Thursday, July 20, 2017

finding inspiration


I have to once again thank each of you for the love and support over the launch of my new line, Sincerely Yours, with Papertrey Ink! The Modern + Marbled kit is just the beginning and I hope you love it as much as I do!


After coming up with the marbling stamp image, I knew I needed more inspiration for creating with the kit. Pinterest is my favorite place for images for inspiration! I will be having a Pin Board for each of my kits with Papertrey Ink. 

You can find the Pin Board here: Modern + Marbled.

I will add more images, including my projects and videos, projects from the Papertrey Ink design team, and from YOU! Make sure to link me up to your projects using Modern + Marbled! If you are sharing on Instagram, please use the hastags #PapertreyInk and #SincerelyYoursPTI so that we can see your gorgeous projects. If you blog, please email at the address above and link a girl up!

Seeing others work with the products I have designed is a thrill that cannot be described. It truly brings tears to my eyes when I see some of the beautiful projects that have been created already! That is my biggest hope-that you are inspired. Not only to create, but to send your creation to someone!


 Sincerely Yours,

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cards for Kids and local card making fun


As an adult, you know how fun it is to get mail, real mail, not a bill! Now imagine you are a child, who is ill, and spending extended time in the hospital. Imagine how a card would make you feel!!! My local Christian radio station is having a Cards for Kids card drive for the month of July. They will be collecting cards for children at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. This hospital is incredible and cares for some of the sickest and horribly injured children from all over. Here is a link to the information for card criteria. Because these children can be very ill, please follow the guidelines listed. Cards for Kids Card Drive.



My local scrapbooking store, Scrapmania, is hosting a huge get together of stampers from a Facebook group called, Stamp Junkies. I highly recommend the group! It is 17,000+ members all who are crazy in love with stamping and card making. They share projects, advice, sales, and so much more! 

The Iowa Stamp Junkies Meet-Up will be happening July 22. Illiana from Sweet Petunia (MISTI creator!) will be there. Along with myself! I will be sharing products and tips from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, We R Memory Keepers, and from my new line with Papertrey Ink, Sincerely Yours! Space is limited. Contact Scrapmania today to reserve your spot! The event is FREE and you will get a 10% discount that day! I look forward to a day with people who love stamping!

I love how the card making community brings people together for fun and for sharing love! What a wonderful group of people to be surrounded by!

sincerely yours,

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Modern + Marbled - Gilding Flakes 2 Ways


I have to admit, while I love that marble stamp image, the gold gilding flakes are really cool! Check out two different ways that I used the flakes on this card.


How classy is this? Its so elegant. This would even be perfect to send to a man!


One the background, I stamped the marble image two ways. First, I inked the back of the stamp up (the puddle) with Soft Stone ink. Three mists of water were squirted on the image and then it was stamped on to watercolor paper. The second stamping was "right side up" with Smokey Shadow ink. I like the extra depth that was added to the image.

To take it one step farther, once both inks were dry, I followed the lines of the image with the glue pen. Once the glue changed from pale blue to milky white, I added the flakes. A stiff brush was used in a circular motion to get the flakes to adhere and to remove the excess. For a video tutorial, check out this post:


One more place to use the gilding flakes, on the die cut shapes. I cut the largest hexagon from white card stock. Then, I used the glue like a marker and "colored" the bottom of the hexagon. The gilding flakes were applied the same way as the background. How beautiful is that look?

Ways to use gilding flakes:
1. Highlight portions of the marble image.
2. Cover parts or all of the die cut hexagons.
3. Cover parts or all of the die cut words.
4. Accent the edges of die cut hexagons.
5. Accent the edges of the envelopes.

I am thinking that I needed to change the title of this post to more than 2 ways! Looking forward to seeing what you create! Make sure and use the hashtag #sincerelyyourspti on Instagram, along with #papertreyink so we can find your gorgeous work!


sincerely yours,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Modern + Marbled - geometric look



This card perfectly blends the look I was desiring for Modern + Marbled.


As the ideas for how to create the geometric look were discussed, Nichole suggested a stamp in a straight line. It would let imaginations run wild. It was a brilliant idea! Not only can the straight line image create cool effects like this on the hexagon images, but can also create stripes, and more!

After die cutting the largest hexagon from white paper, I stamped the straight line image with watermark ink. Gold embossing powder was applied and heat set. Using Post-It notes, I masked off the smaller portions. Then the marble image was stamped in Soft Stone ink.


Inside the other portions of the hexagon, I water colored by using the stamp pads as ink. I pressed the Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow inks into an acrylic block.Using a water brush, I colored the other parts. Thanks to the heat embossing, the colors did not bleed into the wrong section.

