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Creative Watercolor Media | Altenew Academy

Hello friends! I had such relaxing time making this card using ink sprayers from Altenew. This card is part of the Creative Watercolor Media and the lesson that I wanted to try had re-inkers but since I don’t have them I decided to use ink sprayers. I would never thought of using ink sprayers to watercolor but I’m glad I tried this, the inks worked wonderfully! And this is another way to stretch your craft supplies.

The stamps and dies for this card are the following: Nature Blossoms and Pinstripe. The ink spray colors are: Lavender Fields, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades and Ocean Waves.

Let’s begin! On an A2 watercolor panel I added water using a brush, then I sprayed Lavender Fields ink spray on top and more water to move the ink. As my personal touch, I added some strokes with another brush leaving marks of the brush around. Additionally, using the same Lavender Fields ink spray I added some splatters. Last but not least, more splatters of white and gold ink were added because I love splatters on my panels.

Next, I stamped the rounded images from the Pinstripe Stamp Set and heat embossed them using a metallic gold embossing powder. I totally love the mix media look that my background has. Once my panel was dry I trimmed down the edges and adhered a folded note card at the back using glue.

Now let’s move to the flowers. On a piece of watercolor paper I stamped the detailed stamps of the flowers and leaves from Nature Blossoms Stamp Set using an embossing ink and then I heat embossed them with a metallic gold embossing powder. I watercolored the flowers using Warm Sunshine ink spray and for the leaves I used a mix of Forest Glades and Ocean Waves ink sprays. Also, I brought back some tips I learned on Level 1 and added some details to the flowers using a colored pencil.

Finally, I die cut the flowers and leaves using the matching dies and arranged all these elements on top of my background using glue and double aided foam tape. I stamped the sentiment THANK YOU from the Pinstripe Stamp Set using black ink and I also adhered it next to the flowers. Some Crystal Clear Nuvo drops were added and this card was finished.

This class have many great tips for watercoloring using different medias in very creative ways, which is really helpful and fun. Also, from the ink leftovers I was able to create two more backgrounds by splotching the ink, isn’t that awesome?!

I hope I can inspire you with this card and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a marvelous day!

Your friend, Karen

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Thankful Card | My Sweet Petunia

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing this card over My Sweet Petunia Blog. I’m using my Original and Mini MISTI along with Pinkfresh Studio stamp and dies.

Let’s start! With the help of my MISTI I stamped the Celebrate Us Stamp Set using Pale Mauve, Amethyst and Parrot inks from Altenew. The outline part was heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder and then I die cut both flowers using the matching dies. You can see the process in the picture below. I simply rotated my cardstock inside the MISTI to stamp both images.

Next, I die cut twice the Leafy Branch Die from Pinkfresh Studio out of gold foil mirror cardstock.

I also die cut the two larger pieces of the Ornate Banner Dies out of white cardstock. I left the larger piece white and on top of the smaller I white heat embossed the outline of the flowers again and then applied Fresh Lemon ink from Altenew using a Life Changing Blender Brush.

Then, I embossed a teal cardstock using the Pretty Frames 2 from Pinkfresh Studio. I adhered a white folded note card at the back using glue.

On top I placed the white frame from the Ornate Banner using foam tape and the part with the heat emboss resist technique was added inside.

Finally, I arranged the flowers and leaves and added a thankful sentiment that was die cut three times out of white cardstock and glued one on top of each one to create a die cut stacked and get more dimension. Some jewels were added also and my card was finished.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!



#cardmaking, #misti

Fabulous Card | My Sweet Petunia

Hello friends! Today I made this card for My Sweet Petunia Blog and I’m using a Build a Flower Anemone Stamp Set and Script Word 2 from Altenew.

Let’s start! I gold heat embossed the outline layer of these flower and leaves using WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. In order to stamp the 3 images at once I used my MISTI just like you will see in the next picture, this way you gain time and in case you didn’t have a good impression, you can always stamp again with your MISTI.

Once all my images were stamped I gold heat embossed them. By the way, I’m using a colored cardstock Lavender Fields from Altenew for this card. Next, I stamped the detailed part for the flower and leaves using Altenew Midnight Violet ink. I achieved this with the help of my MISTI, positioning and stamping all 3 stamps at once until I completed my panel. See picture below.

After stamping all the detailed images, I die cut the Fabulous word die out of gold cardstock and to get more dimension I die cut four more times the same die but this time using Deep Iris cardstock.

