Hello SN friends,
I’ve got some masculine inspiration for you today using some Therm-o-web Deco Foil.
I die-cut the start from some Toner Paper so I could add foil to the top using a laminator machine.
The stars were cut again out of some black cardstock so I could use the leftover/negative piece leftover. I stamped the panel with a background stamp before backing it with blue cardstock. I glued the foiled stars back into their spots and then glue the sentiment in the bottom right.
The foiled stars are not perfectly covered in foil, I like that somewhat distressed look.
I hope this inspired to a little today, thank you for stopping by the SN blog.
If you have any questions please let me know in your comment.
Hello crafty friends,
Sometimes I’m a bit behind on trying out new trends and that was true for the all of those sequins out there. I jumped in and I bought a few bags of Studio Katia sequins several weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying using them as embellishments and in some shaker cards.
I used some watercolour paper for a bit of added texture and cut the Stitched Loops towards the left side of the cardstock panel. I used some double-sided foam tape on the back of the panel and in-between the circles to create the space to contain the sequins behind each circle.
After adding the sequins and some seed beads I simply covered the back with a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment and then adhered the panel to the front of an A2 white card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).
Thank you for stopping by the SN blog, I hope you got inspired.
Hello my friends,
I’ve really been enjoying water colouring and the new products from Studio Katia over the past few weeks. The SK sequins are great for embellishing and for making shaker cards.
Today’s share has me thinking of Spring with the beautiful flowers and the colours I used. The sequins were my inspiration.
I heat embossed the flowers and leaves on watercolour paper for easy colouring, the raised edges of the embossing powder helps keep the water contained inside the image. After they had dried I fussy them each image and added double-sided foam tape to the back of the centre flower.
The sentiment on my card today was typed up on my vintage typewriter.
If you’ve created a shaker card I would love to see it, consider sharing it with me on the
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Thanks for stopping by the SN blog today. Happy Sunday!
Happy Sunday friends,
Thank you for stopping by for another card share, this week we’re featuring a beautiful stamp set from Studio Katia called Together We Bloom. This beautiful floral set is so trendy and has a lot of flower images to choose from.
I’m really into heat embossing right now so I grabbed some copper embossing powder after I figured out where I wanted the sentiment on the die-cut stitched panel.
I used my Stamp Perfect tool for all the stamping on this card as I was using watercolour paper and this allowed me to stamp each image 2-3 times in the exact same position. Love this tool for good ink coverage on the uneven watercolour paper texture.
I loosely watercoloured on more watercolour paper using the die-cut panel as a guide, I did make sure that the colour was poking out from behind. I used foam tape on the panel to give it some dimension and added some black ink splatters to tie in with the sentiment. The watercolour has some big impact so I didn’t feel the need to add embellishments.
That’s it, my friends, I hope you are inspired to get out your embossing powders again.
See you next week.
Hello crafty friends,
Today I want to share a bright & cheerful card with you using the new Studio Katia Mandala stamp. This stamp is so versatile and is great for colouring with alcohol markers, watercolour products and distress inks.
I started by heat embossing the Mandala with white embossing power on 110lb smooth white cardstock. Then using the mini blending tool I added 3 colours of distress ink; Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feather & Picked Raspberry. I blended the flowers first followed by the pink background.
Once everything was dry, I splattered some plain water onto the pink area, let it sit, and then pressed a paper towel on top to pick up the excess water. Love this look.
I finished off the card by mounting it onto a black card base and heat embossing the sentiment with the same white embossing power. Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, I hope you found some inspiration. See you next time. 🙂
Welcome and happy Sunday.
I’m excited to share my card with you today, I have been working with some new supplies from Avery Elle and Studio Katia and they just make me happy.
My card share today is easy to make and has just a little bit of sparkle. I think this card took me 15 minutes to make (I didn’t time myself 🙂 ).
I started with a standard A2 size card base and I cut a second piece 1/4 inch smaller for a small border. I added some plain modeling paste over heart patterned stencil and set it aside to dry.
I did all of my die cutting in one stage after I stamped the cute little puffins.
I really like the font of the hugs die by Avery Elle, I hope they make more words
in the same font. I cut the shadow in vellum and the word hugs from plain black cardstock and then layered them together. I also layered two of the stitched square dies together as a base for the puffins. That stitched detail is awesome.
I felt like the background of the card was enough ’embellishment’ for this card and I could have stopped after gluing all the pieces together but I wanted a bit of sparkle. The Studio Katia Majestic Fusion sequins are perfect for adding a little something without adding more colour. I adhered those with some Matte Gel Medium and then called it done.
Thank you so much for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions let me know in a comment below. Take care and I’ll be back next Sunday.
I sometimes forget how nice heat embossing looks and the little jars sit in a drawer and don’t get used. The sentiment in the stamp set that I used for this weeks card made me want to emboss the heart stamp in gold and I love the way it turned out.
I think I will be keeping my heat embossing powders out over the next couple of weeks to see what I can add them to. 🙂
After heat embossing the heart, I watercoloured the inside. The melted embossing powder helps keep the watercolour inside the lines so it makes for a quick and easy way to add colour.
Thank you for stopping by here on the SN blog, we hope you found some inspiration.
Have you ever created a project from leftovers?
The card I’m sharing today started with things I had sitting on my desk from other projects that didn’t make the cut then but were still really great for other projects.
I had two pieces of paper, on one I had stamped an image on some woodgrain paper and the other was a foiled a piece of white cardstock. Those two papers became the layers on this card.
Now because most of this card was complete because of the papers I found on my desk, the rest of it came together quickly.
I heat embossed the So Very Blessed image using Versa Mark ink and black embossing powder and trimmed down the paper to fit on top of the foiled cardstock. All that was left after that was adhering everything to the card base.
It’s great when a project comes together organically like today’s card, it doesn’t happen often for me. I will continue keeping those leftover or used papers and see if I can make some more cards or other projects.
Thank you for visiting the SN blog today.
Happy Sunday everyone,
It’s Joy here with another card share and today’s share uses distress inks to create a blended background. Whenever I use distress ink in this way I always like the results and, I like to use some water for that splatter effect you see.
I used the same distress ink, Salty Ocean, to watercolour the bear’s hat and scarf after stamping the image with Archival Ink. Now because I was colouring directly on my card base this time I kept my water brush from getting too wet by dabbing off on some paper towel. This helped me to prevent the card base from warping.
My final step was to heat emboss the Hello sentiment using some black Zing! embossing powder, I love the look of the embossed sentiment. In real life, it’s got a shine to it and just pops off the card.
Thank you for visiting the SN blog today, I hope you found some inspiration.