Miss You Card for Heffy Doodle Stamps feat Unbearable Without You




Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for my Guest Designer spot over at the Heffy Doodle blog! I was so incredibly happy when I was asked to guest design for Heffy Doodle, I am truly grateful that I was given such a wonderful opportunity!



For my card today I used one of the adorable bears from the Unbearable Without You stamp set as my focal image: I stamped it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.
I then created a little scene for my bear. I used a rounded rectangle die by MFT and a large circle die by Tonic Studios to cut some Canson XL watercolor cardstock. I created two panels: one for the sky and one for my grassy hill. I blended Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers on the sky, and for the grassy hill I used Twisted Citron. I also cut some clouds using dies by Lawn Fawn. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.



My card base is some gray cardstock on which I repeatedly stamped the heart image from the Happy Snappy Crocs stamp set, and for the middle panel I used paper from the Doodlebug Kittens Smittens 6x6" pad. I cut both using dies by Studio Katia.
I popped up the front panel using some fun foam, and for a finishing touch I added some Studio Katia embellishments.



And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card, and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable Unbearable Without You stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

List of Supplies

Heffy Doodle Unbearable Without You stamp set
Heffy Doodle Happy Snappy Crocs stamp set
MFT Inside Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles Stax Die-Namics
Tonic Studios Layering Circle dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns - Set 1 Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versamark ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Ranger Mini Ink blender
Doodlebug Kittens Smittens 6x6" paper pad
Canson XL watercolor cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Fun Foam
Studio Katia Embellishments
Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Studio Katia acrylic block
Silhouette Portrait cutting machine
Big Shot Express die cutting machine

Holiday Card Making Series 2017 | Shaker Tags feat Craftin Desert Divas stamps and dies

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Hello everyone! Today I am back with some fun shaker tags and a video showcasing products from the Craftin Desert Divas October 2017 release. This release is absolutely adorable, and I really love the style of the images I used today! 
For the tags themselves I used some patterned paper by American Crafts, which I cut with the Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tag dies. I also used a die from the Fancy Frame die set to cut a window in my tags. 
For the shaker background I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. I added some water splashes for a more fun look.
I stamped my images on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For the color palette I was guided by the colors of the patterned paper I used on my tags. 
I then cut the images using my Silhouette Portrait, stamped the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and assembled my shaker tags. I used the Fairy Dust sequin mix and a double layer of foam tape to make sure that the sequin would have lots of room to move around. I finished off the cards using some ribbons that I got at a local store.
If you are interested in watching how I made these shaker tags, you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked it and enjoyed the video. You can check out my Instagram and Facebook pages to see more inspiration for the new Craftin Desert Divas release! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


List of supplies 

Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Wishes stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Oh, What Fun stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Hugs stamp set 
Craftin Desert Divas Nice List stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tags dies
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames dies
Craftin Desert Divas Fairy Dust sequin mix
Bristol Smooth cardstock 
Color Copy 300 gsm cardstock 
American Crafts Holiday 6x6" paper pad
Crafters Companion clear acetate 
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Distress Inks - Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
Tombow Mono Multi glue 
3M foam tape 
Ribbon

Using Patterned Paper on your Cards feat Limited Runs - FFC #210

Card with Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Coffee cup

Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for the Funday Friday Challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. This card features the Cuppa Love stamp set by Limited Runs, which is also the sponsor for this week's challenge.
To start off my card I printed the image on some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, cut it with my Silhouette Portrait, and colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. 
For my card base I used the Dotted Ovals and the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames die sets by Studio Katia to cut some patterned paper from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper pad, as well as some blue cardstock from the Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection. 
The sentiment comes from the MFT Bitty Bears set, and I stamped it on some Canspn XL watercolor cardstock using Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I also used the MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics to cut a banner for my sentiment.
As a finishing touch I stamped some coffee beans from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa and cut them with the coordinating dies. 
And that's it for today's card. Pretty quick to come together, but really pretty thanks to the detail added by the patterned paper. 
Remember that you can join the Funday Friday Challenge (the theme is Anything Goes) for your chance to win three digital stamps by Limited Runs! Just make sure to follow the challenge guidelines included at the end of this post, and get crafty! 
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 

