66 posts categorized "dkdesigns"

March 09, 2017

Design Team Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Dina Kowal!

To see Dina's full project click--> HERE

Here's a peek:


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February 15, 2017

Think Pink Challenge Winner!


Thank you to everyone who entered our Think Pink Challenge!

All of your projects were beautiful as always!

Our winner is... Sherri Thacker

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info.

Check out Sherri's cute llama card!

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September 22, 2016

Design Team Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal!

Our Featured Design Team member today is... Dina Kowal!

To see Dina's full project click--> HERE

Here's a peek:


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February 09, 2016

Kissing Technique by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal creates a beautiful textured image with the "Kissing" technique.

I used stamps from my Together Silhouettes clear set - my MISTI (from My Sweet Petunia) was so helpful for getting multiple impressions for great coverage as well as a 'kissed' layer of grey ink for texture (I inked a grid stamp and stamped it onto the stamp, then overstamped the image).

I wanted to try a curved version of yesterday's Pleated Skirt Fold tutorial over on Splitcoast, so I used one of the dies from the Hill Landscape Layers set to cut the edge.


I wanted to use this grey cardstock for the pleats, so I stamped and sponged on the back side for a little contrast.

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December 24, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Dina Kowal!

Our Featured Design Team member today is...Dina Kowal!

To see Dina's full project and how she made it, click HERE!

Here's a peek:

DT Thursday

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April 30, 2015

Design Team Feature Thursday - Jeanne Streiff


Our Featured Design Team member today is... Jeanne Streiff!
 To see Jeanne's's full project and how she made it, click HERE!
Here's a peek:

Just Married Jeanne_Streiff peek

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April 24, 2015

Smallest Step by Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Streiff shares a pretty card today.

Jeanne's  card uses: C13125 Splatter 1, F17030 Paint Splatter, C13287 Brushstroke 2 , E17013 Smallest Step and D13299 Crochet Flower

Small Step Jeanne_Streiff WM

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March 24, 2015

Embossed Thanks by Jenny Gropp

 Beautiful thank you card from Jenny Gropp!

I'm so ready for spring and sunshine and happy little colorful flowers popping up! I thought I'd finish off the hop with an easy design that you could change up in many different ways... using different dies and different embossing folders. I don't know that this technique really has a name... I call it paper quilting -layering papers together and then running them through embossing folder(s) to add texture and meld them all together.   Maybe you guys can suggest a better name or tell me if this does have a real name! On today's card I used the new Open Scroll Flower Die and new Thanks Die.
I did spend a little time die cutting all the pieces, but after that -this becomes a very easy card!
I cut all the flowers in white heavy weight card stock and adhered them to my white panel. I then cut the leaves and flowers using patterned paper and pieced them back in place. Anything that hung off the edge I just trimmed off. If you are using liquid glue for this you don't want to use too much -when you send it thought the embossing folder in wet glue can squish out when it's compressed.
 After I had all my pieces glued in place I sent the panel through two embossing folders. First I used a basket weave patterned folder by Darice. Next I used my old fave... the Swiss Dots folder from Sizzix, placing the paper so that the dots were depressed rather than raised. You can see both patterns in the pic above and how everything is really "quilted" together now.
 HA! I managed to capture a little of the Wink of Stella sparkle in this picture! I die cut the new Thanks Die 3 times and glued them in a stack to form an element that has more of a chipboard feel.
I added a few layers and popped up the panel with foam tape to give it a little more oomph!
On the inside I added a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies clear set and used the Circle Cut Out Border along the side. Finished card size is an A2. 

February 24, 2015

Coffee Time by Laura Fulcher

Fun card from Laura Fulcher using H777 Coffee Time, B13250 Pour Sip Sigh, CC188 Calico, CC196 Lg. Speck background and E13235 Coffee Ring.


Hi guys!  Today I want to talk about layering Cover a Card stamps to build up a background.  For my card, I started with a kraft notecard and stamped the Calico background on top (CC188) with brown pigment ink.

I liked the Calico a lot, but it looked really regimented for the card I was designing.  I decided to add the Lg. Speck background (CC196) on top of it using the same brown ink.  You can really see the difference you get by adding a second pattern to the mix.  You could use two different inks for this technique for a completely different look.

Next, to tie in with my coffee theme, I stamped the Coffee Ring image (E13235) onto my background with Hero Arts Latte ink (perfect name, right?) 

For the finished card, I added the Coffee Time stamp (H777)) and the Pour Sip Sigh saying (B13250).
Have a great day!

February 12, 2015

Mixed Media Journal by Vicki Garrett

Beautiful Art Journal fun from Vicki Garrett!

