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Pawsitive thoughts card

Hello. I hope you are well. I can’t believe summer is over. It’s back to school this week and Autumn is here. I love watching the trees change to beautiful colours but will miss the light evenings.

I am just popping by with a quick card I made today. It was s request from a friend who wanted a card to give someone who was collecting some important results this week. She asked for a cat and the colour purple.

I knew the My favorite Things set ‘meow mix’ had the perfect sentiment. I started by stamping one of the cute cats and a flower from the set and coloured them using copic markers. I then cut them out with my scan and cut.

Next I took a card base and masked off a portion of the card using purple tape so I could use my Distress Oxide inks to blend the purple and pink area. I then Spitzed it with my Tim Holtz water sprayer to get a distressed look to add some texture and interest, using a paper towel on top to soak up the excess water.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment along the edge of the inked area and adhered the cat and flower. I used a Copic C00 pen under the images to ground them.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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I have also recently set up a Facebook page. Crafty Lemur where I will also be sharing my work.

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Clean and simple card

Hello. I hope you are having a great week so far.

Today I am sharing this clean and simple card using a cute new stamp set from Hero Arts called ‘foam animals.’

I started by stamping the foam cat on to a piece of xpress it blending card using Memento tuxedo black ink.

I also stamped the image again on a post it note and cut this out to make a mask.

I then placed the mask over the stamped cat foam image and then stamped the cup over it to make the foam sit on the cup.

I then coloured the image with copic markers and cut it out with my scan and cut.

I wasn’t sure at this point where the card was going but I knew I wanted to use my Distress Oxide Espresso ink.

I decided to mask a line down the right hand edge of the card base and used an ink blending tool to apply the ink. I then used the same ink to stamp a sentiment from the stamp set.

I added some distress ink where the stamped image was going to be placed to ground the image then attached the image to complete the card keeping it clean and simple.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Katrina

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Elf Christmas card

Hello friends.

I was so thrilled to be selected to be part of the design team for Downland Crafts. I am really looking forward to working with their stamps and card making products.

Now I know it’s only August but the weeks are flying by quickly and the crafting community is starting to plan for Christmas.

Today I wanted to share with you my first card using the Downland Crafts stamp set We Three Elves

To start I used mowed lawn Distress Oxide ink to blend a portion of the card base. I used ‘purple tape’ to mask off the area I wanted to keep white.

I then Spritzed the inked area with water to add some texture.

Next I stamped out the elves using Memento tuxedo black ink on to copic friendly card. I currently use Xpress it blending card. I used my Copics to colour the images. Then cut them out using my Scan N Cut machine.

Next I stamped the sentiment on to the bottom of the green area of the card, (being sure to use a powder tool first) using ‘Emboss’ clear embossing stamp pad. I then sprinkled Ranger princess gold embossing powder over the stamped area and heated it with my heat tool.

I then attached the stamped images to the card. To finish I used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add a bit of sparkle to the stars.

Take a look at the Downland Crafts website there are lots of great stamp sets to get you ready for Christmas card making. My favorites have to be the Christmas jumper and Christmas treats sets.

Take Care for now.

Katrina.

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Dinosaur card

Hello friends. I hope you are enjoying the summer so far.

Today I am sharing the dino card I made this morning.

I started the card by die cutting 6 square frames from white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn die set called selfie frames.

I then took a white square card base and marked out where I wanted the frames to go. Once I had done that I masked the edges with post it notes and used distress oxide inks to blend the three square backgrounds.

The background blends are Distress Oxide salty ocean with twisted citron, squeezed lemonade with carved pumpkin, picked raspberry with candied apple.

Once the background squares were blended I layed down three frames and attached them with liquid adhiesive and then repeated again with another frame on top of each to give the frames some depth.

Next I used Copic markers to colour three dinosaurs to match the backgrounds, then die cut them and attached one to the centre of each frame and added a rwar speech bubble.

I stamped a sentiment on each frame using Lawn Fawn inks to match the colours in the frames.

To complete the card I added some small gems and some twine with a bow. I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by. Follow me on Instagram @craftylemur to see all my latest work.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Cute cats card

Hello crafty friends.

I hope you are well. Today I made a Birthday card using a new stamp set from My Favourite Things.

The set is called Meow Mix. I started by stamping and colouring the cute images using my copic markers.

