“The Same but Different” with Kennedy Grace Creations

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing three cards with you that I made as a guest designer for Kennedy Grace Creations (https://kennedygracecreations.blogspot.nl/)!

Today I will show you how to make three cards with the same design but every card has a totally different feel because of the different papers I used to colour the stamped image on. This way you can stretch the use of the craft supplies you have to get a variation of different results. These cards mainly feature the “Time to Blossom” stamp set, as well as one of the sentiments from the “Grace’s Little Note” stamp set and also the thank you sequins mix called “Kennedy Grace” that you get free with purchase, all these items of course are from Kennedy Grace Creations.

Now, let’s get started! For my first card I die cut a stitched rectangle panel in the size I wanted with one of my Crea-Nest-Lies XXL dies from Canson Bright White heavy weight cartridge paper and stamped the flower from the “Time to Blossom” stamp set on there with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink. What you have to pay attention to is that the flower is stamped fairly high on the paper. The reason for that is that I knew I wanted to die cut a circle out of the image and I wanted the die cut circle to be not in the middle of the card. Next I die cut a stitched circle from the stamped image that fits around the biggest two flowers with one of the My Favorite Things “Stitched Circle Stax” dies.

For these cards I wanted to colour the image inside the die cut circle with brighter coloured pencils and the outside with neutral colours (to create a bit of contrast). On all these cards I used my Faber Castell Polychromos and also the “White” from the Caran d’Ache Luminance line and one Holbein coloured pencil.

For the brighter colours on this particular card I used the following Polychromos:

119, 135, 168, 173 and 146 around the image.

For the neutral colours I used: 271 and 272.

After colouring the image I stamped the sentiment (from the “Time to Blossom” stamp set) on the panel with Memento’s “Sweet Plum” ink and using my MISTI.

Next it’s time to put the card together: I felt this card needed a bit more olive green so I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some olive green card stock from my stash and glued the white panel on there with liquid glue. These combined panels I foam taped to a white linen textured card base with one millimetre thick foam tape. To get the raised circle element with the coloured flower on the card I die cut a piece of fun foam of two millimetre thickness with a smaller circle die (so when you peek under the circle panel a little, you see the olive green from the panel beneath) and glued that first to the coloured circle, let it dry and then glued it in exactly the right spot on the card. I like to use liquid glue for this because you have some time to wiggle the circles around to get the lines matched up with the background to get them exactly right (I’m totally not a control freak as you can see!).

And for the final finishing touch for this card I used the sequins (black and iridescent pinkish white) and the micro-beads (iridescent pinkish white) from the free with purchase “Kennedy Grace” sequins mix. I glued them on with Ranger Medium Matte. And that finishes the first card!

For my second card I went through the same steps as mentioned before with the first card but I stamped the flower on Strathmore “Toned Gray” paper. This creates a totally different feel I think.

I used the following coloured pencils:

For the bright colours: Holbein “Ice Green” (from the “Pastel Tone Set” that you can find on Ebay), Polychromos 155, 180 and 132 around the image.

And for the neutral colours: Caran d’Ache Luminance “White” and Polychromo 231.

The sentiment is from the “Grace’s Little Note” Stamp set. I used a slightly shimmery matching brown/green card stock for my bigger rectangle mat and and adhered everything to a crème coloured linen textured card base.

For today’s last card I stamped the flower image on Strathmore “Toned Tan” paper with Memento’s “Espresso Truffle”ink and my MISTI. If you are used to only colouring on white paper then it’s fun to try something different sometime. What you have to keep in mind is that when you colour on grey or tan paper that you have to think in reverse: you accentuate the highlights with a lighter (for example white) pencil unlike when colouring on white paper where you leave the highlights the colour of the paper.

On this card I used the following coloured pencils:

For the bright colours: Caran d’Ache Luminance “White”, Polychromos 121, 225, 166, 165 and 102 around the image.

And for the neutral colours I used: the white Caran d’Ache and 103 Polychromos.

I wanted to do something different with the sentiment on this card so I stamped one of the sentiments from the “Time to Blossom” stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger super fine detail “Gold” embossing powder. I have to say I just love the font the sentiments in this stamp set come in and this flower was a lot of fun to colour!

To put this card together I matted the tan paper on some matching red card stock an adhered both panels to a crème coloured linen textured card base. To finish this card I used some sequins from my stash: Cartwright’s Sequins in the colours “Satin Gold” and “Satin White” and sequins from a unknown brand.

I’m curious what colour paper you like to colour on? In the meantime, have a creative day!

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:

- SSS Wednesday Challenge: Spring Color Inspiration:


- Deep Ocean Challenge: Easter:


- Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes:


- The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Anything Goes Card Challenge:


- Southern Girls Challenge: Favourite Colour Combo:


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