Time for another guest design spot here on the Cropstop blog. Today we're sharing the talents of Kim Klinkovsky of My Kraft Kloset. Kim not only created two awesome cards for us, but she also included a fun tutorial with pictures!! I absolutely LOVE the super fun background she created with her embossing folder from Cropstop, color burst, and some gold metallic embossing powder! What a creative gal!
Here's what Kim says about putting these wonderful cards together: "Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset and I'm honored to be your guest designer this month! Today I'm sharing a couple of unique and amazing backgrounds created with products from the Crop Stop Store.
I started with an 5.5x11" yellow cardstock, cut in half to create two A2 (5.5x4.25") card bases. This next part is very messy, so make sure you put an old cloth or newspaper under you to protect your table, use a craft mat, wear an apron to protect your clothes, and gloves, because it can stain.
Placed a pastel pink piece of cardstock on a craft mat, sprinkled a few drops of powder from 3-4 color burst colors onto the cardstock, mist with water and watch the magic begin. It's a powder, so it will blow a little, so protect whats around you. With a little water it's bright and vibrant and gets lighter as you add more water. Feel free to tip/move your paper and move the color around or dab with a sponge or paper towel. Or add more drops if you think you need too. I let it dry over night, but you could use a heat tool for faster drying.
Tip: Use water color paper to avoid any rippling of the paper, but I wanted some of the pink of the cardstock to show through. If your paper does ripple, you can iron it lightly or press with a big book.
Once dry place the background image in an embossing folder and run through a die cut machine. Which looks stunning just like that too.
But I took it another step further and ran a brayer over a clear embossing ink pad and made it good and inky, then lightly ran the brayer over the raised images from the embossing folder. You will get some ink in between the images and thats ok or you can brush some off with a thin paint brush. Sprinkle with gold metallic embossing powder, tap off the excess, and set with a heat tool. Trim to fit and adhere to card base.
Tip: If you don't have a brayer, you can run the pad dirctly over the raised image, but you may get more ink on your panel and cover up too much of the background colors.
Cut a strip of black cardstock, cut and tie a double ribbon around one end, cut a banner tail on the other end and adhere to card with foam tape. Add a few scattered metallic liquid pearls for dimention to complete.
And there you have another way to use your embossing folders and make several unique cards with beautiful backgrounds for many occasions. Now it's your turn....stop by our Current Link Party and link up any project that includes a product or two that Cropstop carries in the store. Hope to see you there!"
Crop Stop Supplies:
- CraftSheet - Inkssentials
- Brights -Color Burst by Ken Oliver - 6 pack
- Core'dinations- Pastels - (4.25 x 5.5 )-Pink
- Core'dinations- Neutrals - (4.25 x 5.5 )-Black
- 723156Chiaro, Serenity Collection (5x7) LIMITED EDITION!
- Cuttlebug Machine (FREE SHIPPING USA ONLY)
- Ranger embossing ink: Clear for Embossing - Distress PAD
- Ranger Liquid Pearls, Metallic
- Pink on Pink Organdy Swirls Ribbon
- Mustard on Mustard Organdy Swirls Ribbon
- Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
- WatercolorPaper - 8.5 x 11 inch - 10 sheet
- Other Supplies: brayer, water mister/spray bottle, heat tool, metallic stickers, yellow 8.5x11" cardstock for card base, Ranger Gold Metallic Embossing Powder, Scor-tape 1/4"