Studio Katia May 2018 Blog Hop + Giveaway





Hi everyone! Today I am back with an exciting post full of wonders, as Studio Katia is turning two! We are celebrating this Anniversary with a New Release. The May 2018 release includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments!

To celebrate Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! That’s FOUR chances to win. The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of our Blog Hop.

On top of that Studio Katia has been even more kind and is sponsoring a 20$ giveaway on my Instagram profile! How awesome is that? You will find all the info about the hop and the giveaways at the end of this post, but for now I wanted to show you the card I created for the hop.



I used the mermaid and merman from the new Mermaid for Each Othet stamp set, which I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. 
I created the seashell with the Seashell Shaker die and Nuvo Mousse in Lilac Lavender.
For the background I used Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. I then applied Ranger Texture Paste over the Brush Stroke Waves stencil to create waves on my background. I die cut the panel using the Dotted Patterns - Scalloped Frames dies.


For the sentiment I used the banner die in the Best Ever coordinating die set and I blended some Nuvo Mousse in Mother of Pearl to add color and shimmer to it. I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I cut some textured blue cardstock with the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Creative Dies, popped up my sea background over it with some craft foam, and adhered the rest of the elements in place. 


And that’s my card for today.
And now onto the giveaways!
Studio Katia is giving away two 100$ gift certificates to two lucky winners that will be picked among all the comments left on all the blogs in the hop! Visit the Studio Katia blog for more information on how to enter the giveaway.*
And now...ready to get hopping? You should have arrived from Erica A-b and Zsofia Molnar is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit the Studio Katia Blog!  


Friday, May 25th

And there is more! Studio Katia is also sponsoring one additional giveaway for a 20$ gift certificate to the Studio Katia store! The giveaway is running on my Instagram profile, so make sure to visit it by clicking on this link!



And finally, before I go, here is the list of all the products in the new release. Happy shopping!

Stencils

Brush Stroke Waves

Bubbles



Stamps + Coordinating Dies

Birthday Greetings (no coordinating dies)

Lovely Blooms (no coordinating dies)

Kobi Bearing Gifts 
Stamp Set

Coordinating Dies

Under the Sea 
Stamp Set

Coordinating Dies

Mermaid For Each Other
Stamp 

Coordinating Dies

Shell-ebration
Stamp

Coordinating Dies



Stand-Alone Creative Dies

Halftone Dots Cover Die

Seashell Shaker

Scallop Window

Stitch Borders



Confetti 

Sparkling Sea Confetti Mix



Floral Sequins

Luminous Lavender Petals

Radiant Pineapple Petals

Crystal Flowers

Satin Vinca Flowers

Satin Vinca Petals

Dazzling Celery Petals

Iridescent Magnolia Petals

Iridescent Magnolia Flowers

Misty Rose Petals



Crystals

May Crystals



Star Sequins

Silver Foil Stars

Gold Foil Stars

Golden Copper Stars

Rose Pink Stars

Lt. Blue Stars

Rose Gold Stars - NEW COLOUR

Crystal Stars - NEW COLOUR

Diamond Sparkle Stars - NEW COLOUR


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Celebration Card with (Mostly) Monochromatic Look feat Heffy Doodle Stamps



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card and a video tutorial featuring products by Heffy Doodle Stamps and a die by My Favorite Things. This card has monochromatic feel thanks to the yellow and warm brown palette that I used on the card base, with the only exception being the little mice.
So let's dive into it and see how I created it.

The images I used come from the Heffy Doodle Stamps Hello Squeakheart stamp set. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on some Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I then fussy cut them all with my EK Success Cutterbee Scissors.


For my background I cut two panels out of some yellow and ochre cardstock using two of the dies in the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames set. I added some shading to the edges of the panels to give them some dimension. For the smaller one I used Distress Oxide in Wild Honey, and for the larger one I used Memento Dew Drops in Toffee Crunch and Distress Oxide in Wild Honey. I then used the small cheese slice stamp in the Hello Squeakheart stamp set to do some repeated stamping with Distress Oxide in Wild Honey and create my own patterned paper on the smaller panel.


For the sentiment I used the My Favorite Things Scripty Celebrate Die-Namics to cut some ochre and brown cardstock. I added some shading to the ochre die cut with Distress Oxide in Wild Honey and Memento Dew Drops in Toffee Crunch, and glued the two sentiments together, making sure to shift them with respect to each other, so that I would create a drop shadow effect.
I heat embossed one of the sentiments in the Hello Squeakheart Stamp set with white embossing powder on some more brown cardstock, and assembled the card front.


With two of the images that were left from the coloring I decorated the inside of the card, making sure I had enough space to write my own message to the recipient. 

I also created a video tutorial for this card, you can watch it on my YouTube channel.

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this card and I hope you enjoyed the video! If you did, you can let me know by leaving a comment or a like on my YouTube channel. And if you would like to see more you can subscribe to my channel, so that you always stay up to date with my content! Thank you very much for your support!

