Welcome to another New Product Blog Hop! If you’ve already started, you are coming from Katy Taylor.
Close to My Heart has two new Workshop On the Go Card Kits – Laughing Lola and Frosted. They are also at a new price of $24.99. I just love these card kits and they are great for both beginners and experts. My favorite of the two is the Frosted Cardmaking Kit so that’s what I am sharing with you today. The kit gives instructions for a total of 15 cards (5 each of 3 different designs).
I always like closeups so here are additional pictures of each card individually:
In addition to your basic supplies, you will need these inks to complete your kit: Cocoa, Olive, Ruby, and Twilight.
Once you have finished the cards, you can use the stamp set to create more cards or use it on scrapbook pages or other projects.
This month’s technique for our blog hop is Generation Stamping. This is when you stamp your image more than once without reinking your stamp. This gives a lighter color than the original and is a great effect.
If you’ve started the hop, you will be coming from Shirley, or you can start here and continue through until you make your way back.
I will be completely honest, I had no idea what I was going to do for this hop. I made myself sit down yesterday and do it. I started with Pinterest for some ideas and surprisingly came up with nothing. I knew at that point I was in trouble. Then, I just started thinking about how I could make a simple card, something quick and easy to get my creativity flowing again. Here it is the middle of July and I thought of snowflakes! The result was a simple stamped card. You could leave it as is without embellishing but I just had to add a bit of sparkle!
I hope you enjoy our stamping blog hop. Tabbi is your next stop!
Here is the card that I made to take to convention. I am thrilled that I was able to make 72 cards! I will post some of my favorites! So something kind of funny….I had this post all ready to go except for the picture. Now I sit down to finish up and I have everything packed, including all these cards…deep in the back of the van…in a box…in the bottom of the cooler… So… I happened to keep this one. The cards for convention are the same with the exception of the embellishments. I used the Black/Grey sparkles instead of the bubbles that you see here.
For some of the cards I used up the rest of my Grey Flannel Cardstock. It is a similar light grey to the new Whisper.
I didn’t realize until half way through that I could have saved some paper with this project. I cut the 12×12 sheets of grey to use as card bases. What I later discovered is that even though the Pirouette shape didn’t quite fit on the scrap I had leftover, it was enough since I was cutting part of it off the edge of the card anyway. I finished the rest of the cards this way and was able to make a few more than I would have otherwise. When I attached the stamped Pirouette image, I let it fall off the edge of the card, then I used my Cutterpede trimmer to cut off the excess. This worked perfectly because I could butt the edge of the card right up to the blade and cut it straight, much faster than trimming with scissors.
Add a different spin to your layouts and card by incorporating a spinner into your artwork. The chipboard spinner can be stamped, covered with paper, and makes a cute embellishment or extra journaling. The Wheel of Life stamp set coordinates nicely with the spinner for easier stamping and decorating. Learn tips and tricks for using the spinner by watching this video.