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Kennedy Grace Creations Grateful for Your Friendship (November Mood Board) card

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Hello friends, I made this card for Kennedy Grace Creationsusing theirNovember Mood Board as inspiration.  This card is called, Grateful for our Friendship, because life is truly so much better with friends!  It showcases how you can stretch your stamp sets to be used for the holidays even though they are not holiday stamps.



 I primarily used the KGC stamp set You Inspire meto make this card.  I first prepped my card panel with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink (DOI) by dragging the pad down in vertical stripes to create what looks like a weathered wood panel door.  I then lightly traced a circle the size that I wanted my wreath to be and then used 3 of the small images from the stamp set (small leafy branch x 2, and the 3 dots) to make my wreath.  I used mostly Distress Oxide inks, inking each stamp one color and stamping it around the circle, then changing colors and again stamping around the circle, turning the leafy branches in different directions.  I tried to space out the colors …

A Whimsy Stamp Christmas card (and a winner on 7 Kids Create! on FB)

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Hello, my friends and fellow crafters.It's November, so it's officially (I think) Christmas card season!  I'd like to share a Christmas card I made using a Whimsy Stamp, called Berry.  I decided for the first time to enter it in the 7 Kids Create!Octoberchallenge on Facebook.  Theme:  Anything Goes.  I posted it on the very last day of the challenge, and wouldn't you know (to my shock and awe) - I won!! 

So here's what I did to make this card.  I stamped little miss Berryon NSW 80# card-stock, then used Molotow Art Masking Liquid (2.0mm pump marker) to protect the image while I worked on the background.  I used two different winter snow trees because I didn't want them all to look the same.  I used a Penny Black Stamp Nature's Friends andHero Arts stamp Color Layering Snowy Trees.  I used some WOW!Opaque White embossing powder on the trees.  I masked the foreground Penny Black trees with Post-it paper to then stamp and emboss the Hero Arts trees.  I usedDist…

Sending Prayers

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Welcome back to my Blog!  I've created an encouragement card for you using the Time to Blossom stamp set and new sequin mixes Cotton Candy and Chantilly Cream.  After all the recent tragedies, I felt the need to create this type of card.

Using Canson XL watercolor paper cut to ~3.5" square, I stamped the main floral image with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  I masked the image with some Molotow Art Masking Fluid, letting it dry.  I then water-colored the background stripes using Daniel Smith Mayan Blue Genuine watercolor in varying intensity.  When that was dry, I spattered flecks of about 4 different colors (I might have been a little heavy-handed here!).  Once dry, I removed the masking fluid and water-colored the floral image with several complementary Daniel Smith watercolors.  I also used a little clear Wink Of Stella on the light portions of the leaves and the tips of the flowers.  I then used a SSS Stitched Squares die on this panel.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment fr…

Kennedy Grace Creations Mood Board Shaker Card

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Hello, this is Jill making a card for Kennedy Grace Creations!!  I created this card for October with their Mood Board as inspiration.  I used a stamp set originally tailored for Moms/Mother's Day, etc. as I loved the flower image and always thought it would make a great shaker type card.  It's called Loving Mom.  I only used the largest flower image on this card and took my cues on coloring it from the mood board.

First I die cut a circle into an A2 sized 80# NSW card stock using a MFTs Die- Circle Shaker Window and Frame set.  I knew I'd be using a MFTsCircle Shaker Pouch, so the sizing of the circle die was perfect for the pouch.  I then stamped the 4 flower images around the die cut window and placed masks over each one, as I was going to color the background with some Distress Oxide inks.  As I sometimes like to do, I had already practiced the background on another piece of lesser quality card stock since I wasn't exactly sure how it would look.  I used first Twist…