Sunday, June 30, 2019

July "Mediterranean Dreams" Subscription Kit

July Sub Kit
Have you seen the newest kit from our Subscription Kit line?  The new July "Mediterranean Dreams" Subscription Kit is a stunning summer themed kit pack full of crafting goodies.

Ek is back with the first part of her three part series where she create five fast cards using just the toys inside the kit and honestly, the paper alone is worth purchasing the kit!!! 

The new kit is available for preorder now (it will start shipping on July 1st), so don't miss out on your chance to own this stunning kit.  Last month the kit sold out before everyone could pick up one!

If you missed the unboxing of this fun kit, click here to see all the fun!

To watch today's video in HD, click here.

For a closer look at each card, scroll down.

Card One
EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 a
The first card in the collection today features some of the paper, a piece of ephemera, a bit of the iridescent blue paper and some Sparkle Blend sequins.

EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 b

Card Two
EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 c
Card two features some of the printed paper, ephemera, stamping from the included stamp set, ribbon, and a wooden charm.

EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 d

Card Three
EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 e
Card three uses some of the printed paper, a piece of ephemera, and two of the included 3D stickers.

EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 f

Card Four
EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 g
Card four focuses on some stamping, a piece of ephemera, some ribbon and a wooden charm.

EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 h

Card Five
EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 i
Card Five showcases the paper from the set, plus the petallics cardstock and three pieces of ephemera.

EK Gorman, White Rose Crafts, Mediterranean Dreams 5FC 1 j

Bonus Card

There is a bonus card with today's collection of Five Fast Cards, but to see it you have to pop over and watch the video.  The bonus card features one of the card frames, stamping, iridescent paper, a piece of ephemera, and Sparkle Blend sequins. 

Thank you for popping in today.  Let us know in the comments below which of the cards today is your favorite!  Until then, Happy Crafting.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Mixed Media Vintage Butterfly Cards with Guest Designer Karen

Hello Crafty Gals,
It's Karen here to share a step by step mixed media project.  But don't let that phrase "mixed media" scare you away.  I'm simply using multiple craft mediums beyond just paper on my project. 
Let me show you how I easily added a pop of color to some patterned paper to create a great focal point for the stamped image.  I enjoyed the result so much I just couldn't stop and I created a second variation on the first design with the same elements in different colors. 

1. Select a sheet of patterned paper from 6x6" paper pad.  Carefully, tear along two edges to create a 4x6" strip.   Highlight the torn edges by gently applying grey ink with an ink blending tool.  

Adhere the pattern paper to a top folding square card base and cut off any excess overhanging paper.   

2. Select a coordinating color of acrylic paint.  Use a firm bristle brush to use the Drybrush technique to lightly swipe paint along a small section where you plan to stamp the image.  The goal is to add some color underneath the stamped image to provide contrast against the patterned paper.  
Drybrush is a painting technique in which relatively little paint is used on the paint brush.  The resulting brush strokes have a characteristic scratchy look with visible brush strokes that fades at the edges.  After loading the brush, wipe most of it off on a paper towel before applying it to your project.  Begin in the center of the area and apply paint using short horizontal swipes moving out towards the edges.  Another helpful thing to keep in mind is to use very little paint in order to not warp the paper from too much moisture.  
TIP: As with any new crafting technique, always practice on some scrap paper until you are happy with the result. 

3.  After the paint has thoroughly dried, plan the placement of your stamped design.  I suggest using the acetate sheet that comes with the rubber stamp image on it as a place holder to practice placement of the image.  This gives you the ability to try out various positions for the image and helps you make the decision about angles and the final placement.  I used the sheet with my chosen embellishments to see how the items would look together.  I could experiment how to place them for maximum effect before stamping.  Use black ink to stamp the image over the painted area.

TIP: Taking the extra time to practice potential arrangements can prevent a lot of disappointment and frustration. 

4.  Prepare the embellishments.  Cut out a butterfly from the ephemera sheet and adhere small gems to the body.  Die cut a floral spray from pearl card stock.  Select an epoxy button and branch sticker and arrange the cluster of overlapping elements.  

When you are satisfied with the arrangement, adhere all the elements.  When adhering the butterfly only apply adhesive to the body and gently bend the wings upward to create more realistic dimension.

I was so inspired by this process, that I could not help but make a second project with similar techniques.

I used the same process, but this time used a cream paint on a blue background instead of the colored paint on the neutral background.

I hope I've encouraged you to dig out your paints and incorporate them into your card making projects. 
Don't forget, there is still time to join the Sketch Challenge ending on June 30th and you just might just win a $15 WRC e-gift card. Pop on over to our to the Facebook Gallery and share what you are creating with us.  Create a card, a scrapbook layout, a tag, mix media project, or even a piece of altered art.  Just show us how us how you were inspired by the sketch.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Crafting!

If you would like to see more of Karen's lovely projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.

