Have you guys checked out KINDRED STAMPS yet? If not, you are missing out! This company has some amazing and unique stamp sets that your SciFi and Pop Culture lover will adore!
I am so excited that I am able to participate in the new release from Kindred Stamps! If you are following along on the hop, welcome! If you aren't following the hop and would like to jump in, just follow the links at the end of the post.
KINDRED STAMPS is releasing a number of stamp sets, and I got to work with two of them- ROYAL THRONE and HEIRS TO THE THRONE
Take a look!
Now that you've seen the images, you can see why I was so excited to work with them! I made a number of projects with this release. I'll show you what I've been working on!
First up is this fun shaker card I created by first coloring in the images with my STYLEFILE alcohol markers. Then, I fussy cut them out.
To create the background I used a birch tree die that I cut out with white cardstock. I again cut the die out of some craft foam so I could pop it up perfectly and then fill in the gaps with some glitter. The purpley-blue sky in the background is Distress Ink that I blended together to make it look like a cold, SNOW-y day. Get it? ;)
This next card I wanted to look a little more cutesy. It would be a great Valentine's card for a guy OR gal! I ink blended a galaxy sky behind our characters, and then popped them up on foam adhesive in front of it. For the sentiment, I curved the stamps around the sky using my MISTI and then stamped them in RAVEN BLACK ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.
Lastly, I added the dragon on an action wobbler. I think its so fun to see him flying above our characters!
This next card is such an epic birthday card! Wouldn't you or someone you know just love to receive this in the mail?
I stamped out the throne and again colored it in with my STYLEFILE MARKERS. Then, I fussy cut it out. I took a piece of black cardstock, cut it down to size, and then blended on some WHITE PIGMENT INK behind where the throne would be adhered. That just gave it the look of fog behind and also made the throne stand out a bit from the background. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and added a few sequins. Pretty simple, but I could totally seeing this being the perfect masculine birthday card!
This last card for today is another shaker and perhaps my favorite of the bunch! I knew I just HAD to do a fire-y dragon with this gorgeous shaker mix, so I cut out a circle frame from my dies, and then cut out two more frames with some red craft foam. I stacked and glued them over the background that I created using a background stamp from Brutus Monroe and some RAVEN EMBOSSING POWDER. I love the tone-on-tone texture going on!
I then filled the foam circle with the shaker bits and sealed it up with some acetate. In the front, I added the dragon, an egg, and some gold leaves that are meant to look like fire. I left a sentiment off since I'm not sure if I want to use it as a birthday card, a thank you card, or something else yet. Sometimes I just love to create, and then I add a sentiment right before I send it out. This way, it gives me a little more freedom when choosing a card to mail.
There you have it! Several cards using the new stamps from KINDRED STAMPS.
NOW FOR MORE INFO ON OUR BLOG HOP, AND A WORD FROM KINDRED STAMPS:
Thank you for joining us in celebrating this month's release! We know a lot of you have been hoping for sets inspired from times when dragons wandered the earth freely and dire wolves once again moved amongst this land. We brought that to you, and then some. We brought spooky things from the deepest depths of the oceans, and we captured the night sky for you. All you need to do now is to let your inspiration reign! Where will these stories take your crafting?
Before your craft table takes you to the many planets of our solar system, let us take you to the blogs for our Creative Team Members and that of our Guest Designer. Everyone is excited to provide you with a sample of their work and to talk about some of the products they used as well as their thought process.
On your journey, if you comment on each person's blog post, you will be eligible to win store credit for a future purchase! You must comment on each person's blog, as well as the blog post for Kindred Stamps. The winner will be chosen Friday night, 1-12-18, around 9 pm EST.
We thank you so much for your enthusiasm! We can't wait to see what you're inspired by, but remember, if you are inspired by something pop culture related, please refer to our stamp set names on social media and avoid using the actual show or character names. It is very important that we do not step on copyright toes! Thank you ever so much!
Now, for the hop! Follow these links!
Marie Nicole Designs (YOU ARE HERE)
R. Winn Creates
Dagg Designs Blog
The Frolicking Fairy
I recently opened up my mailbox and discovered a fun pink mailing envelope from PINK AND MAIN! I was so excited to open it up and see what was in there. They sent me these GORGEOUS colors of ink that are the same formulation as the BRUTUS MONROE SURFACE INKS, but in Pink and Main colors. How cool is that? Just take a look at these fabulous hues!
Definitely a color palatte right up my alley. So I decided to do a little ink blending with these colors and see what happens. They blend like butter, people! Just like Brutus Monroe inks do! I created a frosty sky background and layered a birch tree die over the top.
To add the snowflakes, I die cut some RINEA FOIL and glued them on over the trees. Then, I die cut some Thermoweb foam adhesive with the word, "thanks", and foiled that to layer over the snowflakes. I finished off the card with a bit of twine tied into a bow.
It is a pretty simple card, but the colors in the background just makes it pop, don't you think? I opted for a thank you card because usually after the holidays we try to send thank yous to all who were generous and gave us Christmas gifts.
Thanks for stopping by! Please check out a few of the items I used.
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