I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project.
I’m using some brand new releases from Studio Katia today! The Under the Sea stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil. This new stamp set is packed with adorable sea creatures, sea plants and bubbles, as well as fun sentiments. And the stencil can be used for all sorts of projects! I’m going to be dry embossing with it today.
I knew this would be a perfect set for some simple Copic coloring. I’m still pretty green with coloring, but I chose a simple rainbow of colors to create a rainbow of sea creatures for my card.
After creating some card panels with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, I used the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil to dry emboss my panel for subtle wave texture. I actually ended up doing two cards, one has the de-boss effect, and one has an emboss effect. I simply flipped my panel over to create the former, as you’ll see in my video today.
The card of the left features the de-boss; the card on the right, the emboss. Also, I used Majestic Confetti to simulate bubbles on the first card, and the bubble stamps that are included in the Under the Sea set for the card on the right. My goal was to create a simple rainbow of sea creatures that moved from top to bottom on the page. On my second card, I love how the bubbles form a visual triangle on the page, connecting the design.
The texture from the dry emboss technique is really cool! Here is my complete video covering how I made the first card. (Click on the title in the video to watch on YouTube!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today and check out all the info below on the Blog Hop today!
BLOG HOP DETAILS: Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 (CAD) Gift Certificates for each day of the hop. That’s four chances to win! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on all blogs on the hop! Winners will be announced on June 3 on the Studio Katia blog. Ready to hop? Here’s the list for today!
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Sandra B. says
Sea creatures (and CZ creations) are my favorites!
Your duo of Under the Sea themed cards is absolutely sensational and delightfully a-dor-a-ble! The faces on those creatures make me smile! Thank you for the video; such fun to watch the magic unfold! Your amazing creativity has convinced me: I ‘need’ these sets!
Debbie Rumpza says
I love your Under the Sea cards! Adorable!
Jodi Amidei says
Wonderful and inspiring work – thanks for sharing your talents.
Sonia J says
Beautiful cards!! I love the coloring and the de-bossed /em-bossed look you created, anyhow you da-boss of card making so yeah the cards you created are awesome! lol 🙂 thanks for sharing!
Ina Nelson says
So cute. The cards are amazing as are the products you used so beautifully.
carol ann says
Oh my gaush… so stinkin’ cute! Love them!
Kathy McConnell says
Adorbs! I like the way you lay out your supplies at the beginning of your videos, too. Like an easy-to-follow recipe.
Kirsty vittetoe says
Karen Buchanan says
Fab cards, a good reminder to use our stencils for embossing! Love them!
Adorable cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
Kelly Butler says
Very cute Cathy! Love ur creations. I love Studio Katias products as well. Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia
DUMONTIER Marjorie says
What an adorable card !! You’re so talented !!
Janet D. says
Such a fun card, thanks for sharing!
Jeanne Beam says
Such an adorable card. Love the stencil and the sweet sea critters.
Thanks for sharing…
Lisa Staehle says
love the underwater look
Erica Marroquin says
I adore under the sea themed cards. They’re some of my favorites and I love the sting ray in this set. Gorgeous cards as usual. Love your style. Thanks for sharing
It looks (and sounds) like you had a lot of fun making the underwater card. Enjoyable to watch and listen.
Beth Holt says
Super fun cards! I love your style and sense of humor!
Missy V says
Cute little sea creatures. I love the sting ray!
Mirella Rogan says
Very cute card, thanks so much for sharing your inspiration, your talent, and your great personality and sense of humour with us! 🙂
Teresa Doyle says
Super cute cards Cathy, well done.
I think your under the sea cards are adorable!
Marie Maksud says
so beautiful cards. Thank you to share them and participate to 2nd anniversary of studio katia
Your cards are adorable. Your tip I will use often! I have never seen that in another video. Thank you for sharing.
Donna K Schrader says
I love these cards! Great job!
I can’t believe nobody’s said it yet. so I’ll have to. I mean it’s an open goal I *have* to.
You are de boss.
Suzanne Ardiff says
The dry embossing technique is new to me, love learning. Great cards
joy meadows says
Your cards are just delightful! Love them both!
Lovely and fun cards! Thanks for sharing!
Great card and technique tips!! Happy crafting!
Sandhya Iyer says
Such fun cards! Love the colors and the creatures!
Lauryne Cunningham says
These stamps and stencil are awesome! You did a great job with these cards. I just love sea scenes! I will definitely try your alignment tip!
Lee-Ann Kubinec says
Super cute…love your videos-you crack me up!!!
Your cards are fabulous Cathy! I especially love how cool that dry emboss technique looks!
Michele F says
Gee, Cath… wonder what song you were singing while crafting today? hmmm… just as fun as they can be [under the sea]!!
June Ramsamy says
Love the way you used the stencil, so clever and effective. Your Copic colouring is great…keep practicing, that’s what I’m doing. Thanks for sharing xxx
Preeti Datta says
Beautiful cards 🙂 those lil sea creatures are adorable! thanks for sharing xoxo
Brenda Kuder says
I like how you used the stencil to emboss. Both cards are really cute.
Kathleen Griffin says
Oh, for cuuuuute! For Suuuure!
Teresa DeWitt-Pierce says
There are few things that make me as happy as the beach and your cards are so bright and fun! and as you said “cuuuuuuute!” Really enjoying the hop and seeing all the fabulous creations – thank you so much for sharing your talents with us all!
Suzi Metcalfe says
Yep! Cute is the right word! I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to coloring and seeing what a newby can do, and do well, inspires me! Thanks!
Marcie Lovett says
So vibrant! Love the background stencil.
Kelly B. says
OMG!! I love these fish. Your cards are adorable!
Viveca V. says
Sea theme cards always make me think of summer- and summer has arrived!
Love the colors, the cute sea life images and that blue background with texture.
Sandra Colebank says
Love your card.
isabel z says
I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you!!!
Just love the “under the sea” stamps! Your cards are so cute!
So glad your on the Hop! Very creative site that i can appreciate! Super fun! Love the vibrant colors in your card, thanks for sharing- hoping to check out your site in the future 🙂
Absolutely soooooo cute! I love the embossed and devised stencil backgrounds.
Oops! My “smart” device changed debossed to devised.
Love that under the sea scene card!
Lindar C says
Great tip for getting the sentiment strip straight! These cards are SO cute! I don’t worry about shading with my comics, I just have fun. Studio Katia has some fantastic embellishments.
Wendi J says
Cute card. Really like the deboss look with the stencil. Never seen that before, so I am going to look thru my stencils and try this. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing card. Thanks for inspiring us.
Brandi R says
Lookie at those cute sea critters!!! Love this ♥
Penny Walker says
Great card! Love your enthusiasm and inspiration that you share on your videos. Thank you.
Royleea love says
The wave card is so beautiful
Dana W says
Sweet cards!! I love this ocean set!! Gorgeous!!
I love the wave stencil and the sea creatures on your cute card!
Robin Brothen says
I absolutely LOVE your voice overs!! Beautiful cards – that stencil embossing trick is cool!
Treva Grett says
Love the colour on the background of the card…makes me feel like I’m at the beach!
Fonda Rush says
Love the backgrounds, and your coloring is great!
Jacquelyn Harmon says
I absolutely adore this fishes stamp set/bundle, and your card is amazing.
Terrie D. says
Both of your cards are awesome! The sea creatures are so cute, and I love how you used the stencil to dry emboss your ocean 🙂
kathy dumpert says
The wave texture you created with the stencil is so pretty, I feel like Its 3d.
Miriam Prantner says
Such cute cards! I love those ocean creatures that that great stencil!
Julie M. says
The sea stamps are awesome.
It makes me what to keep swimming!
jen forster says
Great design! So fun and colorful
What a cute card! Your use of the stencil really added spark to the card!
Julissa Padilla says
What a great stencil! It really gives depth to the card.
Patt H. says
Love those cute little Under the Sea creatures! Your cards are fabulous! The Wave stencil is so versatile & I think it’s needed in my stash!
JODI M HUFENDICK says
The fishes!! I love them!
Carolyn S says
Wonderful cards – love the happy vibrant sea scenes. The Ray is my absolute favorite. Great video – especially for those of us who join you on the relatively new spectrum.
SUSAN G. says
Great cards! I love these stamps! So cute. Thank you for sharing your creation s.
