Valentyna here with another card featuring Together We Bloom stamp set. Love this flowers! They are so easy to color and to fuzzy cut. Small elements allow arranging pretty composition.
To start off my card I chose a white card base and stenciled it with very new Nuvo Embellishment mousse using Holtz Speckles stencil. While the stenciling was drying I stamped flower/leaf elements onto Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored them with Chameleon pens. After coloring I fuzzy cut all elements to prepare them for the placing onto the
white frame I die cut earlier with Studio Katia Stitched Creative Window.
As my background came up very busy I decided to go with a tiny sentiment. Which, actually, fits this layout perfectly. I miss you from the And the Fox Says set stamped onto the banner from Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames die set. I cut it with scissors to fit into small space between flower and frame edge.
Lastly, three Clear Round drops to finish the card.
Hope you like ti!
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Hi everyone Svetlana here with a fun Birthday Card. Featuring Lions and beautiful peonies. SUPPLIES:
I wanted to create a floral border with lions in the center. I used ZIG clean color real brush tip markers to color my lions on the water color card stock.
I love how this card turned out, I hope you do too.
Have a great day!
Erica on the blog today with a bit of an experiment: a box pop-up card! I had never made one before this one so it’s full or trial and errors but you know, I’m all about keeping it real crafting wise. Warts and all. And there are a few on this one but more about that as we get to them. It did also take me several days to get this one done and I actually finished another one in between the start to finish of this one! I’m not one of these ‘one project at a time’ kind of people, I have several on the go at all times… I can’t help it.
As you all probably know by now, I’m obsessed with the Together We Bloom stamp set. I can’t stop using it for every project I’m doing for the blog… in my defence, I’m hoping this shows how versatile it is and how many possibilities there are with this set. Everyone ok with that? Yep? Ok, let’s get to the card then.
First a small confession, I’m TERRIBLE at watching tutorials before trying something new. I tend to be so impatient that I simply dive in the deep end and hope my swimming skills will save me. It has backfired more than one time but so far I have not learnt my lesson. Like at all. This was no different. I was super excited about getting this scalloped box pop-up die from Lawn Fawn and just started cutting pieces of card stock before having a single clue about what I was even going to do with them. Ack… If you are shaking your head at me right now, I do not blame you at all.
Right, so the idea that formed was that it was going to be a green box with hot pink flowers inside it. I have a big hoard of card stock and picked out a nice leafy green one for the actual box. Rolling this through the Big Shot twice, a quick glue job and done. So far so good. This is the simplest bit though so no wonder I was feeling ok about it at this stage!
I thought I’d use some kind of green-ish patterned paper for the die cut box panels on the outside of the box but I didn’t have any that I liked enough. Thinking quick on my feet, I decided to make my own using the Brush Strokes stamp set and green inks. I stamped it in a grid like pattern to create a loose gingham look. When I had a big enough piece to cut out all the eight boxes I put it through my Big Shot and glued them down on the box.
After stamping up lots of flowers and leaves, I coloured them with my Copics before it was time to fussy cut. And fussy cut some more… aaaaaand some more. I wanted a big bunch of flowers in the box and ended up using seven blooms of different sizes. Here I made my first mistake: I made three smaller bunches by gluing the flowers together without really knowing where I needed them to go. Memo to self for next time: DO NOT DO THIS!! Wait until everything is ready to be put together and don’t jump the gun! I ended up having to pull some of them apart and even with all the re-arranging and taking apart, I still managed to cover up one of the blooms in the middle layer and you can see one of the bits I had to use to elevate another flower.
Mistake number two happened here: I decided to stamp the sentiment ‘Together We Bloom’ from the stamp set on the biggest flower in black and then heat emboss clear embossing powder over it. I should have waited with deciding on a sentiment before I knew what the card was going to be for. As it is, I’ve sent it to my Mother-In-Law for Mother’s Day along with a present I made for her. I’ve sent another card with it to explain that this one is for decoration. It’s a good thing she already knows I’m quite sentimental and overly gushing at times..
On the inside flaps of the box I decided to cut up more panels instead of leaving them bare. These I stamped with flowers and leaves too, because why make it easy for myself?? They got coloured in with the same Copics as the flowers inside the box. On the back panel I stamped the big flower from Thank You So Much set. After colouring that one I also decided to fill in the white spaces with a very light green Copic, I’m pretty sure I used G11 for it but because I forgot to write down my colours I can’t be sure. Here I made mistake number three: I should have stamped the front flower panel with the flower coming out of the bunch instead of as I did.. I think that would have made for a more ‘organic’ look but by the time I thought of this, I couldn’t pull that bit off without risking destroying the whole box.
Here you can also see how messy it looks from the back. For the next time I really need to come up with a better solution to this as it’s nice if it looks good from, if not all but most angles, not just the front one. I’m thinking that masking the flowers together into bunches at the stamping stage might be the way to go? Then maybe I can plan the layout a bit better and avoid the green card stock piece showing?
Ok, so it’s not terrible but I’m sure I can do a better job of it next time. IF I remember all my ‘memos to self’ that is! Which isn’t something you should bank on…
Well, that’s it from me for this time and this is my last post for March so see you all in April!
Happy crafting from Erica
Hello everyone, Olga is here today.
