KS May 2020 Release- Life’s a Ride

It’s time for the Kindred Stamps May Release, and I hope you all are for a wild ride with all the awesomeness coming out this Friday! Today we are featuring the new Life’s a Ride set, along with the new Day in the Park Paper Pack and Teacup Washi Tape! Ya’ll, I squealed with excitement when I saw this set, but I may even be MORE excited for the Day in the Park Paper Pack because it is absolutely STACKED with patterns that your little fandom heart will just love!

I made 3 different projects using the new Life’s a Ride set, so keep our arms and legs inside the ride vehicle and get ready for some fun!

For my first project using Life’s a Ride, I chose to do a “very close to 1-layer” sorta card using the Rachel & Molly Rollercoaster Stamp! I took a piece of 4.125″ x 5.375″ cardstock and stamped my image in the lower right hand corner. Next, I took a Copic Multi-liner pen and began expanding the rollercoaster track (ya’ll I drew it by HAND). I chose a Copic Multi-liner pen because I knew I’d be coloring over it with Copic Markers, which is exactly what I did once the image was all drawn up. I also stamped a mask of this image onto a full-backed-adhesive post-it and covered my image.

Next, instead of using a stencil to create my sky, and just leaving it blank white, I remembered a technique Lynnea showed in her video using the National BBQ Day set (check out the video here), where, for her sky, she just lightly blended some light blue ink and left some white areas to give the illusions of clouds. I used Catherine Pooler It’s a Boy ink on a Blending Brush and lightly blended my sky. I LOVED this effect and will definitely be using it again in the future!

If you could believe it, I began entering the end phase of creating this card. I took some cloud washi tape from the (retired) Toy Box Limited Edition Box, and some navy cardstock, and cut them into a banner for the top left of the card. I then took VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamped the 2 sentiments “Life’s a Ride” “Throw your Hands in the Air”. in their respective spots. I love that this set has so many fun buildable options, and is really great for any sort of project!

I adhered my panel onto an A2-sized piece of navy glitter paper from my stash, and adhered some white enamel dots in various sizes. I adhered my finished panel to an A2-sized card base and was done!

For my 2nd project using the Life’s a Ride set, I used the Brianne & Marcia Teacup stamp (colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut out) and paired them with the new Teacup Washi Tape and Teacup Patterned paper from the Day in the Park Paper Pack to make a tea tin!

I had an extra metal tea tin in my stash (we drink a lot of tea in our house, and this is a Harney & Sons tin), and thought it would be so fun to make! I actually use the tea tins for various things while crafting. I like to use the lids as cut-out image holders for when I’m crafting. I also have a tin on my desk that I use to hold some of my glues and water spray bottle. They also make for a great Copic Marker holder to use if you want to keep track of the colors in your image.

For this tin, I first wrapped it in purple cardstock. I then measured the front of the tin and cut a piece of Teacup Paper from the Day in the Park Paper Pack and cut it to fit one panel. I adhered it to the front. I then took the Teacup Washi Tape and ran it across the top and bottom of the tin, along with around the rim of the lid as well. I adhered my teacup image and sentiment (stamped in Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink and turned into a banner) with foam tape. To finish off this panel, I also adhered some Unicorn Legend Shimmerz.

Finally, you can’t really see it, but I also made a panel for the top of the lid! It’s just a piece of light purple paper with the Mosaic Stencil blending a light Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink Pattern!

And that’s how I made my tin!

For my final Life’s a Ride project, I took the Log Flume Riders stamp and made an interactive slider card!

First off, aren’t those log flume riders JUST the cutest? I may be partial to this one, because I’m in it! I colored up my Log Flume stamp in Copic Markers and fussy cut the image out removing the track and water that’s included on the stamp because I only wanted the log with the riders and their splash.

Next, I needed to get my pieces ready to make this a slim card. So I took an 8.5″ x 3.5″ piece of brown cardstock (frame), an 8.25″ x 3.25″ of white cardstock (tree blended background), a 1.75″ x 8.25″ piece of gray cardstock (chute) and 1.625″ x 8.25″ piece of white cardstock (water inside chute). I also took an Abstract Banner die from Stamp Anniething and cut it from white cardstock, trimming it down to only be 3.5″ long. Finally, I made my own wavy stencil using a Waves Die by Stamp Anniething.

Because I had so many parts to this card, I wanted to keep my ink blending simple. First, I used the Forest Stencil to blend a background on my 8.25″ x 3.25″ piece of white cardstock. I used the stencil negative (the cut out piece of the forest) with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink, and just kept blending a new layer like I would when blending a cloudy sky. For this, I started at the top of the panel, and worked my way down. Once the panel was entirely blended, I adhered it to my brown piece of cardstock.

Next, I took my 1.625″ x 8.25″ piece of white cardstock and used my self made Wave Stencil and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink, and used the same technique I did with the Forest Stencil to build up layers. Once this panel was entirely ink-blended up, I set it aside. Since I had it out, I also used the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide to entirely blend up my Abstract Banner die cut. I spritzed some water onto it to make it look more distressed and water-like.

To make my slider, it was actually very simple. I took my wave panel, a ruler and an exacto knife. Using my ruler to carefully line-up where I wanted to make my cuts, I cut out a thin rectangle, and I made it as long as the distance I wanted my log flume riders to travel. Next, I took my Log Flume image, 2 nickels and some foam tape. I cut the foam tape so it was the same width as the cut out slider slot, and adhered the nickel to one side. I placed the nickel under the slider, poking the foam through the top, and adhered it to the top of my Log Flume Image. I then repeated this again, adhering the nickel to the bottom of my log flume image. I used 2 nickel weights to help keep my image stable since it was so large.

Next, I added a double layer of foam tape to the back of the slider panel. I adhered it directly onto the gray cardstock I had cut, which is supposed to look like a chute for the water. I then dropped the cut-out slider strip into the slot to look like there is no missing water in the card (this goes into the slider strip that’s cut out and would sit underneath the log flume riders).

I adhered my gray panel with the slider function onto my brown cardstock panel with the trees. To finish this card up, I made a sentiment box saying “Life’s a Ride” from some white cardstock with blue ink smudges from my scrap bin, and then stamped the sentiment “Make a Splash” directly onto my Abstract Splatter die cut. I adhered these pieces to my card using foam tape.

I adhered my finished project to a 8.5″ x 3.5″ card base, and was finished!

The entire Kindred Stamps May release will be available Friday, May 22 at 8am PST/11am EST. Be sure to subscribe to the Kindred Stamps blog to see a daily line up of sneak peeks from our amazing Design Team and see the full product release on Friday! Come join the Fan Club and release event to be part of the release fun, and you may just win some Kindred Stamps credit!!

I hope you enjoyed my projects with this brand new Kindred Stamps set! Be sure to stick around the May Release Facebook Event page for sneaks and projects of all the other sets being released this month, along with some fun giveaway opportunities!

Happy Crafting!


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