Primarily a cardmaking and papercrafting blog featuring both my own creative designs-including the products and techniques I used to create them-as well as projects by the Sparkle Blends Designing Divas team and other Guest Designers. I welcome comments, design suggestions, and questions, but I do ask that they remain respectful and kind.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Kindred Stamps August Release Blog Hop
Hello Doodle Friends! I am super excited to be participating in the Kindred Stamps August Release Blog Hop! There are some really fantastic new stamp sets, stencils and even tasty new paper pack in this release & I know you won't be disappointed! If you found your way here from Courtney, you are in the right place, If you haven't checked out the rest of the hop yet, you can find the complete blog list at the end of this post--or, if you'd like to start at the beginning, Hop on over to Kindred Stamps!
I got to play with the new Love Bites stamp set, and I really adore the sentiments in this set because they're so punny--nd I discovered that the images can be very versatile if you color them up differently.
I also got to try out the super cute new Candy themed Super Sweet paper pack, which is absolutely yummy & fantastic quality! I can't get over how vibrant the colors are, and love the semi-gloss finish on this nice thick paper!
I've created four cards to share with you today, and I hope you like them!
Without further adieu...
For my first card, I created a background with lots of layers, using a bunch of different Lawn Fawn border dies & colored up two of the images from Love Bites with Copic markers.
Since the background is pretty nondescript, I decided I wanted there to be no question about who this set was a parody of, so I went to town with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen on the male image--making his skin SUPER sparkly! To finish up, I did some stamp surgery, and stamped the "Hope your Birthday is Dazzling" sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I selected a woodgrain patterned paper from my stash, trimmed it to 4x5.25 inches and adhered it to a medium grey, top folding A2 card base. Then I used Woodware UK 1mm Foam Mounting Tape to pop up the focal panel in the center. Finally, I adhered the colored image using Multi Medium Matte, so he appears to be standing on the sentiment.
I decided to mix things up a bit for my third card and turn the images on their head a bit by coloring them completely differently. I knew I needed a killer background to sell it, so I used my Copic markers to draw my own on a separate panel of 65# white cardstock, so it wouldn't bleed through to the inside of my card. I added a few accents to the darkened windows with a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, and a few swipes of my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen--to really sell the illusion of glass. I, again, performed some stamp surgery, cutting the "My love for you is" sentiment away from the word "undying", which appears on the inside of the card, and stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I adhered the finished background panel to the front of a top folding, landscape A2, white card base & then added the "remix" colored characters.
For my final card, I used the Arcade Friends stamp set, because I thought it paired perfectly with the new Super Sweet paper pack! I selected a bright orange, top folding A2 card base and two of the patterns from the paper pack. I cut them with the second and third largest dies from the Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set, respectively, and adhered the panels so they, too, were a bit "wonky". I again colored the character and "You're my hero" cookie with Copic markers--but I added some Sakura Souffle pens to the cookie medalion as the sprinkles, to give it some shine. I adhered them both to the card, in a straight (ish) vertical orientation, so the card appears even more wonky, which I thought fit the fun characters.
We have six
new stamp sets, new shaker packs, and a couple new stencils coming out Friday,
August 24th at Kindred Stamps, that we think you'll fall in love
with as much as we have! Come join us on our team's blog hop for a chance to
win a $10 store credit; make sure you leave comments on each blog to be
entered. Join our Facebook Fan Club to be kept in the loop about
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