Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Studio Katia: Layering Stencils!

Hello everyone! Today I am on Studio Katia blog with a CAS one layer card with stencil layering technique. I layered Square Brick Stencil and Grid Stencil. They give a unique and lovely design when paired together :) AND we all love to stretch our supplies...right?

I started by layering the stencils. I put the Square Brick Stencil on top of the Grid Stencil and applied some masking tape to secure it. Check the layered stencil on Studio Katia's website.

I then applied some distress inks in rainbow colors though the stencil onto a white cardbase. I kept the faded effect towards the edges for added interest. Now, remove the stencils. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Blooming Bunch Stamp set. Cut a stripe and adhere it to the cardbase using 3D foam.

To finish, I added some Pastel Rainbow Confetti. Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice crafty day!



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tonic Studios Garden Party Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be part of today’s Garden Party blog hop, hosted by Tonic Studios to help celebrate their newest release! This is a small but exciting release and the aim is to introduce new modern and bright stamp designs tailored for versatility.
Get 15% off when shopping at Tonic Studios USA or Tonic Studios UK

I have three cards for you today using new goodies from the Garden Party release, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first card I used the pretty Flora Background stamp along with the GORGEOUS Nuvo Shimmer Powder: Lilac Waterfall. This is such a pretty powder with multi-color effect.

 I stamped  and embossed the background image onto watercolor paper. I then added some of the Nuvo shimmer powder and spritz a little water.  Let this dry. Now, I added a light touch of blue, pink Faber-Castell  watercolor marker to few of the areas of the flowers. I then added a light wash of green watercolor in the background.  Now, I fussy cut the image as I wanted to create some movement to my card design. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
These powders are so pretty in real life and have such a pretty and subtle love love.

Finally, I added some black splatters and adhered the card to a white cardbase. To finish, I added a few confetti by Studio Katia.
For my second project I used the pretty and delicate floral cluster from the Botanical Burst Stamp Set. 

Since I had the Nuvo Shimmer out and that I really love this color, I started by creating a background. I added some powder to a white cardstock, spritz water and put Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil on it. Let dry. I then Stamped and embossed the floral cluster onto vellum. Added some colors using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. One of my go to techniques. Adhere it to the mat layer.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the card. I added a bit of thread behind the sentiment stripe.

Check out the pretty shimmer.

To finish, I added some confetti from Studio Katia.
For my last card, I had to color the pretty Peonies from the Peony Bloom stamp set.If you love coloring then you are going to adore this stamp set.

I started by applying some color wash to a stripe of white cardstock and let it dry. Meanwhile, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper using Antique Linen distress ink as I wanted to do some no-line watercolor to it. 
I colored the images using Faber Castell watercolor markers and fussy cut them. I adhered the stripe to a white card and added a few black and blue splatters. Adhered the flowers and stamped the sentiment.

Aren't those blooms pretty :)


Tonic has generously provided each stop on the hop with their own unique discount code for 15% off your total purchase!
•To receive the discount: Simply click on
Tonic Studios USA for US purchases, Tonic Studios UK for UK purchases, then fill your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied at checkout! How easy and wonderful!
Other than this
Tonic Studios is giving away a £25 gift voucher to every stop in the hop.
Winners will be chosen from the comment section and announced here on the Tonic Blog on Wednesday, August 13 – 2019 (2:00 om GMT)
Hop order:


I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! 
 I've used Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor markers BUT you can use any watercolor or Tonic Aqua markers or Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which I have listed below.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Heffy Doodle: Hope your Day Is Marvellous

Hello Everyone! Today, I am sharing a sweet card using some pretty florals from the new release by Heffy Doodle!

I started by die-cutting a mat layer using stitched rectangle die. I then sponged a bit of twisted citron distress ink through the pinstripe stencil. I added a few black splatters to it. This will ground our images.

I stamped and die-cut the flowers. I love the shape of these flowers and leaves so much.I applied wink of stella clear glitter to add subtle shine to the florals.

Stamp the sentiment. Stamp and die-cut the word Marvellous and adhere to the card. To finish, I added a few confetti by Studio Katia.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Studio Katia: You're Amazing!

Hello everyone! today I have a pretty floral card on Studio Katia blog using masking and stencil technique. I created a layer and adhered it to a card base but this can easily be a one layer card.

I started by creating the mat layer. I cut it slightly smaller than the cardbase. I then masked the length of it to create a broad stripe. I then sponged some distress inks to it. Flick a bit of water and let dry. Now, I placed the "GRID" stencil and sponged some more ink through it. Remove the stencil and the mask. stamp the florals using black ink. I then stamp the florals onto another piece of cardstock and colored in using pencil colors. Fussy cut the flowers and adhere it to the panel. Flick some white paint to this panel. Once dry, adhere it to the cardbase.

Stamp and die-cut the sentiment and adhere using 3D foam.

To finish, I added some satin rainbow confetti. Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice crafty day!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Picket Fence and WOW! Embossing Powder Collaboration Hop

Hello and welcome everyone! I am so excited to be part of this wonderful Picket Fence and WOW! Embossing Powder Collaboration blog hop. I love products of both these companies, so it's an honor to be part of this hop.

I made 2 cards today.
For my first card, I used one of my favorites Bang (Confetti Trio by Marion Emberson) and Mint Macaroon embossing powders along with the pretty Ruffled Peony Bouquet and Fabulously Perfect stamp sets. I also used Picket Fence life changing brushes, trust me they are really amazing for all those smooth blending.
I started by stamping and embossing the florals onto a white cardstock. I then sponged some peacock feathers distress ink to this panel in an ombrè. I then added a bit of Caran d'Ache white luminance pencil to parts of the image to make them pop.

