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Monday, May 20, 2019

Kindred Stamps - New May Release - Legendary



I am so excited to be able to share the new release from Kindred Stamps called Legendary!  

and...

I get to give one lucky fan who comments on my blog a $10 store credit to Kindred Stamps! In order to enter, tell me what are your favorite ways to use a stencil. I will draw a winner on May 28th after 8AM, make sure your email address is either in the comments, or attached to your comment (if you are logged into your Google account that works!)








Kindred Stamps' Legendary is a 3'x4" stamps set I know you will love!  I grew up playing video games and this card features a likeness of one of my favorite legendary heroes! This RPG stamps set inspired me to create an interactive pop up birthday card for my first project.  The front of this card is paper pieced to resemble a favorite handheld game console. The directional button is raise black card stock and the round buttons are purple gems.






When you hold both the left and the right side of the card  and gently pull, you will find our hero pops into action in the game console.  He is colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol markers and glued to the pop up mechanism.  This makes a great birthday card for the Legend in your life!



I have a tutorial on my YouTube Channel showing you how to make a wiper card. This is how our action hero is able to pop up.  I provided a few photos showing how I modified the technique allowing for the pop up action to happen in the middle of the card instead of at the top.




You can see the wiper mechanism has been glued in the bend just below the open game window,  This is important helping our hero to remain hidden when the card is closed


Finally, I checked the placement prior to sealing up the right side of the card.



My second project takes the same handheld game theme downsizing to a tag using the Legendary heroine in the stamps set.  She is colored with alcohol markers and added to the game.  Let me take you through the tutorial showing you how you can recreate this tag,





 Supplies
  • Kindred Stamps Legendary stamp set  
  • 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" of light grey cardstock
  • 3" x 5 1/2" purple cardstock
  • 2 1/4' x 2" dark grey cardstock
  • 1 5/8' square piece of subtle pixel printed paper
  • two 1/4' x 3/4' pieces of black cardstock
  • 1" x 1" piece of light grey cardstock to stamp and cut purple pixel heart
  • 2" x 3" piece of white cardstock to stamp color and cut out the heroine
  • 6' piece of ribbon
  • 8" of twine
  • two purple gems or buttons for button embellishment
Other useful items:  
adhesive, scissors, foam squares, hole punch, corner rounder, stamp blocks, paper trimmer



Cut all paper pieces and round only the corners show in the photos.  Stamp the heart with purple ink  on the 1" light grey cardstock and fussy cut it out.  Stamp the heroine on the 2" x 3" white cardstock with black ink to color and cut out.



Adhere the finished heroine to the printed paper and cut off the bottom of her dress that over laps the printed paper the even it out as shown below.  Next adhere the printed paper to the dark grey  2 1/4' x 2" card stock.   Add the purple pixel heart with a foam square. 



Stamp the "you have a piece of my heart" sentiment at the bottom of the 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of light grey cardstock, then add the black cross using foam and glue embellishment buttons as show



Using foam squares, add the heroine to the top part of the 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of light grey cardstock. Next glue the finished light grey piece to the center of the purple base. Making sure to line up the one rounded corner as shown.



Lastly punch a hole in the top of the purple tag and thread the ribbon through it.  Tie a double knot of twine around the ribbon.  Finish it off by tying bow with the remaining twine and trim the ends.



and you have your finished tag!  Careful this tag is so cute, she may steal a piece of your heart!





My third project features both our hero and legendary heroine.  The background stencil from Echo Park is called Geometric Heart,  It reminds me of a similar triangle style related to our hero. I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Garnet Red  over the stencil to creating the raised effect for the hearts on black card stock,  The black, white, and red stripes are made from layered card stock glued into place and highlighting the birthday sentiment.  The two action figures are colored with water color pencils. Game on!


I hope you have enjoyed these Legendary creations!  I look forward to seeing what you create when you pick up the Legendary stamp set from Kindred Stamps.  The release date is Friday, May 24.  Join us, the Kindred Stamp Fan Club, on Facebook to be inspired, learn about new and upcoming releases, and don't forget to share your cards and creations too! 


The entire Kindred Stamps May release will be available Friday, May 24th at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

Thanks for stopping by and craft on my friends! 
Jenn




61 comments:

  1. Don't forget to comment on your favorite way to use a stencil for a chance at the $10 Kindred Stamp Store Credit giveaway

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    1. I just love this set, I have lots of birthday cards I could use this one for!

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    2. Thanks for checking it out! I hope to see your creations with this stamp set posted on the Kindred Stamp Fan Club page on Facebook!

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  2. These projects are just fantastic! I love the video game theme and the way you paper pieces the handheld gaming device was awesome!

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    1. Thank you Jessica. Do you have a favorite use for stencils? I would love to include you in the $10 Kindred Stamps Store Credit drawing!

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  3. I really love your projects! So neat!! Reminds me of my childhood!

    Anyways, I love using stencils with ink blending. I would love to trying foiling with stencils though!

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    1. Hi Bri - thank you for visiting. I have not tried any foiling and stenciling, but it sound pretty cool. Please share if you get a chance to try it out!

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  4. OMG! These are amazing! I love your creation with this set!!! I like using stencils with Distress Oxides but I just bought glitter paste to try with them! Thank you for the chance!

