Floral watercolour card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class for this was called ‘Creative Watercolor Media’ and was all about using various supplies to watercolour such as reinkers and sprays. I chose to use my ink pads to watercolour the images to make my card.

To start I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden’ on to some watercolour card using Versafine Onyx black ink.

I chose Altenew inks Midnight Violet and Turquoise for the flowers and Forest Glade and Evergreen for the leaves. I pressed each of the ink pads on to my glass mat then using a small paintbrush and water to watercoloured all the images. Once they were all dry I fussy cut the images with scissors.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew leafburst stencil and blended some of the green ink lightly over the stencil using a blending brush. I added some splatters of my new Altenew metalic watercolours. I chose a copper colour. I then selected a piece of copper coloured cardstock and cut a strip of this to go along the edge of the card. I adhered the strip with liquid glue.

Now it was time to place the flowers and leaves. I arranged them around the largest flower adhering them in place with a liquid glue. I then popped the large floral up on some foam tape to give the card some dimension.

Next I used Altenew Enchanted gold pigment ink to stamp the sentiment which I took from the ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ stamp set by Altenew.

To complete the card I added a few sequins for some sparkle and shine.

Using ink pads as a watercolour medium is a great way of getting more out of them and great for colour matching. I hope you will give it a try. Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina

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Wooden Tree Decorations

Hello. Christmas is fast approaching and every year I make these decorations as gifts for teachers and friends.

Today I made these three decorations using stamps from Time For Tea Designs. They are so simple to make and you can use any stamp to make them.

To start I took wooden slices which I purchases from Amazon. I simply stamped each image with Memento Tuxedo black ink straight on to the wood and then coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo coloured pencils.

And that’s it. I used a white gel pen to add some snow dots and tied some twine to hang them.

Below are decorations I made the past couple of years

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina


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Magical Day Card

Hello today I am sharing a card featuring new digital stamps from Time for tea Designs.

The new release goes live this Friday the 14th of June 2109 at 9pm GMT. You can use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% discount off your entire order.

To make the scene card I printed off the digital images from the Magical Wishes collection on to Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock using my HP deskjet printer. (Make sure your ink is nice and dry before you start colouring the images to avoid smudging the ink.)

I started with the background scene of pyramids and temples which I cut to fit my card base. I masked off the images using a piece of tracing paper and masking paper. I then took Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to blend the sky. I used Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Chipped Saphire I did the same to blend the sand, this time using Crushed Olive and Antique Linen. I then carefully removed the mask and coloured the images using my Copic markers. I used a small paintbrush to add splatters of gold and white gold watercolour to the background to add some texture.

I continued with colouring all the other images using my Copics and fussy cut them out. I went around the edges with a black marker.

I adhered the images with a tape runner and with a C0 Copic went under the images to give some shadows.

I made the sentiment by adding some ink to match the card as the sky and printed the sentiment on to it. I cut this out and mounted it on to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed it down to leave a thin black border. I adhered this to the sky.

I added a gem to the tiara and adhered the panel to a piece of gold cardstock and them my card base to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Moovellous Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using the Moovellous clear stamp set from Time For tea designs.

There are lots of cute images in this set perfect for making a scene card.

I started the card by stamping the images on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. The fence is one small image which I stamped several times. The image fits perfectly to be able to do this freehand. No masking or stamp positioning tool needed.

I coloured the images using my Copic markers and cut them out using my Scan N Cut, but coordinating dies are available for this set.

Next I worked on the background. I took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean, blending green on the bottom and blue on the top. I stamped the sentiments in black ink.

I arranged my images and adhered them in place using my tape runner to complete the card.

Katrina

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Waving Hello Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a scene card using old and new stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.

I used the stamp sets Mermaid For You and Smooth Sailing.

I took a piece of Neenah classic crest 80 lb cardstock and stared by blending Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset background . I masked off half the card panel with purple tape and a small semi circle to represent the sun. I used Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. Starting with the yellow and working up, I used Picket Fence Studio blending brushes and added lines of colour, building up the layers for each colour until I was happy with the blend. I then removed the semi circle mask and went over it with the yellow lightly to blend out the white colour of the card.

Next I worked on the sea. I did exactly the same as I did for the sky just switching up the colours of ink to Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled glass. I made sure not to go too heavy on the yellow and light blue as they do create green when the mix but this was ok for how I wanted my scene to look.

Once the inking was complete I used my favourite Gansai Tambi white gold watercolor and flicked it from a paint brush over the blue area of the sky and the sea.

I decided to add a distant mountain so cut a mask to the shape I wanted and added Ground Espresso ink.

I took a piece of Neenah 80lb solar white card and stamped out my images in Memento Tuxedo black ink, masking the lighthouse and stamping the rock overlapping and masking the bear and bunny, stamping the boat on top. I coloured the images with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I then went around the edges with a black marker.

I used a tape runner to adhere the images to the card and stamped the waves, birds and sentiment in the black ink.

To complete the card I added a gold gem to the lighthouse and attached the panel to a card base.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Toucan Of My Afftection Card.

Hello.

Today is an exciting day for Time For Tea Designs as it is new release day. I am sharing a shaker card featuring the new clear stamp set Toucan Do This available now.

I started the card by ink blending a card panel to fit my card base with Distress Oxide inks Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I flicked some Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour paint from a paintbrush to add some sparkle and set this aside to dry. Once dry I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Next I stamped the images using the Memento ink I selected the birds, tree branch, hearts and leaves on to some Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out with my scan n cut machine.

I used a circle die to cut out a window from the green panel and adhered some acetate on the back of the panel with a tape runner. I then adhered the images around the window with my tape runner.

To make the shaker element I placed 3 layers of foam tape around the window and around the edges of the card panel. I used an anti static powder tool around the window area then filled it with sequins. I used the Mardi Gras Parade mix from Doodles Paper Playground.

I then released the foam tape and adhered a card base to the panel to complete the card.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Take care for now.

Katrina.

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You Octopi My Heart Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using images from Time For Tea Designs using clear stamp sets Shell Phone and Mermazing. I purchased a set of Arteza real brush markers a while ago and thought this was the perfect card to try them out.

To start the card I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and prepped it with an anti static powder tool. I then stamped the images with a Wow embossing pad and sprinkled with Wow Metallic Platinum super fine embossing powder. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

Next I coloured the images using the Arteza brush pens. Once this was done I cut the images out using my scan n cut machine and set them to one side.

I wanted to do some ink smooshing for the background. I scribbled some of the Arteza pens on to my glass mat and sprayed each colour with a little water. I used another piece of Bristol cardstock. I took one of my cello bags that I use to send my cards in and this is what I used to transfer the colour. I pressed the piece of cellophane into the first colour of pen ink then pressed it on to the card, moving it around a little to get the effect I wanted. I repeated this with each colour until I was happy with my background. I also splattered a little of each colour with a small paintbrush and set it aside to dry.

I heat embossed the sentiment to match the embossing of the sea creatures and then adhered the creatures to the background with a tape runner. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy with some liquid glue to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you like the card. Take care for now. Katrina.

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