If you haven't seen my HISTK blog posts before, it's myself and some card making friends who take turns every few months to send an envelope filled with identical card-making goodies to each of us and we then show off what we have made. Its so much fun and a good way to try out different products without buying them yourself!! Our 'Hostess' for this kit is the incredible Anita of Neet and Crafty, here is what she sent us:
I can't believe she was able to fit all of this into a standard sized envelope but she did and its been so much fun to play with!! Here is a list of what she included:
Your Next Stamp - Flippin' Fabulous (crab/sentiments)
Clearly Besotted - Life's a Beach (flip flops/sentiments), So Sweet II (ice cream), Hung Up on You (mini cocktail/sentiments), Good Times II (sentiments), Petite Plushies (lolly/pinwheel)
Hero Arts - Let's Chill (palm/hibiscus/cocktail/beachball/sentiment)
Avery Elle - Sip Sip Hooray (sentiments)
The Greeting Farm - Rain Snow Shine (girl)
Little Claire (beach huts)
Clear Impressions - Sea Breeze (deck chair)
Paper Smooches - Warm Wishes, Birthday Words (cheers)
Echo Park - Flamingo Palm die set
Newton's Nook - Hibiscus
Clearly Besotted - Scalloped Edges die collection
First Edition - Paradise Crush (floral)
Decotime - no name (ice creams)
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Gems - Papermania Glazed Gems Iridescent
Reversible coloured card from stash
I certainly didn't have any problems coming up with some card designs and have so much left over. Okay, here we go!!
For this card I kept it very CAS so that the coloured images could be the stars!! I simply coloured the ball and girl with my pencils. I fussy cut the ball and adhered it to the card front which had been blended with Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean'. I fussy cut the girl as well and put her and the sentiment from the kit on foam tape. I added the gems from the kit and put some Glossy Accents on her glasses for a bit of shine!
For my second card I used the coloured CS from the kit. I die cut them both using Waffle Flower 'Lacy Flower Mats' and adhered them to the card front. I used lots of Wink of Stella on the middle flower and then put the fussy cut (pencil coloured) crab image on top with foam tape. I put the kit sentiment on foam tape as well, along with some similar coloured sequins from Neat and Tangled.
This one was took a bit of time to put together but so happy with the final scene. I watercoloured the palm and flamingo using Distress Inks. While they dried I used the MFT Stamps 'Sun Rays' die and Distress Ink 'Mustard Seed' to create the background. I blended with the stencil first and then blended again gently over top to add a soft yellow glow. The first wave was adhered to the card front, the flamingo added in and then the other wave over top. I tucked in the palm tree and popped the kit sentiment on foam tape. A few blue and clear sequins from Avery Elle gave it some shine and covered up a mis-hap with the flamingo's eye (the gel pen dot for the eye didn't dry, I smudged it everywhere, hence the sequins and googly eye....).
For my final card I tried to make a tropical scene that looked delicious as well!! I coloured all these images with my pencils and fussy cut them out. I adhered the palm first, the flowers on top and then the cocktail on foam tape. I coloured the 'cheers' die-cut with one of my blue Altenew markers and then glued on the card, along with some gems.
I could have made so many more cards but this post would have gone on all night!!! So will save them for another day!! Thanks so much Anita for creating such an incredible kit, you totally outdid yourself!
Now you've seen what I created, you can now go and see what the other girls made:
Thanks so much for stopping by and well done getting to the end of this long post!! I'm off to see what fantastic projects the girls have made. I'm always amazed how different our cards are even though we all used the same products!