Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The One Where I Moved My Blog

 Hello. I have recently designed and launched my own website. This is a huge thing for me to do on my own and I'd love for you to check it out. Find me at korenwiskman.com

The One with the My Favorite Things May 2021 Release Projects


Hello everyone.  Today is release day for My Favorite Things. I have a new video making a dreamy bee card using the NEW We Beelong stamp set and coordinating dies. I also used the NEW Hexagon Pops die-namics to create the background. Scroll down on this post to see another project using the NEW Let's Work Together and Right at Home sentiment set. 

To check out the entire May release from MFT (CLICK HERE!) to visit the the website and check out all the NEW stuff and the inspirational projects from the design team. 

Here is a Kolour Map which lists the markers I used on a particular project. This way you can save them and reference them later. A full list of products used on these projects can be found


For this project I stamped the tree house images from the Let's Work Together stamp set with MFT's Extreme Black ink onto alcohol marker friendly paper and colored them with my alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

The background is ink blended onto heavy weight white cardstock using dye inks. The card panel measures 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. 

The sentiment is from the NEW Right at Home sentiment set onto MFT Black Licorice cardstock with watermark sticky ink and heat embossed it using detail white embossing powder. I cut it into a strip using my paper trimmer. 

The images were popped up onto the ink blended panel using foam tape. The card panel itself was popped up using craft foam and tear tape adhesive. 

The entire card panel was placed onto an A2 sized top folding card base made from gray card stock. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I hope I've inspired you to create something. Remember to check out the entire release (CLICK HERE!) to visit MFTStamps.com


Monday, April 26, 2021

The One with the Gina K Designs April 2021 Card Projects


Hello everyone. Today I have a few card projects using some of the products from the NEW April 2021 release from Gina K Designs. I have a video doing some very simple stamping and a few cards that I stamped by hand, just playing around. In the video I used the Go To Greetings stamp set as well as the Count it All Joy stamp set to create a simple one layer card. 

To check out the entire NEW release from Gina K Designs (CLICK HERE!) and visit her website where you can shop the NEW release and read the blog to find tons of inspiration using these products and much more. 

Continue scrolling down for more card projects.


I also have this three card set using the same sentiment stamp set Go To Greetings. I love the font used in this set and spent several hours with just me and my acrylic block stamping away. I loved the results so much that I made them into cards. 

This first card uses a diagonal design that is much easier to pull of perfectly using the MISTI, I was just playing and eyeballed the entire thing. 

I was using a gray pigment ink for the majority of the stamping, then used Ranger Archival ink for the one "hello" to stand out among the rest. I added a simple pre printed sentiment from my stash by popping it up with some foam adhesive. 

The entire panel was popped up with black craft foam and added to a medium gray card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 

 For the next card I stamped the first "hello" from the Go To Greetings stamp set and then proceeded to stamp off with the subsequent stampings aligned with the original to give an ombre effect. I also added another pre-printed "congrats" sentiment with foam adhesive. 

For the next card, I stamped the "hello" vertically on a piece of heavy weight white card stock and then added the "you are the coolest" horizontally in Gina K designs Whisper ink. I then added one of the solid leaf images from the "Count it All Joy" stamp set. 

I finished this one off with a frame die cut from black card stock and adhered with liquid adhesive. Popped it up with some craft foam and stuck it on a Fog card base, this time in an A2 side folding landscape orientation. 

Last, but not least I have a fun card mixing the new stamps sets with the older Crafty Notes stamp set also by Gina K Designs. For this card I stamped the epicurean board from the Count it All Joy set onto alcohol marker friendly paper with alcohol marker friendly ink by Gina K and colored it with my alcohol markers. I also stamped the watercolor palette and Washi tape images from the same set and colored those as well. I just used my scissors to fussy cut them out. 

I then stamped the "hello" sentiment from the Go To Greetings set with Gina K watermark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped it onto watercolor paper so that I could make a piece of art to tape to my board. I watercolored it using water based markers and a water brush. I used that same marker and water brush to splatter on the same color onto a piece of plain white cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 for the background. 

This is absolutely what I use my epicurean board for. I have two of them. It works great to handle my watercoloring in progress. I know many of my crafty friends will understand and relate. 

Once all of my images were colored, I popped up the board and the palette and adhered everything else using tape runner adhesive. 

The sentiment is another pre-printed sentiment that was there and ready for me to use. To finish it off I added a few clear water droplets from my stash. 

I hope I've inspired you to create something today. To see more from Gina K Designs (CLICK HERE!) to visit her website. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today,