I’m back on the blog today with this festive underwater birthday card!
I started out by creating the background of the card panel. I cut and scored a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then placed it in my MISTI.
Using the Brush Strokes Stripes stamp set and various shades of dye inks, inked up several different stripes in the set and then stamped them down on to my card.
I then stamped some images from the Under the Sea stamp set on to a scrap piece of white cardstock and then colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating die set to cut out the images and then glued them down to the card.
I also glued down some Poseidon crystals for added shine and then stamped a sentiment to complete the look of the card. I then felt like the card was looking a little unfinished, so I created a frame for the card using the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frame die set by cutting out the panel and then using my paper trimmer to cut around the inside edge where the die left an imprint.
After gluing down the frame to the card, I called it a day! I plan to give this card to my sweet mother-in-law who is celebrating her birthday very soon!! I know she’s going to smile so big when she gets this card – and isn’t that the ultimate joy of cardmaking? To spread the love!!
Thank you so much for joining me here on the blog today, and happy crafting!
Hi there it’s Tracey back here again today sharing a birthday card that’s perfect for a crafty friend. I have been building up my stash of birthday cards lately and creating cards to share with a crafty friends has been just what I needed to kick away those winter blues.
To start the card off I created a blended background panel using the newly released Ink Splash stencil. I blended Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade to create the base layer. I flicked some water over the ink blending and picked up some of the colour using paper towel. Once dry I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
Next I stamped both of the stamps from the Artsy Trimmings stamp set using Copic friendly ink and then cut the two pieces out with the co-odinating Artsy Trimming die set. I wanted to select certain crafty tools from the two stamped pieces that would fit along the bottom of my A2 sized card base and I didn’t want them to appear in the order they were stamped. So I was able to easily fussy cut only the tools I wanted and then I coloured them with Copic markers.
I covered the front of my top folding card base with black cardstock and then attached the ink blended background panel. Along the bottom of the panel I adhered the die cut crafty tools in the order that I wanted them to appear with foam tape. Near the top of the panel I added one of my favourite sentiments from the Birthday Greetings stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. To finish the card off I added some crystals for a sparkly finish.
Thanks so much for stopping in today to create with me. See you again next time!
Artsy Trimmings stamp set
Artsy Trimming die set
Birthday Greetings stamp set
Ink Splash stencil
Sky Blue Crystals
Studio Katia White Foam Tape
Studio Katia Liquid Glue
First, I stamped the cute images from the HONEY BEES and FLORAL WREATH. Colored with copic markers and die cutting them with coordinating dies and scissors. I made highlights using white and silver pen.
Next, I blended some distress inks onto white piece of paper.
Using 1 circle die I made the window for shaker. Then, using fun foam I made the place for shaker and filled it with SPARKLING CRYSTALS, SATIN RAINBOW CONFETTI, IRIDESCENT DUST SEED BEADS, MINT DREAM CRYSTALS, NOVEMBER CRYSTALS, AUGUST CRYSTALS, SCARLET RED CRYSTALS, HOLIDAY CHEER CONFETTI, 3M CRYSTAL CLEAR. Put everything together. Put the bee from HONEY BEES set on the one side of clear plastic stripe and fixed with the brads on another.
Placed all the elements on the white paper panels using double-sided foam tape. Heat embossed the sentiment from BIRTHDAY GREETINGS stamp set using white powder.
Thank you so much for join me today, have a great day!
Do you know any Queen Bees?
I know a few little Queens that qualify for the title and a card like this. I had so much fun creating this cute shaker card featuring a bunch of goodies from the Studio Katia January Release.
I began by creating the front panel for the shaker. To do that I die cut the SCALLOP HONEYCOMB COVER and then glued a piece of ACETATE to the back and then added the foam tape to the perimeter of the panel.
To fill the inside of the shaker, I added GOLD FEVER CONFETTI, GOLD FEVER GLITTER, and SPARKLING HEARTS CONFETTI GLITTER. I then closed up the shaker panel with a piece of yellow card stock. I then glued the panel to a piece of black cardstock that I had glued to a top folding A2 card base.
To finish off the card front I stamped out the sentiment and heat embossed it in white and then used the PEONY TRIMMINGS + BANNER DIES to die cut the banner.
And here is how I finished off the inside of this darling card.
Happy Bee-day to all the Queen Bees out there, and if it isn’t quite your birthday I hope you were inspired to make a similar Queen Bee Birthday Shaker Card for yourself or for other Queens in your life!
Thank you for stopping by and until next time… Happy Crafting!
Hi there it’s Tracey back here today with a shaker card using the Honeycomb Shaker die. I am using all things honey from the recent Studio Katia release.
To create my shaker card I needed to work backwards because I wanted my stenciling to show through the windows of the shaker. I started off by cutting a panel of white cardstock with the new Scallop Honeycomb Cover die. Next I cut the Honeycomb Shaker die from my panel on an angle and then I inlaid all the pieces back into the panel.
Then I placed the Honeycomb Stencil over the panel and secured it to my work surface with some Purple Tape. I blended Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink selectively over the panel with all the inlaid in pieces in place. I removed the four centre hexagons. A piece of patterned paper was adhered to a white top folding card base and I laid the remainder of the scallop die cut over the centre of the panel. Glue was added to the four hexagon spaces and the four hexagons adhered through the top panel.
