Kindred Stamps April Release- Pick Your Poison

Hello Everyone! We’re getting towards the end of the month, which of course means it’s time for the April Kindred Stamps Release. Words cannot express how freaking happy I am to share my projects with you all using the brand new set, Pick Your Poison! I have been wanting a set like this one for the longest of times, and I was jumping for joy when I learned it was on its way!

The Pick Your Poison set is also being released along the new Aztec stencil, which coordinates so perfectly with this set! AND, Kindred Stamps is releasing their very first interactive die along with this set as well, the Pull & Slide Die!

I’ve got a collection of 5 projects to share, so let’s get to the details! Stick around to the end for the Copic Marker Colors for each of the characters included in this set!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Pick Your Poison Stamp Set
Aztec Stencil
Pull & Slide Die
Ocean Scene Craft Die
Chocolate Mint Sequins
Ice Sparkletz
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness & Walnut Stain
Distress Inks: Black Soot & Mowed Lawn
Frame Slimline Die
Slimline Cards & Envelopes Set
Volcano Builder Die
Blending Cardstock
Colored Cardstock

For my first project, I created a fun jungle themed slider card using the Pick Your Poison set. This card features the Llama King, Squirrel, and the Llama’s Friend colored in Copic Markers.

I used the Ocean Scene Craft Die in a different way, where I interpreted it as vines and leaves, allowing it to hang from the top of the card! I know this doesn’t look like vines entirely, but I thought it was a fun way to stretch my crafting stash to give this card a fun jungle feel!

For the gray background piece behind my scene, I stretched my Aztec stencil across my slimline card, and blended over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I’m just really digging all the nature vibes in this card.

Pro-Tip: I used the Slider Die from the Pull & Slide Die twice to get it to stretch across my slimline card. Once I cut my first slider section, I moved the die over to cut a 2nd, and made sure it line up with the cuts from the first die! This is super easy to do, and allows you to adapt your slider dies for slimline use!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Pick Your Poison Stamp Set
Aztec Stencil
Card Builder Basics Die Set
Sunset Shimmerz
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive
Pixie Spray
Stencil Pal

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Purple Deco Foil
Transfer Gel Duo
Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon & Wilted Violet
Metallic Watercolor Paint
Blending Cardstock
Colored Cardstock
Embossing Powder

For my next Pick Your Poison project, I made a foiled A2-sized card! As always, my Llama King was colored up using Copic Markers. I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

I was inspired by a llama-themed paper pack in my stash to use the purple foil on an orange and yellow background. Normally, I don’t like using Yellow and Purple together, but for some reason it really works using the Purple Deco Foil Transfer Sheets! I am getting myself re-acquainted with my “foiling and flocking” stash, and am just really loving some of the projects that have resulted from it! I used some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo on my Aztec stencil, allowed it to dry, and used a heat transfer method for my foil.

I am always looking to add birthday cards to my stash, so I combined the “I like your groove” and “Happy Birthday” sentiments from Pick Your Poison for this project, and heat embossed them in white embossing powder. It gives the sentiment a nice boldness against the dark paper!

Pro-Tip: If you haven’t yet, invest in some Pixie Spray if you are applying any sort of gel over your stencils. Normally, I don’t use Pixie Spray for inked stencil use, but it really makes a world of difference when applying gels. If your stencil is lifting at all from any part of the panel underneath, your gels will most likely get smushed and spread out. It’s not necessarily the end all be all of your project, depending on how the blemish can be covered. But it can definitely take some wind out of your sails. Pixie Spray gives you that nice piece of mind that your panel is lightly adhered to your stencil, and essentially eliminates the chance of blemishes!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Pick Your Poison Stamp Set
Aztec Stencil
Pull & Slide Die
Ice Sparkletz
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet
Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves
Colored Cardstock
Wisteria Hues Sequins

Now, of course I had to use this Purple Villainess from Pick Your Poison with the Pull & Slide Die! I feel like that was a total must with this set! I colored her, her henchman, and the Kitty Villain in Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and set them aside! Just imagine her screaming to you “Pull the tab!!”.

For my Pull Tab card, I decided on using a Mini-Slimline (3″ x 6″ card base), and used a layered effect to get my Purple Villainess to almost entirely disappear. You can’t tell in the pictures, but the dark purple layer is actually propped up with foam tape, to give that section a little lift!

Pro-Tip: Blending ink on colored paper can really give you some cool details, especially when playing around with how much ink you’re applying to the paper. If you look at the dark purple section of my card, you’ll see how the Aztec stencil pattern starts to fade as you get further down the card. This is because I first blended an ombré onto the paper with a single ink, and then blended over the stencil.

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Pick Your Poison Stamp Set
Card Builder Basics Die Set
Ice Sparkletz
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Poison Bottle SVG
Cricut Explore Air 2
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean & Vintage Photo
Versafine Clair Ink- Nocturne
Colored Cardstock
Blending Cardstock
Twine
Clear Thread

For my 4th Pick Your Poison project, I knew I had to incorporate a big poison bottle somewhere! When i found this SVG file, I knew that I wanted to create a spinner card using the King as his Human and Llama form! In colored my images in Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.

