Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Kristie Larsen.
Before we show you Kristie’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hello my name is Kristie Larsen. My husband Patrick and I have four boys ages 10, 8, 5 and 3 and we currently reside in Singapore. I started paper crafting in 2008 when I was invited to my first SU! party. I went mostly to eat snacks and chat with my friends, but it did start something that hasn’t stopped since! I thoroughly enjoy card making (I’m not really a scrapbooker) and I love trying out new techniques. I tend to dabble in all kinds of styles. I usually want to keep it simple but there is something about layering and textures that gets my heart going. So once I start it just doesn’t stop! I started out abusing neutral shades of card stock and papers and now I can’t seem to live without bright colours in my projects. My style has evolved from just using stamps and ink to incorporating water-colour, stencils, sponging, die cuts and embossing paste!
I am currently on design teams for A Walk Down Memory Lane, CutCardStock.com and Sweet Stamp Shop.
I would consider myself a mom by day and a crafter by night. Rarely do the two mix. Do you know how messy boys can be!? So its a crazy ninja, parkor, lego boy time in the day, and my crafting time comes when they are finally sleeping like little cherubs. Sometimes I can hardly wait for the sun to set and the bedtime routine to start! I love to listen to music (and I have been known to sing a note or two); I love pizza and pepsi light (that’s diet for you Westerners) and our weekly date night of movies and popcorn with my sweet husband of 15 years.
I am so thrilled to be joining you here are Paper Crafter’s Library! Thank you so much for having me!
My project incorporates some of my favorite things… embossing paste, stencils, embossing powder and glossy accents. Let me show you some of the things I love to do!
I started with an A2 panel of white card stock and covered it with a stencil and smeared in some white embossing paste.
After removing the stencil I covered it with Metallic Gold embossing powder and heated it with a heat tool. One of the things I LOVE about these two products together is that they start to bubble and rise when they are heated. It creates this cool molten look, especially if you use some high impact embossing powder. It turns out really pretty and so fun to feel!
I stamped the flower image onto some Copic friendly paper and coloured away! After I finished, I layered on some Wink of Stella to add some shine. I also die cut my sentiment a few times and glued them together and then covered it with Glossy Accents for a nice shiny look as well. Everything about this card is shine and shimmer!
And after a little assembly with some foam adhesive, runners tape and more glossy accents, my card was complete! Thanks again much for the chance to be here. I had a great time creating!
Cardstock: Stamper Select White, Night Sky Shimmer (Papertrey Ink), Copic Friendly White, Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamp)
Stamps: Peony Scrolls (Altenew)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Hello Die Cut (Mama Elephant) Fishnet Stencil (Jenni Bowlin), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder (WOW), Clear Glitter pen (Wink Of Stella), Glossy Accents, Rainstones (Papertrey Ink) Runners tape, Foam Adhesive, Copic Markers
We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Kristie Larsen. Be sure to stop by Kristie’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).