Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials232 Comments

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Blog hop! First things first: Simon is offering a decidedly summery ink pad, free with any purchase if you use the code in the graphic above (CRL898) at checkout! (While supplies last.)  So there’s that, now for my card project… There are so many fun new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

Rainbow Watercolor Birthday Backgrounds

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Today’s card project features some cheery rainbow backgrounds for my die cuts using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am LOVING these markers right now for adding color to my cards. This card project is pretty clean and simple at its core, but using a Swiss Dot Embossing Folder gave my card panel some lovely, elegant texture. I used a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRainbow Watercolor Birthday Backgrounds

Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop

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Today I’ve got a sweet yet calorie free card treat to share with you featuring a really fun wafer thin die set from Honey Bee Stamps called Cupcake Builder. Say it with me: oh, for cute! This little cupcake builder die set has so many possibilities! I kept it pretty simple, using some of my favorite Distress Oxides of late … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps Blog Hop

Simple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials9 Comments

Today’s card project is all about these lovely liquid watercolors from Pinkfresh Studio. I’d been coveting them for a while, so I decided to order some and get started on a simple card project. This card also features one of the very first word dies I created for my line at Simon Says Stamp, Yays. I realized the other day … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

Darling Dragonflies and Simple Copic Coloring

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Today’s card is all about getting more confident with my Copic marker coloring and starting to learn how to use my Sandy Allnock Hex Chart. (All card supplies listed at the end of this post!) I purchased this printable chart right after buying my first Copic markers, but I didn’t really understand it in terms of how it can help … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDarling Dragonflies and Simple Copic Coloring