December's release for Kindred Stamps is going to blow your mind! So many Fandoms covered, so much epicness, so many amazing cards! I have been working on some of these cards for over a month... I'm slow ok?
It was really difficult for me to pick which project to blog about. Ultimately, I chose the one that took me out of my comfort zone the most! Molly, my BFF/co-creative team member, asked me months ago if I would make a box card. I immediately shut her down. SO not something I was up to doing!
Well, for this Space Explorers stamp set, it just felt like the right type of project. So, I set out to find a good tutorial since I had ZERO clue as to what I was doing. I found Sandi Maclver's Tutorial and it was perfectly step-by-step and easy to pause/rewind to find steps I was missing. Her blog also has directions for cut sizes for the layered panels.
I chose some Stampin' Up, retired (because I need to use the paper I've hoarded rather than buying more!) DSP and their retired black chalk ink paper, it's a heavier cardstock and gives a sturdy feel to any projects I use it on. These became my side panels and went basically everywhere! My card base is an 8.5"x11" Stampin' Up Basic Gray.
I chose to color my characters with several different alcohol markers, including Copics (ALWAYS!), Brutus Monroe's Stylefile Markers (my referral link), and possibly a few retired Stampin' Up Blendabilities! My sweet friend Marcia has been helping my with my black coloring. I am pretty pleased with the way my black is no longer a flat color.
The space ship is colored with every grey I own. I like to think it looks pretty darn good!
I placed the two characters I feel are important in front and the supporting characters in the second row. I do wish the box was slightly wider to fit them all in and allow them to be easily seen. As it is, you want to pick the card up and explore if from every angle.
For my sentiment on the front panel, I chose "Go Boldly" and used Delecata Metallic Gold. It took a couple of layers to make it stand up well. I took the Delecata Metallic Silver for the sentiment on the back. Then finished the card off with a com!
All in all, I absolutely loved making this card and can't wait for the perfect occasion to gift it!
As always, if you're ready to place an order, you can use my Referral Link to create your Kindred Stamps account and get 10% off your first purchase. Space Explorers and all the other amazing December Release sets drop this Friday, December 15th.
You don't want to miss the rest of the release... It's seriously amazing. Follow along our blog hop, with several new guest creative team members here...
R.Winn Creates (You are here!)
We are really excited about this release! We have 8 new sets being released on Friday! Our collection is quite an eclectic one, with something to attract everyone! What is the set(s) you are most excited about!
One lucky person will win a $10 credit to the shop! Will that be you?
All you have to do, in order to win, is to visit the following blogs and comment on the posts! Easy Peasy! ALSO, one of our Creative Team Members will be giving away a card she created from this release, find out if you are our lucky recipient by heading over to the Kindred Stamps blog!
~R. Winn Creates