Chit Chat, FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Papercrafting, card making, crafts, DIY

Flower Swirls and NO AC Still

It has been a very warm few days here on the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. Very humid or muggy at times, however NOT a good time for the AC to act up. Mike and Nathan (second son) thought they had figured out the issue. Yeah- not so. Luckily it hasn’t really been all too unbearable. And I was able to escape to the other house for a few. The other house is where Mike has his home office and I have my crafty space. Nathan and his friend then rent the house from us. So we have access pretty much whenever. It works for us. So as I was saying- day 4 and no AC and it begins to put a damper on my energy level. However, I am refusing to allow that to interfere with my goals. 🙂
So now on to the all occasion card I made today. I was sorting through my stamp sets, trying to get things unpacked and into a workable place, when I came across this one stamp and die set. It has never been one of my favorites. I think I have used it probably one time, and then it was pushed to the back of the storage container to be forgotten.  I knew I wanted to use a printed paper from our *Through the Years* 12×12 paper pack, and ironically, there happens to be a sheet that coordinates perfectly with this set- Flower Swirls. (link takes you to the bundle page)

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Today’s card above was supposed to be a birthday card for a young lady who is turning the sweet age of 100 next month, however the further I went with this card, the less it looked like a birthday card. I liked it though, and did not want to throw out what I had done, or even start over. I changed it from a birthday card to an all occasion card, leaving it without a sentiment.

I started with a piece of Sweet Berry cardstock ( 4.25″ x 11″ ) and scored at 5.5″ creating a top fold card. I then adhered a piece of whip cream cardstock ( 4″ x 5.25″ ) to inside to create a space to write a personal message.

Next I cut the foral paper from Through the Years paper pack down to a panel that was about 1/8″ smaller than the Sweet Berry card base. Using the Journey Rectangle Long die set ( second largest cutting and piercing dies), I cut a panel from Limeade Splash cardstock, and adhered to the left side of the floral print. Once that panel was adhered to the Sweet Berry card base, I set it aside to begin working on the flowers and leaves.

I decided that instead of coloring the images in the usual ways, I would instead go another route. I grabbed my Journey Gel Press, brayer, and some Liquid Colors. I went with Rustic Rose and Watermelon Fusion for the flowers. For the leaves- Limeade Splash. I started with the 2 pinks, dropping a few drops onto the press and then lightly brayering them before pressing the whip cream cardstock into the liquid color to pick them up. Set that aside and using the Limeade Splash Liquid Color, I repeated the steps, but this time using a scrap piece of Tin Pail card stock. To help ensure they were dry, I use my heat gun and dried them.

Now I was uncertain how I wanted to stamp the images. In the end, I stamped them all in Clear Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Black embossing powder. I used the matching die set to cut them all out.  I actually used all images in the set.

Before I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card front, I used a small piece of washi tape from the Classic Elegance set on the lower portion of the Limeade Splash rectangle. Then I payed around with the layout of the flowers, leaves, and smaller buds until I found a design I liked. I popped up an extra flower onto a larger one for more dimension. Once I liked the design, I glued the leaves down flat, popped up the flowers, and then tucked in the buds by gluing them into place.

I finished up the card by sprinkling Silver and Whip Cream Silks over the entire panel. Then lightly brushed on some Journey Glaze onto the flowers before dusting them with some Journey Sparkle Dust. To compete the card, I added some green Rainbow drops to the card.

Although this set is not a favorite of mine, I can see many other uses for it, and will challenge myself to do so later.

Now off to bed, so tomorrow I can begin afresh and try to clean up with no AC. HaHa

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for coming by to visit.
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Happy Crafting!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Keni
Journey Executive Leader Coach #99
KeniLeniCreations@gmail.com

Supplies Used Today:

  • Cardstock- Sweet Berry, Limeade Splash, Whip Cream, scrap of Tin Pail
  • Ink- Clear Pigment
  • Flower Swirls stamp and die set
  • Floral print from Through the Years paper pack
  • Black embossing powder
  • Liquid Colors: Watermelon Fusion, Rustic Rose, Limeade Splash
  • Silks- Silver and Whip Cream
  • Classic Elegance Washi tape
  • Journey Rectangle Long Die Set
  • Journey Gel Press
  • Journey Brayer
  • Journey Craft Glue
  • Journey Foam Squares (medium)
  • Journey Glaze
  • Journey Sparkle Dust
  • Journey Rainbow Drops

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Bloom Benefits, FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Papercrafting, card making, crafts, DIY

Happy Friday!

Hello Crafty Friends and friends to be,

It has been a busy week around here, however I did make some time to pull out one of my favorite Bloom Benefit stamps this afternoon for some fun playing. What is a Bloom Benefit (BB)? It is FREE product you can get for every $75 of product you order. For EVERY $75. So if you spend $150, you get two Bloom Benefits, plus you qualify for some other Hostess benefits. 🙂   Awesome, isn’t it? I think so. And the new catalog has some pretty fun choices too!

This Bloom Benefit is an AT stamp called Simple Hello.  I really like the simpleness yet elegance of this stamp. SO many ways to use it.

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Today I also wanted to use some of our new Tim Pail and Rustic Rose cardstocks. The card base itself is an A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized top folded base from the Tin Pail (real pale grey). The base panel is the Rustic Rose, and I used our clear pigment ink to stamp the image all over in a random pattern. Heat set it to dry the clear pigment ink. Then used a scrap piece of Journey Vellum to heat emboss the same image in our new Rose Gold embossing powder. LOVE how it looked! I fussy cut it out and set  aside. I didn’t want to make the card too bulky by adding ribbon, so I pulled out the Whip Cream Sparkle Tape, and ran two strips of it over my Rustic Rose ink pad and left one plain. Added them to middle of panel and then adhered the Hello image to the center before adhering it to card front. Added some sequins from the Sunrise collection and some Bloom Benefit embellishments. Sprinkled on some whip cream silk before calling it done.  I like how simple yet adorable this one turned out.

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Have a terrific weekend, and happy crafting!

 

Hugs and Blessings,

Keni

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Supplies Used:

  1. Tin Pail Cardstock
  2. Rustic Rose Cardstock
  3. Journey Vellum
  4. Whip Cream Sparkle Tape
  5. Clear Pigment Ink
  6. Rustic Rose Ink
  7. Simple Hello AT (Bloom Benefit)
  8. All the Things (embellishments- Bloom Benefit)
  9. Sunrise Mix Sequins
  10. Rose Gold Embossing Powder

 

 

Chit Chat

Hello!

Hello Fellow Crafty Friends and Friends to Be! Welcome to my new revamped blog- Inky Keni. Why this name? Where did it come from? Well, simply put- I have been called Keni for most of my teenage and adult life by those closest to me, and I like to get *inky*; which of course means what? I am a paper crafter! And I love to use inks as well as other mediums to create various projects. I also like to do mixed media and alter every day items around the house. 

I will keep this post short and sweet ….. this time.

I am also a Journey Coach for this fantastic company- Fun Stampers Journey. I signed up in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the products offered. I especially liked that the deep etched red rubber stamps were, and still are, made and manufactured here in the USA! As FSJ grew and expanded the products offered, it became better and better each catalog year. Matter of fact, this year’s new Inspiration Book and Catalog is 334- YES!!  I said 334!!- pages!!  The largest on the market! FULL COLORED! Plus every quarter we offer a new mini trends catalog. How great is that?

I look forward to showcasing products in this fabulous catalog with you. And maybe some other things here and there too.

Thanks for stopping by, and I will be back soon with a *Blog schedule* and another fun post. 🙂

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Happy crafting until next time!

Blessings and Hugs,

Keni