Watercolor Shaker with Simple Scored Panel Window (Simon Says Stamp)

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Today I’m sharing a fun shaker card with a oldie but goodie technique (that is actually totally new to me!) that I learned from my friend Gina of Gina K. Designs. The technique? Creating your own patterns using the Scor-Buddy. Today is also the release day for the brand new Rest and Refresh release from Simon Says Stamp! Check out … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWatercolor Shaker with Simple Scored Panel Window (Simon Says Stamp)

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

Kitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

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Today I’m a guest designer for Honey Bee Stamps and I’m sharing a fun little card project that was on its way to being less cute than it ended up being, until I solved a design problem I was facing. I had a tiny die cutting mishap, which happens, and I also had an orientation issue. Which also happens. Oh, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeKitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

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First things first: Dad, if you’re reading, act surprised when you get this in the mail, deal? There is a brand new release out today from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, and I’m sharing a card project made with one of my new CZ Design releases called Parental Props. The stamps feature a very minimal typeface and the dot … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

Many Congrats Card featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps + Dies

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Today I’m sharing a simple card using a small stamp set (and coordinating dies!) from Lawn Fawn. If you’re looking for a fun, entry-level card project, this one would be a great way to dabble in some fun but do-able techniques with a stamp set that has a great price point. The stamp set I’m using today is the How … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMany Congrats Card featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps + Dies

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop

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Hey friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the new Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop! We have so much crafty goodness in the hop today and I’m excited to share my card. Hopefully you have arrived here from the amazing Kristina Werner’s blog! If you are new to my blog, I welcome you warmly. Shall we … Read More

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Card Share + Tutorial: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Thank You Card featuring Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers at cathyzielske.com

Today’s card project is a study in minimal design aided by a pop of intense color that brings an otherwise simple card to life. As a newish colorer, sometimes I feel overwhelmed at the thought of coloring several images so I decided to focus on one bloom and fill in the card with identical white embossed images. I’m not an … Read More

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Studio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Today I’m happy to be part of the Studio Katia March Release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Natalia’s blog and if you’ve never visited my site before, welcome! I have been admiring Studio Katia for a while now and I was excited to be invited to play with some of their new releases, and play I did! … Read More

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Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a free printable swatch chart

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You know what they say, right? Another day, another crafty tool to covet? Well I decided to splurge last week on a 48-count box of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and holy paint balls, I am so glad that I did.  The card I created above was the result of just playing around with the pens and I was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWatercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a free printable swatch chart