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.
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.


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