Winter Wishes with Tracey | Welcome New DT Member!

by Tracey M

Hello Everyone! We have amazing news to share with you today! We have new designer joining our team – Tracey McNeely. We are very excited and are looking forwards to seeing all her wonderful creations with Studio Katia products! Leave comments for her under this post in order to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Studio Katia Store.


Hi there it’s Tracey here today and I am so excited to be joining the design team at Studio Katia! My blog is In My Creative Opinion and I would love to see you visit me over there. I hope that I can inspire you to have some fun with your Studio Katia products and maybe even show you a few tips on how to use what you have in new and different ways!

To get things started I have a card for you today that could work for any occasion during the winter months!

I started out by ink blending a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of cardstock using Distress Oxide inks using the Studio Katia Blender Brushes to create a two colour blend using Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks. Next I flicked some gold watercolour paint on to the panel by tapping two paint brushes together and set it aside to dry. Once it was completely dry I die cut the Studio Katia Elegant Oval Die out from the blended panel.

I placed the blended panel over a white top folding card base without gluing it down just so I could see where I needed to stamp the sentiment so it would show through the window. The sentiments from the Studio Katia Poinsettia Border stamp set were stamped with clear embossing ink and then embossed with gold pearl embossing powder. 

To make the shaker component I adhered a piece of clear acetate behind the window on the front blended panel. Then I added two layers of foam tape to the back of the same blended panel. Two layers gives my shaker bits room to move around. For the contents of my shaker I used the Studio Katia Iridescent Ice Flakes. I placed them them right on top of the embossed sentiment on the white card base and spread them out. The top blended panel was added to the card base so that the window reveals the sentiment and the pretty shaker contents inside. 

Thank you so much for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my first post with Studio Katia.
We’ll see you again next time.



Studio Katia Blender Brushes
Studio Katia Elegant Oval Die
Studio Katia Poinsettia Border
Studio Katia Iridescent Ice Flakes

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Sharon Gullikson January 7, 2020 - 9:13 am

Oh wow, I LOVE how you went from one green to another so seamlessly. I think that Cracked Pistachio is my new favorite color….Everything about this card is gorgeous–the gold embossing, the shaker elements, the scalloped edge…..

Lagene January 7, 2020 - 9:50 am

Congrats Tracey! This is a beautiful shaker care, I love the blended background!

Jeanne Beam January 7, 2020 - 9:54 am

Welcome Tracey! Gorgeous card…
Thanks for sharing.

Karthikha Uday January 7, 2020 - 10:11 am

Congratulations Tracey! 🙂 That’s a fun shaker card with lovely ink blended panel 🙂

Gayle Bartholomew January 7, 2020 - 11:51 am

Very pretty card, Tracey, and congratulations on joining the Design Team.

Susan McRae January 7, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Big congrats Tracey! Really elegant shaker card with those pretty ice flakes!

Ericka Strange January 7, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Such a pretty card Tracey and I love the green and of the course the shaker element. So pretty. Great job!

Mindy January 7, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Love the center die cut, the card is wonderful!

Mary Holshouser January 7, 2020 - 2:59 pm

Love the shading on the green. the inside
looks so elegant (makes me think of a stitched piece).
Welcome to the Studio Katia DT. thanks
for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Cooley January 7, 2020 - 3:02 pm

Congrats on your new design team assignment. Your card is so pretty.

Karen Letchworth January 7, 2020 - 3:33 pm

It’s kind of ironic that I learned about Studio Katia from Tracey M. during her fabulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year. I immediately fell in love with Studio Katia and its wonderful products. I reached out to sweet Katia, and now Studio Katia is a proud sponsor for 2020 at Word Art Wednesday (challenge blog). I’m SO super excited to see what Tracey will create for Studio Katia with their AMAZING products, CONGRATS, Tracey!
Karen Letchworth

Mary-Anne V January 7, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Welcome Tracey! I was happy to heard this great news on your IG account! Beautiful blended background and love the shaker window! Looking forward to more creations from you this year.

Betty January 7, 2020 - 6:05 pm

such a pretty card Tracey – and yes a perfect winter card in the soft pretty greens – and congrats on joining SK DT!

Catherine L January 7, 2020 - 6:09 pm

Congrats Tracey! I love the oval die you used. What a nice card!

carol January 7, 2020 - 6:42 pm

I love Tracey – a long time blogging friend – so discovering her as a new designer has planted a smile alllll over my face! So excited to see her exceptional talents recognized and shared here: one of my favourite blogs/shops! Another gem added to the phenomenally talented team! Her debut card: only gorgeous!

