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Kennedy Grace Creations Blog Hop - New Release - Friendship Blessings Acetate Panel Card

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Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to  Kennedy Grace Creations September Blog Hop! We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!

Our newest release of Stamp and Sequins is now live and available for purchase in the store! I'm Jill, here is what I have created for you on the Blog Hop for the Fall 2017 New Release.

I have used one of the new stamps,Friendship Blessings as the focal floral image in my card and embellished the card with a new sequin mix called Beach Side Bliss.



To make this card, I started with a standard A2 side folding card base of 110# NSW card stock.  I measured my stamped image for the inside panel, then cut away the excess from the top panel, reserving a narrow side strip (it will create the sandwich for the acetate and cover-up the tape on the back side of the top colored panel).  I then cut a piece of clear acetate a bit larger than the stamped image and wide enough to line up with the outside edge of the card. Next I went abo…

Kennedy Grace Creations Fall 2017 Release Sneak Peek #2

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Hello again friends and crafters, I'm Jill and I'll be sharing another Sneak Peek card for you for Kennedy Grace Creations Fall release. This card has some similarities with my other card, however I felt it was different enough and I used some different products as well, that I wanted to share.  As my first card was bright and vibrant with Fall colors, this one is softer and more subdued.

I started this card by white heat-embossing the floral image from the lovely new stamp set Friendship Blessings by Kennedy Grace Creations onto some Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper, then white heat-embossing the 3 white dots stamp from KGC's stamp You Inspire Me around the floral image.  I then water-colored the image with Sakura Koi watercolors.  It was my first time using those watercolors, and I must say I was impressed.  While that panel dried, I die cut some frames from Reverse Confetti's All Framed Up die in some white and Silver Starlight cardstock.  I then found some Stamp…

Kennedy Grace Creations Fall 2017 Sneak Peek Card

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Hello friends and followers, Jill here for Kennedy Grace Creations for a little "Sneak Peek" at some of the new Fall
products being released.                           
I have a card featuring the Friendship Blessings Stamp and the Chantilly Cream Sequin Mix.

For this card, I initially created a card background from Arches hot-pressed watercolor paper and clear embossed some solid leaf images from Altenew's Floral Shadows. I then used some Brusho watercolor powders in Lime Green to create a background that was deeper green in the middle where the flower image would go. While that dried, I heat embossed the flower image with Rose Gold Embossing Powder from The Ton, then water-colored the image using Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I then fussy cut out the image. I used 3 frames from Reverse Confetti's All Framed Up die in 3 colors- Gold, Silver Starlight, and Calypso Coral, and placed some 30# Vellum behind the flower and inside the gold frame so I could stamp my sentiment.…

Just a (yellow) Rose card for Kennedy Grace Creations

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Jill here, back again to share a card I made using Kennedy Grace Creation's stamp, Just a Rose.

Before I go into the how-to's of this card, I want to tell you about an up-coming Blog Hop with the Kennedy Grace Creations design team, that I'm a part of.  Watch for posts on Instagram and Facebook for the date (it's coming up soon!)  It will feature cards primarily using New Release products.


My idea was to create an elegant card with bold accenting.  
I chose to use Stampin' Up!'s black and white striped DS paper as my backdrop for the card's main design layer.  I first stamped the rose image on NSW 80# cardstock, then carefully masked over it so that I could white heat emboss the leaf  images from Altenew's Floral Shadow stamp.  I then blended some Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks onto the cardstock to bring out those leafy images. I then unmasked my rose and proceeded to color it in Copic markers, light yellows and oranges (my favorite color rose…