Hi everyone just wanted to share this fabulous shaker card by Svetlana.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Hello everyone! Erica on the blog today with a vibrant thank you card using the lovely big flower from the Thank You So Much set which has just been released.
I am an absolutely sucker for flower stamps! I love, love, love them! Flowers are by far my favorite image to colour. One thing I’m not very good with though, is red. Anyone who read my blog post Pink Birthday with Erica will be aware of this already… and the fact I thought it was a bad idea to try things I’m bad at when I’m on a deadline. Well, this one I started on back in mid Feb, just to see what might come out of it when I had plenty of time to come up with something else if this turned into another big red blob rather than a flower.
After stamping up the flower on some copic friendly paper, I picked up some red copics, not without feeling a little bit adrift and unsure, red really isn’t my colour at all. I mean, I can’t even wear red without looking like a sickly ghost!
I always start with a light colour and for this one I went with R81 and flicked that all over all of the petals. This part isn’t about making it perfect so don’t worry if it doesn’t look too good whilst at this stage. Then I moved on to my darkest red, R46, and started at the outside of the petals, flicking the colour inwards. The contrast will be stark but don’t fret, by using several shades you can easily blend the colours in. If that’s the look you want. It can look very dramatic and spectacular by not blending too well but this is entirely up to you. I go both ways, sometimes I’m all about the blending and getting it super smooth looking and other days, it’s flick, flick, done ✅.
Back to the flower, my third colour was RV29 and with this one I mainly filled in any gaps I might have missed at the end of the petals and also pulling the colour down a little into the light pink areas. This is probably the colour I used the least. My fourth and final colour was R32 and with this one I went over almost the entire flower and filled in every single petal. You might wonder what’s the point in going over it with the R81 to begin with if it’s all going to get covered up anyway? Well, to be honest, I didn’t know that’s what I would end up doing. I thought the light pink would be nice but it was a tad too light and too pink, hence the R32. I went over the light pink bits very quickly and lightly to avoid it getting too dark.
As I had managed to go outside the lines a little bit in several places, I decided to colour in the outside of the flower with C-9 which is a very dark grey colour Copic marker. It’s not black but close.
Out of this card the colouring bit took the longest. The rest of it was a piece of cake!
As the flower is very vibrant and colourful, I decided on a monochromatic colour scheme for the rest of the card. When I use white as a card base I like using a lovely linen textured card stock I have. It gives the card a little something without adding anything or distraction from the focal point. For the actual base I used the A2 sized diecut from the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frame and set aside. I then cut out another piece using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die that would fit perfectly inside the dotted frame on the A2 panel. The idea was to cut out a circle and then place this panel on top of the flower piece so the flower peeks out of the hole.
I ended up using the middle die in the Dotted Balloons which isn’t a balloon, it’s a wavy circle and it was just about the perfect size! With foam tape, which I can’t craft without, I adhered the die cut panel to the flower piece. Then the double sided tape came out and was added to the back of the whole shebang. Carefully placing this on top of the A2 panel I stuck it down.
Originally I had planned on stamping the sentiment on top of the diecut panel but I forgot to do it so I decided to heatemboss the sentiment ‘Thank you’ from the stamp set on black linen textured card stock and add that with foam tape too. This would make four layers in total!
Before I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, I dusted the cardstock generously with my anti-static tool. It will show and look a mess on black or dark card stock but don’t worry, this you can easily wipe off once your heat embossed sentiment has set and cooled down. I used scissors to cut out the sentiment and added it right under the flower on the card.
Then it was time for final touches and as per usual, I didn’t go simple… nope, that’s something you can almost always count on.. First the sequins came out, Jet Black Fusion and I used two different sizes. These I adhered with Glossy Accents. Aaaaaaaaaand, while I had the Glossy Accents on hand, I dotted it all over the flower. The idea was to make it look like dew drops on the petals. I may (read ‘definitely and every time!’) have gone slightly over the top…
Oh well, it looks lovely and it feels great when you run your finger tip over them! I love cards with texture on them. Whilst I adore what other people make in the CAS style, I’m really not a ‘clean and simple’ kind of girl myself. I can’t stop before it goes overboard! Maybe it’s something to challenge myself to this year?
Well, if you are still with me at this point, you deserve a cookie! Without much further ado, here is the whole card.
I hope you are enjoying this new release and have found some inspiration today!
Happy crafting from Erica
Happy Friday Everyone!
It’s our last day for the preview, our February release will be available in just two days!
