Glitter Challenge – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome to the weekend everyone and another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! I’m hosting the challenge today and my topic for today’s challenge is GLITTER!!! Now…. I don’t really like to play with “real” glitter because I tend to make a mess so let me explain what I did lol.

I’m starting off my card by stamping my image from the Fairy Loved stamp set onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. Then I colored with my copic markers and fussy cut … yes I said fussy cut… it out. 

For my background, I used a piece of Canson watercolor paper and started randomly applying some teals and purples to my background using the wet on wet technique. What that means is I wet my paper then got my brush wet , dipped it in the paint and applied it to the wet paper. This allows the watercolor to move around a little more. I’m no pro at watercolor but I love the effects it gives. 

Once I was satisfied with my background, I took it down to the basement and heavily sprayed it with Glitter spray. You need a well ventilated room for this because this stuff really stinks. It’s really hard to capture in the picture but it just sparkles in real life! I also die cut some clouds from some gold glitter paper and added to my sky. I’m using an A2 size cardbase to add my watercolor panel to.

Finally I added my image to the background with some foam squares to separate it a little from the sky.

Copics Used
Skin – E04-13-11-21-00
Hair – E79-25-33
Shirt – RV19-17-14-13
Leggings – BG18-13, V04-01
Wings – BV01-00-000

Submit your glittery design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 6th 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!!! 

Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Some of these sets will NOT be restocked in the future so it may be your last chance to snap them up!
Can’t wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin’!


Hello Bluebird!

Finally getting these cards blogged. Have you seen/heard of Hello Bluebird? I have just recently discovered them and I must say ADORABLE!!! I fell in love immediately! I snatched up a couple sets to play and the quality of these stamps is amazing and the dies just as awesome.
I could’t wait to color up these sweet elephants from Elephant friends stamp set. I stamped them out onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. I colored them up with my copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I couldn’t decide which one to use so I added them all to a card ! 
(sorry the picture is a bit bright lol … I was trying out some new lights)
The stamp set I played around with is Jungle Littles. These are so sweet and cute and so many elephants to create different scenes with.
I opted for the little monkey hanging on a vine. I had to do a little masking to get it to look like his tail was behind the vine. 
These sets also come with some adorable sentiments and I just love these font on them! 
For this card, I cut out a circle from a piece of brown pattern paper so it looked like a window. I also stamped the sentiment on a banner I cut from white cardstock. 
I hope you’ll head over and check these out. So many more stamps set that are on my wish list! 

Stippled Flowers – Gina K Designs

I am absolutely in love with this new stamp set from Gina K Designs. It’s called Stippled Flowers and it’s just such a gorgeous set! 
I’ve seen quite a few techniques done with this set and some I’ve experimented with but for today’s card I used my good ol’ copic markers.
Now don’t faint or anything but I actually did some masking on this card. If you are a follower of me you know I’m not fond of fussy cutting but I just couldn’t resist. I created masks for my flowers so I could stamp them in the bottom corner of my card with copic friendly ink. Then colored with my copic markers. 
I trimmed my cardstock down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ because I didn’t want to have a ton of white space. Then I layered my cardstock and ended with a 4″ x 4″ base. I also use the Boho Flower stamp set to stamp and die cut the word YOU and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock. 
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I’ve really been having fun playing around with different techniques that I hope to share soon!

(I’m also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge) 

Copics Used
BV08, V17-15

Gina K Designs Release!

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to pop in and share the new release from Gina K Designs.  I’ve been playing around a lot with her inks and flower stamps and absolutely loving them! I’ll have some posts up soon with them but wanted to share the newest release!
I definitely scooped up the You Make Me Smile stamp set which is the first one I have shown at the top! I also have the wreath builder set and stippled flower set which is what I’ve been playing around with. Gina has some great videos on these sets on Stamp TV. I’ll have videos up soon too on what I’m creating! I highly recommend checking these out. The wreath builder is seriously a game changer and has been in high demand so scoop it up while you can! 

Fired Up For Your Birthday! Pink & Main

Welcome back everyone ! I combined two of my favorite things … dragons and a galaxy background. 
For my card, I’m using the Fired Up stamp set from Pink & Main’s  latest release. I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock 80lb with a copic friendly ink and colored with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut the image out .
I created my background by ink blending Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot distress oxide ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock. I spritzed with water and dabbed up with a paper towel. Then I took some white paint and a little dab of water onto an acrylic block, mixed and flicked the mixture onto my card with a paintbrush. 
My card base is a piece of light grey cardstock. I trimmed a piece of white cardstock down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and layered my galaxy background on top of the white panel. I think this helps the galaxy stand out more. My sentiment is also from the Fired Up set in which I white heat embossed onto black cardstock and trimmed down. Then I just adhered everything to my card front. 
I’m such a fan of dragons and galaxy backgrounds so I was super excited how this came together.