Categories
Card making Cards Craft Diecutting Halloween cards Handmade Handmade cards Ink blending Papercraft

Halloween shaker card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, using the new release Halloween dies.

To start the card I die cut an A6 card panel and blended Distress Oxide inks in wilted violet, picked raspberry and carved pumpkin over this. I added splatters of metallic watercolour for some texture and interest. I placed the ghost shaped dies on the panel and run through my die cutting machine to leave four ghost shaped holes.

I did consider putting vellum ghosts over the windows but decided against that in the end

Next I die cut some grass from black card stock along with the word Halloween and adhered them to the panel. I stamped the word happy and some black stars.

I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the ghosts and added foam tape to the back of the panel and around the ghosts to leave pockets of space for the sequins.

I placed white sequins into the ghost windows then adhered a card base to the panel. I added eyes and a mouth to each ghost to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Halloween!

Katrina

You can follow me on Instagram @craftylemur click Here

Find me on Youtube click Here

Shop Time For Tea Designs and use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get. 10% off your order click Here

Categories
Card making Cards Craft Diecutting Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft

Hooray autumnal card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card with an autumnal rainbow for Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I cut two rectangle card panels. To make the background panel I selected Distress Oxide inks in a rainbow of autumn shades and blended them across my card. I then took the Hooray die and run it through my die cutting machine on the centre of each of the panels.

I trimmed the white panel down smaller than the rainbow panel to leave a rainbow border when they are adhered together. I adhered my rainbow panel onto my card base. Using liquid glue I adhered the white letters into the coloured panel then placed the white panel on the top and inlay the coloured letters in place, each time making sure to add the little pieces inside the letters.

I stamped the black sentiment from the hooray hamsters stamp set and added some ink splatters to the white card.

I stamped the fox and squirrel and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are from the woodland critters stamp set and the bird from the moovellous stamp set. I adhered them to the card with foam pads. This completes the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

You can follow me over on Instagram @craftylemur click Here

Visit Time for Tea Designs and use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your entire order. Click Here

Categories
Art Card making Cards Craft Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft

Cardmaking with Chalkola paint markers.

Hello I hope you are staying safe and well. The people at Chalkola kindly gifted me a set of their Acrylic paint markers to try. They have also given me a discunt code for you to use if yu like the product and would like to purchase from chalkola.com

I have a youtube video to show a close up look at the pens and how I made a card using them. Click here to watch the video

As a card maker I had to see how I could use these markers on card and this is the result.

The pens are acrylic fine tip marker pens in bright vivid colours. They are made to work on a variety of surfaces such as rocks, metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, porcelain and even fabric. They are non toxic and perfect to be used by all the family. After I made my card I let my children play with the pens too. They easily wipe off making them putrefy for rainy day activities with the kids. The marker easily wipes away for mess free fun. Alternatively you can apply a coat of varnish over the top to make the artwork permanent on items such as rocks.

Here my daughter age 7 drew on the window. She loved doing this

The pens are great value and Chalkola work hard to make art accessible to all and these pens are a perfect way to share art with the whole family.

Rock painting

Chalkola have provided an affiliate discount code for you to use should you wish to purchase them. Use code KATRINA10 at chalkola.com to get 10% discount.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are inspired to have a go with these pens and hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Take care for now.

Katrina

Follow me on instagram @craftylemur

Visit my YouTube channel Click here

Visit Chalkola Chalkola UK Chalkola USA

The markers are also available from Amazon on both the UK and US sites.

Categories
Card making Cards Colouring Craft Handmade Handmade cards Ink blending Papercraft

Heffy Doodle And Time For Tea Designs Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

When I heard about the collaboration of Heffy Doodle and Time For Tea Designs, straight away I had an idea in mind to combine images from both companies.

I used two stamp sets for this card, you’re weird from Heffy Doodle and baked with love from Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I cut a slimline panel and used Distress Ink to blend a galaxy. To get a good galaxy it takes a bit of time and patience and lots of layers. It will look a bit of a mess to start with but just keep going, the end result is worth it.

Once I had my galaxy background ready I splattered some silver watercolour and some white gauche paint over the panel using a small paint brush and set it aside to dry.

Next I worked on the images. I stamped the images with Memento tuxedo black ink, on to Neenah 80lb classic crest card so I could colour with my Copics. to get the mouse inside the spaceship I made a mask for the main part of the vehicle, leaving a window for the glass area and stamped the image over the top.

I coloured my images and fussy cut them out. I was going to use the coordinating dies but decided there was better contrast with the dark background with no white border.

