Friday, August 19, 2016

Kennedy Grace Creations August Release Blog Hop


I created my card using the brand new Time to Blossom set and the previously released Moonbeams sequins.

I cut several hexagons using a die and then stamped my image on them selectively to highlight different portions of the stamp. I colored them in using Copics and then set them aside. I spritzed my card base with some Gold Lame mist from Heidi Swapp and then let it dry. I arranged my hexagons where I wanted them so I could plan where to stamp my sentiment. By using my MISTI, I was able to do this without actually adhering my hexagons first. I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed in gold to match the misting. I adhered my hexagons with some foam tape and then added a sprinkling of the gorgeous Moonbeams sequins to finish it off.

To celebrate or August Release we will be giving away to 1- lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to our online store.   
All you have to do is :
Leave a comment on this blog post and on all of the stops along the hop. 
 Now lets get this party started!!!
Rachel (You are here!)

Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you love our August Release party!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sweet Birthday

Today's card was created for my Aunt's birthday using the color challenge from Can You Case It.

Since this card has to travel clear across the country, I wanted to make it fairly flat without too much dimension. I didn't want it to get smooshed in the mail! I cut a panel using a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and then stamped my image in the corner using my MISTI. I colored it in with my Copics (yellow roses are her favorites!). When I was finished coloring, I heat embossed the sentiment slightly overlapping the flowers to tie it all together. I finished it off by adhering the panel directly to a card base and adding just a few Moonbeams sequins.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dream Big

Today's card is one that was created for the current CASology challenge - dream.

The first concept I had was of a cat dreaming of being a lion, but imagine my surprise when I didn't actually have a lion stamp! I did, however have these cute images from Mama Elephant, so I combined them to create the horse dreaming of becoming a Pegasus! I simply stamped my images and then used a Copic multi-liner to sketch in the dream cloud by hand. I colored my images with Copics and added a silver heat embossed sentiment from a random set I found in my stash. I finished it off by adding a little clear Wink of Stella to the Pegasus's wings, horn, and hooves. What's a Pegasus without a little shimmer, right?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #16

Welcome to another amazing challenge from the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! We have another fun board for you to play with today.

For my card, I chose the middle column - Hexagons, Misting, and Birthday. (With an added bonus of using the photo inspiration for my flower!)

I started by spraying a white card base with a little Gold Lame Color Shine by Heidi Swapp. I knew it would need a little time to dry before I could assemble, so I purposely started out with this part. Next, I stamped my flower and leaf images onto a spare piece of white cardstock and then cut them out with my hexagon dies. I stamped my sentiment onto white paper and heat embossed with gold. I cut it out with some scissors and then arranged my pieces on top of my card base. I used foam adhesive behind each piece to give them some dimension so they would stand out on top of the white card base. I applied a little Multi Medium Matte behind my sentiment where it overlapped my hexagons and used foam adhesive where it  meets the card base. I finished it all off with a few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here's a close-up so you can see that beautiful gold shine on the card base. It actually looks even prettier in real life since you can't see the tiniest of the spray in the pictures. It adds some gorgeous shimmer!

I hope you love my card and it inspires you to join us in the challenge!

As an added bonus, I'm entering this into the Altenew monthly challenge for August. It's a super cute Flamingo inspiration and my bright pink flower is perfect for the image!