I'm back! It's been a chilly February so far here in WA, but this month's Kindred Stamps release has warmed my heart at least! I get to share with you, "A Bit Spotted". This set features 4 of the most adorable pups that I have ever seen, and one crazy fashionista!
For my first project, I chose a planner layout using the "A Bit Spotted" stencil, stickers, and bookmark! I started by using Catherine Pooler Twilight, Black Jack, and Midnight inks, on the stencil. I applied the colors using a toothbrush makeup brush that I got on Amazon. I made sure to rotate the stencil each time I moved it so that the spots became a bit more random and less patterned. My friend had decorated the edges with washi tape for me already so I made sure to work around that.
After I had created my spotted pages ready, I pulled out both sizes of the "A Bit Spotted" stickers, I like to be a bit random and am far from organized, so they are placed willy nilly! I really LOVE how well the smaller stickers fit into the daily columns in my personal planner size. Next, I picked a few of the larger stickers for the header sections. Lastly, I added my crazy fashionista, she is one of our newest products, BOOKMARKS!
My next project had me giggling while I made it! While at Creativation, I had the chance to learn how to use the Gina K wreath builder, well, I give you... a puppy wreath! I used the "A Bit Spotted" stamp set with the two smallest pups to make the wreath. I then watercolored (kinda) them using the Catherine Pooler inks and a TomBow blending pen! I wasn't using watercolor paper, so it's not perfect, but it is definitely fun!
For the sentiment, I chose the birthday sentiment from "A Bit Spotted" stamped on to Stampin' Up cardstock using Delicata black ink and die cut using a Stampin' Up circle die. I layered the same blue cardstock behind the puppy wreath, and mounted it all on a white card base. I finished the card off with a few sequins in each corner from the "Yo Ho" shaker pack.
The entire Kindred Stamps February release will be available Friday, February 22nd at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to check out the Kindred Stamps blog on Friday for the full product release as well as the complete line up of all the Kindred Stamps Design Team projects from release week! If you visit and comment on all of the designers' blogs this week, you could win $15 in Kindred Stamps shop credit! So join the Fan Club and release event, show the design team some love, and get ready to empty those wallets this Friday!
Thank you for visiting me today!