Floral speedy recovery card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card I made for The Little Paper Tree I used a stanp set by Avery Elle called ‘spring bouquet.’

I started the card by stamping the main floral image from the stamp set on to white cardstock. I then coloured it with my Copic Markers. I cut it out and placed it to one side.

Next I made a card base using white cardstock. I used the new Picket Fence Studios life changing brushes to blend some colour on to the card for the background with Distress Oxide inks. Working from the bottom left corner where the flowers will be placed. I started with worn lipstick and blended into spun sugar. I then spritzed some water over the ink and took off the excess water with a paper towel. To add some more interest to the background I mixed some of the worn lipstick ink with some water and flicked it over the background using a paintbrush.
To finish the card i added sentiments from the stamp set. I stamped the ‘wishing you a’ and ‘speedy recovery’ using black ink. I then adhered the flowers to the bottom corner using a tape runner and snipped of the excess stalks with scissors along the bottom of the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Mermaid hello card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card using a stamp set called Swimming by to say Hi from Time For Tea Designs.

To make the card I started by stamping the cute mermaid image from the stamp set on to some Xpress it blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I them coloured the image using my Copic markers. I used the coordinating die and ran it through my big shot die cutting machine.

Next I used a piece of white cardstock and selected three colours of Distress Oxide inks, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Salty Ocean to blend the background. Once I had done this I used a distress sprayer to spritz some water on to the blended panel and soaked up the excess water with a piece of paper towel. I then took some Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour paint from the starry colors collection, mixed it with some water and flicked it over my background with a paint brush. This added some nice shine.

I then adhered my mermaid to the centre of the card using a tape runner before stamping my sentiments. I took the ‘swimming by’ and ‘to say’ sentiments and stamped them above the mermaid then stamped the ‘Hi’ sentiment below her. I also stamped some fish in the background using Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke.

To complete the card I added a few sequins.

The swimming by to say hi stamp set is available to purchase exclusively on Create and Craft TV, follow the link below and take a look at the other cute clear stamp and die sets available. International delivery is available.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Fox Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made inspired by the ‘let it shine’ class from Altenew Academy.

This class is all about different ways to add shine to cards.

To start the card I used Altenew stamp set ‘Hug Me’. I stamped the fox holding balloons and decided to use bright colours. I used my Copic markers to colour the image. I the cut it out using my Scan N Cut machine. I then added glossy accents to the balloons and set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set in black ink on to a card base I cut a strip of glitter cardstock and adhered this to the edge of the card. I then adhered the fox. To finish the card I added some sequins around the fox.

Glitter cardstock and sequins are a great way to add shine to any card without distracting from the main image. Keeping this a clean and simple card.

Katrina

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No ProbLlama shaker card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card designed for The Little Paper Tree

I started the card by stamping the images from the stamp sets out on Bristol cardstock and coloured them using my Zig clean colour real brush markers. I only used three colours and blended them with water using a small paint brush to create shading and lighterareas of colour.

I took a 6 x 6 piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart. I then stamped the sentiments on the front. I attached a piece of acetate inside the panel using liquid glue and set this aside to dry. I then attached the stamped images to the front.
I made a card base to measure 6 x 6 and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the front where the heart window would sit.
I then took the front panel and turned it upside down. I attached foam tape around the heart shape, making sure there were no gaps. I then attached pieces of foam tape on the rest of the panel ready to adhere it to the base. I filled the heart window area withsequins. I then attached the card base to the front panel to complete the card.

This was such a fun card to make.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Baby card.

Congrats baby card.
Hello, today I am sharing a baby card for The Little Paper Tree using the Heffy Doodle Eggcellent news stamp set.
When i saw the set I knew I wanted to make a scene card card but I wanted to do something a little different to one big scene.
Head over to The Little Paper Tree blog for all the details of how I made this card.
Katrina

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Never stop dreaming card

Hello. Happy New Year.

I just wanted to say Thank You to each and every one of you who follow me, like and comment on my posts. It means the world.

Today I am sharing a card using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit for December 2018.

I started by arranging my stamps on to get a rough layout for my card. Once I was happy I stamped the two fairies and the ladybird on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I stamped the same images on to some masking paper and cut them out. I then placed the masks over these images. I could then stamp the flowers over the fairy and ladybird. Each time I stamped a flower I made a mask and added it to my scene.

You need to make sure the images you want towards the front or on top of something are stamped first.

Once my images were all stamped and masked I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background. I used picked raspberry and salty ocean. Once I was happy I Spitzed it with water and lifted the water with a paper towel and then removed the masks.

Now I was able to start colouring. I used copic markers.


Once the images were coloured I added a sentiment and some falling dandelion seeds. I did this by stamping the sentiment in Wow embossing pad then sprinkled with Wow embossing powder super fine metalic platinum. I then used a heat gun to set it.

I finished off the card adding some sparkle to the wings of the fairies using the sparkle pen included in the kit.

I hope you like it. I am really happy with the scene.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Take care for now.

Katrina

Birthday Card

Today I made this Birthday card.

I stamped the balloon images from the Honey Bee stamps set Celebration Box on to a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing Powder.

I then used Distress Oxide inks squeezed lemonade and salty ocean to blend the background. I love how easily the Distress Oxide inks blend on watercolour paper.

I used a happy Birthday die and cut out the sentiment in white and black card then layered them before attaching. I then attached the finished piece to a card base.

Thanks for joining me today.

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