Friday 27 April 2018

2018 Topic #7 Kraft card: Crumpled Kraft Collage Cards with EEA {by Autumn Clark}

2018 Topic 7: Kraft Card

Oh me oh my, these cards are gorgeous. I love the Vintage touch and there are so many gorgeous details. They look simple, but ohhhh nooo, check out the embossing powders, the die cuts, the coordinated splatter, lots of fun all pulled together so beautifully!! Thanks Autumn! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark with you today to share a couple of grungy dimensional cards.  

I was thrilled to create for the Kraft Card Topic because kraft paper is one of my great loves.  From brown paper packages tied up with strings to corrugated cardboard, I simply adore the color and texture of kraft!

I have been itching to make some crumpled kraft paper backgrounds, complete with rips and stitches.  I knew the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Everything Art} Collection (EEA06) stamps would be perfect.

After stitching my crumpled kraft down, I started making some paper to help build my layers.  I dipped kraft card into Distress Oxides for my blue backgrounds.  I overstamped one of my all time favorite stamps from PaperArtsy Eclectics³ {Seth Apter} Collection (ESA08) in Distress Oxide over my puddled colors. 

I made some more "vintage book" paper with Distress Inks and stamped the photo strip in Tree Branch Archival for a vintage look.  I colored my die cuts with very watered down Royal Blood Infusions.

I embossed the number stamps in black and added an embossed die cut, some basket filler and half of a handmade flower to each card.  I thought the found relatives worked well with the photo strip stamp.  

I'm thankful to be building my birthday card stash with these two!  Of course, I would have loved to have finished them off with a sentiment from the Alison Bomber collection, but I have a little more collecting to do stampwise.  ;0

So what stamps have your crafty heart a fluttering these days?  I hope these images have inspired you and you are encouraged to get to "krafting".  

Happy stamping, Autumn

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Anneke said...

Lots of awesome details, beautiful cards!

Helen said...

Fabulous projects!

Art By Wanda said...

These are gorgeous cards, Autumn!!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous, Autumn, wonderful composition,

Lucy x

Susan Battensby said...

These are gorgeous. The Kraft card and the shades of blue you have chosen go together so well.

sarascloset said...

My heart hasn't fluttered like this in a long while! BEAUTIFUL layers!!! I agree those found relatives play well with the photo strip stamp. I am so happy to see these close ups. It wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit if you were to put Jan. 17 on one of these in your stash. :) Hugs!

Monika Gulyas said...

Wonderful cards, Autumn!!! I love your crumpled kraft paper, the spatters, the layers, the whole design... xx

Redanne said...

Stunning cards Autumn, the crumpled Kraft looks amazing, your layering, as always is superb and the found relatives fit in beautifully! Hugs, Anne xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I could stare at these for hours Autumn. So beautiful and of course....crumplicious! X

suzyb said...

Love the use of the brown paper bags. I use them all the time to wrap gifts, then decorate with stamps, paint, crayons or whatever is at hand. Really like the stamps used, another bunch to add to my collection, which is slowing growing :)
Thanks for sharing these lovely projects.

JoFY said...

Gorgeous cards!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous cards Autumn

Seth said...

The layers and texture here are phenomenal Autumn.

Marty F said...

Love your textures, Autumn, and your choice of stamps! Love the real stitching...that always looks awesome. Love your color choices, too. You were right about using the lost relatives with the photo strip stamp - perfect! Amazing as always, Miss Autumn! Hugs!!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness Autumn, every little detail is pure magic, I love it all! Xx

Jackie PN said...

Just Gorgeous Autumn!! I love the elements and colors- these are just grand!

Amy A said...

WOW!! these are both so soft, pretty and just STUNNING!! Love the kraft with blue. Great work Autumn!

simo said...

Wow Autumn...I am in love with these cards! They have beautiful layers, many did an outstanding job my dear friend!!! Huge hugs xxx Simona

Katie said...

These are stunning