Stitched Nested Creative Squares, Thank You So Much Clear Stamp Set, Together We Bloom Clear Stamp Set, Birthday Lions Clear Stamp Set, Clear Round Drops Mix, Crystal Rainbow Fusion, Summer Sky Seed Beads
To create this card first I’ve created a shaker with Stitched Nested Creative Squares. I filled it with sequins from Crystal Rainbow Fusion, Clear Round Drops Mix and Summer Sky Seed Beads. It’s like a water in a vase – so pretty.
Next I’ve prepared the flowers from Thank You So Much and Together We Bloom Stamp sets. I’ve stamped all peonies our, colored and fuzzy cut. I’ve created a large bouquet on top of the shaker. I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from Birthday Lions, and added more embellishments – mix of drops, they look as water drops- it’s beautiful. Voila the card is complete.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday everyone, Svetlana here with a floral Birthday Card.
With a help of masking tape I’ve stamped peonies and colored them with copic markers. For the sentiment I used Happy Birthday from the Birthday Lions set.
I’ve added a few embellishments to the card and the card is complete.
Thank You for stopping by and have a great weekend.
Do you make Easter cards? I always promise myself to make more of them, but with all the snow on the ground it’s so hard to find inspiration sometimes. Well, not with Studio Katia’s stamps. Together We Bloom Stamp Set is so beautiful I instantly had an idea for Easter card in my head. That’s the card I want to share with you today.
I traced an egg die on a watercolour paper and stamped flowers inside the shape. I used Derwent watercolour pencils on the flowers and Ecoline black marker for the rest of the egg. I spritzed the whole card with sparkling mist and added even more sparkle on the die cut greeting using a glitter pen. I adhered the die cut Easter egg to a white woodgrain panel using dimensional adhesive. Final touch – sequins! I used white and transparent sequins from a Winter Wonderland fusion.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful and inspiring end of the week!
Hello friends and Happy Wednesday!
Once again, amazing peony from Studio Katia Together We Bloom set. This time I embossed it in white with Versa Fine and Hero Arts white embossing powder and then watercolored it with Zigs, using pastel 041 light green and 028 pale pink. Despite delicacy and detailing of this stamp, the coloring was very easy and enjoyable. I used Ranger watercolor paper. Looks like it’s my go-to choice among all the varieties of watercolor papers on the market. To make sentiment to stand out I stamped it in Tuxedo Black ink.
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Hello friends, this year at Creativation I’ve met so many wonderful people. I was fortunate enough to meet talented Yana Smakula. I’m in love with this card and matching envelope. Simply stunning.
Here’s another photo.
You can read the entire post HERE.
Thanks all for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!
Erica on the blog today with a very blingy card for the A Blog Named Hero collaboration. I was so excited when I found out about this collaboration and the theme, gosh, I had so many ideas right off the bat! This card is the fruition of one of my first ideas and I’m so happy with how it came out! Let’s get right to it, shall we?
I adore the sentiment ‘Throw kindness around like confetti’ from the Hero Arts Acts Of Kindness set and decided to make that the centre of my card. Around the sentiment, which I stamped in black ink and added clear heat embossing powder over, I created a big flowery wreath with the gorgeous flowers from the Together We Bloom set. I cut out several masks to get a “bushy” look with all the flowers and leaves overlapping. If you only buy one set from the new release, this should be the one. I think I must have used it for about 7 out of the 10-ish projects I have created since it’s release. It’s got everything: big blooms, medium and small ones and lots of leaves. I love this set!
As I had already decided to use Copics, I stamped up the images on Simon Says Stamp White 120lb card stock which is a thick and smooth card stock. The Copics go on like butter on hot toast.
Grabbing my hex chart, available from Sandy Allnock, and my pinks Copics I got to work. Some of the flowers are a little better than the others but I wanted them all to have slightly different shades of pink on them. I used the flicking technique for all of the flowers, this is my favorite way of colouring flowers. A lot of people prefer blending until the colours are super smooth and blended to perfection but I like this look. Each to their own, right? It would be boring if we all coloured exactly the same.
For the leaves I went a little bit more blended, but not much. In all the gaps around the flowers and leaves, I used a very light green (G11 I think it was) just to give a little colour and to bring the ‘wreath’ together. This light green I also extended a bit in the middle, towards the sentiment.
Once I was happy with all the colouring, it was time to add some bling! The theme for this collaboration is bling after all so what better excuse to go crazy?? Out came all sorts of fun sequins, crystals and Nuvo drops! I settled for different sized green-ish coloured sequins from the Crystal Rainbow Fusion (this is my FAVOURITE sequin fusion ever!) as well as Sparkling Crystals and transparent green Nuvo Drops. The sequins I added to leaves and green areas, the sparkling crystals got sprinkled in the centre to frame the sentiment and the Nuvo Drops got dotted on the leaves to make it look like dew drops. I really like doing this for a subtle little touch. While I was on a roll with all this I also added some Glossy Accent drops all over the sentiment to make it look like rain drops falling from the sky.
I set the panel aside to dry as I didn’t want to mess up any of my dots and drops. While this whole shebang was drying, I cut out a card base in a fushia coloured card stock, about 2mm bigger than the actual panel. Once glued on to the base, a tiny little bit peeks out and frames the whole thing beautifully.
With that, it’s a wrap! Everything I have used for this card that’s available at Studio Katia I have linked in the post so if you want something, just click on the link and it will take you right to it! If something is out of stock, check back regularly as you are going to want to grab it as soon as you can, trust me!
That’s it from me this time, have a great day and happy crafting!