazing things coming from it with the kids heading back to school soon. I colored up my image with copic markers and cut it out with my Scan n Cut machine.
I kept this real simple and just layered up my card and added the sentiment.
Copic Markers
Skin – E0000-00-01-21-11-04
Hair/Shoes  – E59-57-34
Skirt – B28-26-24
Pencil – R81-83-85, Y28-35-21-11, E11-21-01, C4-3-2
Shirt – C2-0
Glasses – N6-5-4
Tie- R59-37-24

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Schoolhouse – Neat & Tangled

School is right around the corner! I have another fun card that I plan to give to a teacher this year. This one is using the Schoolhouse stamp set from Neat & Tangled. Can you tell I love this set?! 
I created my own background paper with it. If you follow me on Instagram you already had a sneak peak of it but here it is applied to a card. Took a little while to color up everything but totally worth it I think! 
Super simple to create – it’s just the coloring that takes a little while. Everything is colored with my copic markers and I will those listed down below. The sentiment is also from this stamp set that I just added to a strip of black cardstock to break it up a little.
For a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Red Berry and Gloss White.
Copics
Pencil – E50-51-53, YR23, Y38-15-06, R81-83-85, N6-4-2
Lunchbox – C1, B18-06-04
Apple – YG05, G09, E57, R37-35-32
Neat & Tangled Schoolhouse Stamp
Nuvo Red Berry
Nuvo Gloss White