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.

Find me on Instagram @craftylemur

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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No ProbLlama shaker card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card designed for The Little Paper Tree

I started the card by stamping the images from the stamp sets out on Bristol cardstock and coloured them using my Zig clean colour real brush markers. I only used three colours and blended them with water using a small paint brush to create shading and lighterareas of colour.

I took a 6 x 6 piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart. I then stamped the sentiments on the front. I attached a piece of acetate inside the panel using liquid glue and set this aside to dry. I then attached the stamped images to the front.
I made a card base to measure 6 x 6 and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the front where the heart window would sit.
I then took the front panel and turned it upside down. I attached foam tape around the heart shape, making sure there were no gaps. I then attached pieces of foam tape on the rest of the panel ready to adhere it to the base. I filled the heart window area withsequins. I then attached the card base to the front panel to complete the card.

This was such a fun card to make.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

You can follow me on Instagram @craftylemur

Unicorn Shaker Card

Hello.

It’s been a little while since I shared a shaker card but when I saw that Doodles Paper Playground were having a Birthday giveaway and contest I decided it was the perfect opportunity to share one to join in the fun #showmeyourshaker.

I immediately though of my cloud dies from Honey Bee stamps and some unicorns would be perfect for a shaker. This is how I made the card.

I started by cutting a card panel from Neenah 80lb to 4 and 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inches. I also cut 2 pieces of fun foam to the same size.

I placed 3 of the cloud dies from the Honey Bee Stamps set ‘Partly Cloudy’ on to my piece of card. Once I was happy with the placement I ran it through my Big Shot die cutting machine.

Next I used Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade to add some colour to the card panel. I then used a Distress sprayer to spritz the panel with water and used a price of kitchen towel to soak up any excess.

I stamped out some images from The My Favourite Things stanp set Magical Unicorns and coloured them using Copic markers. I used my Scan n Cut to them out.

I stamped a sentiment from the MFT set and I adhered the images to the panel.

Next I worked on the shaker element. I adhered the 2 pieces of fun foam together. I then lined up the clouds from the front panel and cut 3 sections out of the fun foam that were slightly larger than the clouds.

I took a piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the front card panel and adhered the fun foam panel on top of the acetate. Once the glue was dry I filled each of the cloud holes with sequins.

I took a card base and used the Distress inks to blend ink where the clouds would sit. Once this was day I brushed over the area with an anti static powder tool.

To complete the card I adhered the card base on top of the fun foam.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

You can see my cards and follow me @craftylemur over on instagram

Valentines Card

Hello. I cannot believe we have reached late January already. Time is flying by so quickly.

Today I am sharing how I made a card featuring one of the new Downland Crafts stanps called Adore Heart.

I started with a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock the same size as my card base which is 5″ by 7″ I first placed the stamp on to my card to work out where I wanted the hearts positioned. I did this in my stanp positioning tool so I could ensure a good even impression.

Once I was happy with the position I stamped the lower positioned heart using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then cleaned my stamp and stamped it again on to a seperate piece of white cardstock in Lawn Fawn Wild Rose ink and cut it out using my scan n cut machine and placed it to one side. You can change it up to any colour ink you like and you can fussy cut the image easily.

Next I worked on the background. I cut a mask to cover the black heart using a post it note and placed it over the top. I then took Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot and Candied Apple. I mixed a small amount of each with a little water on to my work surface. I started with the red colour first, taking a small paintbrush I picked some of the ink up and tapped the brush gently over the card to make small splatters. I then repeated this with the black. Once I was happy with the effect I removed the mask and left it to dry.

Once dry I took my red stamped heart and using some foam squares I adhered it above and overlapping the black one. I then took some red stripped twine and wrapped it around the edge of the card attaching at the back of the card with tape.

To finish the card I adhered it to the card base and added some sequins for some shine.

I am really happy with how it turned out. It would look great in different colour combinations.

Head over to the Downland Crafts store now to pick up your Adore Heart stamp. Use code DTEKATRINA10 to get 10% off.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Never stop dreaming card

Hello. Happy New Year.

I just wanted to say Thank You to each and every one of you who follow me, like and comment on my posts. It means the world.

Today I am sharing a card using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit for December 2018.

I started by arranging my stamps on to get a rough layout for my card. Once I was happy I stamped the two fairies and the ladybird on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I stamped the same images on to some masking paper and cut them out. I then placed the masks over these images. I could then stamp the flowers over the fairy and ladybird. Each time I stamped a flower I made a mask and added it to my scene.

You need to make sure the images you want towards the front or on top of something are stamped first.

Once my images were all stamped and masked I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background. I used picked raspberry and salty ocean. Once I was happy I Spitzed it with water and lifted the water with a paper towel and then removed the masks.

Now I was able to start colouring. I used copic markers.


Once the images were coloured I added a sentiment and some falling dandelion seeds. I did this by stamping the sentiment in Wow embossing pad then sprinkled with Wow embossing powder super fine metalic platinum. I then used a heat gun to set it.

I finished off the card adding some sparkle to the wings of the fairies using the sparkle pen included in the kit.

I hope you like it. I am really happy with the scene.

Thanks for dropping by.

You can find all my work and follow me on instagram @craftylemur

Take care for now.

Katrina

Bear hugs card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am over on The Little Paper Tree blog sharing two clean and simple cards. It’s nice to let someone know you are thinking of them and these cards are simple to make. I wanted to show you that by changing the background colours it can make the same card look very different.

I started my card by making the two card bases. I then masked off a strip of the card towards the top. Next I selected Distress Oxide inks, choosing a pink and purple plus a blue and teal combination.
I then used blending tools and to blend the inks on to the strip of card. I then peeled off the masking paper to reveal the coloured strip.
Next I worked on the bear image, stamping it out on neenah cardstock and colouring it in with alcohol markers. I then cut the image out.
The inked area was dry so I used the distress inks to stamp hearts on to the blended area in the same coloured inks and stanped the ‘hugs’ sentiment in black ink. I then adhered the bear to complete the card.

Head over to The Little Paper Tree to get all your supplies.

You can find all my latest cards over on instagram @craftylemur.

Take care for now.

Katrina.