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Friday, 17 January 2014

Kristina Werner Inspired Card #1

So, I am trying to blog more, and so here goes!

This project is one that was inspired by a lady whose youtube videos I watch religiously. Namely, Kristina Werner. You can find her blog here and her youtube channel here.

 I am not the only person who appreciates her work and the very talented Ali and I decided we'd challenge ourselves to select one of her projects and do our own takes on it.

So, Ali chose the first project that we'd attempt and here is the video of the project that she chose, and here is the blog post.

I decided to make birthday cards based on her design and to make a masculine and feminine version of it.

The first design was the feminine version, using the First Edition Spring Feast paper pad. These papers are perfect for girlie cards!

Having chosen the papers I wanted to use, I die cut a number of banners from them using a die from the Sizzix Banners #2 Framelits die set. Using an old XCut daisy punch, I punched a daisy from some of the banners, leaving a couple of the banners plain.

Each of the banner shapes were edged using ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink.

Two more panels of patterned papers were chosen and matted onto each other. The sentiment, from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set, was stamped onto the smaller panel using the Chestnut Roan ink. A design was also pierced in two of the cornes using the Stampin' Up! Mat pack.

A thin line of Aleene's Tacky glue was run across the two panels and a length of green embroidery thread was run along it. Once dried, the ends were trimmed and the panel attached to the card blank. The banners, each trimmed to fit the panel so as not to obscure the sentiment, were then 3d mounted along the thread, and a brown Kort & Godt faux pearl was added in three corners of the smaller panel.

For the inside of the card, a panel of writing paper was matted onto a panel of matching patterned paper and adhered to the left hand side of the card. Using another of the banner dies from the Banners #2 die set and the Sentiment Sampler stamp set, the sentiment panel was stamped using the Chestnut Roan ink and placed to the right of the panel. A selection of the daisy punchouts from the banners on the front of the card were then placed around the sentiment panel.

The masculine card was made in a similar fashion, using the DCWV Retro Prints paper pad.

The smaller panel on the front of the card was this time created from white card and run through the Cuttlebug Basket Weave embossing folder. A large blue brad from Papermania was added in the top right corner. Stars were punched from the banners using a small punch I got in Tescos many years ago!

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of the striped paper using Memento Bahama Blue dye ink and a fishtail banner was handcut at the end.

The inside of the card was created in much the same way as the feminine card, using the star punch outs around the sentiment. The sentiment was stamped onto the patterned paper using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Stampendous Detail Opaque White embossing powder.

I'm liking this idea of choosing a card and making your own version of it.

You can see Ali's versions of the card here.

It's my turn to choose the next card to be inspired by, so I'm off now to choose one.


alifrew said...

Aaarrrggghhh, these are just gorgeous!!! I love the brown and blue one, beautiful colours. You blog in such divine detail as well, with all your links. I need to sort myself and be more proficient. I just ramble. Can't wait for the next challenge ;-)

Kathleen said...

I tend to use my blog as a reference for myself so I include the information I might want or need in the future on it.

I also include the information that, when not included in other people's blogs, annoys me! What paper, stamps, inks have been used, where can I see the card you're referring to etc!

Kathleen Mc xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow two super cards kathleen and as ali says love your detail ... well done ... I love those little banners ... have not seen a card on your blog for a while so glad you are "back" lol ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sandra H said...

Wow they are just so flippin gorgeous your so talented xx said...

Gorgeous Kathleen both of them will have to check youtube out and see what I can find. Love Alison xx

Teresa said...

Stunning cards Kathleen and it's so nice to see you back in blog land.
When I clicked on comment I had a pop up come on my computer I don't know why that's the first one in ages.
Hugs Teresa
P.S. Look out for postie x

katy said...

Hello Kathleen, how are you lovely lady ? LOVE your cards here, the fonts on the PS sampler sets are great aren't they? Thank you for saying hi earlier on my neglected blog :) Catch up soon, Katy x

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