Hello crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made using the June 2018 Hip Kit Club kits. I was challenged to use the Vicki Boutin stamps and dies from this month’s Color kit, and I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make handmade cards.
Here are the cards I created:
I used the Bazzill marshmallow white cardstock from this month’s Cardstock kit, which has a bit of weight to it, so it’s perfect for mixed media and coloring. I used the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper from this month’s Main kit, and the Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots from the Project Life kit.
I also used some past HKC color kits to make my cards. I love getting the color kits, because you get so much use out of them!
For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored them with Copic markers. Then, I die cut the flowers using the included metal dies and fussy cut the leaves and butterflies. On the background, I used a stencil that was included in the April Color kit, and white texture paste that I mixed with a little Distress Oxide ink in the color Cracked Pistachio, which was included in the February Color kit. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I created a bit of an ombre effect, more color on the bottom fading to almost white on top. I love the way it came out!
For this card, I stamped the images on the Bazzill cardstock with Versamark ink, and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder which was included in the November 2017 Color kit. Then I colored in the images with Vicki Boutin watercolor paints, which were in the March Color kit. I splashed some watered down white acrylic paint on the flowers. Once dry, I die cut the flowers with the coordinating metal dies. For the background, I chose the HKC exclusive b&w plaid paper. I also added some pink and black enamel dots to finish off the card.
For both sentiments, I stamped the “you’re the best” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin stamp set, and heat embossed it with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock. I cut the sentiment out into a banner shape, and adhered it to my cards using foam squares.
That’s it for me today! I hope I inspired you to get crafty! Even though I used these stamped and colored images on handmade cards, they would totally work on scrapbook layouts too!