Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafter's Unite!

Happy Friday! I cannot tell you all how excited I am to be participating in the Young Crafter's Blog Hop!!

If you are just popping in and would like to start from the beginning here is the link to Marie's Blog. If you came here from the talented Janice at the Constant Scrapper you are in the right place :) Don't forget to leave comments along the way, there are some fantastic prizes to be won!!

So the theme of this hop is young crafter's making projects with their favorite things. What makes me a young crafter? For starters my age, I'm 27 so in the big scheme of things still young :) However, what really makes me feel like a young crafter is stamping. Every time I use a stamp I feel like a kid again, except this time I'm creating my own coloring book and it's way more awesome!

I used most of my favorite things on today's card. I'll fill you in as we go :)

I started with a white card base, which is favorite thing number 1. I love white space!! I stamped the large flower (Hero Arts, Layered Flowers) several times in versa mark then heat set with white embossing powder. This is favorite thing 2, I am fascinated at the ways to create interest on a flat card. I know it's hard to see in the photo but in real life it's so pretty! Once my embossing was done I rounded all my corners.
For my panel I cut white card stock to 3 x4, and rounded all the corners. I stamped the large flower again in versamark and heat set in white. Numero 3, resist techniques . . . well any kind of techniques really {heart} them!  For the color I chose worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, and rusty hinge distress inks. You guessed it number 5 is distress inks. I love the techniques you can do with them, the colors they come in, water coloring images with them, love, love, love! Once I rubbed on the colors I sprayed the whole panel with water, to help blend and give a soft watercolor look. The color scheme is the 6th fave, I fall head over heels for bright colors paired with black and white.

After I dried the panel I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated) in jet black archival ink(Ranger). This ink comes in at number 7. I use this ink for everything, it's wonderful. I adhered my panel on with foam tape (#8) to the center of my card.

To finish I threaded and black button with white and adhered it the flower center. My last favorite (if you follow my blog you already know this) is stardust stickles which I added to the smaller circles.

As number 5 stated I love distress inks for their versatility I wanted to share a past project showing you just how wonderful they are. This is my nephew's birthday card. Every single thing on this card started out as white card stock except for the black card base, oh distress inks how I love you :) You can see the tutorial for it by clicking on the photo.


I believe I've kept you long enough :) Thanks for popping in for a visit, if you like what you see I hop you'll consider leaving a comment so I can come visit you too! (not to mention those prizes, ay?) Your next stop on the hop is the ever so talented Bunny!

76 comments:

  1. I love the colors and simplicity of your card, Kelly! The vivid orange and pink really pops against the white and black =) And that western-card... Just perfect! Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

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  2. I too love the distress inks and I super like your distressed card!..the birthday card scene is just awesome!

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  3. Oh wow that second card is amazing hard to imagine it was distress inks. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Now nephew b-day card left me without words... wow!

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  5. Oh my word! You colored that scene w distress inks? I'm so impressed! I love your bright card too!

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  6. Wow, I dont have the patience for that. lol! Amazing job!

    scraptaculardesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Wowwwwwww, the cowboy card is greatttttt

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  8. Great tutorial for the cowboy card. I've done some masking before, but never with so much detail. It turned out great in the end!

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  9. I love distress inks, but I've never created anything close to your cowboy card! That card is a masterpiece!!

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  10. Lovely cards! You've really put a lot of effort in coloring your nephew's card.

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  11. I love your cards and I do enjoy working with distress inks too. The cowboy card is amazing.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. OMG... This is like an artists delight with the lovely use of colour.. Loved the cute cowboy...!!

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  13. Love both card kelly but that second one is sooo cute. I love it!

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  14. Aw that second card is just lovely! Love all the detail and colours :)

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  15. Beautiful cards! I can't believe you did that whole second card with distress inks... amazing!!!

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  16. I love the way you use distress ink. The detail
    on your second card is amazing!

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  17. Love this bright and cheerful card. And the second one is an amazing use of distress inks! You are truly talented in that area. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  18. So pretty, love the colors!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Blessings,
    Bunny
    http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
    http://www.ajillianvancedesign.com/

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  19. Loving your work and that wild west card is mind blowingly awesome! Thanks for sharing :D

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  20. Ahh! I love your wild west card, It's super cute!! And the one with distress inks is gorgeous!

