Happy Weekend Crafty Friends! I’m thrilled you’re joining me today. My name is Noga and I am from Israel 🙂
Today I come to you with a card and a shaker tag
The base of the card was cut from white cardstock. To create the banner, I use large banner die cut. The rectangle was cut from Avery Elle Paper Pad
The sentiment was stamped with a greeting from the stamp set Kindness Sampler – Paper Smooches with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad and was embossing. The flamingos were stamped from the stamp set Flamingo Fever – Krumspring Stamps on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ink, colored in with Copic Markers: R20, R32, RV13, RV04 and RV21
The base of the shaker tag was cut from white texture cardstock. To create it, I use Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Dies. I cut a rectangle from Avery Elle Paper Pad and put it together with foam tape using Kraftgali Sequins Mix Pack – Pink
The sentiment was stamped with a greeting from the stamp set And the Fox Says… – Studio Katia with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad and was embossing
Happy crafting 🙂
Hello everyone! I am here today to feature a new product from Concord & 9th called the Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper. This is a rather unique product in the stamping market although Concord & 9th previously released this style of a product one other time. It was a Fill-In Floral Paper and is used the same way as this set. The dual sided paper comes with two stencils and all you need to do is line them up with the blank openings on the paper and color them in with your preferred method of inking something up. For the card I created here, I used a Stencil Brush but you could also use a Mini Ink Blending Tool from Ranger. The papers come in the grey scale patterns plus a little or a lot of green, and you can add whatever color you like. Because these particular greys are neutral, you can use any color you want. You also have a choice of using just one of the stencils or both depending on how much detail you wish to have on you blooms. These papers are so nice and with a design on each side, you can use them with or without the stencils which is a nice option. I really love the grey stripes and the big bold leaf pattern on the backs of two of these papers.
I used both stencils on my card. The first layer was done using Hawaiian Shores and the second layer was done using Enchanted Evening which gives the detail to the outer edges of the petals.
I love the pop of black so I wanted to use a black card base. Anytime I do this, I also cut a white stitched rectangle for the inside. I used the Aloha Friend Stamp Set to add the greeting using Versafine Onyx Black Ink (With my MISTI so I could double stamp) and finished it off with a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black (Gloss). Be sure to check out all of the Concord & 9th Products in the Kraftgali Store! Thanks for stopping by today.
I was asked, by Princy, to create the 3 cards that this kit makes. I was immediately excited and nervous. I was excited because of the flowers! This was an opportunity to learn something new! I was nervous because these cards intimidated the heck out of me! I was nervous that they would be complicated and require skills that maybe I didn’t have.
When I opened the package I was delighted by how it was prepared. There were three enclosed clear envelopes, each one contained the bulk of what its specific card would make. Additionally, there were extra papers supplied, as well as glitter and such. The only things I needed to supply were ink, adhesive, tools, patience, and love!
It turns out that the first card I created was also the most complicated. The “Congratulations” card contained more design elements to deal with than the following two, but it was surprisingly easy! I discovered while working on this card that there was quite a bit of room for my own artistic influence. For example, the instructions suggest using ink to color the rose wreath. Instead, I chose to color it with Prismacolor pencils. This was a step that wasn’t completely necessary as much of the wreath was hidden by other design elements, but it was delightfully fun to complete. In the end, I was happier with the colored pencil elements than I was with similar elements which I had colored with ink and my ink dauber.
I also discovered that I could find inks in a collection that matched similarly with the paper provided. Heartfelt Creations DOES make ink suggestions, however, I did not have the colors in stock. Fortunately, I had purchased the Altenew ink collection from Kraftgali, I found the best ink choices there! I also found similarly matching colors with the 72 Prismacolor pencil set. Fortunately, for you, I made a chart of the colors I used!
For the following two cards, “Happy Anniversary” and ” Bride and Groom” flew by! They were so completely easy to put together. I found the instructions were incredibly easy to follow!
“Bride and Groom”
The flowers were so incredibly fun to make, I even accidentally tore a petal off and was able to glue it back on with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and no one will ever notice! I actually don’t even remember which flower it happened too. I did buy the 5 piece tool set that Heartfelt Creations sells. If you do a bit of work in the craft store, you might find substitute tools that would be quite sufficient, preventing some amount of extra expense, however, I wanted the quick and easy fix. There are multiple YouTube videos, showing you how to mold the flowers, which I found incredibly easy to follow. I am so smitten with these that I went ahead and bought a flower stamp and die set for a future card that I intend to do soon. I am IN LOVE with these flowers! Heartfelt Creations will be visiting my local scrapbooking expo and I will FOR SURE be attending one of their classes!
I have to express a HUGE thank you to Princy, of Kraftgali, for requesting me to make this kit. I learned so much and I had such a brilliant amount of fun!