Today I am thrilled to be hopping with a wonderful community of card makers AND part of a multi-prize GIVEAWAY! As you might know, our dear friend Courtney Kreeber launched her company Create and Inkspire last month with the first full month of her online publication and her debut monthly card kit. Its hard getting the word of new companies out to the crafting community without word of mouth advertising. That’s where we come in with today’s hashtag driven hop and giveaways on Instagram and YouTube!!! Today I am giving away one of the July Create and Inkspire card kits to a lucky commentor on my IG post!!! If you came here first, be sure to visit and follow me @misplacedmojo on IG to find the GIVEAWAY post with the full rules. You only have until 8/20/20 at 11:59 PM EST to comment. A winner will be drawn on 8/21/20. Elsewhere on the hop are additional kits and publication memberships up for giveaway!!!
I have had a blast playing with the July kit and could keep going and going. This makes the 5th card I’ve made with the kit but I still have another 2 in the works and supplies from the kit I haven’t even shown you in use!!! If you found me via the IG hop, be sure to check out my other posts using the C&I July kit! And if this is your first time here, please consider subscribing to my blog or follow me on IG @misplacedmojo to see my future projects. There will be another card with this kit at the end of this month as part of the Same Set Syndrome card hop at the end of the month, with lots of other fun stuff in between!
So, let’s chat about today’s project!!! The July kit comes with 2 stamp sets, a 4×6 image set and a 3×4 sentiment set, shown here:
I have used all the floral images except the foliage in my previous cards, so you know I had to use it today!!! And I’m also using the final of 5 sentiments in the smaller set too and I finally cut into the Desert Storm cardstock in the kit as my card base. Using my Misti, I started by stamping the sentiment in the bottom right. Then I used the foliage image multiple times and in different orientations to cover the card base to make this a one layer card. Using is my Polychromos pencils I first colored all the images in white. While not necessary, I like to take the time to do this when I want my colors to remain true on colored cardstock. Without the white, the green shades would look darker and more muted. After a layer of white, I used my light green pencil to color all of the images, then I went back in with a darker green in the areas I wanted to add shading… basically anywhere I thought the leaves were folded or pinched. I didn’t sweat it out over a light source, just adding a variation of color to keep them from looking flat. That’s it! Super easy, yet it makes a big impact and can be used for anyone as I don’t think it leans feminine or masculine. Here’s a close up of the card:
Don’t forget to head over to Instagram and also over to YouTube and search both for #letscreateandinkspire to see what the rest of the hop group came up with using the July Create and Inkspire kit and to enter all the GIVEAWAYS! The August kit went on sale last night at midnight EST, so you’ll want to head to Create and Inkspire to check out the fun theme for August! Remember, a membership to the online publication is only $3.99 per month for 1 month and even cheaper if you sign up for longer. That membership not only gives you access to member only content, but also provides a discount on your monthly card kit that basically pays for itself!!! Courtney has already said that the September kit will be Halloween themed, so there’s that to look forward to as well!!! Kits are limited, and its first come, first served.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have been Inkspired!!!