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

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

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

Birthday Wishes Card using Inktense Pencils

Welcome back to my craft table!  I’m using a new-to-me medium for my latest card–Inktense pencils.  One of my darling sisters-in-law gave them to me for Christmas, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.

You use them just like you would a colored pencil to color in your image, but the magics truly happens when you add water!  The colors are vibrant and intense.

I have the set of 36 colors, and I made up a chart so I could see at a glance which colors I want to use on my projects.  It’s kind of hard to see the true color just by looking at the pencil.Image1

I filled up a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with my stamped images.  At this point I didn’t know how I was going to arrange my card, I was just having fun coloring.  I used two different pencils for each image, and then I used my Zig water brush to paint over my coloring.  Once the paint dries, it is permanent–unlike regular watercolor pencils which can be reactivated with water.  I like this aspect of these Inktense pencils because I can paint on many layers and my coloring stays put.

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When I find a floral stamp set that I really love, I like to get the coordinating dies.  Not only does it save me a lot of time cutting them out, but it cuts them out perfectly.  I’m still practicing my fussy cutting skills.

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I spent a lot of time figuring out how I wanted this card to look.  However, with these images you could slap them on in any arrangement, and it’d look beautiful, I’m sure.  Lol!  My sentiment comes from another Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame.

I also used some Pretty Pink Posh water droplets on this card.  I love using these water droplets on floral cards–they look like dew drops and adds a touch of sparkle.

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Here’s my video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy spring to all of you!

 

Here’s my list of supplies: