Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day Two of Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks...How about some new Krafty Quotes??

Good morning! Yesterday, we kicked off the sneak peeks for the upcoming May release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps by introducing you to a new artist. Today, we are continuing the previews by showing you the brand new Krafty Quotes #4 set featuring four Scripture Verses. I absolutely love this set. :)

I chose to work with Proverbs 3:5..."Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

I decided to go with a black and white colour scheme for today's card. The white flourished paper is from Karen Foster and the black striped paper is from MME. All papers were heavily distressed with scissor edges and then sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink. The Krafty Quote was stamped in Versafine Ink and cut out with Spellbinders Labels 8. I covered two wooden hearts (from the dollar store) with the Melissa Frances paper, sanded the edges and then sponged them with the Distress Ink as well. The two accordion-fold flowers were made by punching the edge of a strip of the design paper with a Martha Stewart border punch, scoring at evenly spaced intervals and then folding the paper accordion-style. The edges were joined with Scor Tape to form a circle and the flower was adhered to a small cardstock base. (I saw these "Ruffled Flowers" over on Amazing Paper Grace...Becca is such a paper crafting genius! Her blog is a constant source of inspiration, and her work is always stunning.If you click on the above link, you will be taken to her post including a video tutorial for making these flowers.) The flower centres are Prima rhinestones and the flourishes are dollar store finds. I wanted to include the wooden heart, as I felt it would go with the verse. However, now I'm questioning my decision to use two first glance, my card looks like it may be a Valentines card. Hmmmm. Yup, probably should have just used's that old "hindsight" thing. :)

Krafty Quotes #4 is a beautiful set, and I know I will be reaching for it often. To see the gorgeous projects that the rest of the Krafty Girls created with this new set that will be available for purchase on Sunday, please visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog for links to their blogs.

We'll be back tomorrow with another round of sneak peeks...hope to see you then!



Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps "Krafty Quotes Set 4-Scripture verses"
Paper: Bazzill, Melissa Frances, MME
Ink: Versafine, Black Soot Distress Ink
Embellishments: Prima rhinestones, dollar store rhinestone swirls
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Spellbinders Lables 8, Scor-Pal


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

So pretty, Melanie! And thanks for sharing how you made those flowers....what a great idea!! Might have to play around with my border punches today!!!

Stampvanwinkle said...

So Pretty Melanie! Very classy.

Hugs and Blessings,

Lisa said...

amazing job as always Melanie!!

Lillian Child said...

Stunning! Beautiful design work!

Celeste said...

Love the sentiment. Black and white is so gorgeous for a card. Your card is so elegant, love it.

Softangelkisses said...

Great work!

candi said...

This is AMAZING!! I love the monochromatic look

Anita/AniLi said...

Great work, beautiful with black and white.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I never think I can pull off black and white - this is amazing! You're much braver than I, and to awesome, awesome effect!

Inge said...

Wow this card looks great in black and white!

Natalie said...

One of my fav verses of Scripture! Your card is beautiful.

Danni said...

This is stunning!! wow!!Gorgeous!

Brigitte said...

OMG, such a beautiful and elegant card!!! I love the soft feel of black and white.
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Brenna said...

wow, i love the monochromatic, makes for a very stunning card!! tfs