Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Hello! Erica on the blog today with my last card for April. Honestly, time is just whooshing past, or is that just me??

Today I thought I'd try something that I find quite hard when it comes to card making and that's monochrome. Yep, black and white. This is my Everest in card making and colouring. I'm usually all about colours, colours, colours!! Especially with the stamps from Kennedy Grace Creations as it's mostly flowers. Well, not one to shirk away from a challenge (even one self-imposed) I had one idea that I pretty much scrapped right away. Mostly because I stamped a flower in the wrong spot on the second stamp so it went into the 'I might look at that later and see what happens' pile. Moving on, as my idea evolved from the mishap, I cut up a square measuring 5"x5" in white card stock. Then I covered the middle with a circle I cut out of masking film. This was more as a guide than anything else though.

Once I was ready to start stamping again, I took the smallest flower in the Grace's Happy Heart stamp set and lined it up so that the bottom was on the circle in the middle and the top flower pointed towards one of the corners. This process I repeated to get flowers pointing towards all the corners of the card stock. With the help of a sheet of acetate and more masking film, I stamped the flower in the gaps between the already stamped ones, covering the top flower. This resulted in eight flowers of various heights and sizes all round the circle.

Cutting another circle, the same size as the masking film circle, in black card stock I dusted it with anti-static powder as I decided to heatemboss the sentiment in white. I chose 'Happy Birthday' from Beautiful Bloom-Sweet Rose (the sentiment doesn't show in the product photo for some reason but it's there) It didn't fit in the circle so I cut it in half and layered them on top of each other instead. Cutting stamps isn't something I make a habit of but it doesn't affect their performance if you do choose to cut them.

I used VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment, added the embossing powder and set it with my heat gun. This piece I adhered with 3mm thick foam tape to make it stand out and to create dimension. At this point the card was just black and white. Which was what I had set out to do, wasn't it? Eh... I wobbled... and added some pops of colour with a bit of help from the Sunshine On The Daisies sequins mix. It would appear I can't help myself! Oops.

With the panel done, more than I had originally planned on even, I adhered it to a card base which I had cut to 5.5"x5.5" in a lovely linen textured black card stock. With that, I finally decided to stop before I fell for the temptation of adding anything else.









The background I've used for this photo is a brand new Photo Board® from Photo Boards  called Regency and if you fancy getting your own, I have a 10% off discount code for you which is valid until the end of April. But hurry, these are apparently flying out the door!

Happy crafting from Erica

You can find me on Instagram as @erica_cacacraft


Love and Laughter,
  Photobucket

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mom's Vintage Tea card

Hello, Beverly, here again using Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Cup, one of my very favorites!



  I am delighted to be a designer for Kennedy Grace Creations and am here today for a card I made with the Vintage Tea Cup stamp set. I just love using this set! It is so fun to decide what colors I am going to make the china!! This was to match with the papers from Graphic 45 that include tea images so went with the blues and pinks. Can you image if you could just find sky blue china to have coffee or tea in?! That would be wonderful!! 
   I have only one mother left, my mother-in-law. She loves to have her coffee and tea, so that is what I thought about when I made this card for her. My husband loved how it turned out, as well. Hope it delights you as much as it did us. 
Directions: Layering the card front with Medium Blue vellum, and the Graphic 45 Botanical tea pattern papers so that the blue peaked out on either side. Stamped and die cut all images and then fussy cut them all out. I always use my MISTI now and do multiple images to have ahead!! ;)  Then I matched my Copic marker colors with that of the Botanical Tea's. Using the dual colors of each, I shaded to have it look like the light was from above. I die cut the doily out of sparkle vellum and glued it and the tea pot down to the top papers. I added pop squares behind the tea cup, and placed it adjacent to the pot. Added the other die cut and bow to add balance to the bottom.
Supplies: Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea Cup stamp set; X-cut Vintage heart doily; Copic Markers: B95, B21, RV21, RV02. Sparkle vellum; Medium Blue vellum; Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile; Die cut "Mom" from my stash; Memento Tuxedo black ink pad; Neenah Bright White cardstock; MISTI; Fiskars scissors.




Love and Laughter,
  Photobucket

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sweet Rose


Hi Patricia here with a new card using beautiful bloom- sweet rose stamp .




To make my card I stamp twice the image on watercolor paper , I color them with gansai tambi watercolors then I add some splatters. I finish my card with a hero arts sentiment . Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Love and Laughter,
  Photobucket

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Congratulations!


