Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Krafty Cards

With Halloween coming in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to feature a few costumed characters on some not-so-spooky projects. I asked Debbie Fisher to use kraft cardstock rather than standard white, because it seemed like that would be a nice complement.

"Oh my!!" she enthused when she was finished. "I need to stamp on kraft cardstock [more often]! I LOVE how these turned out."

The first card is shown on our main Inky website this week:


The image is from 10904L Costumed Quartet (drawn by artist Ronnie Walter), which actually includes four different trick-or-treaters from which to choose:


I like the versatility of this wood mounted stamp. You can use it as a whole image, utilize the individual squares, or arrange 2-3 of the pieces on your project as desired.

A single square fits on a standard tag perfectly:


Debbie colored all of the images with Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, except the faces done with a Tombow Irojiten colored pencil in a light peach shade. Most colored pencils really "pop" nicely on kraft cardstock, as you can see here:


The stamped and colored pirate piece above adorns this charming goodie bag made using X1-0020 Gift Bag Template stamp:


And the kraft designer paper used for the base of each project? It's from a digital file called DD-Birthday Bash KD-Kit from Diane's Daydream Designs.

"I couldn't believe how perfectly [these digital files] worked with my colored images," said Debbie. "I just printed [a few of the digi paper designs] onto kraft cardstock and love how it turned out."

Thanks to Debbie for sharing this neat "trick," as well as her projects, which we think are real "treats." Hope you like them, too, Inky friends!

4 comments:

stamping sue said...

I like to stamp on kraft cs and use my prisma color pencils which I'm sure are similar to the ones shown in your samples. adorable characters.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

The kraft looks great with these images and colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

I love kraft and seeing these projects makes me want to do some more stamping on kraft.

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