Friday, June 14, 2019

Studio Katia 3rd Birthday Blog Hop and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! We are celebrating with a Blog Hop and a New Release. This Release includes 5 new Clear Stamp Sets and 1 set of Coordinating Dies, 1 new Stand Alone Creative Die, 2 new Stencils and lots of new Embellishments!

You should have arrived from Svitlana Shayevich's blog and Emily Leiphart is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

Today, I created this fun shaker card using the Shaker Balloon Die, It's Your Birthday stamp and Party Balloons Stencil. I also used the Speckled Sprinkles for the shaker.

I started by creating the background using the stencil, I masked them individually to create a multicolor balloons. It's so much fun and easy. I then stamped the confetti using Delicata Gold ink. I die-cut the balloon on the stenciled layer and adhere vellum behind it. I then adhered the die-cut balloon to the white cardbase. put some speckles and adhere the stenciled layer. I apply scor-tape around the balloon die-cut so that the shaker material doesn't spread everywhere.

Stamp and emboss the sentiment using white embossing powder. to finish adhere the bow. I colored the bow using the same Delicata gold ink we used for stamping.


To celebrate Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog.

To enter:

- Leave a comment on Studio Katia blog post

- Follow Studio Katia on Instagram

- Like Studio Katia on Facebook

- Subscribe to Studio Katia YouTube Channel

All comments must be left by Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 21:59 PM EST. All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog.

There is more....YAY!!! For this Blog Hop Katia kindly offered a $25 Gift Certificate to Studio Katia Store to give away for my followers. To win, follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on my today's post there. I will pick the winner on Instagram on the 22nd. June.

Ready to get hopping? Here’s the complete Blog Hop List:

Studio Katia
Ellen Hutson
May Sukyong Park
Heather Telford
Laura Bassen
Dana Gong
Vicky Papaioannou
Amy Rysavy
Tracy Freeman
Jessica Frost Ballas
Amanda Bodine
Svitlana Shayevich
Isha Gupta
Emily Leiphrt
Ilda Dias
Laurie Case

Enjoy hopping and have a great day!

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! I genuinely appreciate your support. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Altenew {Video} June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

You are going to love the various products. Check out all the June Release products HERE
You should have come here from my talented friend Ilda Dias'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

Now this post is going to be a long one as I have 4 different projects for you along with a video tutorial on how to emboss using multi-color embossing powders and color using pigment powders, so grab your favorite drink, sit/ relax and enjoy :)

All the supplies I used are listed to the end of my post. 

For this card, I used the Pen Sketch Mandala stamp, Super Script stamp and die, Rose Gold, Platinum and Copper Embossing powders.  

Watch the video for the details. You can watch on YouTube HERE.


For the next card I used the Peaceful Reverie stamp and dies, Leaf Clusters stamp and dies along with the Frilly Frame Die from the new release.

I started by sponging some pink and orange inks to a piece of white cardstock and then stamp the 2nd. layer of the flower using versamark ink. Emboss using WOW! Opaque White embossing powder. I then stamp the flower center using StazOn black ink. Die-cut the flowers. I stamped the leaves using Sweet Leaf and Evergreen inks, die-cut them. I then stamped some more leaves for the must have Leaf Clusters stamp and die-cut them. I added some shading using Faber Castell Polychromos pencil colors.

Add some color to the background. Adhere the frame and build the floral cluster. To finish, I added some iridescent gems by Studio Katia.

For my 2nd. card, I did some tone on tone stamping, stamping the image using multiple ink colors and made a focal image. I used the Leaf Clusters stamp and dies, Sunflower Daisy Stamp, Frilly Frame die and A Walk in the Woods stamp.

I started by stamping the woodgrain stamp onto black cardbase using versamark ink for a tone on tone effect (You can see the texture in the close-up). I then die-cut the frilly die and applied some Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen to it. For the next step having a stamp position tool helps, I used the Misti. I stamp one of the leaf cluster using Aqualicious, Parrot, Maple Yellow, Orange Cream and Coral Bliss inks. Now stamp the image using versamark and emboss using clear embossing powder. Die-cut the leaf.

Assemble everything together.

