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Friendship Blessings with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here on the Kennedy Grace blog with a fun water color card that I made using the new Friendship Blessings stamp set and a few sequins from the Autumn Blessings Mix

The process I used to make this card is as follows: Using VersaMark I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock.Using Imagine Clear embossing powder and my heat tool I heat embossed it. Using Gansi Tambi watercolors from Kuretaki I painted the stems and flowers, choosing the colors in the Autumn Blessings mix.Using Distress Oxides in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio I completed the background.The next step was to add the sentiment which I did using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After the project was completely dry, I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the flowers. I used On Point Glue to add the sequins to my project.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today and will come back daily and see what my team mates have created for you. 

Sending Prayers

Welcome back to the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog!  I'm Jill and I've created an encouragement card for you using the Time to Blossom stamp set and new sequin mixes Cotton Candy and Chantilly Cream.  After all the recent tragedies, I felt the need to create this type of card.

Using Canson XL watercolor paper cut to ~3.5" square, I stamped the main floral image with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  I masked the image with some Molotow Art Masking Fluid, letting it dry.  I then water-colored the background stripes using Daniel Smith Mayan Blue Genuine watercolor in varying intensity.  When that was dry, I spattered flecks of about 4 different colors (I might have been a little heavy-handed here!).  Once dry, I removed the masking fluid and water-colored the floral image with several complementary Daniel Smith watercolors.  I also used a little clear Wink Of Stella on the light portions of the leaves and the tips of the flowers.  I then used a SSS Stitched Squares die on this p…

Grace's Little Note

Love and Laughter,


Hi crafters! Today I am sharing a watercolor card I made using "Grace's Little Note" stamp set.  I stamped the image on The Langton watercolor paper using Stazon ink in black.   This works great it doesn't smear.  I then used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I love the rich smooth texture of  these watercolors in comes in a pallet of  36 yummy colors.
The background paper is form Heartfelt Creations "Blushing Rose" collection the purple blended perfectly with the colors I used to color the gorgeous flowers. 
I used a die from Frantic Stamper "Stitched Rounded Rectangles" one of my fave's.  I then added a "forever" sentiment along with Frosted Cupcakes sequins from the Kennedy Grace Designs store. I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings on Your Special Day

Hello everyone!! Welcome to my inspiration post on the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog. I have used the newly released Friendship Blessings for my card today.


I took a piece of white cardstock of size 4.25" x 5.5" and drew a slight curve towards the lower part and cut it out. I stamped the flowers from the Friendship Blessings stamp set repeatedly along the lower and right border with Memento London Fog ink. I also stamped the sentiment "Blessings on your special day" from the same stamp set using the same grey ink. I colored the flowers using Copic markers - V09, V17, V15 and V12 for the flowers, Y38 and Y35 for the pollen, G99, YG67, YG63 and YG61 for the leaves. I adhered a panel of purple card stock on to a top folding A2 card base and then adhered the image panel on it by leaving a tiny margin at the top. I added Nuvo drops in Violet Galaxy color for some final touch.

How do you like this card? Do let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.

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Christmas Cards using KGC Stamps

Hi everyone, Heidi here! Today I woul like to show you these Christmas cards.  Now, maybe you’re thinking: “But KGC doesn’t carry Christmas stamps (yet)!“ That’s true, but today I’ll show you a way to create Christmas cards with their stamps nonetheless.
To get these cards started I stamped one of the flowers stamps from the Kennedy Grace Creations stamp set called “Grace’s Little Note“ three times onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and using my MISTI and clear heat embossing afterwards. I used two separate flowers from each stamp print and this way you can create two cards from three stamped flower images. I also stamped two candles from the Create a Smile stamp set called “With Candles and Glitter“ on the same paper in the same way. If you don’t have a candle stamp you can draw a candle yourself, find a candle image on line and use/trace that or when you would like to go a little mixed media, find candle images in, for example, magazines …

Bloom shaker

Hello my fellow crafters!  I hope you are enjoying a lovely fall day today!  I'm stopping by to share my latest project with all of you.  Today's card features the lovely Time to Blossom stamp set as well as the Honey Bee sequins.

I had an idea to make a shaker card since I hadn't made one in a really long time.  Then I proceeded to make it more complicated than it really was!  So to save you that headache, I'm going to just give the basics of what I did. I cut a circle out of Neenah Solar white cardstock, as well as cutting the same circle out of a transparency and a piece of vellum.  I lined the vellum up with the opening in the white cardstock, used my embossing buddy and carefully stamped the flower across both pieces of paper.  I then added clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I turned the vellum over to the back and colored it with Copic markers.  I then used the same markers on the stamped portions on the white cardstock.  The colors were Y11, 13, 17 19, YG …

October Mood Board

Hello, Rachel here today with my take on the October Mood board!

I immediately knew that I wanted that black to be my card base, but a black base is normally so dull. Then I remembered this leaf cover die that I have in my stash and thought it would be the perfect back drop for the gorgeous Splendid Roses stamp set!

