Welcome to the day 2 of the January release peeks with Kindred Stamps (affiliate links used; thank you!). Today, I created a collection of projects using One For Me. This set is great for Valentine's day and guy projects in general. I really enjoyed this set and decided to try watercoloring the images this month. Keep reading for news on an upcoming happy mail swap too!
I lightly inked the Circuits Stencil and Digital Noise Stencil over a black rolodex card (die cut from Jaded Blossom) and added flags cut from a scrap of Grunge Paper Pack and vellum using the Card Builder Basics Dies. To finish, I added the sentiment and armed agent with foam tape.
Next I created a heart shaped tag/ornament. The background was die cut from Grunge Paper Pack and reinforced with two layers of light weight chipboard. A loop of black seam binding was hot glued to the back with a final layer of thinner kraft paper to finish. For the front, I lightly inked a smaller vellum heart with the Circuits Stencil, layering the sentiment and dude atop.
For the card, I die cut a heart from an A2 cut panel (4.25" x 5.5") from Grunge Paper Pack, layering a different pattern behind cut the same size. I added the heart cut panel atop the bottom panel with foam adhesive. You could easily convert this card into a shaker, but I didn't want to make this one interactive. I lightly inked another vellum heart with Circuits Stencil and layered in the center of the heart, adding the sentiment banner attached to the top panel (leaving space between banner and vellum heart). The blue and red pills were added with black foam adhesive and finished by adding the trenched dude with foam tape as well.
My final project is a mini pocket letter featuring this dynamic duo. Love can be tough when you live in a dystopian society, but these guys try to find a way. For the sleeve, I chopped a 9-pocket collector's card sleeve along one row (leaving two) and cut panels from Grunge Paper Pack for the pockets that measure 2.5" x 3.5"--the same size as ATCs (or Artist Trading Cards). I distressed the edges of all 3 pieces. Next, I die cut a heart from a different sheet of grunge paper, layering as seen over the middle and right panels. The sentiment (thankfully) just fit the 2.5" width and was adhered atop the center panel. To added interest, I added vellum stars from Card Builder Basics Dies behind the dude on the left and girl on the right. A trio of deep purple Kindred Spirit Enamel Dots were added to the girl panel, pulling from the hints of purple found within the heart's pattern.
Keep an eye on my blog (and Kindred's blog) for a NEW swap announcement very soon! I will set up a person-to-person mini pocket letter swap through Elfster. This is a fun way to play with the ATC size and explore a different creative style. I think you will really enjoy playing! In fact, I've asked a trio of amazing Kindred fans to create samples for all of you as well, so there will be plenty of fun ideas and inspiration to get your creative wheels turning. xx
The entire Kindred Stamps January release will be available Friday, January 28 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!!
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