It’s important with SVG files to pay attention to how the images are layered and how they are meant to be adhered. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut all the pieces to (1) entire potion bottle, and then 2 additional potion bottle shapes to use as my card base.

To make this a spinner card, I used the Card Builder Basics Die Set to cut the large circle shape from the center of the potion bottle, and the smaller circle for the spinning panel. This is a mechanism that uses a clear thread, which is adhered in between layers of the card and spinning circle. Once dried entirely, you can wind up the circle, and close the card! This way, when someone opens it, it’ll start spinning automatically! It’s like an extra fun surprise for the recipient!

The SVG also had a little tag that I used to contain the buildable sentiment “No touchy” and “until your birthday”. If you’re a gift tag creator, this buildable sentiment can also be used for Christmas time as well!

Pro-Tip: When creating any sort of interactive card, the MOST important tip I can give is to know exactly how your card needs to be adhered together PRIOR to actually adhering together any pieces. It’s so easy to accidentally swap or skip a step, and then the interactive element you’ve spent so long planning doesn’t work as intended. Some of these mistakes are more salvageable than others, but try to plan in advance and give yourself that peace of mind!

Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Pick Your Poison Stamp Set
Aztec Stencil
Sunset Shimmerz
Kindred Stamps Liquid Adhesive

Other Products Used:
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed & Ripe Persimmon
Blending Cardstock
Colored Cardstock
Embossing Powder

For my final Pick Your Poison project, I kept it simple using the Aztec Stencil to create a shifted background. I first applied a layer of Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink onto blending cardstock, cleaned the stencil, shifted it a tad, and applied a solid layer or Ripe Persimmon. I just love how it turned out!!

I then adhered the Copic Colored Henchman and Squirrel (you know, because they are best friends) with foam tape, along with the sentiments “Squeak”, “Squeaker” and “Squeakin”, all heat embossed in white ink on black paper. You can’t see it, but I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” inside the card as well, as I figured “Squeak squeaker squeakin” can be Squirrel-talk for “Happy Birthday”!

Pro-Tip: Proper paper usage is key when ink blending. First, figure out the type of ink you want to use. Typically, I recommend watercolor paper for Dye ink, and Bristol Smooth paper for Distress Oxide Inks (I’m sure this option would work for pigment as well). The paper is really a tool that, when chosen correctly, heightens the effectiveness of your ink selection, and works with it rather than against it.

Copic Marker Usage

As promised, here are my Copic Marker Colors for each of the characters from Pick Your Poison:

King- Human Form
Skin: E0000, E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: T8, T6, T4, T2
Red Robe/Garment: R37, R35, R32
Robe Trim: R89, R39, R37
Gold Headpiece, Necklace & Ankle Cuffs: Y28, Y26, Y21
Earrings: BG18, BG13, BG11
Sandals: T6, T4, T2

King- Llama Form
Face & Legs: Skin: E0000, E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Neck Fur: T8, T6, T4, T2
Body Fur: E19, E15, E11
Hooves: T6, T4, T2
Gold Headpiece: Y28, Y26, Y21

Llama’s Friend
Skin: E0000, E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: T8, T6, T4, T2
Poncho: YG67, YG17, YG23, YG21
Hat: E79, E77, E74, E71
Sandals: T6, T4, T2

Purple Villainess- Human Form
Skin: V0000, E04, V06, V04, V01, V000, R24, R22, R21
Headpiece: BV17, BV13, BV11
Dress & Headpiece Band: V99, V95, V93, V91
Furry Neckpiece: V17, V15, V12
Earrings: BV04, BV02, BV00
Lips: RV66
Sandals: V95, V93, V91

Purple Villainess- Cat Form
Purple Fur: BV0000, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Mouth Fur: C3, C2, C00
Nose & Inner Mouth: RV34, RV32
Tongue: RV14, RV13, RV11
Glass Vial: BG01, BG000
Potion: RV17, RV14, RV11
Potion Cap: BV25

Henchman
Skin: E0000, E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R24, R22, R21
Hair: T8, T6, T4, T2
Gold Headpiece, Necklace, Wrist & Ankle Cuffs: Y28, Y26, Y21
Purple Shirt Portion: BV04, BV02, BV00
Belt & Sash: BV34, BV04, BV02
Pink Skort: RV69, RV66, RV63
Sandals: T6, T4, T2

Squirrel
Darker Fur: E19, E15, E13
Lighter Fur: E35, E31, E00
Inner Mouth: RV34, RV32
Orange Balloon Option: YR18, YR15, YR12
Purple Balloon Option: V17, V15, V12

Thank you all so much for checking out my April Release Projects using the new Pick Your Poison set, along with the new Aztec Stencil and Pull & Slide Die! I am so excited for you all to get your hands on the awesome April release sets and to show off your creations in the Kindred Stamps Fan Club!

Now of course I have a little blurb to share with you about how to get all the information you need for the April Release!

The entire Kindred Stamps April release will be available Friday, April 30 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!!

Thank you again for stopping by! Now, go pick your crafty poisons and get creative!

Happy Crafting!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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