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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.

You can also follow me on instagram @craftylemur

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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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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

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Cats love boxes

Today I made this Birthday card.

I couldn’t resist putting a cat in the box as my cats love a box.

I used the stamp set Celebration Box with the coordinating dies from Honey Bee Stamps along with the cat from the Mama Elephant stamp set Page Huggers.

I stamped and coloured the images using copic markers. Then uses glossy accents to make the balloons shiney.

I stamped the border stamp for the card using Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral stamp set.

I heat embossed the swirls and added small gems around the balloons too add some more textured interest.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant set Occasional Labels.

Thanks for passing by.

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Christmas decorations

Hello. Today it’s a snowy Sunday so I decided to make some tree decorations. I started by stamping images from stamps by Mama Elephant from the Beary Christmas set and from the Lawn Fawn set Toboggan together. I used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the images.

I then used Prismacolour pencils to colour the images, and Spectrum Noir glitter pen to add some sparkle. I used a white gel pen to add dots for the snow.

I drilled a small hole at the top of each decoration and threaded some red and white striped twine for hanging.

Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to check out my Instagram for all my latest work @craftylemur