Hello there!  Cindy from In Love with PAPER back on the blog today.  I've got another cute baby card to share.  I've used the stamp set Sweet Baby Mine and the Winter Mint sequin mix.
 
I stamped the image on the green dot patterned paper and colored it.  Then to add some dimension I stamped the image again on a scrap of white cardstock and then colored it and fussy cut it out, trimming off his mane and tail.  Then I used pop dots to add the dimension.

 

 
Thanks for visiting KGC.  Have a wonderful day!!
 
Cindy
 

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's Heidi on the blog today

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing well!  Today I have my third and last guest design post for you all. 


For this fun and colorful card I stamped one of the pretty flowers from the “Grace’s Little Note” stamp set from Kennedy Grace Creations with Memento’s “Rich Cocoa” ink on Copic friendly paper. After coloring all of the flowers with my Copic Markers I used a black Copic Multiliner 0.3 on the hearts of the flowers and created some white lines on the flowers and the leaves to make them more interesting to look at, using a white Gelly Roll pen.  

The background was created very easily by stamping one of the sentiments from the “Grace’s Little Note’s” stamp set repeatedly on some crème coloured linen textured card stock. The same sentiment was used on the vellum part with black ink.


If you would like to know more about how I made this card and what exact colours I used then you can go over to my website for more details: http://www.makeyourlifecolourful.com/single-post/2017/04/21/%E2%80%9CGrace%E2%80%99s-Little-Note%E2%80%9D-with-Kennedy-Grace-Creations

I’m happy and proud that I can tell you that Michelle asked me to join her DT so you will see more from me in the future!


 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hi it is Heidi



Hi everyone, Heidi here again: today I’ll show you my second project as a guest designer for Kennedy Grace Creations!

Today I will show you how to make three cards with the same design but every card has a totally different feel because of the different papers I used to color the stamped image on. This way you can stretch the use of the craft supplies you have to get a variation of different results. These cards mainly feature the Time to Blossomstamp set, as well as one of the sentiments from the Graces Little Notestamp set, both from Kennedy Grace Creations, and also the thank you sequin mix called Kennedy Grace” that you get free with purchase.

For my first card I stamped the flower image from the Time to Blossomstamp set on Canson Bright White heavy weight cartridge paper Versafine Onyx Blackink and I coloured the image with Faber Castell Polychromos.

As the final finishing touch for this card I used the sequins (black and iridescent pinkish white) and the micro-beads (iridescent pinkish white) from the free with purchase Kennedy Gracesequins mix.

For my second card I went through the same steps as with the first card but I stamped the flower on Strathmore Toned Graypaper. This creates a totally different feel I think. I colored the image with mainly Polychromos and an odd Holbein and Caran dDache Luminance pencil. The sentiment for this card is from the Graces Little  NoteStamp set.

And for todays last card I stamped the flower image on Strathmore Toned Tanpaper with Mementos Espresso Truffleink and colored with Polychromos and Caran dAche white. I wanted to do something different with the sentiment on this card so I stamped one of the sentiments from the Time to Blossomstamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger super fine detail Goldembossing powder.

I have to say I just love the font the sentiments in this stamp set come in and this flower was a lot of fun to colour!

If you are used to only coloring on white paper then its fun to try something different sometime. What you have to keep in mind is that when you color on grey or tan paper that you have to think in reverse: you accentuate the highlights with a lighter (for example white) pencil unlike when coloring on white paper where you leave the highlights the color of the paper.



If you would like to know more about how I made these cards and what exact colors I used then you can go over to my website for more details:  http://www.makeyourlifecolourful.com/single-post/2017/04/15/%E2%80%9CThe-Same-but-Different%E2%80%9D-with-Kennedy-Grace-Creations.
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Its Karen on the Kennedy Grace blog today and I am sharing a card using the Beautiful Bloom - Sweet Rose.  This is one of my favourite Kennedy Grace stamps its so pretty and lovely to colour. It looks beautiful in any colour.

For this card I chose a black and white striped paper to go in behind the soft pink rose paper.  I then fussy cut the rose to go on the top.  The sequins are from the Watermelon Spritzer mix, the bright melon colour although pink seemed to match perfectly with the rose.  The rose is coloured using pencil.



SaveSave

Thanks for popping in today

Love and Laughter,
  Photobucket