Crazy Cat Lady Card.

Hello.

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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Magical Day Card

Hello today I am sharing a card featuring new digital stamps from Time for tea Designs.

The new release goes live this Friday the 14th of June 2109 at 9pm GMT. You can use discount code T4TKATRINA10 to get 10% discount off your entire order.

To make the scene card I printed off the digital images from the Magical Wishes collection on to Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock using my HP deskjet printer. (Make sure your ink is nice and dry before you start colouring the images to avoid smudging the ink.)

I started with the background scene of pyramids and temples which I cut to fit my card base. I masked off the images using a piece of tracing paper and masking paper. I then took Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to blend the sky. I used Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Chipped Saphire I did the same to blend the sand, this time using Crushed Olive and Antique Linen. I then carefully removed the mask and coloured the images using my Copic markers. I used a small paintbrush to add splatters of gold and white gold watercolour to the background to add some texture.

I continued with colouring all the other images using my Copics and fussy cut them out. I went around the edges with a black marker.

I adhered the images with a tape runner and with a C0 Copic went under the images to give some shadows.

I made the sentiment by adding some ink to match the card as the sky and printed the sentiment on to it. I cut this out and mounted it on to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed it down to leave a thin black border. I adhered this to the sky.

I added a gem to the tiara and adhered the panel to a piece of gold cardstock and them my card base to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Waving Hello Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a scene card using old and new stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.

I used the stamp sets Mermaid For You and Smooth Sailing.

I took a piece of Neenah classic crest 80 lb cardstock and stared by blending Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset background . I masked off half the card panel with purple tape and a small semi circle to represent the sun. I used Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. Starting with the yellow and working up, I used Picket Fence Studio blending brushes and added lines of colour, building up the layers for each colour until I was happy with the blend. I then removed the semi circle mask and went over it with the yellow lightly to blend out the white colour of the card.

Next I worked on the sea. I did exactly the same as I did for the sky just switching up the colours of ink to Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled glass. I made sure not to go too heavy on the yellow and light blue as they do create green when the mix but this was ok for how I wanted my scene to look.

Once the inking was complete I used my favourite Gansai Tambi white gold watercolor and flicked it from a paint brush over the blue area of the sky and the sea.

I decided to add a distant mountain so cut a mask to the shape I wanted and added Ground Espresso ink.

I took a piece of Neenah 80lb solar white card and stamped out my images in Memento Tuxedo black ink, masking the lighthouse and stamping the rock overlapping and masking the bear and bunny, stamping the boat on top. I coloured the images with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I then went around the edges with a black marker.

I used a tape runner to adhere the images to the card and stamped the waves, birds and sentiment in the black ink.

To complete the card I added a gold gem to the lighthouse and attached the panel to a card base.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina.

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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. There is a video tutorial showing how I created the beach background over on my YouTube channel.

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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