You Got This Tag Die Encouragement Card

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Today I’m sharing a simple but colorful card project to send to anyone who needs a little encouragement. This card was designed (and sent) to my 85-year-old father who took a little tumble on his way to exercise (oh, the irony!), and is now kicking some ass in rehab as he regains use of his broken leg. (YOU GOT THIS, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeYou Got This Tag Die Encouragement Card

Woot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

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Today’s card project features more new products from the brand new Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. Specifically, my brand new Woot word and shadow die and the Triangle Blast Stencil. I still find the whole masking process to be pretty dang magical. The peel and reveal part is just so cool! On this card, I masked off a heart … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

This Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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A brand new release called Fresh Blooms is out today at Simon Says Stamp and I’m stoked to have a handful of new CZ Design stamps and dies as part of the release. I’ve got a bright and cheerful encouragement card project and video to share today, but first, here are the brand new CZ Design releases: Please click on … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThis Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Peace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

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Are you ever stumped for ideas on color? Even as a person who has worked in design for, oh, 28 years now—yes, I’m seasoned, ladies—I have always been challenged by choosing color combinations. Usually, my guide is the color wheel and that’s it. If it doesn’t make sense on the wheel, I don’t try it. But then I saw this … Read More

Cathy ZielskePeace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

Distress Ink Galaxy Card

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You know how sometimes you make a card in record time and everything comes together like clockwork? This is not one of those cards. That said, I freaking LOVE this card and how it turned out so I wanted to share my process today in a slightly longer video (just over 15 minutes) because  I like to keep it real, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDistress Ink Galaxy Card

Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the Friendly Frolic release! Today I have a card that is a little bit whimsical and little bit graphic. You should know I am not an expert of watercolor by any stretch, and so today I’m using Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color in a huge, sketchy flower and combining … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Blog Hop

Love You Word + Shadow die two ways

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Today I’m sharing two card projects featuring a word and shadow die set that I designed for Simon Says Stamp. I really love the whole word die/shadow die combo! This particular die cuts out the love, Y, O and U as separate dies, and you ground them on the shadow layer. I kept my word die layer together, rather than … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLove You Word + Shadow die two ways

Rad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

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Today I’m revisiting a technique I have recently shared here on my blog (see this card) because I really believe you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you create! Who’s with me on this? I think using acrylic blocks to stamp a background is a really easy and fun way to create something beautiful and watercolor-y, but that … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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This month I’m honored to have been invited to be a guest designer for Neat & Tangled. This company was one of the very first stamp makers with whom I fell in love, all because of this card project from the one and only Laura Bassen. (This was my take on Laura’s awesome card!) Today’s card is all about the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled