Easy Textured Watercolor Background feat Studio Katia Mermaid for Each Other


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I made for the Studio Katia blog using the super adorable Mermaid for Each Other stamp set.
As a first step I stamped my images on Bristol Vellum cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, heat embossed them with white embossing powder, and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I created a color chart where I listed all the markers I used, so that you can use it as a reference, in case you'd like to reproduce this card. When I was done coloring the images I die cut them with the coordinating dies.


I then started working on my background. I took some watercolor cardstock, and, using the wet on wet technique, I added some color with my Gansai Tambi (I used the pans number 38, 61 and 67). While the cardstock was still wet I added some water droplets and some kitchen salt. This little trick allows to effortlessly create a beautiful texture on your watercolor pieces.




Once the background was dry I cut it first with the rectangle die in the Darling Ribbon Creative Dies, and then used one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns - Set 1 to cut the focal panel out of the watercolor background. I used the same rectangle die and the star die in the Mini Tags 1 set to cut some white cardstock, and then layered the three panels to create a fun design on my card. For some extra dimension I popped up the central panel with some fun foam.


As a finishing touch I added some Nuvo Drops in red to create some contrast on the card.
I also recorded a video showing how I created this project- you can watch it down below. And don't forget to subscribe to the Studio Katia channel for more inspiration from the design team.



And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the post and the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with this adorable stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


SUPPLIES

Mermaid For Each Other | Clear Stamp Set
Mermaid For Each Other | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon & Frames | Creative Dies
Dotted Patterns Set - 1 | Creative Dies
Dotted Patterns: Mini Tags 1 | Creative Dies


CC Designs Release Preview - Day 1


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for Day 1 of the C.C. Designs August 2018 Release Preview! Whohooo! This is my first month as part of the C.C. Designs Design Team and I am super excited to show you the cards I created with their adorable products!


So, let's start with this one, featuring the super adorable Circus stamp set, that the DT is showcasing today. To start off I stamped the elephant and the stand with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Bristol Vellum cardstock by Strathmore and I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies, and started working on my background.


For the background I die cut some more Bristol Vellum cardstock using a stitched rectangle die by My Favorite Things, and, using some very simple masking, I did some ink blending with my Distress Inks. For the sky I used Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean, and for the ground I used Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo. 
In order to create interest on the card base I cut some patterned paper by Lawn Fawn using first the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die and then the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics. For the flag banner I used paper by My Favorite Things and a die by Impronte d'Autore. I glued the papers on a black base that I cut using the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies.


To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the C.C. Designs Circus stamp set with white embossing powder, popped up the focal panel with foam tape, and added a few enamel dots from the C.C. Designs Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked this card and enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the C.C. Designs August 2018 release - I assure you, it's a great one! Also, make sure you join the C.C. Designs Facebook group, as we have giveaways happening during the whole duration of Release Preview Week!
I will be back soon with more fun projects and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies

C.C. Designs Circus Stamp Set
C.C. Design Circus Coordinating Dies
C.C. Designs Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots
Heffy Doodle Stamps Clover Frames Dies
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies
My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics
My Favorite Things Inside-Out Stitched Rectangles Stax Die-Namics
Impronte d'Autore Flags Cut-Mi Light
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Ink
Prismacolor Pencils
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock
Core'dinations Smooth Black cardstock
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark 6x6'' paper pad
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6'' paper pad
My Favorite Things Black and White Basics 6x6'' paper pad
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Foam Tape
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Sizzix Sidekick
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board

Adding Sparkle to Cards Using Products by Tommy Art



Hi everyone! Today I am back with two cards and a very special post, because we are now celebrating two years since the Facebook group Carmaking Italia (CMI) was born! I have been a member of the group for about a year and was asked to be a moderator a few months ago, and I really love being a part of it! It's all about sharing the love for cardmaking and for handmade kindness. 
And as part of the celebrations for CMI's anniversay I had the chance to play with some beautiful products by Tommy Art and created two cards and a video tutorial, that I will share in today's post.
The products I tried are the Tommy Art Brilli Gel, which are a tinted gel medium which contains some really sparkly glitter, and the Timbrillo, which is a perlescent, water soluble medium with silver glitter in it. Make sure to watch the video below, where I show these products and how I used them in today's cards! But first let's have a look at the card making process.



