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A card and a shaker tag – guest post by Noga Shefer

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Happy Weekend Crafty Friends! I’m thrilled you’re joining me today. My name is Noga and I am from Israel ūüôā

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 РPaper Smooches with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad and was embossing. The flamingos were stamped from the stamp set Flamingo FeverKrumspring Stamps  on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ink, colored in with Copic Markers: R20, R32, RV13, RV04 and RV21

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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 РPink 

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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 ūüôā

 

XOXO

Noga Shefer

 

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Concord & 9th Aloha Fill-In Patterned Paper

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.

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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.

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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.

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Heartfelt Creations – Classic Wedding Card Kit

Hannah, here! Today I come to you with three cards made from the Classic Wedding Card Kit from Heartfelt Creations!

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!

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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!

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Please excuse my chicken-scratch writing!

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!

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Bride and Groom”
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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!

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Concord & 9th – Many Mandalas

IMG_8065-KraftgaliIt’s Tuesday so that means I am up on the¬†Kraftgali¬†Blog today! I’m featuring the¬†Many Mandalas Stamp Set from Concord & 9th¬†and I also used the coordinating dies. The newest Concord & 9th Release is also available in the¬†Kraftgali Store.

My husband and I have a very special wedding coming up next month for our niece, so I’ve been playing with lots of ideas for their wedding card to go with their gift. This card is a distinct possibility with its shimmery mandalas although I would create one using her wedding colors.

To begin with I stamped each of the Mandalas onto Heavy White Cardstock in Versamark¬†and heat embossed with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. ¬†I used my MISTI tool for this so that if I missed any parts of the mandala I could stamp it again in the same position. Next I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool (with Clean Foam) to apply Brilliance¬†Pearlescent¬†Pigment Ink in Jade and Purple to the mandalas. Since I didn’t want there to be a white edge, when I die cut them, I went past the outline for each of these and then die cut them with the coordinating dies. ¬†You could also die cut the shapes first and then stamp. Either way is okay so do whichever you are comfortable with. ¬†I didn’t want to mess with using the negative as a place holder since I was only making one card but if you wanted to create multiple cards, you sure could.

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After I had them ink blended, I misted them all over with Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist and let them dry.  I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from the MFT Blueprints 15 Die and misted that with the same shimmer spritz. I adhered the panel to an A2 top folding white card base.  After giving the mandalas a few minutes to dry I die cut them and then adhered them in order using Thin 3D Foam Squares for the first three layers and then a circle of fun foam for the bottom layer to give it a little bit of space between the card base and the layer.

It’s hard to get tape runner to stick to the fun foam so I cut two pieces of 1-inch wide¬†Scor-Tape to adhere the foam to the bottom of the largest mandala and then again to the fun foam so I could place it on my card base. Using Thin 3D Foam Squares allows¬†for that bit of dimension without adding too much bulk to the card. It’s not as big a concern since we’ll be delivering the card and gift in person but if you are planning to mail a card you want to be sure and put extra postage on it or just¬†use glue to adhere all the layers of the mandalas.

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I cut two of the banners, one in the same white cardstock and one from gold foiled cardstock. ¬†For the final touch of sparkle on this wedding card, I added a few Swarovski¬†Crystals to the front of the card in two different sizes using¬†Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I’ve sent several cards with pearls or gems on them through the mail. My Sister-In-Law, Brenda, tells me that although the “postman” (or his automated machines in this case) tries to steal them, they come still attached. Padded Mailers work great for something like¬†this if you need to mail it. ¬†I buy a few packs each time I’m in my local Dollar Tree Store.

Be sure to stop back in on Friday when Hannah is here with a new project for you and don’t forget to look around the store as new inventory is being added all the time.