List of supplies 

Limited Runs Cuppa Love digi stamp
MFT Bitty Bears stamp set
Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set and coordinating dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Ovals Creative Dies
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics
Doodlebug Cream and Sugar 6x6" paper pad
Canson XL Watercolor cardstock
Crafters Companion Astrobrights collection 
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Pentel Waterbrush 
Memento Tuxedo Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa
Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Silhouette Portrait
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

Challenge Guidelines

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until October 20th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August October 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Trick or Treat Card feat Studio Katia Stamps and Dies



Halloween Card feat Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper - Full Pic


Hello everyone! Today I am on the Studio Katia blog with a fun Halloween card I made using images from the Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set. 
To start off my card I stamped my images on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I then cut them using the coordinating dies. I also used my craft knife to cut some slits around Kobi's paws, so that I could slide the scythe right through.

Halloween Card Kobi The Grim Reaper Close up

For my background I did some ink blending on a piece of  heavyweight white cardstock with Distress Oxides: I used Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey. I created a distressed look by adding some water splashes. For the outside frame I cut some black cardstock using the Dotted Patterns - Fancy Square die and did some more ink blending with Distress Oxides in Iced Spruce and Black Soot. I stamped the little spider on the sky, as if it was hanging from the frame, and adhered everything in place using some white glue.


Halloween Card feat Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper


And that's it for today's card! I really hope you liked it, and I hope I inspired you to create a fun Halloween card using the Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of Supplies

Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper | Clear Stamp Set
Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper | Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia  Dotted Patterns - Fancy Square | Creative Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxides -  Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Iced Spruce, Black Soot
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Neenah Solar White 100 lb cardstock
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock
Uhu white glue

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Splashy background with Distress Oxides feat Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween


Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video in my Halloween 2017 card making series, this time featuring the Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween stamp set - sooo stinkin' cute!
For my card I stamped three of the images in the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then fussy cut them using my Cutterbee scissors.
I wanted to create a fun and playful card to go with the feel of these images, and I thought that the straw splashes technique I had featured in one of my previous cards would be just perfect! To change things up a bit, instead of Distress Inks I used my Oxides. I used Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Spiced Marmalade to create splashes on a piece of Canson XL watercolor cardstock that I had cut using a die by Avery Elle. I first smooshed the ink pads on my craft mat and diluted the ink with water. I then transferred the ink to my card base with some acetate, and used a straw to create the splashes.
I cut a strip of vellum and adhered it to the front of my card: this helps the three little kids, that I adhered onto the vellum strip, not to get lost in the busy background. I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adhered the front panel to my A2 black card base with some fun foam, and added a few black Nuvo drops to finish off the card.
And I have to say I really like the result! This technique is really quick and fun, and because of the oxidation properties of the Distress Oxides, you can achieve a really nice texture within your splashes! If you want to see the card making process and are interested in this technique, you can watch the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed the video! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciao!

List of supplies 
Clearly Besotted Stamps All in Onesies Halloween 
Neenah Solar White cardstock 
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock 
Vellum
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Uniball Signo white gel pen
EK success Cutterbee scissors
Distress Oxides - Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade
Tombow Mono Multi glue
White fun foam
Double sided adhesive 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black

Snarktoberfest 2017 Blog Hop - Slider Card feat Magnolia Stamps and Gummiapan

Magic Slider Card Snarktober 2017 - Overview

Hello everyone! Snarktoberfest 2017 is kicking off, so brace yourselves for a month long of funny and snarky inspiration! Whohooo! 


Snarktoberfest 2017 logo


I am super happy to be part of a blog hop in celebration of the Snarktoberfest (thanks Josefine, I hope you realize that this means I will keep stalking you :P), and today I will be sharing a slider card I made for the occasion. I used stamps by Gummiapan and Magnolia stamps, kindly sent to me by the Swedish House Craft store, and created a fun slider card! For the front panel I used a die by Studio Katia to cut some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to a standard A2 size, and then created an opening using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die. 
I then designed and cut the sliding panel, as I don't have a die that creates a magic slider card (one more item in my already pretty long wish list :D ). For the measurements you can refer to the image included below. Just please note that the image is not to scale: it is meant to be a visual guide for you, not something to print and trace. I do hope it will be useful to someone out there, though.

