Hamster Happy Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the Hoory Hamsters from Time for Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the little seeds stamp and used the Wow embossing pad to stamp the image randomly on my card panel. I then covered them in white embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next I took Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean, then used blender brushes to blend them over the embossed area to make a rainbow. Once I had finished inking I buffed the embossed images with a microfibre cloth to bring back the brightness of the white embossing.

I stamped, coloured and die cut my hamsters and their accessories and adhered them to my card base using double sided tape. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Butterflies stamp set and great embossed on black card then attached this to some black and white striped card and adhered the strip with liquid glue. I then attached the panel to a top folding card base.

This completes the card. I hope you like it.

Take care for now.

Katrina.


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Making a card with a new technique

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made after I took part in the magical marker techniques class.

I love using Alcohol markers to colour but this class took me out of my comfort zone exploring colouring not on my usual card but using other surfaces such as metal and the surface I chose vellum.

To start the card I stamped my images from the Altenew ‘Wallpaper Art’ stamp set on yo a piece of vellum using Altenew Obsidian pigment ink. I then set this aside to dry.

Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background on to white cardstock

I placed the Altenew Leaf Burst stencil over my blended panel and went over the top with the same colours to leave a subtle pattern.

Next I took my stamped vellum and turned it over to colour on the back side of the piece. I used Altenew artist markers. I coloured on to the vellum then set aside to dry. I did find that the ink does not blend well on the vellum surface. However I carried on regardless trying to remember that this is different to my usual colouring techniques

I cut the flower and leaf images out and adhered them to my card panel with a small amount of liquid glue over the back of the vellum. I stamped a sentiment to complete the card.

I was interesting to try a new technique with markers.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

One Layer Scene Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a one layer card using stamps from Altenew.

This card is part of the Altenew AECP. The class was all about masking. This is a technique I love to use to make one layer cards.

To start the card I arranged my stamps on my card panel of Neenah 80lb solar white card. As this card involved lots of stamping I used my Misti stamping tool to make sure everything stamped nicely and in place.

I took Memento Tuxedo black ink so I could use my Copic markers to colour the images. I stamped the images that would be at the front of the scene. I then added masks on to these images using post it note paper.

I then stamped the next images behind. Each time making a mask before stamping the next layer.

Once I had finished all the stamping I removed all the masks and my image was ready to colour. I used Copic Markers for this.

As the focus was on the masking and colouring I kept the rest of the card simple. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew ‘Heaerfelt Sentiments’ stamp set. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to my card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Floral Thanks Card

Hello. I am back with another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was called Impressive Heat Embossing. It was all about different ways to add embossed images to projects. This class was a great way to take me away from my much loved alcohol markers. It is very rare I make a card that doesn’t involve colouring.

To make the card I took one flower and one leaf image from the Altenew ‘Flower Garden’ stamp set. I took my anti static powder bag and rubbed it over my card panel before stamping to keep stray bits of embossing powder sticking to my background. I used Wow embossing pad and stamped the flower and leaf images in random places over the card, then sprinkled Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder over the images. Once this was done I used my heat gun to heat and melt the powder.

Next I tool Distress Oxude inks Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and used a blending brush to add ink over the entire panel. I then used a cloth to bugg and remove ink from the embossed areas. I flicked a little water over the panel to add some added interest.

I used coloured pencils to add a little shading to each of the flowers and leaves, matching the colour of the ink.

Now for the sentiment. I die cut the thanks word using brown cardstock and the Altenew ‘Fancy Thanks’ Die three times and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. I then adhered this to the background panel and added some sequins for some more shine.

I adhered the panel to my card base to complete the card.

I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.

Katrina.

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Toucan Anniversary Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, featuring the Toucan Do This stamp set and small circle masking stencil.

To start the card I took the small circle masking stencil and adhered it to the bottom right of my background panel of white card with a small amount of tape runner. I then used the beautiful blender brushes to add Distress Oxide inks Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violer and Picked Raspberry.

Once my ink was blended I splattered some white gold watercolour paint over the background, carefully removed the stencil and set aside to dry.

Next I stamped and coloured the Toucans, branch and leaves using my Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments from the Time For Tea Designs Say Anything stamp set on black card and cut them to small banners.

I used a tape runner to adhere all the images to the card panel. I then trimmed the panel down to leave a thin white border when adhered to my card base.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Colourful floral card.

Hello. I hope you are well.

Today’s card is inspired by one of the Altenew Academy classes – Color Your Day.

The particular class which inspired my card was about using a picture or photo as inspiration. Here is my picture. I have a great love of sunrise and sunsets. This is a photo of a winter sunrise sky in all its glory about a month ago. These are the colours I used to create my card.

To start the card I stamped the main image from the new Altenew paint a flower -poppy stamp set. I selected Copic markers in colours similar to that of the photo. I coloured the flower in the Copics then added coloured pencil over the top.

Next I worked on the background. I took a piece of purple tape and masked off a section of the card base so I was left with a strip along the left hand side to add Distress Oxide ink. I used a blending brush to add Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin. I then took Altenew metalic watercolour and added some splatters from a brush to the area to add some shine.

Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the image to the card with liquid adhesive. I then added some sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Floral tag card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification program. This time the class was Beautiful Details.

This is the first time I felt I was trying something I have never done before. Stepping outside of my usual colouring.

To start the card I stamped the image from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden.’ I used Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah 80lb classic crest cardstock.

I started colouring my image with a base layer of Copics before adding coloured pencils.

I built up the layers of pencil until I was happy with the result. I then cut the image out.

Next I die cut a tag shape and used Distress Oxide ink to blend over the Altenew ‘Watercolor Stripes’ stencil on the tag before adhering my flower image on top.

I then stamped some other floral and leaf images from the same stamp set on to my card base around the area my tag would sit. I added a strip of pink stripes card and a strip of silver glitter card along the edge if the card base before adhering the tag. I added a piece of twine through the tag and a sentiment strip which white heat embossed on a strip of black card.

To complete the card I added a few sequins.

I like how the card turned out even though it challenged me to think outside of my usual colouring and design process.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

I attached the tag to the card base