Showing posts from July, 2017

Mandala Flower Thank You Card

Hello everyone!! I have this card up on the Studio Katia Blog today!!  Hope you have a chance to check it out!!

Thank for stopping by :)

Continuing with the letter "M"!

Hello all and welcome back!  Today i'm sharing my recent cards made using stamps and dies from My Favourite Things, Mama Elephant and My Creative Time!  I'm really enjoying rediscovering all that I have!!  I'm getting excited to draw the next letter but I have so much more to discover in this letter category :)

My first card features Mama Elephant.  I used the Blogging Buddies stamp set and Co-ordinating Dies for my images and sentiment.  I have never used this set and I really wonder why.  It's adorable!

I coloured the computer pink (because who wouldn't love a pink computer!) using my Copic markers.  For the background, I die cut the images from white cardstock using the Index Card Creative Cuts die set.  The two panels are also included in this set...again, I think I may have used this set once, and not all of it!!

A little bit of sparkle pen, Glossy Accents and Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops finish this card.
My next card uses products from My Creative Time and…

Die Cutting and Colouring Birthday Card!

Hello everyone and welcome back! I'm here to share a super fun birthday card for Studio Katia!  One of my favourite things to do is die cut!! There is something so satisfying when you remove that piece of cardstock from the die.  Another one of my favourite things is colouring.  I recently invested in some Copic markers and am loving them!! So, let's check out my project!!

I started by cutting the rectangle die from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 out of some white cardstock.  I knew I wanted some sort of banner on this card so I took the small scalloped edged die and ran this through also with white cardstock.

This particular die is very cool.  It can be used to create pretty slits in your projects to insert gift cards, etc.  In this case, I trimmed it to become a banner shape.  I layered this piece onto black cardstock and trimmed around it to give some will see this in the finished card :)
Next, I stamped the presents and party hats from the super cute Kobi the Bir…

Making Use of My Stamp..starting with the letter "M"

Hello and welcome back!! On Friday, I decided it was time to pick a new letter for my Making Use of My Stamps series.  And the letter that was picked was the letter M!

This is exciting.  I have a ton of My Favourite Things stamp sets, a lot of My Creative Time stamps and dies and some Mama Elephant stamps.  From cutesy to elegant, I think I've got it covered!!

For my first card, I went with Mama Elephant.  I started by heat embossing some of the florals from the Freestyle Florals ( I linked to the bundle )in white onto some watercolour paper.  I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the sentiment I used the Blessed stamp set. I also used white embossing powder for this on a navy cardstock panel.  I placed the panel onto a white cardbase and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White.

I even have extra flowers and leaves to play with!!
My next card features My Favourite Things.  I've had the Polynesian Pa…

#LOVE with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello, all!!  I'm back to share a bright and happy card!  I recently received the new set of Distress Oxide Inks and just had to have a play.  This card also had a couple of "happy accidents" which I'll point to you :)

I started by picking some rainbow colours of the Oxides.  I chose Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and threw in a bit of Faded Jeans.

I used Bristol cardstock which worked beautifully.  I started stamping the outline heart shaped from the Sweetheart Candy stamp set.  I tried to create a random pattern using different colours.  Then, taking a damp paintbrush, I added water to the inside of the heart.  As soon as the water touches that ink, it starts to a good way!  It feathers the ink towards the inside of the heart but yet maintains a crisp outline image, love it!!

Happy accident #1:  At some point while stamping, I turned the panel to start filling in the gaps.  This resulted in the hearts …

Continuing with "H"! (Making Use of my Stamps Series)

Hi everyone and welcome back!  You may already know that I've started somewhat of a series on my blog to try and help me curb my spending and rediscover some of my older stamp sets!  Approximately once a month, I will pick a random letter.  I will then use stamp sets from the company that starts with that letter.  The first letter picked was "h".

I should note that sometimes it may not take an entire month to use all the products.  Sometimes it may take longer.  This is a total experiment so we'll see how it goes.  But I have to say, I'm REALLY enjoying this!!

I have 3 projects to share with you today.  The first two feature Hero Arts products.

This card uses the Color Layering Hibiscus Set which seems to be out of stock at both Simon Says Stamp and Butterfly Reflections Ink.  I used all Hero Arts ink for this as well.

The sentiment comes from the Anything Can Happen sentiment set.  I think this set may be discontinued as I couldn't find you a link!  Sorry!

Christmas in July with Studio Katia!!

HO, HO, HO!!!  This week at Studio Katia we've been celebrating Christmas early!!  On one hand, it's nice to mix things up in the middle of the year by taking out your winter stamps and having a play.  On the other hand,  it's too soon to think about snow and winter (we get about 6-7 months of winter here, so I plan on enjoying summer while I can!).

To bring some summer into my winter card,  I used non-traditional Christmas colours.  I started by stamping a few of the images from the Origami Winter stamp set using Versamark Ink and then embossed them using Ranger Fine Detail white embossing powder.  I decided I wanted to colour on kraft with pencils crayons.  Seems like ages ago that I used my pencils!!

I chose two shades of each colour:  pink, turquoise, purple and blue.
I use the Lyra Rembrandt PolyColor pencils and love them!
After I had all the images coloured, I decided that the one bow was way too dark in comparison to my other colours.

To remedy this little problem…

Making Use of My Stamps!!

Hello everyone!!  Today I'm starting something new.  I don't know about you, and I hope I'm not the only one guilty of this, but I have stamp sets that I've used only once or not at all!!
 I find myself buying and buying but never using.  I thought by starting a series on my blog, it would A.  Make me accountable and actually do what I set out to do and B.  Maybe, just maybe, I will hopefully spend a little less each month!

My plan involves this:  I have each letter of the alphabet in a little green pail.  Roughly once a month, I will pick a letter and use only the stamps and dies from the company starting with that letter.  For example:  If i picked the letter "y", I would use Your Next Stamp products.  I will post every Sunday until I've gone through every company!!

I stamped the entire alphabet using the Sophisticated Script set from Concord & 9th and snipped them apart.

I put this little video on Instagram last night to show the first letter.  Wh…