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!)

Double Duty for Your Stencils

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Today’s card project features using a stencil for both applying color as well as dry embossing a pattern onto cardstock. I really love getting more use out of a product and stencils can be pretty versatile tools! The stencil and stamps I’m using today are from Gina K. Designs’ A Big Hello Card Kit, a huge new card kit full … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDouble Duty for Your Stencils

Paper Fashion Watercolors—swatching and creating a card project

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Hello and happy new year! A new decade is here and I have a fun, colorful watercolor card project that I want to share with you as we kick off 2020. I recently acquired some new watercolors, brushes and paper from American Crafts, part of their Paper Fashion line. I was excited to try out their Basic Watercolors set because … Read More

Cathy ZielskePaper Fashion Watercolors—swatching and creating a card project

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!

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

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Studio Katia Turns Three Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to Day Two of the Studio Katia Turns Three blog hop! You should have arrived from Nina-Marie’s blog and Amy’s blog is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog! (To see the inspiration from Day 1, click here!) My card project today features three … Read More

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Pretty Pink Posh Hop

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh new release blog hop! Hopefully you have arrived here from Caly’s blog and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! My card project todays features simple Copic coloring and simple ink blending and features both the Tropical Birds stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the gorgeous Tropical … Read More

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Fun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

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I was recently inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire after watching this video when I realized, “HEY! I have the foil AND gel!” Then I watched this video from the uber talented Nina-Marie Trapani, and I decided it was time to stop watching videos and start making cards! (Thanks, ladies!) I have been a little shy when it comes to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

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

Monochromatic Cards: I heart you

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If you are ever stumped for color combinations for your cards, don’t overthink it, my crafty friends. Just go monochromatic! I have always loved doing this for my scrapbook pages and it turns out that it works for card, too! When I got my hands on this cute little Picture Book Crab die, I started playing with some ideas, but … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Cards: I heart you