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Inking Techniques

Hello.

I am here today with another card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was all about inking techniques. Showing how to use inks in different ways to create backgrounds and add ink to projects beyond the usual stamping.

For my card I focused on two techniques. The first was using ink to colour in images and the second was using ink around the edge of cards. These are both things I was aware of but not something i use regularly.

To start the card I took a piece of cardstock and stamped out my images using Altenew jet black ink. These images are from the Altenew stamp set ‘Garden grow.’

Once the ink was dry I used Altenew inks Forest Glad and Tide Blue to colour the plant and Lavender Fields and Turquoise for the butterfly. I smooshed some of each colour on to my glass mat then took an Altenew water brush and some water to colour the images in. I made sure not to use too much water as i was colouring on to regular cardstock.

Once the images were dry I used a wonky stitches die from My Favorite Things to cut out the panel for the image and used the Tide Blue ink pad to add ink along the edges of the panel.

Next I took my card base and the Altenew Leaf Burst stencil. I used a blending brush to lighltly blend some of the blue and green inks over the stencil.

I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set and adhered the panel to the centre of the card and added some sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Watercolour floral card

Hello.

I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a watercolour floral card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class I made this card for was called ‘Easy die cutting Techniques’ There are some great techniques in the class and it really stretched me to think outside of my usual one layer cards and create something a bit different.

To start the card I stamped and masked images from the ‘Wallpaper Art’ clear stamp set. I used Versafine black ink and Arches cold pressed watercolour paper as I wanted to use my Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour the flower and leaves.

Once the image was painted and dry, I masked the whole image using masking paper.

I then placed the Altenew ‘watercolor stripes’ stencil over the top. I blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink over the top.

I removed the stencil and used some gold watercolour to add splatters over the card then removed the mask.

Next for the die cutting. I first die cut the whole panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. I then took a smaller die from the same set and die cut a panel from the centre of the card. I took the central panel and adhered it to a piece of fun foam. I then adhered the rest of the panel on to a card base and adhered the central panel back in place.

To complete the card I added a thank you sentiment from the stamp set using Altenew obsidian black ink.

I hope the card will inspire you to step outside of your usual techniques and try something new like I did.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Snail mail card

Hello.

I hope you are well. We have had a mini heat wave this week but today it is back to rain.

Today I am sharing a card using one of the new A7 clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs called You Snailed It.

I started the card by stamping my images on to Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I also used images from the Moovellous stamp set to make the scene. I used Copic markers to colour the images, cut them out and set them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took my card base and a blending brush and gently blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on the bottom of the card fading out to the centre. I then placed the unbe-leaf-able stencil on top and repeated the process with the same ink. This leaves a subtle pattern in the blue area. I then lightly blended some more Oxide inks from the top of the card. I used Pickled Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. I then stamped the sentiment to the centre of my background in black ink.

I die cut a grass border using a die from Honey Bee Stamps from a piece of white card then added Oxide ink Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.

I used a tape runner to adhere the grass border and all the images and this completes the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Crazy Cat Lady Card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card fit for any crazy cat person!

To make this card i used three clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs. Butterflies for the girl and Smile sentiment, Mew Are Pawsome for the cats and Moovellous for the Birthday sentiment.

I started the card by stamping and colouring the main images using Copic markers and cut them out. The cat at the top was a stamp of a cat peeking out from a box. I cut around it to remove the box and used a white gel pen to hide the ink lines left. They are not completely hidden and the perfectionist in me can still see them but that’s ok!

Next I worked on my background. I used the Line Em Up stencil. I used purple tape to attach the stencil to my card base and a Picket Fence life changing blending brushes to add Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.

Once the ink was dry I used Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour and flicked it from a paint brush to leave small splatters over the stripes.

Once the background was dry I stamped the sentiments using Versafine black ink, then adhered my images. I used foam pads to pop up the two sitting cats to give the card some dimension.

To complete the card I added a few sequins from Little Things By Lucy .

Thanks for dropping by.

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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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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Moovellous Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using the Moovellous clear stamp set from Time For tea designs.

There are lots of cute images in this set perfect for making a scene card.

I started the card by stamping the images on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. The fence is one small image which I stamped several times. The image fits perfectly to be able to do this freehand. No masking or stamp positioning tool needed.

I coloured the images using my Copic markers and cut them out using my Scan N Cut, but coordinating dies are available for this set.

Next I worked on the background. I took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean, blending green on the bottom and blue on the top. I stamped the sentiments in black ink.

I arranged my images and adhered them in place using my tape runner to complete the card.

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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Relaxing Holiday Beach Card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card made using one of the stamp sets from the new Lawn Fawn release. The set is called On The Beach.

I started with the background. I cut a rough mask from a piece of purple tape to be the shape of a horizen line. I then used Distress Oxide inks in Antique linen for the sand and Peacock Feathers for the sea. I used a Picket Fence blending brush and added the ink making sure to blend lighter in each colour towards where they meet but not letting the colours touch. This leaves the illusion of white sea foam. There is a video tutorial showing how I created the beach background over on my YouTube channel.

I then took some gold watercolour from Gansai Tambi and flicked it from the edge of a paint brush to add some texture to the sand area. I lightly blended some Oxide in salty ocean over the sky area in random areas to keep some areas of white.

Next I worked on the images. I stamped them on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out with my Scan N Cut machine. arranged them roughly where I wanted them on my scene and cut away the white border with a small pair of scissors where I wanted the images to overlap (the suncream with the shell and bear with the ball.)

I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and the Memento black ink. Then adhered the images using a tape runner.

To complete the card I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to add sparkle to the umbrella.

I hope you like the card. Take care for now.

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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