Saturday, 11 August 2012

Kanban Kensington Collection

Hello blog visitors, Kirsten here.  How’s your Saturday been?  It was HOT here.  I managed to do a little in the garden & I gave everything a good watering, which I hope will be enough until it rains next week.  Yes, I know, but that’s what the forecast says & that’s never wrong, is it??

Anyway, you’re not here to read my weather ramblings.  After showing you Lisa’s HobbyArt cards yesterday, it’s the turn of her Kanban Kensington collection projects today, these were on display at the recent Papercrafting event, so some of you will probably recognise them.  Those of you who have used Kanban products previously will know that they are always good quality & the toppers & cardstock are about 250gsm, which means they are very strong & won’t fall over in the slightest breeze. 

I don’t think I’ve used the combination of black & cream on a card, but it works very well here & there's lots of bling too from the gold swirls & flowers.  From using other Kanban collections, I know they cardstock takes distress inks very well, so if you wanted to give your cards even more of a vintage feel, add something like Old Paper or Antique Linen, which will tone down the cream & blend a little Walnut Stain around the edges.

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Lisa used Craftwork Cards white card blanks for these projects &  she has added some folds to the the three below, which gives them extra dimension & interest.

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If you click on the individual images, a larger picture should open, enabling you to see more of the detail.  On the card above Lisa has  cut out a lady from one topper & added her to this one with 3-d foam & then gone around the edge of the silhouette with gold glitter. 

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You can add lots of detail to this collection with brads, adhesive pearls & gems, glitter.  Mat & layer the differently patterned backing card onto plain card, Core'dinations, for example, add organza ribbon along with paper or fabric flowers & you will  have lots of texture too.  With a collection like this, less is definitely not more.

So, what do you think?  We hope these have tempted you to try the Kensington collection for yourself.  All the products used are on the website, each one is listed below with a direct link.  Why not make a card & enter it into this month’s challenge?  All the details for that are HERE.

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Thanks again for visiting.  I hope to be back tomorrow with something else to show you.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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