Magic Slider Cutting Template


After having created the slider panel I stamped the sentiment using Memento Dew Drops is Rich Cocoa. 
For the inside of the slider I cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock using the same Studio Katia die that I used for the slider front. I did some masked stamping for the cakes with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I stamped the second part of the sentiment too and colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers. 
I then backed the slider front panel with foam tape, making sure I would leave enough room for the slider to move freely. 
I also created a video showing the whole card making process, you can watch it below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!







And now onto the fun part! Everyone who leaves a comment by October 5th 9pm PT/ 12am ET on all of the blog in the hop has a chance to win one of the prices from our sponsors:

1x $15 gift card to So Suzy Stamps
1x $15 gift card to Crackerbox Palace
1x $15 gift card to Strawberry Jude Stamps
1x £15 gift card to Swedish House Crafts
2x Snarky Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Bags

Here is the list of all the amazing crafters that participated in the blog hop! Have fun hopping!

Laura Volpes  - you are here - 

Thanks again to Josefine and the sponsors for this super fun blog hop!
And before I leave I wanted to show you a couple of close up pictures of the card. Here's it how it looks when it's closed...

Magic Slider Card Snarktober 2017 - Closed

...and when it's open



And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card and enjoyed the video, and don't forget to hop along and leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop for your chance to win one of the prizes listed above! I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!


List of supplies 

Gummiapan  Text Wisdom of Quitting stamp
Magnolia Yay, It's Your Birthday - Frosting Hearts Cake stamp
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die
Craft Knife 
Memento Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa 
Spectrum Noir markers 
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock 
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock 
Scotch 3M foam tape 

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Creating Scenes Using Patterned Paper feat Lawn Fawn Costume Party

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Hello everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for this week's Funday Friday Challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog. The sponsor for this challenge is Lawn Fawn, and I thought it was the perfect occasion to use the Costume Party stamp set, that I got in one of my recent crafty hauls, and hadn't had the chance to use yet! I picked three images from the set, stamped them on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
I also thought it would be nice to use patterned paper to create the background elements for the scene on my card - it adds a finished touch to the card, but keeps the card making process rather quick. I used papers from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6" paper pads. 
This card came together rather quickly, and I really like the soft look of it :) I will also be entering this card in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
If you want to know more about the cardmaking process you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it! 


And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed my video! Remember that you can join the Funday Friday Challenge (the theme is Anything Goes) for your chance to win one stamp set and one 6x6" paper pad from Lawn Fawn (US residents only)! Just make sure to follow the challenge guidelines included at the end of this post, and get crafty! 
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 


List of supplies 

Lawn Fawn costume party 
Tonic Studios Circle Layering die set
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns - Set 1 Creative Dies
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6" paper pad
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad
Favini Parchment Paper
Neenah Solar White 100 lb cardstock 
Spectrum Noir markers 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Double sided adhesive 
Tombow Mono Multi glue 
Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen
Uniball Signo white gel pen 
Big Shot Express die cutting machine

Challenge Guidelines

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until October 6th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August October 6th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Fall Themed Shaker Card with Studio Katia Foxes


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Hello everyone! Today I am really excited to be on the Studio Katia blog with a shaker card I made using beautiful stamps and dies from the SK shop.
To start off the card I stamped some of the images in the Foxes stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and I die cut them using the coordinating dies.
For my card base I cut some brown cardstock using one of the dies in the 
Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies, and for the front of my shaker I cut some Neenah Desert storm cardstock using the Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies. 
I also used the second largest die from the Dotted Ovals Creative Dies to cut a window in my shaker front, and I stamped the "Let's snuggle" sentiment from the "And the Fox Says" set using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa. 
I used the same oval die to cut some watercolor cardstock for the background of my shaker, and I added color to it using Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw.


I then covered the back of my shaker window with some clear acetate, and used a double layer of foam tape to glue it to my card front, so that the sequins would have enough room to move around. I used the Crystal Clear Fusion sequins, and I love how sparkly they are, and how they pick up the warm colors of the background!

