Erica here with my blog post to go with the card I made as part of the 1st Birthday Celebration blog hop for Studio Katia! (You might have seen my card already if you took part in the hop on May 4th but here is the whole shebang in words too.)
As soon as I heard that the prompt for this blog hop was shaker cards I decided to do a see-through vase and fill it with blue and transparent sequins and shaker beads. Adding lots of flowers for the vase was just a bonus. I have done a card in the past when the vase was propped up on the front of the card but for this one I decided to do a flat front and cut the shaker compartment into the back, if that makes sense? I’m reading this back and it just seems like a mad riddle to be honest.. Hopefully the photos will explain better than my words do!
I started out by cutting out a tall and thin card base, 7″ x 4″, in a fabulous linen textured white card stock. In this panel I cut out the smallest of the Stitched Creative Nested Rectangles towards the bottom, leaving enough room to add enough adheisive to make sure no sequins escape the shaker compartment. Using this as a guide I cut out 4 panels in the same size and die cut the ‘vase’ on each one. These I layered up using LOTS of double sided tape and for the top layer I added a piece of acetate to the front panel. This whole lot I set aside for a minute as I wanted to stamp some flower stems on the negative cut (in the white linen textured card stock) before adding this to the back of the shaker compartment. Using the skinniest Brush Strokes stamp I stamped several stems using a green ink. Then to add a little bit extra I stamped some skinnier stems, from a stamp set from The Ton, using a darker ink.
Turning my card panel upside down, I filled the shaker compartment with Clear Iridescent Seed Beads, Icy Breeze Sequins in 4mm size and also some metallic blue 4mm sequins which sadly aren’t available any more so you could use Enchanted Sea Sequins or Light Blue Metallic Star Sequins for a jazzy look. The ‘inside of the vase’-bit I gently added as a lid and then I adhered the final piece of card stock to keep it all together.
Moving on to my flowers I reached for the big bloom in the Thank You So Much set and I stamped up two on Strathmore Bristol Vellum water colour paper and heatembossed them in white embossing powder. Using my Zig markers, I coloured them in rich reds with hints of pink. As usual the florist in me thought ‘this bunch needs greenery and some smaller flowers too’ so I stamped up another flower from the Together We Bloom as well as the biggest leaves. This I stamped two together to make a slightly bigger bunch of leaves. All this also got coloured in using Zig markers. Everything then got fussy cut.
Arranging these into a nice, big bunch I adhered them to the card using foam tape to add some extra dimension. As this is for a birthday it needed a sentiment and to keep things simple, as the rest of the card has a lot going on, I just stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Birthday Lions in black on a piece of white card stock and cut it down quite small. This I also adhered with foam tape on the top flower and with that, the card was done!
I hope you have enjoyed this post and will enjoy the rest of the hop! There are always some absolutely amazing and breathtaking projects from the rest of the DT and the guest designers, you aren’t going to want to miss it! It also wouldn’t be a Birthday Celebration without a giveaway and some fabulous prizes, right? Don’t worry, although the actual birthday blog hop was a few days ago, there is still time to leave comments on each one for your chance to win.
– You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia at every stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Sunday, May 7th for your chance to win! The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning.
– You can also win (1) Simon Says Stamp goody bag and (1) Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens, 80 Color Set. The winners will be chosen from all the comments along the hop.
– Studio Katia is offering 15% off all purchases to their online shop (link http://www.studiokatia.com) using the code “SKTURNS1” through Sunday, May 7th at midnight EST.
Happy hopping and Happy Birthday Studio Katia!!
Lots of love from Erica
Liliuska here and I’d like to share with you a one layer card I made using Mandala Stamp. Ever since I received this stamp I wanted to make a card with wobbler. Those are always so much fun!
Since this is a one layer card I decided to add some texture to the card base by scoring lines on it. Next I stamped Mandala in the middle and covered it with a mask. I stamped the image in the top left and bottom right corner and spritzed the card with shimmer spray. Since I used Oxide Inks two corner mandalas look as if they were heat embossed and middle mandala looks nicely crisp.
I stamped mandala on a separate piece of paper, coloured part of it with Polychromos pencils and cut out that part with scissors. I adhered it to the card base on a wobbler. To add sentiments I die cut a black strip using long frame die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies and stamped two sentiments. I cut the strip in half and adhered it on both sides of the wobbler. Last touch – crystal clear sequins with clear drops in the middle.
I hope you enjoyed what I prepared for you today. Have a wonderful and inspiring day!
Hello Everyone & Welcome!