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  21. Beautiful cards!! I love how you use ink!!!

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  22. That little western card is PRECIOUS!
    :)
    Kim Marie

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  23. Your Thanks card is beautiful! That little Western card is adorable! So original! LOVE IT.

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  24. That little cowboy card? Adorable!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful and striking!

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  26. Beautiful cards. Love the distressing.

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  27. Kelly your cards are beautiful, what a treat to visit your blog today!

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  28. Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. You've been practicing your coloring skills!

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  30. Very cute! I love the color combo!

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  31. Love what you did with distress inks for the first card! And that second one is too cute.

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  32. Fantastic Kelly... I too adore Distress inks for painting and stamping. Such fun

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  33. Your wild west scene is amazing. OMG! Your coloring is so good:) You ROCKED this. TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh my goodness! They're both fabulous!

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  35. wow!!!!!! The birthday card for your nephew is AMAZING!!!! wow!!!

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  36. I love the simplicity of your first card! And your nephew's card is just too cute for words! I am a new follower. http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  37. Your cards are gorgeous, I really like both of them. That sharing is beautiful. I really don't know much about distress inks, I don't have any in my collection yet, so I am always interested in hearing why people love them so much. Happy 4th of July!

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  38. Kelly, I think your cards are just wonderful. You're really masterful with your distress inks, and I will be visiting your site again to learn more. :-)

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  39. Your card is fantastic, and your nephew's card is AMAZING!!! I have no idea how you accomplished that with Distress Inks. Do you do videos? Because I would love to learn from you!

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  40. i too love stardust stickles, sunset distress ink colours, the pretty flower stamp and the sentiment. The only part that doesn't show is the background stamping on the white card in this photo.

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  41. I love the simplicity of that card! I am the opposite. I hate white space, but after seeing this, I think I changed my mind! Really nice and clean looking. Can't wait to check out your videos. Will be back later to do so. Tried to become a follower but blogger is having problems. Will hopefully remember to do that later. I'm in the hop too! Be sure to say hi.


    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  42. Oh my! After the hop I am coming back to check out all of your distress ink techniques. Both of your cards are wonderful.

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  43. The colors you achieved with your resist technique are fabulous!! Cute Western card, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  44. OMGosh! Love your use of distress inks! :)

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  45. Love to use distress ink. Such cool effects.

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  46. love the simple flower card, so pretty! and your little scene on the second one is just adorable! :)

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  47. I really should do more with my distress inks! (and get a few more...of course!)
    You have a new fan.......enough said! :)

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  48. Gorgeous card Kelly. I love distressing too;) Your second card with the scene is adorable.

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  49. I love both cards, the flower one especially!

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  50. Fabulous cards Kelly. I love the emboss resist technique. The scene on the second card is awesome. Super cute images!

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  51. Oh where would we be in this world without Distress Inks? I love them too!! Beautiful work :)

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  52. Ohh I love the colouring on your flower card, and the little Western scene is FAB!

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  53. I love distress inks, too--though they are definitely #1 for me! Lovely cards!

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  54. Lovely cards! Love how you used the distress inks!

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  55. Both cards are awesome but that cowboy card is amazing -- just too stinkin' cute!

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  56. I love the outstanding colors that you use on your cards. I had to take a look at the way you did your nephew's 1st birthday card. He's a lucky little Dude! Just finished the old "true grit" and his Special Card Aunt can introduce him to the Duke later on.

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  57. This is such a gorgeous card, Kelly! I love the one-layer card style and that white card bases are one of your favorite things. :) I need to do more one-layer cards. They're so elegant. Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

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  58. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the WILD WEST card!! TOO CUTE!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  59. I like all your favorite things too!

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  60. Oh mercy! I adore your style. Wonderful in so many ways. I bookmarked your blog--have you considered adding an option to follow by email?? ('cause I'd love it!)
    -Elaine Uhl
    http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

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  61. Omg!! what awesome use of color!! that cowboy card took a while but it looks so awesome!!!


    bethl
    toothlesschef at comcast dot net

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  62. omg I love the way your color/ink your cards, its simply amazing!

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  63. Wonderful cards and I agree with you distress inks are the best!!!

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