List of Supplies

Heffy Doodle Stamps Hello Squeakheart Stamp Set
Heffy Doodle Stamps Clover Frames Dies
My Favorite Things Scripty Celebrate Die-Namics
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark Ink
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock (card base)
Brown, Yellow and Ochre cardstock (from local store)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide - Wild Honey
Memento Dew Drops - Toffee Crunch
Ranger Mini Ink Blender
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Double Sided Adhesive
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeRMemory Keepers Score Board
Mini MISTI
Studio Katia Mini Acrylic Block


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White Embossing and Prismacolor of Kraft feat Create a Smile Stamps



Hi everyone! It’s time for a new challenge at the Create a Smile Stamps blog, and this one is all about saying thanks. We had some wonderful entries for the past challenge and can’t wait to see what you create for this one! You can play along to win 25€ to the Create a Smile Stamps store, all the information will be at the end of this post.


For today’s card I decided to go for a clean, rustic look, and to use the wonderful Clear Decorated Wishes  and the Clear Decorated Wishes mixed add-on stamp sets.


I heat embossed the images on some Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock that I had cut to a standard US A2 size with one of the dies in the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames dies. I used Versamark ink for the stamping and Ranger White embossing powder. I then colored the leaves with my Prismacolor Pencils.
To spice up this simple design I decided to create a shaker. I cut a window out of my front panel with one of the dies in the Tonic Studios Layering Circles die set, and for the shaker I used some seed beads by Studio Katia and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins


I also added a few sequins to the card front, and mounted everything on a top folding white A2 card base.
And that’s my card for today! Now it’s time for you to get creative with your Create a Smile Stamps products! (And if you don’t own any, check out the freebies on the Create a Smile stamps blog! You can use them for the challenges too!)
Remember to follow the challenge rules, listed below, in order to be eligible to win, and submit your projects on the Create a Smile Stamps blog for a chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to the Create a Smile Stamps store! We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!




List of Supplies 

Create a Smile Stamps Clear Decorated Wishes Stamp Set
Create a Smile Stamps Clear Decorated Wishes - mixed add on Stamp Set
Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
Tonic Studios Layering Circles Dies
Versmark Ink
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Prismacolor Pencils 
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm White Cardstock
Clear Acetate
Scotch 3M foam tape
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix
Studio Katia Clear Dust Seed Beads
Crelando Heat Gun
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer 
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board


Suspended Shaker with Ranger Alcohol Ink Background feat Lawn Fawn



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a suspended shaker I created for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge using stamps from the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You and Fintastic Friends stamp sets. I also took this as an opportunity to play around with my new Ranger Alcohol Inks and create an ocean background with them. Let me tell you...these guys are addictive! I used Yupo paper and played around with the Turquoise and the Pistachio inks, and when I was happy with my background I moved on to my card.


I stamped my images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on some Bristol Vellum paper (this might be my new go-to with Zigs), embossed them with clear embossing powder and colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For the seaweed and the coral, because these are solid stamps, I used respectively Memento Dew Drops in Pear Tart and Love Letters. 
I then started building my shaker. For the base I used some teal blue cardstock from the Neenah Astrobrights collection that I cut at a standard A2 size. For the shaker front I used the Tonic Studios Layering Circles to cut both the shaker window and the frame. I then backed the shaker front with some clear acetate.


I used two layers of craft foam to create dimension on my shaker, and for the suspension mechanism I used some nylon thread. I first taped it to the back of my mermaid and then sandwiched it between the two layers of craft foam. Just make sure that the thread is somewhat loose inside the shaker, so that the mermaid can swing around. 
I then added the images to the shaker background, threw in some iridescent and blue confetti for some added sparkle, and assembled the shaker.


I completed my scene with a few images from the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You and Fintastic Friends sets, and for the sentiment I did some heat embossing with white embossing powder over the same teal blue cardstock that I used on my card base. To create the banner I used one of the dies in the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die set and the extended die cutting technique. 

I also created a video tutorial for this card, you can watch it on my YouTube channel! If you did like the video you can tell me by leaving a comment or a like, and if you want to stay up to date with my content you can subscribe to my channel 😊 Thank you all for your support!

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this 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!

List of Supplies

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You Coordinating Dies
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Die Set
Tonic Studios Layering Circles Dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versamark Ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Memento Dew Drops - Pear Tart, Love Letters
Ranger Alcohol Inks - Turquoise, Pistachio
Yupo Paper
Craft Foam
Clear Acetate
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper
Mondi 300 gsm White Cardstock
Neenah Astrobright Paper Collection
Confetti
Crelando Clear Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Funky Tape Runner
Tonic Studios A3 Glass Mat
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board

Treasure Map with Distress Oxide feat MFT Party Like a Pirate


mft-party-like-a-pirate-treasure-map-distress-oxides

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a Treasure Map card I made following this week's Sketch Challenge on the My Favorite Things blog. For my design I decided to turn the sketch around and, for a fun twist, I added the treasure map elements in place of the three stars in the original sketch, that you can see here
For my card I used the My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate set. I stamped my images on Neenah Solar White 100lb cardstock with Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa, I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut them with my EK Success Cutterbee scissors. 

