Friday, August 31, 2018

Guest Designer - Kim Klinkovsky

We're back for week number two with our talented guest designer Kim Klinkovsky of My Kraft Kloset. This week Kim created another fabulous card using an embossing folder I've owned for quite a while, but never quite knew what to do with it! She totally rocked the color burst on this card, and created yet another unique and lovely card to share with us today. Awesome work, Kim!

Here's what Kim says about creating this awesome card:
"Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset  and I'm honored to be back as your guest designer this month! Today I'm sharing a couple of techniques to get more out of your embossing folders and how to make amazing backgrounds with products from the Crop Stop Store.

I started with a 12x12 green cardstock, cut 8.5x11" and folded in half to create a card base. Cut a piece of patterned paper and adhere to card base. 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 emossing folder and run through a die cut machine. And take the sanding tool and in a circular motion sand off some of the cardstock to reveal the white core of the cardstock. Which brightens your embossed images and make it stand out more. That's the fun part about any Cordinations cardstock, they are made for sanding. Trim your embossed image to fit card. Cut a piece of black cardstock to mat behind, adhere them together, and adhere panel to card base.

Then add a drop of metallic liquid pearls to the birds eye for dimention and a sticker sentiment to complete. And there you have another way to use your embossing folders and make several unique cards for many occasions. The finished bird card is 5" x 6 1/4" (cut 12x12" green cardstock down to 10" x 6 1/4" and fold) 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!"

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