Saturday 21 April 2018

2018 #7 Kraft card: A Butterfly Floats with EAB {by Wanda Hentges}

2018 Topic 7: Kraft Card

Ohhhh I've just been demoing here in Paris with Hot Pick stamps all day! I LOVE this collection, it will never date. These stamps have so many details that I know i will be revisting for years to come! Gorgeous ideas from Wanda to see in this post!

Hi everyone, it's Wanda Hentges with you today, and I'd like to share with you a card using both Kraft Card and Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper.

I do love making cards!!  I enjoy canvases, art journals, altered pieces, atcs, etc, etc. but have always loved cards.  And they are wonderful to give away hopefully putting a smile on someone's face.

This whole card is built around the quote I used from the Eclectica {Alison Bomber} Collection (EAB06).  Alison has such wonderful quotes in her stamp sets!!!  I've paired it up with a stamp from Hot Picks 1301 (HP1301EZ).

Besides Kraft Card I've also used Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper.  This is such a fun paper to use in projects and I love how it looks after crumpling!!

I wanted the butterfly to have color and dimension but not completely cover the Kraft.  I took a piece of Kraft Card large enough for the butterfly and painted Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Coral) onto it with a fan brush working from the center outward.  Using a Stamp Platform, I stamped the whole image onto Kraft with Archival Ink Jet Black.  I then added my painted card where the butterfly was and stamped again.  To make the black darker on the butterfly I stamped it multiple times, dried it, cut it out, and colored the cut edges with a Wink of Stella Pen (Gl. Black) to give a little sparkle and a finished edge. 

This Tim Holtz stencil makes me think of willow leaves so it also went well with the quote.  I mixed just a couple drops of Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Hyde Park) into some Ranger Texture Paste (Transparent Gloss) and stenciled it onto a piece of Kraft Card.  Once it was completely dry, I trimmed it and inked the edges with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).

Splattering with the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush to add a bit of color to the folded card base - Fresco Chalk Acrylics (Green Patina, Hyde Park, Coral).  Edges are inked with Vintage Photo.

All the pieces.  The quote from Alison Bomber (EAB06)...

... is stamped with VersaMark and embossed with detail white powder, torn out, and the edges inked with Vintage Photo.  The main panel also has torn edges and they were then embossed in white and inked with Vintage Photo.  A White Colored Pencil brought out the flowers in that wonderful collage stamp.   

I really had a good time creating with Kraft Card.   It is not my go-to color and can be a bit challenging.  I enjoyed making all the layers and working everything together!!  I hope you can get out your Kraft Card and create something for this challenge!!!  If you do, link it up and I'll be along to take a look. 

Hugs, Wanda

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Helen said...

you really can't beat Hot Picks! Gorgeous, Wanda!!

geezercrafter said...

Love the colours you have used with the Kraft card. Fab layers, love the Hot Picks stamp!!

Words and Pictures said...

How gorgeous that butterfly looks against the kraft, and the white edging you've given the torn panel echoes the embossed quote so beautifully. A perfect pairing of words and pictures!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous! I have a weakness for the Hot picks too!

Artmadnana said...

Gosh Wanda, these different layers are fabulous. I love the splattered layer! Wonderful stamping too.

SewPaperPaint said...

OK, first of all I HAVE to have this stamp set! Oh my gosh! And second, look at that amazing painty splatter! I need to do this to some comfy old jeans. I'm loving this amazing card Wanda! Hugs, Autumn

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh this is so beautiful and feminine, Wanda!

Lucy x

Chris said...

A fabulous card Wanda and such a beautiful use of the stamps and colours on the Kraft, I love it all! :-)