Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I'd like to share with you a gift I made for my "cousin" for Christmas.
For more information and a link to a tutorial on how to make this drawer box, please visit my blog, Kristie Kreates.
For the top of the box I used
"Tub of Flowers" (#82001) from
I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with FlexMarkers
I then used a Perfect Medium Pen and applied it over the tub, then brushed on some copper Mica Powder
Mica Powder is available through Eureka! Stamps and QKR Stampede, sister companies to Biblical Impressions.
I love how the tub turned out looking coppery.
I used my scoring board to make the score lines around the image and inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Here you can see the view of the front of the drawer.
And open with the cards inside.
I really enjoyed making this little box for the cards and I'm sure I'll be making more for gifts in the future.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season with your family and friends. I know I am!
Leave a comment if you will and come again soon.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I have loved the Names of Jesus stamp, and done all sorts of things with it, but I've never embossed gold on gold. I think it worked well! The blessing text is found on this Christmas Words sheet, and is available as an individual stamp in a more basic font in the Christmas section. The background of it and card are cream, not white as the camera thought!
Posted by Sarosa at 11:11 AM
Friday, November 30, 2012
This is Sarosa posting here today, hope everyone's Christmas planning is going smoothly!
This is a card I made years and years ago, when my cardmaking was extremely simple (not that it's amazing now, of coures, but my skills were about zero when I started cardmaking), and I was so delighted with it, I felt like I'd artistically arrived! But ... it probably took me a full day, seriously, to do this. I'm that slow to make decisions, to color, and to assemble. So, I may never make it again, even though I have improved speed a little bit. Anyway, the Names of Jesus Tree was embossed in gold on white vellum, then glued. A gently applied glue stick that is not too dry works for me, but the vellum must be attached by brads or something else to keep from peeling. I also weight it down under a pile of books for a day or two. It works very well, and just possibly might make the brads unnecessary, but I still use them. The Stained Glass Nativity was embossed on white cardstock, then trimmed and mounted to panels. If you don't have some type of stamp-a-ma-jig, as I didn't when I made this, just use a bigger piece of vellum than you need, then place on the stained glass image, and mark where you need to trim.
I wanted to use the design again, but I did not want to do all the coloring. So, this is what I came up with this time:
If I remake this, I would use mini brads (I do not have any), and perhaps do all four corners.
Posted by Sarosa at 2:01 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Kristie here from Kristie Kreates.
I have said before that I'm not much of an autumn fan,
but that's mostly because I don't like the cold weather.
I do love all the harvest type things,
the pumpkins, the colorful corn, the beautiful leaves.
And I love this image from Biblicl Impressions
"Autumn Corner" (#33506)
I colored the image with FlexMarkers
and used Distress Ink (Antique Linen & Vintage Photo)
to ink around the image.
I love how this card turned out, very simple, yet so beautiful.
Thanks for stopping for a visit.
Be sure to stop in again soon.
Leave a comment if you will.
Be sure to stop in to the Biblical Impressions store,
there are lots of wonderful images to choose from.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I used to do a craft fair at a local Christian college, Houghton, and my first year I made what I called "Nobbies," decorated tags to which I added plastic bags with candy inside, looping the bag behind the tag with wire. The idea was for the student to write a note on the back of the tag, and then wrap the wire around the door knob of a friend in their dorm. All except the "Merry Christmas" are Biblical Impressions or Eureka images. Most of these are long gone, so I could not rephotograph them for this post.
Posted by Sarosa at 7:16 PM