Hi there! How is the weather treating you where you are at? It is typical spring weather here in Eastern Ohio, this means afternoon thunderstorms, and man they’ve been extreme! Today it took my daughter and I an additional 30 minutes to find a way home thanks to copious amounts of trees blocking the road. I always worry about those in Tornado Alley this time of year, I do hope everyone is staying safe right now.

Today I’m bringing you a card using a stamp from Kindred Stamps. Audra is making the CUTEST princesses, and you should be gobbling them up while you can as she’s got so much more in store for these princesses. Princes, castles, maybe even something more nefarious could be in our future! I make no promises, but you may want to keep your eye on her page!

Did you know Kindred Stamps has a fan club? She gives her fans sneak peaks and extras in there from time to time. You do want to join. 😉 On Facebook, search Kindred Stamps Fan Club, one of us admins will let you it and you can join the excitement!

Today I used the Tower Princess stamp set. I ADORE the 3 different sizes of lanterns, you can really create a lot of depth using them. On an A2 sized piece of cardstock, I stamped, with Momento Tuxedo Black, both the princess and the lanterns and then colored them.

Using the same stamps I stamped onto some 3M Post-it tape, however, I used StazOn ink as I’ve found that Momento smears and gets onto my fingers. Very carefully I cut along the black lines so that I could mask out only the princess and the lanterns. Once these pieces of tape were covering the design elements that I wanted to protect, I got to work.

Because I wanted her to not appear as if she’s floating in mid-air, I masked an area off that I’d make to look like wood, as if maybe she’s standing on her boat. I have the Inkylicious Ink Dusters, with dusters on both ends, this makes blending ink effortlessly, and it means that I can get 6 color groups on 3 brushes. I have one end for my blues, another for my greens, one for my yellows, another for my oranges, one for reds and the last for purples. Black is the only one that I need to use a Ranger Blending Tool with.

Making the sky took a bit of time, I went over and over and over, repeating the colors and building up ink in order to get a smoothly faded look. The ground, on the other hand, went very quickly. I used Ranger Blending Tools and glided them over, gently.

I embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder from Hero Arts, it is much more clear in person, but in photos, it doesn’t look so legible on the brown background.  Finally, I used the large Stitched Rectangles from Lawn Fawn around the edges. I like doing something along the edges of my cards, it makes them feel finished, at least to me. I chose to use a cross-stitch pattern because I’m pretty sure Rapunzel did a fair amount of needlework during her time in the tower.

I hope you enjoyed my card, please feel free to share your own creation using Kindred Stamps products! Don’t forget that you can use my discount code Hannah10 for 10% off!!!

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