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Kre8tors Blog Hop - April 2020 - Spring

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique


ANYTHING SPRING is what you will see during this month's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  Many of us have been busy creating projects for our friends and loved ones during this wonderful time of year as we are all in #stayhome #stayhealthy modes so I am sure you will get your creativity boosted from this talented bunch of Kre8tors.  Relax and enjoy a cuppa while you gather some inspiration as you peruse along the hop!

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

Happy Easter, y'all!  I hope that you are enjoying this amazing day as much as possible.  Today's cards are inspirations from Easters long ago when I would stand up as the chords of the Hallelujah Chorus began while the sun would brighten as it streamed through the stained glass windows.  I still get the warm fuzzies to this day just thinking about it!

Kindness happened on that day long ago when the tomb was empty.   What a relief to know that He had risen!  Praise God!

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

The Stained Glass technique is one that I have been wanting to try for quite some time.  Thanks to the inspiration of Jennifer McGuire, the technique was a bit simpler than I imagined.  It is definitely a technique to do with multiples due to the process of multiple die cuts and the dry time.  There are so many dies that would be perfect for this technique... so be sure to browse through your stash or better yet, order some that you "must have" now like this one!  

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

Smoothly adhere a Full Sheet Adhesive Sheet (retired) to pieces of Whisper White cardstock (approx. 5" x 6").  Die cut the image three to four times being sure to run it through the die cutting machine three times each allowing for the adhesive to be cleanly cut.  Adhere one die cut to a  4" x 5-1/4" card layer and watercolor with a damp Aqua Painter.  Adhere the remaining two die cuts together. and stacked over the colored image.  Completely fill each section with glue and set aside to dry completely.  Once dry adhere to this card layer to a 4-1/16" x 5-5/16" Whisper White layer with liquid glue.  Adhere to a cardbase color of your choice. 

COLOR TIP #1:  Before the glue was added and after it was added the roses appeared true to Melon Mambo...  once the glue dried, the color was more of a carnation pink.... closer in tone to Flirty Flamingo.  Flirty Flamingo was the color used in the center of the Daffodil Delight flowers.  

COLOR TIP #2:  Both cards were watercolored with a damp Aqua Painter using the exact same colors...  one was watercolored once while the other was watercolored twice.

GLUE TIP:  Shimmery Crystal Effects was mixed with Fine Tip Glue (FTG) on the roses for the Easter card.  FTG was definitely easier to use and was used for the remainder of both cards.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

The Abstract Impressions sentiment was off stamped in Granny Apple Green.  Pearls were added as a finishing touch.  The Fable Friends and Easter Promise sentiments were stamped in Flirty Flamingo.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechniqueBy Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

The inside is just as important as the card front!  
So enjoy selecting the perfect stamped images to compliment the card front.
And stamp the envelopes, too!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself busy making some Spring cards with this amazing technique.  Now, hop along with me to see more Spring inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you.  Clicking the “next” button will take you to Kirsteen’s blog, and there is also a name list to follow.
We love reading your comments.
Have a blessed day!
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By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Springtime Impressions Dies with the Abstract Impressions, Fable Friends and Easter Promise stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #springtimeimpressionsdies #abstractimpressionsstampset #fablefriendsstampset #easterpromisestampset #naturesinkspirations #watercoloring  #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #eastercards #spring #kre8torsbloghop #stainedglasstechnique

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About the May Kit
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A Kit In Color
  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8" (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Four NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.)

                                                   

In the current Annual and Mini Catalogs, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) as you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    

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34 comments

  1. Absolutely Gorgeous Angie!! I will have to try this. The results are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! Cannot wait to see what you create using this amazing technique. xx

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  2. pretty card - very spring! thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a beautiful card and great technique, tfs x

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  4. Striking card Angie. I love it and the colour choice is lovely. Thanks for the instructions. x

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! Can't wait to see what you create using this amazing technique. x

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  5. Such a pretty card, stunning, thanks for sharing

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  6. Gorgeous! What a fun technique, love the stained glass! Will have to give it a try!! Thanks for joining us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! Can't wait to see what you kre8te! Always a pleasure to hop along with you. :)

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  7. Your stained glass technique is gorgeous! Love it!

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  8. Lovely colors with the aquapainters, I love your cards!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the details on this technique! I am going to give it a try!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you create, Tracie. :)

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  10. A technique I havent tried but will now

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    1. So glad to inspire you, Sue. Looking forward to seeing what you create. :)

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  11. Amazing card designs. Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. WOW That is a technique I must try <3 Cheers Shaz

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see what you create, Shaz! :)

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  13. Pretty cards with an unusual technique!! It is always fun to see something different!

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  14. This is so beautiful and i like the stained glass effect!

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    1. Thank you so much! Have fun seeing what you can create with the same technique. :)

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