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Hooray autumnal card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card with an autumnal rainbow for Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I cut two rectangle card panels. To make the background panel I selected Distress Oxide inks in a rainbow of autumn shades and blended them across my card. I then took the Hooray die and run it through my die cutting machine on the centre of each of the panels.

I trimmed the white panel down smaller than the rainbow panel to leave a rainbow border when they are adhered together. I adhered my rainbow panel onto my card base. Using liquid glue I adhered the white letters into the coloured panel then placed the white panel on the top and inlay the coloured letters in place, each time making sure to add the little pieces inside the letters.

I stamped the black sentiment from the hooray hamsters stamp set and added some ink splatters to the white card.

I stamped the fox and squirrel and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are from the woodland critters stamp set and the bird from the moovellous stamp set. I adhered them to the card with foam pads. This completes the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Floral One Layer Birthday card

Hello. I hope you are all well and staying safe and well during these difficult times we are facing.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the One Layer Wonders class from Altenew Academy. The class was led by the amazing Kelly Latevola. One of my favourite crafters. She is an amazing colourist and so inspiring.

To start my card I took the Flower Garden stamp set from Altenew and selected some of the stamps. I took a piece Neenah 80lb classic crest card, die cut to the same size as my A6 card base, and placed it in my Misti stamping tool.

I layed my stamps out to work out roughly where I wanted them. Using Memento Tuxedo black ink I stamped my first image in the top left corner. I stamped the same image on some masking paper, fussy cut it out then placed it over my image ready to stamp my next image.

The trick to this technique is to stamp the images you want at the front first and work backwards.

I continued to stamp and mask my images. I was able to work with only a handful of masks by moving them along where I could.

Once all the stamping was done it was time to remove all the masks and start colouring. 

To start I outlined the individual flowers with a N0 Copic marker which makes the colouring feel less intimidating, allowing me to focus on one flower at a time. I used Copic markers then highlighted some of the darker areas with Polychromos coloured pencils.

Once the colouring was complete I took the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set Happy Pomegranates and stamped in black ink.

To complete the card I added some sequins from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards.

I hope you like the card.

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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Floral Thank You Card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card from an Altenew class called ‘With A Twist.’

The class was all about adding a twist to your card, something different to make it stand out and get more out of products. I chose to focus on changing up the shape of my card.

To start the card I stamped out my images ready for Copic colouring. I used stamps from the Altenew ‘Poppy Garden’ stamp set.

Once all my images were coloured it was time for the die cutting. Firstly I cut out all my coloured images with the coordinating dies. Then I took the die from the larger floral image above and lay it across the top of my card base.

I then put it between the plates on my die cutting machine but only put the top plate over the area of the die I want to partially cut and run through the machine.

This leaves the shape of the die along the top of the card.

Next I took the Altenew ‘feeling dotty’ stencil and blended some Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry over the stencil blending lighter as I went down the card to fade out the pattern.

I then adhered my flowers and leaves with a tape runner and used foam pads to prop up one large floral image and add some dimension. I added a sentiment by taking a strip of black card and heat embossed the sentiment in white.

To complete the card I flicked some gold perfect pearls mixed with a little water from a small paintbrush over the card and added some sequins for some more sparkle.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Birthday Bouquet Card

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

The class for this card was called ‘In the mood for color.’ This class is all about the moods different colours depict. I chose to use yellow as this is not a colour I would naturally gravitate towards when colouring floral images. Yellow is for energy, cheer and optimism so perfect for a Birthday card.

To start my card I stamped images from the new Altenew stanp set ‘ Breezy Bouquet. I stamped the images on to Xpress it blending card with Memento Tuxedo black ink and and coloured the image with my Copic markers. I used yellows Y11, Y13, Y15 and Y19.

Once my image was coloured I took some Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Black Soot to add some splatters around the flowers by adding the ink to a little water and flicking it from a small paint brush.

When I was colouring one of my markers leaked causing a blob of green ink over my leaves. This was easily fixed. I stamped a tag from the stamp set, cut it out and mounted it on some foam pads. This added some dimension to the card and hid the ink without me having to start all over again.

I stamped the sentiment with Altenew Obsidian black pigment ink.

To complete the card I mounted my panel on to a card base and added a strip of yellow patterned paper to the edge of the card. I added a few sequins for some sparkle.

I hope you like the card and are inspired to try colours you would not normally use to create the mood of a card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Cool Yule card

Hello.

Today I am shring a card featuring the ‘You’re Elephantastic’ and ‘Warm Winter Wishes’ stamp sets from Tim For Tea Designs. Along with some Lawn Fawn snowballs!

I started by making the background. I blended Distress Oxide inks on to a piece of white cardstock using Picket Fence Studios blendung brushes, then added some splatters of white acrylic paint.

Next I stamped all my images in Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Xpress it smooth cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers.

I die cut two borders from the stiched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn and added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to the edges, then adhered them to my background panel using a tape runner. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink.

Next I adhered all my images to the background using a tape runnerand foam pads to give some dimension to the elephant and snowballs.

To complete the card I added some wink of stella glitter pen to the snow.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Mermaid shaker card

Hello.

I have been so busy with my work commitments that my crafting took a back seat for a while but I am back with a shaker card using Time For Tea Designs stamps and dies to create a shaker card.

I stamped and Copic coloured images from the ‘Shell Phone’ and ‘Mermazing’ clear stamp sets and die cut them out.

Next I selected Distreas Oxide inks in Tumbld Glass, Salty Ocean and Broken China and used Picket Fence Studios blending brushes to apply the ink to two separate pieces of card to create a backgrounds. Once dry I splattered some Gansai Tambi watercolour in white gold over both pieces.

I die cut a window from one of the blended pieces of card to create a frame, then attached an acetate window to the back of the frame. I stamped the sentiment on to the acetate using Versafine ink. Stamping over three times to get a good impression. Stazon ink would have worked better but my pad needed reinking. Next I added three layers of foam tape to the back of the frame and filled it with ‘Aquamarine’ sequins from Doodles Paper Playground. I attached the background panel to the frame to crrate the shaker.

I adhered the die cut images to the front of the card and added some white opal loquid pearls, some glossy accent dots and applied some wink of stella glitter pen to the mermaids hair and tail to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

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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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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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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