Skrappy Challenge Envelope Art – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome back everyone! It’s time for another Skrappy Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. For today’s challenge I decided to make some envelope art. There is also a video you can watch down below or on my youtube channel HERE.

To create my envelope art I’m going to be using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I’ve had this thing for YEARS and never really used it much until now. I’m going to be creating an envelope that fits a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card. The punch board has a little cheat chart on it to tell you measurements and score lines for whatever size envelope you want to make. For mine, I’m using the measurements for the 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ sizes shown on the chart. 

I’m going to start off with a piece of Neenah White cardstock because I want to copic color on my envelope and this is my preferred choice of cardstock. I trim this down to 8 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ according to the chart. Then I’m going to line one side up on the punch board to 3 3/4″ and score. I’ll rotate the cardstock and line up that measured score mark with the notch on the punch board and score. Rotate the cardstock again, measure to 3 3/4″ and score. Then rotate one more time, line up the measured scored line with the notch on the board and score. THAT is the trick. You do not measure on each turn. 

Next, I’ll go along and fold my scored lines to get the nice creases. I’m going to open the cardstock up and stamp my image into the bottom corner of the card using MFT Extreme Black Ink which is my new favorite copic friendly ink. Then I’ll apply the mask that I created using a post it note. To ink blend and not get the ink onto the rest of the panels, I laid down some copy around my envelope panel. I started with the top half of my envelope blending in some Broken China Distress Oxide ink. Then using the Landscape Duo Stencil, I ink blended Lucky Clover Distress Oxide to the bottom. This was just to lay down a base for my copic coloring I’ll do.

I did a very basic coloring on the sheep. On the wool, I colored dark to light making sure not to color in the entire body. If I want the sheep to look white, I need to leave some white. Then I came back in the my W5 and added some dots around the edges for texture.

When I created my mask, I was lazy and didn’t cut in to all the little crevices which left some white spots on the card where my mask covered the area when ink blending. My trick to this was covering those areas with grass. I went all around the hill base that I created using flicks to create blades of grass.

I finished off the card by stamping the sentiment Ewe Are Amazing. Then I added double sided scor-tape to the inside edges of the bottom flap and sealed. 

Side note – I know some people have added a distress glaze to seal in their artwork on the envelope so they can mail it. I haven’t tried that yet and any envelopes I create, I like to hand deliver to friends or teachers. 

You can view the video down below or on my Youtube channel HERE.

Now, we challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!!!
For this challenge you can make anything you wanna….except a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes…pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!!
You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like! Just make sure to include a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp and make sure it’s a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five entries, we’ll be giving away a PRIZE!!! yep! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
You have until Tuesday, March 27th at midnight EST!
Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!
Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!

Copics used
Face – E53-51-50
Wool – W4-2-0, W5
Ears/Mouth – RV10
Hooves – N6-4
Grass – YG25, G09, G28

Cutie Butterfly – C.C. Designs

Welcome back everyone ! Today I’m sharing this adorable little butterfly image from C.C. Designs! I’ll have a process video tomorrow so be sure to keep an eye on my Youtube channel! 
I’m going to start off by creating my background so it has time to dry. I am using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and will ink blend Abandoned Coral and Shaded Lilas distress oxide inks. Next, I’m going to attach the Snowfall Stencil to the ink blended background and apply Nuvo Glitter paste Moonstone. This is one of my favorite glitter pastes! 
I’ll smooth the glitter paste over the stencil and then carefully remove the stencil from my panel. You’ll want to wash off the palette knife and stencil right away because the glitter paste dries pretty fast on these items.  Then I’ll set the card off on the side to dry.
While my background is drying, I’m going to color in my Cutie Butterfly. I stamp my image onto Neenah White cardstock with MFT Extreme Black ink which is a copic friendly ink. Then color in with my copic markers. I’ll use my Scan n Cut machine to cut out my image leaving a white border around it. 
Once my ink blended panel is dry, I trim it down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere it to an A2 size cardbase. I’ll add my image with some foam squares for a little added dimension. Then I’ll attach my sentiment strip that I created using the Banners die, Girly Sentiments stamp set and white embossing powder.

**UPDATE!! Here is the video for my card you can view down below or on my youtube channel.**

I love the magical effect this background gives the image. Hope you enjoyed it! 
Copics Used – 
Skin – E04-11-21-01-00
Hair – E59-57-35
Dress- YG09-07-05-03
Pink – R22
Wings – B000-00
Belt- G28-24-21
Yellow -Y08