I’m so happy and grateful to see you all here and celebrating our First Birthday Bash Blog Hop!! It has been a wonderful year and I’m so thankful for all your support. I would like to thank my amazing Design Team & Guest Designers from the bottom of my heart, Studio Katia would not be where it is now without each and every one of them.
Erica is up first with her stunning shaker card!
How exciting is it to see such an important mile stone for a young, fledging stamp company? Big, huge congratulations on your achievements so far, Katia!!! I can’t wait to see what this second year will bring!
For today, I’ve got a flowery shaker card. I’ve got a friend who’s turning 30 soon so I made this with her in mind. Her birthday has been and gone by the time this post goes up so no need to worry about spoiling the surprise.
Up next joining us lovely Rowena. I think Rowena did a FANTASTIC job with her first shaker card.
I better finish this post with a card of my own. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (which is usually the first week in May) I love making teacher cards. I don’t know what is it about these cards but I can make teachers cards all day long and not get tired.
What’s a Birthday Hop without some presents 🙂
You can win a $20 GC to Studio Katia at every stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Sunday, May 7th for your chance to win! The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning.
You can also win (1) Simon Says Stamp goody bag and (1) Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens, 80 Color Set. The winners will be chosen from all the comments along the hop.
Studio Katia is offering 15% off all purchases to their online SHOP using the code “SKTURNS1” through Sunday, May 7th at midnight EST.
*Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 7th and winners will be announced on May 10th.
Your first stop on the hop is the amazing Shari!
If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list below of everyone who’s participating today:
Thank You So Much and Let’s get hopping 🙂
Hello everyone, Olga is here today with cute card featuring Together We Bloom and Birthday Lions clear stamp sets.
I just love this lion from the set of Birthday Lions very much. I really like his dynamism.
So this time I decided to make him a real gentleman descending from above with a bouquet of peonies. He’s a real romantic, is not he?
I’ve made my card with masking technique.
First I’ve stamped the flowers from Together We Bloom set, one by one, each with a mask. Then I’ve prearranged a place for my lion, and stamped a butterfly. I taped it with a mask and stamped a lion.
After all this, I’ve colored all the images using ZIG markers, stamped the sentiment TO YOU from the set of Duo Talk and added the embellishments – sequins from Crystal Rainbow Fusion, Clear Round drops and Googly Eyes.
Hope, You’ll like it. And have a nice day!
Kristina here with another floral card featuring Together We Bloom Clear Stamp Set.
I’ve started by stamping the flowers from the Together We Bloom set on white card stock with VersaMark ink with gold embossing powder and colored all the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and fussy cut all the images.
Next I used the largest frame from the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames and used Mandala stamp to create a background. First I made the impression in the center with light grey ink, then used masking and made impression on the sides.
I’ve added the sentiment Together We Bloom in black ink and arranged all the images in the center in the shape of bouquet. Using foam tape I’ve adhered everything together and attached it to a white card base, the card base turned out slightly larger than regular 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
To finish off the card I’ve added a few embellishments. This card turned out to be very gentle and elegant, and just incredibly shimmering in the light.
Thank You for stopping by, have a crafty Sunday!
I’m currently in Columbus, Ohio. Attending Simon Says Stamp CREATE event. I’ll be back on Monday maybe with little story about how it went. But don’t quote me on this, I took my cameras and planned to film the event. But the schedule seems to be busy and I’m not sure how this will turn out. Maybe I’ll do Instagram stories at least. If you’re interested – here is my Instagram.
I liked Mandala Clear Stamp Set when first saw it. But at first I didn’t see many different ways it can be used. Now I feel like it never leaves my “working basket” (it’s a paper tray basket I store stamps and dies that are currently in use).
Today I want to share one more fun way this stamp can be used.
Any similar background stamp (or even smaller stamps stamped all over the background) can be used to achieve the similar look. If you don’t have any stamps like this you can just ink the background using inks of two shades.
Then I let my background dry and started gold embossing.
First I embossed mandalas several times. For them I used double embossing, Hero Arts gold powder first and Ranger Gold Tinsel was embossed at top (it has glitter particles and adds some dimension and shine). As usual I used my anti-static powder tool before embossing to eliminate static that can cause embossing powder to stick where I don’t want it to be.
I always use this tool to get cleaner embossing. But sometimes still could get powder stuck in inappropriate spots. In such cases I remove excess using small brush.
For this card I didn’t care about removing any excess. As it just added to the scratchy background.
