Picture Perfect - Kraftin Kimmie - June release

  Today is our third day of Krafty Peeks for the June Release

 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are 'peeking' a super awesome set 

from artist Michelle Houghton
 and it's called.....


This amazing set of vintage style cameras are perfect for so many occasions! The sentiments included are spot on!

Check out PICTURE PERFECT! in so many creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs! You'll also see the new stencils, Add-Ons and hybrid ink along the way!  Be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop because there will be a giveaway for some krafty $$ to the shop! 

You'll see more of our June goodies tomorrow, and then everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  

*Be sure to join us for our Live Release Party as one lucky Facebook commenter will win Krafty $'s!!

For now, check out all the beautiful projects in today's hop!
See you tomorrow!

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Masculine cards can sometimes be a struggle, whether that's birthdays, father's day or any other special occasion. If anyone else's partners or family members are as tech obsessed as my husband then this is the sort of card that would they would really love to enjoy. I mean who wouldn't like to receive and interactive card that lights up!

Card Recipe:

1. Take a stitched rounded rectangle nesting die set. Cut the largest size from a piece of patterned paper. I'm using the new Man Cave paper pack from Heffy Doodle. Take the next die a size or 2 down. You can chose based on how much border of the patterned paper you with to leave on display. Die cut this second panel from a light blue card stock. I'm using Ice Blast

2. With your light blue card panel lay the new bouncy balloon stencil on top and ink over using the krafty ink Blue Bay

3. Stamp desired image on alcohol marker friendly card stock and colour in your favourite medium. I'm using copics

4. Take a small hole die, you will probably find a very small die like the one in my picture below from either a standalone die set or even co ordinating dies for stamps there is usually something small! Firstly use the die to cut the whole from the image directly. You can also use a pokey tool to create a hole if you don't have a small die

5. I am also using part of the add on bundle from this months release that includes these amazing Tim Holtz film strips, I've cut 2 strips and I've placed them at a rough angle on my card - not yet stuck down just figuring out layout. Take the image and place on top so you know where you want this position and make a small dot through the hole onto your stencilled panel, take the same small die you previously used and now cut this hole from the stencilled panel too. This will help the light to get through without too many layers!

Cut a small piece of vellum big enough to cover the die cut hole and attach this with a small amount of adhesive glue

6. Now you can play with the lights! I'm am using the original EZ Lights here however Pear Blossom Press have so many fantastic light up products and they are so easy to use, be sure to check out the store!

Firstly take the battery section and apply double sided sticky tape to the back, I like to double mine up for extra stickiness and to ensure it doesn't move easily.

Stick the battery/button press to the back of your card, remember you need to place this where you want the person to press the button, some people like to make a small mark with a poke tool to help them place the battery which works well if you plan to cover the small mark with an image or sentiment. As my button press from the card front is going to be clear I have placed mine by eye where I feel I need it!

Gather the wires and twist them round to lay them as flat as possible. You will find they have a natural twist to them and I allow them to pretty much fall where they sit better, I am using a clear scotch tape to hold it all down. Your 3 lights want to be over the hole you created.

7. Take some foam tape and layer this around your battery section and the whole panel. As you can see above I've been a little generous as you want to give it some strength so it doesn't feel as the card is sinking when pressed from the front

8. You can now peel away the backing paper of the foam tape and stick this down on your larger patterned paper piece

9. The film strips, not going to make this part sound easy, it's was probably hard sticking these down than the lights themselves! As they have a clear material you probably don't want to use double sided tape or glue too much. As this image is rather large I was able to use a small amount of double sided tape on the film strips, I only put this on central part that would be covered by my image and hidden. I then used a cocktail stick to apply adhesive glue along each edge strip. by using a small applicator like this can help give you more control over how much glue you use! Stick your first film strip over the hole of the panel, again as it's clear it will allow the light through and then stick your second strip slightly under leave a short gap. You will probably need to hold them for a few seconds to allow the blue to bond them to your card.

10. Glue image over the top lining up the whole of the camera with your hole underneath, I pressed the light up button to help me guide the image into the right place! Take another small snippet of film strip to act as your button.

Tip from me, stamp your sentiments if your stamping directly onto the card before you attach your lights and foam tape as this will allow for better and smoothing stamping which I totally forgot to do this time round however I think it worked still and I know the perfect recipient for this masculine interactive card!

I hope you have enjoyed today's card, don't forget to hop around to see the design team have been up too and if you want to try out a light up card for yourself be sure to visit all the amazing products over at Pear Blossom Press!

Until next time, happy crafting!



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