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And that's my card for today! I really hope you like it, and I hope I inspired you to create with the beautiful Foxes and And the Fox Says stamp sets. Thank you all for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of supplies

Studio Katia Foxes | Clear Stamps
Studio Katia Foxes | Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia And the Fox Says | Clear Stamps
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Ovals | Creative Dies
Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion sequin mix
Spectrum Noir Markers
Neenah Solar White cardstock - 100lb
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Generic brown cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Dew Drop ink
Knorr&Prandel Acrylic block
Scotch 3M foam tape
Double sided adhesive

Watercolor Florals feat Studio Katia + Simon Says Stamp Blooming Trio

Gansai-Tambi-Watercolor-Studio-Katia-Blooming-Trio-Card

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card featuring the gorgeous Blooming Trio stamp set, which This is the result of the collaboration between Studio Katia and Simon Says Stamp for Stamptember 2017. This also means that once this set sells out, it's gone forever! So if you'd like to get your hands on it, you might want to do it fast, or you might be disappointed (ask me how I know about it that!). 
For this card I white embossed the image on some Ranger watercolor cardstock, and I did some watercoloring using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. To add some shine to the card, I added a second layer of color, this time using the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors, and I think this touch made the card even more special! 
I then took some Canson watercolor cardstock and did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. I cut a frame out of this ink blended panel using the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 and the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames, and I glued it on top of my watercolored panel. 
For the sentiment I cut some black cardstock using the "hello" die in the set that coordinates with the "You are so Ranunculus" stamp set, also by Studio Katia. I adhered it to my card using some Multi Medium Matte by Ranger, and, for a finishing touch, I added a few Ocean Wave Crystals.

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And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this card and this post! Don't forget that you have still a few days to participate in the Studio Katia Fall+Winter Release Blog hop, and I will be back soon with another fun project!
Have a great day!


List of Supplies

Studio Katia Blooming Trio stamp set
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set - 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Ocean Wave Crystals
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor - palette of 36
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors
Pentel Waterbrush
Ranger watercolor cardstock
Canson XL watercolor cardstock
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger mini ink blender
Ranger white embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Crelando heat gun
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Moonlit Scene feat MFT Witch Way is the Candy and Spectrum Noir markers


Hi everyone! Today I am back with another card I made for the MFT Card Design Superstar - this time for the Coloring Virtuoso challenge. I said it many time - I like card making challenges because they offer an opportunity to push my boundaries and venture outside my comfort zone. And with this card I pushed quite far! But I have to say, I am really happy I did, and quite satisfied with the result! :)
Inspired by some of the recent works by Kelly Latevola and Sandy Allnock, I wanted to try to create a night, Halloween scene, in which my characters were lit by the moon. So I pulled out my beloved and long desired MFT Witch Way is the Candy stamp set, I stamped some of the images on some Neenah Solar White cardstock, and I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I made sure to leave space for the yellow highlights cast by the moon, and tried to achieve a deep contrast in all my images.
I then moved on to the background. I traced a coffee mug on some masking paper to create a mask for my moon, and I cut it with my scissors. The edges are not perfect, but I didn't have a circular MFT die, and in this competition no other dies are allowed, so I made it work. And in a bit I will tell you how I hid the imperfections :)
I then took some Bristol Smooth cardstock cut at a standard A2 size, placed the mask for the moon, and ink blended Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot to create the sky. I added stars with the silver color in my Gansai Tambi palette, simply loading a small brush with paint and flicking it on my paper. 
For the moon I used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade: I masked the sky with the negative of the mask I had created for my moon, and did some more ink blending. 
I then removed the mask and created a halo around the moon with my Prismacolor pencils. This adds to the spooky feel of ths card, and hides the non-smooth edges of my hand cut moon :)


