Woot Graduation Card (a tutorial with some mistakes, because why not?)

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Graduation season is just around the corner—crazy, but true!—and I have one niece, two nephews, and a second cousin-in-law once removed who will don the old cap and gown this year, not to mention a handful of friends’ offspring. So I wanted to create some grad cards using a few products that aren’t necessarily graduation themed per se, but would … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot Graduation Card (a tutorial with some mistakes, because why not?)

Outline Butterflies Cling Stamp

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Oh, I have a cute little card project to share today and it features a brand new background stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Outline Butterflies. I think this stamp is just darling and I decided to keep it super simple and just add one of my favorite word and shadow dies to the front, You Da Best. I am … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOutline Butterflies Cling Stamp

Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

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Today’s card project features the brand new Glitz Glitter Gel from my sweet and talented friend, Gina K. Designs. I wanted to create a simple rainbow of ink blending and add the flourish from the Crazy Daisy Stamp ‘n Stencil using Gina’s new gel, as well as some of my favorite Gina K. Designs ink colors. The gel dries to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGlitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

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

Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Crafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

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My sweet and talented from Gina from Gina K. Designs has a WONDERFUL new release out this week, including the cutest stamp set for crafty folks called, aptly, Crafty Notes! How cute are all those little crafty images? And you can also cut them out with coordinating dies. Such a fun set with so many images to stamp, color and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

Simon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the fantastic new Fun & Festive release! I’m really happy with the card project I’m sharing today. I haven’t done a lot of scene builders and this one, Winter Scene, is kind of adorable. Plus, check out that smoooooth blue background, friends. Yes. I did that. Me. I have had … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

Card Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)

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Today I’m happy to be guest designing for Heffy Doodle using one of their charming new spring collections, Hello Squeak Heart. Cute, punny and above all, right in my wheelhouse (no pun intended) for simple stamping and Copic coloring because hey! I can do gray markers, people! I knew I wanted to do a little scene with three punched out … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)

Card Video: Have a Beautiful Day

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It seems that every time I do a card, I get to try something new that I haven’t done before and today’s card share is all about masking. Masking, where you cover up an area before adding ink of some sort to your card, is pretty much like magic to me and today’s card gave me a chance to practice. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Video: Have a Beautiful Day

Card video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas

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Ever have the urge to play with colors that don’t technically line up with the established colors of a particular genre? What? Yes? ME TOO! And so, I say, go with what makes you happy. I was playing around with some new ink (Hot Mama from Simon Says Stamp, which I didn’t expect to be as purply as it is), … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas