Simple Hello Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a quick and easy hello card. I used one of the stamps from the Bee Happy stamp set from Time For Tea Designs.

I used honey pot stamp and coloured each pot in rainbow order with my Copic markers. I then used the coordinating die to cut the pots out.

I took a white card base and a piece of patterned paper and cut a piece that was about one third of the height of the card and adhered it to the card base with a tape runner. This paper is from the Lawn Fawn ‘let’s polka in the meadow’ collection.

I then placed the honey pots above the paper and adhered them with the tape runner. I stamped the hello sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink to complete the card.

You could use this design with any stamps and patterned paper for quick and easy cards. Give it a try.

The bee happy stamp set is available along with the coordinating dies at Time For Tea Designs use code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your entire order.

You can see a video of the new release over on my YouTube channel

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Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Bee Happy Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs using supplies from the new release. You can get the bee Bee Happy stamp set from the Time For Tea Designs Shop and use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your entire purchase.

I started the card by blending the background panel. I used Neenah 80lb cardstock. Using Distress Oxide inks in carved pumpkin and mustard seed. I lightly blended a little of the lighter ink on the panel so it wasn’t white then took the Time For Tea Designs ‘Bee Hive’ stencil and laid it over the top and blended the ink keeping the centre yellow (mustard seed) and blending out to the darker shade (carved pumpkin.)

Next I stamped and coloured the bee from the ‘Bee Happy’ stamp set using my Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating die.

I cut the panel down so it was slightly smaller than my card base to leave a thin border. Then adhered the panel to the base with a tape runner.

I stamped and heat embossed the bee happy sentiment on to black card with Wow white embossing powder and cut it down to a thin strip.

I attached the bee to the centre of the card using an action wobbler and added the sentiment strip underneath with a tape runner. I added some sequins with liquid glue to complete the card.

Have a great week ahead

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.

Head over to Time For Tea Designs and use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your whole order including the new release stamps.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Doodles Paper Playground April Blog Hop

Hello sparkle blend fans!

It’s time for the Doodles paper Playground April Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop!!

We’ve got 6 beautifully spring-y blends to share with you this month; Easter Basket, Springtime, Sunshine, Cafe Au Lait, Birthstone Collection : April- Diamond, Birthstone Collection: May – Emerald

If you love soft, pastel shades and budding, greens, you’re definitely going to love this release!

Check out the descriptions and close up photos of each of these gorgeous Sparkle Blends in our detailed in our detailed release blog post.

This month there are beautiful new blends for you to you to choose from or even better order them all! Do you have a favorite? Make sure you circle back to the Doodles Paper Playground post after the hop and comment on that post with your favorite blend from the april release, for a chance to win a package of that blend!

For a chance to win all 6 Sparkle Blends from this release, make sure you leave some comment love on each leg of the hop! You will receive one entry for each comment- and don’t forget to share with your friends!

As always, the limited edition April release is available for purchase while stocks last, exclusively at White Rose Crafts so if you fall in love, make sure you order, or you just might miss out!

The giveaway will close on Sunday, 21st April.

I made 3 shaker cards using the sparkle blends. This first features Cafe Au Lait, which fitted in perfectly with my idea to make frames using the Lawn Fawn ‘mini picture frames’ dies.

To make the card I first worked on the front panel. I die cut 3 frames with the dies from the panel and 3 framed for different gold cardstock. I adhered the frames to the front of the windows. I turned the panel over and covered it with a piece of acetate. I then flipped it back over and adhered the Lawn Fawn critters which I colored with my Copics and die cut. To make my shaker I attached 3 layers of foam tape on to the back of the panel making sure the areas around the windows were secure so the sequins could not escape! I then places some sequins in each window. I placed my card base over attaching it to the foam tape to complete the card.

The next card I made using the sunshine sparkle blend. I used a stamp set from Newtons Nook called ‘Peony Blooms’ for the floral image which I stamped and coloured using my Copic markers. I cut it out and attached it to my card panel which I stanped with brick background. I die cut a sentiment strip to make the shaker window for this card.

My third card uses the Springtime sparkle blend. It was perfect paired with the cute bunny form Simon Says Stamp. I blended some Distress Oxide ink to make the background and made a large shaker window for this card.

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Make sure you hop along to all the other stops, and din’t forget to comment for your chance to win!

Doodles Paper Playground

Alison Heikilla

Kelli Sanchez Green

Annie Collins

EK Gorman

Fawn Kuehne

Carolyn Labille

Lisa Bzibziak

Meghan

Katrina Howe– You are here

Berina Febin

Doodles Paper Playground
I hope you enjoyed the hop
Katrina

Purrfect Day Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs combining a digi stamp with clear stamps.

I started by printing the phone from the Time For Tea Designs Bonnie hey friend digital stamp set. I coloured the outside of the phone using my Copic markers. I then took the clear stamp set Mew Are Pawsome and stamped the cat in a box image into the middle of the phone, using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I drew in some lines to look like there was a skirting board and coloured the cat, box and surrounding areas to look like the cat was in a room having his photo taken!

Next I fussy cut the image and set it aside while I worked on the background. I took a card base, some Distress Oxide ink in spun sugar and a stencil from Altenew called ‘watercolor stripes’ I went over the stencil with the ink using a blending tool then leaving the stencil attached spritzed some water over the inked areas and soaked up any excess water with a paper towel.

Once the ink was dry I took the sentiments from the mew are pawsome stamp set and stamped them on the background. To complete the card I adhered the phone with a tape runner.

I hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Be sure to share your own Time For Tea Designs creations using the hashtag #timeforteadesigns I look forward to seeing what you make.

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Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using clear stamps from Time For Tea Designs.

I used two clear stamp sets ‘Swimming by to say hi’ and ‘Mermazing’

These stamps are available exclusively from Create and Craft

I started by stamping the mermaid, starfish and shell images on to X-press it blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images. I cut them out and placed them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I cut some masking paper to mask the corners and leave a wave shape through the centre of a card base. I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending tool to add colour over the area. To add the bubbles I took the Time For Tea Designs ‘wonderful waves’ stencil and used the bubbles to stencil over using Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide. I then spritzed the inked area with water and soaked up the excess with a paper towel.

Finally I stamped the sentiments using my Misti and adhered the images, using foam pads for the mermaid and a liquid glue for the shells and starfish to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Purrfect Birthday Card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs using the cute clear stamp set called Mew are Pawsome

I started by masking off a section of a card base to ink blend on. I used a round blending tool and blended Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. I then spritzed the inked area with water and soaked up any excess with a paper towel. I also flicked from a paintbrush some White Gold and Champagne Gold Gansai Tambi watercolor to add some shine. It’s hard to see the shine from the pictures.

I set the background aside to dry and worked on the images.

I stamped the cat and hat images and coloured them in with Copic markers. To make the cake I stamped the fish image then made a mask to place over the top. Once the mask was in place I stamped the candle on the top and the cupcake below the fish. I then removed the mask and coloured the image with my markers.

Once the images were cut out I adhered them to the background panel with a tape runner. To complete the card I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used my Misti so I could give it a couple of stamps over the shiney watercolour.

This completes the card.

Until next time.

Katrina

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