How to Color Hair and Skin | LDRS Creative Winds Are Blowing


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fall card and a video tutorial showing how to color skin and hair with alcohol markers. 
Although summer is my favorite season, I started enjoying the coziness of autumn in the past few years. Chunky sweaters, hot drinks, movie nights all snuggled up on the sofa...and with the temperatures getting cooler where I live and a few more rainy days, I have to admit that I feel more and more in the mood for autumn...and for autumn cards! 


Here's why for my August post for LDRS Creative I was inspired to create this card with the gorgeous Winds Are Blowing stamp set. This is part of a series of season inspired stamps - I created a summer card last month with another set in the series, you can check it out here if you missed it. 


The card design is pretty simple: I did some masked stamping and ink blending and most of the time was dedicated to coloring this beautiful girl. I took my time and I have to say that I really enjoyed the process.
The focal panel was die cut with the Scalloped Rectangle Frames by LDRS creative, and on the base panel I did some tone on tone ink blending and stamping with the LDRS Creative Iced Tea Hybrid Ink and one more stamp from the Winds Are Blowing stamp set.


All the details of the card making process are discussed in the video tutorial that you can find down below. Don't forget to let me know what you thought about it, and if you are already in the mood for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spiced latte!




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

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Cute Night Scene | Heffy Doodle Absotoothly Awesome Stamp Set


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share you a cute card I created with products from the latest Heffy Doodle release. I loved the new stamps and dies, and these little fairies from the Absotoothly Awesome stamp set definitely stole my heart! If you missed it, you can also check out my one kit three cards video, where I shared more inspiration with this set.

For this card I paired this cute stamp set with the Fairy Heffy Cuts, the Sun Moon & Stars Heffy Cuts and the Clover Frames Dies.


I created the sky background by blending Distress Oxides in Black Sooth, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean on a sheet of light blue cardstock, that I had previously die cut with the Clover Frames Dies. I die cut away the stars with one of the dies in the Sun Moon & Stars dies and then layered the sky with a sheet of bright yellow cardstock.


From the same yellow cardstock I die cut the moon and the word fairy (for the latter I used the Fairy Heffy Cuts). I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment, part of the Absotoothly Awesome stamp set, using white embossing powder over black cardstock.


I stamped the little fairy on alcohol-marker friendly cardstock and colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers. I used a white gel pen to create the look of sparkle on her clothes, and then die cut her with the coordinating dies to the Absotoothly Awesome stamp set.


I glued everything to a white top-folding A2 card base and that finished off the card.



And that's it for today! I really hope you liked today's card with this super cute fairy stamp set by Heffy Doodle!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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Distress Oxides on Colored Card | Halloween Scene Card feat Studio Katia Monster Bash


Hi everyone! Today I am here to share with you a fun Halloween scene card and a video tutorial which shows how to make it.
The stamp sets I used are  Monster Bash and Whimsical Town. All the images were stamped with black hybrid ink by Scrapbook.com and colored with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.
Once the coloring was over, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.



I then started creating my scene. I die cut some light blue cardstock with the rectangle die in the Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies to create my sky. I blended some Distress Oxides over the panel to add darkness and create a night sky.
I created some clouds with white pigment ink and a stencil I created by die cutting some white cardstock with the cloud die in the Sky Set Borders. To finish off the sky, I added some stars with my Gansai Tambi  Starry Colors and a small paintbrush.


For the road and the hill, I die cut some gray cardstock with the Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies first, and then with the Simple Dotted Borders. I added some shading with Distress Oxide in Black Soot.
I mounted everything on a black card base, that I die cut with the Darling Ribbon and Frames dies. The moon was created out of yellow cardstock with the Sky Set Borders.


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over black cardstock and rounded the corners of the sentiment banner with my Corner Chomper. I finished off my card with some details added with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen, a white gel pen and some Glossy Accents.
And that's it for today! If you liked this fun Halloween scene card and want to see how you can create it too, make sure to watch the video down below! And don't forget to subscribe to the Studio Katia channel for more cardmaking and papercrafting videos!






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Watercolor Floral Card for Altenew plus Giveaway! | Cherished Memories and Leaf Frame Cover Die




Hi everyone! Today I am very excited and incredibly honored to be a guest on the Altenew blog and YouTube channel! For this special occasion I made a card with the Cherished Memories stamp set and the Leaf FrameCover Die, and a video showing you the step by step process! There is also a giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to stay tuned until the end to find out more about it!


I started by stamping the gorgeous flowers and leaves in the Cherished Memories stamp set on some Canson XL watercolor card, and then I went ahead and painted them with the Altenew watercolors. Once the images were ready and completely dry, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.


For the card base, I die cut some more watercolor cardstock with the Leaf Frame Cover Die and I painted the frame in green with my watercolors. I added some droplets and let everything aside to dry.
I then trimmed down some more watercolor cardstock to 4.25 by 5.5” and I painted it with the same colors, creating an ombre effect.


Next, I die cut some vanilla cardstock using the Leaf Frame Cover Die, and used the central rectangle as a panel for my sentiment. The sentiment is also part of the Cherished Memories stamp set.
I glued everything on a top-folding A2 card base and that finished off my card.


As I mentioned, I also filmed a video tutorial, showing how I created this watercolor card – I hope you'll enjoy it!






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A big thank you to Altenew for having me as guest today, I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope you like it too!

I wish you all a wonderful day!



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Watercoloring Leaves with Distress Inks | Thank You Card feat SugarPea Design Eucalyptus Wreath



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fall thank you card and a video tutorial in which I show how I painted these autumn leaves with Distress Inks.

The stamp set that I used is the SugarPea Designs Eucalyptus Wreath. I die cut some Canson XL watercolor cardstock with the Card Front Element Builder set and then embossed the wreath with gold embossing powder.



Next, I did some watercoloring with Distress Inks: I used Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss. Make sure to check out the video at the end of this post for more details on the painting process!



Once the painting was over, I added some droplets with my Distress Inks and my gold Gansai Tambi Starry Colors. I also blended some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo on the edges of the cardstock to add to the fall theme of this card.



For my sentiment I used the Grateful Greetings stamp set and the Grateful die. I cut some brown cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. To die cut the sentiment strip, I used the Sentiment Strip die, that fit perfectly with the size of my greeting.



As a very last step, I created some berries around the wreath with Nuvo Drops in the color Autumn Red. As I mentioned, there is a video for you, showing how to create this fall inspired thank you card with Distress Inks and the watercolor technique. 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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One Kit Six Cards with Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit of the Month


Hi everyone! Today I am back with six cards I created with the new, super fun Card Kit of the Month by Spellbinders. August has been a little busy for me so far, so I didn't get around to film a video this month, and I don't have the usual 10 cards for you - but I still hope you'll enjoy this post and will be inspired by it!

In case you are not familiar with it, the Spellbinders kit is a kit you can subscribe to on the Spellbinders store. I have been creating with the kit for a few months, and I can tell you that the themes have always been really fun! Plus, I think it is a great value. For more information, you can visit this page.


For my first card I combined two of the designs in the patterned paper pad included in the kit. I cut one panel to 5.5 x 5.25" and the other to 5.25x4", and I adhered them to a card base.


I cut two strips out of the copper foiled card in the kit, and layered them with one of the memory cards, which I raised over some foam squares.


As a last step,  I glued a die cut shape with a parrot and one with a flower to the card front. And that finished off card number one.


For card number two, I played again with patterned paper, memory cards and die cut shapes.


This memory card with the sentiment stay curious really spoke to me, and I completed the sentiment with one of the stickers. This has a sentiment too, that reads beautiful minds inspire others. It is really beautiful, isn't it?


I decorated the card front with a few die cut shapes and adhered everything to one of the card bases in the kit. 




The kit also comes with a really fun stamp set, that I used on this third card. I stamped the images on white cardstock (also from the kit) and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.


I cut the images with my scissors and I adhered them to a 4x5.25" panel of white cardstock.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set and glued everything to a white card base. And that was card number three.


This fourth card must be my favorite from the set! I love that little sloth!



Again I played with die cut shapes and patterned paper to create interest and movement on the card front.


I also added a few sequins from the kit for some extra bling! :)




For my fifth card I used one of the larger memory cards and I trimmed it to 3.75x5". This created a nice and colorful background for my toucan die cut shape to stand on.


I layered the background with some white card, cut to 4x5.25",  and some patterned paper, cut to 4.25x5.5".
The sentiment wild child was created with die cuts too.


For some extra interest, I raised the toucan and the word child on some foam squares.


For my sixt and final card I had to use the dies in the kit! These help you build the adorable sloth as well as the branch and the leaves featured in the card.


I die cut all the shapes from the colored cardstock included in the kit and adhered them on a background, that I created using another design from this month's patterned paper collection (did I say that it is gorgeous?!).



For the sentiment I used one of the stickers, and that finished off my sixt and final card.

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and my inspiration with the Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit of the Month! 
Some of the product in the kit are also available as Club Kit Extras, which means they can be purchased separately from the subscription - you will find everything in the supply list below!

Thank you all for stopping by and let me know which card is your favorite!
Have a lovely day!




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