Monday, April 30, 2018

Crafty Friends are the Best Friends!

Hello Crafty Friends!
I'm up on the Kat Scrappiness blog today and it's time to get CRAFTY!🎨🖌
Chances are if you're reading this post you are a crafty person and chances are you have one or more crafty friends!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you that are perfect to send to the crafty friends in your life!  Both cards use the new Kat Scrappiness word die "Hello My Crafty Friend".  This is such a fun die because it can be used as a large focal point on it's own or you can use any of the 4 words in the set on their own like I did on the second card.  

For my first card I used a technique that I love called inlaid die cutting.  I took some smooth white card stock and I blended 6 different Distress inks in a rainbow of color large enough to die cut the Crafty Friends die out of.  The Distress inks I used were a combination of the original colors and the newer Distress oxide pads.  In rainbow order the were:
Picked Raspberry
Carved Pumpkin
Squeezed Lemonade
Cracked Pistachio
Salty Ocean
Wilted Violet

After I got the colors just the way I wanted I splattered the paper with water to give it a distressed look and then I die cut the entire saying out of the rainbow background and then again out of a black panel measuring 5 1/4" x 4".  I then took a standard white A2 card base and put adhesive all over the front before laying down the black panel.  Next I laid the rainbow colored sentiment back into the open spots on the black panel and fit them in like a jigsaw puzzle.  They fit perfectly in the openings and it didn't add any bulk to the card.  I saved the little black bits to place back in the openings in the letters with holes in them.  Putting the black bits back in gives it a very uniform look.

To finish the card off I added some paintbrushes that I also cut out of the rainbow background that I made and I added some glittery hearts to the bottom.  I splattered the whole front with some white paint to give it an artsy fun appearance.  The Crystal Katana tool was very helpful in helping me replace the words in their holes and also to place the tiny hearts down at the bottom.

For my second card I used the word "Hello" from the Hello My Crafty Friend Die and cut it out 5 different times in a rainbow of glittered paper.  I layered a white banner on to a kraft card base to really make the repeated "Hellos" stand out.  To finish the card I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set onto some kraft card stock and heat embossed it with white powder.  I popped the sentiment up with foam tape and the card was done.  This was a super quick card to put together but I think it looks fabulous because of all the glittery goodness in a rainbow of colors.  This is just one example of how you can use any of the words on their own from the Hello My Crafty Friend Die

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you'll share some creativity with one of your crafty friends!  This versatile die makes it super easy to do!
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Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
🎨Lisa 🎨