Sealife inspired card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs. As Sumner draws to a close I had a design idea based on a visit to the sealife centre! I used two clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs. Butterflies and Shell Phone.

To make the card I first worked on the circle window. I die cut two circles big enough for the window.

I took the first circle and ink blended Distress Oxide inks using Salty Ocean for the bottom half and Broken China for the top half. I splattered some water over the inked area and soaked up the excess with a paper towel.

I then took the second circle and die cut from the centre the next smallest circle die I had. This gives a round frame for the window. I used C0 and C2 Copic markers to colour the frame and a silver Sharpie pen to add dots around the frame.

Next I stamped my images. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp on Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock. I used the octopus, fish and the girl and coloured them with my Copic markers then cut them out.

Using a liquid adhesive I attached the circle frame to the inked circle. The liquid glue allows some time to move the frame to the perfect position. I used a tape runner to attach the fish and octopus to the window.

Now it is time to work on the card base. I took a piece of purple tape and masked off a section at the bottom of the card to represent the floor and blended some Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke ink. I then took Stormy Sky ink and blended an area that was slightly bigger than the window but without covering the whole card.

I attached the window to the centre of the inked area with my tape runner, then attachd the girl with foam pads to give the card some dimension. I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

To complete to card I added some dots of glossy accents and some sequins to the window and gems to the girls hat and belt.

I love how the card turned out. I hope you like it too.

Katrina.

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Altenew AECP Challenge level 1.

Hello. Today my blog post is my level 1 challenge for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The specifications for the challenge were to design and make a his and her gift set of cards, with a gift box. The set should include one recycle element somewhere within the designs. There should be three components from the level 1 classes covered so far.

I decided to go for a theme of encouragement and appreciation. The three class components I focused on were

Let it shine – Adding shine to projects. Each card has some shine added to it. I made sure the shine on the masculine cards was more subtle than the feminine cards. I used a variety of mediums, gold ink, gold watercolour paint, metalic cardstock, glittercard, liquid pearls and sequins.

Irresistible inking – Stretching the use of ink pads. I love ink especially ink blending but this class made me use my inks in a different way.

Celebration stencil techniques – Getting the most out of stencils. I love stencils and was keen to add them to a majoriry of the cards I made.

As I created the cards I wanted to stay true to my style. Colouring, bright colours and inking are all important parts of the projects I created.

For the first two cards in the collection I used the Altenew stamp set wallpaper art. For the first card I painted the image using Altenew inks Forest Glade, Sea Breeze and Lavender Fields. I stamped the images on to Strathmore Bristol smooth card using Versafine black ink. I first stamped the flower, then masked it with masking paper and stamped over the top with the leaves. This gives a one layer card image. The image at the forefront needs to be stamped first. Once the ink was dry I watercoloured the image using the inks. I die cut the panel with a Heffy doodle stitched rectangle. I then added splatters to the background using the same inks and along with some gold. I selected the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set heartfelt sentiments. I used Altenew obsidian pigment ink to stamp then added some sequins for some extra sparkle and shine.

For the next card I stamped out the large floral image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut it out. I stamped the Altenew wood pallet background stamp on to a piece of white card using Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink. I then stamped the leaf images over the top using Altenew Forest Glade ink. I die cut the panel from this, using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I stamped the sentiment and banner which are also from the wood pallet stamp set in Altenew obsidian pigment ink. I attached the flower to the centre of the leaves using foam tape. I layered the panel on to a piece of purple cardstock and attached this to a white card base. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy’s cards for some sparkle.

To make this Thank You card I stamped out the images from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut them out. I took the Altenew feeling dotty stencil and used Altenew frayed leaf ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade. Using a blending brush use less pressure to give a lighter shade of one ink colour. I selected the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set Heartfelt Sentiments. I used Altenew obsidian pigment ink to stamp then added some white opal liquid pearls for some shine and cut a small strip of silver glitter card and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

For my next card I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut them out. I took the Altenew leaf burst stencil and used Altenew frayed leaf ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade near the edges. I added a little Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to the centre of the stencil for some contrast. I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Antique Gold pigment ink. This one is from the Focus On You Altenew set. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink, rubbing the ink pad directly at an angle along the card. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy’s cards for some sparkle.

I love how the next card turned out. To create the background I used Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry to blend inks from the edges to the centre of the card. I then took the feeling dotty stencil and blended over the top in the same colours each time leaving the centre of the card very light. Next I took some vellum and stamped the flower and leaf images from the Perfectly Perfect stamp set on the vellum using Wow embossing pad. I then covered the area in gold embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun. Once cooled I fussy cut the images. To adhere the to the card I run the images through my Xyron sticker maker and stuck them to the centre of the card. Again I stamped the sentiments in Antique Gold ink. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink.

The next card is a bright rainbow of colour! I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I took the Altenew Watercolor Stripes stencil and blended on to my card using Distress Oxide inks working in a rainbow order. I added a black strip of card for the sentiment, which I white heat embossed. I adhered the images to the centre and added some sequins for sparkle.

I have a Thank You card up next. I used images from the Altenew Garden grow stamp set. I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I used the watercolor stripes stencil for the background. With a blending brush I added Altenew ink in Sea Breeze and Forest glade. Keeping the focus on the images I simply adhered them to the background, stamped the sentiment and added some white opal liquid pearls for some shine

For this card I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I took the Altenew feeling dotty stencil and used Altenew Tide Blue ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade.

I adhered the images towards the bottom of the card and added a strip of glitter card. To finish the card and add a more masculine feel i added some blue twine to the top of the card.

For this simple poppy card I used an Altenew gift set I got with a card making magazine. It is a layering set. I stamped the layers using Altenew inks Turquoise and Starlight for the blues and Frayed leaf for the leaves, along with Jet Black for the lines. To add shine I added the gold edging and gold splatters to the background.

To make the Fathers Day card I used the Garden Grow stamp set. I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut the out using my scan n cut machine. Next I worked on the background, I stamped the Altenew wood pallet background stamp on to a piece of white card using Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink. I die cut a panel from this using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and stamped the sentiment which is from the Altenew stamp set best Dad in Altenew black obsidian pigment ink. I adhered the imaged to the panel and used a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to the tools. I layered the panel on to a piece of gold cardstock and attached this to a white card base.

I recently watched a video by the inspirational Kristina Werner click here to see her video which inspired this card. I blended Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide inks on to the background using a blending brush, then used stamps from the Altenew stamp set Perfectly Perfect to stamp in the same inks. I used my Misti stamping platform as the images needed double stamping to show up well. I inked half the stamp in one colour then did the same for the rest of the stamp, making sure to follow the similar colouring of the background ink I used Altenew inks Tide Blue and Deep Iris. To add shine I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Antique Gold pigment ink. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink, rubbing the ink pad directly at an angle along the card. The further you tilt the pad, the deeper the line will become.

The lead burst card is simple and easy to make. The shine takes centre stage. To make this card I took the leaf burst stencil and attached it to a piece of white cardstock. I then covered the stencil with deco foil transfer gel using a palette knife and removed the stencil I then left it to dry for an hour. Once dry I placed a piece of deco foil over the stenciled area and placed it inside a piece of baking paper. I then run it through my laminater. Next I peeled away the foil to reveal the leaf pattern. I simply added a sentiment which I white heat embossed on to a strip of black card and then used a black pen to draw a double black border around the edge of the card.

The gift box was the area I focused on the recycle element. I took an old game box, covered it in some paper I had in my stash. Sticking the box to the back side of the paper and carefully cutting and sticking it using double sided tape which is nice and strong.

I then made a card front for the top which tied in with the cards in the set, adding shine and a large coloured floral image. I have never created a gift box before and am really happy with how it turned out.

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

Katrina

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Toucan of appreciation card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs. I used two of the clear stamp sets, Toucan Do This and Moovellous.

To start the card I stamped the images out in Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock. I then coloured the images using my Copic markers.

Next I worked on the background. I die cut a panel from white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I then used Distress Oxide inks and Picket Fence Studios blending brushes to blend a beach scene. I used Salty Ocean for the sky, Broken China for the sea and Antique Linen for the sand.

Once the background was dry I used Connect glue from Gina K Designs to adhered the images. I overlapped the leaves on the tree branch and the flowers with the leaves.

To complete the card I stamped the sentiment using Altenew obsidian black ink and adhered the panel to a card base.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Ink Blending Sunsets

Hello.

Just popping in to share my latest video which is now on YouTube. click here to watch the video

After sharing a sunset card over on Instagram I had a few people ask how I achieved the sunset effect. So I decided to do a video tutorial.

Here are some of my sunset cards.

Thanks for dropping by.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Toucan do this encouragement card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card made using products from Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the Toucan Do This clear stamp set and stamped out my images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock. I then coloured the using Copic markers.

I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and set the images to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Un-be-leaf-able stencil and adhered it to my card base using some low tak tape. I masked off some of the stencil that I did not want to use. I took Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord, Broken China and Twisted Citron and blended them over the stencil.

Once the ink was dry I adhered my images on to the card with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment. To complete the card I added some sequins for some sparkle and shine.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Bee card for a sweet friend

Hello I hope you are well and having better weather than we are at the moment.

Today I am sharing a card made for Time For Tea Designs showing how to stretch your stamps by changing how you use an image. I used the Bee Happy clear stamp set.

I started by stamping the floral background. This is a red rubber background stamp from Simon Says Stamp called ‘gerbera daisy background.’

I used Versafine onyx black ink to cover the whole of the stamp, then placed my card base directly on top. I rubbed firmly all over and the lifted it off. This left a perfect impression.

Next I took a piece of Neenah classic crest 80lb solar white card and stamped out the bee images along with the honey pot and the spoon using Memento tuxedo black ink. I then coloured them in with my Copic markers and die cut them out.

Here are the original stamps so you can see what I changed.

I wanted the bees to be holding the spoon and honey pot rather than the flowers and letter. There are two ways of doing this. You could mask the images or the way I did this was to cut away the flowers and letter from the bees, leaving the hands to hold the pot and spoon.

To add some more colour to the card I cut a thin strip of black and yellow card and adhered to the edge of my card base with a tape runner. I then used the same card to make a banner and stamped the sentiment using Altenew pigment ink ‘ultimate metalic gold’

I adhered the banner with a tape runner and bees to using foam squares and added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen over the bees wings to add some sparkle and complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

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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