Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's Release Day At Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Good morning...have you all been anticipating the release of the new July Kraftin' Kimmie stamps??!! Well, the wait is over! All of the fabulous new stamps you've seen over the past several days of previews (and perhaps a few you haven't seen yet!) are now available for purchase at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store!

To celebrate, Kimmie has put together a fantastic blog hop today full of gorgeous projects by some very talented card designers and Krafty artists.

If you have been following along the hop, you should have arrived here after visiting with the phenomenally talented Krafty artist Annie Rodrigue...Annie creates all the fun characters we've come to love in the Moonlight Whispers line of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Her artwork just knocks my socks off, and her images are so much fun to work with. :) If you landed here by chance, make sure to pop on over to the beginning of the hop at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, where you will find a complete list of all the blogs on today's release day hop.

For my card today, I used one of Annie's new world travellers...this is Elaine! (named of course, after our very own UK Krafty Girl Elaine Hughes!!) I just adore how chic Elaine is, so prim and proper in front of that famous landmark, Big Ben. I cut out the image using that out-of-the-box technique with Spellbinders Labels 8. Well actually, I cheated a bit, lol. I confess, sometimes I'm a lazy crafter...so I just traced around the die and hand cut it rather than fussing the true technique that you'll find tutorials on in blogland. (which of course requires careful cutting before running it through your Cuttlebug...and will result in a nice crisp and clean cut) I just sanded down the edges a bit after cutting the image to try and conceal the less-than-perfect edges. :) Lazy...I know! I couldn't resist using these Bo Bunny Timepiece papers, which I thought were just perfectly suited to Big Ben. The sentiment comes with Elaine...and was also cut with Spellbinders Labels 8. The little pearls are from Basic Grey.

Elaine was stamped with Memento Ink on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I orininally sponged in a sky with Summer Sky Memento and Stormy Sky Distress Ink...until I remembered that I was planning to use these deep earth toned papers...it was way too intense of a colour next to the papers. It was throwing the whole colour scheme of the card off. So out came the Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain to tone down that sky.

The new stamps are now available for purchase at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store! If you want to purchase the stamps as sets, Kimmie will have the Gimmie Kimmie Kits available for a limited time...these sets are always available at a discounted price! (You'll find the link for the Gimmie Kimmie kits in the sidebar on the left hand side of the store site.)

It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit with the very sweet Diana Pickering...she's such a treasure on the Krafty Girl design team, and always makes such beautiful cards!

Happy hopping and happy shopping!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Elaine" and coordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento, Distress Inks, Copics
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Spellbinders

32 comments:

The Wired Angel said...

She's adorable, Melanie. Beautiful coloring and layout. Love it!

Megan said...

Very nice!! Love it!

Margreet said...

Awesome card Melanie....love your colouring of that great image....beautiful!
xxx Margreet

JessicaK said...

The new traveling girls are fantastic!

Alba said...

Wow, wow, wow,... I don't have words to say how incredible is this card!!!! Congratulations for your job!

Riikka said...

Stylish, nostalgic card!

Evelyn said...

Melanie, your card is gorgeous! The coloring so so faboulous and the papers you picked are just perfect!

Kind regards,
Evelyn

Närrin said...

what a imazing wonderful card. i like it very much.

greetings
Esther

Mette said...

Oh - loving this very much. The distress look is so perfect for this image. Fabulous

Hugs, Mette

Shazza said...

I just LOVE this card, it is fabulous!!!

alethea said...

Oh wow!! I love your card!! It's like a postcard! your colouring is wonderful! hugs xx

Аня said...

WoW! It's a perfect English card! Great work!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

oh.... to be soooo amazingly talented as you... you make every image a total masterpiece!

Pamela said...

Great coloring. Love it.

nrsgoodbody10 said...

I LOVE the darker colors you used for this card. Fabulous!!!

sgc said...

Oh how cute! Your card brings back memories of my trip!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Your coloring and inking is always so evocative - makes me swoon! Beautiful, beautiful work, as always!

cosie said...

The colours suit the weather in England.... It made me smile.

Lisa said...

Melanie, your coloring always blows me away! Everything you do is so rich and colorful - I am always in awe :) This card is no exception - beautiful coloring and the layout/design of the card is fantastic - love it!!

Tasha said...

I love her she is so Mary Poppins! :P What a super design, love the distressed look
love tasha xx

SannaS said...

wow!!! gorgeous card!!! absolutely fabulous!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Toni K said...

Amazing card! Love everything you did!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love the colouring, colours and the dps.

Sheng said...

Fabby coloring!!!

BlackBird said...

Is so beautiful!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is so cute, wonderful colors and Details.

Hugs
Heike

Tara Chaussee said...

Great card. I love the colors you chose for this one.

Soesty said...

I love the distress inks ! Beautiful card !

ms.espresso said...

I love these new traveling girls and you've done a fabulous job on this card- love it!

Jani said...

Adorable card!

Hannah Clark said...

Your colouring is amazing, as always! Fabulous card!

Kim said...

This is so stunning! I just love your gorgeous coloring!

Hugs Kim