Feb 15, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop the Kraft Way

Hello all you crafty peeps out there! Misty here with a quick tip to make your brightly colored cards shine! Sometimes all it takes is changing up your base color. So, instead of using white or black or our other go to's we can choose something like Kraft paper for our background.
Kraft is a great neutral base and when you emboss in white on it it just takes it to another level.
I used this technique in all of the following cards..even my Zombie Nesting Dolls card :)

I am seriously in love with the stamps from this months release. I swear Color Wheel was made for me!!
Carefully filling in the Color Wheel image with alcohol markers brings brightness and interest to the card.

I thought using this technique to make a group of dolls from the Nesting set would look sweet, but...
when I finished this card I took one look at it and I jokingly told Nicole that these Nesting dolls reminded me of a pack of Zombies saying, "You're The Best...We want your brains!" 
Still, the colors pop like magic! :)

And finally I used the paint chip image from Color Wheel, embossed in white, and cut out the "windows" from it. I colored the strip underneath and added a Teresa Collins transparency sheet over the top for a bit of graphic flair.

Hope, you've enjoyed this little foray into the wildly fabulous world of Kraft paper. When used with your stamps it can really give your project a fun new look.

Color Wheel

Couple reminders.....

The coupon code from the release is good through tonight only so grab up those sets now...Here is the code from yesterday...

 Head over to the *shop* and pick up your favorites (shhh. a little bonus for those of you reading - use coupon code NR13 for 20% off your total stamp purchase)

By The Way.....
It's that time when we start looking for March guest designers... if you'd like to be considered please comment below with your blog address, your name, and your location.


Head over to the shop to get the latest stuff!

Also - you have until Sunday to enter to win the 8 new sets - head to the release day posts for more info...

(day one) HERE and (day two) HERE 

Thanks for dropping in today! 
Happy Friday - Happy Stamping!

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  1. the colors absolutely pop!! WOW!!!!!! i so wish i could color!! lol!! the white embossing on kraft is effeminately a fantastic look!! i can't pick a favorite card!! they're all so wonderful!! (even the zombie nesting dolls card - who knew?! :P)

  2. Seriously, GORGEOUS!!!!! That color wheel stamp set is calling my name!!!! Off to order! :)

  3. Totally gorgeous! Wow! Loving the coloring on kraft!

  4. The colors are amazing! I'm going to have to figure out how you did that!!!

  5. I LOVE these cards! Embossing, coloring...anything on kraft is just so pretty...love your creations. Amazing designs Misty!

  6. Oh your nesting dolls are sweet, even if they do have white lips and eyelashes! Definitely not Walking Dead extras.

  7. Wow! These are amazing. Makes me want to get some white ink and embossing powder :)

  8. I SOOO love the color wheel and how you created such fabulously vibrant colors against a neutral background! LOVE IT!

  9. Love the look of white on kraft!

  10. This is my very fave release too~! Already bought one of the sets, can't wait till it arrives :) Your cards are stunning, you've reminded me how much I LOVE the look of white on kraft! And the rainbow of colors just really ties it up beautifully :)

  11. I love that color wheel stamp! Love what you did with it. I see something about being a guest designer in March. I'm going to try to find the post about that. I would LOVE the opportunity. I came here from your GIU posts.

  12. Beautiful cards. I love the colors. And I would love to be a gust. AJ Scrpabooking & Cards, An'Jenic Gibson, www.anjenicgibson.blogspot.com, I'm in MS but live in WA.

    Thanks for the chance & TFS AJ-

  13. Misty your cards are always so amazing..totally love all the fun color...