The card was finished off with gilded words again. When something works, run with it! :D

To purchase the kits, click each item below:

Modern + Marbled Kit

Modern + Marbled Color Basics Add-On Kit

sincerely yours,

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Modern + Marbled now available + video tutorial

We are excited to introduce the very first kit offering from the talented Kimberly Crawford! ​
The Modern + Marbled Kit is designed to create classy and elegant thank you cards using the trendy look of marbling. A single stamped image creates the look of marbling, while the gold gilding flakes have you adding a touch of shine to the rest of the kit contents. With a beautiful brush script, stamp or die cut the words “thank you.” Add more gratitude to your thanks with the small sentiment images. Stamp, trim, and add them as a finishing touch to your card. Give the hexagon die-cut images a geometric look with the straight-line stamp. Or use the hexagon dies to create tiled backgrounds by stamping them with the marble image. Customize the envelopes in the kit with the marble stamp or the gilding flakes. Close the envelope with a self-adhesive wax seal, designed exclusively for this kit. The sincerity of your thanks will be elevated with the creative options in this kit!

 Modern + Marbled is now available at PapertreyInk.com!


The thrill of this moment is almost more than I can take! Today I am sharing the first of several projects with you! I know that you will love this kit as much as I do!


I created a tile background for my card. The marble image was stamped onto white card stock with Soft Stone ink. Then the smallest hexagon die was used to cut the paper. I arranged the tiles in a pattern, trimming the excess away from the edges. What comes in handy is, some of the hexagons get cut in half, allowing you to use the other half to finish the grid.


For the sentiment, I die cut the words thank you from white card stock. Then, the words were covered in glue with the Nuvo Medium Glue pen. Once the glue went from pale blue to milky white, the gilding flakes were placed over the top. A stiff brush was used in a circular motion to get the flakes to adhere to the words.

Watch the video tutorial below to see how to create this card, plus see how to edge the envelopes as well!


Here is another look at the products and contents of Modern + Marbled:



Modern + Marbled stamp set + label
Modern + Marbled die collection
White envelopes (20)
Custom Fern Wax Seals (5)
Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Nuvo Medium Glue Pen
PRICE: $55

COLOR BASICS KIT ADD-ON
Description:
Take your Modern + Marbled Kit to the next level with this Color Basics Add-on. If you are just beginning your paper crafting collection or perhaps gifting the kit to a stamping friend, this provides them with a nice array of basics to create a multitude of projects. Kimberly selected these colors especially for this kit!

Ink Cubes- 
Sweet Blush
Soft Stone
Smokey Shadow
8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock-
(5) sheets Stamper's Select White
(3) sheets Sweet Blush
(3) sheets Soft Stone
PRICE: $8

sincerely yours,

Friday, June 30, 2017

Introducing Modern + Marbled

available July 1, 2017


Modern + Marbled came about from my love of the look of marbled paper. This kit was inspired by the Japanese art of suminagashi. Suminagashi is the process of "floating" ink on water and dipping plain paper into it. The results are unique and stunning. In the past, I have created this look with shaving cream and re-inkers, but I wanted a stamp that could create the look easily.


The Modern half of this kit came from my love of terrariums and their trendy geometric look. Not to mention gold, which is going to be a personal obsession for a very long time!

Modern + Marbled will be available for purchase from Papertrey Ink on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Stay tuned for more projects over the next several days!


Modern + Marbled stamp set + label
Modern + Marbled die collection
White envelopes (20)
Custom Fern Wax Seals (5)
Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Nuvo Medium Glue Pen
PRICE: $55

COLOR BASICS KIT ADD-ON
Description:
Take your Modern + Marbled Kit to the next level with this Color Basics Add-on. If you are just beginning your paper crafting collection or perhaps gifting the kit to a stamping friend, this provides them with a nice array of basics to create a multitude of projects. Kimberly selected these colors especially for this kit!

Color Basics Kit Add-on Contents:
Ink Cubes- 
Sweet Blush
Soft Stone
Smokey Shadow
8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock-
(5) sheets Stamper's Select White
(3) sheets Sweet Blush
(3) sheets Soft Stone
PRICE: $8

sincerely yours,

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Modern + Marbled peek

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments, likes, shares, emails, texts, and phone calls about the launch of Sincerely Yours! Your support means the world! I wanted to share another peek of some of the kit Modern + Marbled with you today. I cannot wait to share the full reveal and to start sharing full projects! Four more days until it is available at Papertrey Ink! Eeee!

thanks for the love and support!