Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kindred Stamps December Release

Oh my goodness do I have a fun post for you today! You already know that I'm a giant nerd, so it'll come as  no surprise as to why I'm in love with these super fun new sets. They feature my favorite time travelling alien and the various forms he/she takes. I've used two sets for my projects - It's About Time and I Need Some Space.

I couldn't wait to make this exact card as soon as I saw the sets. I wanted to put all of them together to show the evolution of the character. I stamped and masked a ton for this one, but it's totally worth it! I colored them all in with my Copics and then added some grounding by adding a little warm gray beneath the images.

I couldn't help myself, I decided to make some tags to go along with this card...

I used some Kraft card stock for the base of these folding tags. I cut each fold-up piece and then stamped an individual time-travelling alien on each one and colored them in. I adhered the folding portion to the tag base and then added the embellishments on top. I finished by adding a little bit of baker's twine to attach them to bags and boxes. It would be super fun to use these for my husband's Christmas presents this year!

Next up, I wanted to do something a little bit outside the box...

I took the evil alien stamp and turned it into a birthday cake masterpiece by adding a little bit of hand-drawn detail with my Copic multi-liner. I drew in the candle and the icing on the top of its head. I colored it in with my Copics and tried to add a little bit of texture by adding some dots to the "cake" portion of its body. I colored some pieces to look like Twizzler details and the "hardware" was turned into chocolate candy pieces. I colored the lights to be yellow gum drops and added some dots with my white gel pen to look like sugar! I added the sentiment below it and I was all finished! I think it would go well with a fun little tag added to a gift for someone's birthday.

For my last card, I wanted to put what I've learned from Sandy Allnock's City Sidewalk Copic class to good use, so I colored up this gorgeous wintery scene.

I stamped my image and then sketched in my scene with a light colored marker so I'd be sure of where I wanted everything to be placed. I went back in and gradually added color to the scnee to darken everything and bring out the details and then colored in my image so the shadows fell on the right side since the lamppost would be lighting the left side. I decided the I didn't want to add a sentiment to the front, so I simply adhered my panel to a top-folding A2 card base to finish it off.

The entire Kindred Stamps December release will be available Friday, December 14th at 8am PST/11am EST.  Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week!  If you visit and comment on all of the designers' blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit!  So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday! Supplies Compensated affiliate links used when available.


  1. Holy cow that winter scene is amazing. It's like right out of one of the Christmas specials!

  2. One of my fave new sets. I love these tags.

  3. Your wintery scene us EVERYTHING!!!! Great job!!!

  4. wow! I'm blown away! excellent cards💛

  5. OMG! The coloring and CAS designs here are AWESOME!

  6. Great cards and tags! I saw your blue winter background card on FB and just had to come get a closer look! STUNNING!

  7. I LOVE that Tardis card, wonderful :)

  8. It is clear you are a fan; the coloring of the docs is spot on. Your winter scene is so peacand beautiful.

  9. I just want to say, I took Sandy's City SIdewalk classes too and while I haven't tried them out yet, and I stress YET, I do not feel that I would do the shading as you have here.
    There must have been a good bit of masking of the Tardis to have her sit like she just bounced in there the night before. The shading is Fantastic!
    I have often thought about how the Tardis looked in "The Husbands of River Song", sitting in the snow with a little sign stating that "Carolers will be Criticized" on the door would make an awesome card, but you took my thought and made it even better!! Well done, very well done indeed!!

  10. Great cards, and I love the tags! Your coloring is spot on!

  11. Wow!! That TARDIS card is phenomenal.
    It's so beautiful, 'I don't want to go'.
    Love all your doctor's too.