I heat embossed the sentiment with liquid platinum embossing powder from Ranger and adhered the images to the card with liquid glue. I added glossy accents on the window area of the ship and the little lights.

I adhered the panel to a white folded card base to complete the card. I hope you like it. It was such a fun card to make.

Giveaway – Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away a £25 to their respective stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced onJuly 28th on the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs blogs.

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Tallie Clewley

The previous stop on the hop Laura Sterckx

You can visit Heffy Doodle here Heffy Doodle Shop

You can visit Time For Tea Designs here Time For Tea Designs Shop

Follow me on Instagram to see all my latest projects here @craftylemur

Here is the blog hop line up. Make sure to hop along for a chance to win.

Heffy Doodle Blog

Shabneez Khan-Muztar

Amanda Fitterer

Natalie Seddons

Cassie Trask

Catrin Goodwin

Laura Sterckx

Katrina Howe

Tallie Clewley

Sharon Nettleship

Amy Gould

Laura Volpes

Time for Tea Designs Blog

Take care for now

Katrina

Categories
Art Card making Cards coloring Colouring Craft Diecutting Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft Stamping

Unity In Diversity. Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism.

Hello today I am sharing a card using a wonderful stamp set from Altenew called Better Together. Perfect during these challenging times we are currently facing.

Justine Hovey invited crafters to take part in an instagram hop to unite us and show our support for the never ending fight for equality all over the world. I decided to create a card using florals incorporating skin tone colours

I started by stamping out floral images from the Altenew Poppy Garden stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink and Neenah classic crest solar white card which is great from Copics. Using my markers I coloured the floral images using different combinations of browns to create different he different skin tones for the flowers. I used cool greys for the leaves. I recently took the Altenew class ‘Creative Coloring With Artist Markers’ as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme I am currently working towards. This is a great class for beginners and the more experienced and the perfect time to use what I had learnt in class. Once I was happy with my colouring I die cut the images out with the coordinating dies.

Next I worked in the background . I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die from white card.

I selected Distress Oxide inks in Tea Dye and Ground Espresso. For each colour I smudged some ink on to my glass matt and sprayed some water on top then mixed with a paintbrush. I then took a piece of cellophane to transfer the ink mix on to my card by pressing the cellophane down where I wanted the ink to go, mixing where I placed the ink and how much I transferred. You will get a different result every time. I love this look on backgrounds. I used a brush to splatter some of the ink on top and set aside to dry.

I spent time working out where I wanted my flowers to go and adhered them with liquid glue once I was happy with the placement.

For the sentiment I took a piece of black card and heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and my heat gun. I added a thin strip of striped card along the bottom for some added interest. I then attached it to the card.

I added some pearls from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards and splattered some gold and silver watercolour over the flowers for some sparkle and shine.

I attached the panel to a card base to complete the card.

I hope you like it.

You can follow me over on Instagram @craftylemur where you can hop along with the Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism.

For more information about Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism visit Justine Hovey https://justinehovey.com/

Categories
Card making Cards Craft Handmade Handmade cards Ink blending Papercraft

Focus on you card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The most recent class I took was by the talented Laura Bassen. It was called Clean, simple and Colourful techniques. I was particularly struck by the masking and blending and wanted incorporate this into my card.

To start the card I die cut a stitched panel, A6 in size. I then too Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.

I placed a piece of wide masking tape on to my card at an angle starting in the middle then used a blending brush to add ink along the line of the tape edge

I started in the middle but you could start at the top or bottom. Each stripe I added I moved the tape along then added a different colour ink, leaving some white space between each colour. I changed to a fresh piece of tape as I got to the lighter colours to stop too much contamination from darker inks. I wiped my blending brush in a micro fibre cloth between each colour change.

Once the blending was done I took one of the images from the Altenew Flower Garden stank set and used Versafine black ink to stamp the image of the edge of the card. I then took the focus on you sentiment from the stamp set of the same name and stamped this between the flowers.

I took a grey coloured pencil and added some subtle shading to the flowers and leaves, then used a glitter pen over the top to add some sparkle which you can’t really see in the photo but it is there!

I added a few sequins and adhered the panel to a white card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

Follow me on Instagram to see all my latest projects @craftylemur

Categories
Card making Cards coloring Colouring Craft Diecutting Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft Stamping

Thanks Friend Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was all about sentiments. I learnt lots about placement of sentiments and loved the look of stamping sentiments in different colours.

