Archive for the ‘Friday Focus’ Category

Friday Focus – Birthday Card #14

Hello, all! Today I am continuing my Birthday Card Miniseries with another birthday card. I can’t seem to make enough recently. Too many birthdays in January and February, I suppose. :)

I created my own greeting with the Milo ABC’s alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn, and then stamped and watercolored one of the cat images from Newton’s Nook Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set. I also masked off the cat before watercoloring the background.

Hope you enjoy! I’ll be back tomorrow for a new Mail Call video. :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


Friday Focus – Birthday Card #13

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I have a card for you that features the adorable new Purrr-thday stamp set from Art Impressions. The funny little kitties peeking through a window were too cute to resist! And the kind people at Art Impressions know me so well! They had these stamps set aside for me when I stopped by their booth at CHA a few weeks ago. They just just knew I’d love them. And they were right! Thank you, Art Impressions!

For today’s card, I created a window/shaker card and had the curious kitties peeking from the bottom…

The stamp set comes with the back of the kitties as well…

I turned this card into a shaker card, although the sequins inside don’t shake much. LOL! I only used one layer of foam tape to create the shaker. Therefore, the depth of the shaker is minimal and the sequins don’t move around much. In the end, I liked the effect because it keeps the sequins suspended. :)

The cats were colored with Copic Markers, and the balloons were die-cut from the Celebration Time dies from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you enjoy the video! :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


Friday Focus – Birthday Card #12

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I am continuing my Birthday Card miniseries with another birthday card.

For this card, I used the new Bunting stamp set* from Avery Elle, as well as Perfect Pearls to add lots of shimmer. I love the look of Perfect Pearls on black (or any dark color) cardstock. It makes everything just POP! The exact colors of Perfect Pearls that I used are listed below in the supplies.

Hope you enjoy! :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube


*Indicates products sent by manufacturers for review and use.


All opinions are my own. If I receive a product to review, it is my policy to make note of how it was acquired. That being said, I only recommend products I genuinely use. I do not accept offers of direct payment for dedicated blog posts to promote products. NOTE: Because I design product for them, I regularly receive new product releases from Simon Says Stamp.

I belong to the following affiliate programs: Simon Says Stamp and Amazon.


© 2006-2015 Kristina Werner
All rights reserved. Be nice, don't steal.

We're all learning, so feel free to use my creations as inspiration for your own personal crafting...

  • Personal learning and crafting = okay. If you share on a blog or in a gallery, please link back to K Werner Design Blog as the source of inspiration.
  • Selling cards made from my designs = not okay. If you're unsure, please contact me.