It's my favorite time of the month! Kindred Stamps release week! We have a really awesome variety of sets for you this month. I get to share "The One With The Friend" with you, and as usual, I'm in love! This set features 6 BFFs and is packed full of sentiments, I love how easily you can make these guys work for anyone in your life! I used this set to make 3 cards, I hope you enjoy!
I started with a pair of stinky cats. Some days, I craft at work (I work in a call center and coloring while answering phones is a really nice perk if I'm being honest!). These stinky cats were colored, and the card was built at work, so it's super simple.
I used a precut base and some retired Stampin' Up DSP to create a layered background. I had precut a few die cuts a while back and had this nice rectangle of SU Crumb Cake CS that looked great behind the kitties. I tried to color the cats so they looked a little dirty and smelly, I used a my Copic blender a lot to add that rough texture to my coloring. I added some "stink lines" above their heads.
The "it's not your fault" sentiment was perfect for these cats. I hand cut my banner and popped it on some foam tape. I finished the card off with a few sequins from the Kindred Stamps Owl Post Shaker Pack. A nice and simple card to send when someone is beating themselves up over something that isn't their fault (I may need to mass produce this!)
For my next card, I used the Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop Up Die to give a unique twist! I knew I wanted to make a birthday card, because my stash is severely lacking... Like bad! I got this great Newton's Nook Confetti Stencil and hadn't had a chance to use it, so it came on out! I used a few of my SU inks that are bright and cheerful with a blender tool to make the outside POP!
As you kno, one of my favorite things is buildable sentiments! Kindred Stamps really tries to work the most sentiments in for their customers and this one makes me super happy! I broke out my brand new Brutus Monroe Mermaid Tail Embossing Powder for the sentiment, I am kinda in love with this stuff! In the picture it looks ok, in person, it looks awesome! To finish the front of the card, I chose to use the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiments die cut, the large part of the sentiment fit perfectly and then I sized it down for the small piece!
Next came the fun part! The inside of the card has four of the BFFs. I used the frames included with the Karen Burniston then covered them with a few different colors of Tonic's Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to create unique backgrounds. My BFFs were colored up using Copics.
I wanted you guys to get a good look at them!
My last card was a little more tricky, I have an awesome friend who works with vellum a lot, I knew I wanted to give these love birds a vellum background. I started by stamping out the lobster included in this set, and heat embossing with black powder (which is super old and honestly, will be going in the garbage and getting replaced soon). After I heat embossed them, I flipped the vellum over and used a red MementoLuxe ink, and a Fantastix dauber stick to color them in. I was ready to be done so I heat set the ink 3 lobsters at a time holding the vellum off the desk to avoid the embossing powder remelting (ask me how I learned it would do that... I dare ya...)
I colored up these two using copics, and a few Brutus Monroe StyleFile Markers. For her, I wanted to give her a lighter, more realistic blond so rather than working in all Yellow tones, I worked mostly in light Earth tones, with just a hint of yellow.
For the sentiment, I broke out the Lawn Fawn sentiment die again but cut the tags off. I stamped using SU Real Red Ink. I mounted it all on a white base and layered some black CS underneath to give the lobsters some POP. There is the famous quote about lobsters mating for life, that always makes me think of a newly weds. This card is perfect for a cash wedding gift.
The other sets coming out are so cute and I hope you enjoy them too! As always, make sure you hop along with the blog hop to be entered into the drawing for a $10 store credit. Please come join us at the Kindred Stamps Fan Club to see fun all month long, and share your projects too!
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