Studio Calico Walden Kits

Hey, hey it's reveal day! This month's Studio Calico Kit Walden is already live for shopping so it's high time to show you my gallery cards on the old blog :) Just so that you know what I'm talking about, I'll show you the main card kit first.

Studio Calico Walden Card Kit

I loved to work with the big stamp images in the card main. You barely need anything else to finish a card. For the first card I made, I had created a half-tone effect with my card base and a yellow patterned paper, then layered my stamped and embossed apple on top.

Apple of My Eye | Handmade Card by @pixnglue
Gallery: Apple of My Eye Card | Kits: Walden Card Kit

And of course there had to be some stitching and the tiny stitches from last month's projects also carried over (it's Mister Huey Inky Black this time).

Celebrate | Handmade holiday card by @pixnglue
Gallery: Celebrate Card | Kits: Walden Card KitHoliday & New Year's Stamp Set
Then, there were these yellow deer charms… quite honestly they were my least favorite item at first until I challenged my self to make it work for me. The longer I looked at them, I found they called to be painted gold for the season and it paired so well with the pastel elements in the end. I matted one of the deers on the doily from the kit and a die-cut tag (I used these dies) from patterned paper. Oh, and there's a sentiment stamped on the inside for good measure. You can see it in the SC gallery detail images.

Magic is for the Making | Handmade Christmas Card with Deer Charm by @pixnglue
Gallery: Magic is for the Making Card | Kits: Walden Card Kit, Holiday & New Year's Stamp Set
As for the second deer charm, I wanted to pair it with something more neutral to give it an elegant touch. Again, I pulled the tag dies, then layered a glassine bag from the kit packaging filled with the wood veneer hearts and gold sequins. Marcy Penner's Holiday & New Year's Stamp Set was a nice way to add a sentiment in between the layers.

Nuts about You | Handmade fall card by @pixnglue with stamped and embossed acorn image
Gallery: Nuts about You Card | Kits: Walden Card Kit
I know, man cards are not everyone's strong suite so maybe you will like my last card for today. Combining stamping and watercolors seems to be one of my favorite techniques right now. You just stamp your image (here it's the acorn) first, e.g., with Color Theory inks, then use Neocolor crayons on top. Since both are water soluble, they blend really well. Lastly, I heat-embossed over the colored image with Zing gold metallic.

That's it for today. I'm working on a fun project with the adorable French Fry stamp and hope to have this up over the next few days. Stay tuned!

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