WRC Supplies:
Early Bird Paper Pad 6x6" (BoBunny)
Timeless Butterfly Stamp (Kaisercraft)
Black Ink Pad (Momento)
It's a Beautiful Life Floral Spray Die (Couture Creations)
Pearl Card Stock
Pearl Garden Branches (Martha Stewart)

Gossamer Blue Epoxy Embellishments (Lemoncraft)
Pink Adhesive Pearl Embellishments
Faceted Black Gems
Other Supplies:
6x6" white card base
grey ink pad
ink blending tool
acrylic paint
paint brush
liquid adhesive
die cutting machine

Friday, June 28, 2019

An Encouragement Card with Guest Designer Karen

Hello Friends,
Karen share with you my encouragement card.  It features a beautiful embossing folder which easily created the elegant cross.  

I kept the design fairly simple by including a delicate floral die simply peeking out from behind the cross.  My favorite part of the card is the amazing Lemoncraft Epoxy Button.  I really could use one on every project I make. 

There are many different styles & colors available and I'm sure you will love them as much as I do and have a really hard time selecting a set.  

I hope you are inspired to make some of your own cards of encouragement to have on hand for a friend in the midst of tough time.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Crafting!

If you would like to see more of Karen's inspiring projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.

BoBunny Early Bird Paper Pad 6x6"
It's a Beautiful Life Floral Die
Cross With Words Embossing Folder
Pearl Card Stock
House of Roses Epoxy Embellishment (Lemoncraft)

Adhesive Pearl Embellishments

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wishing You Joy Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a fun card using embossing paste and a stencil. This week we're creating cards and embossing on them. It can be heat embossing, using an embossing folder or some embossing paste.

You get some inspiration and tutorials please stop by the White Rose Crafts LLC Store FB Page and check out Design Team Member Alison's Videos. FB Live Embossapoolza Part 1  &

This is the card I created for this week's Embossing.

Let's get started:
I smudged some Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch & Salty Ocean onto my craft mat. I then added some water to them and pressed my cardstock card front panel into it. I heat set it dry. Next, I mixed some BoBunny Glitter Paste, Artist Loft Gloss Medium and a bit of Accent Metallic Acrylic Paint in Baroque Pearl. to get the right color for my very large raindrops. I used a kids stencil for the raindrops. I place the stencil where I wanted the raindrops to be and using the plastic paint knife I smoothed som the paste on. I set it aside to dry.

Next, I stamped my images and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. I then fussy cut them out. I used a Memento Tuxedo black pen to color the edges of the images. Then, I adhered the images to the card front panel using both tape and foam tape. I then adhered the card front panel to a dark blue panel. Next, I adhered my layered card front panel onto my card base.
I folded over the duck little hand so it looks as if he is holding the umbrella.

For some finishing touches, I added a few Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends: Birthday Collection Aquamarine and a few drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze.

Materials Used:
Memento Pen - Tuxedo Black

Other Materials Used:
BoBunny Glitter Paste: Blueberry
Artist Loft Gel Medium 
Accent: Metallic Baroque Pearl Paint
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens -Metallic Silver, Black & White
Recollections Brand Heavy Weight Cardstock: White & Dark Blue
Spectrum Noir Markers: 
Bear: BO1, CR1, CR6, RB1, RB2, RB3, 
TN1, CT1, GY4, FS8, GT1 & IG4
Duck: CT1, CT3, CT4, GT1, GT2, GT3, BO2, & IG4
Umbrella: CG1, CG2, CG3, CG4, & CT3  

Thank you for stopping by the blog today - I hope you found some inspiration!

Be sure to tag us White Rose Crafts LLC on social media 
if you create a project with products or kits purchased on the 

Only You- with Guest Designer Karen

Hello Crafters,
My name is Karen and I am a new Guest Designer here to share with you a few projects during the months of  June & July.  

Today, I worked with a lovely selection of BoBunny pastel papers.  My favorite product was the Couture Creations Floral Die which was especially intricate and lovely.  Because I love feminine and floral projects, you will certainly see me use it again in future projects.  My first project is a card for the June Sketch Challenge and is loosely based on the patchwork style background.  This is a great sketch to use up some of those bits of paper scraps that you just can't bear to throw away.  Here is my card...Only You. 

BoBunny Early Bird Paper Pad 6x6"
It's a Beautiful Life Floral Spray Die
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Clear Stamps - Only You
Top Boss Embossing Ink

Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder
Pink Pearl Embellishments
Pop on over to the Facebook Gallery and share what you have created because you just might win a $15 WRC e-gift card.   Just show us how you were inspired by the sketch.  You can create a card, a scrapbook layout, a tag, mix media project, or even a piece of altered art.  This month's Sketch Challenge will be open until June 30th at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on July 1st.  Get going, there is still time to enter!

Thanks for visiting! Happy Crafting!

If you would like to see more of Karen's projects, visit her blog Art &Soul.