Vicki used Wood Alphabet, Watercolor Fuschia, Rose Leaf, Heart Hug, Splatter 1 and Sketchy Chevron Border

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February 03, 2015

Do You Know by Vicki Garrett

Gorgeous Valentine from Vicki Garrett!

Vicki used Reading Silhouette, Double Heart Border, Do you know
and Borders  Duo 2 Die

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January 13, 2015

Do You Know by Ellen Taylor

We have a beautiful Valentine to share from Ellen Taylor today using So Very Loved B13276, Rose Love Collage F13275, Heart Stick Pin B16091, Border Duo 3 DIE019-V and  Border Duo 2 Die Set DIE018-V

Have a great day!

November 11, 2014

Birds & Feathers by Dina Kowal

We have a stunning card from Dina Kowal to share.

Dina used F13o51 Feather Pane , DIE033-J Bird Die  Set & CC139 Cover-a-Card Peacock



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November 04, 2014

Fall Leaves by Dina Kowal

Dina Kowal shares a stunning Fall card today.


I used dye and chalk inks to stamp various leaves across my card panel, then watered down dye ink from the lid of my inkpad to splatter with a brush. A wooden button tied with dark twine finishes off the panel.

Stamps I used:









October 09, 2014

She Has Wings by Dina Kowal

We have gorgeous card from Dina Kowal today using Bird Collage 4 and She Has Wings.

You can see how she made it HERE.

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August 27, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Holiday sweetness from Dina Kowal using Olivia and Life Stuff Sentiments.

Here's a closer look at the focal panel of the card - it's colored using Touch Twin Markers.

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June 11, 2014

Don't Look Back by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares a fun guy card for our current challenge "Masculine Cards" using Rodeo Silhouette 2 #D13166, Ride Hard #C13164 and  Border Duo One Die Set #DIE017-V



I went cowboy for this masculine challenge. I stamped the Rodeo Silhouette 2 image and the Ride Hard sentiment using Versafine Onxy Black. After Stamping I cut it out with a rectangle die and added my piercing around the edge. I left it in the die and added a few layers of Copic Airbrushing using E07, E44 and E47. After airbrushing I used the Copic Fur Technique to add a little texture to the colored background. I also added a few dabs of smudged black ink.


 Simple layers on the inside.


I used my Perfect Layer Rulers to add lots of straight line layers. The main panel has some black jute string wrapped around it with the hardware brads for a little more of a manly touch. I refrained from adding a bow - it was difficult. I popped the main image panel up with foam tape for simension. The finished card is an A2 and opens tent style at the bottom. 


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June 06, 2014

Happiness & Health by Vicki Garrett

Did you see Vicki Garrett's fun masculine card for out current challenge (see all the details HERE!)? Vicki used Grunge Circle 1, Grunge Circle 2,Sketchy Chevron Border. Grunge Star and Happiness and Health for her card.


Have a great day!

May 13, 2014

Sweet Beautiful You by Daniela Dobson

We have a fun shaker card to share today from Daniela Dobson.

Daniela used G2202 Strawberry Trees, CL508 Basic Borders 2 , CC049 Screen, DIE123-P Banners & TailsCL492  Warm Fuzzies Sentiments, DIE001-Z Shaker Frame Circle Die, Impressions Obsession Shake It Pouches and shaker overlays.

Sweet beautiful you by Daniela Dobson

Shaker cards are popular again. Have you seen Impressions Obsession Shake It Pouches? If you haven’t you need to go and take a look. We have different sizes and shapes, ready to be filled. They are self-adhesive. Just stamp your image, place your inclusions on top, peel the backing off and stick them down. Not only that, we have shaker overlays, pre cut to whatever shape you need for your card. I filled mine with sequins and beads.

Sweet beautiful you close by Daniela Dobson
For the inside image I used an older stamp that I had called Strawberry Trees. I colored the strawberries with watercolor crayons. To cover the outside of my large shake it pouch, I used the Circle Shaker Frame Die. This die fits both sizes of circle pouches.I tied twine around the shaker.For the sentiment, I die cut the banner from Banners & Tails and stamped the sentiment from Warm Fuzzies Sentiments. I stamped some stripes at the bottom from Basic Borders 2 stamp set. It looks like washi tape.  I stamped the white background with CAC Screen.

Sweet beautiful you  close 2 by Daniela Dobson

May 05, 2014

Creativity by Laura Fulcher

Happy Monday!

 Laura Fulcher shares a beautiful scene card today using Insect Set D5642, Insect Set DIE139-I, Watercolor Clouds J13218 & Creativity is Contagious D14174.

Have a great day!

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