Watercolour floral card

Hello.

I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a watercolour floral card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class I made this card for was called ‘Easy die cutting Techniques’ There are some great techniques in the class and it really stretched me to think outside of my usual one layer cards and create something a bit different.

To start the card I stamped and masked images from the ‘Wallpaper Art’ clear stamp set. I used Versafine black ink and Arches cold pressed watercolour paper as I wanted to use my Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour the flower and leaves.

Once the image was painted and dry, I masked the whole image using masking paper.

I then placed the Altenew ‘watercolor stripes’ stencil over the top. I blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink over the top.

I removed the stencil and used some gold watercolour to add splatters over the card then removed the mask.

Next for the die cutting. I first die cut the whole panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. I then took a smaller die from the same set and die cut a panel from the centre of the card. I took the central panel and adhered it to a piece of fun foam. I then adhered the rest of the panel on to a card base and adhered the central panel back in place.

To complete the card I added a thank you sentiment from the stamp set using Altenew obsidian black ink.

I hope the card will inspire you to step outside of your usual techniques and try something new like I did.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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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Toucan do this encouragement card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card made using products from Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I took the Toucan Do This clear stamp set and stamped out my images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock. I then coloured the using Copic markers.

I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and set the images to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Un-be-leaf-able stencil and adhered it to my card base using some low tak tape. I masked off some of the stencil that I did not want to use. I took Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord, Broken China and Twisted Citron and blended them over the stencil.

Once the ink was dry I adhered my images on to the card with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment. To complete the card I added some sequins for some sparkle and shine.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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You give me butterflies card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs.

I started by stamping the images from the butterflies clear stanmp set on to Neenah classic crest solar white 80lb cardstock. I then coloured the with my Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut machine (coordinating dies are available.)

To make the background I used Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean with a blending brush, blending lightly over the background of a white card base leaving areas of white to give the illusion of a cloudy blue sky. I added some Twisted Citron ink for the grass area.

I made my scene, adhering the images with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment in black ink to complete the card.

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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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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