Splash of Color Card (2018) | Studio Katia & Copics

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have another floral card for you today. I love creating cards with flowers, and for this card I used a creative stamp set from Studio Katia called Floral Trimmings. This set comes in two panels or two long narrow stamps that you can stamp together, as I did here, or separate to trim the edge of your card.

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The stamps fit together beautifully; however, if you want the gap between them to be unnoticeable, you have to stamp them one at a time. It creates a coloring page that you can paint in using whatever medium you’d like. I colored this card with Copic markers.

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This took over an hour to color in, and I didn’t color it all at once. I’m never able to sit at my craft table very long before one of my kids needs help with something. Lol! I didn’t mull over my color selection; I mostly just grabbed colors out of my container and hoped for the best. However, you can’t go too wrong with florals.

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I had a hard time deciding what to do with my card panel once I finished my coloring. I went through my box of scrap paper to see what colors of card stock I wanted to use with it. I finally decided on a piece of grey card stock for my sentiment and card base. I didn’t want my card base or sentiment banner to compete will all the color on my card.

I cut out the panel with a faux-stitched frame die, popped up the frame with foam tape, and then adhered my colored panel flat onto the card base with some tape runner.

A helpful little trick to adhere your frame evenly onto your card base, is to only half peel off the release paper, position it on your card base, and then pull off the release paper. It’ll make more sense when you watch my video. I learned that great tip from Therese from Lost In Paper. Thanks, Therese!

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I also glued on some rainbow confetti! Just couldn’t help myself–this mix from Studio Katia is gorgeous. I do like the confetti better than the sequins–no holes.

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Here is the video I filmed for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Supplies Used:

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

A Splash of Color Stamp – Altenew

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Copic Markers

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Neenah Solar White Card Stock 80 lb

Steel Grey Card Stock – MFT

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

VersaMark Ink

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Xtreme Adhesive Runner

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!

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I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.

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For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.

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I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.

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I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.

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I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!

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Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby

Tin Pin Cards | Darcie’s Stamps & Copics

Hello!  I’m creating Tin Pin cards today!  These stamps and pins are from Darcie’s Heart and Home, and I’m using them to create two different cards.  These products have been out on the market for a while, but this is the first time I’ve used them.  And I can definitely say this won’t be the last!  I loved creating these Tin Pin cards!!

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Aren’t these images and pins fabulous?  I love red rubber stamps; there’s just something about them.  They stamp out so crisp and nice.

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One of the fun things about these cards is that they have the color scheme all selected for you.  It’s also a fun challenge to color in the images to look exactly the same as the packaging example so that the tin pins will match up.  However, you could skip the tin pins all together and create your own color scheme.

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Here’s how my coloring turned out.  I’m holding up the packaging example next to it so you can see how I did.  Mine came out a little darker, but it still worked.  I used Copic markers to color in the images, and I really got to know the Copic markers in my collection a little better because of this stamp set.

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I adhered everything down flat onto my card base–the tin pins add enough dimension in my opinion.

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The tin pins have a glue dot attaching them to the packaging, but it didn’t seem strong enough to keep it in place.  I added several of my own smaller glue dots onto the back of the pins–they won’t be falling off anytime soon.

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Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for visiting!

Copic Markers Used:

Owl: BG53, B00, YG13, G43, YG11, R81, R83, R00, Y11, Y21, YR07, V000, V12, V15, B00, B000

Spoon: V000, V12, V15, 0

Measuring Cup: G43, YG61, R00, B00, B000, V12, V000, YG13, YG11, Y11, Y21

Supply List:

Darcie’s Measure Up Clear Stamp Set

Darcie’s Measure Up Tin Pins

Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti

Roses All Over pattern paper – MFT

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!

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This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.

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It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.

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I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.

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Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.

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Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.

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Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!

