Friday, December 8, 2017

Kindred Stamps - 500 Fan Club Members!

OMG! The middle of November marked an exciting event for us at Kindred Stamps, our Facebook Fan Club Page reached 500 members!! It's taken a little while (thanks to the holidays, and a USPS snag with getting things to me specifically! We still don't know where the first package is...) but we are excited to announce our 500 member giveaway blog hop!

Each of the Creative Team members got to pick a stamp set to giveaway in celebration and Audra rounded the package out with some of our amazing products that Kindred Stamps has to offer.

Our Fan Club is made up of all kinds of crafters, and we love seeing how they use Kindred Stamps products! If you haven't already a member, come join us!

On to my project! I picked the "Tower Princess" stamp set, Audra included some AMAZING unicorn washi tape, unicorn planner stickers, a neat rose gold key pen, and a GINGERBREAD shaker pack! Ya'll are lucky I'm willing to send these out... Really luck.



I decided to try a new thing, combined with a few of my favorites. I started with different colored blue and purple Fireworks Sprays, I soaked the paper a little too much and had to let it dry overnight. I hit it with a little shimmer spray as well to make it shine a little! The result is a beautiful "night sky" background.

Next, the floating lanterns! I used my Versamark ink with Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (seriously my favorite gold embossing powder, a lot turn out too dark, and a few too yellow, this one, it's GOLD!) After I had hit the lanterns (which are outlines) with heat, I filled them in using an embossing marker, the largest lantern has a flower that I wanted to still show through so I only used the embossing marker in the outer parts. Again, I used the embossing powder and heat to finish the look. I used the 3 lanterns in a random pattern to fill the night sky up.

All this so far has been things I've done in the past and loved the look of; so now, something new! In several of the crafting Facebook pages I'm on I've seen the "eclipse" technique floating around. Most cards I've seen feature the "eclipse" on DSP, or colored images with little else on the card, which ends upbeautiful! But... I'm me and have to have more... I wanted to see if the technique would work with a heat embossed background. After I had finished the lanterns, I had used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out "Dream" from my lantern filled night sky! It worked perfectly!!

Next, I mounted the night sky on some beautiful gold paper, to complete the "eclipse" I used SU Dimensionals to make the letters POP out of paper, not everyone leaves the little center pieces in the letters but I like the look so I did on mine. I added the sentiment to the thin strip of card I left free of lanterns using my MISTI and Stazon black ink.

My Tower Princess was colored using Copic markers, (and one lonely SU Stamp n Write Marker for the details on her dress).


We are SO excited that we have reached 500 members in our Fan Club! I know we've been quiet about this momentous event, but that was just because we've been working on a lot of things in the background. Such as... our giveaways, sales, the 12 Days of Christmas (if you haven't checked them out yet, you need to!!), oh, and I don't know RELEASES (this month's may be my favorite and I can't wait to share it)!!! Oh yeah, AND a celebration of the 500!

Kindred Stamps knows that we wouldn't be here without you. We thank you with every breath we take for making our dreams come true! In that spirit, we would like to give each and every one of you a prize, but gosh darn it, that just isn't feasible! So, we're doing the next best thing! Each of our Creative Team Members chose items to give to you and are offering those items as a give away on their blogs and Instagram accounts. You'll just need to hop over to their pages and comment, and hop over to our IG accounts and see what we ask you to do. We each have chosen our own way of handling the giveaways. You'll get opportunities to win Kindred Stamp sets, sequins, fun washi, something handmade by the team member (hehe SURPRISE), and maybe some other extras!

In addition, Kindered Stamps is offering a $25 store credit to one lucky winner! Make sure to head over to the blog to learn more!

We love crafting, we love playing with these fun pop culture sets, and we can only do that thanks to you! So, THANK YOU!

Now, where you go next is up to you, but here's the list!

Blogs-
Kindred Stamps
Dagg Designs
Faniciful Spaces
The Frolicking Fairy

Instagram
Me - R. Winn Creates
Kindred Stamps
Molly Dagg
Fanciful Spaces
The Frolicking Fairy

Make sure you've left your comments by 9PM EST on 12/11/2017 to be entered for the giveaways!

Toodles for now!


~R. Winn

31 comments:

  1. So cute i have to have all the princesses!

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    1. So a must right?? They were some of the first sets Audra created and I love them still today!

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  2. That background is perfect for this card!

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  3. Such a cute card, Rachel! And, BTW, I also like leaving the centers in the raised letters.

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    1. Finishes the look right? Thank you as always Lois!

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  4. Love the princess inspired stamps and your lantern background is lovely x

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  5. that card is amazing! love this give away!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon! Fingers crossed for you! ;)

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  6. This is gorgeous, so pretty, love the stamps and the design is fab xx

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  7. Your color choices really go well with each other, for a cohesive card!

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  8. Very lovely card!! And I agree, the princess sets are so fun!

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  9. This is such a sweet card! I love the background you created!

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  10. Fantastic news! Love the all designs and here's hoping Father Christmas brings me my first set!

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  11. That card is lovely!

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    1. Thank you!! I love it when a brain child becomes a reality!!

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  12. Love the techniques you used in this card!! Love the lanterns!

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  13. Thank you to everyone who hopped along! My winner actually came from Instagram!! Magical_mumma! I've reached out to her for her address!

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