Sunday, 22 April 2018

2018 #7 Kraft card: Trio of Cards with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 7: Kraft Card


Miriam is so good at showing us variations of ideas, and she nails it tonight. 3 cards with totally different effects using the same image is super-interesting! I hope you enjoy it too! ~ Leandra


Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a trio of cards that I made using Kraft card.

I started off with the intention of creating one card but I started getting excited to try different things and ended up creating three.  What I loved was how all three cards looked different and yet they all were made using Kraft card and the same stamps.  It was almost as if the Kraft card took on different properties when used with different materials.



My favourite card was the one that I used white ink and embossing on.



I loved how the white ink looked on the Kraft card.  I have a collection of white inks that work differently on different materials.  For Kraft card I found that VersaMagic worked the best.



I loved how the vellum and burlap created a soft and natural look.  The white embossing really made the stamp from ESN25 'pop' and I loved the detail that it showed.




For this card I used Distress Oxides. I love how they looked on the Kraft card. 


I kept this card simple using the Oxides and a white gel pen.  Again, I used the feather stamp from ESN25 but also the postage stamp from ESN24, which was used around the edges.  



I thought this would make a great one layer card.



For my final card I wanted to see how the new Emerald Creek Seth Apter Baked Textures would look on Kraft card.


This really excited me.  I stamped the script from ESN04 and used the Vintage Beeswax Baked Textures powder.  When I melted this I was almost giddy with excitement - I just loved how this looked on the Kraft card.



For the main image I used Patina Oxide Baked Textures.  I didn't quite stamp the full image but I was fine with this - it looked amazing - the effect was truly fabulous - I love these textures!!  The pop of gold, along with the patina really work well with the Kraft card.



I really had great fun creating these and I had to stop myself.  I so loved trying different materials with the Kraft card. I loved the softness with vellum but also how different it reacted with the Distress Oxides.  

I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go yourself and see what effects you can create using Kraft card.  

Thank you for joining me this evening.  Pop over to my blog to have a look at how these cards were created..

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11 comments:

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful cards, Miriam!!!!

Helen said...

Fantastic, Miriam - I especially love the embossed white one, too!

Craftyfield said...

I love all 3 Miriam! The Baked textures look amazing too, I need to add them to my stash...

Bryan Evans said...

Love all of your cards Miriam. They are all very inspirational.

butterfly said...

What fabulous cards, Miriam. Brilliant use of the stamps, and the kraft looks great layered with the other materials.
Alison x

Nikki Acton said...

Great job Miriam... Love the layering and the different effects... They all look fabulous xx

Seth said...

Beautiful Miriam. And I love that stamp!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wonderful cards Miriam! they all look fabulous x

Hazel Agnew said...

I love how you have interpreted these in three refreshing ways Miriam. Gorgeous! Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous, Miriam, i love the use of the hessian,

Lucy x

Chris said...

Fantastic cards Miriam, I love how you used the stamps and your layers! :-)

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