After I embossed mandalas I added center parts of them in between. I was simply stamping with Versamark ink, pouring powder and removing everything beyond center element with brush. After that I was going ahead and heat set it. For these smaller elements I only used plain gold powder.
Then I started struggling with a sentiment. I didn’t want to introduce any other colors to my card. Besides any other color seemed not working here (I tried white and black). I could just gold emboss a sentiment onto the panel but I wanted something more interesting.
Lastly I added several gold sequins for additional shine 😉
I really like how this card turned out. This mandala embossed in gold looks amazing. Plus – I really like such grungy backgrounds 😉
Have a wonderful day!
Hello, Erica on the blog today with a couple of cards for you.
I decided to use the Elongated Dotted Hexagon Creative Dies and use some lovely patterned paper I had on hand. I have previously made a similar card which you can find here if you wanted to check it out. For this card I decided to go in a slightly different direction and not fill the entire card panel with my ‘quilts’.
Purple isn’t a favourite colour of mine but I am in a bit of a ‘challenge myself’-mode recently and decided to go with that for my main colour. A glutton for punishment maybe but eh, I’ll take one for the team.
After cutting out the pieces with the die in the patterned paper and also some in a purple linen textured card stock, I set about layering them and adding foam to the back to raise them up from the card base. My original plan was to just make one card but I had so many left over piece of the patterned paper, I cut out a few more hexagons in the purple linen card stock and puzzled them together too.
For the first card I decided on a purple card base and having the hexagons with the patterned paper on the outer edges for a nice contrast. I stamped up a couple of the cuddling foxes from the Foxes stamp set, one with an outline and one solid image. The solid image I added a little bit of Copic colouring to give them cheeks and pink ears.
In the same patterned paper I also cut a banner using the die in the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames set and stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Birthday Lions stamp set on it. Both the foxes and the banner were attached to the card using foam tape. I also added some sequins from the Majestic Fusion to the card but it still looked like it needed a little something else. I know, I know… Miss Take-It-Too-Far-With-The-Embellishments goes for the win again! Well, on that note, I cut out a few hearts using the little heart die in the Stitched Nested Notebook set. One in the patterned paper and one in the purple linen card stock. On these I stamped the ‘HB2U!’ sentiment and the number 3 on and attached to the card with foam tape again but I added some silver string to make them look like balloons. At this point I finally stepped back and let the card be. I know, f-i-n-a-l-l-y right??
On to the second card! I coloured in the outlined fox I stamped up earlier using my copics and then fussycut the image out. For this card I had hexagons with the purple linen card stock on the outer edges and as the other card looked lovely with the contrast, I cut out an A2 panel in the patterned paper using the die in the Darling Ribbons & Dotted Frames and adhered that to a card base. While I was on a die cutting mission, I also cut out a banner in the same die set but this time in the purple card stock.
On this one I stamped ‘Welcome To the Family’ from the And The Fox Says set, I also added a little heart for a sweet touch before adhering it to the card with foam tape. I didn’t want to go overboard with embellishments on this card (shocker, I know. Are you sitting down?) but I did add a few little Clear Heart Drops with Multi Medium Matte.
Phew… if you are still with me, bravo! I admire your stamina 😉
I will sign off now but don’t worry, I will be back before you know it with more cardmaking mischief and jibber-jabbering. Until then, happy crafting!
Today I have Birthday Bow card and a tag to share with you. For this set, I used Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frame and Dotted Shaker Tag for all die-cut elements, as well as Sweet Heart Candy and Lion Birthday for the stamping.
To start off my card I cut the card base and a center using Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frame die from Strathmore Smooth paper. Also, I cut a Dotted Shaker Tag from the same paper. For the bows I used a bow die from the Balloon die set and bright blue glitter paper I picked up last weekend at Michael’s.
I decided to add some interest to the background of the card and a tag and stamped them using sentiment elements from Sweet Heart Candy and Lion Birthday and Wplus9 Fairy Dust ink. I did finish my card very quickly. After the background was done I placed the center element and adhered the bows. The sentiment, which I stamped onto banner with Tuxedo Black ink adhered with DoCraft 3D foam tape.
The shaker tag needed a bit more attention. But, because I used a white sticky foam for the backing, it wasn’t so frustrating and messy. I cut the window tag from paper, acetate, and foam and stuck them together using strong double sided scor-tape. For the shaker tag filling, I went with Studio Katia amazing Crystal Rainbow beads and Iridescent Fower Confetti. Such a superb colors!
Lastly, I added the cord and bow to finished off my tag.
Think they look pretty cute and would make a beautiful present for someone.
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!