06 July 2022

Inspirational Wednesdays- Sporty Boys

   Hello Krafty Friends!

It's INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY,
the day we provide you with a bit of extra krafty inspiration
to help you get creative with your krafty stamps!


Hi everyone!  This week we are featuring the fabulous  Sporty Boys stamp set, which you'll find on sale at 40% off all week!

Krafty Girl Melanie here today showing my card featuring Sporty Boys. This is such a fun versatile set. I combined the baseball character with one of our newer sets, You've Been Framed, to create the "photograph." I also used  our Krafty Alphabet set for the word "champ" on the bottom of the photograph frame. The "Have an all star day" sentiment is included in the  Sporty Boys set. The image and sentiments were stamped in Wicked Black ink. The stars are from our Dragon Chipboard set. For finishing touches, I added some twine, Krafty Dots and inked all the paper edges with Marvellous Mocha ink



Make sure you head to the shop and add  Sporty Boys to your cart while it's 40% off!!

05 July 2022

July Skrappy Challenge!

     Good morning krafty friends!

It's July, and that means it's time for a brand new
SKRAPPY CHALLENGE

with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


 The theme of course is ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

For this challenge you can make anything that strikes your fancy....except a card!
So design a new scrapbook page, bookmark, tag, altered item, planner page, art journal, ATC cards...whatever you like!

Here's some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team this month!




Just make sure to include some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products and make sure it's a new creation!  As soon as we have at least five people playing along, we'll be giving away a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop as the monthly prize!  

You have until Monday, August 1st to enter, and you can submit as many new creations as you like for more chances to WIN!  Also be sure to share your designs on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Krafty Friends facebook page because we love to see your stuff!

Check out all the details from the Krafty Team below and be inspired to get skrappy!!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

04 July 2022

How to create a one layer card with basic masking techniques

Happy Monday!

 It's Jasmin here, today I'm bringing you a Krafty tutorial with 2 basic masking techniques. Masking is great for one layered cards and if you use the right product you can usually create a mask that can be used more than once!

Supplies:

Oceans of Love Stamp Set

She Sell Seashells Stencil

Blue Bay Ink Cube

Flirty Flamingo Ink Cube

Lavish Lilac Ink Cube

More product details can be found on my personal blog here

Starting with a white card stock panel, as this is a one layer card I do recommend using alcohol marker friendly card stock or the card stock you prefer for your favourite medium.

Using some low tack masking tape or even a piece of paper with a straight line stuck from the back with washi tape would work for this section too and mask off the area at the bottom of your card, you can leave as much white space as you wish, I've just used the width of the tape I own.


With your chosen images lay them out on your panel in the desired position of how you want them to end up. At this point I like to photo it also so I have a visual memory in case I forget!

You want to take the image that is at the top, this is the one you stamp first. Stamp image onto some masking paper too and fussy cut this image to lay on top. (see 2nd image above)

Repeat this method of stamping and masking the image that will be seen partially behind the front one. Mask all your images even when finished stamping so you can ink over the top.


Ink up from the bottom mask (mask is still in place at this point) with Blue Bay ink, I've not gone all the way to the top I've left a natural white highlight. Now lay your stencil on top, your masks again all still in place and ink over with Lavish Lilac and Flirty Flamingo ink for a 2 tone on the shells.

Now the fun part, remove your masks from the images and the bottom of the card, if you used a low tack tape for your image masks, place these onto the front of the acetate of your stamp set to be able to reuse them again in future!

Now you can colour your images, I've used Copics

Colour Combos:
Dolphin: C9, C7, C5, C3
Turtle: YG95, YG91, YG67, YG63
Octopus 1: YG09, YG06, YG03
Octopus 2: YR24, YR23, YR20

Finally stamp your sentiment at the bottom of your card where you masked off the area at the start.

Recap:
So let's just recap what we learnt today, we masked off a section of the card to leave a white area for our sentiment. We also masked off those images allowing us to create a one layer card.


Why not try masking off your sentiments too, if you want to use part of a sentiment why not use masking tape to section off the part of the stamp you don't want to ink up, just remember to remove the mask part from the sentiment before you actually stamp!

I have a short reel over on Instagram if you would like a quick visual walk through!

I hope you have enjoyed today's krafty tutorial and tips. I'll be back soon with more inspiration!

Krafty Hugs
Jas
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02 July 2022

Saturday Challenge #639 - Red & White and a Canada Day Sale!

  Good morning and welcome to another

fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge


Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing?
We've got some fabulous ideas for you 
and can't wait to see what you create!

This week, Krafty Girl Jennifer is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: 

RED & WHITE!





Canada Eh!!!

Kimmie doesn't have a Canada Day stamp set - or does she? 

Yep this image is from Friends to the Finish & she is celebrating in her red & white, wearing her July "1" t-shirt!!  

Add a sentiment using Krafty Alphabet stamped in wicked black ink, and a maple leaf from a prior add-on bundle covered in red cardstock & you've got a Happy Canada Day EH! card.

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products,
you can upload your photo to the album in our 

CANADA DAY SALE!
We have a special sale for you this weekend!!
Use code STENSALE to save 30% off all our amazing stencils at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

01 July 2022

July Stamp Of The Month - Once Upon A Time!

      We are so excited to share our newest

Stamp Of The Month - Once Upon A Time! 


This sweet set features a sweet fairy and her mouse friend reading what is sure to be an amazing fairytale adventure!! 


It will be FREE with a $75 or more purchase at the
 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop (before taxes and shipping)
during the month of July!!
*while supplies last

and as an extra special bonus, there will be a 
FREE GIFT
 in December if you collect all our Stamp Of The Month sets this year! 

Here's a look at some of the lovely projects
the design team has come up with
using Once Upon A Time!








We hope you're as excited as we are about the 
July Stamp Of The Month - Once Upon A Time!

PS. You can still find some of our 2021 Stamp Of The Month sets in the Shop! 

Happy Krafting!