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Monday, July 11, 2011

A Kraftin Kimmy stamp colored with Copics - Oh and look at the Die-Cuts!

Hello Blogging Friends!
What do you think of this awesome stamp?  I love Kraftin Kimmie stamps!  I don't own any but I was stamping and coloring with my friend earlier this year (Hi Jenn) and she has a lovely collection of Kraftin Kimmie stamps.  I borrowed this one and stamped it and colored it up for my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first child, a baby girl in November.  YIPPEE!!  On this card I used multiple spellbinder dies to enhance the stamp and sentiment.  The first one I want to showcase is one of the newest additions to my Spellbinder Collection and its called "Butterfly Circles".  It's not available in stores yet but ooo la la... its simply amazing and Deb has them on order --- email her for an approximate arrival date or to pre-order them with her.  You will notice my love of butterflies lately and this die set fit right in with all the butterfly dies and stamps that I am currently collecting right now.  Click on any of the pictures to get a closer look at all of the products I am using on this card.  As you can see, this die has small butterfly cut-outs that border the outer circle of the die.  The cut-outs that result when cutting the may be used on the same project somewhere or saved for a future project (just food for thought).  To frame the stamp I used Spellbinders Labels 20 and if you click on the close-up you will see that I did a special cut around the bottom of her dress.  This technique is called Cutting with Spellbinders Out of the Box Technique.  I just love the look of this and I will show you all how to do it at Deb's Crops coming up this fall!  I am working on some new Spellbinder Technique demos for the upcoming crops and will continue working with Spellbinders, Just Rite Stamps and Copics.  For the sentiment, "Expecting a Package" I stamped on selection from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and beneath that I used a tag die from Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2.  On her belly is the smallest die from another Spellbinder set not yet released called Nested Butterflies Two;  there are (3) in the set and they have a deeply and ornately embossed pattern on them.  They are just stunning to cut either in plain colored cardstock, pattern paper, or vellum which can be spritzed with Glimmer Mists!  Again, oooo la la - I just love these Spellbinder sets.  To ask about how to get them and to discuss more about when they are available, click my link above to email Deb at OC Scrapbookers.  More lovliness coming tomorrow!!!  Stay tuned...