Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kobi Bearing Gifts at Your Door Card


Hello Everyone!

I am super excited to share with you my first card for Studio Katia's Blog, featuring the new Kobi Bearing Gifts Stamp Set. I wanted to create a doorway scene where Kobi is coming to your house with his arms filled with presents and balloons.

Kobi Bearing Gifts at Your Door Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For this card, I began by coloring out Kobi and his gifts using Zig Clean Real Brush Pens and then used the Coordinating Dies to dies cut the images. Next, I worked on the card background, I wanted to make it look like Kobi was also carrying a bunch of balloons with him. So I used the Bubble Stencil and Distress Oxide inks and blended out a bunch of different sized bubbles to create the balloons in the background. For some extra sparkle, I used some multi medium matte glue and added some drops here and there to glue down some sprinkles of the Just Chunky Glitter.

Kobi Bearing Gifts at Your Door Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
Did anyone notice my doormat? In hindsight, I wished I had filmed the process, but my time is so limited these days so the next best thing I could do was to take process pics. This way you can refer to them if you want to do the same. I had so much fun making this cute little mat and it was super easy to do! 

The first thing I did was die cut the middle sized Stitch Border Die using a similarly colored piece of paper of the string I was using. I then trimmed length of the mat to a size that would fit the window of the card.  BTW, I did not use embroidery string as I didn't have the color I wanted, so I used a crochet yarn which worked just as well.  

Here is how I achieved the carpet-like effect.
  • I doubled up the thread, this way it fills up the entire mat with minimal effort.
  • As I worked on each row of stitches, I used a crochet needle to lift up the thread from the die cut. You could use a thin straw or a skewer to do this as well (see image below).

Making a rug/carpet using a stitch border by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty 
  • As you can see from the above image, I have an odd number of rows. So I just did the same thing with the crochet needle and wrapped the thread around it without creating a cross stitch.
Making a rug/carpet using a stitch border by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

  • Now that the mat is all stitched, I used a sharp pair of scissors and cut down the center of each row.  I had a few spots that the lengths of the thread were longer than others so I trimmed as I found necessary. 

Making a rug/carpet using a stitch border by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
  • I also used strong double sided adhesive to hold the stitches in place from behind. I then removed the adhesive backing and then stuck it down to the card base. 

Making a rug/carpet using a stitch border by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty
  • Next, I added doubled up foam tape behind Kobi and adhered his feet to the carpet using some multi medium mate glue and attached the gift to the carpet/mat the same way.

Kobi Bearing Gifts at Your Door Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To finish off this card and to create the illusion of a doorway,  I used the largest die from the Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies and also the largest frame die from the Dotted Patterns: Set 2 Dies and used foam tape to pop up the frame. Before adhering it to the front of the card I stamped one of the sentiments from the Birthday Greetings Set.

I hope you learned something new today and were inspired by my Kobi Bearing Gifts Card. I appreciate the time you spent here, so thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
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Kobi Bearing Gifts
Kobi Bearing Gifts
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Kobi Bearing Gifts Dies
Kobi Bearing Gifts Dies
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Bubbles Stencil
Bubbles Stencil
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Stitch Borders
Stitch Borders
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Dotted Patterns - Set 2 Dies
Dotted Patterns - Set 2 Dies
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Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
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Birthday Greetings
Birthday Greetings
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Just Chunky Confetti Glitter
Just Chunky Confetti Glitter
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
Kuretake Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET Real Brush
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
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Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
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Oxide Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
Oxide Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
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Oxide Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
Oxide Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
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Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
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Finger Sponge Daubers
Finger Sponge Daubers
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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Embroidery Hand Needles, Size 1-5
Embroidery Hand Needles, Size 1-5
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 Bonbons Yarn, Nature
Bonbons Yarn, Nature
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Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips, 7
Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips, 7"
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3M Double Sided Tape 0.125
3M Double Sided Tape 0.125"
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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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