Copic Coloring a Floral Image - Studio Katia September 2018 Release + Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello everyone, and welcome to Studio Katia September 2018 Release Blog Hop! To celebrate the release, Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! That’s FOUR chances to win! You can read more about it at the end of this post, but for now let's talk about today's card.



I decided to go for a clean look and to use the new You're So Sweet stamp set and coordinating dies. The florals in this set are really gorgeous and elegant, this is a great set to have in your stash!


I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic markers and Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.


For the card base I cut two panels out of white cardstock. For the background one I used the Darling Ribbon and Frames Dreative Dies, and for the window panel I used the newly released Dotted Patterns Set 3 Creative Dies.


I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base. For an extra touch I added a few Majestic Confetti, which I adhered with the new Studio Katia Glue.

I also filmed a video showing the card making process, you can watch it dwon below. And if you like it, don't forget to give it a thumbs up and let me know in the comments on my YouTube channel! If you want to see more from me, you can also use the button below to subscribe to my channel! Thanks for your support!





And now let's talk about giveaways! Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! That's FOUR chances to win! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Friday September 28th and winners will be announced on September 30th, 2018.
You should have arrived from Amy Rysavy and this is the last stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!


And there's more! Studio Katia is also giving away a $25 CAD on my Instagram profile, so make sure to click here to visit me on Instagram too (I am @abitofmycrafts) for more chances to win! 

Finally, before I go, I will leave a list of all the newly released products...so many great ones to pick from! What's your favorite?


A Cup of Thanks Stamps
A Cup of Thanks Stamps
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A Cup of Thanks Dies
A Cup of Thanks Dies
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You're So Sweet Stamps
You're So Sweet Stamps
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You're So Sweet Dies
You're So Sweet Dies
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Poinsettia Trimmings Stamps
Poinsettia Trimmings Stamps
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Holiday Village Stamps
Holiday Village Stamps
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Holiday Village Dies
Holiday Village Dies
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SK
Kobi's Ice Day Stamps
Kobi's Ice Day Stamps
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SK
Kobi's Ice Day Dies
Kobi's Ice Day Dies
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Kobi the Superbear Stamps
Kobi the Superbear Stamps
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Kobi the Superbear Dies
Kobi the Superbear Dies
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Monster Bash Stamps
Monster Bash Stamps
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Monster Bash Dies
Monster Bash Dies
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Trimmings Borders
Trimmings Borders

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Dotted Patterns Set 3
Dotted Patterns Set 3

SK
Dotted Scallop Oblong
Dotted Scallop Oblong

SK
Dotted Shakerr Tag 3
Dotted Shaker Tag 3

SK
Spider Web Shaker
Spider Web Shaker

SK
Spider Web Stencil
Spider Web Stencil
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Light Ray Stencil
Light Ray Stencil
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September Sapphire Crystals
September Sapphire Crystals
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Clear Drops Mix Two
Clear Drops Mix Two
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Iridescent Flakes
Iridescent Flakes
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Midnight Blue Crystals
Midnight Blue Crystals
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Classic Christmas Confetti
Classic Christmas Confetti
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Holiday Cheer Confetti
Holiday Cheer Confetti
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Silver Polka Fusion
Silver Polka Fusion
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Classic Metallic Fusion
Classic Metallic Fusion
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SK Glue
SK Glue
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Alcohol Inks and Acetate - Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop



Hey crafty friends! Today I am super excited to be sharing a card I created for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! The whole design team is sharing inspiration with products from the latest release, and you can hop along for your chance to win a 20$ gift certificate to the SugarPea store! More on that at the end of this post :)



For this card I decided to use the Darling Dragons stamp set - I stamped all my images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies. 



For the background I used Alcohol Inks in Denim and Cool Peri. I added a few drops on a piece of Yupo paper, and used some blending solution to help the inks move. Once  the inks were dry, because they remained a little sticky, I added a sheet of acetate on top of the yupo paper. The acetate stuck to the darker areas, where the alcohol inks are more concentrated and consequently more sticky. This produced a cool (and unexpected) stained glass effect. Talk about happy accidents! ;)


In order to set the scene I die cut some black cardstock with the SpookyScape dies, and added some highlights with prismacolor pencils. I also created a frame out of some more black cardstock with the Card Front Element Builder dies.
Finally, for the moon, I used one of the dies in the To Infinity and Beyond set, and did some coloring with Spectrum Noir markers.


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, and adhered everything to a top-folding A2 card base, and that finished off my card! And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked this card and enjoyed this post. Don't forget to hop along and to comment on each post for your chance to win a 20$ gift certificate to the SugarPea Store!


Here is the list of all the blogs in the hop! Enjoy!

