Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 32 – January 2021

This kit is absolutely amazing and totally my style. It contains 3D Folders & Stencils and you are going to have so much fun with this kit! You will be able to make all different types of cards with lots of options. You can use the folders alone, add stencils if you like, and mix and match the background stencils too! In the pretty purple box, you’ll find 300 elements including 3D folders, stencils, acrylic stamps, colored card packs and printed papers, 3 different sizes of card blanks with coordinating envelopes, dew drops, gems and ribbons.

Sara Davies, the owner of Crafter’s Companion, always puts together a fun kit that is packed with lots of crafty items and new techniques. My kit was delivered with auto-ship through HSN as always.  You can check out Crafter’s Companion website for more information.  This kit, as always, is a wonderful bargain. There is a Facebook group that you can join once you subscribe which provides lots of community support and loads of examples; plus, Sara also has a monthly card kit site that you can refer to for demos/project pages.  

I used the Spectrum Noir opaque pigment inkpads and the harmony ink pads for blending and shading. The opaque inkpads are more vibrant and the ink stays wetter longer so be sure not to touch the ink until it dries and be careful if you are layering inks too. CC has an amazing range of coloring products that even a novice can use and look like an artist. For glue, I used a combination of xyron tape, 3D glue gel and I used collall wet glue to raise up a few of the sentiments. I would also recommend the Crafter’s Companion glass mat.  It is a true game changer.  Once you work on a glass surface you will agree!

Here are a few of the cards I made – I hope you get some inspiration….

So instead of using the dot stencil for the background, I decided to use it inside the flowers for a different look. I love how this turned out!
So for this card, I decided to only use the tops of the flower/vase 3D folder instead of the whole image. To emboss only the tops, I ran through a smaller piece of paper lined up with the flowers and then I shifted the paper and ran it through again to get a second imprint next to the first. The background paper is so pretty in this kit too!
Since these 3D folders are so detailed, they look beautiful with no ink at all. This was a very simple card to make and it looks lovely as it is.
Another option is to use the stencils without the embossing folders. I really love this paper, and with the plaid stencil added to it there is added dimension. Another quick and easy card to make.
This card took a bit more time but it was well worth it. I suggest masking off areas you don’t want inked as you add the various colors. For me, washi tape works well for masking because it is not overly sticky and it is easily removed.

I could have made a ton more cards with this set if I had more time, but I am sure I will reach for these items again in the future because they were so much fun and easy to make. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the folders and stencils and try new inking techniques. Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to see what you create too so please feel free to share! Happy Crafting!!

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