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Shabby and Tattered Santa

Good Monday morning.  Today I’m sharing another of my projects made for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty challenges. I love using designer paper as backgrounds on my cards but very rarely use it as a main focal point.  I thought the Santa image from the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas and would be beautiful image to frame and highlight.  I paired it using Tattered Lace Christmas Florals and Impression Obsession Pine Pair. I must admit that I stepped way out of my comfort zone to make a shabby  and distressed project but I really like how all the coordinating papers from the pad work together.

KC Sandee's Challenge right

I created the frame for Santa using Spellbinders Classic Circles and Classic Scallop Circles dies. I used my deckle scissors to distress the edges of both layers and then sponged with vintage photo distress ink and a mini applicator. I attached the green frame layer over the picture using thin strips of mounting tape to create dimension and then attached it to the red layer with ATG adhesive.

KC Sandee's Challenge center

I formed the poinsettia and foliage using Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.  I assembled the poinsettia using glossy accents and then attached it to the frame layer with glossy accents.   Once the glue dried  I tucked the holly and pine pieces all around the poinsettia to create the floral spray.. I attached a tiny pearl in the flower center and finished by brushing Clear Wink of Stella over the poinsettia petals to add a touch of sparkle.  I guess sparkle doesn’t really go with shabby but I just couldn’t help myself. LOL!

KC Sandee's Challenge left

Thanks for coming today and I hope you have a great week. 

Card size:  5.50” square


Two Tutorials- Splitcoaststampers and the CLASSroom

Good Wednesday morning.  I have two different flower tutorials to share with you today.  My first was made for Splitcoaststampers showing how I work with rolled roses to create a more natural looking flower.  You can check out my step by step and video tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers on the Tutorial page.  I may have gone a little overboard with all those rolled roses but I couldn’t help myself.

 KC Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms 4 right

My second project is another floral project and was made for the CLASSroom and I’m sharing my step by step tutorial for making Susan’s Hydrangea.  I love Susan’s flowers…don’t you! 

KC Susan's Garden left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Links below are for the rolled rose project.  You can find all the products for my hydrangea project at the CLASSroom.

Both cards are A2 size.


Ornate Framed Roses

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  I was inspired by the Embossed Silver Vines Frame found here.  I instantly thought of the Impression Impression Ornate Rectangle Frame even though it is rectangle instead of square.  I love the fancy scroll work on both.  I attached the Ornate Frame to a double matted frame made using Classic Rectangles.  The roses and foliage were made using the Spiral Flowers Large and Leaf Cluster.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate 2 left

I cut the rectangle frames and attached them together with mounting tape.  I really like how separating the frames adds dimension and interest.  I attached the ornate frame to the double matted frame using rolled up double stick tape.  The completed frame was attached to the bard base with double stick tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Ornate 2 center

The leaves were formed using my stylus and molding pad. I attached two leaf sections to each rose leaving one third of each free so I could attach the three together easily.  I wanted all the foliage to remain on the outer border of the roses.  I attached the flowers to the card base and tucked a couple leaf sections around the spray to fill in.  Here’s a closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate 2 close

The purple outer frame was an afterthought.  I thought the card looked a little too plain with the only color being in the flowers and foliage.  After I attached the frame I was sorry that I added it as it is really to bold with the delicate frame.  But that which is stuck stays stuck.  LOL1

KC Impression Obsession Ornate 2 right

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Belleek Inspired Color Washed Floral Spray

Good Tuesday morning.  The Belleek Inspired technique is one of my favorites and I especially like pairing it with Color Washed flowers. My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 2, Curvy Leaves, Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder and Spellbinders Classic Ovals.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 right

I applied spun sugar distress ink on the inside of the embossing folder with my brayer, placed the cardstock in the folder and ran through the Big Shot.  I painted the flowers sections, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and assembled them with glossy accents. I scored the leaves using my leaf tool and leaf pad. and lightly bent them in with my fingers.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 center

I attached the double matted frame  to the card bas with mounting tape.  I arranged the larger pieces of foliage on the card base and attached with glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the foliage with small pieces of mounting tape and a little additional glossy accents.  I added a few small pieces of foliage to the arrangement to fill in.  I added champagne pearls  to the flower centers for the finishing touch.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 4 left

Check out my Belleek Inspired and Color Wash  tutorials if you would like to see step by step photos of these techniques.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Hop Day 3


Welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Designer Hop.  We have some beautiful new stamps to share and gift certificates to give away each day!!!  You will want to hop on over to the Impression Obsession design team blog to get all the details. I know you are going to love all the team projects you are going to see this week.

Today’s hop list!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using the new Christmas Morning paired with the Pine Branch. I love this precious silhouette with the Christmas tree scene. My goal was to create a lit backdrop in contrast with the girl.


Christmas Morning

I started by stamping the the image twice on watercolor paper with black versafine. I wanted one to be the base for the scene. I used my craft knife and snips to cut out the arch opening and girl of the second to pop up over the base to create dimension and interest.

KC Christmas Morning left

I watercolored the images using my waterbrush and Distress reinkers. I colored the red ornaments with a red marker. I attached the image base layer to the card base with ATG adhesive. I attached the arch/girl layer to the base with mounting tape.

KC Christmas Morning center

I cut a double matted frame using Classic Ovals and attached over the scene with mounting tape creating another layer of dimension.  I added the bright red multi loop bow and pine branches for the finishing touch.

Kittie Christmas Morning wm

I would like to invite you to come over to the CLASSroom today to see my Let’s Get Campy step by step tutorial. I hope to see you there right after you finish seeing all the wonderful designs the team has to share with you.

KC Happy Camper left

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Card size for my Christmas Morning card is 5.50” x 4.25”