Good morning and welcome to the Release Day Blog Hop for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! This month's release brings us a set of fun summer-loving animals from our newest Krafty Artist Emilie Goulet, some adorable new spring girls from Cheryl Alger and the gorgeous Asian themed girls from Annie Rodrigue. Kimmie has assembled an amazing blog hop for your viewing pleasure today...and she may just have some CANDY up for grabs too! Kimmie is asking you to leave comments at each blog on the hop to be eligible for the candy. Two lucky stampers will win packages of some of the new release stamps!
If you have been tracking along the hop, you should have arrived here after visiting with our lovely and very talented new Krafty Artist Emilie Goulet. If not, just pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where the hop begins...you will also find a complete list of the hop participants there. :)
My card today features one of Annie's gorgeous new stamps, "Mizuki"...which means "Beautiful Moon". She comes with a sentiment that reads "Everything has it's beauty but not everyone sees it." Once again, I've used a dollar store treasure...the black background panel with the red embroidered flowers began it's life as a fabric wall hanging. I dismantled it and set aside the wooden frame for a future purpose. :) I used black and red cardstock to create a frame for the fabric panel and embellished it with some flourishes cut with Spellbinders Doodle Parts. The oval frame was cut with Spellbinders Labels 10 from silver cardstock. The red cardstock insert for the silver frame was embossed with a fantastic Couture Creations embossing folder from SCACD...this one is called "Drifting Endless". They measure 5x7 and the patterns are so pretty. I sponged some Black Soot distress Ink over the embossed surface...I also sponged some on the silver frame and the red flourishes.
Mizuki was stamped on Neenah carstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I love the bottom of Mizuki's kimono, and wanted those tendrils of fabric to really "pop". I used a combination of yellows, oranges and reds to create a flame effect, and then coloured the rest of her kimono black.
Copics: Hair: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, B60 Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Kimono: R59, R46, R27, R17, YR31, YRo4, Y21, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, 100, C7, C5, C3 Skulls: B60, BV23, C7, colourless blender
All the stamps you will see on today's hop are now available for purchase at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. If you would prefer to purchase your stamps as complete collections by artist, then you can look for the Gimmie Kimmies Kits option on the left hand sidebar of the store...when purchasing the stamps as complete sets, you get to take advantage of an amazing 15% discount! Or perhaps your crafty little heart desires to take home each and every stamp being released today...well Miss Kimmie has the perfect deal for you! Introducing the "Gimmie Kimmies Komplete Kit"...this kit includes the ENTIRE June release, and to sweeten the deal this kit comes at a 20% discount!!
It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit with my very dear friend and very talented stamper, Krista VanTol...and don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win some of the new June stamps!!
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Mizuki"
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah (and fabric!)
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 10 and Doodle Parts