To continue building the shaker I adhered a piece of the new crystal clear Studio Katia Acetate to the back of the scalloped panel over the opening. Then the two most outer rings of the die were inlaid into the top panel over the window with Liquid Glue. I used a double layer of White Foam Tape to build the walls of my shaker on to the back of the scalloped panel. A double layer will give the shaker contents lots of room to shake around! The card base was brushed with an antistatic tool and a couple of spoonfuls of the new Gold Fever Confetti were set over the hexagon pieces. The top scalloped layer was added to the centre of the card to complete the shaker.
A few of the images from the Honey Bees stamp set were stamped and coloured with Copic markers –Y13, Y15, Y17, T2, T4, T6, B0000, B00. Then the images were cut with the matching Honey Bees dies and adhered to the card front with foam tape. The sentiment from the same stamp set was white embossed on black cardstock and cut with a sentiment strip from the Peony Trimmings die set to finish the card off!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and I hoped you enjoyed making a fun shaker card with me. Have a great day!
It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and today I have prepared a simple floral birhtday card for you!
Take a look:
When I go on a trip with my family I like to bring some stamps with me to color when I have a bit of free time. Last weekend I took two crafty things with me: You’re so sweet stamp set and ZIG watercolor brush markers. I colored the flower in soft pink and the leaves in green.
I continue working on my card when I got home. First thing I did, was to die cut a square from the Scallop square die set which I then used to create a focal point on my background.
I used gray ink to stamp out a sentiment that reads ‘Happy birthday to you’ from a new It’s your birthday stamp set. I positioned it towards the right of my square, so I could put the flower on the left.
Then, I took a gray piece of card stock and put it behind the white square. I made sure that the gray matches the color of the ink I used. To made it even more connected to the rest of the card, I used a white gel pen and draw in a white square towards the edges of the gray card stock.
Thank you for joining me!
Hello everyone! Galina with you today. I made a birthday card using the most adorable bees from Honey Bee stamp set. Also I used SCALLOP HONEYCOMB COVER to create a card panel and I want to show you how to quickly embellish your card. You can find a video tutorial below.
How I made this card you can watch here or on Studio Katia’s You tube channel HERE.
How adorable these bees are? They are perfect for birthday card 🙂
I embellished my card with a lot of crystals and confetti. I was using brand new pick up tool to attach them and this toll is a blast. Whole process was quick and easy, I just tap tap tap and my die cut is full of the crystals.
I colored my bees with Copic markers, I used my standart Bee combo 🙂 – Y15, Y38 and N5, N7, wings – Boo0, B00, flower – B00, B000, B02. And I love to add a shine on the wings with Nuvo shimmer pen.
I add color to the some hexagon die cuts using Blender brushes and Distress Inks – Broken China and Mustard Seed.
Hope you like this card and will try to cover card elements with a crystals, it’s a fun process 🙂
Thanks for stopping by.
It’s Kaja from Kajcyika crafts, and today I made a simple floral brithday card!
Take a look:
A lot of times I try to make as much use of a stamp set as I can, so this time I challenged my self to use a Floral cross on a non religious card. I stamped the right part of the image twice on a watercolored paper and then, I colored the flowers in using ZIG markers.
I then trimmed the images on the edge of a cross to get four floral corner images.
Next, I die cut a scalloped rectangle out of a piece of gray card stock for which I used a brand new Dotted patterns #4. The die also makes a cool looking dotted border which was my guide to gluing down my floral corners. I used Studio Katia liquid glue to glue them down, so I could line it up perfectly with the dotted edge.
The only thing left to do was to add some embelishments and I used white crystals from the Snow crystals mix. To make the positioning easier, I used the Embelishment wand that Studio Katia just released! It’s a life saver!
Thank you so much for joining me!
Hi Friends! As you read this post the groundhog has already come out of his burrow and hopefully did not see his shadow! Wiarton Willie, my groundhog, says early spring! I have been busy reorganizing my studio this past month, a great job for the winter. Of course once I started going through my craft supplies I found things I had almost forgotten about. When I came across my watercolour powders I decided to use them for my post this week.
It is so much fun to watercolour flowers with these powders. I started out stamping and white heat embossing the main flower of the Japanese Peony stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I die cut the image using the co-ordinating Japanese Peony creative dies. I sprinkled pink, raspberry, light and dark green watercolour powder on to my craft mat in separate areas. When using watercolour powder, a little bit goes a long way–just a couple light taps. I added clean water to the powder with a painbrush then watercoloured the flower. When it was partially dry I went back in again and added a bit more colour to some areas to add a bit more depth and dimension. I set it aside to dry fully while I prepared the background for my card.
Using the Studio Katia Ink Blender Brushes I ink blended my background using Distress Oxide inks and Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I flicked some watered down gold watercolour paint on to the panel and set that aside to dry. Once it was dry, I cut the panel with the largest rectangle from the Darling Ribbons & Frames cover die. This gives a nice stitched border all around the frame.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set which was stamped on the card front before it was glued front of the white card base. Studio Katia Double Sided Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower before it was attached to the card for a little more dimension.
Thank you so much for stopping in today, we will see you next time!
Japanese Peony stamp set
Japanese Peony creative dies
Birthday Greetings stamp set
Darling Ribbons & Frame
Studio Katia Ink Blender Brushes
Studio Katia Double Sided Foam Tape
Studio Katia Embellishment Wand