 

Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape

Acetate

Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh

 

Blowing Kisses Valentine Shaker Card 2018 | Copic Markers

Hello!  Thanks for visiting my blog!  Here’s yet another Valentine’s Day Card in my 2018 series.  I’m using the cute MFT Stamp called Blowing Kisses.  It’s the latest Pure Innocence girl–isn’t she darling!!

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I stamped her onto a piece of 80 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock, so I could color her with Copic markers.  I’m enjoying using this lighter weight cardstock for my Copic coloring.  I believe the inks do blend together better within the fibers of the paper.  I have the colors I used listed at the end of this blog.

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Coordinating dies make cutting out images so quick and easy.  However, she wouldn’t be too hard to cut out with scissors.

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To create the shaker, I’m using MFT’s heart shaker pouch.  I have never tried these before, and I’m really loving them!  They are so thin, but they hold a lot of sequins.  I added Scor-Tape around the edges of the pouch–I’ve seen others just use their tape runner.  I cut out my panel with the coordinating faux stitched die, and popped my shaker window into place–so easy and fun!

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I added more Scor-Tape on the other side of the pouch, and then I could add all the pretty sequins.  I place a small piece of cardstock over my heart to seal in all the shaker bits.

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Then I started adhering my card together.  I propped up the shaker panel with some foam tape and centered that on the front of my card base.  I added a scalloped frame around this card panel, but I didn’t add any dimension to that.  I did add a double layer of foam tape behind my stamped image so that she would be the same height as the shaker pouch.

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I heat embossed the sentiment onto two strips of black cardstock with white embossing powder.  I also cut out a strip of black and white pattern paper to add some interest under the sentiment strip.  I adhered those with some Tombow Xtreme tape runner.  I ordered some more of the tape runner I usually use–Kokuyo–and haven’t received it yet, so I picked up this Xtreme tape runner at my local craft store.  This tape is really strong, but I had to press the cartridge down really hard to get it onto my paper.  Overall I really liked it, especially its adhesion strength.

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I decided to use the left-over heart to decorate the inside of my card, so I stamped another of the sentiments from this set onto it.  I added a little bit of sparkle brush over the girl’s dress and over the scalloped edge of my card and called it done!  I love all the white space on this card–it really makes the little girl image and the shaker pouch pop!

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Here is my card video!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Hope you have a wonderful week!! Bye!!

Supplies:

Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E30, R11, RV21

Hair: Blick 086, Blick 002, Copic E13

Dress: RV02, RV04, RV06

Tights: C2, C00

Shoes: C7, C4, C1

GellyRoll Metallic Silver Pen

Razzleberry Cardstock MFT

Razzleberry Dye Ink MFT

Nenah Solar White 80 & 100 pound

Xtreme Tombow Tape Runner

Strawberry Burst Sequins PPP

Assorted Moonshine Sequins SSS

MFT Blowing Kisses Stamp

MFT Blowing Kisses Die

MFT Scallop Edge Frames

MFT Black & White Stripes pattern paper

 

 

 

Thank You Card using Copic Markers and Distress Ink

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today’s card involves Copic markers, Distress ink and one dang cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called Purr-fect Friends.  The star of this card has to be the cat with all the cute flowers drawn on her.  This set has the best of both worlds–flowers and critters!

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I colored in the cat’s fur with cool gray markers, so that it wouldn’t compete with the bold colors I used on the flowers.  I wanted them to be bright and showy.

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I wanted the bird to be kissing the cat, so I stamped the bird at the very edge of the cage with her beak sticking out through the bars.  I had to place my die cut over the image very carefully, so I wouldn’t cut off her beak.  I skewed the die a little to the left of the image.  I worked out really well because these dies leave a white boarder around the images, and this allowed me just enough space for her beak.

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I used some Bristol Smooth paper for the card base because I wanted to blend some Distress Ink onto the paper.  Distress Ink blends onto this paper a lot easier than regular card stock.

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To get the frame to match the yellow on the cat, I used the chisel side of the yellow Copic marker to color the frame.