Mandala Clear Stamp Set – Coming Soon
Thank You So Much Clear Stamp Set – Coming Soon
For the background I used NUVO Glimmer Paste with SSS Stencil, it gives a nice sparkle to the project. I’ve stamped and heat embossed the Mandala flower with sentiment using Mini Misti on to Neenah Desert Storm 100lb paper. I didn’t want to spend too much time coloring it, so I used copic markers and used white pen to add little dots all over the flower.
I die cut using the dotted frame set from the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames. Thank you all for joining us this week as we previewed a few projects from the new release. Make sure to join us on Monday for a full Release!
Have a lovely weekend!
Are you excited about coming release? I can’t wait for the reveal day!
And today I’d like to share a card using beautiful new stamps.
Together We Bloom Clear Stamp Set – Coming Soon
Thank You So Much Clear Stamp Set – Coming Soon
Clear Round Drops Mix – Coming soon
Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Die
I stamped flowers and leaves on white cardstock and coloured using Polychromos pencils.
I embossed a frame on a white woodgrain card base using a die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Set.Next I die cut a box and adhered it to my card base using double-sided tape and dimensional adhesive.
I fussy cut all coloured images and put flowers and leaves in a box.
For the inside I die cut a frame out of the same paper as the box and stamped Thank You on it. I added stamped butterfly and covered it with glossy accents.
Last touch – Round clear drops in two sized.
Few more days and you will not only enjoy all beautiful new products, but will be able to purchase them yourself!
I wish you a beautiful day and lots of inspiration!
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.
Hi everyone, Olga made this fabulous shaker Thank You Card.
Mini Thank You Clear Stamp – coming soon
Mini Thank You clear stamp that’s coming soon. At the moment it’s a free gift with purchase on all orders $75 and over. (it’s a 2×3 stamps)
Here’s the close up.
Thank You everyone for stopping by. Have a lovely day.
Hello everyone, and welcome back!! I have a sweet and simple thank you card to share with you today!!
Mini Thank You – Coming soon
I always start by gathering up all the stamps and dies I think I will use:
Erica on the blog today with a couple of really quick ‘thank you’ cards in masculine colours. It’s not just women who appreciate a thank you note after all.
After picking out a navy and textured metallic blue card stock I started by cutting out two panels using the A2 die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames. The navy card stock I embossed with a quilt look embossing folder to give it some texture. The next step was to cut out a hole in each panel where the sentiment was going to peek out from. I used the wavy circle from Dotted Balloons creative cut set. Setting the two panels aside, I started on the background panels. For the navy blue card I decided on a mint green card stock for a nice contrast and for the metallic blue I used the same navy blue as the other card. The navy blue background I also embossed with the same quilt embossing folder to add some more texture to the card.
Using the Mini MISTI I placed both the background panel and the top panel in before placing my sentiment stamp. Doing things this way is a great way to make sure your sentiment ends up right where you want it and I must confess I am absolutely addicted to using the MISTI for even the simplest stamping. Just in case the first stamping isn’t as clear or crisp as I would like it.
Sprinkling the background panel generously with an anti-static tool is a must when using embossing powder and I did just that before stamping the sentiment from the ‘Mini Thank You’ set in VersaMark ink. I thought about using silver embossing powered but went with white instead in the end.
One of the cards, the navy one, I put together using a 1mm thick foam tape just to raise it a little bit and the metallic blue is as flat as possible. After gluing them onto card bases, I decided that they needed a little bit of bling, despite being masculine cards. I picked out a few 4 and 6mm sequins from the Jet Black sequin fusion pack, black isn’t too frilly and “blingy” is it?? The black sequins went on the navy blue card. Then I started thinking (oh boy, right…?) and thought it needed a white one or two too on the mint green part, just to frame the sentiment a little. I picked out just one each of 4 and 6mm Iridescent Magnolia and added them to the card. Moving on to the metallic blue card, I thought the black sequins would just blend in too much so I went with the Iridescent Magnolia sequins again but just on the navy blue part.
And that, my friends, is it! Quick and easy thank you cards made. If you like the design but want to give it to a girl friend, just use whatever colours you/the recipient like and mix’n’match sequins to fit the colour scheme you pick.
Happy crafting from Erica!
Popping up to share my Butterfly Thanks. A small but absolutely amazing stamp set! Love the fancy writing and cute tiny butterfly. If you need a quick thank you card, this stamp set can help you.
For this card I used Neenah Solar White cardstock, Studio Katia Thank you stamp set ( this stamp is a free gift with a purchase on all orders $75 and over, until supplies last), Zig marker 032 Persian Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Light Blue Metallic, Clear Wink of Stella.
Thank you for stopping by!
Mini Thank You Clear Stamp – Free Gift with Purchase on all orders $75 and over.