Asian Stamped Images

Today I am playing with Asian stamped images from Julie’s new Essentials by Ellen So Matcha set.  Julie visited Japan last fall and came home inspired and created this pretty set.  I had fun creating a scene with the images along with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside and Impression Obsession Hollyhocks.  I hand cut the images so I would have no white borders but there is a So Matcha coordinating die set.

Asian stamped images.

I secured the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI, stamped them using Midnight ink and heat set. I stamped a few images of the girl so I could color, cut them apart and paper piece them.  I used the smallest flower image in the set to stamp the kimono using a Morocco marker.  I used a Pear Tart marker to fill in the flower centers.  I used Pink Flamingo and Egg Shell markers to color the face, hands and feet.  The cat was colored using a mini applicator, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen ink.  The fan was colored using the Pear Tart marker and the umbrella was colored using the Morocco marker. The individual images were cut out so I could pop them up in the scene. The bamboo was stamped twice on the background and the leaves were colored using the Pear Tart marker.

Asian stamped images are beautiful on card fronts.

I wanted the background layer for the scene to match the color of the flowers and umbrella so I colored the border using the Morocco marker.  The grass layers were attached to the front scene layer using mounting tape. The girl was tucked in behind the grass layers and attached to the background using mounting tape. The hollyhocks were colored with the markers and attached with glossy accents.  The umbrella, fan and cat were attached with mounting tape.  I finished by adding a touch of sparkle to the fan using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.

Asian stamped images are fun to use on card fronts.

You can see Julie’s complete release on the “Just In” page over at Ellen’s. Check out the “Konnichiwa Bundle” collection of products that will compliment and work well with the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha set as well as the whole new release.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to check out Julie’s new sets. 

Asian Stamped Images by Julie

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Impression Obsession Dies, Hollyhocks
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Get To Know The EH Design Team Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Ellen Hutson design team blog hop. This is such a fun opportunity for each of us to show off our favorite style of paper crafting and to share a couple fun tidbits.  Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips and tricks from other paper crafters.  My favorite tip/trick to share is that layering die cuts on your card front adds depth and dimension to a scene project.  My project today shows my love of creating die cut scenes with an interesting focal set of images that draws the eye in with the layering of die cuts.  

Create dimension and interest by layering die cuts on card fronts.

Cutting and Coloring the Images and Scene Background

I began by cutting out all the die cut images, flowers, foliage, frame and grass sections for the scene.  You can see all the die sets below.  The canopy of tree branches was cut using white cardstock and colored using Pear Tarts and Toffee Crunch markers and then I applied touches of Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint ink with a mini applicators to add a depth of color. The mother ducks were cut with white Neenah heavyweight cardstock and the babies were cut using Sour Lemon cardstock. I lightly sponged Wild Honey ink on the baby bodies with a mini applicator and darker shade of the ink to the beaks and feet.  The dragonflies (which are very hard to see in the scene) were cut using Essentials by Ellen Vellum,  colored using Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint markers and then painted with a clear Wink of Stella brush tip marker.

I created a cloudy background for the scene on a piece of white cardstock using Tumbled Glass ink, an Inky Antics cloud stencil and a Ranger ink blending tool.  I applied the Tumbled Glass ink to a second piece of cardstock to create the water layer and hand cut it using my deckle scissors.  Hint:  I love using my deckle scissors for cutting when I don’t want to have a perfectly flat edge on the paper.  The uneven cut creates a more natural appearance like the wavy edge of my water.

Create dimension by layering die cuts.

Building the Scene

The tree canopy frame, water and grass layers were attached to the blue sky background layer using double stick tape.  Next, I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the eyelet frame and attached it to the scene layer.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the framed layer and attached it to the card base.

The tall grass sections were cut apart and tucked in behind the grass section and attached with glossy accents. The ducks were popped up and attached to the scene base using pieces of mounting tape.  I formed the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding and attached them to the foliage stems with glossy accents. I tucked the the flower stems in behind the layers and around the ducks and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the dragonflies to the scene with touches of glossy accents for the finishing touch.

Create dimension and interest by layering die cuts.

Ellen thought it would be fun for us to answer the questions below.

    • Coffee or tea? COFFEE!  COFFEE!  COFFEE!
    • How did you come up with your blog name? I had a part-time county craft business in the 1980s that I named Kittie Kraft and  made wreaths and floral arrangements using silk and dried flowers.  I thought it would be perfect to resurrect the name for my blog.
    • Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself! I love paper crafting but it pales in comparison to the love I have for my puppy and cats.  My husband and I are both crazy about our pets and treat them like our babies.  My puppy thinks that I hung the moon and my cats just think I’m “staff”!  LOL!

I hope you enjoy the hop and getting to know each of the designers on our team.

 
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Eyelet Framed Die Cut Flower Card

I have a feminine eyelet framed die cut flower card to share with you today.  Framing a floral arrangement on a card front adds interest and another element of interest.  My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers, Curvy Leaves, and the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables

Having Fun with Framed Die Cut Flowers

I started by attaching the Lollipop layer to the card base using mounting tape.  I created a double matted frame using the largest of the eyelet circle die and a Nestabilities Classic Circle and attached the two layers together using small pieces of mounting tape. I used the negative piece of what cardstock left from the eyelet frame cut to attach to the back of the frame using mounting tape and then attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.

Would you like to learn to make framed die cut flower cards

The flower sections were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached together using glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the card base using glossy accents and finished them by adding drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Hint:  I have a small section of non-stick craft sheet that I use to apply drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in several different sizes and my regularly used colors.  It is a handy way to have them ready to use rather than making them and waiting for them to dry.  I use the tip of my paper piercer to pick the drop off the sheet and then attach in the flower center using glossy accents.  I formed the leaves gently with my fingers and tucked them in around the flowers and attached with glossy accents.

