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Monday, June 26, 2017

Flower Shaped Tags!

Hello everyone and welcome back!! I'm here to start your week off with a bit of a different project for my Studio Katia.  I decided to make some shaped tags (could be used as cards too, I suppose)!  This idea came to me as I was drifting off to sleep on Saturday night...does that happen to anyone else?  Just random craft thoughts pop into your head at any given time??

I used the large flower image from the Thank You So Much stamp set. Instead of stamping the image the right way and then colouring it, I used the back side of the side first (so instead of inking the lined image side, I inked the flat, back side of the stamp).


This is Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink spritzed about 4 times with water.  After pressing the stamp onto watercolour paper, this is the result:


When you lift the Misti door, the water and ink will pool in one spot, giving you a different look every time!  I stamped 3 more flowers using Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade.  After the images were dry, I flipped the stamp right way up.  Because the first layer is the mirror image of the actual stamp, it took some time to figure out good placement.  But because the flat side of the stamp is actually larger, the lined image fit well!

I inked of the stamp with Versamark Ink and used different embossing powders on each one.


Next, I die cut each of the flowers along with 4 pieces of ivory cardstock with the co-ordinating die.  On the ivory piece, I scored about 1/2 inch from the top and applied some Scor-Tape.  This will create the back of the tag.


This is everything adhered together:


I used a regular hole punch to make holes in the top of the flowers for some ribbon to go.  For the sentiments, I used some of the fabulous word dies that are available in the shop!  I die cut the "thank you" from the Thank You So Much Dies, and both the "hello" and " lovely" come from the new You're So Ranunculus dies.  All of these were cut out with the same ivory cardstock.

I used Multi Matte Medium to adhere the die cuts onto each tag, looped some ribbon through the holes and the tags were almost done!!  For embellishments, I used some large and small clear round dots from the Mixed Pack.  And across each sentiment, I brushed some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.






Once I stamped one, I had to keep going and make a few different ones!  These were really easy to make and I love the variation of colour you get using the wet stamp!!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you all have a fabulous week!!

See you soon!

















Monday, June 19, 2017

Hello Friend Shaker

Happy Monday!!  I'm back to share a sweet shaker card with you today!  I really don't make a lot of shaker cards so this was a fun project!

I started by cutting down a piece of white cardstock using the rectangle die from the new Dotted Patterns Set 1.  I then embossed it using a Polka Dot embossing folder to give it a bit of texture.  To create the frame for my shaker, I took the second and third (from the middle) dies from the Dotted Ovals, taped them together and ran it through my Big shot with some grey cardstock.  I love the dotted detail you get on both the positive and negative die cuts!!


Before I filled the shaker, I stamped the word, friend, onto the embossed panel.  This comes from the And the Fox Says Stamp set.  I used a few Fruit Punch SequinsPink Lemonade Sequins and some Space Silver Sequins for my shaker bits.  I then adhered my frame (with acetate) over top.

I had a scrap of watercolored paper so I took the "hello" die from the new You're so Ranunculus Bundle and die cut it out.  This is the perfect size to adhere over the frame!!  At this point, I thought I was done, but decided it needed a cute, little critter.  So, I stamped, coloured and cut one of the cute lions from the Birthday Lions stamp set.  I foam mounted her just under the shaker element.


And, of course, I added a few more Space Silver and Fruit Punch sequins on the panel as well!!  I foam mounted the panel onto an A2 cardbase and voila!! Done!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous week!!

Laurie



Monday, June 12, 2017

Studio Katia Theme Week: Red and White or Red, White and Blue!

Hello everyone and happy Monday!!  I'm here to share a couple of cards using the theme of a Red and White OR Red, White and Blue coloured project.  Of course these are very patriotic colours and pretty soon it will be Canada Day(July 1st) and Independence Day(July 4th)!  Although, my card doesn't really celebrate either one of those occasions, it is definitely a very Canadian-coloured card :)



Both of these cards were very easy to put together.  Just some simple shading with a white pencil crayon for the first card and a little bit of die cutting for the second!


For all the details and supplies used for these cards, please visit the Studio Katia Blog!!  Thank you so very much for stopping by today!!

See you soon....

Laurie

Monday, June 5, 2017

Masculine Cards with Studio Katia

Hello!!!  It's theme week at Studio Katia and the theme is...Masculine Cards!!  I'm not going to lie, this was a big, big challenge for me.  I tried again and again to make the perfect male-friendly card.

This card features products from the latest release as well as previously released stamps and dies!



Please visit the SK Blog to see all the details.  Thank you for stopping by today!!

Enjoy the masculine theme week!!!  See you soon!!!!


Laurie





Friday, June 2, 2017

Collaboration Blog Hop with Studio Katia and Newton's Nook!!



Welcome to the Summer Fun Collaboration Blog hop with Newton's Nook Designs and Studio Katia! 
Both teams are celebrating the start of summer with fun and colorful cards using stamps from Newton's Nook Designs and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia. There's prizes too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

It is feeling a lot like summer where I live today!!  The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising!! And what better way to cool down than with a delicious ice cream treat.  For my project, I used the incredibly cute and delicious Summer Scoops stamp set.  This set is full of images that are just so fun to colour.  And because the images have nice large spaces, I thought I'd do the no-line watercolour technique.

I first stamped a few of the images in a random pattern onto a panel of watercolour paper.  I used Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I then chose some summer-y colours of my Tombow Dual Brush Markers.  I like doing watercolour with markers the best because of the control I have.  I didn't fuss around too much. Basically, I added one layer of solid colour, then went back to add a wee bit of detail.

When my colouring was complete, I used the largest die from the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Creative Die Set to get the dot detail on the outer frame.  I then lined up the rectangle die from the NEW Dotted Patterns Set 1 Die Set to cut out the inner portion.  I adhered the outside frame directly to my card base and used pink fun foam on the inner panel to give some dimension.


For the sentiment, I used one of the NEW Dotted Ovals Creative Dies and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink...it fit perfectly!  Before adhering the oval down, I put a messy piece of silver thread behind it.


And for a bit of extra sparkle and shine, I of course, used some of my favourite sequins, Crystal Rainbow Fusion!!  

Now for the fun stuff...

We are giving away TWO prizes - one prize pack from Studio Katia and one $25 store credit from Newton's Nook Designs! 

Here's how to win:
Comment on the Design Team blogs from Newton's Nook Designs and Studio Katia team blogs (see list complete list at the Studio Katia and NND blogs)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday June 4th at 12pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the Newton's Nook Designs and Studio Katia blogs on Tuesday, June 6th.

Be sure to leave comments along your way on the hop for your chance to win prizes. Good luck and happy hopping!!

Next on the hop is JENNIFER!!!

If you get lost along the way, please visit the Newton's Nook Blog or the Studio Katia Blog!!  Thank you for hopping along with us today!  Hope you get some cool, summer inspiration :)

Laurie