For the grass I used one of the dies in the MFT Grassy Borders set to cut some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I did some blending with Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot. Because I wanted to frame my scene on a black card base, I trimmed down my sky panel to 4 1/8" by 5 3/8".
I then heat embossed my sentiment with Ranger white embossing powder and glued everything to my card base. I added some foam tape behind the bat's wings for some dimension, and drew back in the cat's whiskers, that I had cut away when fussy cutting the images.
I also have two videos for this card. The first one, which you can watch below, shows the coloring for the witch, as well as the card making process. 
The second one has no voiceover, shows the entire coloring process for all the images, but does not include the card making process. I thought this could be a good solution to keep the card making video reasonably short, but it still gives the possibility to those of you who are interested in the full coloring process to have access to that info too. Let me know what you think about this solution, and if you enjoyed the video(s)!
Here is the full card making process video


And here is the coloring only video


And that's it for today! I really really hope you like this card, I surely had lots of fun creating it, and it was a reminder to be a bit bolder in my cardmaking! 
I will be back tomorrow with another card and a special post, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 

List of supplies 

MFT Which Way is the Candy stamp set
MFT Grassy Fields die set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
Gansai Tambi watercolors
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark ink
Neenah Solar White 100 lb cardstock 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock 
Ranger white embossing powder
Crelando heat gun
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine
EK success Cutterbee scissors
Faber Castell Pitt Brush black marker 
Faber Castell black liner pen
Tombow Mono Multi glue 
Double sided adhesive (generic)
Repositionable packaging labels

EDIT: I am super happy and proud to share with you that this card was selected among the 5 winners of the MFT Coloring Virtuoso challenger for the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest!



I am beyond grateful for having been selected, and truly touched by the amount of support and encouragement I have received on social media! <3 The card making community is really full of amazing, generous and kind people!  Thanks, My Favorite Things, for hosting this fun challenge, as I said already it has been a great opportunity for me to improve and dare a little :) 

Clean and Simple Birthday Card feat MFT Bitty Bears and Zig Clean Markers

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Hello everyone! Today I am back with a quick post and an even quicker card I made for the MFT Card Design Superstar - Clean and Simple Genius.
Now, am I a CAS genius? Certainly not. But, since I rarely make this style of cards, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to challenge myself. :)
So I stamped a few of the images in the MFT Bitty Bears set with black Archival Ink on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, and I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Because I knew I was going to use the striped rainbow paper from the MFT Sweet Celebration 6x6 paper pad, I tried to introduce a hint of a rainbow in the bears too, by coloring the accessories they hold in rainbow order too. 
I then heat embossed the sentiment on some black cardstock using Ranger white embossing powder, and I adhered everything flat to my white A2 card base. 
For an extra touch I added some sparkle to the bears's accessories using my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen. Hopefully I managed to capture some of it in the picture below.

CAS-card-MFT-Bitty-Bears-Zig-Clean-close-up

And that's it! A really quick card, but quite cute, don't you find?  Stay tuned for more fun projects tomorrow and on Thursday, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!

List of supplies 

MFT Bitty Bears Stamp set
MFT Sweet Celebration 6x6" paper pad
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen 
Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock 
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Core'dinations smooth black cardstock 
Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
Versamark ink
Ranger white embossing powder 
Crelando heat gun
Silhouette Portrait 
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Double Sided adhesive
Tombow Mono Multi Glue

Halloween 2017 Card Making Series - Slider Card feat Craftin Desert Divas Zombody

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Hello everyone! I am back with my third video for my Halloween 2017 card making series, featuring Craftin Desert Divas stamps and dies If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you'll have already seen this card - I finally managed to get the video edited, so here it is on my blog and YouTube channel as well! 
I really love the new Craftin Desert Divas Zombody stamp set, and I thought these two images were perfect to create a slider card! 
I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and used dies from the Harvest Borders, Outdoor Landscape, and Ocean Borders sets to cut some black cardstock and create elements for my scene and for the slider itself. I also backed the windows of the spooky house with some yellow cardstock to create the effect of lit uo windows.
For the sky I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors and some Canson XL watercolor cardstock. 
If you want to see me create this fun slider card you can watch the video below! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it! 



And that's it for today's post! I hope you liked this card and my video, hopefully it was clear enough :) Don't forget to check out my post for the Studio Katia Release Blog Hop - you can hop along for your chance to win great prizes in the Studio Katia store! You can find the original post by clicking here ⇽
I will be back soon with another fun project, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day! 
Ciaooo!


