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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You give me butterflies card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs.

I started by stamping the images from the butterflies clear stanmp set on to Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb cardstock. I then coloured the with my Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut machine (coordinating dies are available.)

To make the background I used Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean with a blending brush, blending lightly over the background of a white card base leaving areas of white to give the illusion of a cloudy blue sky. I added some Twisted Citron ink for the grass area.

I made my scene, adhering the images with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment in black ink to complete the card.

Katrina.

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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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Miss You Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card made as part of the Altenew Seasonal Scene Building class from Altenew Academy.

This class was all about building scene cards which I do often, but this class got me to think differently. So I decided to create a simple scene card without the addition of my usual colouring.

I started the card by blending a bright background using Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Mowed Lawn. I flicked a little water over, soaked up the excess and set aside to dry.

Next I took a leaf stamp from the ‘Floral Shadow’ Altenew stamp set. I placed it in my Misti stamping platform and stamped it into the top corner using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I stamped it twice to make sure the image was nice and dark. I then stamped the bird and bench from the ‘Garden Grow’ stamp set from Altenew below the leaves. I added the miss you sentiment from the floral shadow set.

To complete the card I trimmed down the edges of the card panel slightly smaller than my card base and adhered it on to a piece of black cardstock so there was a thin black border around the edge and adhered this to my card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.