Unicorns & Rainbows- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome back everyone to another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Today’s challenge is grass and I have a little story to mine…. 
I also have a colouring/card process video for my card today that you’ll be able to view later today. 
You know how you have an idea in your head but as you are creating, the idea takes on a life of its own and goes in a completely different direction? Yeah…. That is me today. I intended to create a card where I used ink blending to make a grassy bottom to my card. Somehow, it’s not what happened all because I added one little thing. You’ll see what I mean …
I start out my card using a 4 ” x 5 1/4″ panel of Bristil Smooth cardstock. I am trying out some new ink pads I recently received by Catherine Pooler. I heard you could ink blend with them so I wanted to give it a shot. My thought was to have a unicorn on a grassy hill. So I started with Lime Rickey ink and started blending on one end of the card.
This is a really bright green and it does ink blend wonderfully. I blended to about the middle of the card and then started on the other end with Aquatini for the sky. I left a little gap in the middle and finished it off with a little bit of Tiara in the middle. I scooped some Perfect Pearls onto my craft mat, added a little water and then using an acrylic block, flicked that mixture onto my background. 
So far so good. Next, I colored up my image. I stamped this unicorn from the Unicorn & Rainbows stamp set onto Neenah white cardstock using MFT Extreme Black Ink. Then colored with my copic markers. I don’t do light colors very often and was giving it a shot with a light pink body and dark pink mane and tail. Then I cut it out with my Scan n Cut.  At this point, I shut my camera off to think about how I wanted to add my unicorn to a grassy hill. I wanted to put the unicorn on something to anchor it to the card and for some reason clouds popped into my head.
So, I diecut a few stitched clouds from white cardstock, flipped the camera back on and started creating. I also ran this ink blended panel through my Big Shot machine using the Wonky Rectangles die. I’ve been itching to get my hands on this die as I love that stitched look around it! From here I started putting my card together adding the clouds to the middle of the card with the middle one popped up with foam squares and then attaching the unicorn to the middle. 
I finished off the card by adding a sentiment that I heat embossed onto black cardstock with white embossing power and die cut from a Banner die. To finish off the card, I added some Nuvo Glitter pen over the cloud bottom and topped it off with Nuvo Toni Crystal Glaze. Now, looking at this I was really happy. I loved the colors and the sentiment. I was taking pictures of my card when all the sudden it hit me – this doesn’t look like grass haha. This just looks like a cool background all because I added those clouds. So, you CAN create grass using ink blending, unfortunately, that’s not what my card looks like. It kind of took on a life of its own. I still hope this inspired you to try ink blending for a grassy bottom to your card.

You can also view the card process down below or HERE on my youtube channel

Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with some GRASS and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, March 2nd to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be….
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! What do you think? Worth playin’ for? 


Rain or Shine – Pink & Main

Welcome back everyone ! I have a super cute card to share with you today using stamps and dies from Pink & Main. I absolutely love this sentiment too!! 
For my card, I’m using this new stamp set Rain or Shine. I stamped this little mouse in the rain boots onto Neenah white cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. Then I colored with my copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die set. One of the best things about these dies is you don’t have to cut them apart. No wire snippers needed!! It’s fantastic!! 
Next, I cut a white tag from the Arched Tag Die set which has lots of great sizes. I prepped my tag by rubbing an anti static powder tool over it. Then, I stamped my sentiment also from the Rain or Shine stamp set onto the bottom of the tag using Versafine ink. Versafine ink is great because it stays wet just a little longer. Next, I added some clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun. 
I cut a panel of patterned paper from the Rainbow Paper Pad measuring 4″ x 5 1/4 and adhered to an A2 size card base. Then added a strip of blue cardstock and attached my tag. The adorable mouse that I cut out is added to the card using foam squares to give some dimension to the card. My finishing touches are adding some Rainbow Glossy Dots around my image and  Nuvo Glitter to the puddle.  
I also have a colouring and card process video that you can down below on this blog post or HERE on my youtube channel. 
Copics Used
Mouse – C4-3-2-1
Ears/Nose – R21
Hat/Boots – R59-46-24-05
Boot Bottom – N6-5
Puddle – B18-16

Simple Garden Scene – C.C. Designs

Welcome back everyone! I have a simple garden scene card to share today using stamps and dies from C.C. Designs February release. I’ll have all the supplies listed down below and a video where you can see my copic coloring and process.
I start with my images. I’m using the carrot from the Easter Town stamp set and bunny from the Easter Cuties Stamp set. I stamp both onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with copic markers. I’ll be using the coordinating dies to cut them out with my Big Shot (dies purchased separately).
I use some post it note tape to hold my dies in place while I run them through my machine. While my Big Shot is out, I use the Cloudy Days and Waves die and cut from Kraft cardstock. My thought in this was to create some dirt for my carrot house. I will then ink blend a little Gathered Twig Distress Oxide ink. I’m not really worried about how splotching it looks because its dirt and I wanted a realistic look to it. 
Next, I use a small panel of white cardstock to stencil on some clouds using the Cloud Stencil with Broken China Distress Oxide and trim this piece down. I will also trim down my dirt die cut to fit my cloud panel. For my sentiment, I stamped the sentiment Happy Easter from the Easter Cuties stamp set with some Tomato Soup Ink and cut around it with the Banner Die. 
You can view the process in the video down below or HERE on my youtube channel.
Copics Used
Carrot House – R37, YR15-04-02
Green – G09-05-03-00
Door – E33-31-30
Yellow – Y08-04
Bunny – E35-33-31-30