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Dancing Leaves

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Hello to all. Kia here with you today to continue on with our Random Act of Cardness Challenges. Today is day 27, which is for Masking. I would like to see you do Die Cut Masking to change it up a bit.

You can find a video on Die Cut Masking here.

To make my sample cards I used Penny Black’s Dancing Leaves Die to do my masking. I did both positive and negative die cut masking using this leaf.

For my masking I am using Gina K Designs Magic Masking paper.


First up is Hello Friend. I first die cut the top panel portion using Penny Black’s Stitched Circles die. I then lined the panel up with my card base for placement of my mask, removed the die cut panel and attached the die cut mask to my card base.

Using Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries and starting with Tattered Rose I began applying the ink to my card base using my Life Changing Brushes. When blending the colours, after applying the first two colours, I went back over the blending area with the first colour. The same after applying ink 3, I blended with ink colour 2.

Once I was happy with the blending I removed the leaves making tape to reveal the beautiful white leaves. Using foam squares on the back of my top panel, I attached it to my card base. To finish I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil and added a few drops of Rosewater Jewel Drops.

This is Dear Friend, and Clean and Simple design using the same die cuts and distress oxide colours as my first card.

For this card I am using the negative left when I die cut the leaves from a 4.25 x 4.25 square of masking paper. I then removed the backing and attached the mask to my card base. I used the same colours as above, but this time used my thin tiny brush to add the colours, starting with the lightest and moving to the darkest. Once I was done with the distress oxide colours I added some of the Potting Soil with a tiny tip Q-Tip to the branch portions of the leaves.

To finish up I stamped my sentiment from Penny Black’s Dear Friend Stamp set using VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone, then added a few gems.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s cards and wish to thank you for visiting us. I look forward to seeing your creations on our Facebook Challenge Page.

Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for these cards today. A reminder to use my Discount Code 10KIA to receive a 10% discount.

Shaving Cream Plus Inks

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Hello crafty friends, Kia here with you today to share Day 17 of Scrap’n Stamps 30 Days of Challenges which is to use Shaving Cream. I have a video for you to watch here.

In the video Lydia describes what she does once the shaving cream is applied to the card. I do not do this, I leave the piece to dry as I like a crisp look, which takes awhile. I left these for 90 minutes to dry, and they were still damp. So be sure to use freezer paper to wrap the panel when die cut to protect your plates, and when applying glue to the back place the panel on a paper towel.

 For the left card I used reinkers and alcohol inks for the middle and right cards.

As I wanted the backgrounds to be the star, I kept the cards clean and simple.

I used my Penny Black Elegant Stitched die for the card above and have added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the flower centres as well as a few falling from the sentiment.

Again, I used the Penny Black Elegant Stitched die on this card and the Hello die is cut 3 times, glued together, then I painted it with Nuvo Glitter Gloss.

For this card, on my card base I stencilled using my XO Mask stencil along with Opaque Matte Embossing Paste. I fussy cut the Heart and glued to the card base on the left side then used foam squares on the right side. The sentiment is stamped and glued to the card, and the you is glued on the left with a foam square supporting it on the right.

I have more of the backgrounds I made using this technique which can be found here.

  I hope you will play along today, and upload your creations to our Challenge Page.

Winter Hearts of Magic

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Hello everyone. Kia here with you today to share this adorable Penny Black image called Bundled Buddies.  I thought this would make a sweet card to make my friend for her granddaughter.

I started with a very pale pink card tent fold card.

Using Strathmore Bristol Smooth I did my background pieces using Nuvo Shimmer Powder Catherine Wheel. On plastic wrap I sprinkled the shimmer powder then spritzed with water before laying my Bristol in it. I then heat dried the piece and did a second round with the colour, again heat drying.

For the top layer I sprinkled the Bristol paper with the Shimmer Powder, then hit it with water, being sure to leave some white space. I attached the two pieces of Bristol together on an angle.

On the top piece of Bristol and using my snowflake stencil I applied texture transparent glossy paste and set it aside to dry. You can see the snowflake in the top right corner, and once you know what to look for the snowflakes will appear throughout the piece.

Using Fabriano Hot Press water colour paper and VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, I stamped the Penny Black image and proceeded to paint using the Nuvo Shimmer Powder as my colour. The red is several layers of the Catherine Wheel, and the green is several layers of the Green Parade. Once finished and dried I fussy cut her out.

I added the Bristol layers to my card base using Fun Foam and Be Creative/Scor-pal Tape. I then attached the Penny Black image using foam squares.

Using my Gemini Jr. I die cut the snowflakes and the Valentine Heart painting the heart the same as I did the scarf. I cut a couple of the snowflakes in half and tucked them in, and added the larger snowflake to the left.

On the red heart I added Glossy Accents to the corner and covered it with WOW Midas Touch Embossing Glitter and a few gems, then attached it over the snowflake.

To finish the outside I painted a light coat of the shimmer powder and stamped my sentiment using a red ink.

For the inside I again did a Bristol Paper panel using the same colours as on the front of the card. I die cut the snowflake frame, and sprinkled the powder on it and spritzed. then attached one of the snowflake halves and adhered to the background pieces.

The inside is finished with the sentiment stamped from the Penny Black Little Charmer stamp set.

I so wish you could see the shimmer from the powder and the stencilling, it is very pretty.

I think it is the perfect little card for my friend to give her granddaughter, and I hope you enjoy this as well. Thank you for joining us today.

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