2018 Topic 7: Kraft Card
So just how does Anneke make this tiled background in the centre card?? Well you will have to read on to find out! It wasn't what I imagined -she is too clever for words! Enjoy! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Anneke here today, and I'd like to share with you a set of cards I made for the current 'Kraft Card' topic. I have a love-hate relationship with kraft card. I created cards on a kraft background before but I'm usually preferring a more grayish kraft. I love using bright colors on my projects and in the past I was convinced those colors don't work on a brown surface. For today's cards I used the new Dina Wakley Media kraft cardstock by Ranger and that paper is deep brown. Quite a challenge I thought... but during the process of making these cards I discovered it's perfectly possible to end up with colorful cards using that very brown kraft card. I'll show you how.
As usual I've chosen the colors before starting my project. This time I went for pink, orange and green.
In my opinion white works very well on kraft so I decided to put some white paint on the kraft card bases to start with. Later on this will help the colors pop more as well. I used 3 quick and easy techniques to add white accents to a kraft card before stamping on it. I scraped some paint to the card on the right using a plastic card. On the card in the middle I used the edges of the plastic card to create stripes.
Here I worked with a homemade stamp. I've cut a 2,5 x 2,5 cm square out of a carving block and used this simple homemade stamp to create a pattern.
For this challenge I worked with some of the latest but also a few of the older JOFY stamp sets. I love how the stamps from the different sets go together so easily! On the first card I combined stamps from JOFY 60, JOFY 09 and JOFY 45.
I stamped the flowers, greenery and text straight to the background. The white paint made the surface a bit bumpy, that's the reason I used my MISTI stamping tool. This allowed me to restamp if necessary. I left both card and stamp in place while coloring the greenery, then overstamped the print after drying. On the left you see an overstamped print. With the help of the MISTI (or similar stamping tool) you can easily paint with an opaque paint without loosing any detail of the stamp, a great advantage in my believe.
During the month of March I joined a gel printing challenge on Instagram. This left me with a bunch of colorful gel prints ready on my desk. I've chosen to stamp the flower heads on a pink/orange print. I did the letters of the word "big" the same way. A quick and easy way to add color to a project!
Here I used stamps from the JOFY 60, JOFY 63 and JOFY MINI 62 stamp sets.
I love the versatility of this small JOFY stamp! I'll use this one often on future projects.
On this card I first added some white stamping using a script stamp from the JOFY 63 set, love the outcome!
I attached a strip of Jane Davenport washi tape to a scrap of white paper and punched small squares out of that paper. I used those tiny squares to embellish the cards.
For the final card I used stamps from the JOFY 60 and JOFY 63 set. The small circles on the top left corner are from the JOFY 45 set.
I was surprised I was able to create cards that fit seamlessly with my style using the deep brown cardstock. But I have to admit the beautiful JOFY stamps did help a lot!!!
I hope I could convince you it's perfectly possible to make other than vintage cards using kraft cardstock. Just start by adding some white paint and then pick a few bright colors. The beautiful JOFY or other PaperArtsy stamps will do the rest!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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