I’m running a bit late again but I’m finally able to share my 10 cards 1 kit video with the gorgeous August card kit from Love From Lizi! This was such a beautiful kit which I had a lot of fun playing with. It is no longer available – I believe it sold out in record time – but many of the items I used, such as the stamps and dies, are available for individual purchase. The September Super kit has now been revealed and is, as of writing this, still in stock so I’d definitely recommend looking at that if you’ve been thinking of getting some of Lizi’s card kits.
For my first card I started with the faceted heart from the Flawless dies and cut it five times from a piece of deep pink mirror card that I had in my stash. I arranged the hearts onto a card base made with the grey card in the kit, and used them as a guide for stamping my sentiment. I chose You’re Perfect from the Shine Bright stamp set, and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I did not add the layering portion on this particular card. I added detail behind the sentiment by dry embossing the same faceted heart die over it, then adhered the mirror die cuts into place.
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Dies as Focus
I used one of the white tags for my second card, starting my stamping and heat embossing a diamond with the Platinum Tiara embossing powder. I used a light blue watercolour pencil to add a little colour into the diamond, blending it out with my Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. For my sentiment I stamped the You’re Priceless sentiment with Altenew’s Ocean Waves ink onto a snippet of white and added the layering element with the same embossing powder I’d used for the diamond. I trimmed down the panel element and pressed the edges into the Ocean Waves ink to add some colour to it.
I cut down a panel of patterned paper to create the background panel for my card base, then popped up the tag and sentiment strip onto it. I used the Silver Lining Nuvo Drops to add three drops onto the tag, then finished off the card with a layer of glaze over the diamond to give it some shine.
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
TAGplorations Challenge – Anything With A Tag
My idea for card three changed as I went along. I started by die cutting the “smile” word die from the pearlised grey card multiple times, as well as once from the same dark pink mirror card I’d used for my first card. I then arranged the die cuts onto my grey card and adhered them into place with liquid glue.
HLS Anything Goes With Dies Challenge – Use Dies
I started my fourth card by fussy cutting out three columns of three hexagons from one of the patterned papers. I adhered the fussy cut hexagon panels onto some black card and cut around them to create a mat. I then added hexagon details to my cream card base by ink blending Rose Gold Shimmer ink through a hexagon stencil from Skull and Cross Buns. I used my T-Square ruler to help me draw a black frame onto the card base then popped the hexagon strips up onto the card base with foam tape. I used a double layer of foam tape to add the focal heart, which I’d also matted on black card, and adhered that popped up on the bottom left hand side, before finishing off the card with some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops.
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Use Snippets
My fifth card is a fairly quick one. I cut two panels of patterned paper and adhered them together with some washi tape at the back so that they would look like a continuous panel. I disguised the join between the two pieces by adding one of the White/Gold Finish pinstripe peel-offs that came in the kit over it. I adhered the panel to my cream card base and edged all around it with the same peel-offs, this time in the narrowest size. Finally I popped up one of the die cut hearts that came in the kit to be my focal point and sentiment element.
Crafter’s Castle – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday – Anything Goes
I used the patterned papers again for my 6th card, and again I used washi tape to help join the panels together. Alternatively you could use whole panels and skip the washi joins, but I like to do this to conserve more of the paper for future use. I later added some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue to strengthen the join. I cut down another piece of patterned paper and rounded two of the corners, as well as fussy cutting out a tiny sentiment element from another patterned paper. I used liquid glue to adhere all the patterned paper elements together, as well as to adhere them to the pink card base. Finally I popped up the third die cut heart to be the focal element on the card.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday – Sketch
For my seventh card I started by stamping the heart shaped gem three times with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I then watercoloured them with the same ink using a Wink of Stella clear brush as my blending medium, which added some glitter. After finishing the watercolouring I added splatters of the Worn Lipstick followed by splatters of the glittery liquid from in the Wink of Stella pen. I dried the hearts, fussy cut them out, and ran the edges through the Worn Lipstick ink to colour them. I then added several layers of clear heat embossing to each heart to give them some shine.
For my background I cut a panel of watercolour paper and created a loose watercolour design by smooshing layers of Spun Sugar Distress Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I trimmed the completed panel to just smaller than my pink card base and edged it with Clear Iridescent Pink Glitter Pinstripe Peel-Offs. I then popped up the watercoloured hearts on foam tape across the smooshed background. I finished off by heat embossing a sentiment with Tutu Pink embossing powder onto a snippet of watercolour paper and adhering that across the three hearts.
Daring Cardmakers – Loose Watercolour
HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything Watercolour Goes
MFT Camp Create Day 4 – Monochromatic Magic
My eighth card caused me a lot of stress! I had an idea in mind for it but I really struggled to get it to work. I started by stamping a background pattern of the gems from the stamp set using embossing ink, then clear heat embossed them. I then reheated the embossed areas a bit at a time and pressed foil into it. I recently saw another YouTuber do this technique but I must have been doing something wrong because the foil was not picking up very well and I just seemed to be ending up with a mess and burnt fingers…
I decided to persevere, using the Nuvo Clear Mark Pen that came in the kit to trace along the lines that hadn’t picked up the foil, heat embossing them again and reapplying the foil. This way I was able to finally cover almost all the areas. I still felt it looked a bit messy (I like to have clean lines) and after some consideration I trimmed a panel of vellum to layer over the background. This muted it and helped the messiness not be so obvious.
I white heat embossed my sentiment onto some black card stock and trimmed it down before popping it up on foam tape onto the vellum. I then adhered the vellum to the card base, hiding the adhesive behind the sentiment strips. I added a few more dots of adhesive in some other places to hold the vellum in place even better, and disguised them by adding Ebony Black Nuvo Drops over the top, which further tied in the black I’d used for the sentiment.
Crafty Gals Corner – Emboss It
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: Add Some Sparkle
STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Anything Stamping Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Masculine Goes
I move away from the colour palette of the kit even more with card number 9. I started by using Catherine Pooler Twilight ink to stamp one of the gem images in a repeating row across a black card base. I then coloured each image with a different colour of pastel pencil. I filled in the whole of each gem with a flat layer of colour then restamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I went over again adjusting the colouring, adding some white to lighten some areas and black to shade others, to help make them more realistic. I also added highlights to each gem with white gel pens. I added a cast light from each of the gems by smudging some of the appropriate colour below it, and finished off the card with a white embossed sentiment. Pastel pencils can smudge, so to prevent the colour moving on the finished card I took it outside and sprayed it with hairspray as a makeshift fixative. I think this did dull the colour, and an actual fixative (which I don’t own…) may have worked better.
Double D Challenges – Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones (I hope stamped gems counts!)
TGIF Challenges – All On Black
My final card incorporated an idea I’d had in mind for a while. I die cut the faceted heart 9 times from black card stock and stacked them in threes to create three thicker hearts. I adhered them to my card base and added a sentiment from the stamp set. Then I took Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Drops and carefully filled the open spaces of the hearts. I used a pin to help move the drops around and fill in the little corner spaces of the hearts. I then let it dry. I decided to add a second layer of Nuvo Drops as they had sunk back a bit in some places. Once that was also dried I die cut three more hearts and used Glossy Accents to adhere it over the top of the hearts on the card base, to make them look tidier.
HLS CAS Challenge – Only 1/3
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – CAS
TCP Tuesday Challenge – CAS
As I said I had a lot of fun creating with this card kit. I really enjoyed the stamps and dies and expect I will continue to get use out of them. I also liked that I got to try a number of different techniques with these cards, and I hope that you appreciated seeing them, too. I’d love it if you let me know which of the cards was your favourite.