Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Please Be Mine Valentine | MFT | Neat and Tangled

How I love making shaker cards, these interactive cards are one of my most popular cards that everyone loves to play with. Each one is unique like this cute Valentine, it is filled up with clear sequin mix, red x's and o's, purple and pink sequins.  With acetate on the front it has an elegant white stamped sentiment that reads, "please Be Mine valentine."

The front panel of the card was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks pink raspberry and seedless preserves and spritzed with water for a dressed background effect and set aside to dry. The cats are the MFT Smitten Kitten set and were masked when stamping to have them sit beside one another and were colored with Copics. For a finishing touch I added a few more clear sequins around the heart and secured the panel to a 110lbs white card base.

Thanks for stopping by,
STAMPS: My Favorite Things Smitten Kitten. Neat & Tangled My Favorite Nut.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth. Neenah Solar White 110, Acetate.
INK: SSS Intense Black. Distress Oxides, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Copics, White Staz On, Sequins, Foam Tape, Pop Dots, Glossy Accents.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

I Love Mew

I loved Yainea's card so much I had to case it, and mine turned out a bit different but that is what usually happens. The cat stamp is from Lawn Fawn, Meow you doin' and there new conversation hearts add-on set. I stamped everything on 110 lbs bristol smooth paper and ink blended the background with worn lipstick distress oxide ink. The kitty and hearts are copic colored, blended and shaded. I versamark stamp the sentiment on a die cut piece of melon mambo card stock and white heat embossed it. Then wrapped the front panel in stripped grey baker's twine and foam mounted it onto a 110lbs white card stock base.

I think this is the most adorable card and the kitten is so cute.

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS: Lawn Fawn How you bean? Conversation Heart Add-on, Meow you doin'.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth. SU Melon Mambo. Spectrum Noir 100lb White Cardstock. DSP Recollections.
INK: SSS Intense Black Ink. Versamark. Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder, Grey Baker's Twine.
TOOLS: Bigkick.
SUPPLIES: Mft Die-namics Blueprints 13, Double-Sided Adhesive Foam. Copic Markers. Glossy Accents, Multi Matte Medium

Thursday, January 11, 2018

KLM Designs 9th Blogoversary!

Happy 9th Anniversary KLM Designs Blog! Though I have been paper crafting since 2001 and really became more of an avid card designer in 2004, my passion and love for creating greeting cards continues. I still have my favorite brands I always go back too and choose to keep up with the newest and latest products that evolve and are being released. Like all crafters, there will always be space in our studios for new stock.

I try a little bit everyday to make time to unwind and sit down with my stamps, ink and copics. If it is only for half an hour, an hour, or just a 7 minute YouTube video of the day. I am a perfectionist (I always have been). It can take me hours sometimes days to complete a single card. I take pride having my cards available for purchase in my city at boutiques, craft shows, and on my KLM Designs Facebook Page.

Thank you to everyone who stops by and for your encouraging words!