Kraftgali Card Challenge #3 Winner

Thank you so much for playing the Kraftgali Card Challenge #2. So much creativity! We were blown away!!

Here is the winning entry for this month by hollyshandmadecards. Please click on the image to view the entire post.

Congratulations to the winner! Please email us at before Saturday, May 5th, 11:59 pm PST to claim your prize, or it will be passed over to next person.

Remember... The May challenge is cancelled but we have some amazing giveaways for you tomorrow. Don't forget to come and join us!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!!

Hero Arts Safari and Watercoloring with Distress Inks

Hello crafty friends!  Buckle in for a super fun card where we get to be artists of sorts.  We are going to be playing with this incredible sun die, and these two amazing sets from Hero Arts:

This card came together so easily.  I used a few different pieces of watercolor paper and started first by taking Distress Oxide colors in Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade.  I smooshed them on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dipped my watercolor paper in them.  I thought that they may have blended too much (I dare I say that...) so I added a bit of Fired Brick to them.  That was just the trick, since I was using this panel for the Hero Arts Sun Die.  Once that was done, I started working on the other watercolor paper.  Pulling out some good old Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, and Candied Apple, I did some light watercoloring. It was absolutely therapeutic; I love watercoloring simple things like this background.  

I then stamped out the grass line, followed by a little bit of ink blending to make the sand color at the bottom of the panel.  Lastly, I stamped out my tree, the sentiment, and the birds in Versafine Onyx black ink and the elephants in gray.  I assembled the card using Nuvo Glue. (love that stuff).
That will do it for the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by and crafting with us today!  We had some much fun and hope you got inspired to take out any medium you have and get to painting! 
You have to go check out the "Steals" section over at the shop as they are updated daily and have some amazing deals going on! Woot Woot!  

A CAS card with Brich Press Design stamps & dies by Noga Shefer

Hi Crafty Friends! I’ts Noga and today I'm here to share a Clean And Simple card with the amazing  Birch Press Design products.

The heart was cut from 3 different  cardstocks using Caprice Heart Layer Dies Set - Birch Press Design.

The base of the cards was cut from white cardstock using the frame die from Frames & Flags Die Set - Newton's Nook Designs .

The sentiment was stamped with a greeting from Birch Press Design Sending Love clear stamp set with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink Pad and was embossing.

Happy crafting:)

Noga Shefer

Sewn with Love by Altenew

Hello everyone!!  Today we are making some elegant Mother's Day cards with Altenew's Sewn with Love.  This set is just magical and comes together easily and beautifully!  When setting yourself up to use this stamp set, all you have to do is get your colors prepared and ready.  If you are staying monochromatic, you will need 2 sets of colors; one for the flower bud and one for the stem.  A stamping tool really does help for this type of set because you can fiddle with it to get it lined up perfectly before committing.  One thing I noticed was that you really have to get directly over the image as you are laying it down so that the pieces are lined up exactly.
I decided to do multiple cards because I had all of the supplies out and it would save time in the end.  Once I stamped out all of my beautiful flowers, I cut them each down a little differently so that I could have some fun with variation.  One of the buds I cut out with a heart die and gave that dimension by putting some fun foam behind it.  Another I cut down with a labeling die I had in my stash and the last one I just used a Lawn Fawn Rectangle Stitched die to cut down and mat on some gorgeous mauve cardstock.  I put my cards together using Nuvo Glue and Ad Tech tape runner and then finished them off with a silver bow and some embellishments to make them pop!

Thank you so much for joining us today!  Have a wonderful, crafty, day!!

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3-layered Stamping with Sunny Studios Bold Balloons

Hello everyone! Today's cards feature Bold Balloons from Sunny Studios.  I have loved these stamps from the first time I saw them.  They look so realistic and bring such a great dimension to your cards. Sometimes layered stamping can seem intimidating but I think we can all agree once we see the end result, it's magical.  And these stamps from Sunny Studio are some of the easiest muli-layering stamps I've ever used.  They are amazing! I started by using three colors of Distress Oxide Inks  which, because of their pigmented property, stamped really well.
 After stamping the star balloons, I ink blended some Tattered Rose around the edge of the card but happened to drag some of the red from the stars and it smudged a bit.  I then used a Tombow Mono Sand Eraser to pick up some of the ink; works like a charm.  I finished off the first card by filling the balloons with Glossy Accents and Nuvo Glitter Drops.  The second card was similar with a little more focus on the background.  I was able to use quite a few of the stamps in this set which is always awesome!!
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Two-tone Distress Oxide Backgrounds - Featuring Avery Elle Mermaids & Party Pals Stamps Set

Welcome back to the Kraftgali Blog!  Today we are making these two-tone background cards using Distress oxide ink pads and Avery Elle stamps. 

These are the main supplies used.
Avery Elle Mermaids Stamp Set  -
Avery Elle Party Pals Stamp Set  -
Avery Elle Toucan Party Stamp Set  -
Distress Oxide Ink Pads  -
Clear Crystal Drops  -
C thru T Ruler  -

See-through Circle Card with Lawn Fawn's Slow Down and Enjoy by Mary Polanco

Hello everyone!  I'm so glad you are crafting with us as we have a blast with this super easy, but WOW card!  Today's card features Lawn Fawn's Slow Down and Enjoy Stamps.  I started off the card by stamping and coloring the elephant from the Lawn Fawn Slow Down and Enjoy stamp set. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them in both warm greys and cool greys.  (I'm saving the warm grey elephant for a future project).
Once my coloring was complete, I worked on the background and made it as simple as I could.   First I ink blended Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick to get an ombre look.  Then I put a Hero Arts Stencil over it to get a tone on tone look.  Lastly, I spritzed the panel with water to get a more distressed look.  Once complete I used a circle die to cut through the inked up panel as well as the Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock.
I placed the front and back of my elephant together using foam dots and nestled him into the circle.  I finished off the card by tying some grey and white baker's twine around the card and tied a small bow with long strings to cascade down the front of the card.  To secure the bow, I placed a small glue dot behind it!
That will do it for this super fun and fast card.  Thanks so much for joining us today!  We'll see you for the next card!

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Lawn Fawn's bookmarks for kraftgali card challenge #3 by Noga Shefer

Hi Crafty Friends! I’ts Noga and today I'm here to share a bookmarks for Kraftgali card  challenge #3!!

This is the front side  

This is the back side

The first elephant were stamped from the stamp set slow down and enjoy Stamps - Lawn Fawn
on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ink, colored in with Copic Markers C00, C0, C1, C3, R00 and R20.

The second elephant were stamped from the stamp set slow down and enjoy Stamps - Lawn Fawn
on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ink, colored in with Copic Markers W00, W0, W1, W3, R00 and R20.

The base of the bookmark was cut from perfectly plaid rainbow petite paper pack papers. now available perfectly plaid spring petite paper pack Papers - Lawn Fawn .      

The sentiment was stamped with a greeting from the stamp seslow down and enjoy Stamps - Lawn Fawn with versamark ink and was embossing with WOW! Embossing Powder Ultra High 15ml Opaque Bright White .

I cut the elephants using slow down and enjoy - lawn cuts Dies - Lawn Fawn and glue all the parts together.

I will be happy to hear which bookmark is your favorite!

Happy crafting :)