Thursday, April 28, 2011

HeroArts Challenge - Layering Technique

Good morning all-

It's Thursday and that only means  - 1 more day til the start of the weekend..WooHoo!!!  I am so tired today...keep reading and you'll know why.

I was up last night,(started at around 11pm) at my crafting desk trying to create this card "in my head" that looked awesome....but of course, it just was not coming together. I tried to follow the sketch I drew, but it was just not happening. I had the stamp and the paper and the embellishments...but when I started inking up my stamp, I just wasn't feelin' it. was about 1am and I went back to my desk and I picked up this stamp - HeroArts Little Feathers - and all of a sudden I came up with today's card in 15mins - NOW GO FIGURE.....(Kimba hits her head - DUH!) ...and this was not the original card I was trying to make....

Here's what I did. I distressed lightly the white cardstock firs, layering Orange Marmalade and then layering Vintage Photo around the edges. Next, I stamped the SILHOUETTE FERN using Peeled Paint Distress Ink in a random pattern. Lastly, I stamped LITTLE FEATHERS CG202 using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it using OPAQUE powder - the color is PERIDOT....don't you just love the way it came out??? The details of the feathers are so pretty (if I do say so myself..LOL!)

Lastly, I added pop dots, and stamped a simple sentiment. CAS card....thanks for stopping by....and have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Masculine Card

Good morning and Happy Hump Day!!!

Today my kids go back to school after being on Easter/Spring Break.  They are not too happy about the early mornings but they do love the nice weather.  This is going to be a quick post as I just got one child off to school and I have two more to go.

I created this Masculine Card as part of a challenge that I am participating it.  I absolutely LOVE the way it came out.  The bottom layer I created by covering the entire white cardstock with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink and then covering it with a second layer using Fired Brick Distress ink.  I then stamped HeroArts Friend Definition stamp using black ink, but then randomly wiped off certain areas so that when it was stamped, only certain parts of the card would have the image.....I think it adds character and dimension.  I used Peeled Paint Distress ink on the tag and then sprayed it with water to get the speckles.  Making masculine cards are really fun to create because it forces me to think outside the box and usually, the end result is always cool!

Thanks again for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!!!!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hello all-

Today's card I created for the PLAY DATE CAFE.  The colors were Red, Pink, and Light Blue.  These are colors that I would not ordinarily put together but when creating the card, they seemed to work so well with each other.  I tend to think that my "core style" is CAS (Clean and Simple) with hints of shabby and chic....LOL!  I created this card  with the intention of letting the colors and the paper be the focus and then add the flowers for some WOW factor. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave me some 'comment love'....
Have a great day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

HeroArts Monthly Challenge - Masculine Cards

Happy Monday all-
Today is such a beautiful day here in NYC.  The trees are blooming and it's warming up and I welcome Spring with open arms.....
Today's card reminds me a little of Spring because of the orange....which just so happens to be my favorite color...TeeHee!  I created this card for the HeroArts Monthly Challenge.  The theme is A SKETCH CHALLENGE and MASCULINE PROJECTS.  You still have time to play, so check it out HERE.  The challenge also had an option of following a particular sketch and it could have any theme.  The card I made followed a sketch.  I love the way it came out - Clean and Simple and I love the way the colors work so well with each other.
I hope you stop by the HeroArts blog and participate in the challenge.  As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday - Paper Piecing Technique

Happy Hump Day all-

Seems like this week is flying by for it for you too?  I hope that you are having a fantastic day so far.  I am really excited to share with you this card that took me all os 5 minutes to create.  I Paper Pieced each of the gifts in the stamped image....and just incase you don't know what Paper Piecing is, it is the cutting pieces out of a design or stamped image and then layering it on paper.  So, what I did way stamp the birthday cake image on 4 pieces of cardstock - Purple, Orange, Green and Yellow and then cut out each gift and then adhered it to my stamped image.  I hope that I made sense and that I didn't confuse you....LOL!!

I love the end result and like I said, it was so quick to create!  I hope that you give this technique a try.

Well my friends, that's all for now.  Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  See ya tomorrow!
Kimba :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello everyone...

How's everything going? I hope that you are doing much better than I have been...I have been so sick for literally the last two weeks. I now feel like I getting back to old self. I have been behind in so many many post, but I promise, I will catch up.

Today's card was a card that I submittend into a challenge, so I was not allowed to post it anywhere. But, now that the contest is over, I get to share my creation. I did alot of distressing using Tim Holtz's inks and I tried to keep the focus on the one stamp. That stamp is by HeroArts - Silhouette Fern  and it's so versitile.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!
Kimba :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lilly Pad Cards Challenge

Hello and Happy Monday all-
I hope that you had a great weekend. I know that mine when by so dag gone fast....I am trying to remember what I did...LOL!
Today's card I created for a challenge.  There is a really COOL and NEW card challenge blog that has just started - on April 1, 2011 and they already have been doing such fun things.  This challenge is their FIRST one and boy, the prize is like AWESOME!!!!    The name of the blog is Lily Pad Cards.  Read below:

I created this card using 1 stamped and I paper pieced each section of the image to match the color palette above.  The prize is a set of these really cool Letraset marker sets and house would welcome them with "open arms"...LOL!!!

Anywho, thanks so much for stopping by, and if you get a chance, head on over to Lily Pad's a cool blog and the DT's are awesome!  Have a great Monday!