Showing posts from December, 2016

Rainbow Hello

Welcome back!!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for Studio Katia!!  I know winter has officially just begun and its not quite Christmas but I'm ready to put my Winter/Christmas supplies away.  I'm ready for florals and bright colors!!  So I did just that!!

I picked out some fun, cheerful colors and used the skinniest brushstroke from the Brushstrokes stamp set.  I used my Misti for this as I knew I would be double stamping.  I did remove the stamp each time because I wanted and imperfect, random look.  I then used the largest die from the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Die Set.  I love the dot detail these dies give.
After the stamping was done, I had a hard time deciding on the sentiment.  I first heat embossed in white the "hello" word from the Duo Talk set on a scrap piece of black cardstock.

I liked it but thought it needed just a bit I die cut one of the speech bubbles from the Stitched Duo Speech Bubbles from white cardstock.

Now this I thought …

BRI #Hashtag Stamp Blog Hop!!!!

Hi everyone and welcome to this super fun blog hop celebrating the release of two awesome stamp sets from Butterfly Reflections Ink!!  These stamp sets were made in collaboration with Bossy Jocsie and feature some humorous and straight to the point hashtags! The larger of the sets (4X6) is called #Hashtag. The smaller (3X4) set is called #Hashtag-Bossy.

If you're coming from the fabulous CASSIE, you're in the right place.  If not, that's ok!! The hop begins at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog.  You also want to stay tuned for details on how you can win one of these new sets!!

For my project, I decided to make a coffee-themed card.  If you follow Vanessa on social media, you will know that she has a love for coffee mugs (and leggings!)

I used the mug image from the mini stamp set, Warm Wishes from Waffle Flower.  I used the #Hashtags Stamp Set and picked out a few hashtags that could relate to being addicted to coffee and or coffee mugs :)  I also stamped the large "…

You Are My Favorite

Hello Everyone!!  I wanted to share a card I made using products from Simon Says Stamp.  I've been dying to use the Tropical Leaves stamp set.  This set has been on my wishlist for a long time so when Simon had a 30% off sale, I just HAD to order it!!

My new obsession lately is using my Tombow markers with solid image stamps.  The results are amazing!!  You actually feel like an artist!  I've tried this watercolor technique in the past using my Distress Ink mini ink cubes with not great results.  You always have to "stamp off" because the ink is so intense...and that's too much work :)

I simply swiped the edge of the brush tip across the stamp, sometimes adding a second color, then huffed on it lightly to moisten the ink.  The stamped image comes out quite light but once you add the water, it looks beautiful.

After the panel was done, I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangles to trim it down.  I didn't want to cover all the prettiness that I had achieved…


Happy Friday!!! I'm here to share another Studio Katia creation with you.  I know the Christmas season is upon us but boy, oh boy, am I Christmas carded out!!!  I am still making the occasional holiday card but I'm quite honestly ready for the next occasion.  That being, Valentines Day, of course!!

I used the Sweet Heart Candy stamp set for this card.  I was in the mood for some simple watercoloring so that is what I did.  I started by stamping the open heart image side by side in the middle of a piece of watercolour cardstock in Versamark Ink, then embossed it with white embossing powder.  After those initial hearts were placed, I randomly stamped the same image over the entire panel (also heat embossing in white).  I added some of the cute sayings that fit perfectly in the heart.

Now what is awesome about this stamp set is that the heart image fits perfectly with the heart die from the Stitched Notebook Die Set!!  So, of course I had to use that too!  I die cut two hearts …

And The Fox Says....

Hello everyone!! I'm back to share a card using all brand new products from Studio Katia!!  And let me just say, the November release is absolutely amazing!!

I decided to use the new Foxes stamp set.  What is great about this set is that some of the images are solid.  Which means it is very easy to create a no-line colouring image even if you have trouble, like me, with this technique.  I stamped my image in a medium shade of a grey/brown ink.  Using some coloured pencils, I simply traced the fox in the darkest color and gradually blended a medium and light shade of brown.

I coloured a couple other images from the same set in the same way, then fussy cut them out.

I used the scalloped circle die from the new Dotted Balloons Creative Dies to die cut an area out of front panel.  This die (well the whole set actually) is fantastic!!  Not only does it cut out the scallop circle but it cuts this super delicate frame as well!!  So versatile.

I played around with the layout for a bit..