Welcome friends and crafters, thank you in helping me celebrate my new position as a Guest Designer for Creative Escape Papercrafting! They specialize in making monthly kits to make cards, scrapbook layouts, or any number of creative projects. They also sell other crafty stuff that mesh well with their kits or can be used for other projects. For me, I'll primarily be making cards, 'cuz that's what I love!! Anyhow, I've made 3 cards (so far) from a kit designed to make 10+ cards. I thought I'd divide my blog posts up, otherwise this post could get VERY long. I don't think blog posts should be too long as people naturally lose interest. My posts are long enough! I struggle with being concise. That being said, let's move along to the kit. I've decided to use the February "Fully Loaded" Kit which is released every other month. It has lots of goodies, but too many for me to list individually for you. (I did link it to the store). I will mention each piece I use and identify add-on products or other non-kit items that I use.
|February 2018 Fully Loaded Kit|
As you can see, I used the Altenew stamp in all three cards, just in different ways. In card #1 I stamped the image with Versamark on some watercolor paper, then used Lawn Fawn's Rose Gold Embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the image using my Color Bursts by Ken Oliver Crafts (Orchid and Ultramarine Blue) and Liquid Metals (Metallic Jade and Platinum). I then die cut it out once it was dry. For the white background paper, I dry embossed the Carta Bella Plaid stencil by running it through my Big Shot (like an embossing folder). The pattern is subtle and I highlighted it by using some rose gold pigment ink with a mini ink blending tool along the edges and slightly inward. I then sprayed some DIY shimmer spray over it (I use 70% alcohol + silver mica powder, or Perfect Pearls works great, too.)
I then cut the kit's doily in half and adhered all the card layers (I used dimensional adhesive under the floral die cut). Next I stamped and embossed the "Mom" onto the doily. Lastly, I added the Bling! I used both light purple and medium purple gems.
For card #2 I stamped the floral image on the provided vellum and then used the WOW! Turkish Nights embossing powder that originally came in the kit. It's a quite lovely glittery rose-gold color. I then die cut out the image. I scanned through the 12 sheets of 6x6 double-sided specialty paper from the Couture Creations "Hearts Ease" collection and picked out this lovely sage green plaid with leaves and music printed softly along the edges. This would be my background paper. In my die collection, I have this Avery Elle die that I love to use. I chose to keep it simple by just using the white cardstock provided (I wanted all the focus on the beautiful flowers).
I then tediously placed thin strips of Scotch 3M foam adhesive tape all along the back side of the die cut to give the card a lot of dimension.
I used glue dots strategically placed on the vellum so as not to show. I considered a handmade sentiment, but decided to cut out this sentiment from the specialty paper, as it coordinated so well. I used dimensional adhesive to pop it up. Lastly, I adhered the Bling! Both the pink and light purple gems.
I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set in my Versafine CLAIR ink, in Shady Lane. It was the first time I used that ink and I just love it! I bought about 10 colors, and if you are a fan of Versafine Black Onyx Ink (as I am), you'll love them too. They stamp very crisp and clean, especially better on clear stamps, where dye inks can sometimes fail to stamp completely. But that is for another blog post!
As you can see, card #3 is quite simple and quick to make. I may repeat this card design, just in another color scheme.
This concludes my 3 card blog post (long, I know!). Please forgive me. I will continue making cards from this kit and posting them, however... the April kit is due to arrive this coming week, so I gotta hurry!!
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