Hi everyone, it’s day 3 of the new release preview. Today I have a card featuring the New Med. Mandala Stamp Set.
Mandala Clear Stamp Set
I’ve added Simon Says Stamp “Happy” and birthday by wplus.
Thank You all for stopping by.
Hi everyone, Kristina here and it’s day two of the February Release Preview!
Together We Bloom Clear Stamp Set
Clear Round Drops – 4mm
For this card I used Paper Bag, Caramel Toffee, Warm Sunshine Altenew inks trying to keep the center light and the edges of the flower darker it looks more realistic this way. I’ve made a few prints of flowers and leaves on the watercolor paper and started to blur the edges with water.
For the leafs I used Forest Glades and Frayed Leafs Altenew Inks. Once I’ve archived the desired look I’ve added splashes of water. I used heat gun to speed up the drying process. To finish up the card I’ve added the sentiment and sequins.
Have a great day!
Hello everyone!! It’s Laurie back with another project. But this is super special and super exciting!! This week the Design Team for Studio Katia will be sharing projects using the new release!! You really don’t want to miss any of it because this release is AMAZING!!!!
I chose the new Thank You So Much stamp set which features the most beautiful flower image. It was screaming to be watercolored!! So, I decided to use my TomBow Dual Brush Markers for this. I stamped the image in Versamark ink and used white embossing powder…I’m not great at watercolour without those barriers the embossing creates :). I used only one shade of turquoise to do my colouring but did add layers. I then fussy cut the flower out.
For my front card panel, I used the largest frame die from the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frame Creative Die Set. This covers the entire front of the cardbase. After stamping the flower image repeatedly on the panel (I used Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp), I did some partial die cutting to separate that panel into two pieces while maintaining the dotted detail. This created a space to stamp my sentiment.
I found a solid leaf image in my stash, coloured on it directly with a green Tombow marker and simply used a water brush to smooth out the color and add some layers.
I adhered my die cut panel directly onto a kraft cardbase and stamped the sentiment in black ink. This sentiment is also from a new stamp set in the release called, Hello Alice. I foam mounted that big, beautiful flower and tucked the leaves behind.
To finish off, I added three Clear Heart Drops. I actually refrained from using any sort of sparkle on this card because I thought that bold flower image was enough.
On February 14, we joined up with Krumsping Stamps for a collaboration Instagram Hop. Both teams came up with some amazing cards. I’d like to Thank all of you for amazing comments and participating in this event. Please sit back and enjoy this replay. Don’t forget to comment on Instagram for your chance to win a prize pack from both companies. Winner will be chosen at random on February 20, which is TOMORROW!!!!!! So make sure you leave a comment!!!
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This is my first post for Studio Katia and I am very excited to join the Team and share inspiration with you all.
I made a set to welcome a newborn baby using Studio Katia Stamps and Dies and want to share it with you. I took pictures as I was making it and hope you’ll enjoy what you see and get inspired, too. 🙂
First I die cut a tag shape using Dotted Shaker Tag Die (Dotted Shaker Tag). I die cut two shapes with a window to stick an acetate for the shaker between two die cuts. I stamped multiple hearts from the Foxes Clear Stamp Set and coloured them using Chameleon Pens. Now I know you’ll think I’m crazy, but I decided to cut out all those tiny hearts and use them in the shaker. On the picture here you can also see some of the ideas I had, and ended up doing something different. I didn’t use the beads at the end, and stamped my sentiment on the tag itself.
I stamped a fox image on the solid tag shape and coloured it with Polychromos Pencils. Next I die cut a frame (I used Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames) out of white woodgrain paper and adhered the shaker on top of it. I also stamped a sentiment from the And the Fox Says | Clear Stamp Set.
My card base looked a little boring, so I decided to stamp solid fox images. I used two generation stamping here, which means I stamped the same image twice before reinking it.
Since my plan was to make a matching gift bag as well, I stamped the same solid fox image and three different hearts all over my diy paper bag using three different ink colours.
All is left – add some embellishments to the card and fold and glue together the gift bag, as well as add some ribbon for the handles.
Here are some close ups.
Hope you enjoyed the project I made to share with you today and got some ideas on how to use your Studio Katia stamp and dies.
Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hi Everyone, Kristina here today and I’d like to share a card with this cute reading fox.
First I tinted paper with blue and violet shades of distress ink while covering the bottom part of the card with masking. I wanted to have a night sky. Then I started working on the bottom portion of the card. I used green shades of distress ink and with re-positioning the masking I’ve created hills. I’ve stamped fox and the trees from MFT Ewe are the Best, the moon from Avery Elle More Stories with Memento Black ink and colored using Spectrum Noir markers.
I used sentiment from the set And the Fox Says You’re Spectacular using white embossing powder on a SSS craft cardstock, made a small banner with scissors and adhered it to the card. I used foam tape to add the rest of the pieces.
Have a great weekend!
Erica on the blog today. How are we all doing? All recovered after the sugar rush from Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day?
It’s still February and February to me is pink, pink, pink. I know, not much different from every other month. Lol, I am a pink kinda gal after all. Today’s card is a medley of different pinks. Light and dark shades mixed to create some lovely blooms as a base for a birthday wish.
I used a stamp from a company called The Ton, which does fabulous flower stamps, and this one is called ‘Thoughtful Poppies’. It’s a large cluster of poppies and leaves which I decided to colour in pinks instead of the traditional red. I don’t know about you, but I find it quite difficult to colour reds properly. Whenever I attempt to use red, it seems to end up looking more like a blood bath than a crafty masterpiece. It’s one of those things that for me, just isn’t worth dwelling on. Especially not when you have a deadline to meet! Reds are best left for days when it’s all doodling for fun and not when your aim is to hopefully inspire someone else…
Icy Breeze sequins in 4mm
Clear Drops in 4mm
Anyway, I stamped up the flowers on a piece of Copic friendly white card stock with my new favourite ink ‘Black Licorice’ from My Favorite Things. It works with Zigs, watercolours and copics! I used to use Memento in Tuxedo Black which works great for Copics but bled when I used Zig markers and watercolours. Probably because my colouring style is quite swishy-swashy and not very precise at all… And I am not a fan of Archival ink as it stains the stamps so badly, one of my pet hates. I know it’s unavoidable in the long run for stamps to get stained but I really do not like it when they get stained on the first use. Nope. That’s one of my little quirks. Ideally I would love to have two sets of each stamp I get just so I could keep one in mint condition. Yeah, I know. That’s about as nuts as squirrel poop….
Right, well, anyway… erm.. card making… ok. Right, so where was I? Ah, pink poppies. Yes. I used several different pink Copic markers and used a flicking method of colouring. I like doing this especially on flower petals and leaves as it gives a nice, natural look. I didn’t take it too seriously and flicked this way and that until I was happy with the look. For a really natural looking petal I like leaving lots of light spaces and also using lots of different shades. If you don’t have too many of the same colour, you can create lighter and darker areas by layering with other colours. It’s best to test on a separate piece of paper if you aren’t sure they work together but it’s sometimes surprising which colours off-set each other beautifully so this is worth exploring for sure.
On the leaves I did the same flicking of the markers, only on these I alternated colour combos on the leaves. As there are six of them, it was easy to get the balance right. I also added lots of dots on the leaves. I’m kind of obsessed with dots right now… as evident when you look at the rest of the card!
I outlined the stamp with light cold grey Copic marker (C-1) to frame them a little. And I really meant to keep it quite subtle but that went out the window quite quickly. You will notice that I didn’t go all the way out to the edges of the card though, I wanted to leave a bit of white to balance out all the grey. Using C-3 and C-5 markers I also added lots of dots around the flower to create yet another frame for it. To cover up a few little colouring mistakes I also added a few grey dots on the leaves.
Once I finally finished with the colouring I picked out a couple of creative cuts, one to cut out the A2 shape from Darling Ribbon And Dotted Frames and also the lovely dotted fancy frame from the same set. The A2 part I adhered to a black card base and using the fancy frame I cut out another two pieces in black card stock which I adhered to the back of the coloured piece to create a raised look before adding it to the card base too. The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment is from Birthday Lions and I stamped it on a small banner I had die cut in vellum, also from Darling Ribbon And Dotted Frames , before heat embossing it with rose gold embossing powder. I adhered it with a special vellum adhesive, which admittedly works the best out of all the ones I have tried, but I absolutely detest the “gun” it comes in…. It doesn’t ever, EVER just come off where I want it, it bundles up and the level of waste is atrocious. Meh.
When it comes to final touches I’m a big fan of sequins and you are really spoilt for choice with the selection Studio Katia carries. I used some Icy Breeze sequins in 4mm size and also a few of these fun little drop embellishments Clear Drops in 4mm, which I sprinkled slightly randomly all over the card and adhered with glossy accents.
By using a creative cut to raise part of an image you get an interesting and elegant look without obstructing any of it. Here at Studio Katia you will find a range of fun and original creative cuts which will take your card making to the next level and did you hear? You can now shop Studio Katia products at SIMON SAYS STAMP and if you can’t wait to see for yourself, I added a direct link to it: Studio Katia !!
With a final photo of my card, that’s it from me this time. See you soon again!
Happy crafting from Erica (find me on instagram @erica_cacacraft )
Today I am sharing Happy Birthday card featuring Brush Strokes, Origami Winter and Birthday Lions stamp sets. There is not mush to say about this card. I tried to experiment with Brush Strokes stamp set and made a background for my outlined present, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink. For the bright spots, I used Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters and Picked Raspberry Distress inks. The sentiment came from Birthday Lion stamp set. At the end, I added a small Clear Heart Drop.
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Have a great day!
Today we have something really, really fun for you 🙂
A Collaboration Instagram Hop with KRUMSPRING STAMPS !!!
You can win one big prize pack containing goodies from both Studio Katia and Krumspring
Enter to win:
Do the Instagram hop and leave a comment on each picture on your way!
Winners will be picked at February 20 and announced on both Studio Katia and Krumspring
All the DT girls from both teams have made some AMAZING projects – with lots of love and
inspiration. You do not want to miss this.
The hop list is as follow (Click on the names to get to the hop):