I stamped the sentiment and emboss it using Bang embossing powder. This powder has silver and white specks with teal base which looks really pretty.

For my 2nd card, I used the pretty and soft Rose Glintz and Black Glint embossing powders along with Succulent Blossoms and Ruffled Peony Bouquet stamp sets. I created this abstract multi-colored white piece using my gelli plate. I then stamped and embossed the succulent images and embossed them using black glint embossing powder. I fussy cut them and adhered them to a white mat layer. 

To balance the boldness of the images, I wanted to keep the sentiment soft, so Rose Gold powder was perfect for it.

PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize! Right :)

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Picket Fence is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on THE POSTS.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

Here is the full list for the hop participants :)

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

Picket Fence Studio Blog

Jo Herbert

Ilina Crouse

Ashlee McGregor

Susan Wymer

Karen Reategui

Ceal Pritchett

Verity Biddlecombe

Raluca Vezeteu

Angela Bode

Sidnie Knight-Des Jardins

Heather Ruwe

Erica A B Andersson

Jennifer Timko

>>>Isha Gupta<<< You're HERE

>>>Laura Sterckx<<< Next Stop

Judy Rozema

Jenny Colacicco

Rosali B.

Lisa Henke

Lydia Fiedler

Anna Wight

Jana Millen

Enjoy and have fun! Happy hopping :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted and honored to be a part of the July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop over at Altenew.

You are going to love the various stencils with variety of styles. Check out all the July Stencil Release products HERE

You should have come here from the talented
Terri Koszler's blog if not start at the Altenew Blog so you won't miss anything! 

Here is the full release view, simply click on it to check on Altenew shop.

Let's start the fun. This is a picture heavy post so grab your favourite drink and enjoy :)
I have 5 cards for you today using various products and techniques!

For my first card I used the new Bubble Wrap Stencil along with the Fantasy Floral Die, Super Script stamp and die and the Delicate Primrose stamp and die. 
I started by applying the Altenew Embossing paste through the stencil to a light pink cardstock. Remove the stencil and add some glitter. Let this dry. I then applied yellow ink to some of the dots. Stamp the flower and die-cut- Die-cut the leaves. Stamp and cut the word "friend".

Assemble everything together. Here is a close-up to see the beautiful shimmery dots.

For my next card, I used the Doily Frame Stencil along with the Leaf Clusters stamp and dies and the Peaceful Reverie stamp and dies. 
I started by applying the Deco Foil gel through the stencil and let this piece dry. I then ran it through the laminator with the Deco Foil Opal foil. Love the pretty and intricate pattern of the stencil. I then sponged some teal ink to the cardbase. Stamp and die-cut the leaves using the Bamboo and sweet leaf inks. stamp the flowers using Antique Linen ink and colored them using copic markers. I added some deapth using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

 Die-cut the flowers and assemble everything together. Here is a close-up of the pretty and intricate doily stencil.

For the 3rd. card, I used the new Beach Towel Stripes Stencil along with the Painted Flowers stamp and Super Script Stamp and Die. I really like the uneven thickness of stripes of this stencil as it gives a lot of interest.
I started by applying some distress inks through the stencil using Picket Fence life changing brushes. I then applied some clear gel medium and added clear glitter to it. Let this dry. Stamp the florals onto vellum using StazOn black ink and fussy cut them. Stamp and emboss the word "hello" and die-cut it.

Assemble everything together. To finish, I added the Summer Fusion sequins by Studio Katia.

For the 4th card, I used the Buffalo Plaid Builder Stencil along with the Delicate Primrose Stamp and die. Wild Fern Stamp, Leaf Clusters Stamp and Die, Nesting Labels Die and the Decorative Edges: Lace Die. There is a possibility of creating so many various styles of plaids using this stencil.
I applied the Puffy Heart and Citrus Burst ink through the stencil using the Picket Fence brushes. I then added a few flicks of black ink. Die-cut the lace and adhere to the layer. Stamp the sentiment onto the label. Finally Stamp the Florals using Pocketful of Sunshine and Cherry Blossom inks and die-cut.

Stamp and die-cut the leaves too. Apply clear wink of stella glitter to the florals and to finish add a few Sparkling Crystals by Studio Katia.

For my last card, I used the new Wonderful Wreath Stencil along with the Leaf Clusters stamp and dies, Wild Fern Stamp, Delicate Primrose stamp and die, Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.
I started by applying a few shades of green inks through the stencil using the picket fence brushes. I created layers by moving the stencil a tiny bit with each color change. I then ran this panel through the die-cutting machine using the swirl cover plate. I then stamped the flowers using the Minty Mint and Soft Lilac ink. Stamp and die-cut the leaves. Arrange the cluster.

 Stamp the sentiment and adhere the stripe to the card. To finish, I added clear wink of stella glitter pen to the florals and adhered some Satin Rainbow Confetti by Studio Katia.


To celebrate this release,
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/2019 for a chance to win.
There is another chance for my blog readers to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the
Altenew blogs on 7/30/2019.
There's more! To celebrate a release of stencils, Altenew running a special promotion. 
wo days only! Save 25% on the 12 Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray Bundle from 7/23/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 7/24/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. 
Your next stop on the hop is Jeanne Jachna
Here is the full hop list if you missed a stop :)

Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Jaycee Gaspar
Kymona Tracey
Amber Rain Davis
Laurie Willison
Maryam Perez
Emily Midgett
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zinia Redo
Norine Borys
Caly Person
Lilith Eeckels
Therese Calvird
Ashlea Cornell
Erum Tasneem
Marie Nicole
Svitlana Shayevich
Terri Koszler
>>>Isha Gupta<<<You're Here
Jeanne Jachna
Kelly Janes
Mindy Eggen

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!