Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology: Grow

Hello and welcome! I have a new project for you today featuring the brand new cue from CASology!

It's officially spring and that automatically makes me think of beautifully blooming flowers. That's where I took my inspiration for this card.

1. I cut and folded a card base from white cardstock and stamped a rose background stamp in Versamark on the front, heat embossing in white.

2. On a separate piece of paper, I stamped my roses and leaves in Versamark and then heat embossed those in white.

3. I used distress inks and ink blending tool to add color to my roses and leaves.

4. I used my scissors to fussy cut around each of the images (even though I hate fussy cutting!).

5. I arranged my images in a cluster that I liked and then used Washi tape to keep them together so I could add liquid adhesive to the back without losing the arrangement. After adding the adhesive, I replaced the cluster on the front of my card and pressed it down, then carefully removed my Washi tape.

6. I stamped my sentiment on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed in white, then cut it down into a strip that fit the front of my card.

7. I adhered my sentiment strip with some foam tape.

8. I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins across the front of the card.

I love how a white-on-white background adds some subtle interest without completely overpowering the card. It's one of my favorite things to do when I want a little something extra for a rather plain looking card.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations post

I'm up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this gorgeous birthday card. Go take a look for some more details!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CASology: Strong

Hello, everyone! There's a brand new cue from CASology today which means another chance to play!

This week is sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs and I used this sweet Emily the Elephant digi stamp because elephants are super STRONG animals!

I started by printing my digi on some cardstock and then using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut it out. As you probably already know, I hate fussy cutting! I used my Copics to color her in (C7, C5, C3, and C1. Y4 and YR04 for the flower and E51 for her toenails.). I grabbed a white card base and then used a stencil to sponge some light blue ink behind where I wanted to adhere my elephant (it's hard to see in the picture, but looks great IRL). I cut a scallop frame from some more white cardstock and used some foam tape to adhere it on top of the sponging. I used more foam tape to adhere my elephant in the center of my frame. I finished it off with a bold black sentiment.

I hope you'll join us with your own take on the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CASology: Icing

Welcome to a brand new cue from CASology! This week we're all about the ICING!

I love sweets, so I automatically thought birthdays and cake. Can't help myself!

1. I cut a panel using a Stitched Rectangle die.
2. Using my MISTI, I stamped both portions of my cupcake from Mama Elephant's Carnival Cupcake set.
3. Using my MISTI again, I stamped the sentiment underneath my cupcake image.
4. Use Copics to color in the image. (E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E53, B00, B02, B04, YG01, YG13, YG17, C03, C01, C00)
5. Adhere the panel onto a Fog Gray card base.


I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our cue word this week!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations March Release Blog Hop!

Welcome, crafting and cardmaking friends!!! This is a Kennedy Grace Creations blog hop! We are debuting our newest 4"x6" clear stamp set - Sweet Baby Mine! (PLUS- we have some new sequins to coordinate with this set, called Baby Blanket). Please hop along through to see ou talented design team's creations!

I just love this little hippo from the new set! She's simply adorable! I stamped her and then colored her in with my Copics and did a little fussy cutting (even though I hate it!) so I could put here on a shaker card because I just knew I had to use these beautiful new sequins with her!

I started my shaker portion by cutting a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die and then adding a stitched circle to the center. I used another stamp set (Grace's Little Notes) to add flowers around the circular cut out. I then used my Copics to color the flowers and used colors that would coordinate not only with the sequins but with my already colored hippo.

I adhered some acetate to the back of my panel and then used 2 layers of foam tape on the back so the sequins would have plenty of room to move. (That's my little secret. Two layers. One layer just never seemed to be enough space for me!)

I cut and prepared my card base and then using my MISTI, I stamped my sentiment where it would appear centered in my circular cutout. I added my sequins on top of my card base and then carefully adhered my panel on top. Using some more adhesive, I attached my little hippo image in the right bottom corner to finish it off. Super cute!

BONUS GIVEAWAY TIME: Hop through each person in the hop and leave comments on everyone's post. Randomly, we will have TWO winners - you have to comment on everyone's posts in order to be entered in the giveaway. Generic, one word comments will NOT count toward the giveaway. Must be genuine and kind. Winners will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Kennedy Grace Creations shop! Winners will be announced on the KCG blog on Friday April 7, 2017.
Thank you for hopping along with us! Inspiration, here we come!

You should have arrived here from Chera's blog. After visiting this post, the next person on the hop is Alba.

If you are hopping along here is the list of designers in the hop.

Michelle (START HERE, Owner of KGC)
Rachel (you are here!)