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Happy Birthday Son!

Hello Crafters

What have you been upto recently? As promised I have returned to show you the card I made for my sons birthday, can’t believe my youngest is 33 already….where did that go!!!!

Son's birthday 2016 (1)
Kim Styles Cards

I was bored with the usual things, so I stood looking at the dies to see which caught my eye, and I spotted an old favourite and thought, “haven’t used this for a while”, so out it came for an airing. I love these Spellbinders feathers and they are so versatile in that you can colour and stamp them to make them your own and the deep embossing is still visible. I used the twisted citron, tumbled glass, chipped shappire and cracked pistachio distress inks and loved the colour combo. I used John Bloodworth stamps for the spots on the feathers with picket fence distress ink and tuxedo black memento. Using the same distress ink colours, I stamped a background with Gorgeous Grunge Stampin’ Up stamps. I used some scrap off cuts for the fishtail banners and stamped with Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings and the ‘son’ stamp is no longer available as Waltzingmouse Stamps has now closed (Such a pity). I glittered the ‘Son’ with Lime Green stickles.

The inside I used the same distress inks and made some smaller feathers, and the greeting is Phil Martin Decadent Damask. The tags are by Die-namics Stitched Tags. The background stamps are all Gorgeous Grunge and John Bloodworth.

So there you have it folks.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Kim x

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Happy Skateboarder!

Hello Crafters

Hope you are surviving this stormy weather today! I thought we needed to have a splash of colour and fun to cheer us all up, so I am sharing my little skateboarder friend. Kim Style's Cards

I was looking to make a card for my other half’s Grandson, and I didn’t want to do the usual cars, bike’s etc, so I had a browse around a few of my favourite web sites and saw this little fella in Visible Image.

I knew straight away he was just what I wanted. He comes in a pack with stars, a grungy pattern and the words Awesome Dude! I coloured him using Spectrum Noir Pens.

Absolutely brilliant for those early junior school years right up to teenager, and beyond in some circumstances! I wanted to put him in a setting to round off the picture, so I drew in the gravel and added a shadow to ‘ground’ him.Woodware Graffiti I am still building my stamp collection and haven’t got many backgrounds for this type of scene. I could have drawn and coloured a wall, but when I finished him he felt complete.

I made the coloured paper behind using a brayer and Kaleidacolor ‘Blue Breeze’ ink pad. I then found these brilliant Woodware Graffiti stamps at Craftplus. It is difficult to see the words behind the main picture, but they are brilliant as you can just leave them outlined or colour them as you want. They really helped finish off the card. As you can see in the picture you could do a multitude of things with these so it makes perfect sense to buy them, as I am sure it will be one of those sets that gets used over and over. You could colour and cut out and mount as a main title, and I think these would make a brilliant book mark too….sounds like another project to me!

Inside I used the stamps again to complete the look and overall it’s turned out a ‘right treat’ as some would say. Kim Style's Cards   Anyway, it’s getting late and it’s time to finish up a few things, before it’s bed time.

Sweet dreams


Kim x