To start the card I stamped a large floral image and some leaves from the Altenew stamp set Poppy Garden. I coloured them with my Copic markers and added some extra shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew watercolor stripes stencil and atyached it to my card base with washi tape. I used a blending brush to apply Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink working from the bottom left corner. I applied the ink heavier at the bottom then worked out to a lighter covering leaving lots of white space towards the top of the card.

For my sentiment I used the Fancy Thanks word die, which I die cut from some green card I had in my stash. I cut it twice to give some dimension, adhering one on top of the other.

Now to put the card together. I layed out my stamped images and thanks sentiment to work out the exact placement of the word friend which is from the Half Tone Hello stamp set. I stamped this in red ink. I then adhered the leaves, flower and thanks word.

I added a few sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my work. @craftylemur

Categories
Card making Cards Craft Diecutting Handmade Handmade cards Ink blending Papercraft Stamping

Dream Big Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs featuring some of the brand new release.

To start the card I used a blender brush and Distress Oxide Inks. I blended Wild Honey directly on to my A6 card base. I then took a piece of white A6 sized card and applied Mustard Seed and blended it up in to Squeezed Lemonade.

Once my panel was dry I placed the say cheese cover plate die over the top and run it through my die cutting machine. I also die cut the dream big sentiment from some shiny bronze cardstock I had in my stash and the shadow die in black card.

I then worked on my mouse image. I stamped the little mouse and cheese from the baked with love stamp set in Copic safe ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

To put the card together I adhered the panel die cut on to my card base with a tape runner. I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment die together then attached it to my card. I took my mouse and cheese and used liquid glue to sit him on the sentiment. This completes the card.

Thanks for dropping by. Take Care for now.

Katrina.

You can follow me on Instagram click Here
Time For Tea Designs website click
Here use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% off your order
Check out my YouTube channel click Here

Categories
Card making Cards Craft Diecutting Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft Stamping watercolor watercolour

Watercolour Thanks Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

This card was made as part of the ‘artists watercolor 101 for paper crafters’ class. The class was all about watercolour techniques and how to get the best results.

I love watercolour and I don’t get my paints out as often as I should so this class was the perfect opportunity for some practice.

To start the card I selected the Altenew Happy Pomegranates stamp set. I took a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour card cut to the same size as my A6 card base. I selected my Versafine onyx black ink and using my Misti stamping too stamped the pomegranates at the top centre of the card. I used the Misti to allow me to stamp the image twice as watercolour card has a texture and although my images stamped perfectly it can be stamped again if needed.

I stamped the pomegranates image again on to a piece of masking paper and cut this out to make a mask. I placed the mask over the top of the image then stamped the other leaf images around this.

Once the ink was dry I started watercoloring. I used the new Altenew watercolors

I added a layer of paint at a time, Making sure each layer was dry before adding the next. Once I was happy with my painting I worked on the sentiment.

I die cut the thanks from card three times and stacked them with liquid glue. I took the rest of the sentiment from the Altenew ‘Paint a flower – rose’ stamp set and stamped it below where the thanks die cut would be placed. I then adhered the die. To finish off I added some sequins and cut down the panel and adhered it to my card base.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

Categories
Card making Cards coloring Colouring Craft Handmade Handmade cards Papercraft Stamping

Floral One Layer Birthday card

Hello. I hope you are all well and staying safe and well during these difficult times we are facing.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the One Layer Wonders class from Altenew Academy. The class was led by the amazing Kelly Latevola. One of my favourite crafters. She is an amazing colourist and so inspiring.

To start my card I took the Flower Garden stamp set from Altenew and selected some of the stamps. I took a piece Neenah 80lb classic crest card, die cut to the same size as my A6 card base, and placed it in my Misti stamping tool.

I layed my stamps out to work out roughly where I wanted them. Using Memento Tuxedo black ink I stamped my first image in the top left corner. I stamped the same image on some masking paper, fussy cut it out then placed it over my image ready to stamp my next image.

The trick to this technique is to stamp the images you want at the front first and work backwards.

I continued to stamp and mask my images. I was able to work with only a handful of masks by moving them along where I could.

Once all the stamping was done it was time to remove all the masks and start colouring. 

To start I outlined the individual flowers with a N0 Copic marker which makes the colouring feel less intimidating, allowing me to focus on one flower at a time. I used Copic markers then highlighted some of the darker areas with Polychromos coloured pencils.

Once the colouring was complete I took the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set Happy Pomegranates and stamped in black ink.

To complete the card I added some sequins from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

You can see more of my work by following me on Instagram @craftylemur