Thursday, February 13, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted and honored to be a part of the February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop over at Altenew. You are going to love these Artists Watercolor 24 pan set as it has a wide range of fun colors. You can check all the new release products HERE.


You should have come here from the lovely Nathalie DeSousa's blog :)

I have four cards for you using various techniques to show how versatile these colors are.
Card 1
I created this fun look using watercolor to stamp the pretty leaf from the Retro Plantines stamp set. 
I applied some watercolors onto my craft mat, spritz little water. I now used this as my ink pad and stamped the images to a panel of Fabriano Artistico hot press paper. Flick some black watercolor to it. This technique gives a lovely soft effect.

 I then stamped the sentiment onto a blue cardstock and die-cut in a circle. To give more focus on the sentiment, I simply die-cut the smallest of the Nesting Labels die using white cardstock and vellum. I adhered the vellum onto the white die-cut for a softer effect. Adhere the sentiment onto it using 3D foam.

Adhere the panel to a blue cardbase.
Card 2
For my 2nd. card, I was trying out the watercolors and simply painted some freehand florals and leaves onto Arches cold press watercolor paper.  The sentiment I used is from the Incredible stamp set from the January release.


Once the image was dry, I flicked some black splatters and stamped the sentiment. 


Love how this card turned out :)

Card 3
Since, I enjoyed the freehand watercoloring process, I made the next card a bit easier. I stamped the Watercolor Halftone floral cluster onto arches cold press watercolor paper panel using Altenew Rose
Quartz ink. Now I had a shape ready for me to play with the watercolors. I used the watercolors to color the image.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set using silver embossing powder.


Card 4
For this card, I went with no-line coloring technique. I love this technique in all the coloring mediums. First I created a background watercolor wash in muted colors. I then stamped the florals from the Garden Treasure stamp set and the leaves from the Leaf Clusters stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink onto Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. 

I find this ink to be perfect for my kind of coloring. I colored in all the images and die-cut them. Once everything was ready, I simply created the cluster and adhered them to the mat layer.
 
Finally, I adhered the panel to a mint cardbase.

Prizes:

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 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

There will also be a winner from each blog 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 2/21/2020. 
The next stop on the hop is wonderful
Jenny Colacicco

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!  

Tonic Studios Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be part of today’s Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party, hosted by Tonic Studios to help celebrate their newest release!
This is a small release of 5 stamp sets fully illustrated by Tonia Tkach

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I have two cards for you using the adorable Flowers For You stamp set.
Card 1: I started by stamping the background using WOW! clear sticky ink and embossed the images using  Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder. I then sponged distress inks to the panel. Flick some water and let it dry.

Now, I used my Caran D'Ache pencil colors to add a bit color to some of the images. I then applied Nuvo aqua shimmer pen in Midas Touch to the images. Stamp and emboss the sentiment. 


Adhere to the panel using 3D foam tape. 

Card 2: I started by sponging some distress oxide inks to the panel to create an ombrè look. I then flicked some white and gold pain to the edges. I then stamped the image to Neenah solar white cardstock, colored them using copic markers and fussy cut the image. 


I then, applied some Nuvo aqua shimmer pen in Midas Touch to the hearts and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to them. Let it dry. Adhere to the mat layer. 


I then stamped the sentiment in black and sponged some ink to the edges of the stripe. Adhere to the card.

Spring Dreams UK

Spring Dreams USA

There is a 15 % off Discount code on the stamps for our party guests


Click on the shop for the CODE FOR THE USA SHOP
and the CODE FOR THE UK SHOP

Studio Katia - Hello Shaker Card

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing an adorable shaker card using the new release products by Studio Katia on their blog. If you know me then you already know how much I love making flat shaker cards as they are so easy to mail :)

I started by taking a white panel. I die-cut this panel using the Scallop Honeycomb Cover die. I colored one of the hexagons using yellow copic marker. Stamp the word "HI"
 

I adhered the acetate sheet behind this panel using a liner tape. The new SK acetate sheeets in the shop are amazing and crystal clear. I then put Chunky Sparkle glitter to a white cardbase and adhered the die-cut panel to the card using Studia Katia glue.I adhered the yellow hexagon to the card using the new double sided foam tape.

Stamp the bees from the Honey Bees stamp set onto a copic friendly cardstock. Color and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.
 

To finish, apply a little bit of glue to the bee wings and sprinkle some chunky glitter to it. Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice crafty day!

Supplies

Honey Bees Stamp

Honey Bees Die

Scallop Honeycomb Cover Die

Double Sided Foam Tape

Acetate Sheets

Chunky Sparkle Glitter

Studio Katia Glue

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Studio Katia January 2020 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia January 2020 Release Blog Hop!

This release includes 5 New Clear Stamp Sets and 3 Sets of Coordinating Dies, 8 New Stand Alone Creative Dies, 4 New Stencils, 5 New Glitter Jars and 12 New Embellishments, as well as New Clear Acetate Sheets!
You should have arrived from the talented Galina Filippenko's blog.



