Krystie's got more simply WOW! designs for us to showcase for you today, and before I get to that, I thought I'd share just a little more about her:
- Biggest challenge - Achieving balance in life
- First stamp - Nice and Narrow by SU!
- Can’t live without - Embellishments that add a little dimension, like Twinkle or Clear Bubble stickers
- Favorite product - Twinkle stickers, black and white gingham
- Climate – I love the cool weather of the Pacific Northwest
- Last purchase - A Muse note cards
- Proudest moment - Being invited to join the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Design Team
- Passion - Clean and simple card making
- Food - Seafood, vegetarian stuff
- The future – Continuing my stamping hobby, preparing for a new baby next year
- Time of day – The morning, when anything is still possible!
I love that Krystie mentioned balance as her biggest challenge--I think that's probably mine, too.
Now, here come the cards--yippeeeeeee!!!
HO! HO! HO!
Santa’s Suit takes center stage on this charming holiday design--The camera really doesn’t pick up as much of the details as I wish you could see in real life--the cut out suit was embossed with clear embossing powder over black ink, and the collar and trim have been embellished with white flock.
I love this a latté! *chuckle* How could you not? The To-Go Cup is one of my absolute favorites, and coffee themed cards are always so much fun to make and give!
She set each cup atop the micro oval background, to "ground" them. She also outlined the images with a warm gray marker, creating an awesome sense of depth!
TO THE MOON AND BACK
For added dimension, Krystie stamped and cut out the rocket ship, to mount over the starry sky--notice now she kept the ink color of the stars soft and understated so that the sentiment would not have to compete for the eye’s attention.
A little epoxy sticker gives the window added dimension and high gloss, making for a fun card to give to a much loved little boy!
WAGON FULL O' POSIES
Krystie black embossed the wagon, and then piled it high with happy little daisies, each one with some sparkly glitter in the center. She then used the mortise (reverse) mask technique to create a nice background of sponged color that draws the eye in towards the focal image, highlighting it beautifully! I think it makes for one of the happiest little designs ever!
The care and attention to even the smallest of details, in each of these simple, yet WOW! creations inspire me to wanna run to my studio and stamp like a mad woman!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and please leave a comment for Krystie so your name can be entered into the drawing!
See you next week for the Final 4 of Krystie's fabulous cards!