My 3rd. card is a tall mixed media card. I used lots of stamp, dies, stencils for all the texture and depth. I used Sunflower Daisy Stamp and die, Leaf Clusters Stamp and Die, A Walk in the Wood Stamp, Broken Chevrons and Sketched Lines Stencils. I also used Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Sweet Leaf, Evening Gray, Parrot and Moss inks, Altenew Embossing paste.

To start, I added a color wash using Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral distress inks. I then stamped the woodgrain to parts of the panel. I then sponged some ink through the chevron stencil in a few places. Finally, I applied embossing paste through the sketched lines stencil.
Stamp the 4th layer of the sunflower to the background. On another piece of white cardstock, stamp the images. I embossed the last layer of the layering stamps using Rose Gold embossing powder.

Die-cut the images and adhere to the mat layer. Emboss the edges of the layer and adhere it to the cardbase.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/18/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 6/22/2019.
Don't forget to comment on all the blogs in the hop for extra chance to win. Next stop on the hop is wonderful  Lydia Evans.

Here is the complete list of participants:
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! I genuinely appreciate your support.
I have used Cosmo Cricket powders which are not available easily, so I have added the alternative Ken Oliver color burst powders in the list below.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Heffy Doodle Thanks Card with Thermoweb

Hello everyone! Today is gonna be a week full of fun as the Heffy Doodle design team is collaborating with Thermoweb to bring inspiration using both of these companies’ awesome products.

Here is my card for today.

I decided to use "Ring a Rosies" stencil along with the Stitched Square Dies and the word "Thanks". I used Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer Gel, Transfer Sheet - Opal, Deco Foil Stencil Pal.

To start, I sponged a panel of white cardstock using various distress oxide inks and let this dry. I then die-cut it using the stitched square dies. I then applied the transfer gel through the stencil using the stencil pal. Let this panel dry. I dried it overnight.

Cover this panel using the Opal foil and run it through the laminator. Remove the foil and you will be left with this beautiful pearly effect. This color is one of my favorites :)

I die-cut thanks using black cardstock and then once using white cardstock. Apply some transfer gel using a sponge and let it dry for a couple of hours. Cover with foil and run it through the laminator. Stack the words together, offsetting a bit so we get the black shadow effect.

Adhere the mat layer to the cardbase. Adhere some thread below the word and glue this to the card.

Now for the fun part! Heffy Doodle is giving away a £30 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle Shop! Check out the details HERE!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Studio Katia New Release Sneak Peek | Day 1

Hello everyone! We have very exciting news to share today! Studio Katia is celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday! And the best way to celebrate is with LOTS of prizes and a NEW release! YAY!!!
Since it is our Birthday, there will be lots of Birthday theme products coming to our store this Friday. Are you excited? Because we are! 
Here is the card I made using the  new stamp sets called "Birthday Balloons Trimmings". It's a GORGEOUS set.
I stamped and colored it using copic markers. I then fussy cut it and then applied some Nuvo glimmer paste. I die-cut 2 of the cloud trimmings using white cardstock and vellum. I sponged blue ink to the white cloud. I die-cut the cloud once more and used it as stencil and sponged the background.
Assemble everything together. To finish, I added some chunky glitter to the clouds.

Stop by Studio Katia Blog every day to enjoy amazing inspiration from our Design Team and win great prizes every day of this week!

Today you can win one of the new stamp sets called "Birthday Balloons Trimmings". Simply leave a comment HERE for your chance to win. All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd. 
Enjoy and have a nice day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Memory Box: Sending A Note

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a CAS card using Memory Box dies. I so much fun to use dies in a variety of ways :)

 I sponged some distress oxide ink to a white layer. I then die-cut the image and colored it using copic markers.Now I adhered the inked layer to a white cardbase and adhered the die-cut . It fits like a puzzle. I sponged ink to the word "sending", applied versamark to it and embossed using WOW! Clear sparkle embossing powder. To finish, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a black cardstock.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Altenew: Hello

Hello Everyone! Today's post is part of an Altenew Hop on Instagram, so please check on there for the details and tons of prizes there.

Here is the card I created. I used a mix of new and old products. I used the Ombre Stripes stencil, Ombre Alpha and Ruffled Flowers stamp along with Ruffled Flowers die.

Don't forget to comment on the Instagram post! Have a nice day!