Next I made the background by using the My Favourite Things cloud stencil. I used a blending tool and Distress Oxide ink on Bristol smooth cardstock. I then die cut the grass using the Honey Bee Stamps grass border die on some green textured cardstock.

I then added the stamped images and played around to see where I wanted them to sit. When I was happy I adhered them with my tape runner. To complete the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set.

I hope you like the card. I am really happy with the results. Shame we are having cloudy day today which means the lighting for photo isn’t as great as it could be, I am too impatient to wait though as who knows when the next sunny day will be here in the UK!!

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Oceans of love card.

Here is my latest card. I used a stamp set from the new My Favourite Things release.

To start the card I took a card base and used the MFT basic shapes circles stencil and blended each circle with Distress Oxide ink blueprint sketch and salty ocean.

Next I coloured the images from the MFT stamp set Beach Buds.

Then used my scan n cut, to cut them out.

I used my tape runner to add the images to the card base.

Next I added the sentiment by heat embossing with Ranger embossing powder liquid platinum. This is definitely my favourite embossing powder, the colour is beautiful and the quality of the powder is lovely.

To finish off I used liquid pearls to add some bubbles.

Thanks for dropping by today. This card was made as part of Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker 30 day Challenge. You can find out more about the challenge here this will link you to Kathy’s blog.

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Safari card

Hello. I hope you are well.

Today I am sharing my safari card.

I used lots of distress ink and a stamp set from My Favourite Things called Safari Party.

To start I used the stitched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn and the grass border die from Honey Bee Stamps to cut the shapes for the background from watercolour paper. I used Distress inks to blend these and the sky.

Next I coloured the cute critters from the Safari Party stamp set and cut them with my scan n cut.

The birds were from a different MET set they were chicks which I coloured to look like parrots as I wanted something to go in the sky.

Once I had all my pieces I started building the scene by layering the background then tucking the animals in place and securing using my tape runner.

To finish off I stamped two sentiments from the stamp set.

I hope you like the card. Thanks for dropping by.

I am currently taking part in the daily marker 30 day colouring challenge.

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Scene card.

Hello. I hope you are well. The lovely sunny days we were having have now been replaced by cloudy cooler days. Hopefully sunny days will be back soon.

Today I wanted to share my scene card with you.

I used a new stamp set called critter concert from Lawn Fawn combined with one if their older sets joy into the woods.

I started by using the Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle dies to cut the background and frame from watercolour paper.

Next I stamped the birch trees on to the background and used distress ink to watercolour the background trees, sky and grass.

I then used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend the frame. I cut and ink blended a grass border from Honey Bee Stamps and stuck the frame and grass border together to make the background.

I used Copic markers to colour three of the cute images from the stamp set the bear, fox and racoon.

Then die cut them and attached to the card. To finish I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from the set.

I hope you like the finished card.

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Ink blending

I love that moment when you peel back the masking paper after some ink blending.

I wasn’t sure where the card was heading I just wanted some blended circles and to play with my Distress Oxide inks.

I chose simelar colours to blend together. I am currently in the process of widening my Distress Oxide ink collection. I find it blends so beautifully on smooth card stock. I always used to use watercolour paper for blending with regular distress inks. I find the Oxide inks so easy to blend with hardly any effort and on a wider variety of cardstock.

To make the background I made a mask of circles by die cutting three circles on to a piece of masking paper in the positions I wanted them on the card. I then stuck down the masking paper on to the card and blended the inks. Then peeled off the masking paper leaving the circles perfectly formed.

I have been sorting through stamp sets that I have accumulated from craft magazine gifts and came across a nature set which was perfect for black stamping against the colours. Sadly the stamp set doesn’t have a name printed on it so I can’t remember where it came from or what it is called.

I used my misti stamping tool to stamp the images on to the circles, then added some gems to finish.

Here is the finished postcard.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day.

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Princess Card

Hello. I hope you are well. We are enjoying the bank holiday weekend sunshine here.

I am sharing the princess card I made today. I couldn’t resist the new stamp set from Clearly Besotted called fairy tale princess.

I coloured in the images with copic markers. This is the first time I have had a go at colouring gold with copics. I was pleased with the result.

I started with some watercolour paper to make the card and used Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to cut the background and frame. I then used Distress Oxide ink to add the colour. I added an acetate window to the frame.

I stamped the sentiment and filled the base with some sequins from Neat and Tangled this colour mix is my favourite.

I attached the images to the acetate window and used foam tape to attach the window to the base.

Thanks for dropping by.

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