Yesterday was an exciting day for Kraftin’ Kimmie — she added a whole new product to her line.
Kimmie and her design team had been working on something top secret for the last few months and it was FINALLY time that they could share it with everyone!!! Welcome to…..
Krafty Kolours Inks by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!
These new inks are a Hybrid ink that combines the best of both dye ink and pigment ink!
– These beauties are acid free, archival and non-fading!
– This ink dries almost instantly on paper and non-porous surfaces and requires a heat set on glossy surfaces and fabric!
– They have a raised felt pad that let you stamp any size stamp!
– They give a crisp, bright, non-bleeding impression!
– They come in full sized pads, mini cubes and ink refills!
With these inks you can ink directly, sponge, stencil, watercolour, you can do all sorts of techniques with them AND most exciting….the Krafty Kolours Inks are safe to use with pencils AND alcohol based markers!!
Yesterday was the big Launch Party over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page with the Krafty Girls and Special Krafty Guests — I was one — sharing information about the new products, sharing tons of new projects, live videos, YouTube videos, giveaways, challenges and lots more!! You can still check out the Facebook page and view all the videos for great tips and see how the new inks work.
You’ll be able to purchase all the large ink pads, mini cubes and refills individually OR in sets at a small discount. PLUS there are TWO brand NEW stamp sets that are from the May release and will ONLY be released as part of the special kits!
Kimmie also chose some amazing coordinating Bazzill Bling cardstocks to match the coloured inks and you’ll be able to scoop those up as well!! SO exciting!
Once again, I was part of the advanced fun and got my hands on the inks beforehand. Kimmie had included two of the May release stamps in the kits and they were wonderful stamps to play with the inks.
First up for me, was the new Magical Friends stamp, the cutest little set of fairies and their patient little dog and a sweet kitten! I created two fun cards.
I used the new Wicked Black ink pad and my Spectrum Noirs and there was no bleeding or smearing and a crisp clear image. The ink is quite juicy when stamping a sentiment well, but dried quickly. I was able to edge the sentiment tag with Ranger ink Picked Raspberry and no smudging.
My kit from KKS had a number of fabulous papers from the Echo Park Imagine That collection that matched the new stamp set so well that I had a hard time choosing which one to use. I decided to use the wands one and then enhanced the little fairy’s wand with crushed glass glitter. I added flowers (sorry no name!), Recollections Ribbon and some bling gemstones from Forever in Time. And ta da! A sweet little card!
Next up, was another cute little fairy and her kitty companion for a another happy little card.
I used the Wicked Black ink again — crisp clean lines. I used the Mermaid Melody ink pad for the sentiment this time. I cut out a vellum tag, used various Recollections papers, some doilies and layered them. I added some Nuvo glitter drops in Blue Lagoon and two cute little dragonfly embellishments. What a fun little happy card!
For my final card, I decided to try and play a little bit. I wanted to almost give the stamps and the inks a mixed media workout and see how they would perform. I wasn’t sure if I was creating a mess as I played, but then I thought, no that’s kind of pretty!
Using Canson watercolour stock, Top Boss embossing ink and the new Beautiful Blooms stamps, I randomly stamped. I then watercoloured the images with the new KKS hybrid inks in Raspberry Rose, Purple Pansy, Lovely Lagoon and Mermaid Melody. Next, I embossed the images again and used diamond embossing glitter. Then I stamped on top of that to add some additional depth to the design. I added the sentiment stamp in last. Finally, I took the Mermaid Melody and washed the background area lightly. I also washed the diecut heart. The inks dried quickly and there was no smudging or transferring of colour.
I then put the whole thing through my Big Kick diecutting machine with my Lawn Fawn die to get the stitched rectangle. I used the Spellbinders Floral 1 embossing folder and the same American Craft paper as the background, but placed it on an angle to add more depth and dimension. Some blingy embellishments from Forever in Time, and Recollections ribbon and I was done. Maybe a bit of hot mess, but a pretty one! I liked the muted wallpaper effect actually.
For more information on the new KKS stamps and inks, check out http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com/product-category/new-goodies/ and her Facebook page has tons of ideas.