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.

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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Doodles Paper Playground April Blog Hop

Hello sparkle blend fans!

It’s time for the Doodles paper Playground April Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop!!

We’ve got 6 beautifully spring-y blends to share with you this month; Easter Basket, Springtime, Sunshine, Cafe Au Lait, Birthstone Collection : April- Diamond, Birthstone Collection: May – Emerald

If you love soft, pastel shades and budding, greens, you’re definitely going to love this release!

Check out the descriptions and close up photos of each of these gorgeous Sparkle Blends in our detailed in our detailed release blog post.

This month there are beautiful new blends for you to you to choose from or even better order them all! Do you have a favorite? Make sure you circle back to the Doodles Paper Playground post after the hop and comment on that post with your favorite blend from the april release, for a chance to win a package of that blend!

For a chance to win all 6 Sparkle Blends from this release, make sure you leave some comment love on each leg of the hop! You will receive one entry for each comment- and don’t forget to share with your friends!

As always, the limited edition April release is available for purchase while stocks last, exclusively at White Rose Crafts so if you fall in love, make sure you order, or you just might miss out!

The giveaway will close on Sunday, 21st April.

I made 3 shaker cards using the sparkle blends. This first features Cafe Au Lait, which fitted in perfectly with my idea to make frames using the Lawn Fawn ‘mini picture frames’ dies.

To make the card I first worked on the front panel. I die cut 3 frames with the dies from the panel and 3 framed for different gold cardstock. I adhered the frames to the front of the windows. I turned the panel over and covered it with a piece of acetate. I then flipped it back over and adhered the Lawn Fawn critters which I colored with my Copics and die cut. To make my shaker I attached 3 layers of foam tape on to the back of the panel making sure the areas around the windows were secure so the sequins could not escape! I then places some sequins in each window. I placed my card base over attaching it to the foam tape to complete the card.

The next card I made using the sunshine sparkle blend. I used a stamp set from Newtons Nook called ‘Peony Blooms’ for the floral image which I stamped and coloured using my Copic markers. I cut it out and attached it to my card panel which I stanped with brick background. I die cut a sentiment strip to make the shaker window for this card.

My third card uses the Springtime sparkle blend. It was perfect paired with the cute bunny form Simon Says Stamp. I blended some Distress Oxide ink to make the background and made a large shaker window for this card.

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Make sure you hop along to all the other stops, and din’t forget to comment for your chance to win!

Doodles Paper Playground

Alison Heikilla

Kelli Sanchez Green

Annie Collins

EK Gorman

Fawn Kuehne

Carolyn Labille

Lisa Bzibziak

Meghan

Katrina Howe– You are here

Berina Febin

Doodles Paper Playground
I hope you enjoyed the hop
Katrina

Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card using clear stamps from Time For Tea Designs.

I used two clear stamp sets ‘Swimming by to say hi’ and ‘Mermazing’

These stamps are available exclusively from Create and Craft

I started by stamping the mermaid, starfish and shell images on to X-press it blending card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images. I cut them out and placed them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I cut some masking paper to mask the corners and leave a wave shape through the centre of a card base. I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending tool to add colour over the area. To add the bubbles I took the Time For Tea Designs ‘wonderful waves’ stencil and used the bubbles to stencil over using Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide. I then spritzed the inked area with water and soaked up the excess with a paper towel.

Finally I stamped the sentiments using my Misti and adhered the images, using foam pads for the mermaid and a liquid glue for the shells and starfish to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Purrfect Birthday Card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs using the cute clear stamp set called Mew are Pawsome

I started by masking off a section of a card base to ink blend on. I used a round blending tool and blended Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. I then spritzed the inked area with water and soaked up any excess with a paper towel. I also flicked from a paintbrush some White Gold and Champagne Gold Gansai Tambi watercolor to add some shine. It’s hard to see the shine from the pictures.

I set the background aside to dry and worked on the images.

I stamped the cat and hat images and coloured them in with Copic markers. To make the cake I stamped the fish image then made a mask to place over the top. Once the mask was in place I stamped the candle on the top and the cupcake below the fish. I then removed the mask and coloured the image with my markers.

Once the images were cut out I adhered them to the background panel with a tape runner. To complete the card I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used my Misti so I could give it a couple of stamps over the shiney watercolour.

This completes the card.

Until next time.

Katrina

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Places You’ll Flamingo Card

Hello. I hope you are well.

The flamingos on the Lawn Fawn stamp set Flamingo Together get me thinking about one of the items on my bucket list which is to visit Aruba. I decided to use this as inspiration for my card.

I started the card by stamping some flamingos on to some Copic friendly cardstock. I then coloured them using my Copic Markers, I did the same with the palm trees, cut them all out and put them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took a piece of white cardstock to make a card base and blended my Distress Oxides straight on top. I masked an area for the sky and blended salty ocean. I then masked the sky to blend the sea using peacock feathers. I used antique linen for the sand, making sure there was a small white space between the sand and sea areas to represent the waves.

Once the background was dry I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink and used foam squares to adhere the flamingos. I the adhered the palm trees using a tape runner to complete the card.

Take care for now

Katrina

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New Crafty You Tube Channel

Hello.

I just wanted to drop by today to share my new You Tube channel with you.

I have been debating starting a channel for a while and a few weeks ago I took the plunge.

I hope you will pop over and subscribe if you like what I do.

I currently have two tutorials and a Haul video. Click on the links below to view.

Mermaid Hello Card

One Layer Tag

Haul video February 2019

I hope you like them.

Take care for now. Until next time.

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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