Making framed die cut flowers is really easy

I think this would be perfect to use for a birthday, get well or thinking of you card.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own framed die cut flower card.

Sunny Bunnies Scene

Good Sunday afternoon!  I have a sweet bunny scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set and Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a scene around the bunnies using the Foliage set , Small Grass Border, the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up,  tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 right

I started by attaching the Small Grass Border and Grassy Hillside to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the scalloped layer.  I created the double matted frame using the largest scalloped frame in the set and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Matting Basics A.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 center

I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine.  I stamped each of the images a few times so I could cut some of the main pieces to paper piece to create dimension. Sadly my paper piecing doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I used Distress reinkers to watercolor the images by placing a small dot of ink into the lid of the matching ink pad.  I paper pieced the head ribbon, yellow collar and arm of the girl bunny and the yellow and blue jacket of the boy bunny.  I attached the pieces  with rolled up glue dots.  These sweet images are pretty small for a full sized card so I took a closer view so you can get a good look at how cute they are.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 close

I cut the foliage sections and hand punched several of each colored flowers.  I used my small tipped stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage sections with glue dots.  I tucked the foliage sections in behind the grass layers and attached them with glossy accents.  I attached both images to the card base using mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 left

I have gotten several of the Impression Obsession coordinating stamp and die sets.  I am so happy that I have my hand held Dremel to make fast work of filing down the sharp edges of the dies once they are cut apart.  I have mentioned the Dremel several times over the last couple of years but thought I’d mention it again. If you don’t have one of these wonderful tools and you use lots of dies then you will definitely want to add it to your wish list. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Lawn Fawn Hillside Pop-Ups and Lawn Fawn Sale

Good Sunday morning.  I ordered several of the new Lawn Fawn dies from Ellen Hutson earlier this week and couldn’t wait to play with them.   I love making little scene projects and the new coordinating pop-up dies create so many different opportunities.   My project today was made using the Stitched Hillside Pop-up, Flower Hillside Pop-upGrassy Hillside Pop-up, Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait and I added the Impression Obsession Bunny Set and Butterfly Set to finish my scene.   All of these coordinating pop-up dies have tabs built right into the die and made to use inside the card to create fun dimensional projects.  I couldn’t resist using on the front of my card and it was easy to remove the tabs.  I love that they can be used inside or out. 

KC Lawn Fawn Flower Hillside Pop-Up 1 right

I have loved using the Tiny Check designer paper for my backgrounds lately.  It seems to add a happy feeling to the project.  I cut the paper to fit on the front of my A2 sized card base and attached it with ATG adhesive. The leafy tree was cut using Kraft cardstock and I removed the outer frame so I could let it be standing free in the scene.  I misted it with water until it quite damp and applied the brown ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock and dried with my heat gun.  I attached the leaves to the branches with glossy accents.  I cut tiny thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the tips of the tree limbs and upper back of the tree trunk and attached it to the card base.  I attached the lower part of the trunk flat to the card base so it wouldn’t get in the way of my hillside sections.  I cut the stitched hillside layer and grassy hillside layer in green and the flower hillside in white.  I colored the flower stems and flowers using Memento markers.  The flower hillside set comes with extra flowers and I cut several, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the flower heads using glossy accents. I left the tulip flowers as a single layer.

KC Lawn Fawn Flower Hillside Pop-Up 1 center

I attached the grassy hillside layer flat to the back of the flower hillside layer using ATG adhesive.  I attached mounting tape to the back of those two sections and attached them to the card base. I applied mounting tape to the back of the hillside layer and attached it to the flower layer.  I I colored the bunny using a mini applicator and antique linen and vintage photo inks and added a couple tiny leaves and a flower to his neck and attached him in the scene with mounting tape. I added the butterflies in the scene for the finishing touch.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to all the flowers and butterflies but it doesn’t really show up well in the pictures. 

 KC Lawn Fawn Flower Hillside Pop-Up 1 left

If you have any of the new Lawn Fawn products on your wish list you will want to hop over to Ellen’s to take advantage of the 10% off on all in stock Lawn Fawn products.  The sale ends tonight.  Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you have a great Sunday.

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Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"

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Leafy Tree Birdhouse and Lawn Fawn Sale

Good Wednesday morning.  I  have so much fun creating little scenes on my card fronts.  For my project today I used the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop and cut it down a little to fit inside a frame made using Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and layered over a gingham background using the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  I used the My Favorite Things Birdhouses set and the Impression Obsession Cardinals, Tiny Flowers, Small Grass Border and Foliage set to complete the scene.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 right

I cut a gingham scalloped layer and another scalloped layer using white cardstock.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the gingham and attached it to the white layer.  I wanted to pop the gingham layer up on the card base with strips of mounting tape and knew the gingham paper was too thin used alone. I cut the tree using Kraft cardstock, lightly misted it with water and then applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper. I cut the fancy scalloped layer and used a Nesting Rectangle die to cut the frame opening.  I trimmed the tree frame off to fit inside the frame and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, then applied thin strips of mounting tape on all four side of the frame and attached it to the gingham layer.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 center

I attached the leaves to the tree limbs and the foliage sections around the grass border with glossy accents. The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the leaves and foliage using glossy accents. The birdhouse was assembled using tan woodgrain and red cardstock.  The birdhouse post was hand cut with deckle scissors and attached to the card base with double stick tape. The birdhouse was attached over the post using tiny pieces of mounting tape.  The cardinals were attached in the scene with tiny pieces of cardstock.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 2 left

Be sure and check out Ellen Hutson’s Lawn Fawn sale.  There are so many new things to see.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Wednesday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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