Dawn-Marie Manning says
Gorgeous texture. Love the card 🙂
María Alba Negrón says
Denise Bryant says
Awesome cards! Love the stamp set you used with all the cute sea creatures! And the stencil is awesome for the water effect!
Beatrix Revhelyi says
So lovely cards, thank you for sharing them! I’ve never used stencils this way, thank you for the idea! Happy 2nd anniversary Studio Katia!
Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens says
Lovely cards. Happy Anniversary Studio Katia. Loving your new release. So much variety.
Shelly P says
Love this Birthday Fishes set and stencil! You creatively brought them to life with your colorful design! Had to laugh at the little goofs…just trimmed my panel too small the other day…so thanks for making me laugh and feel much better! : )
Megan N says
Great way to use the stencil!
Sonia L.C. says
Gorgeous and colorful summer cards!
Lisa Says says
Your first undersea cards are fantastic 🙂 What a great way of using this stencil ! And the debossed one is also my favourite even though I do love the second one too 🙂 So lovely critters by the way 🙂 Thanks for the video and all the tips !
Mary B. says
So glad I found your site. Beautiful card and beautiful blog. Nice job! Your underwater card is my favorite so far.
Mary B. says
I’m so glad I found your site. Beautiful card and beautiful blog. Your under the sea card is my favorite so far.
Patrizia Beck says
Those stamps are so cute … I think it’s time I got some Copic markers, the colours are amazing!
Such cute colorful cards ! Thanks for the video too. ?
Maria A says
Love the underwater scene, fun card x
So fun! Love the way you flipped the stencil for two looks.
Becky Reeder says
Such a fun card, great job o you first undersea card!
Michelle Hackett says
These are super cute. Underwater critters make such fun cards.
Rubeena Ianigro says
Two adorable scenes, Cathy!
Love underwater cards. These are cute!
Julia D. says
What cute cards! Love that sentiment – brings a giggle. Really like how you created the backgrounds and your coloring of the creatures!
Cindyellen Robinson says
love the cards. love the details. love your autobiography. i too need silence (and dark) to sleep. ain’t happening. and who knew embossing could be so much fun???
Renée Storch says
Beautiful cards. I love the debossing and the embossing!
Kristine Boydstun says
Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques!
Rachelle Oltean says
Nice color palette!
Your cards are beautiful ! I love the idea of an underwater rainbow. And it’s great to see the difference between the embossed and the debossed background. Thank you for sharing.
Keely Jones says
Such a bright & beautiful card! Love your coloring!
These sea creatures are adorable!
marcia m says
Wow! Your cards are amazing & your video is informative & fun! Thank you.
Love Studio Katia!
Sue Smith says
Fabulous cards. I really like the stingray stamp and can’t wait to use it on some cards. Your coloring is terrific. 🙂
Meghan Kennihan says
So cute! I love the bright colors and your background!
Karen S. says
This card does indeed fall into the cuuuuute category! Thanks for sharing.
Ashley Hall says
You’re blog is so clean and crisp, really refreshing and not overwhelming. Your cards are so stinking adorable. I love the blue you achieved on your cards, they’re not washed out or too dark! I LOVE your fish-tactic cards!
Melanie Allen says
Love what you did with under the sea!
Kim Salito says
Great card, love the under water theme.
Great scenes! Love the embossing with the waves!
Sophie Farah says
I just love how you used the stencil to create that subtle wave like debossed background!! Really creative and such a great reminder to stretch the life of the products we buy. I also just love the bright primary colors you used – thank you so so much for sharing your creativity with us! 🙂
Cathy Lillie says
So cute! Your cards turned out fabulous! The sea creatures are my favorite stamp set from this release – the jellyfish and puffer are adorable! Loved the dry embossing of the stencil. This is something I always forget about trying.
Sharon L. says
Just marvelous, what else can I say?
Anita Sorensen says
Thanks for the reminder that stencils can be used to dry emboss. The waves are perfect embossed.
Mary-Anne V says
Very fun underwater water scenes!
Sabrina Radican says
Both of your card are so cute, sweet, fun and beautifully colored!!
Beautiful card! Love the dry embossing of the stencil. One of my favorite techniques! Great release. Congrats on 2 years!