Amy Kolling Amy Rohl Laura Volpes ← you are here Lea Lawson Kelly Lunceford Kerin Sylvester Raluca Vezeteu Simonne Clay St├ęphanie Beauchemin Tatiana Trafimovich Vera Yates
Special Guests:
Martha Tucker Ruth Andrews

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

List of Supplies

SugarPea Designs Darling Dragons
SugarPea Designs SugarCut - Darling Dragons
SugarPea Designs SugarCut - To Infinity & Beyond
SugarPea Designs SugarCut - Card Front Element Builder
SugarPea Designs SugarCut - SpookyScape

STAMPtember 2018 Studio Katia Exclusive: Fresh Bunch Stamp Set - Watercoloring with Gansai Tambi



Hi everyone! I am super thrilled to be sharing this card with you, created with the Fresh Bunch stamp set, which is a collaboration set between Studio Katia and Simon Says stamp for STAMPtember 2018! This gorgeous set, which also comes with coordinating dies, will be available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last. This means that, once it is sold out, it is gone forever! And STAMPtember sets go really fast, so, if you like this one, make sure to get is ASAP! :)



For my card today I decided to do some watercoloring with Gansai Tambi Watercolors. First, I cut rectangular panel out of some Canson XL Watercolor cardstock with the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1 dies. I then stamped the image on two opposite corners of the panel with Versamark ink, coated the stamped lines with gold embossing powder, and heat set the powder with my heat gun.
At this point I started painting with my Gansai Tambi watercolors, which I mixed together to create a less bright palette, than the one I would have obtained if I had used my colors straight from the pan.

Here are the mixes I used:
Pink: 34, 53
Red: 32, 53
Wine Red: 36, 58
Lilac 1: 61, 139
Lilac 2: 61, 139 (higher percentage of 139 than in Lilac 1)
Purple: 38, 44
Green 1: 53, 40, 58 
Green 2: 58, 53

In the video tutorial that you can find at the end of this post I will tell you a bit more about how and why I mixed these colors together, but now let's come back to the card.


Once I was done painting I use the watercolors that had left in my pan to add some fun splatters to the background. I diluted some Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold with water and added some golden droplets too, that tie in nicely with the embossed line. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder on some wine red cardstock and I created a banner around it. 



For my card base I used one of the papers in the Studio Light Wood Boards (Teal) 6x6 paper pad. I cut it to an A2 size with the Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Frames Creative dies and added some shading with Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso.
I raised the watercolored panel on the background using some fun foam, and, as a finishing touch, I glued some Gold Foil Confetti by Studio Katia.
And here's a close up where you can see al the golden shine! Sooo pretty!


I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base, and added some decoration to the inside by stamping the image in the Fresh Bunch set and the sentiment "have a wonderful day" with Distress Oxide in Aged Mahogany. 


As I mentioned, I also created a video tutorial showing you the card making process - you can watch it down below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it and to leave a thumbs up if you like it! If you want to see more of my videos, you can also consider subscribing to my channel, you can do it from YouTube, or simply by using the button below





And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked this card and enjoyed the video. Remember that this set and its coordinating dies will only be available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last, so make sure to grab yours while you can!
Stay tuned for anoter post and video later today! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day! 

List of Supplies

STAMPtember 2018 Studio Katia Exclusive: Fresh Bunch Stamp Set
Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1 Creative Dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Frames Creative Dies
Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock
Mondi 300gsm White Cardstock
Studio Light Wood Boards (Teal) 6x6 Paper Pad
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold
Studio Katia Gold Foil Confetti
Versamark Ink
Distress Oxide - Aged Mahogany
Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo
Double Sided Adhesive
Fun Foam 
Ranger Glossy Accents
Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Trim and Score
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Winter Scene Card - Studio Katia Fall 2018 Release Preview




Hi everyone! It's time for another Studio Katia release, and, for day 2 of Release Preview Week, I am sharing a card I created with the new Kobi's Ice Day stamp set.

As a first step I started working on my background. I blended Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar on a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, that had I cut with the new Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies. I then created the snow fall using the Studio Katia Confetti Stencil and some white opaque texture paste.


For the hillside and the iced pond I used another new die that will be released with the Fall 2018 release - the Trimmings Border. For the pond in the foreground I blended Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. For the hillside in the back I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China.


At this point I stamped all my images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored them with copics and Spectrum Noir Markers. To create the snow on the trees I used my Uchida Snow Marker, and I really love the dimension and the detail it creates!



I assembled my scene, popping up on some foam tape the panel where Kobi the bear is ice skating. For the background panel I die cut some dark red cardstock to an A2 size with the Darling Ribbon and Frame dies. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on the same red carstock, and glued it to my card using one layer of foam tape.




And that's it for today! I really hope you guys like this card - make sure to visit the Studio Katia blog for more sneak peeks from the new release...it's a wonderful one!

I will be back soon with another fun project, and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!

SUPPLIES
Studio Katia Kobi's Ice Day | Stamp Set
Studio Katia Kobi's Ice Day | Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia Trimmings Borders | Creative Dies
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Frame | Creative Dies
Studio Katia Confetti | Stencil