For the first card I started off by ink blending Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac over some watercolor cardstock. In order to cut panel to a standard A2 size I used a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle. I then used the My Favorite Things Radiating Rays stencil to apply the Brilli Gel in the color Luce, which has a light blue tint to it and added some beautiful sparkle to the background.


I then die cut a cloud border and some individual clouds using dies by Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn. I added some shading using Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry, and used the same Brilli Gel in the color Luce to add shimmer to the clouds. I diluted it with a bit of water and used a brush to distribute the product on the clouds. And this added even more sparkle to my card. 


The images I used are from the Impronte d'Autore Wizard of Oz series. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. To add some shimmer to the images as well I used the Timbrillo: I diluted it with a bit of water and brushed it over the clothes of Glinda and of the munchkin. 

To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment on the inside (it reads somewhere over the rainbow the sky is blue and impossible dreams come true) and the fairy as well, using Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac, to match the card front.

And this is card number one :)



For the second card I created a Wizard of Oz inspired scene. As a first step I created my yellow brick road. I die cut two road strips using some hillside dies by Mama Elephant, I covered them in Distress Oxide in Black Soot and then I coated them with the Brilli Gel in Cristalli di Carbone (Coal Crystals), which is a gorgeous black glimmer paste. Once that layer was dry I used the English Brick Wall stencil by My Favorite Things and the Brilli Gel in Polvere di Fata (Fairy Dust) to add some golden bricks to the road. I left these die cuts to dry and started working on my scene. 


I used the Landscape Trio dies by Mama Elephant to cut the hills and the cloud border, and the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies to cut the panel for the sky. I then blended Distress Oxide in Peeled Paint and Forest Moss over the hills, and Faded Jeans and Broken China over the sky. I added water droplets for a fun look. 
For the clouds I used the Landscape Trio dies by Mama Elephant, I added shading with Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac, and some gorgeous shimmer with the Timbrillo by Tommy art. I diluted it with water and used a large, flat brush to distribute it over the clouds. 


I then stamped and colored another image from the Impronte d'Autore Wizard of Oz series, and used more of the Brilli Gel and the Timbrillo to add shimmer to the clothes and the crown of this sweet fairy.


I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the fairy and the sentiment, which reads "follow the yellow brick road".

And that's the second card for today. If you want to have a closer look at the cardmaking process and at how beautiful and shimmery the products I used today are, you can watch the video down below!
And don't forget to leave a comment and a thumbs up if you liked the video, and to subscribe to my channel if you want to see more from me :) Thank you very much for your support!


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

Laura


List of Supplies

Card 1:
Tommy Art Brilli Gel - Luce
Tommy Art Timbrillo
Impronte d'Autore La magia e' Credere Clear Stamp Set  & Coordinating Dies
Impronte d'Autore Felicità Clear Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies
Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Dies
My Favorite Things Radiating Rays Stencil
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Neenah Solar White 110 lb Cardstock
Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolor Cardstock
Distress Oxides - Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac
Mondi Color Copy 300gsm White Cardstock
Spatula
Paintbrushes
Double Sided Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express 
Sizzix Sideckick

Card 2:

Tommy Art Brilli Gel - Cristalli di Carbone
Tommy Art Brilli Gel - Polvere di Fata
Tommy Art Brilli Gel - Luce
Tommy Art Timbrillo
Impronte d'Autore Felicità Clear Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies
Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Dies
Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
My Favorite Things English Brick Wall Stencil
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Distress Oxides - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Faded Jeans, Broken China
Mondi Color Copy 300gsm White Cardstock
Spatula
Paintbrushes
Double Sided Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Express 
Sizzix Sideckick




Rustic Cards/Home Decor feat Spellbinders


Hi everyone! Today I am back with two rustic cards that could be also used as home decor elements, created with products by Spellbinders. I used two stamps from the Tammy Tatterow collection, Bobbin Wishes and Cute as a Button, corrugated cardstock and balsa wood from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5, and some Spellbinders Craft Foam.
I used the same basic techniques on both projects, but with different supplies, so let’s dive into it!