Dana M says
Adorable! So beautifully executed with amazing details
Monica w says
This is such a fun set, I like the idea of dry embossing with the stencil. Thank you for sharing! ☺
Annette Gordon says
All those underwater images are so cute. Love the stencils and all that you did with them to go with the images.
Jean Marmo says
Just darling! Love his!
Kim Teets says
Very bright and cheerful!
Larissa Heskett says
SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Cards!! SUCH AWESOME Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!
Dawn Jones says
What a fun card! Live the waves background stencil.
Sharon youngblood says
Love the way you built your scenes, they pulled together very nicely.
Susan Ann Standish says
I love the sea animals on these cards, just so happy
Sue D says
Love the vibrant colors on your underwater scenes.
Deb Hardy says
Oh, the fish in the Under the Sea set are so adorable. Love how you used the fabulous waves stencil to dry emboss. Thanks for inspiring me.
jen forster says
Fantastic! Love these fish – they are so cute. Your embossing really added a cool effect on the background
Wendy Lambert says
Awesome card! Just so adorable!
Jessica Francisco says
Look at those cute littler critters! Darling <3
Pat Holcomb says
Watch that “schmutz”! Your video was so much fun to watch. You are so “hooman” and humorous. You make the mistakes we all do and had fun just the same. Love your backgrounds – so clever using the stencil as an embossing tool. The new release from Katia is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
Beth Williams says
Simply delightful! I expected nothing less. I go way back with you to when you quit smoking!
Arianna Barbara says
Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m totally in love for your adorable cards!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful sea themed ideas!
Gorgeous cards! I love the backgrounds and the bubbles and the rainbow colours!
Andrea Hastilow says
Beautiful scenic cards, so bright and cheerful, love the sea creatures you’ve coloured them so bright and cute, thank you for all the information in the video x
Denise Mlady says
Such fun cards! I love watching your videos. It is cool to see how much you have learned in just a year.
Linnea Sundstrom says
when the dialogue is almost as fun as the creation!!!!
Laurie Brown says
What a fun card!! Love all the bright cheerful colors!!!
Lisa Petrella says
Totally adorable! Love all of those cute sea critters and your bright and happy color choices!!!
Tara Prince says
Very nice fun card!!
Cassandra Macvicar says
Love your sea creature card! I really liked how you used the stencil to de-boss that subtle pattern to your background. It is always a treat to see your videos.
Gail Alcorn says
Darling cards! Love the embossing!
Amy Cooley says
I just love all these adorable sea creatures! Your card is the sweetest.
Ilda Dias says
Great cards Cathy! Love how you did the embossing on both cards 🙂
Karthikha Uday says
What a lovely set of cards!! They are super cool 🙂 And the embossing texture is awesome!
Wonderful cards thank you. Embossing with a regular stencil, something new to try!
Amy Brown says
Oh em goodness. I am so happy that you are apart of this blog hop! I love the card you created, and your video was so entertaining! I think you are doing a wonderful job for someone “new to this” 🙂 Do you have any addition tips for a newbie copies colorer? I just ordered my first set and they’re coming in this week! Eeeeek! Happy dance 🙂
Cathy Zielske says
Yes! There is a terrific class at onlinecardclasses.com called Copic Coloring for Card Makers!
So much GOOD info! I’m still working my way through the class!
I’m loving this release with the sea critters! What sweet cards you’ve made with it! TFS!
Carol Henderson says
I love your cards and everything in this release! Especially this stamp set.
Kelsey Thomas says
These are so cute! 🙂
Liz Ford says
Your card(s) is very cute. I really like that you showed us multiple ways to utilize our products! Very efficient and helpful! Great coloring with the Copics. FABULOUS!
Ericka Strange says
Great card and I love the background! So pretty and bright and I love the way you used the stencil.
Becky J (MplsBetty) says
Love your cards, Cathy! This set is so sweet.
Anja curvers says
Such a sweet set and lovely cards.
Farhana Sarker says
My mind was blown when I learnt about embossing with dies and stencils!!!
Stacey Kowbel says
Fabulous underwater scenes!
Kris in Alaska says
Those critters are just to cute!
Anushree Vaish says
Your cards are adorable.. Thank you for sharing.
F. Andre says
Ocean-themed cards are some of my favourite and yours make these products shine. Thanks for sharing the technique video.