List of supplies 

Craftin Desert Divas Zombody stamp set
Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Border dies
Craftin Desert Divas Outdoor Landscape dies
Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Border dies
Spectrum Noir markers 
Gansai Tambi watercolors, pack of 36
Neenah Solar White 100lb cardstock 
Canson XL watercolor cardstock 
Core'dinations Smooth Black Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock from Crafters Companion Astrobrights Collection 
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Scotch 3M foam tape
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Silhouette Portrait 
Crelando Heat gun



Quick and Easy Christmas Tags feat Bugaboo Stamps

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Hello everyone! It's time for another challenge over at the Jo's Scrap Shack blog, and this week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. I used the Winter Circle Sentiments digital stamp to create three fun and super easy Christmas tags.
I printed the images on some heavyweight white cardstock, making sure that it was sized correctly to fit within the circle die I intended to use. I colored the Christmas spheres using my Spectrum Noir markers and added some sparked with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen. I then used the largest circle die in the Craftin Desert Divas Stitched in Circles set to cut around my images, and the largest scalloped die in the same set to cut some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. I then punched a hole on the scalloped circle, threaded some bakers twine through the hole, and glued everything together. For a final touch I added some rhinestones between the "Merry Christmas" sentiments along the outer edge of my tags.

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And that's it! Super quick and easy project, mostly because this stamp is already really pretty on its own. I will definitely use these tags for my Christmas decorations! :) 
Don't forget to join the Funday Friday Challenge for your chance to win 4 images of your choice from the Bugaboo stamps shop.
Just make sure to follow the challenge guidelines at the end of this post! We look forward to seeing what you create! 
I will be back soon with more fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies

Bugaboo Stamps Winter Circle Sentiments digital stamp
Craftin Desert Divas Stitched in Circle dies
Spectrum Noir markers
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Lawn Fawn 12x12" Peace, Joy, Love paper
Rhinestones from a local store
Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue
Canon Pixma TS 5055
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine


Challenge Guidelines

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the link in Jo's blog post

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. Three entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries no backlinks accepted. The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins, or any random wins by Jo. All random wins will be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until September 22nd by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of August 22nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Studio​ ​Katia​ ​Fall+Winter​ ​Release​ ​Blog​ ​Hop + Giveaway!


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fun shaker card I made for the Studio Katia Fall+Winter release blog hop! This release includes 7 new clear stamp sets and coordinating dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies and 9 new embellishments, and is now available for purchase in the Studio Katia store!

Also stick with me until the end of this post because there is going to be a very nice surprise for you guys! ;) But for now let's have a look at how I made this card.
Most of the images come from the new Studio Katia Meowy Halloween stamp set; only the spider hanging from the spiderweb belongs to the Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set. I also used the Dotted Patterns - Nested Squares set, and some of the new, beautiful embellishments.
To start off I stamped all the images on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers, and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I really love that the die for the cat cuts out its little paws, so that I could tuck the treat basket right in...I find it super cute! I also used two more dies in the Studio Katia Meowy Halloween set to cut out the spooky faces in the pumpkins - so fun!
For my background I did some emboss resist + ink smooshing with Distress Oxides. I randomly stamped some of the smaller images in the Meowy Halloween set on some Canson XL watercolor paper, and heat embossed them using Nuvo Clear Glitter embossing powder. For the ink smooshing technique I used Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmelade. I also added some black splatters using Distress Oxide in Black Soot.


For the shaker window I cut a frame out of some black cardstock using the two largest dies in the Dotted Patterns - Nested Squares set and I backed it with some acetate. I used two layers of 3M foam tape to coat the back of my window frame, to make sure that the sequins would be able to shake freely. I used the Majestic and Iridescent Veil 3mm sequins, and then adhered my background to the shaker window. 
The sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock using Ranger white embossing powder.  
For a finishing touch I added some sparkle to the cat's hat, collar, and treat basket with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen, and I glued a few of the new Iridescent Clear Crystals on the sentiment strip.


And that's it for my card...but it's far away from over for this blog post!  Why is that? Well, because we are having a....


