Outline Love Die with soft pastels

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I recently acquired some lovely Simon Says Stamp cardstock in pastel colors and those colors, plus a cool outline die from Waffle Flower Crafts, inspired this spring-y, fresh card project. Plus, I created a second card project with the leftovers from the first card. Here is the video showing you how I created the first card, plus a quick peek … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOutline Love Die with soft pastels

Hedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

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I have a sweet little project to share with you today that features brand new products from Pretty Pink Posh. I continue to work on my Copic coloring and when I saw this sweet Hedgehog Friends stamp set, I knew they were just the simple images to practice on. Here is my video showing you how I created this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHedgehog Friends (a new release from Pretty Pink Posh)

Lucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

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It’s Blog Hop day for the Lucky to Know You release from Simon Says Stamp! If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! I’m featuring two new products for this project: the Happy Birthday dies and the Daisy Bouquet Stencil. FIRST THINGS FIRST: While supplies last, take your pick of either an adorable 3 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLucky to Know You Release Blog Hop (Simon Says Stamp!)

Layering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

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Today I’m sharing a simple card project featuring some stamping, masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. Whew! Sounds like it’s not simple but… keeping them all pretty basic helped me to create a fun, wintery card project featuring the cutest bears you ever saw. Can you feel the love tonight? Here’s a video showing you how I created the project: … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

Let’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

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Happy World Card Making Day, everyone! It’s the one day a year where the citizens of Earth unite in their love of all things card-related… or at least those of us who make cards do! Today I’m sharing two simple thank you cards, both sharing the same color schemes and the same stamp set. I recently designed a 6 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLet’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

Another installment of Super Simple with CZ

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Today I’ve got another Super Simple with CZ guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! From time to time, I’ll share videos featuring very simple and easily replicated processes for Simon, in the hopes to encourage those of you who might not think you can do a particular technique to give it a try! You can read more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnother installment of Super Simple with CZ

Inlaid patterned paper for die cuts

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Today I’ve got a few card projects where patterned paper or other cardstock fills in the open space of the die for a fun pop of color and contrast. I combined a bold patterned paper with a simple Sunflower Frame Die cut and just a touch of ink blending to create this card. Here is a video showing you how … Read More

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Shimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

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Welcome to Day 1 of  Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new release, Believe in You. Today I have a simple, minimal card design to share with you that could be replicated for a number of different occasions. I created a sympathy card using my just released Clean Line Everyday stamps. I designed this set to serve as an … Read More

Cathy ZielskeShimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and I have a few clean and simple birthday card projects to share with you that make cardstock the key to coloring your images. I have a brand new stamp set and coordinating dies called Birthday Sweets. Birthday cards are the type of card I need the most and I wanted to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeColor it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

Stencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

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Simple cardmaking with Cathy Zielske

Today I’ve got two cards featuring a little bit of rainbow stenciling and masking off parts of the stencil. It’s a really simple technique but can give you some great areas to add sentiments to your card projects, or even for pocket page cards for your scrapbooks! Both stencils come from Gina K. Designs (Thick Brush and Sun Spots) and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending