Emboss Resist Watercolor with Distress Inks | Studio Katia Floral Garden


Hi everyone! Today I am back with an elegant card I created with the new Studio Katia Floral Garden set and the emboss resist watercolor technique. This set is part of the latest Studio Katia release - if you haven't checked it out yet, you can have a look at it here. It's truly fabulous! 




To start off the card I heat embossed the Floral Garden image with gold embossing powder by WOW!. I then painted the images with Distress Inks. To see the painting process in more detail, make sure to watch the video at the end of this post.


Once my painting was ready and completely dry, I die cut it with the Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies. I then layered it over some dark grey cardstock, that I had die cut with the Darling Ribbon & Frames Dies.


For the sentiment I used greetings in the Kind Bouquet stamp set. The cardstock I used is the same gray that I have on the card base, and I heat embossed the word kindness in gold, and the word matters in white.



I glued everything to my card base, and added some Sparkling Crystals as a finishing touch.
And here you can see all the shine around these gorgeous florals!


As I mentioned, I uploaded a video tutorial for you, showing how I created this elegant card using the Studio Katia Floral Garden stamp set. And don't forget to subscribe for more cardmaking inspiration!



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


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Spellbinders and FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop + Giveaways


Hi everyone! Today I am joining a fun blog hop to celebrate the Spellbinders + FSJ Hello Summer collection! This release is full of really beautiful products, and you can check them all out here.




The hop today is full of wonderful inspiration, and there is a GC to be won. More details at the end of this post, but for now, let's have a look at the cards I created.


For my first card I used the Dream Seeker and the Windy Sky stamp sets.
I created my background with the FSJ Watermelon Fusion and Catalina Splash Liquid Colors. I added a few drops from both on a make up sponge, and used that to ink up the Windy Sky rubber stamp. I then stamped the image on some white cardstock, and obtained this fun and colorful background.

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All the images come from the Dream Seeker stamp set. I stamped them with FSJ Black Licorice ink and I colored the whale with Spectrum Noir Markers. I added some detail with a white gel pen and some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen.


To create the front panel, I die cut some white cardstock with the Spellbinders Lucky Clouds and the FSJ Circle Around dies. I mounted everything on a black base, cut at 4.25 by 5.5".


I used the FSJ Sparkle Silk to add some shimmery droplets to my card front, and here you can see all the shine. And in person it is even more beautiful! 






For card number two I used the Sparkle Mermaid Tail die, the beautiful Splash Zone stencil and the Be Different stamp.


I added color to the mermaid's tail again using the FSJ liquid colors and a make up sponge. I then added sparkle to the base die cut by applying FSJ Sparkle Silk with a sponge, and some white gel pen details to the top die cut.


For the card background I cut some white cardstock with the Spellbinders Lucky Clouds dies, and blended FSJ ink in Turbo Teal through the Splash Zone stencil. I sprinkled some FSJ Sparkle Silk on the background, to add shimmer to it.


The sentiment stamp comes from the Be Different stamp set, and was stamped with FSJ Black Licorice ink. The mermaid's tail is raised over one layer of foam tape.


As a finishing touch I added some Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew. These, when dry, look like water droplets, and I put them around the mermaid's tail, as I wanted to give the impression that these were splashes created by tail coming out of the water.

And here is a close up picture, showing all the sparkle!



And now it's time to talk about giveaways!  


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders + FSJ are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in the Spellbiders + FSJ blog hop post the following Tuesday. 
Here is the full hop list, you should have arrived from Francine Vuilleme, and the next stop is Laurel Beard.


Spellbinders
Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuilleme
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the inspiration with the Spellbinders + FSJ Hello Summer collection! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!


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Four Seasons Card Series - Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon - Fall


Hi everyone! Today I am back with the fourth and final card in my mini season, featuring the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon stamp sets. If you would like to see the other cards I made, you can find them here:

Winter Card
Spring Card
Summer Card


For today's card, which is a fall scene card, I paired the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon set with the Little Boo Agenda. I stamped the images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black ink on Neenah Solar White 100lb cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. I have a color reference chart for you, listing all the markers I used. Make sure to pin it so you can always come back to it, if you need to


All the panels on my were first cut with the Cloud Nine dies. For the mountains and the border in the front I used the Kingdom Trio dies, and for the hills I used the Landscape Trio dies. All the panels were cut from Bristol Smooth cardstock, as this is my cardstock of choice to use with Distress Oxides.  


On the sky I blended Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.
For the mountains I used Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. On the hills I blended Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive, and on the foremost panel I used Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters.
Having lighter colors in the foreground and darker ones on the background increases the sense of deptht in the scene.


For the sentiment I used the Hello Friend Script Die, and I layered some Bristol Smooth cardstock with some fun foam to create a dimensional die cut.
The grassy border, the dragon and the ghost are raised over one layer of foam tape, while the rest is glued flat on my top-folding A2 card base.


And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed this mini series - I had lots of fun creating each and every card with these cute dragons by Mama Elephant, and would love to know which card was your favorite! 

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




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Quick and Easy Summer Card | LDRS Creative Ice Cream Party


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a quick and easy summer card, featuring the LDRS Creative Ice Cream Party stamp set. I love summer and ice cream, so I had to use this fun stamp set for my card today!
There is also a video tutorial at the end of this post. Make sure to check it out if you want to see the card making process in more detail.


I started by cutting one of the papers in the LDRS Creative Sweet Sensations 6x6 paper pad to 4.25 by 5.5". This pad is full of fun and colorful details, and was perfect for today's card!
I then used the Eylet Lace Rectangle die, also by LDRS creative, to cut a rectangular frame out of white cardstock. The frame is so pretty, and is prefect to dress up the simple design of my card, and bring it up a notch.


I backed the window inside the white lacey frame with a smaller rectangle, that I cut out of a second design in the LDRS Creative Sweet Sensations 6x6 paper pad.
I then moved on and started working on my images. These all come from the LDRS Creative Ice Cream Party stamp set. I stamped them with LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.


I cut out the images with my detail scissors, and used them to decorate the front of my card. I added some white gel pen details to the ice cream and the hearts, and that finished off my card.


If you did like the card, and would like to see how I created it, you can watch the video below. And, if you enjoy it, you can support my channel by sharing the video and subscribing! Your support means a lot!






And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the inspiration and my video tutorial! 
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖





Four Seasons Card Series - Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon - Summer


Hi everyone and welcome to the third installment of my mini series, featuring the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon stamp set. So far I have created a winter card and a spring card using these adorable stamps, and today it is time for a summer card! Yay!

Also in this case I created a scene card, and paired the dragons with some of the images in the Beach Chickies and Summer Splash stamp sets, both by Mama Elephant. All the images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers - I have listed all the markers used in the color chart down below.


For the scene itself I die cut some Bristol Smooth cardstock with several die sets.
The stitched detail around all the die cuts is given by the Cloud Nine dies. Those were also used to die cut the Sun. 
For the waves I used the Mama Elephant Ocean Waves Trio dies, and for the beach the Landscape Trio Dies, also by Mama Elephant. 


To add color to the die cuts I used Distress Oxides. On the sky I used Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. For the ocean waves I chose Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass.
For the sand I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye, and for the Sun Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.


I created a dimensional sentiment by die cutting some white cardstock and some white fun foam with the Hello Friend Script Die. I glued everything on a top-folding A2 card base, layering the wave borders with one layer of foam tape.

I added some white gel pen detail, and I coated the umbrella and the kite with a Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen.



And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked this summer card inspiration with the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon stamp set! Stay tuned for the fourth and last card in the series - I will want to know which one is your favorite! ;)


When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