For the first project I heat embossed the Bobbin Wishes stamp with white embossing powder, and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. I used french greys for the sentiment (PC 1076, PC 1072, PC1069), warm greys for the bobbin (PC1058, PC1054, PC1052, PC1050, PC938) and for the pink elements I used pinks and reds (PC994, PC993, PC108 and PC925, PC930, PC938).


I added some droplets with white acrylic paint, and used my scissors to distress the edges of the panel.
I cut a sheet of balsa wood to 4.25x5.5”, ran some off-white vintage ribbon across its corners, and mounted the focal panel using some Multi Medium Matte adhesive.





For the second project I stamped the Cute as a Button Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink on some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
To add color to the sentiment I did some watercoloring with Distress Oxides: I used Bundled Sage for the words “you are” and “as a”, Aged Mahogany for the word “button”, and Candied Apple and Fired Brick for the word “cute” and for the button. I painted the needle with Hickory Smoke and applied a light wash of Antique Linen Distress Oxide on the whole panel.


I added some droplets with Antique Linen for extra texture, and used my scissors again to roughen up the edges of the panel. 
I then took a sheet of corrugated cardstock, cut it to 4.25x5.5”, and decorated it with some green vintage ribbon. And to finish the project I raised the focal panel on the base using some craft foam.

And here’s another look at these projects.
You could mount them on a card base...


...or add some twine to the back so that you can hang them to your wall and use them as home decor.


I also uploaded a video showing how I created today’s projects, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel


And that’s it for today! I really hope you liked this post and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of Supplies

Spellbinders Cute as a Button Stamp
Spellbinders Bobbin Wishes Stamp
Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5
Spellbinders Craft Foam
Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock
Craft Cardstock
Prismacolor Pencils
Distress Oxides
White Acrylic Paint
Vintage Ribbon
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Double Sided Adhesive

There Is No Place Like Home feat Impronte d'Autore


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a quick post to let you know that I am on the Impronte d'Autore blog with this cute card featuring stamps in the new Wizard of Oz series. By the way, if you've been eyeing them, they have now been released as mounted or unmounted rubber stamps with sentiments in English too! You can check them out here! Impronte d'Autore ships throughout Europe, and, if you are a US customer, you can still order your stamps via email! I think they are too cute to resist! 

Buongiorno a tutti! Oggi torno con un post veloce per farvi sapere che sono sul blog delle Timbrine con questa card, realizzata con i nuovi timbri della serie Il Mago di Oz di Impronte d'Autore! 
Leggete questo post per altre foto e la spiegazione passo passo!


Shell-ebration Card plus Tag Set feat Studio Katia


Hi everyone! It's Laura here and today I am back with a mini set composed of a card and a coordinating tag I created for the Studio Katia blog using the Shell-ebration Stamp Set.
For the background of both the card and the tag I used stencils, Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone) and Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch). I blended the inks on some smooth cardstock, used a baby wipe to lift off some of the pigment through the stencils, and then applied the Glimmer Paste with a spatula. For the card I used the Bubbles stencil, and for the tag I used the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil.
I then stamped the turtle from the Shell-ebration stamp set and some of the smaller images from the Under the Sea stamp set, colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I also created a reference chart for your convenience where I listed all the markers I used.



Both the card and the tag have a window structure. For the card I created the front of the window using the Dotted Patterns Darling Ribbon Creative Dies,


and for the tag I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 Creative Dies.


I glued some of the images directly on the background and some on the window panels, that I coated with acetate. The sentiments come from the Shell-ebration stamp set and are heat embossed over white cardstock. To embellish my projects even more I used Majestic Confetti and Nuvo Jewel Drops.


I also recorded a video tutorial showing how I created today's card, you can watch it down below. And don't forget to subscribe to the Studio Katia channel for more inspiration from the design team.

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the post and enjoyed the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with the super cute Shell-ebration stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day
Laura

SUPPLIES

Shell-ebration | Clear Stamp Set
Shell-ebration | Coordinating Dies
Under the Sea | Clear Stamp Set
Under the Sea | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon | Creative Dies
Dotted Shaker Tag - 2 | Creative Dies
Bubbles | Creative Stencil
Brush Stroke Waves | Creative Stencil
Majestic | Confetti