Sunday, January 18, 2015

All Steamed Up...January Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the January release day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! We’re celebrating with a krafty hop, so get comfy and enjoy some inspiration provided by the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests. 


Over the last few days in the Krafty Peeks, you have seen the new stamp sets from all of our artists. We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set from Becky Pierce called WORDS OF INSPIRATION, a cute new kids set from Cheryl called IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, a new steampunk stamp set from Annie called ALL STEAMED UP, and we are thrilled to introduce Emilie Goulet to you with her gorgeous new set, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!


You will get to see all of the new images today in our January Krafty Hop. As you travel from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card! After the hop, head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are now available! If you have added every new stamp to your must have list, we also have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new January stamps at a discount, but only avialable for a limited time!

My card features one of Annie's new All Steamed Up characters. I really love this stylin' steampunk guy! I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured  him with Copics. This paper is no longer in stock, but check out the fantastic selection of paper pads in the KKS Shop HERE. All paper edges were distressed and sponged with black ink. The clock is a chipboard piece I received from Krafty Girl Jenny (thanks!!)...I've been saving it for just the right card. I felt it was a perfect fit for this stamp, especially when paired with this sentiment which is included in the stamp set. I used silver acrylic paint on the clock and then sponged it with black ink to give it a more aged look. I really would have loved to add some gears to this card, but unfortunately did not have any in my krafty stash. I must fix that problem! I settled for a few silver pearls to finish it off. 



Here's the list for the entire hop: 

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings, 

Melanie

13 comments:

Brandi R said...

Wonderful coloring on this guy! Beautiful card...thank you for sharing ♥

Deb M said...

Great pops of color! Isn't he stylin'!

Sheri Loatwall said...

This is great!! Love the background you chose. It really brings your "guy" out. Great masculine card.

Gina Furman said...

Such a dapper gentleman, and the colors you used pair perfectly with the time period! Fantastic!

Cathy Hanes said...

What a FUNtastic card!! It is TRULY adorable!! WOW!

Heather said...

Very nice. I love your colouring and the use of the clock on this card.

Charlene Piche said...

Love it, beautiful composition, colours and colouring!!

Heather said...

Oooo . . . gorgeous coloring! And the clock is perfect for this card; so glad you held on to it. : )

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The clock face is wonderful.
great card
thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great card for a man. I am always looking for inspiration to make more masculine cards.

Christine Kosmak said...

Your colouring on this steampunk guy is just incredible!! The shading in the creases of the pants, the cheekbone and the nose to mention just a couple!!! Love the clock and the papers. Think I'd better check if I have some male themed ones as I will be getting these stamps!!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Melanie this card is wonderful. I love the image and they elements you used on this card. Great male card. Your coloring is fab as well.
Linda K.
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com