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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.

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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.

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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

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Hamster Happy Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the Hoory Hamsters from Time for Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the little seeds stamp and used the Wow embossing pad to stamp the image randomly on my card panel. I then covered them in white embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next I took Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean, then used blender brushes to blend them over the embossed area to make a rainbow. Once I had finished inking I buffed the embossed images with a microfibre cloth to bring back the brightness of the white embossing.

I stamped, coloured and die cut my hamsters and their accessories and adhered them to my card base using double sided tape. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Butterflies stamp set and great embossed on black card then attached this to some black and white striped card and adhered the strip with liquid glue. I then attached the panel to a top folding card base.

This completes the card. I hope you like it.

Take care for now.

Katrina.


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One Layer Scene Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a one layer card using stamps from Altenew.

This card is part of the Altenew AECP. The class was all about masking. This is a technique I love to use to make one layer cards.

To start the card I arranged my stamps on my card panel of Neenah 80lb solar white card. As this card involved lots of stamping I used my Misti stamping tool to make sure everything stamped nicely and in place.

I took Memento Tuxedo black ink so I could use my Copic markers to colour the images. I stamped the images that would be at the front of the scene. I then added masks on to these images using post it note paper.

I then stamped the next images behind. Each time making a mask before stamping the next layer.

Once I had finished all the stamping I removed all the masks and my image was ready to colour. I used Copic Markers for this.

As the focus was on the masking and colouring I kept the rest of the card simple. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew ‘Heaerfelt Sentiments’ stamp set. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to my card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Floral Thanks Card

Hello. I am back with another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was called Impressive Heat Embossing. It was all about different ways to add embossed images to projects. This class was a great way to take me away from my much loved alcohol markers. It is very rare I make a card that doesn’t involve colouring.

To make the card I took one flower and one leaf image from the Altenew ‘Flower Garden’ stamp set. I took my anti static powder bag and rubbed it over my card panel before stamping to keep stray bits of embossing powder sticking to my background. I used Wow embossing pad and stamped the flower and leaf images in random places over the card, then sprinkled Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder over the images. Once this was done I used my heat gun to heat and melt the powder.

Next I tool Distress Oxude inks Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and used a blending brush to add ink over the entire panel. I then used a cloth to bugg and remove ink from the embossed areas. I flicked a little water over the panel to add some added interest.

I used coloured pencils to add a little shading to each of the flowers and leaves, matching the colour of the ink.

Now for the sentiment. I die cut the thanks word using brown cardstock and the Altenew ‘Fancy Thanks’ Die three times and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. I then adhered this to the background panel and added some sequins for some more shine.

I adhered the panel to my card base to complete the card.

I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.

Katrina.

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Toucan Anniversary Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, featuring the Toucan Do This stamp set and small circle masking stencil.

To start the card I took the small circle masking stencil and adhered it to the bottom right of my background panel of white card with a small amount of tape runner. I then used the beautiful blender brushes to add Distress Oxide inks Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violer and Picked Raspberry.

Once my ink was blended I splattered some white gold watercolour paint over the background, carefully removed the stencil and set aside to dry.

Next I stamped and coloured the Toucans, branch and leaves using my Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments from the Time For Tea Designs Say Anything stamp set on black card and cut them to small banners.

I used a tape runner to adhere all the images to the card panel. I then trimmed the panel down to leave a thin white border when adhered to my card base.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Time For Tea Designs New Release Blog Hop.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of a blog hop to celebrate the new release from Time For Tea Designs

I used the brand new Hip Hop Hooray clear stamp set to create a clean and simple, easy to make card.

To start the card I stamped out the bunny and the butterflies on to smooth white cardstock (the butterflies are from the fairy garden stamp set) and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out and set them aside while I worked on the background.

To make the background I took a pre folded card base and the Time For Tea Designs large circle masking stencil. I attached the stencil to the card base and using the beautiful blending brushes I blended Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I splattered some Gansai Tambi watercolour in white gold over the area before removing the stencil and setting aside to dry.

Next I took the sentiment and stamped it below the inked circle in black ink. I then adhered the images with foam pads to add some dimension. This completes the card.

Don’t forget to comment on each blog post throughout the hop to be in with a chance to win the new stamps (Fairy Garden and Hip Hop Hooray) plus a Time for Tea Designs pencil & notebook set! The winner will be announced live on Monday morning January 27, 2020. Good luck everyone!

The next stop on the hop is Catrin. Click here to go to her blog.

Here are the links to the rest of the hop.

Jo

Katrina you are here

Catrin

Sharon

Jennifer

Anila

Cynthia

Annalisa

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Toucan of appreciation card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the new large oval masking stencil for Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the large oval stencil and lined it up using the etched guide on to my A6 card base. I then took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Using a blending brush I blended the Twisted Citron ink lightly all over the oval space. Next I added a leaf stencil on top, leaving the oval stencil in place. This stencil is the tropical leaves stencil from Newton’s Nook. I blended a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn over the leaves. I removed the stencils and set the background aside to dry.

Next I worked on my images. I stamped the bird and branch from the Toucan Do This stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the images to the background with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment with black ink. To complete the card I added some sequins from Lucy’s cards for some subtle sparkle.


Remember there is still time to shop the winter sale at Time For Tea Designs and grab yourself a bargain. Head over to the shop now. Links below.

Take care for now.

Katrina.


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Focus on you New Year Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card that sends a positive message to start the year. I made this card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class this time was ‘Polychromatic.’ I chose to base my card on a lesson focusing on using similar colours to make a card

To start the card I took the Altenew stamp set ‘Get Well Soon’ using sunflower images. I stamped the large flower once and the smaller flower twice using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Xpress it white cardstock. Once the ink was dry I coloured the images with my Copic markers. I chose yellow for my card as this was a colour from the ‘In The Mood For Color’ class which represents energy, optimism and cheer.

I cut out the images and set them to one side to work on the background. I wanted to do some ink smooshing, so I selected Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and put a bit of each colour on to my glass mat then sprayed with some water. I then took a piece of cellophane wrapper from a piece of packaging and placed it into the watered down ink and transfersed it on to my card panel. I did this for all three colours moving the ink in various directions to make the effect.

Once the background was dry, I die cut a rectangle stitched border from the background panel and stamped the sentiment from the ‘Focus On You’ stamp set using. Next I adhered the flowers using foam tape to add some dimension to the larger image. I added some white orchid sequins from Lucys Cards to add some shine.

To complete the card I attached the panel to a card base using foam tape.

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

Katrina

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