I added a white note card at the back of my background and then I adhered as well the stack of die cuts that I glued one on top of each other.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI with gold embossing powder over Midnight Violet cardstock and placed it on top of the fabulous word. As the final touch I added a few Antique Gold sequins and my card is finished. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


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Ink Smooshing with the MISTI door

Hello friends! Today I’m up at MISTI blog sharing my first post with this fun and easy card using the ink smooshing technique but instead of using an acrylic block I will use the MISTI door to apply the Distress Oxide inks.


Welcome Baby Girl | PFS

Hello friends! Today I’m over Picket Fence Studios blog sharing how I created this baby card. I’m featuring the Sleeping Baby Stamp and Die and the Fancy Flourish Stencil.

#cardmaking, Pencil Coloring

Beauty and Song | Picket Fence Studios

Hi dear friends! Today I’m sharing this elegant card using Picket Fence Studios Beauty and Song stamp set, WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder and Prismacolor pencils.

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You Are Loved | WOW! Embossing Powder

Hi Friends! Today I’m over WOW! Embossing Powder Blog sharing two cards using Weathered Gold Embossing Powder from the WOW! Trio Metalz inspired by Seth Apter. Also, I’m using Fab! Foil Bright Gold and WOW! Girl Best Friend Sparkle Glitter to add some accents to my background.

#cardmaking, New Release, Zig Markers

Picket Fence Studios October Release is here!!!

I’m so excited to be sharing the new October release from Picket Fence Studios with all of you! There are many fabulous products that you can find at the shop right now and for this card I’m featuring the Dahlia Bouquet Stamp and the Love ya word die.

Let’s start! I stamped the Dahlia Bouquet onto watercolor paper using WOW! Embossing Pad and heat embossed it with WOW! Primary Bark embossing powder. Then, I colored this image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

Once I finished coloring, I splattered white and gold paint on top of the Dahlia. Next, I fussy cut the bouquet and added to a kraft panel using foam tape to create more dimension. I also, adhered a white card base at the back of this panel.

Finally, I die cut out of a piece of heat embossed cardstock the Love ya Die. I used WOW! Metallic Copper embossing glitter. Additionally, I die cut the shadow for the Love ya word and added to the panel. A few sequins were the perfect touch to finish this card.

I hope you like this card and try this stamp. The bouquet is gorgeous! Remember the new release is available at Picket Fence Studios shop now. Have a wonderful day!


#cardmaking, Cardmaking, Christmas cards, New Release

Christmas Cards | Picket Fence Studios

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing three cards over Picket Fence Studios blog featuring the September Release 2019. For these cards I’m using Pattern Of Flowers Stencil, Merry Christmas Foiled Impression Die, BFF Girl Elise Stamp and Die, Christmas Leaf Bulb, Falalalalaaa Foiled Impression Dies, Straight From The North Pole Stamp and Die and Gingham Stamp.

Let’s start! For my first card I stamped the Santa, colored it with Copic markers and die cut it using the coordinating die. Additionally, I stamped the Gingham Stamp onto a white piece of cardstock and adhered it to a white panel using glue. Then, I added a white card base at the back.

I also die cut a white oval shape and a gold border and placed both pieces on top of the background as well as the Santa Claus using foam tape. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder and added to the card plus a few sequins.

For my next card, I placed the Pattern Of Flowers Stencil on top of a white card and applied Ranger Texture Paste along with WOW! Vintage Candy Cane embossing powder and Oh Gosh! Glitter. Once dried, I added a red cardstock and a white card base at the back. Also, I stamped and colored this cutie girl “Elise” using Copic markers, then using the coordinating die I die cut her and put her on top of the the background using foam tape.

Lastly, I placed on top the Merry Christmas die cut which was foiled and cut using the Merry Christmas Foiled Impression Die on my Gemini Foilpress Machine.

For my last Christmas card, I adhered a specialty cardstock, which was a gold glitter cardstock and a red card base at the back. Then, I foiled the Christmas Leaf Bulb Foiled Impression Die onto red cardstock and the Falalalalaaa Foiled Impression Die with white cardstock using my Gemini Foilpress Machine.

Finally, I adhered the foiled Christmas Bulb to the card using foam tape, the Falalalalaaa foiled die cut with double sided tape and a piece of natural twine on top of the bulb.

These were my cards for today and I hope I could inspire you a bit. Have a wonderful Friday!



#cardmaking, Gold Embossing, Masking Technique, Stencil, Uncategorized

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop in Collaboration with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello friends and welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop in Collaboration with Newton’s Nook Designs Day 2. We have teamed together to create lots of inspiration. I have created two cards using Peony Blooms Stamp Set and Bold Blooms Stencil both by Newton’s Nook Designs. Also, I have used WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder and WOW! Hot Gossip Embossing Glitter.

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