Monday, May 7, 2012

Krafty in color

Well it's back to work this morning, always much harder to do after a nice long vacation. I had this image colored and waiting for me on my desk from before we left, so I put it together today. Went with a lot of kraft cardstock, the image was stamped and colored with colored pencils on kraft, and also created a background pattern on kraft.

If any of you have tried to stamp on kraft cardstock with light colors, you know it's not the easiest thing to do. I haven't really found inks that show up well enough for my tastes, so I dug out my Adirondack paint dabbers. Those little sponge dabbers work really well for inking stamps, so I pulled out WMS's chevron background and stamped it in Cool Peri and Willow paint. That worked much better, as long as you clean the stamp immediately after stamping! I use an old toothbrush to really get into all the nooks and crannies so that NO paint remains. It will not come off later.

I then stamped a coordinating patterned paper with PTI's Beautiful Blooms II using colors from the same family of Adirondack inks. 

How about that pretty little vintage label sentiment, like it? I LOVE it! It's coming out this week with Lili of the Valley's new release. A whole pant load of sentiments for every occasion! I love the label shape so much, but LOTV, pleasepleaseplease give us a matching die?!! Maybe if enough of us bug them, they might consider it? (fingers crossed)
OR, if there is a digital cut file expert out there.... hint,

Well I'm off to work, time to see what a mess is waiting for me there...groan. Have a great day!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley 'Puppy Love' and Vintage Labels Occasions (May 9th)
Ink: Memento, Distress, Adirondack
Paper: PTI
Tools & Accessories: Flower dies from Papertrey Ink, wool felt (from stash), PTI button, satin ribbon, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares, Lyra colored pencils, OMS, Pan Pastels, Adirondack paint dabbers, Gelly Roll pen


  1. Amazing.....absolutely amazing.

  2. Love this card Katarina. You're so brave taking to your stamps with paint! But the effect is stunning. I love this LOTV stamp and the colours you've used are fabulous. The background you've painted is also wonderful, so effective. I must say though, the felt flower is the perfect finish to this beautiful card. A really beautiful bloom. What did you use for the die? Love it x

    1. I used the Beautiful Blooms die set from Papertrey Ink. Thank you for the kind words!

  3. Love your card! The coloring & painted background are fabulous. Definitely a wow card!


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