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For the map itself I used Distress Oxides in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and the ink smooshing technique to add color and texture to a panel of watercolor cardstock. I then roughened up the edges with a pair of scissors and blended some Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo in those areas, to make them look aged. And although I really love coloring, this for me was the most fun part of the whole cardmaking process!
For my card base and the sentiment banner I used some brown cardstock, and I blended Distress Oxide in Black Sooth on the edges of both to give them more depth and to get a cohesive design. 

mft-party-like-a-pirate-treasure-map-distress-oxides

For the sentiment I did some stamping with Antique Linen Distress Oxide and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, and I love how the fact that the Antique Linen didn't yield a perfect coverage gives a weathered look to the sentiment as well!
I then drew in the path to the treasure and to the skull using a medium Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen and glued all my elements in place. The pirate, the sentiment banner and the parrot are popped up with some foam squares, and the rest of the images are glued flat to my card base.

And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked this card and enjoyed this post!
I will be back soon with more fun projects, and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies

My Favorite Things Party Like a Pirate stamp set
Memento Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa
Neenah Solar White 100lb cardstock
Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock (card base)
Brown Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Ranger Mini Ink Blender
Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen #175 - Medium Tip
Scissors
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Foam Squares
Crelando Clear Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Mini MISTI

With Love - Soft Looking Floral Card feat Studio Katia Spring Bouquet


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a floral card I made for the Studio Katia blog using the Spring Bouquet Clear Stamps as the focal point. I wanted to go for a soft look on this card, so I stamped my images with gray ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the Spring Bouquet Coordinating Dies.


For my card base I cut some vanilla cardstock with one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Creative Dies. I also used the Dotted Patterns: Loop and the Dotted Patterns: Fancy Circle Creative Dies to cut some gray cardstock. I used these elements to frame and accent the floral image.


I decorated the circular frame with some Golden Copper Sequins and moved on to the sentiment. The word "with" comes from the Giving Thanks Clear Stamps, and the die that cuts the word "love" is the Spring Bouquet Coordinating Dies. I adhered everything to an A2 card base, and that finished off my card.
And that's it for today! I really hope you like this card, and I hope I inspired you to create with the gorgeous Spring Bouquet Clear Stamps. Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Spring Bouquet | Clear Stamps
Giving Thanks | Clear Stamps
Spring Bouquet | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon | Creative Dies
Dotted Patterns: Loop | Creative Dies
Dotted Patterns: Fancy Circle | Creative Dies
3MM Golden Copper Sequins

Summer Scene Card feat Heffy Doodle Stamps



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a cheerful summer card I made for the Heffy Doodle challenge. 
This was such a fun one to make! I really enjoyed building this little scene and trying to creatively use non-summer stamps on a summer card. And I think the result is really fun!

To start off I stamped my images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. The bear and the umbrella come from the Heffy Doodle Beary Big Heart stamp set and the little chicks are part of the Heffy Doodle Eggcellent News stamp set. For the ice cream I used one of the images in the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set, and the little beach toys come from the stamp set included in the Create a Smile Stamps Beach Party kit.


For the scene itself I used Distress Oxides and the My Favorite Things Ocean Waves Die-Namics. I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo for the sand, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon for the sea, and Salty Ocean for the sky. The paper I used is Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolor cardstock, and I also used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to cut my panels to 4 by 5.25”


I then used a die from the Craftin Desert Divas Flag Banner Dies to cut some vellum, over which I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. I used white embossing powder by Ranger, and the sentiment is part of the Sunny Studios Stamps Tropical Paradise set.
I added some color to my card base with Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves and assembled everything.
For some finishing touches I added Crystal Stickles to the ice cream and Glossy Accents to the umbrella, to the egg shell (in the attempt to make it look like a floatie) and to the beach toys.


And that’s it for today! I really hope you liked this card and enjoyed this post! As I mentioned I will be entering this project in the #heffydoodlechallenge - it’s such a fun one and I have so many more ideas! I just hope I will have enough time to actually make the cards I have in mind! 
I will be traveling next week, so I might be a little more silent on the social media side of things (if you don’t follow me on other platforms I suggest you do, as I share even more cardmaking inspiration over there, especially on my Instagram and Facebook profiles).  Traveling aside, I will be back soon with lots of fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies 

Heffy Doodle Beary Big Heart stamp set
Heffy Doodle Eggcellent News stamp set
Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set
Sunny Studios Stamps Tropical Paradise Stamp set
Create a Smile Stamps Beach Party kit
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies
My Favorite Things Ocean Waves Die-Namics
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300gsm white cardstock
Vellum
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Ink
Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Crystal Stickles
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine