Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Fun Stampers Journey: Stamp of the Month December

Hello everyone! It’s December and I'm so pleased to share Fun Stampers Journey's December Stamp Of The Month: Penguin Waddle

I’m pretty sure these adorable penguins will waddle straight into your heart. Although the set is “winter” themed, it’s not really meant to be a holiday set. It's designed for multiple occasions; that makes this stamp extremely versatile. Not only do you have Friendship sentiments going on, you also have birthday and love (perfect for Valentine’s Day).

For my first card I made a birthday theme shaker card.

I did some no-line pencil coloring. I started by creating the mat layer. I masked the snow area and sponged blue distress oxide ink to create the sky. I then used the Bubble Bubble stencil and sponged some more ink for a subtle texture. 
I then stamped the images using a very light ink and colored them using polychromos pencil colors. I then die-cut a white frame using Journey rectangle dies.

I then adhered acetate behind the frame. I put some Star-fetti and Journey Sparkle Cuts to the colored panel and adhered the frame to it using the liner tape.
Adhere this shaker element to the white cardbase.

For my 2nd card I went for a fun and fresh look. 


I created the mat layer using various distress ink colors. I used the Bubble Bubble stencil and sponged some more ink through it. I then die-cut a white and a yellow tag using the Everyday Tags die set. 
I stamped the image to the white tag and colored a bit using copic markers.

Stamp the sentiment and adhere everything to the card.

You can find information on how to subscribe to the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month Club HERE.
Full list of supplies

Sunday, November 17, 2019

WOW! Embossing Powder & Gerda Steiner Designs Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and welcome to a very exciting, fun collaboration blog hop filled with cuteness, sparkle and shine.



You should have come here from Gerda Steiner Designs blog.

I have 2 cards for you today!
I used WOW! Embossing powders Opaque Bright White, Clear Gloss, White Puff Twinkle, Midas Touch for this card and Balancing Mouse Stamp set by Gerda Steiner

I started by sponging some distress inks to a white panel and then stamped the snowflake using the same inks for a subtle effect. I then flicked some white paint and let it dry. I then added Midas touch embossing powder towards the edges and heat set it. This is such a pretty powder and is one of my favourites.

I then stamped and colored the image. I added clear powder to the bauble and heat set it. I repeated the embossing 3 times to give it a more 3d effect. I then applied embossing ink using the embossing pen to the hat fur and embossed using White Puff Twinkle ep.



Love the fun dimension and texture of the fur!



For my 2nd card, I used Opaque Bright White, Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine, Sugared Almond, Taffeta Pink, Aventurine, Red Glitz Embossing Glitter by WOW! and Balancing Mouse Stamp set by Gerda Steiner

For this card, I stamped and embossed some snowflakes using white ep. I then sponged some inks in an ombre and stamped a few snowflakes. I stamped and embossed the bauble and sponged some blue inks. To make the colorful lights, I used embossing pen to the bulbs and embossed using various colored embossing powders. Love the effect in real.






It wouldn't be a hop without PRIZES, right?
Both WOW! Embossing Powder and Gerda Steiner Designs will each be giving away a $25 Gift card each to our stores.
So there will be TWO winners!
This hop will run for a week only and the winners will be announced on each of Monday, November 25th. So, be sure to check back on our blog then.

To be entered to win a prize all you need to do is leave a comment here and each of the designer's blog posts.
Your next stop is Jeannie Lieu's blog :)

Here is the full line up list below.

Gerda Steiner Designs
Isha Gupta <<You're Here>>
Jeannie Lieu
Raluca Vezeteu
Noga Shefer
Karen Reategui
Cathy Chapdelaine
Gemma Campbell
Jenny Colacicco
Ashlee McGregor
Tina Smith
WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

Thanks for dropping by and have fun hopping!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Studio Katia and 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019

Hello Everyone! Today I am really excited to be joining Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags! If you are new to this fun event you can check out all the details here.



I created the tag using the products by Studio Katia.



Don't forget to check out Tracey's blog for more details on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event - it's super fun and there are prizes up for grabs!

Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Studio Katia: Paws for Kindness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia Paws for Kindness special blog hop.

This is an exclusive stamp set and coordinating die bundle featuring specifically designed to celebrate the World Kindness Day.

You should have arrived from Dana Gong's blog and your next stop is Erum Tasneem's blog!



Studio Katia will donate $10 from every sale of this special stamp bundle to Pets in the Classroom, because we truly believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities, respect for life and being kind to one another.



Sentiments and words included in this set:
- BEST, FRIENDS, KINDNESS, HUGS, XOXO, YOU
- sending, your way, with
- is in our hearts
- light up the world
- be silly be yourself be kind
- will always be remembered
- are like stars, you don't always see them, but you know they're there

Here is my card for you :)



I started by masking a stripe onto my cardbase and sponged some inks. I then put the stencil over it and sponged some more ink. Remove the mask paper. Now, I stamped and colored the image using copic markers. I then die-cut it using the dies and adhered this to the card. Finally, I stamped the sentiment.
Easy and one layer so perfect for mailing too :)



Blog Hop Giveaway:

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $25 CAD gift certificates on their Blog. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left under all the Blogs.
All comments must be left by Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 23:59 PM EST.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 on SK Blog.

There's MORE: Katia kindly offered $15 Gift Certificate to one of my followers on my blog.All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment. I would appreciate if you follow me on Instagram too.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Studio Katia: Watercolor Poinsettia Card

Hello everyone!Today I am sharing a card on Studio Katia Blog using watercolor markers and lots of new release products. Here is my card with lots of layers still it's quite flat and perfect for mailing.


I started by creating a teal cardbase. I then die-cut a white layer using the Mini Polka Dot cover die. Trim it so its 4 by 5.25 inch. I then smooched some inks onto it to add more interest to the background.
Now, I stamped and embossed the poinsettia border using WOW! gold embossing powder. I colored them using Tonic aqua flow pens. Let it dry and then die-cut it.


Adhere the mat layer to the cardbase. Adhere the floral border. Die-cut a piece of vellum using the hexagon from Half Striped cover die. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using gold embossing powder. Adhere to the card center.
Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice crafty day!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fun Stampers Journey: Stamp of the Month November

Hello everyone! It’s November and I'm so pleased to share Fun Stampers Journey's November Stamp Of The Month: Mistletoe and Holly

I love this sweet and simple set with pretty images. It's perfect for some fun Christmas cards. I used the same images to create two different cards.

For my first card, I started by stamping and embossing the holly onto a white panel. I used WOW! Mermaid Tails embossing powder. I then sponged some distress inks using a blender brushes. I then stamped the sentiment, die-cut it. I then added red pencil color to the berries.


Assemble everything together.


For the 2nd. card, I started by masking the snow area and the sky area, sponged inks to create the sky. I sponged some blue ink through the FSJ: Bubble Bubble stencil. Stamp and color the images. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.


Adhere some sparkle cuts for the snow. Assemble everything together.


You can find information on how to subscribe to the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month Club HERE.
Full list of supplies