Gail Scott January 7, 2020 - 7:02 pm

Congratulations on the Design Team – Whoot WHoot – enjoy the journey – lovely card you created – like the blending – TFS

Lisa Elton January 7, 2020 - 8:40 pm

This is pretty Tracey! The fresh green and iridescent sequins are a wonderful winter combination!

Kim Heggins January 7, 2020 - 8:42 pm

Ohhhhhh, such a beautiful card Tracey! Love that gorgeous shade of green. Congrats on your new team!!!

Sue D January 7, 2020 - 10:07 pm

So pretty. I like the framing and the ink blending.

Meghan Kennihan January 7, 2020 - 10:13 pm

YAY! Congrats Tracey! I love your work! Can’t wait to see what you do with Studio Katia!!! This is a beautiful green winter card!

Surekha Galagoda January 7, 2020 - 10:39 pm

Congratulations Studio Kata and Tracey.
Oh what a lovely partnership.
Tracey Your card is so adorable and we are sure to see many more beautiful work of yours under the studio Katia banner.
Tracey u and your family are in my daily prayers. Loads of Love and gratitude.

Carla Hundley January 8, 2020 - 12:13 am

Fun shaker card
and works wonderfully
for winter cards.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant January 8, 2020 - 4:11 am

Beautiful card! Happy to see Tracey’s lovely creation here, and congrats to her on joining the team! Love the Elegant Oval Die for the window of the shaker card!

Anita in France January 8, 2020 - 5:42 am

Congratulations, Tracey! Such a lovely card … the blending is beautiful … and the edges of the delicate frame are so dainty … perfect with the tiny shake elements! Hugs, Anita 🙂

Julie TW January 8, 2020 - 6:36 am

Congrats Tracey!! I loveeeeeee this! BEAUTIFUL colors!

Sharon Brand January 8, 2020 - 7:01 am

Super card!

sano January 8, 2020 - 7:57 am

Tracey, so happy for you being on the design team. Looking forward to loads of new ideas!

Isabel Z January 8, 2020 - 8:05 am

So excited that Tracey is the new member of the DT. I have been enjoying her creativity for some time and she will add a lot to the team.

Laraine R January 8, 2020 - 8:29 am

Congrats! Your card is the sweetest! Looking forward to a bunch of inspiration!

Kailash January 8, 2020 - 9:40 am

Congratulations Tracy, love this gorgeous card!

Becca Yahrling January 8, 2020 - 9:42 am

Love those two greens together – so pretty! Love the gold splatters. Love that it’s a fun shaker; my fave type of card.
Congratulations, Tracey.

Jean Marmo January 8, 2020 - 9:56 am

This is just gorgeous!!!

Mirella ROGAN January 8, 2020 - 10:21 am

Congratulations! What a fantastic team to be a part of! 🙂 Can’t wait to see more of your creations!

Dorothy Ayotte January 8, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Beautiful card! Love the shaker and the die you used. Congrats to you!

Gilda January 8, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Congratulations, Tracy. Love your beautiful card idea.

Allie January 8, 2020 - 1:02 pm

Beautiful card, Tracey! Excited to see you on the Studio Katia design team – I enjoy following your work!

Joan C. January 8, 2020 - 1:16 pm

Love the soft winter colors you used. Such a pretty card.

Lisa Byers January 8, 2020 - 1:35 pm

I am in love with the green!!! It is dreamy!! The snowflake jewels are nice and blingy!! The whole card is just fabulous!!

Fikreta January 8, 2020 - 5:22 pm

very beautiful card!

Beth Williams January 8, 2020 - 5:44 pm

This is such a delightful card. Sure to make anyone smile. Excited for a chance to see more of your fabulous creations!

Dee Earnshaw January 8, 2020 - 5:48 pm

such a lovely card:)

Christine Miller January 8, 2020 - 6:20 pm

Congrats, Tracey on joining the DT! I love your delicate winter card and know that you will make me want all the things!

Kimberly Sheppard January 8, 2020 - 8:39 pm

Cute card! I love the color!

tina z. January 9, 2020 - 2:34 am

so beautiful, I just love the amazig colours!

Lisa Byers January 9, 2020 - 11:02 am

I absolutely love that green!! It is a beautiful shade!! The snowflake bling is a wonderful shaker item!! Gorgeous!!!

Marisela Delgado January 9, 2020 - 6:29 pm

Such a pretty card. Congrats!

Joyce January 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Congratulations, Tracey, and your card is stunning.

Patricia Harrison November 25, 2021 - 7:15 am

Beautiful card, I love the addition of the gold watercolor on top of the green, it brings the gold from the inside forward. The oval cutout for the sentiment/ shaker is so sweet too. Just a lovely little card❣


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