Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cards a la Kinkade Patterned Paper

Have you had an opportunity to check out the Thomas Kinkade 8x8 patterned paper by CHF? The possibilities for cards, home decor, and giftware is endless. Check out the beauties in the gallery.
Today I am going to showcase some of the cards I created using the masculine pack. Want to know the best part? These are five minutes or less kinda cards. And let me tell you, the sweet 8x8, 4x4, 2x2 sizes make it so easy to pick and choose just the right look.

I created a frame for the 2x2 TK image using my nestabilities.

Stamp Set(s):
-Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF
-Friend Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF

-White by Prism Paper
-Suede Brown Dark by Prism Paper
-Tawny Light by Prism Paper
-Island Mist Dark by Prism Paper

Patterned Paper
Thomas Kinkade Masculine Series 8x8 Paper Pack by CHF

-Vanilla by Clearsnap
-Espresso by Ranger

-Button by MME
-Embroidery Floss
-Hemp Twine

I know many of you are intimidated by the TK stamps--they are beautiful but for some there is a lot of colouring involved. To tell you the truth when I first started with CHF I was SO scared of TK images. Throughout the year I have purchased a few more and have noticed that the many TK tutorials in the CHF forums have helped me become a better TK colorer--wow am I in Kindergarten or what--look ma I can colour! For those of you who love the beauty of the TK images but have been frightened to try I encourage you to try.

TK Colouring Tips
Begin with chalk. Then, if you need to you can erase the chalk and begin again. When you become more proficient, first stamp your image in a rich pigment--versafine ink followed by versamark directly over top. You will be wowed. I'd like to thank Debbie Olsen for teaching me that trick.

Have a super day.



Shelly said...

Those DP's are wonderful, what nice guy cards!

retiredheather said...

Wow the paper makes great cards. I love to color my TK stamps. I use H20`s and a magnifing glass and have a wonderful time. I feel almost like and artist. Thanks for the tip on the versamark.

Juanita said...

I love the framed image card. What a neat idea, and of course it is wonderfully executed!

Kimberly said...

Oh my-those are amazing!!!!!