I have a floral card for you using the GORGEOUS Peony Trimmings Stamp and die set.
I started by creating a cardbase using WPlus 9 Oatmeal cardstock. I then cut a white panel and applied distress inks in worn lipstick, barn door, aged mahogany and seedless preserves using Studio Katia blender brushes. I die-cut the panel using the new Scallop Honeycomb cover die but decided to have straight edges, so I trimmed the scallops. I really like the dotted detail though.

I stamped the peony trimming stamp to neenah white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I trimmed it using the die and colored the edges using one of the copic marker.



Now, I die-cut the word Crafty using white scrap paper and heat embossed it using WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder.

I stamped the sentiment Hugs to the panel. Adhered the panel to the cardbase. Adhered the peony trimmings. To finish, I adhered a few of the new Gold Fever Confetti. Oh!! You must check out the new Embellishment Want. It's a MUST have as it makes picking and adhering the embellishments so so easy :)

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful
Laura Volpes's blog :)

Blog Hop Giveaway:
Studio Katia is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate on their Blog.
Simply comment on Studio Katia blog and each stop on the hop by Friday, February 7th, 2020, 23:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 on Studio Katia Blog.

There's MORE: Studio Katia kindly offered $25 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. The winners will be announced on
Studio Katia blog too.

Blog Hop List:

Studio Katia
Kaja Vezenšek
Ilda Dias
Kelly Martin
Dana Gong
Tracy Freeman
Galina Filippenko
Isha Gupta < you are here>
Laura Volpes <your next stop>

Friday, January 24, 2020

Altenew January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted and honored to be a part of the January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop over at Altenew. You are going to love the various products. You can check all the products HERE.

 You should have come here from the sweet and talented
Lydia Evans blog. If not start at Altenew Blog.
Here is the full release view, simply click on it to check on Altenew shop.
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I have 5 cards for you using various products and techniques. It's gonna be a long post so grab your favourite drink and hop on :)
For my first card, I used the Tartan stamp set to create my own background paper. I then die-cut a doily using the Delicate Mandala and adhered it to the card. I added a wash of blue watercolor. For the focal point, I used the Retro Plantines leaves, stamp them in black and sprinkle a touch of Antique Gold embossing powder. Love the effect.
 The sentiment is from the Watercolor Halftone stamp set. Another of the new release stamp set.


Here is a close-up to see the pretty graphic leaves.


For my 2nd. card, I used the Incredible stamps and dies. I stamped the florals using clear embossing ink and then embossed it using the Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I then sponged some inks to this panel. The embossing powder will resist the ink, so we have a beautiful panel with green embossing. I then flicked some water and black paint to it. 


Now, I stamped and embossed a few flowers onto vellum, die-cut them and adhered them to my panel. Stamp the sentiment to a stripe and adhere to the card.


For the 3rd. card, I used the Watercolor Halftone stamps and dies. This stamp has GORGEOUS floral clusters. I stamped the flowers using Pure Graphite ink. Now for this technique I used my Misti as any kind of stamping tool will be good as we are going to stamp multiple times. I stamped the leaves using using Moss and Bamboo inks for the shaded look. I then applied watercolor to the flowers and die-cut the clusters.


I made this into a tall card, so for the base, I applied some Mango smoothie ink through the Tree Ring stencil. Stamped the sentiment, flicked some inks and then arranged the floral clusters. 


I love this stamp so much, that I decided to create a more colorful cluster. I love pop of colors on black so here it is:


I stamped a stripe from the Tartan stamp onto black cardstock using Hero Arts Unicorn white ink. U then stamped and embossed the sentiment. I used my Misti stamping tool to stamp this colorful floral cluster using various shades of yellow, pink, orange and greens. I will write down the colors of ink below in the description.

For my last card, I used the Tartan stamp to create my background. I stamped it using the Desert Night ink onto a blue cardstock. I then sponged some ink to the edges to the panel. 
I then stamped the outer most layer using clear ink and embossed the image using Antique Gold embossing powder. I then stamped the flower layers using Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite ink. I used Olive ink for the leaves. 


I added flicks of gold paint and assembled this card.


Prizes:

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 1/30/2020 for a chance to win.

There is also a chance for my blog readers 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 2/2/2020.

Next person on the hop is my wonderful and super talented friend Virginia Lu

If you like my creations, lets become friends on Instagram, where I share many more :) 
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!  

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Studio Katia: CAS Thanks Card

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a pretty pastel floral thank you card. I always need thank you cards so it's a good idea to keep up my collection. What kind of cards do you tend to make the most?



I started by creating a square white cardbase. Now, I took a white layer and sponged tumbled glass distress oxide using the blending brushes to it. Die-cut this piece using the Dotted Nested Square die. I then die-cut the oval using the Elegant Scallop Oval die. I flicked some white paint to this piece and let dry. I adhered this layer to the cardbase. Now, I stamped the sentiment using clear ink and em,bossed it using Vintage Peacock embossing powder by WOW! I stamped and embossed the tiny floral using white embossing powder onto vellum. Color the flowers using copic markers. I always add the touch of color to the back side of my vellum flowers. Adhere the flowers to form a triangle to emphasize onto the sentiment.



To finish, I added some Icy Sparkle Crystals to the flower centers.. Thank you for dropping by! Have

Supplies