Non Christmas Stamps on a Christmas Card | Studio Katia Blending Brushes First Impressions



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a Christmas card I created by combining Christmas and non-Christmas stamps. There is also a video tutorial for you at the end of this post, if you'd like to see the step-by-step process.

The sets I used today are the Merry Poinsettia and the Kobi Bearing Gifts stamps sets. I started by stamping them on Neenah Solar White Cardstock with alcohol proof black ink and I then colored them with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I created a color chart for you, if you'd like to use it as a reference.


Once I was done coloring, I die cut the images with the Merry Poinsettia and the Kobi Bearing Gifts coordinating dies and I moved on to my background.
I die cut three panels out of some watercolor cardstock using dies in the Darling Ribbon and Frames, Dotted Patterns Set 3 and Scallop Frames sets.


I used the new Studio Katia Blending Brushes to add some color to my die cut rectangle and oval, over which I blended Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxides, respectively.
The blending bushes feel so super soft and blending with them was really easy! You can see them in action in the video at the end of this post!


It's hard to see in the pictures, but I added some shimmer to the scalloped rectangle using some Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder by Wow!. I stamped the smaller images in the Merry Poinsettia stamp set using Versamark ink over the entire panel, I coated them with the embossing powder, and I heat set the powder with my heat gun.


I also added some more sparkle to the card by coating some of the images with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen. It is hard to catch on camera, but in real life it's really pretty!


As a final touch, I glued some Icy Sparkle Crystals to the card front (a new favorite of mine!).
If you are interested in how to make this colorful Christmas card with the Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia and Kobi Bearing Gifts stamp sets, you can watch the video tutorial down below! And don't forget to subscribe to my channel for more inspiration!





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


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Scrapbook com Domed Ink Blending Tools | Fall Card feat Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte


Hi everyone! Today is a busy day here on my blog, and this time I am back to share with you a cute fall card and my first impressions on the Scrapbook.com Domed Ink Blending Tools! These are a new item on the Scrapbook.com store and the special design of the foam applicators prevents the formation of streak marks when you do your ink blending. 


You can learn more and see them in action in the video at the end of this post and, if you are reading this in Octobr 2019, you might want to take advantage of the huge sales on Scrapbook.com exclusive products! 


Moving on to the card, I used stamps from the Scrapbook.com Fall Sampler set and the Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte and For You, Deer sets.
I die cut the heart using the Lawn Fawn Outside-In Stitched Heats Stackables and then I blended Scrapbook.com Premiym Hybrid Inks in the colors Autumn Leaves and Orange Cream over it, using my Domed Ink Blending Tools.


I stamped the images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Ink in the color Leather over some Neenah Solar White cardstock and I colored them with my Nuvo markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies. 
I also prepared a marker chart for you, if you are interested in the actual markers that I used for my coloring. You can save it to your Pinterest boards, to always have it handy.



Next, I stamped the sentiment on my die-cute heart with Leather Premium Hybrid Ink. The sentiment is part of the Scrapbook.com Fall Sampler set, which is really a great sentiment set for fall and Halloween, with a nice variety of greetings in different fonts.


The card background is one of the designs in the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall Paper Pad, that I die cut with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies. I finished off the card by ahdering the images, raising some of them over foam squares, for some added dimension. 


If you are interested in seeing how to make this cute fall card and if you want to learn more about the Scrapbook.com Ink Blending Tools with Domed Foam Applicators, you can watch the video below!





What's your favorite ink blending tool?

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


The items marked with a * were sent to me for free for designing purposes. When possible, affiliated links are used. 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 and allows me to keep sharing inspiration with you. Thank you for your support! 💖





One Kit SixCards | Spellbinders October 2019 Card Kit of the Month


Hi everyone! Today I am back with some inspiration with the Spellbinders October Card Kit of the Month! This is another fabulous kit, which will allow to easily build your Christmas card stash! Unfortunately I didn't get around to filming this video this month, but I have six cards for you guys.
And by the way, if you are interested in subscribing to the kit, you can do so at this link. Some of the supplies in the kit can be purchased individually as Club Kit Extras!

Also, there is a huge fall clearance sale on the Spellbinders store right now - I spotted some really amazing dies over there!


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CARD NUMBER SIX




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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! 💖

Easy Christmas Cards Inspiration | Happy Holidays with Stencils Video Hop + Giveaways!


Hi everyone! Today I am back with three Christmas cards, showcasing three different ways in which you can use stencils. I have a video for you as well, and it is part of a video hop with giveaways! 


The sponsor for today's hop is A Colorful Life Designs, and today's cards will showcase stencils from their Holiday Release. There are ten 15$ gift certificates to be won, make sure to watch my video to find out more!


For my first card I used the Snowflakes Net stencil and Nuvo Mousse in Powder Blue. Before applying the mousse I created the background using Distress Inks.


I die cut some Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies and blended Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord in different areas of the panel. 
I then applied the Nuvo Mousse through the stencil with a painters knife and set the background aside to dry.


The images I used are part of the Mama Elephant Snow Friends stamp set. I stamped them with Spectrum Noir Black Alcohol Proof Ink and colored them with Illustrator markers. 
I have a color chart for you, that you can use as a reference. 

For the sentiment I die cut some white cardstock with the Mama Elephant Warm Fuzzy Hugs die and I glued it at the top of my card.


I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off the first card.




On my second card I used the Big Swirl stencil and heat embossing. I first created the base by die cutting some Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Tonic Studios Layering Squares and then blended Distress Ink in Candied Apple over the whole panel (you can also directly use some red cardstock).


I then blended Lawn Fawn Yeti Pigment ink over the stencil, coated the area with Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder by Wow and heat set it with my heat gun.


The image I used for this card  is part of the MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set. For the coloring I used again my Spectrum Noir markers, and here is the color chart for it too.

The sentiment I used is also part of the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set, and was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock. For some extra interest, I raised the image and the sentiment over foam squares.


I mounted my card front on a square card base, cut at 4 3/4" by 9 1/2" and scored at 4 3/4", and that finished off my second card.


For my third and final card I used the Big Damask stencil to create a subtle background with a watercolor look. The base panel is again some Bristol Smooth cardstock, die cut with the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies.


I started by blending Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Forest Most and Black Soot over the panel. I then lay the stencil over my cardstock and spritzed it with some water using my Distress Sprayer. The water reactivates the inks and creates a pretty watercolor like look.


I added some interest on the background by creating some droplets with my Distress Oxides and the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors.
The images on this card come from the My Favorite Things Secret Santa's stamp set. Also in this case I used my Illustrator markers to do the coloring, and here is a color chart for you.

As a last step, I heat embossed the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings with white embossing powder by Wow.


As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have a video tutorial for you, sharing three ways to use stencils on your handmade Christmas cards. The video is part of a blog hop with giveaways, so happy hopping and good luck!







Let me know in the comments what your favorite technique with stencils is, and have a wonderful day! 


The items marked with a * were sent to me for free for designing purposes. When possible, affiliated links are used. 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 and allows me to keep sharing inspiration with you. Thank you for your support! 💖












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