Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Kraft cards for Country View Crafts

I love using kraft card in my work and was so pleased to find some good quality and 'real' kraft coloured cards in Michaels last year. So taking the plunge I decided to create my designs straight on the card itself - - - - scary!!!!!


Taking a palette knife I daubed small amounts of gesso onto three cards.


Then using torn paper I masked off  areas and stamped through the gaps to get my random stamped sections.


Next came  torn strips of tissue/washi tapes........


....... and strips of stitched torn paper or stitched hessian ......

.... then stamped and inked images I found in my left over images box and watercoloured them with distress inks.



I finished them all with a stamped word and a single embellishment.

If you like to use kraft card somewhere in your projects then we would love to see them at Country View Challenges. There is a £20 voucher from Country View Crafts for the lucky winner.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxxx


24 comments:

sally said...

Really like what you've done here Brenda - I really should use kraft more as it's got a great aged effect before you even start :-)

Sally

Vintagehandmade said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! Love them all! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Anneke said...

They look wonderful. Love your Design.
Thanks for showing Anneke

Nikki Acton said...

Love these - wonderful layout, love the gesso on Kraft! Nxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards! A fabulous look and a great idea!

Buttons said...

Outstandingly, wonderfully GORGEOUS!!! SO up my street Brenda :) Pinned! Jenny x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic cards!

Gina said...

I really love these...so different, simple and rustic looking :D (like me) XXX

Paula Cheney said...

I love these simple cards (well at lest you make them look simple!

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW Your cards are stunning. Love them.

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are STUNNING! Those images are perfect in this setting! Chrisx

Fliss said...

These are all absolutely beautiful Brenda with such breathtaking simplicity. Love them!
Fliss xx
PS: Sorry for not visiting for so long (need more than 24 hours in a day!)

Redanne said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, love your layering and the coloured images look wonderful - with so many birthdays coming up I may just give this a try! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Three beautiful Kraft cards Brenda, love your images and layer details .
Yvonne

2amscrapper said...

Be still my heart! I must try making these! Helene

Boei said...

Beautiful :)

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous Brenda. The Kraft really adds to the dramatic backgrounds. Stunning and now a favourite
TFS and huge hugs Annie x

Mary W said...

These are unique and very pretty to look at. The kraft paper is perfect!

Lynn Price said...

What an inspiration, Brenda!! Love what you have done here by playing your images/effects off the kraft.....and as usual, your layering and layouts are marvelous. Love all of these amazing cards! xxxx Lynn

Collet Sylvie said...

Wow ! 3 kraft cards, just perfect!!!!! bises
Sylvie

Anita Houston said...

WOW...these speak to my creative soul...isn't that nuts! LOVE how you've laid it all out, the design, the simplicity, the mixed media, the images...the pops of color...just everything! PINNED!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great cards Brenda, love the collages and the textures you acheived with the gesso, washi and burlap! Brave woman to dive in and create on the cards themselves, they turned out wonderfully.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful designs on these Brenda!

butterfly said...

Simple, bold design and it works so brilliantly, Brenda - fabulous cards!
Alison xx