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    1. Hi Meghan - Glad you stopped by and thank you for your comments! Glitter paste is fun. When you apply it, try not to smooth it over too much. It may seep under the stencil, unless you are using a low tack adhesive spray. I have Pixie Spray on the way to try out.

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  5. Wow! This is so neat! My favorite way to use stencils is in my bujo with watercolor pencils.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Bujo is a planner/Journal, Yes?

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  6. I love your project! My favorite way to use stencils is in my bujo with watercolor pencils.

    (Sorry if I posted this twice)

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    1. Hi Robin - LOL Thank you for following! Glad you enjoyed the post. Bujo is a planner/journal, yes? You may want to check out the Kindred Stamps FB page and Blog. There is a design team call for Planner and Journal design!

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  7. I absolutely love the retro handheld recreations! Thanks for the directions as this will be amazing for my almost 8 yr olds birthday. I love to use stencils to help create dimension or create a background. I usually will use distress oxides or dylusions ink sprays with my stencils.

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    1. Thank you Holly! Please share a photo of your 8yr old with the birthday card. I would love to see your creation!

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  8. I've simply used a taped stencil and cired pencils, but I see a comme t or two that have used watercolor ... never wven thought of that

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    1. Hi Kellylee. Thanks for stopping by! I have tried stencils with the powered water color pigments, but not straight out water colors yet, I am anxious to give it a go.

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  9. I love using glitter texture paste with my stencils to create glitter backgrounds on cards and tags!!

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    1. Hi Janet, Lots of awesome possibilities with paste and glitter. Great idea!

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  10. I love love using my stencils by brushing my favorite colors (purple & pink natch) with distress oxides and depending on the card using my water spray for fun new color mixups!!

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    1. Hello Lululand, I bet they are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Great cards, I love the wiper card especially.

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    1. Hi Emma, So glad you like it. I have two videos on my YouTube Channel showing the wiper card at the top and in the inside of the card. Hope you get to try it out! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I love these cards. I li,ke to use stencils to make a cool background.
    Pandora7974@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Michele. I love making my own backgrounds too. It is a wonderful use of stencils! Glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tara! Glad you enjoyed the blog!

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  14. I like the way you used the big ribbon tied with the thin string.
    I am a big user of distress inks with my stencils.

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    1. I am right there with you Margie! I am loving the options with distress inks too! Thanks you for checking out my blog!

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  15. These cards are fantastic!!! WOW!!! Just wow!!!

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  16. I love using stencils over distress crayons, and wiping the crayon away with a baby wipe, leaving a faded image under the stancil.
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    1. I have not used distressed crayons yet. It sounds like an amazing technique! Thank you for sharing and visiting Crystal!

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  17. I tried to use a stencil 2 years ago with an ink pad and it was an epic failure! I know how to work the ink pads now so I will have to try again soon because I’m really enjoying your cards. The handheld game Sends me back... way back! Lol!

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    1. nromo - Thank you! It took me a while to figure out stencils, so you are not alone! It is all learning by doing and there ar new tools coming out all the time. I am thankful for daubers!!

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  18. I honestly don't use stencils very often but have gotten lots of tips from these comments. I think I'm going to have to start using them more to make some awesome background with distressed inks. Wicked cards!! danielle200543@hotmail.com

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    1. You are so kind Danielle, thank you! I am getting some great tips too! Always learning, right?

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  19. How awesome is this!!!!! What fantastic cards!! 😁😁

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Ashlee. I am so glad you enjoyed the projects!

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  20. I've only made a few stencils (Viewmaster), but I think I need to make this one!

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    1. Thanks Lynne, Incidentally, I still have my old Viewmaster and film wheels. Fun times. :)

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  21. I love these ideas and Thankyou for instructions on the game console. I have only just started experimenting with stencils with ink blended through , but I also like to use them on a gelli plate to create backgrounds.

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    1. Thank you Theresa. Please let me know if you have any questions about the instructions. I am a visual person and I try to to give visual information to help.

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  22. I just love all your cards, they are just incredible! My favorite way to use stencils is with distress oxide inks and making a multicoloured background on my cards.

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    1. Thanks for visiting KariL. Distress oxides are my current favorite too. I love the way they blend so beautifully!

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  23. You are so talented. Love seeing what you can do with paper!

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    1. June thank you! You are an inspiration to me. I see your style as fearless! Keep creating my friend!

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  24. I must admit that I was unfamiliar with this fandom, but I got the basic idea from your cards -- which are very clever, BTW!

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    1. Thanks Lois, you made me smile :) So glad you stopped by!

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  25. Awesome cards! Such great inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words abhoneyab!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the blog Chris. Thanks for visiting!

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  27. So, so creative! Great job!

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    1. very kind of you to say so Ann. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  28. Your projects are so amazing thank you for providing the measurements of everything!

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  29. Love these cards and that stamp set. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win

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    1. Thank you Suz! What is your favorite way to use a stencil?

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  30. Fantastic my grown boys would flip for this!
    Stencils- I love to use them for visual interest especially in monochromatic looks.

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    1. Olas, thank you so much! I hope you try out the tutorial!

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