Yay! To celebrate our New Release, Studio Katia is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set combo (combo includes: clear stamp set + coordinating die + any 3 embellishments)! Winners will be chosen at random from all the participating blogs. You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win! To enter:
- Leave a comment on this blog post and leave a comment on every stop 
- Follow us on Instagram 
- Like us on Facebook
- Make sure to leave all the comments by Friday 22/09/2017 11 PM EST. All winners will be announced on September 23, 2017 on the Studio Katia Blog

You should have arrived from Kaja's blog and Natalia's blog is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!
Ready to get hopping? Here’s the complete Blog Hop List

Erum 
Amanda  
Olga 

I’m also giving away $35 CAD gift certificate to the Studio Katia store. I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post. Please leave a comment on this post by by Friday September 22nd, 11 PM EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on September 24th, 2017. 



And the winner is....



Congrats, Olga! Please, write an email to info@studiokatia.com within a week from today, Sept 24th, and with the subject "SK GC Winner" to claim your gift certificate! Make sure to mention you won the giveaway through this blog, and enjoy shopping at the Studio Katia store! 



And here you can see all the wonderful goodies in the new release! Aren't they beautiful?


And now I can say it...that's it for today's post! ;) I hope you liked my card and enjoyed the inspiration I shared using products from the Studio Katia Fall and +Winter 2017 Release! I will be back soon with more fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies

Studio Katia Meowy Halloween stamp set
Studio Katia Meowy Halloween coordinating dies
Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper stamp set
Studio Katia Kobi the Grim Reaper coordinating dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns - Nested Squares dies
Versamark ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Canson XL watercolor cardstock
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Distress Oxides: Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Black Soot
Nuvo Clear Glitter Embossing Powder
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat gun
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Tombow Mono multi glue
Scotch 3M foam tape


Prismacolor Colored Pencils on Kraft Cardstock - Studio Katia September 2017 Release Preview



Hello everyone! Today I am really excited to be back here on the blog with a card I made for the Studio Katia Release Preview - this is also my very first project as a member of the SK Design Team, so it's twice as exciting! This card features the Sweet Holiday stamp set, as well as dies and embellishments from the September 2017 release.
When I saw these cute gingerbread people and the gingerbread house I was immediately inspired to color them with colored pencils on kraft cardstock.  So I stamped them on some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with my Memento ink in Rich Cocoa, and used my Prismacolor pencils to color them in. I then went ahead and and die cut them using the dies that coordinate with the set. 


I also knew that I wanted to create a scene for my card with a starry sky and snowbanks. For the snowbanks I cut some white cardstock using the scalloped rectangle die in the Dotted Patterns - Scallop Frames set as well as the Stitched hillside border dies from the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio set. 
For the sky I thought it would look more interesting and more in line with the feel of this card if created it out of kraft cardstock. I therefore used the scalloped rectangle die in the new Dotted Patterns - Scallop Rectangle set to die cut some more  Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I then heat embossed the sentiment with some white embossing powder by Ranger, and after that I created my starry sky:  I stamped the star image in the Sweet Holiday set in a random pattern with Versamark ink, and I did some more heat embossing using Nuvo clear glitter embossing powder. 



For my card base I layered some heavyweight white cardstock cut to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" with some red cardstock cut to 4 1/8" by 5 3/8". I thought this would help me frame my scene and tie in the red elements in the stamped images with the rest of the card. I then glued everything to my card base, and, for a finishing touch, I added a few of the newly released Snow Crystals around the sentiment.
And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card, showcasing products from the Studio Katia September 2017 release, and enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for tomorrow, as there will be more crafty fun, and giveaways! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! 


List of Supplies

Studio Katia Sweet Holiday stamp set
Studio Katia Sweet Holiday coordinating dies
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns - Scallop Frames dies
Studio Katia embellishments - Snow Crystals 
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies
Memento ink - Rich Cocoa
Versamark ink
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Red Cardstock from Crafters Companion Astrobright collection
Nuvo Clear Glitter Embossing Powder
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat gun
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express die cutting machine
Tombow Mono multi glue
Ranger Multi Medium matte glue