Thursday, 19 February 2015

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hello Blogglies

Welcome to Thursdays Creative Expressions Kraft and natural fibres card.

I love Kraft card and I managed a little twist here also with the sentiment which I hope makes you smile.

Here is today's card.
.Different isn't it,  I used another of the gorgeous Singles stamp range from Creative Expressions called Temptation , here is what it looks like.

 I love these silhouette images they are nice and sharp and you can adapt them as you saw over the last few week where I had used white and sparkle pens to add lights into the hair etc or as with this one where I did several layers of True white embossing powder for a very shiny flat white image which looks fab with Kraft and red card stock.

 I took a large piece of Foundations Kraft card and embossed it with Couture creations embossing folder from the Ambassador Collection called Large Classics I also extended it to make it a larger square shape rather than rectangle 5x7 which the folder is. I ran a little sand paper in fine over the top of the words very gently just to break the top coat of the paper a little to absorb ink a little more.
I then took a white ink pad and some cut and dry foam, you can also use a brush or a blender/duster or even a piece of micro fibre cloth works and dab into the white and using Small circles buff it into your lettering.

I took some gorgeous silky crush ribbon in champagne which I think is my 2nd fav colour in this ribbon of all time, my first is the teal/seafoamy colour and both together... stunning. (I digress haha).
I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom of the card and then mounted it onto some Milk card stock keeping a nice small border.

 Here is the backing piece ready like a blank canvas waiting patiently for its masterpiece (ooo get me lol).

 I had a small piece of corrugated card on the desk next to me so I again rubbed some white ink into the raised striations and added it to milk card and set aside.

Using Perfect Medium embossing ink I stamped out the main image from this stamp set and embossed it with True white as soon as the powder melted I moved quickly and added some more powder two more times to make it very opaque and shiny. I then added that to a layer of milk card to match the other pieces.

 I then stamped my sentiment three times close to each other and of course it then changes the appearance from simply, "lead me not into temptation.... I can find the way there myself". to having a centre line of " I can find temptation....I can find temptation....". which made me smile haha... It is always good to find others ways to use things and other ways to show an item in another light etc.

 I used Coffee Archival to stamp out this one on milk card and mounted it onto red cardstock for a small pop of colour.
So to keep it all matching I took the backing piece and gave it a thin layer of red and another very small milk mat also.

 I stamped my sentiment one more time mounting it on red in the same way and adding it onto the ribbon on the bottom right  I cut off the corner on the corrugated piece so I could add it next to the sentiment without raising it too high from the card front.
I decided to take a piece of Calico Cotton and fray the edges to create a natural mat to go under the main image. But first I added my corrugated piece with some of the cream crochet ribbon from Creative Expression to the left with a small piece of red card behind to show through.

 I added it to the card and added the calico and then added foam to the back of the main image and adhered that onto the cotton. I then tied a bow out of the matching ribbon and added that with a glue dot and covered the knot with a large 8mm cream sticky back pearl and wrapped some of the fused pearls in white around the pearl and left the end free to dangle prettily.

I added those same pearls to each corner and then three atop of the corrugated card. Lastly I took one of The Wendy Vechi embellishment pieces from one of my last shows and coloured the back in a little cocktail style colour as it is a little clear acyclic cocktail/Martini glass , I used alcohol pens so it would no rub off and then used a white ink in dots on the from and highlighted pieces to sharpen images. I also cut a little circle and made a little umbrella for the glass , because the centre section is raised It allow the umbrella not to squash onto the card but to sit freely away from the card.
So here are a couple of the finished images.

 I hope you like all the layers and natural materials on this one, I know I love the pop of red with the Kraft and milk card teal looks fab too if you are looking for a male alternative with maybe a beer glass and a tartan bow cut very square and boxy. Masculine style.

I decided to add a tiny bit of glitter in a few of the letters on the back and just around the dress and a little fizz coming from the glass to finish off.

This is a total contrast to yesterday's inky card but look how versatile these two looks are and ho its such fun to adapt to all different styles. I really do love the challenges. I would love to do some workshops as a few of you mentioned in comments recently and I would love to come to shops near you to do it so if you have any shops near you and you would like to see me there with Inky styles or today's gorgeous natural look please ask them to contact me and we can arrange something otherwise please bear with me as I do have a few things coming forward in the coming months to share with you all.
Huge thanks to you all for being here with me as always.

You all have my appreciation and grattitude , lots of love and crafty hugs to you all.



  1. Beautiful card Kim , lovely background, and I like how you rubbed white over it. What a great sentiment, I can so relate to that x

  2. Lovely card and the colours used together are beautiful! Take care Jane B.

  3. Morning Kim
    Love this card stunningly beautiful
    Please come to Leicester - your accommodation awaits
    Carol x

  4. Hi Kim
    You still haven't replied and told me how you cut the word WIND out of the hessian.
    Carol x

    1. No Carol she won't either. She never answers emails if you email her. 8 of us won on her blog 4 months ago and none of us have ever received our prizes or cards.

  5. Lovely card and these sentiments do make me smile

  6. Love this kim very different love the colour and that sentiment I know so many peeps that would be brill for love always nanna June xxxxxxx

  7. Hi Kim,
    yesterday's card was spooky but appealed mightily........ just right for a night-owl....
    Todays' is a complete opposite and will appeal to many more people. I don't really like the outline stamps, am not a girly sort of girl, but this one works on this card. Love the way you've pulled everything together.
    Kraft, white and red = bliss.
    Hugs, Rose

  8. Morning Kim, love what you've done with the sentiment, it's very clever and funny too! The kraft card looks good and I think it could certainly be a masculine make! Hope that the ankle is getting better all the time? Lots of love Sarah

  9. Love this card Kim as I really like kraft card!!
    Love all your layering,

  10. I love the white on kraft card Kim and all the added embellishment add lots of interest to the finished card. What a cute cocktail charm you found too. x

  11. Hi Kim, A really lovely card, I love the combination of kraft, white and a splash of red, gorgeous !! I'm especially loving the sentiment.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx