Cactus Hugs Birthday Card with NEW DT Member Isha

by Liliya

Hello everyone! We are so happy to share more exciting news with you. We would like to introduce NEW very talented and creative Member of our fantastic Design Team – Isha Gupta! We are so happy to have her joining our Team we’d like to celebrate with a Giveaway! Leave a comment by April 6th, 2019 and you can win a $50 Gift Certificate to our online store. Winners will be announced on April 7th.

Hello everyone! Isha Gupta here with you today, and I am super excited and thrilled to be here with my first post as a Studio Katia DT member. I’ve loved the products for some time now and it’s an honor to be working with them along with such a talented bunch of ladies.

For my card, I decided to have some fun with the new release products. I started by creating my background panel. I die cut a white mat layer using the frame from the Scallop Hearts Cover. I then blended some distress inks onto it. Next, I used  Grid stencil on this layer, secured it with washi tape and blended the same colors of ink. I flicked some water for added texture and removed the stencil.

Next, I die cut out  a circle from this panel, adhere the circle to the white card base, added some chunky Flowers Glitter and secured it with a bit bigger circle cut out of vellum. This creates a shaker without adding extra bulk. I then adhered the rest of the panel to the card base using foam tape.
I stamped the images from Cactus Hugs Stamp Set using alcohol marker friendly black ink and coloured them using copic markers. I die cut out all the images using coordinating dies.

I adhered all images to the card. Stamped and embossed the sentiment onto black stripe and adhered it as well. To finish, I added some pretty crystals from the Cupid’s Kiss Crystals.
Hope you enjoyed my card. Happy crafting!



Cactus Hugs Stamp Set

Cactus Hugs Dies

Scallop Hearts Cover Die

Flowers Chunky Glitter

Cupid’s Kiss Crystals

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Kelsey Thomas April 1, 2019 - 9:25 am

Welcome, Isha! 🙂 Beautiful card!

Jeanne Beam April 1, 2019 - 9:43 am

Welcome Issa to Studio Katia designer team! Such a pretty card.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Surekha Galagoda April 1, 2019 - 11:11 am

Dear Isha
Congratulations on becoming a Studio Katia Deasign team member. The shaker card made with Cactus Hugs Stamps set from Studio Katia latest release is very beautiful. The color pink has brough cuteness and a feminine feel to the card.I liked the colr as well as teh design. All teh best. Thanks for your inspiration. Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

DJ Doss April 1, 2019 - 11:22 am

Welcome! I love your card, the cactus are so cute.

Mary Holshouser April 1, 2019 - 11:51 am

Welcome to the team.
Love the shaker card. The colors
are so bright and happy.
thanks for sharing.

Amy Tsuruta April 1, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Yay for Isha! Love her style! What a fabulous project for today!

Barbara-Jean April 1, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Pretty card! And welcome to this new design blog. Now I get to follow you in two places!

carol April 1, 2019 - 12:35 pm

I’ve been a long-time follower of Isha and discovering that she’s now on the SK DT is simply AWESOME! So. Much. Talent! Love her debut card; excited to see more of her magic here!

Denise Bryant April 1, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Love the fun Cactus Hugs stamp set and the awesome grid design for the background! Delightful card!
Welcome, Isha! I look forward to seeing more of your pretty creations!

Trina P. April 1, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Congrats, Isha! ??? Wonderful start with this lovely card. Looking forward to being inspired. x

Barb Oliver April 1, 2019 - 3:08 pm

Isha, stunning card, made with this beautiful stamp set! So thrilled to welcome you to the Studio Katia Design Team!

Cheryl Rigney April 1, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Congratulations and welcome to the Studio Katia design team!! Beautiful card!

Annalisa April 1, 2019 - 7:10 pm

Congratulations on making the DT! Red and green (especially bright red) usually goes immediately to Christmas in my mind, so I find it impressive that this card doesn’t give me a Christmas-y vibe at all. I really enjoy this card. Thanks for sharing, and I can’t wait to see more from you!

Dana M April 2, 2019 - 2:22 am

Congrats on the DT position Isha! Beautiful card! Wonderfully happy, vibrant and creative.

Arianna Barbara April 2, 2019 - 4:16 am

Welcome Isha and congrats on becoming a Studio Katia Deasign team member!!!
Your card is really adorable!!! Love the amazing colors!!!

Henriëtte April 2, 2019 - 6:53 am

Congrats Isha and welcome to the Studio Katia DT. Gorgeous card, I love the stunnig background you made. Thank you so much for sharing and untill the next time.

Dina Glass April 2, 2019 - 7:49 am

Welcome! Super beautiful card and love all the color and texture!! Let your creativity flow.

sherry butcher April 2, 2019 - 7:57 am

Congratulations! I live in NM and this would be so perfect for me to use. Thanks for sharing.

Meghan Kennihan April 2, 2019 - 9:39 am

Oh WOW! I Love the background! Just gorgeous coloring and design!

Mary-Anne V April 2, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Always love Isha’s designs. Glad to see she’s joined your team. Welcome!

Mirella Rogan April 2, 2019 - 1:34 pm

Yay, welcome Isha! So happy to see you here, I can’t wait to be seeing more of your creations! 🙂

Sue D April 2, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Very pretty. I like the grid background and the cacti.

Mindy Drummond April 3, 2019 - 3:06 am

I am so happy to see you join the Studio Katia DT Isha, congrats to you and to Studio Katia!! I love how bright and fun your card is, the shaker has such a cool look and the ombré blending with the Grid stencil is awesome! Thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration with these products. (

Rosali B. April 3, 2019 - 5:01 am

Congrats, Isha! Happy for you!
Beautiful colors on your card! 🙂

Tina M. April 3, 2019 - 6:41 am

Welcome Isha. Can’t wait to see more from you and the other talented design team members from Studio Katia 🙂 You made a lovely card.
/Tina M.

Sharon Gullikson April 3, 2019 - 11:30 am

WELCOME. I always enjoy your creations on blogs. You always come up with something very special, and I’m sure SK creations will be the same. 🙂

Andre M. April 3, 2019 - 8:45 pm

Congrats on becoming a design team member for Studio Katia. You’ve shared a lovely card today.

LC Lamothe April 3, 2019 - 8:49 pm

Welcome! The colors on your fabulous card are so beautiful and vibrant! Looking forward to all the wonderful projects you’ll share.

Shona Chambers April 4, 2019 - 1:28 am

Woo hoo, and what a wonderful DT member she will be! Congratulations!!!!

Dawn W. April 5, 2019 - 5:23 pm

Love this shaker card! Beautiful!


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