Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crafting with Kraft at Gingersnap Creations

The new color challenge over at Gingersnap Creations is KRAFT!  I've been using kraft more and more lately.  I particularly love juxtaposing kraft with the "finer" things in crafting, like rhinestones and silk - the combo of "pretty" and "rustic" just floats my boat, LOL!  For this card, I white-embossed a bunch of images around the perimeter of a kraft card base.  On top, I layered a bird image (Artistic Outpost) on top of old text and robin's egg blue paper.  For the background of the image, I tried out my new Glimmer mist colors (a combo of greens, blues, and pinks), so it has a shimmery effect in real life.  I finished off the layers with a little silk ribbon, some teensy rhinestones, and a swirly paper-punched border.

If you like crafting with kraft, there are a bunch of fabulous examples over on the blog, so you'll want to check them out. For all you scrapbookers...there are some great scrapbook layouts on kraft, too..... :)

19 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful...love te collours.

Hugs,Willy

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh be still my heart, This is Gorgeous! Robins egg blue and brown one of my favs and you know I Love the images! Awesome Job Jean!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Jean--the robin is wonderful! Love every detail--just perfect!

Hope your day is lovely in every way!

Linda Robinson said...

This is Beautiful. And it sounds like it was alot of fun to make!
I have never tried the white embossing. It looks great on your card. and your Robin stamp is so cute! LOVE IT!

Hope you have a great day!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...you have made me WANT this stamp set! I love this whole creation!

stampdiva said...

Another more than beautiful card using a bird stamp. Must go and have a look at Gingersnap's Blog. Lynne M x

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the Robin with the craft and rhinestones. That border punch is perfect for the bottom too. :)

the gypsy magpie said...

You're right... the kraft with the silk and rhinestones? Fabulous. The white embossing is so very pretty- so is the bird image (what is it about birds that we so love???). I love the whole thing! I'm thinking I ought to be your penpal and get all those beautiful cards to look at in person! ;-)

2amscrapper said...

Just beautiful--I love the techniques you chose for this project.

Katy said...

Beautiful as always - I love your work so much!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

sOOO SOO pretty! I can see both LOVE paper! Cherry

craftytrog said...

Your card is stunning Jean! Such a lovely combination of colours! Just had a little wander through your blog - so much inspiration!

Shar said...

Gorgeous! I love the touch of blue. Your bird is amazing!

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful piece, Jean! I love the look of white on craft and the Glimmer Mist background for the robin is terrific!

Dawn said...

I Love using Kreadt colour I like tp put pinks greens & blues with it you have a lovley card here and I think the stamped image is wonderful! I will have to find a UK stockest of A.O I am sure I have seen some some where. The swirls looks great!

Love Dawn xx

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

OK, so I'm trying to whip through all the blog posts I've missed for the last few weeks quickly, but of course I HAD to stop on this one....it was calling MY name!! Love it! Really pretty card! Enjoy your weekend!

Ali Manning said...

Simply gorgeous, Jean! I agree with you that adding delicate details to the kraft is so elegant - just like all of your work!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

just gorgeous-love the colors.
Have a great day.
Hugs
Marie