Let’s ketchup card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card that’s a bit different to my usual scene and floral cards. For this weeks card for Time For Tea Designs I decided to do some repeat stamping and emboss resist techniques.

I used the ‘Fries Before Guys’ stamp set. To start the card I took a piece of white cardstock and the fries stamp. I took my embossing pad from Wow and stamped out the image repeatedly over the background. I then took Wow super fine white embossing powder and covered the images, tapping off any excess powder.

I then took my heat tool and melted all the powder. Once the card was cool I took my Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple and Squeezed Lemonade. With a blending brush I added the ink in random places all over the background. Once the whole background was inked I buffed the images with a clean cloth to bring back the white of the ink.

I wanted to add some extra interest to the background so I took my favourite…. yes you guessed it.. Gansai Tambi starry colors watercolour paint and flicked some gold all over the background. I just can’t help myself!

I stamped out the sentiment using the same white embossing on a piece of black cardstock. I adhered this with a piece of foam tape. I then trimmed the panel a little and adhered it to a white card base.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Inking Techniques

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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.

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Katrina.

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Watercolour floral card

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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

Snail mail card

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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.

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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

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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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