Today I’m happy to be part of the Studio Katia March Release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Natalia’s blog and if you’ve never visited my site before, welcome! I have been admiring Studio Katia for a while now and I was excited to be invited to play with some of their new releases, and play I did! Here is my first card:
Having just recently purchased some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, I knew when I saw this gorgeous Spring Bouquet stamp set and coordinating die set that it was time to bust out the markers. However, I have been told by a few people on my my Instagram account to mix it up with my cardstock and try using the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with the Zig pens and you know what? It worked like a charm!
I decided to stamp the image onto the Bristol using Versafine Onyx black ink, and then quickly poured some fine detail clear embossing powder over the image. When I heat set the powder, it gave me a little raised outline in which to paint. That is really helpful for a new painter.
I used my Zig markers and a water brush to fill in the images. I only used three markers to paint this image and I think it turned out pretty nice for someone who literally never painted anything before last year. I will admit, it took me a while to finish painting because I’m pretty slow at it, but it was also pretty relaxing to just sit and paint. Who knew?!
The coordinating die includes a “love” sentiment, so I die cut four of them and glued them all together for a bit of dimension. I used the “sending” sentiment from the new Japanese Peony set, and stamped that onto some black cardstock, and embossed it using white powder. I notched the ends of the little banner using a banner die. I cut out the flowers, popped them up on the white cardstock panel which I created by using the outside dotted frame die from the Dotted Patterns: Loops die (LOVE this die for that inlaid panel look with a stitched edge!) I finished the card by adding some Sparkling Crystals with some Glossy Accents. I love the black cardstock card base with this feminine floral. It ties in nicely with the black stamped image and the small black sentiment banner. I’m going to be sending this card to my mama very soon!
I love the detail of the dots in this die, and it also made it super easy to line up and adhere the Satin Rainbow Confetti.
And those are my two cards for today’s blog hop! Check out all the new releases from Studio Katia today!
THE GIVEAWAY: To celebrate our New Release, Studio Katia is giving away FIVE $25 CAD gift certificates! The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of our Blog Hop. To enter…
– Leave a comment on this blog post and on every stop of the Blog Hop
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– Make sure to leave all the comments by Sunday March 18th, 2018 11:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on March 20th, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.
FOLLOW ALONG ON THE HOP! Here is the list of today’s card makers sharing their inspiration on the hop!