It’s another Saturday and that means it’s time for another weekly challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and https://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/. This will be my last one as a Guest Designer. Boy has this month flown by!! I have had so much fun helping to share in the release of the new February collection and all of this month’s challenges.
Karla is this week’s host and she chose Something Yummy as the topic for the Challenge.
I decided to create a card that would be full of Yummy Thanks.
The new Happiness is Homemade stamp is perfect for creating a sweet thank you card for a friend. I paired it with another Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp set, Sincere Thanks, which offers so many wonderful ways to say thank you.
I started by cutting a simple white cardstock base. I used three of the Kraftin’ Kimmie Kolours — Pink Pizazz, Raspberry Rose and Pretty in Pink — and I blended them together on the edges of the card using my blender brushes.
Next, I decided I wanted to do a really subtle treatment using a soft embossing colour and the You’re The Sweetest sentiment stamp. After first prepping by brushing on a non-static powder, I used a Versamark watermark embossing ink and stamped the sentiment all around the edge of the card. Next, I used a really soft WOW embossing powder in Vintage Romance and heat set the card. It left a very soft effect. Just what I wanted.
I created my next layer by using the new Baking Bonanza stencil and Deco Transfer Gel Duo. I taped the stencil down using Purple Tape and then used a 1″ Prima silcone brush and a Stencil Buddy to layer the gel through the stencil. I carefully lifted my stencil off and left the card over night to dry.
The next day, once the gel was completely dry, I let my laminator heat up for a good 20-30 minutes. I chose DecoFoil in Pink Quartz for this project. I laid the foil over the top of the card, colour side up and cut it to the size of the card. Save your leftovers! You can use them on another project. I placed my 2 pieces into a parchment paper folder I have created for this purpose; I have also put a piece of cardstock in to add some support. I then ran this ‘sandwich’ through my hot laminator. I let the folder cool, and just like magic! you pull off the foil and you have a beautiful masterpiece ( I love doing this!)
I decided I would use a heart to carry the thank you sentiment on the front of the card. I didn’t want to cover up my fabulous foil, so I cut a heart out vellum using a Taylored Expressions Stitched Heart Stacklets die. I wanted to tuck it into the bottom corner so I cut it at an angle. I then embossed the sentiments from both sets using the Versamark ink. (Don’t forget to prep first!)
Next, I used Ranger embossing powder in Navy and heat set the heart. I added a few touches of Stickles in Stardust to add a little touch of glitter.
My little baker girl from the Happiness is Homemade set needed to be coloured up using my Copic markers. I stamped her using Kraftin’ Kimmie Kolours in Wicked Black. Hair: Y21, Y23, YR32; Skin: E00, E01, R20; Eyes: G16; Outfit: R00, R000; Shoes: Y0000; Cookies: E31, E42, E74.
I used vellum tape to adhere the heart to the foiled layer and I foam dotted my little baker to add some dimension. I also added foam strips all around the foiled layer to raise it up above the edged embossing.
One yummy thank card for a very sweet friend!
Now you can go see what all the other Design Team members are doing to help you get creative. We’ve got some fabulous ideas for you and can’t wait to see what you create! There are so many food and drink images to choose from!
Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like. These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp https://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com/ products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! Woohoo! There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page https://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/ and/or you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/703784819658640/ Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month! Feel free to use it any time!
And don’t forget about this weekend’s Frugal Friday Specials!! https://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com/product…/specials/ We’ve got a selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!! Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below!
Happy kraftin’! And thanks for spending some time with me today!