KS August 2020 Release - Costume Crew

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the  Kindred Stamps Release Week for August 2020! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the 4" x 6" Costumed Crew stamp set. This stamp set will be available on Friday, August 28th at 8 AM PST. 

This set inspired so many projects for me!  I made 5 cards and a set of treatboxes. I colored all of the characters with my Copic Sketch alcohol markers. At the bottom of this blog post I included a coloring guide for these characters. Check back later this week for more sneak peeks.

Project 1
For my first project I wanted to make a card featuring all of the animals from the stamp set. For this card I created a scene where the characters were out trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. 

First I masked off the bottom portion of the card front for the road and sidewalk. Then I ink blended the night sky with some Distress Oxide inks. Next, I ink blended the sidewalk section and a stitched circle with Pumice Stone Oxide ink. I stamped the sentiment on the stitched circle die cut and adhered it to the card to look like the moon. I added some lines to the sidewalk with an ink pen. Next I added some grass to the background with the Grassy Border Lawn Cuts. 

To finish the card I used some black cardstock to create the house silhouette and the road. I used for little yellow squares to create the window. Finally, I adhered the characters with some glue and foam tape.
Project 2
My second project features the brand new Jack O' Lantern Stencil. I used different shades of purple ink to create the card background. I used Black Soot ink with the stencil to ink blend the many faces onto the background. 

To add some dimension I created a second background featuring a night sky on a stitched tag. I ink blended a stitched circle with Pumice Stone oxide ink to create a moon. I heat embossed the sentiment and added sequins for embellishment. I used foam tape to adhered the tag onto the card background.
Project 3
For my third project I used the Waves die as a stencil for the flames with some red, orange, and yellow distress oxide inks. I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and attached it using black foam tape. I used some pale yellow sequins for embellishment. 
Project 4
For this project I made a sea horse mermaid. To decorate this card I used Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, and Crack Pistachio to create an under the sea color scheme. I used a variety of die cuts and stencils with this card to create a layering effect. Two of the stencils featured on this card include the Bubbles stencil and the Mermaid scales stencil. To finish the card I used sequins for embellishment. 
Project 5
For this project I tried to make a card that was not Halloween themed. I masked the pumpkin face on the treat bag when stamping to make it a generic bag. I used retired cardstock to create the card layers and the envelope liner. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. With the pastel colors used in this design, this card could be used for a variety of holidays. 
Project 6
For my last project I made a set of Halloween treat boxes, one for each character in the stamp set. For instructions on how to build these treat boxes check out Chic N Scratch's blog post here. To decorate these boxes I used the Harlequin stencil, a stitched circle for the sentiment, some ribbon and twine. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! Let me know which project you liked the best by leaving a comment below. Check back later this week for more sneak peaks! Shop the Kindred Stamps release this Friday! 


The entire Kindred Stamps August release will be available Friday, Aug 28 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 KS credit!!

Coloring Guide

Devil Penguin
Fur: W00, W1, W9
Gold: Y21, YR23, YR24
Red: R30, R32, R35, R37

Candy Sloth
Fur: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Unicorn Mermaid
Fur: W3, W1, W00
Tail and Horn: BV02, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Shells: V20, V22, V25
Hair: RV25, RV11, RV000, Y11, Y15, BG15, BG11

Pumpkin Puppy
Fur: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Mouth and Ears: RV21, RV11, RV000
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67
Yellow: Y11

Witchy Wolf
Fur: W7, W5, W3, W1
Hat: V91, V93, V95, V99, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Broom: E23, E25, E27, YR23, YR24

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  1. I LOVE all of your projects, they are fabulous and have given me heaps of inspiration. Thanks for the list of all the colours you used as i'm terrible at choosing colours. Wonderful!


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