I started by cutting out my background from basic black cardstock and then adhering it to the front of a white card base. I covered the back of another piece of white cardstock with double sided tape and then cut my cover die from it again. The tape made it just thick enough that the die cuts through the paper, but leaves the backing intact. It was then a simple matter to color my die cut leaves with my copics before popping out the small pieces and fitting them in like a puzzle with my card base. This was my background matches the greens that I used to color my floral with.
Next, I stamped my flowers on another piece of white cardstock and then colored them in with my co…

With Loving Kindness Card

Beverly Jordan here today with a card inspired by the October Mood board.


For today's card, I am using Kennedy Grace Creations Kindness Medley stamp set and Autumn Blessing Sequins Mix from our Fall 2017 releases.
First I stamped the flowers from the set and colored it in with my Copics in the following colors: YR04, Y35, YG06, YG13, V15, V17, C1, C3.  I chose colors that would match with this month's mood board!! So yummy!!
Other supplies include: Rectangle stitched dies, the curve die is from my stash as well. Embossing powder: American Crafts Brand Zing Metallic finish in Copper used with Versa Mark ink pad, and two way glue for the flower centers. Black cardstock and Neenah Bright White for papers. Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad for stamping the flowers themselves.
I hope you join us over on Kennedy Grace Creations all month long here on the Blog, to see more inspiration using the October 2017 Mood Board!
Love and Laughter,

October Mood Board with Christine and Beverly

Hi everyone!  It's Christine here today to share my card which was based on this month's Mood Board.  Here's some beautiful inspiration from this  month's Mood Board:
For my card today, I did a video tutorial showing how I mixed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to paint this beautiful floral image from Kennedy Grace Creations.  Here's my video:
To view on YouTube, click HERE

And here are some pictures of my card:








To create this card, I stamped the beautiful floral image from the Friendship Blessings Stamp Set from Kennedy Grace onto some Canson XL watercolor paper.  I then colored it with my Zig Markers (for the petals, I used Brown, Orange, and Yellow, for the greenery, I used Olive Green, and for the shadow around the image, I used Light Blue, and for the dirt at the bottom, I used Brown).   I then added some Lemon Sorbet Sequins from Kennedy Grace around the image panel.  I then adhered the panel to some design paper and then adhered the entire panel to a G…
Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here with you today!

 I want to share with you Kindness Medley: a new type of flowers. It is a stamp set from Kennedy Grace that is simply adorable because you can give different forms to the flowers and stamp them in different ways. Take a look at my card:


I was inspired to create this with the monthly mood board that is normally used on Kennedy Grace Blog. This offered me the colors of fall season and as you know the yellow flowers are my favorites so I started working on this project by stamping the flowers from the set Kindness Medley using in clear embossing ink or Versamark onto whisper white cardstock. I used my MISTI stamp positioner to help me get a nice crisp impression.


Next, I covered the entire stamped images with  Gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. To add a pop of color to these images I used my copic markers in green and yellow colors.  I used YR23, YR24, YR27, YG21, YG03 and YG17. This process takes a bit of time, but…

October Mood board

Hello there!  It's Cindy from In Love with PAPER back on the blog today.  We are having some fun with this great mood board:

I've used two great stamp sets:   Splendid Roses & Friendship Blessings and  Autumn Blessings sequins mix
If you'd like more details on my card please visit my blog.  
I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Cindy

October Mood Board with Marina

Hi! Marina is here and I'm going to share with you my new card inspired by the October Mood Board! I was really inspired by the bright and yummy colors of the Board and decided to use them with beutiful flower from the Just a Rose Stamps. First of all I stamped the flower with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the watercolor paper, then I colored stamped images with the combination of the liquid watercolors and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. When the panel was finished I adhered it to the kraft cardstock base and added some accents using Autumn Blessing sequins.




Love and Laughter,
Marina

Inspired by Sunflowers

Hi friends!  It's Brenda here with my first post as a KGD designer.  What do you think of the gorgeous mood board we've been sharing with you?  I love the cool, crisp weather and the beautiful show that nature puts on during this season.


Though my home is in Hawaii now, I grew up in Kansas and had to take the sunflower and the gorgeous colors as my inspiration. 

I used Beautiful Blooms - Sunflower for my feature image.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper with my MISTI using Smokey Grey VersaFine ink and the heat embossed it with clear powder.    I used Koi watercolors to color the image and ended up fussy cutting them both.  The lovely sentiment is from the set, it was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I stamped the sentiment on a panel with distress ink on the edges.  I added a few sequins, from the Autumn Blessings mix which you may have noticed in the new release.  
I'm hoping you will find some inspiration from the mood board and that you will share your creations …

Birthday blessings - October Mood Board

Hello!
It's Donna here, and I'm very excited to be joining the Kennedy Grace Creations family as a Design team member. It really has felt like a family right from the start, and it's a blessing to be a part of it.
Just briefly, I thought I'd tell you a little about myself.
I live in a beautiful rural part of Southern Australia, which is probably not the Australia that you imagine. The weather here is frequently cold, although summer can be incredibly hot, and bushfires are always a concern. For most of the year the scenery looks more like England than the rest of Australia.I love to garden, and spend a lot of my time growing food for our family. We have bees, chickens, sheep, vegetables and fruit trees, and a very full freezer!I am a teacher, teaching both music (piano) and Japanese from home.I am a Christian and love to be involved with our local church. You can often find me playing piano and singing in the services.I play the oboe.I have three children, aged in thei…