Saturday, November 11, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Studio Katia

Hello everyone and Welcome to Day 11 of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!!! I'm so excited to join this great event! Tracey McNeely has a wonderful event called The 25 Days of Christmas Tags in which for 25 days she features Christmas tags. There are lots of guests and giveaways along the way!
All the details and the linkup can be found HERE!
And of course prizes! Here is a peek at some of the awesome sponsors for this event!

Today I created some tags to inspire you! 
For my first tag I used Merry Poinsettia stamp set and Dotted Shaker Tag 1 die from Studio Katia.

I started by stamping poinsettias on a kraft cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat that using white embossing powder. Then I slightly colored the images with white paint and diecutting with they coordinating dies. Then I cut the tag panel out of kraft cardstock. I also cut out the words "merry" and "joy" from gold glittery cardstock. Finally, I glued all of the flowers on my panel and added some gold ribbons to make them extra festive. Perfect for all my Christmas 

For my second tag I stamped the kitty from Meowy Halloween stamp set on white paper and colored with COPICKS and diecutting with coordinating die. Then I blended some pink distress ink on white paper and sprinkled with water. Next, I cutinng the tag frame out of white cardstok and adhered everything together.

For my next tag I diecutting the scallop panel using Dotted Patterns: Scallop Frame Creative Dies of white cardstock and blended it with some yellow distress ink and sprinkled with water. Then I stamped cute gingerbread house image from Sweet Holiday stamp set and colored it with COPIC markers. Next I used coordinating dies to die cut the house and adhered it to my panel using foam squares.

For my last tag I stamped the sentiment on my panel with clear embossing ink and heat that with clear embossing powder. Next, I blended some blue distress Inks for the background and stamped some snowflakes with blue dye ink.
Next, I stamped the images from Winter Kobi stamp set, colored them with COPIC markers and die cut using coordinating dies and adhered onto my tag.

Thanks so much for joining us!  :)

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Altenew November 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello and Welcome to the Altenew November 2017 Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to join this hop!!! I hope you came from Terhi's blog but if not, please check the full blog hop list in the bottom of this post.

When I first saw this gorgeous stamp set, I wanted to combine it with a floral stamps to create a wreath. I started by stamping the berries image from Golden Garden set on watercolor paper using Sand Dunes Altenew ink and coloring the images with Gansai Tambi watercolors and die cutting with their coordinating dies.

 For my background I stamped the heat embossed sentiment from Forever And a Day stamp set with clear embossing powder and blended some light green ink onto the center of a piece of paper and sprinkled this with water. 

I cut the branches from the set out of white card stock a few times, to create more dimension and to make it stand out on a light green background and adhered it to my blended panel to create a wreath for my flowers. 

I  slightly colored the branches with light brown paint and adhered all the elements onto the card and attached it to the light green card base.

For my next card, I made a pattern with feathers from Golden Feather set. This is such a beautiful stamp set!

I stamped the feathers in two shades of pink and turquoise Altenew inks using the MISTI, then I stamped details on the feather and the sentiment from Story of Us stamp set and heat embossed it with my favorite gold embossing powder.


 I made a lot of cards with Story of Us stamp set in different variations, because I just adore this stamp set!

For my first card, I stamped rose and leaves from the Story of Us set with Coral Berry and Forest Glades Altenew inks on watercolor paper. Then I took my wet paintbrush and went over them with just water to blend them and give them a watercolored look. 

Then I watercolored the background with more of the same colors. After it was dry I speckled it with more of the same inks. Then I stamped the sentiment with black ink and added a few sequins.

 For my second card, I stamped the layered rose and the leaves a few times with masking technique using Altenew inks. I stamped the images in two shades of pink and green, applied ink to the stamps from light to dark using the MISTI.

I also added the heat embossed sentiment and few clear sequins and droplets.

Here, I did something similar, but I used my favorite color combination.

For my last card, I stamped the layered roses and leaves using Altenew inks, and added details with Copic markers, polychromos pencils and white gel pen.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 16th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 18th.

Giveaway: I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online storeOne lucky winner will be announced on November 16th on this post.

Don't forget to leave a comment for prizes and a giveaway. Thank you so much for stopping by!

The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is Angela!!!
 Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I love how you created a wreath by combining an older stamp set and dies with a new stamp set and dies! It is so pretty! The feather card shows off this new, detailed feather stamp in this set. I love the colors you chose for it. All of your Story of Us cards are gorgeous! I love that rose stamp! Your last card doesn't even look like the same stamp set to me with the beautiful details you added. Wonderful job on everything you created!

Congratulations!!! Please write at by 11/30/2017 with the subject line Altenew 11/8/2017 Release Blog Hop winner from Kristina's blog.

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Studio Katia Watercolor Thank You Card

Hi everyone! Today I’ve created a fall theme card. I used cute pumpkins from the Meowy Halloween stamp set. To start, I’ve stamped a few pumpkins with brown ink on watercolor paper.

It is best to use waterproof ink with watercoloring, but all I had was regular ink and so I had to be very careful coloring my image for the ink not to bleed, which gave me an effect very close to no line coloring technique.

Using masking technique I’ve stamped more pumpkin images. Next I drew light pencil lines for bushes and colored everything with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Using Dotted Patterns: Nested Square die I cut out a square panel our of my image and adhered it to the square card base using foam tape. To finish off my card, I heat embossed Thank You sentiment with white embossing powder on ivory cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Clearly Besotted Thanks A Bunch

Hello everyone! I made new watercolor card with gorgeous roses by Clearly Besotted.

First, I stamped the images from Thanks A Bunch stamp set on watercolor paper with Sand Dunes Altenew Crisp ink

I colored the flowers using Gansai Tambi watercolors and added details using Faber-Castell pencils. 
Then I used beige and light blue paints and slightly watercolored the background and splattered with paint. After that I stamped the sentiment with black ink. 

To finished my card I've added a few clear sequins and foam mounted it into white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Studio Katia STAMPtember® Exclusive!

 Hello everyone! Yesterday, I received my stamp set from SSS and Studio Katia STAMPtember release Blooming Trio. Unfortunately this stamp set has already been sold out... But, anyway here is my card.

I stamped the flowers on the watercolor paper using black waterproof ink. I colored them using Gansai Tambi watercolors and added shadows using Faber-Castell pencils.

Next, I stamped the sentiment Miss You So Much using black ink and splattered the background with black paint. 

To finished my card I've added some clear drops on the flowers and added a few clear sequins as a final touch. And finally, I foam mounted it into light beige card base. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 22, 2017

MFT Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master. Secret Background Slider-Shaker Card+VIDEO

Hello everyone! Here is my last card for My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar contest. 

I'm entering in the Innovation Master category. I made the Slider-Shaker card with secret background.

I’ve started by stamping the images from Mermazing stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar white paper and coloring them using Copic markers before die cutting with their coordinating dies.

Then, I made two backgrounds for my card. I used watercolors for my first backround and distress inks for the second background.

Next, i die cut the shake base out of the Die-namics Rectangle STAX and added the ton of sequins. 

After that, I cut out a small banner out of white cardstock using my paper trimmer and stamped the sentiment using black inks. 

I've adhered it all together with foam tape and then mounted the panel on a white card base. 


I made a short video to show how it works. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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