Studio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop

Cathy ZielskeCards62 Comments

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!

For my second card, I used the new Confetti Kindness stamp and the Dotted Patterns: Fancy Circle dies to create this simple, square card.

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

– Follow Studio Katia on Instagram

– Like Studio Katia on Facebook

– 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!

Cathy—you are here!



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Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop

62 Comments on “Studio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop”

  1. #4
    Mirella Rogan

    Both your cards are lovely, however the first one is really beautiful – Love the colours you used, your colouring, and the whole design, sentiment included. Simply fab! Thanks so much for inspiring!

  2. #5
    Becca Yahrling

    Well, for a newbie painter, you did a beautiful job
    coloring these gorgeous flowers. I also love the
    ‘kindness’ card. I love that stamp! Love the pretty
    design you did.

  3. #6
    Sharon in CA

    Fantastic use of the Real Brush Clean markets! I am so proud of the progress you have made in your card making journey!! Great inspiration!! And it really IS about which paper, which inks and which color medium! That’s the fun of experimenting! Thanks for the reminder.

  4. #7
    Sharon in CA

    Fantastic use of the Real Brush Clean markets! I am so proud of the progress you have made in your card making journey!! Great inspiration!! And it really IS about which paper, which inks and which color medium! That’s the fun of experimenting! Thanks for the reminder.

  5. #9

    Your floral card is absolutely gorgeous; despite being a ‘first time’ painter, you appear to have the zigs mastered! Truly lovely! Your kindness card: delightful! Wonderful showcases of the new products!

  6. #11
    carol ann

    I love the vibrancy of your flowers! So pretty! I’m also loving all the shaped dies for openings and background mountings. Just need a fatter wallet, now! 🙂

  7. #12

    Yes Coloring is very relaxing ! I Enjoy it too and when you such beautiful floral stamps from Studio Katia what to say ? The bouquet looks beautiful and lovely card for your Mom.

  8. #13
    Sue D

    Great cards. I like how you colored the flowers and the addition of the confetti on the second card.

  9. #15
    Ilda Dias

    Cathy, your cards are always so clean and gorgeous. I can’t believe you haven’t been making cards for years! Love both of your cards. I was so excited when I saw you were a part of the hop and I was up next after you!

  10. #16
    Leslie Kiley

    Beautiful, amazing cards! Love the clean colorful style of the first card and the bit of wimsy in the second!

  11. #21
    Sam Burnett

    Great cards – love them both! I need way more practice with the Zigs to get to your level!!

  12. #22
    Mary Holshouser

    Love the grouping of the peonies.
    The color combination is wonderful.
    the second card is fun and pretty
    thanks for sharing

  13. #25
    Linda T.

    Your cards are so beautiful. The colors are truly eye popping. I need to get those stamps and Zigs and make some magic of my own.

  14. #26
    Karen Page

    For a newbie painter you did great! Zigs can be so versatile that you can go bold and not even use water and just blend colors together, or go softer and use a tiny bit a pigment and let the water spread it out. And there are various levels in between depending on how pigmented you like your images, which for me depends on the card. But I struggle with them if I don’t use them often and remember how much pigment to water gives me which results! 😉

  15. #32
    Denise Bryant

    Love your beautiful Spring Bouquet card! So pretty with the bold colors! And awesome confetti card! Love the dies and stamp you used!

  16. #38
    Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Amazing cards!!! Love the colouring of your first one!

    Follow already on FB: Arianna Barbara and on IG as raggiodiluc3

  17. #39
    Amy Cooley

    I just love the kindness and confetti sentiment. That’s a must-have! Your floral card is so beautiful. Love those bright colors.

  18. #41
    Joy Moss

    Love the cards! I just bought a few of the markers myself and need to use them. I’ve got the Strathmore paper, so I should give this a try. My favorite card is your second one with the sequins and pink card stock!

  19. #51
    jen forster

    Your beautiful flowers are awesome – thanks for showing how to use minimal colors to achieve such a wide variety of shades.

  20. #53

    Your flowers look fantastic, much less for someone that just started last year! And I love your obsession with square cards. I’m so tied into A2 that it’s always a nice reminder that I can do other things! Thanks for sharing and participating in this bloghop. I always love seeing your work.

  21. #56
    Annette Gordon

    So very very pretty! Orange and pink are two of my favourite colours! And the circle with the kindness saying. love it!

  22. #57
    Cathy Lillie

    Beautiful job coloring the flowers! The black accents on your card really make the flowers pop. I love the sweet, simple design of your second card. That’s my favorite stamp from this release!

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  24. #61
    Mary McCaslin

    Wow! You really have an eye for design! I love your work with these lovely stamps! Also love your sense of humor!

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