Happy Saturday morning! It’s a snowy day here and I plan to spend it crafting away. It’s been a little while since I’ve had some time to get into my craft studio, but as a Guest Designer this month with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, I’m loving the push that it is giving me to be creative.
Today, starts another fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! There’s always lots of fabulous ideas for you and the team can’t wait to see what you create! This week, Krafty Girl Allison is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: LOVE! Each and every Saturday, a brand new challenge is posted 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 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 and/or you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group. 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!
I created two sweet little cards to join in on the challenge today. I used the new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Together is Better stamp set released last month with cute as a button Lucas and Lexie. I let each of them be the star of their own card.
The base of the card with Lexie is a salmon pink cardstock. I used paper from the Simple Stories Love & Adore You 6×6 paper pad and cut a square slightly smaller than the card base.
I have recently been using Deco Foil film and love love love! the effect it gives. I used the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stencil Happy Hearts with the DecoTransfer Gel Duo. I brush it on with a Prima 1″ stencil brush and depending on how I feel, I may also use my Deco Foil Stencil Pal. I let the gel dry overnight and then applied Pink Quartz foil, a shimmery soft pink. So girly! After letting the paper cool, I cut it into a slightly smaller square and centred it on the card.
Next, I stamped Lexi using Kraftin’ Kimmie Inks in Wicked Black and I coloured Lexi using my Copic markers. I used E01, E00, Y21, Y23, YR31, R85, CO, R20, R21, R32, RV11, C7, C8. I added Glossy Accents to add shine to the balloon stripe and to make Lexi’s shoes look like they are black patent. (You can’t really see it in the photo.)
I used my Sakura Gelly Roll metallic pens in Gold 703 to add highlights to Lexi’s hair and the flowers on her belt and in her hair.
I chose a Doodlebug mini doily in pink and placed it off centre, deciding that I would add one of the sentiment cards from the paper pad. I used foam dots to raise up the sentiment card and did the same with Lexi. I placed her off to the side to add visual interest. I created a tiny little sentiment tag using the Love You! stamp from the set and and a fish tail die from Your Next Stamp. I edged the tag with Kraftin’ Kimmie Colours hybrid inks in Pretty in Pink and Precious Pink. I added one heart sequin to finish the tag.
I added salmon sequins from Studio Katia, My Valentine sequins from 28 Lilac Lane and red crystal hearts from Sparkletz by Buttons Galore. The final touch was adding Stardust Stickles around the edges of the square paper layers. A sweet little card for a special person.
For that special man in our lives, big or small, I created a card featuring Lucas. He’s just so precious carrying a flower and a box of chocolates for someone he loves.
I used a red cardstock card as the base, and selected another one of the papers from the Simple Stories Love & Adore paper pad. I pulled out matching sentiment 2×2 and 2×3 cards and a strip that I though would work nicely together.
I used my Big Kick and Wonky Twisted Rectangles die from MFT to cut the paper and centred it on the cardstock. I then added a red mini doily from Doodlebug and added it not quite centre and more left. I wanted to add the sentiment cards down the right side and the strip across the bottom. I used foam mounts to pop up the sentiment cards to add dimension.
I coloured Lucas using my Copic markers; I used E0, E02, R20, B34, B45, B21, B23, R49, E34, E19, E57, E59, E74, E79, RV09, G28, R37, G07. I fussy cut him out and used tiny foam mounts to pop him up as well in the centre of the doily.
I used Sakura Gelly roll pen in Gold metallic #703 on the flower centre and Silver #553 on his buttons.
I edged the stamp sentiment, You had me at hello! also die cut from the Wonky Twisted Rectangle set, with Kraftin’ Kimmie Kolours hybrid ink in Crisp Crimson and Pink Pizazz using my Picket Fence blender brushes.
The final touch was adding black Party Time Dots from Kraftin’ Kimmie.
A card just perfect from some little cutie!
Don’t forget about this weekend’s Frugal Friday Specials at Kraftin’ Kimmie’s!! There’s a huge selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!! And be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below!
Thanks for spending some time with me and happy kraftin’!
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